Self-Care Gifts for Mother’s Day

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I often gush about my parents on this blog and on my socials. My parents provide with me so much support in everything that I do including driving me places that too far away for me to drive, taking care of Chloe when I travel, and even cleaning my house (what?!?).

It’s fair to say that I got pretty spoiled in the parent department. But, for this post, I’d like to focus on my mom, who I cannot say enough good things about and who motivates me to be a better person every day. But first (!),

Why I Love My Mother

  • She constantly volunteers her time to serve others
  • She’s overcome a lot in her own childhood
  • She introduced me to old school R&B
  • She makes me laugh all the time
  • She tells me about specific songs that remind her of me and my sister
  • She gave me my love of reading (and many of books that I still have)
  • She’s grown and evolved and continues to do so every day

If you’re like me and want to give back to the woman (or women!) who gave you so much, keep reading to find some awesome self-care gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

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Let’s Get to the Self-Care Gifts!

A Back and Neck Massager

My mom does a lot of physical labor at her job and was envious of the massager that I bought myself because of my chronic back pain. So for Christmas, I bought her this exact massager. She tells me almost every day how much she loves it. It has four rotating nodes, adjustable straps, and even an adapter so it can be used in the car. My mom told me that my dad attempts to swipe it from time to time. I may need to buy one for him too!

Books, Books, Books!

Like I stated above, my mom helped me to cultivate a love of reading. She (and my dad) read to me when I was young and then eventually I started reading to them. My mom introduced me to authors like V.C. Andrews and Stephen King. I still have the books that she gave me (or maybe I just took them?) Either way, if your mom loves to read, try giving her a book!

If she prefers audiobooks or Kindles, gift her a subscription to Audible or Kindle Unlimited!

Baby Foot Foot Mask

This stuff is the real deal. My mom hasn’t used this before, but I have and if your mom has dry, achy, cracked feet, this is what you need. I’ve used it multiple times with AMAZING results. I would recommend soaking your feet for 15 to 20 minutes before putting on the masks and then let them do their thing. Two weeks later, your mom will have baby soft feet. She’ll thank you for it. I promise!

Snacks, Snacks, Snacks!

While your mom is using her massager, reading a book, and reinvigorating her feet, why not throw some snacks her way? My mom changes her mind on what her favorite snacks are, but currently, she’s loving trail mix (must contain chocolate chunks – not M&Ms!). In the past, she’s also loved popcorn, cereal, and putting things in tortillas (yepp….).


Formerly known as PaintNite, Yaymaker is your go-to for moms who love wine, friends, and painting (or plants!). I’ve gone to numerous Yaymaker events and they’re always a blast. It would be a perfect gift if you’d love to help your mother get out of the house and spend some time being creative.

Coloring Books

Coloring books are a wonderful way to relax and wind down after a long day. My mother started coloring last year when she saw a coloring book that I had gotten as a gift. She now owns more coloring books than I do and has a dedicated space in the basement for her coloring hobby. If you get a coloring book, don’t forget the markers and gel pens.

A Journal

If your mother is a creative of the writing kind, a journal may be write up her alley. Journaling is a wonderful form of self-care and provides numerous benefits including being able to express gratitude and providing for self-reflection. Check out my post about how to start journaling if you’d like! You can also check out the Self-Care Affirmation Journal that provides prompts, coloring pages, and more! It was created by a licensed mental health counselor.

Essential Oils

I’m a huge fan of essential oils. I use them a lot for general skin and beauty, as well as for diffusing. I love lavender in particular because it helps me sleep but there are so many essential oils out there that have many different benefits. I would recommend getting a few different ones. I’ve tried a few different brands and the Radha Beauty essential oils are pretty great. Don’t forget the diffuser!

Affirmation Cards

I have my own affirmations that I say daily (one that I’ve been using for over a year since a breakup) and they’re incredibly helpful in getting me into a good mindset. There are a ton of different affirmation cards out there, but I like the Affirmators brand. They’re fun and colorful but don’t take themselves too seriously. Kind of like me.

Lastly….Give Her A Break

If your mom is anything like my mom, she does a lot, probably too much from time to time. If she’s always cooking, cook her dinner (or take her out for dinner). If she’s always cleaning, surprise her with a clean house. Let her rest and enjoy her special day.

If you’re interested in getting some in-depth and personalized help with starting or leveling up your self-care practice, check out my For The Love of Self-Care coaching packages here.

So there you have it! Some awesome self-care gifts for Mother’s Day! Tell me which gift you liked the best or what you love about your mother(s) 🙂

Self-Care Gift Ideas for the Momma in your Life - Woman holding baby

To your mom (and if you’re a mom), Happy Mother’s Day!

Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention.  Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.

Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.

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  1. Alison says:

    Mum’s rock! Mine likes books so I often go for that option. I think she’d like the foot mask too ?

    1. Briana says:

      Happy Mother’s Day to your mom!

  2. These are all great ideas. I could certainly go for the coloring books and essential oils!

    1. Briana says:

      Fingers crossed that you get some! Happy Mother’s day to you!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh affirmation cards are an idea I wouldn’t have thought of, but are so sweet!

    1. Briana says:

      Thank you for reading 🙂

  4. I love this list! I gave my mom a coloring book and colored pencil set last year. She loved it! My favorite is the Baby Foot mask. My heals desperately need this!

    1. Briana says:

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Essential oils are amazing! They help me so much with clarity and energy. I recommend it as a great gift. Awesome list.

    1. Briana says:

      Thank you for reading 🙂

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