15 Self-Care Mother's Day Gifts You Can Ship to Mom This Year
Mother’s Day is coming up (mark your calendars for May 10!), and celebrations may look a little different this year due to the novel coronavirus and social distancing. Though you don’t need an excuse to pamper the mom in your life, we think she deserves some extra love (and self-care goodies) this year.
These Mother’s Day self-care gifts range from $20 to $200 to fit any budget, and they can all be ordered online and shipped to your mom. Warning: If you get her one of these, you may be her new favorite child.
A Mom-Approved Candle
This cheeky “mom brain” candle makes the cutest Mother’s Day gift. The soy wax candle smells like lemon, jasmine, cotton and “dreams of a clean house”—which, hello, any mom would love! ($28, Crimson and Clover)
Let’s face it, we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days. Whether your mom is the queen of at-home workouts (or is just working from home), chances are she’ll live in these ultra-comfy and flattering leggings. Bonus: They come in basic colors like navy and black, and fun patterns like camo. ($68, Spanx)
An at-Home Facial
Upgrade mom’s drugstore moisturizer to something a little more luxe. This skin regimen kit comes with a serum, moisturizer and night gel for brighter, tighter skin in as little as a week—and, seriously, it works (I’ve tried it). ($52, Ole Henriksen)
Iced Tea Pitcher
This beautiful stackable glass pitcher from Tea Forte will make mom feel like she’s at a spa. Simply steep hot tea in the top pitcher and pour over ice in the bottom pitcher for the ultimate midday refresher. ($55 for pitcher and five tea bags, Tea Forte). If mom is more into hot tea, treat her to a pack of these beautifully fragrant, single-steep teas ($16, Bloomingdales) and a cute “mama bear” mug ($6 Target).
Help mom get a better night’s sleep with these ultra-soft sheets. They’re made of bamboo, which can help regulate body temperature and wick away moisture, so she can stay cool and sleep like a baby. ($129 for queen bedding set, Nest)
Mom may have a tried-and-true fragrance, but we have a feeling she’ll absolutely love this cheery ‘Sunday Brunch’ scent from Kierin NYC. It has notes of Italian bergamot, lemon and Earl Grey tea for a truly unique perfume that’ll earn her tons of compliments. ($84, Kierin NYC)
If your mom’s mantra is “rosé all day,” she’ll love these creamy rosé and dark chocolate truffles from Hillard’s candy. This four-pack of candy comes wrapped in a festive pink bow for a sweet touch. ($20, Hillards)
Aromatherapy Bath Salts
We’re all carrying a bit more stress right now, and these dead sea bath salts are pretty much the closest thing we’ll get to a day at the spa. As soon as they hit warm water, they release an incredible aromatherapy scent to help mom relax and unwind. This set of bath salts comes in citrus, eucalyptus and lavender scents to fit her mood. ($38, SaltWorks)
If mom’s an avid gardener, upgrade her tools to something she’ll have forever. This heirloom trowel and fork gift set is hand-forged in Holland from stainless steel with an ash hardwood handle. ($98, Terrain)
A Great Bottle of Wine
Tussock Jumper and Ripe Life wines both make some of the most delicious, easy-drinking wines that appeal to a wide variety of palates—perfect for picky, wine-loving mamas. ($12 for Tussock Jumper malbec and $12 for Tussock Jumper moscato rosé; Ripe Life Clambake chardonnay, three bottles for $57).
If mom loves wine, but you don't want to ship a fragile bottle, snag a set of these semiprecious stone and hand-carved wood bead bracelets from Olive and Poppy. She'll love that the wooden beads are made from recycled wine barrels, and you can customize a set of three stackable bracelets for $98.
A New Coffee Machine
If mom’s drip brewer is older than you, it might be time to replace it. Upgrade her morning cup of joe with Nespresso’s newest machine, the Vertuo Next. It’s over $100 off (down from $255) at Williams Sonoma right now ($118.95, Williams Sonoma).
Soft Socks and Foot Cream
Ultra-soft socks and shea butter foot cream will help mom soften her tootsies overnight (not to mention, they feel absolutely heavenly after a long day). Buy them: Barefoot Dreams Socks, $15; L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream, $29.
I’m a sucker for a great body scrub and I’ve used a lot of them, but this is quite possibly the most amazing shower product I’ve ever tried. Honey crystals gently slough off dead skin to leave it baby-soft and ultra moisturized. Opt for the bigger size—the lavender-citrus scent is so delicious, mom will want to rub it all over. ($28 for 8 oz., Waxing Kara)
You can’t go wrong with flowers on Mother’s Day, but these picks from Bouqs are a major upgrade from grocery store roses. We love this colorful bouquet with pink tulips and irises ($79). Or opt for a fun houseplant ($64, Bouqs) that’ll last way longer than cut flowers.
At-home manicures can be chic, too! This 14-piece set comes with everything mom needs to get her fingers in tip-top shape, including tools to shape, buff and perfect her nails, six polishes (you get to pick the colors) and nourishing cuticle serum. ($80, Olive and June)