One of the greatest satisfactions I get in life is gift giving.
I get giddy with the excitement that fills me knowing I found the perfect gift for someone who is super important to me. I want the recipient to feel appreciated, loved, and like I understand her.
Over the years I have spent so much time thinking about us and what we can do to take care of ourselves. It’s common for our needs to come last, especially when it comes to self-care and doing things that help us to feel good about ourselves.
That’s why I put together a list of gifts for moms.
Each gift idea was specially chosen to ensure that moms feel special and pampered.
Speaking as a mom, many are items I have purchased, received as a gift, or have been eyeing myself!
11 gift ideas for pampering mom
Please note, some of the gift ideas contain affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity
The Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity is a fun and interactive self-care workbook for moms who want to make more time for themselves and the things they love, without all guilt.
Online art class
From jewelry-making to cooking and baking to sewing, unleash your creativity with a fantastic array of online craft classes from Craftsy. The best part about these classes is you can take them at your convenience — once you buy them you have them forever. The classes you pick are sure to make for especially unique gift ideas for mom (especially when paired with a copy of Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity!).
Handcrafted bath & beauty products
Moody Sisters is a natural beauty product company that two sisters started (and still run). Everything is handcrafted, from their body scrubs to shimmering mineral eyeshadows to the lip balms to body treatment gift sets.
PACT Organic’s line of women’s clothing includes super cozy sleepwear, hoodies, leggings in fun prints, and the softest socks, all made from sustainable and fair trade materials.
One of the best ways we can take care of ourselves as moms is to take some time to slow down and be in the present moment, even if just for a few minutes. The Calm app gives bite-sized chunks of meditation to help you “reduce anxiety, sleep better and feel happier”.
I use this app as part of my morning self-care ritual. The sleep stories were also a lifesaver when I was in the sleep-deprived newborn haze and had trouble falling back asleep after middle-of-the-night feedings.
Adult coloring book
There are some amazing color books now that are specifically for grownups. I’m partial to Secret Paris Color Your Way to Calm. Paired with a beautiful set of color pencils, it makes a lovely — and soothing — present.
Handcrafted minimalist eco-friendly jewelry
Each piece of minimalist eco-friendly jewelry is handcrafted with love using recycled/reclaimed sterling silver. She’ll look beautiful and you’ll feel great knowing you are supporting a small woman-owned business with a focus on sustainability!
I received one of these custom journals a few years ago. It is seriously stunning! It is made with a thicker parchment paper that is a pleasure to write on. It can be customized with the cover color and type, bead accent, and strap.
Membership to a museum — or several!
Museum memberships are a gift that can be enjoyed over and over again. Plus, if you get one that is part of The North American Reciprocal Museum Association, you can use the membership to over 750 museums, art and cultural institutions, botanical gardens, and more. Just check what membership level you need to purchase to be able to access the other museums.
Curated box of eco-friendly and toxin-free wellness products
Love Goodly is a bi-monthly subscription service of natural and organic pampering products that are made in the U.S. Plus each purchase supports a cause!
Insulated water bottle
What’s more pampering than staying hydrated? Klean Kanteen’s insulated water bottle will keep her water bottle cold for hours, perfect for moms on the go!
What are some of your favorite gift ideas?