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32 best stress relief gifts for Mother's Day 2021

Turn their home into a calming oasis.
Illustration of the Same Aroma Therapy diffuser, Silk Slip Mask and the Chiji Abundance Crystal Energy Candle
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While moms are usually staying busy with kids and work and everything in between, there are times when the sheer volume of things to do on a daily basis becomes overwhelming.

Sometimes she just needs to take a moment to recharge and relax. We found 32 stress-relieving gifts for the busiest woman in your life — and a few you might want to buy for yourself in case she invites you over for a spa night.

You'll spot everything from popular sleep masks to scalp massagers that are certain to provide just the right amount of zen to her life. Check out our relaxing gift picks below!

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Best stress relief gifts under $25

1. Purely Northwest Tea Tree Oil Foot & Nail Soak

She may not be keeping her regular pedicure appointments right now, but she can still pamper her tootsies in the comfort of her own home. With a glowing 4.7-star rating from over 13,500 Amazon shoppers, this soothing foot soak is a refreshing note to end any day.

2. Bedsure Satin Pillowcase

For the mom who strives to have perfect, frizz-free hair when she wakes up, this satin pillowcase from Bedsure is the ultimate game-changer.

3. Patchology FlashPatch Rejuvenating 5-Minute Eye Gels

Many moms don't have time to squeeze in a full eight hours of sleep — but she'll never look that way with these fast-acting eye masks. Loaded with caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen, these patches will give her a well-rested look while fighting puffiness and dryness.

4. Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils can help bring a sense of calm to a room after a chaotic day. Find this diffuser for only $14 on Amazon. She can use her favorite oils to transform her home into a sanctuary.

5. Asutra Aromatherapy Mist

This mist was made with her mood in mind. She'll experience an immediate boost of relief once she sprays the aloe vera-based mist over her bed, pillow or clothes.

6. Hair Scalp Massager

Tiny but mighty, this scalp massager currently has over 50,000 rave reviews on Amazon. Use it to help with dry scalp or simply squeeze in a quick head massage in the shower.

7. Color Me Stress-Free Coloring Book

Coloring books are for adults, too! This detailed one by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter will help her recenter her mind and be in the moment.

8. Nature's Truth Lavender Aromatherapy Essential Oil

This essential oil from Nature's Truth is just what she'll need if she wants to de-stress. It can be used as a massage oil or as an aroma spray — just be sure to follow directions for safe use.

9. Sunny Bay Microwavable Neck Pillow

Whether her body temperature runs warm or cold, this neck pillow is sure to keep her comfortable while relaxing at home. The best part is the heat lasts for up to 30 cozy minutes.

10. Skin Renewing Masks

She'll feel rejuvenated with one of these skin-renewing face masks. Made with organic materials, each tube comes with enough ingredients to make up to 15 masks. Not only that, but there's a variety of options ranging from detoxing charcoal treatments to a soothing rose petal mask.

11. Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow

After a long day, take a break and re-energize with the help of this lavender eye pillow. The outside is made of 100% cotton to provide comfort, while the inside features a mix of barley and lavender to produce soothing scents.

12. Mom's Survival Kit

Featuring a variety of wellness essentials, she can enjoy some much-needed alone time with this kit. Start with the lavender sugar scrub, then kick back and relax in a hot bath mixed with the floral mineral bath salt. She can end the night with the sleep salve, or try the belly butter, lavender mist and soothing lip balm.

13. Muscle Rub

If tight muscles are an issue, then consider giving this soothing muscle rub a try. It's made with a variety of organic oils including peppermint, basil, cinnamon, citronella, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemongrass and spearmint. For those days when she's on-the-go, this'll give her muscles the much-needed break they deserve.

14. Foot Care Kit

Give her feet some love with this foot care kit. All she'll have to do is massage the shea butter lotion into her feet before bed, then put on the cozy socks and she'll wake up with soft toes. The fizzy foot bomb, pumice stone and foot brush all help with softening calluses, as well.

Best stress relief gifts under $50

1. Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask

It'll be hard for her not to "slip" back and relax while wearing this silky sleep mask. Made with high-grade, long-fiber mulberry sink that's soft on the eyes, mama will appreciate you thinking about her long-term sleep goals.

2. Nest New York Grapefruit Reed Diffuser

Equally zesty and effervescent, citrus does a great job of raising one's energy and spirits after a stressful day.

3. YnM Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are packed with beads or pellets to provide light, evenly distributed pressure, creating a comforting feeling. Sleep psychologist Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg says many find weighted blankets to be relaxing, which is why we love this one for stress-relief purposes.

4. Bath Bomb Gift Set

The popular bath bomb trend is still going strong and this handcrafted set of 12 is sure to make soaking in the tub even more relaxing. With an impressive 4.8-star rating, these would make a great gift for anyone who needs a little R & R.

5. DavidsTea Cozy Faves Sachet Tea Wheel

Comfort a stressed mom with a bundle of teas that are specifically designed for coziness.

6. Custom Embroidered Robe

Feel instantly relaxed in this comfy embroidered robe. Made from a lightweight material, it's perfect for year-round comfort. Plus, you can add a personal touch with a monogram.

7. Shower Steamers Set

You've heard about bath bombs, but have you heard about shower tabs? This set will fill her shower with soothing scents while bringing about a feeling of relaxation thanks to notes like eucalyptus, lavender, mint, lemongrass and grapefruit.

8. The Sill Succulent Trio

Since she might feel cooped up in her home right now, a little indoor greenery is the perfect gift to brighten up her space. These succulents are both beautiful and low maintenance.

9. Chiji Abundance Crystal Energy Candle

Nothing sets the mood in a room like a beautiful candle. Not only does this candle smell divine with its notes of lemon and eucalyptus, it also contains miniature crystals intended to cleanse her surroundings to create an environment that encourages her to thrive.

Best stress relief gifts under $100

1. Allswell Spa Bundle

Mom deserves five-star amenities if she's treating herself to a spa night at home. Including in this Allswell bundle are a luxe waffle-weave bathrobe and a pair of cushy slippers that feel like cloud on your feet.

2. Aromatherapy Associates Moments to Pause

We all need a moment to ourselves during our busiest days — especially your mom. This aromatherapy set includes a trio of roller balls filled with essential oils that'll help her destress and relax in the midst of it all.

3. Acorn Jam Tassel Boot Slippers

These chunky knit slippers will keep anyone cozy throughout the coldest of days. They are super soft and are made with a memory foam sole — but a durable leather outsole means she can run outside to grab the paper without worrying about cold or wet feet.

4. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Ergo Pillow

The Tempur-Pedic Ergo pillow might sound like an investment, but it's worth it for a good night's sleep. One of our writers even said that it helped eliminate back and neck pain in just one night!

5. Philip B CBD Scalp + Body Oil

This fast-absorbing, CBD-infused oil reduces stress levels after use. Simply massage a small amount of oil on the skin or the scalp and enjoy feelings of relaxation.

6. SkullCandy Hesh 3 Noise Canceling Headphones

These are one of the best budget-friendly buys for noise-canceling headphones on the market — and users say they're comparable to higher-priced competitors!

7. Saje Aroma Om Diffuser

Said to "infuse your air with the vitality of nature, enhance your wellbeing and create a soothing atmosphere," this gift will be a hit with any stressed-out mother. Using natural essential oil blends, the scent is formulated to support sleep and reduce stress. To use, simply add water, add five to 10 drops of her favorite Saje Essential Oil blend and turn it on — easy!

Best stress relief gifts over $100

1. Theragun Elite Handheld Percussive Massage Device

Whether your mom's an avid athlete or simply appreciates a good massage every now and then, she'll love this elite smart device from Theragun. It's completely personalized for her body's needs thanks to a guided app experience that tracks her activity data and signature wellness routines. Along with its 16mm amplitude guaranteeing deep tissue massages, it provides up to two hours of uninterrupted relaxation on a single charge.

2. Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Body Roller

When stressed, our muscles tend to tense up — this can help with that. This body roller can aid with the relaxation of tight muscles while also improving circulation in the skin.

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This article was originally published on Dec. 7, 2016.