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If your mom is anything like mine, she's probably doubles as a Superwoman who does it all. But that also means she probably doesn't take as much time to take care of herself as she should. If she's the type of person who says she "doesn't have time" for a little R&R every now and then, make it easy for her with a Mother's Day gift that will aid in stress relief. We've rounded up 49 items that will make help her create a pocket of peace as often as she deserves.
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Best stress-relief gifts under $25
Let's be honest: Stress relief and self-care can often be more stressful than anything else if you don't know where to start or what to do. For the mom who needs a little help getting a routine going, these cards will do the thinking for her. This 52-card deck contains prompts for meditation, mindfulness, anxiety relief and more. It's an easy and affordable way to help her stay grounded and manage overwhelming emotions.
An essential oil roller is an easy way to help Mom create pockets of peace anywhere she goes. This Soothe blend features white grapefruit, ylang ylang, lavender, patchouli and jojoba seed oils.
Let the day fade away as they rest with this lavender eye pillow over their eyes. The inside is filled with dried lavender seed and the weight is meant to help ease tension headaches and promote deeper sleep, according to the brand.
Shower steamers rose in popularity last year and have stayed at the top since. This aromatherapy version is made with eucalyptus and other amazing essential oils for a calming scent that can also relieve any sinus pressure that’s built up over the day. To use these, just put one in the tub while showering and it will release its scent once it’s activated with water.
When the day is done and the stress of work and home are just too much, grab the Dammit Doll. The handmade doll can be thrown, smashed, tossed and stomped on to get out any built-up rage.
Tiny but mighty, this scalp massager currently has over 86,000 rave reviews on Amazon. Use it to help with dry scalp or simply squeeze in a quick head massage in the shower.
Having live plants, like succulents, around the house is perfect for the empty-nester moms who live alone or who just live in a small home with very little extra room. This succulent trio from The Sill requires very little maintenance, which is great for busy bodies.
Acupuncture and pressure are combined with this mat and pillow set. While no real needles penetrate the skin, the mat does find pressure points to help relieve tight muscles and stress. After a short session, roll the mat up for easy storage.
Eye masks are an easy and affordable gift that are always welcome. We like this one because it can be used hot or cold and can be used over and over again.
Sometimes a journal with white, empty pages can be daunting for people. This journal gives ideas like poking holes in pages and gluing pieces of colored paper onto pages to let out some stress and creativity.
Crafts like embroidery have picked up steam over the past year or so. The stress-relieving activity is great for Mom after the kids go to bed, to help her calm down after a long day. This kit is for beginners and includes everything she will need to create a pretty plant scene.
She may not be be able to keep regular pedicure appointments with her busy schedule, but she can still pamper her tootsies in the comfort of her own home. With a glowing rating near five stars from over 16,300 Amazon shoppers, this soothing foot soak is a refreshing note to end any day.
For the mom who strives to have perfect, frizz-free hair when they wake up, this bestselling satin pillowcase from Bedsure is the ultimate game-changer.
If Mom doesn't have time to squeeze in a full eight hours of sleep (which she probably doesn't), 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.
This mist was made with 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.
Coloring books are for adults, too! This detailed one by Lacy Mucklow and Angela Porter will help Mom re-center her mind and be in the moment.
Mom will 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.
This essential oil from Nature's Truth is perfect for when she needs to destress. It can be used as a massage oil or as an aroma spray — just be sure to follow directions for safe use.
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.
Ice rollers are a great gift since they relieve tension, reduce puffiness and relieve pain from minor injuries. We love this after a hard workout for instant cooling or for some migraine relief.
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.
Best stress-relief gifts under $50
Cozy slippers are a must for every Mom who spends the day running around the house. Not only are they comfortable, but they'll also provide a fun pop of color to her day. You can even score an additional 25 percent off full-price sleepwear from the brand with our TODAY-exclusive discount code, 37161, making these slippers just over $25.
Aptly named Mom's Survival Pack, this kit features a variety of wellness essentials to help her wind down with a relaxing night time routine. Start with the lavender sugar scrub, then kick back and relax in a hot bath mixed with the floral mineral bath salt. End the night with the sleep salve, or try the belly butter, lavender mist and soothing lip balm.
Give her feet some love with this foot care kit. All she has to do is massage the shea butter lotion into her feet before bed and put on the cozy socks to wake up with soft toes. The fizzy foot bomb, pumice stone and foot brush all help with softening calluses, as well.
The scent of lavender is one of the most calming in the world. Relieve neck tension or just indulge in a few moments of zen with this lavender neck wrap. The wrap is meant to be used hot after spraying lightly with water and heating in the microwave.
Allow her to set her intentions for the day with this wellness journal. The journal should last 12 weeks if she uses it every day. Each section includes a small space for daily check-ins, along with pages for noting thoughts, feelings and listing things she is grateful for.
Let her creativity flow with this Buddha Board. The art set comes with a brush, stand and water painting board. All she needs is a bit of water to let out her stress and create something beautiful. As the water dries, it will disappear and allow her to draw something new.
These booties will get her off her feet and allow her to unwind and relax. The booties can be worn hot or cold and have a light lavender scent.
It'll be hard for Mom not to "slip" back and relax while wearing this silky sleep mask. Made with high-grade, long-fiber mulberry silk that's soft on the eyes, she will definitely appreciate you thinking about their long-term sleep goals.
Give the stressed mama in your life some easily accessible comfort with a bundle of teas that are specifically designed for coziness.
She'll 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.
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 the surroundings to create a soothing environment that will help you thrive.
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.
Best stress-relief gifts under $100
Equally zesty and effervescent, citrus does a great job of raising one's energy and spirits after a stressful day.
Unwind in the evening with this swivel bath tray. The tray suctions to the side of a tub and can move in many directions to get the best placement. Now she has a spot for a good book and a glass of wine.
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!
After a long day of looking at a computer, all she will want to do is close her eyes behind this eye massager. The device has a few massage settings, along with built-in heating pads and built-in speakers, so she can listen to relaxing music while she unwinds.
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 clouds on your feet.
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.
Said to "infuse your air with the vitality of nature, enhance your well-being and create a soothing atmosphere," this gift will be a hit with any stressed-out person. 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 their favorite Saje Essential Oil blend, and turn it on — easy!
This set of 10 bath and shower oils will help her unwind after a stressful day. She can mix and match the oils to make the perfect blend that works for her without being overwhelmed by scents.
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!
Best stress-relief gifts over $100
Mom will appreciate this Mother's Day gift basket filled with sweet and savory goodies like milk chocolate-covered apricots, vanilla shortbread cookies with orange sanding sugar, signature truffles, gouda cheese, dried fruit mix and more accompanied by a bottle of white wine.
Bask in the dim glow of the Casper Glow Light. The warm, self-dimming light will lull even the most restless sleeper into a deep slumber.
The Celliant mineral-infused fabric in these sheets converts body heat into energy and returns it to your body to allow for a more restful sleep. And we all know better sleep leads to less stress during the day.
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.
If they are into meditation, consider this meditation trainer. The device can help guide breathing and focus through light and vibrations and can measure their stress levels as they go through a session.
Whether they're an avid athlete or simply appreciate a good massage every now and then, they'll love this elite smart device from Theragun. It's completely personalized for their body's needs, thanks to a guided app experience that tracks their activity data and signature wellness routines. Its 16mm amplitude guarantees a deep-tissue massages, and a single charge lasts up to two hours.
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