Among the hottest Mother’s Day gifts now and forever: self-care gifts for moms. And grandmas, of course. We all know that these days, moms are working harder and longer than ever before, often juggling paid work — at home or not —  family obligations, household chores, and their own well-being. With no breaks. At all. Trust us, we know.

So this Mother’s Day is a great chance to pamper Mom with some self-care gifts for Mother’s Day that may not be as impactful as say, institutional changes that can improve her life overall, but will help her slow down a little and remember she’s loved.

(Don’t worry dads, we know you need it too! Father’s Day is coming soon. hang tight.)

Browse this list of some of our team’s favorite self-care gifts for mom right now, from experiences that cost nothing (like a relaxing night alone, yes please) to some splurges if you want to go big.

What ever you choose, these Mother’s Day gifts all take care of her to show her you appreciate the way she’s always taken care of everyone else.

Related: 9 creative, healing self-care gifts that go beyond bath salts and chocolate

– Updated for 2022 –

20 thoughtful self-care gifts for Mother's Day in 2022 | cool mom picks

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Self-care gifts for moms: A beauty set from Aloisia Marie Beauty

Pampering K-Beauty Gift Sets (Aloisia Beauty, $38-125)
From the Self-Care Rituals Gift Set to the affordable Cleanse and Glow Mini Set, there are so many covet-worthy gifts from one of our favorite new brands. (Liz can’t stop raving about them!) They blend Korean beauty principals and skincare science with clean beauty standards, and some gift boxes include goodies like a  heart-shaped rose quartz Gua Sha — which is also a lovely self-care gift for mom all on its own.


"It's okay to feel how I feel" - engraved on a bracelet from Presently Jewelry, which is actively addressing anxiety and mental health issues
Anti-Anxiety Mantra Bracelets, (Presently, $48+)
These gorgeous bracelets are one of our new favorite finds — and a perfect self-care gift for a mom who needs a reminder to breathe. They were  designed by two talented sisters to help manage their own anxiety and OCD. Pick the mantra that’s right for her (each one is derived from cognitive therapy techniques), and pair with the bracelet she’ll love best — including relevant gemstones and crystals that bring all the good energy she needs.

Self-care gifts for moms: Faux fur slippers for padding around the house, at Pottery Barn.

Faux fur slippers (Pottery Barn, $14.99 on clearance)
Whens she gets to put her feet up at the end of the day, she might as well do it in style. These slippers are so affordable, that you may want to throw in a faux fur trimmed robe — so many styles to choose from, and also at great prices right now.


Self-care gifts for mom: Mother's Day ice cream and cookie collections from eCreamery

Mother’s Day ice cream collection (eCreamery, $59.99 and up)
We cannot rave enough about their exquisite flavors. Coupled with the awww-worthy labels — and cookies! — this is a winning self-care gift for moms and grandmas.


Self-care gifts for moms: An ultrasonic essential oils diffuser for serenity now!

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser (Amazon, $44)
Serenity now! This fancy diffuser is sold out from Nordstrom, but we tracked it down on Amazon.
Also, check out our favorite essential oils from Aura Cacia if you want to go bigger.

Related: Homemade mason jar spa gift ideas all with safe, edible ingredients. So easy, and SO appreciated!


Self-care gifts for moms: Artisanal Teas from Vahdam

Vahdam Artisanal Tea Trio  (Vahdam Teas, $19.99 on sale)
When relaxing at her favorite tea shop isn’t an option, bring these exquisite gourmet teas to her.  And be sure to check all their tea gifts, to find the perfect self-care gift for Mother’s Day. (That Weekend in Paris gift set sounds perfect to us!)


Breathwrk app helps with calm, energy, sleep and more



A subscription to the Breathwork app ($19.50/year with 50% exclusive discount)
This terrific app (and a wonderful recent sponsor) makes for a creative self-care gift for moms with meaningful results. The price is terrific, and it doesn’t even require giftware.


Balance and Tranquility Seed Grow Kit: Self-Care Mother's Day gifts for 2022

Balance and Tranquility Seed Growing Kit ($12, Uncommon Goods)
Gardening is self-care. Especially when it yields your own self-grown, natural stress relievers like lavender, peppermint and chamomlle. It even comes with recipes for teas, a DIY sage smudge stick and more.


Elizabeth Gilbert quote journal: Amazing self-care gifts for moms on Mother's Day

Elizabeth Gilbert “Gorgeous and Amazing” Journal ($14.99, Amazon)
From Em&Friends, this journal gives her a place for her to imagine, dream, rant, spill her guts, make plans, track a new fitness routine, or just make notes to reminder her how loved she is.


Self-care gifts for mom: Freedom from meal-planning, with a meal kit subscription.

Dinner meal kit subscription (various)
If Mom is the head chef at home, a great self-care gift is to give her a break from meal planning and grocery shopping by subscribing to one of our favorite meal kit delivery services.

Alternately: support her favorite local restaurant with a gift card. Some of us would never say no to sushi or Indian food that we don’t have to make ourselves!

Related:  Beautiful alternatives to Mother’s Day flowers that will last longer than a bouquet 


Self-care gifts for moms on Mother's Day: A beautiful new yoga mat

A beautiful new yoga mat ($59, Amazon)
This one gets high marks for comfort, cushioning, and of course, good looks.


5 stylish comfy robes for quarantine: PJ Salvage tie-dye robe

A stylish, comfy robe (This one $80, Nordstrom)
Check out this post with a few favorites, from cozy waffle-weaves to lightweight and comfy.
If you want something a little warmer, we can’t say enough good things about UGG robes (yes, really!) which are kind of magical.


All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols: Wonderful gift for Mother's Day

All Along You Were Blooming: A Collection of Poetry from Morgan Harper Nichols (Amazon, $11)
A perfect self-care gift for a new mom who may be a little frazzled — or a seasoned mom who could just use a little boost each day, we love the poetry from one of our favorite Instagram follows, Morgan Harper Nichols.


Homemade eucalyptus shower scrub from Aura Cacia: Handmade mason jar spa gifts

A DIY Eucalyptus Shower Scrub
You can make this one with some basic ingredients, essential oils in her favorite scent, castile soap, and a mason jar.


Ketel One botanicals: Self-care gifts for Mother's Day 2022

Ketel One Botanical Vodka ($24.99/ea, Drizly)
If you can’t take her out for brunch cocktails, bring the sophisticated Mother’s Day brunch cocktails to her.
(They sent us some to try out and OMG. We’re in love with the subtle, beautifully blended flavors.)

If she’s not a drinker, check out our roundup of lovely non-alcoholic mocktails that are delicious and refreshing all on their own.


Self care gifts for mom: Drunk Elephant's F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask (Sephora, $52)
If she normally buys drugstore products, splurge on a cult favorite, high end skin care gift for hydrated, radiant skin.
Perfect, considering she’s probably going make-up free these days.

Self-care gifts for mom: A custom meditation box by Jayne Riew at Uncommon Goods

Custom zen meditation box (Uncommon Goods, $80, or $125 with custom message)
This lovely custom self-care gift for Mom is so zen, and speaking as moms ourselves, we could all use some zen whenever and wherever it comes.


Self-care gifts for Mother's Day 2022: The amazing confetti cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar

Milk Bar Confetti Cookie Gift Tin (Milk Bar, $20)
Why yes, cookies definitely count as self-care. Why do you ask?

Also be sure to check out Liz’s picks for the best iconic NYC food gifts you can have delivered — whether her self-care takes the form of Veselka pierogis, or Russ & Daughters bagels.


Self-care gifts for moms: A luxury spa home with this calming bath kit at Shop Among the Flowers

Calming Waters Bath Kit Gift Box (Shop Among the Flowers, $74)
A full spa day may not be an option right now, but she can certainly lock the bathroom door, light some candles, and enjoy this luxury self-care Mother’s Day gift set.


Self-care gifts for mom: A night alone, with breakfast in bed the next morning.

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

A night away…at home (free)
Camp out with the kids or shack up in their room, while you give mom the luxury of a whole night to herself to relax and recharge…with breakfast in bed the next morning. Pure indulgence.