Mothers can sometimes have a way of putting their own needs aside for the benefit of others. That’s why, this Mother’s Day, help your momma bring back some of that care and attention to herself with these ultimate self-care gifts.
The gift box that keeps on giving
If you’re not sure where to start, and don’t have time to put together a gift basket from scratch, The Gift Refinery’s The Beauty & Rest Box is a great option to encourage and support your mom’s self-care. The products are “curated, conscious and Canadian,” and you can expect to unravel surprises with each item, which is carefully selected and showcases local, up-and-coming artisans. The Beauty & Rest Box includes Herbaland’s TGR Beauty and Rest Duo, Tease Tea (a three-in-one sustainable glass and bamboo tea tumbler and one surprise tea blend), Ma Soiree Premium Nail Wraps, Fits Tiger Queen Puzzle, and Cutie Oils Olivine Cuticle Oil. The total retail value for the box is $153, so you’re getting a deal for $80.
You, of course, also get the option to gift the items individually to several special maternal figures in your life, making this a great and thoughtful cost-effective solution. The Gift Refinery also gives back with each purchase, donating to its selected Canadian charity, Noelle’s Gift.
TGRCARES: The Beauty & Rest Box, The Gift Refinery, $80.
Bring the spa to her home
RIOT THEORY is creating comfortable lounge and sleep wear with the environment in mind. So you can not only feel good about gifting super cozy essentials – like this Parker Robe – but do so knowing that the items are thoughtfully created in a sustainable way. The robe is made of 95 per cent rayon from bamboo and 5 per cent Spandex. Bamboo is the fastest-growing tree in the world and naturally flourishes in the wild without the use of pesticides. The resulting rayon is antibacterial, sweat-absorbent, hypoallergenic, breathable and has a soft feel without the use of chemical treatments.
Parker Robe in Smoke Blue, RIOT THEORY, $130.
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Her feet deserve love too
For all-around comfort, this cute and stylish Love & Lore slip-on slipper will keep your momma’s feet cozy any time of the year. The all-over faux shearling brings blanket-like softness in a beautiful natural linen shade.
Faux Shearling Slipper, Love & Lore, $35.
Make her feel her best in a snap
Mothers are the queens of multitasking. How else would they get so much done in so little time? It’s only fitting that we found the perfect gift to not only help moms cut their readying time but to also come out on the other end feeling their best and most-fabulous selves. amika’s latest – the Double Agent 2-in-1 Blowdryer + Straightening Brush – is exactly what it sounds like: a two-in-one blow-dryer straightening brush suitable for all hair types to help manage frizz, while straightening, smoothing and adding shine. It has a ceramic base and heated bristles that emit far-infrared heat to lock in moisture, while the negative ion generator helps you get smooth and shiny results. There are three settings (blow-dryer, thermal brush and combo mode), so your mom can find your perfect routine for good hair days every day.
Double Agent 2-in-1 Blowdryer + Straightening Brush, amika, $190.
Step up her sleep routine
Sometimes, nothing is more needed than a good night’s rest. Perhaps the ultimate form of self-care, give the gift of restful, restorative sleep with Saje Wellness’s Restful Ritual Kit. Carefully curated to help your mom wind down after a busy day, it also encourages the creation of rituals to support a healthy nighttime routine. The kit includes Saje’s best-selling Sleep Well essential oil roll-on, a limited-edition weighted eye mask, and the new Dreamy Hand Cream.
Restful Ritual Kit, Saje Wellness, $55.
For the curious mama
If your mom loves trying out new things to help her feel her best, Bloom Balance recently released its at-home Facial Cupping Kit, which draws on Traditional Chinese Medicine to brighten skin, stimulate collage production, release facial tension and sculpt the cheekbones, jawline and neck. The technique is gentle (it doesn’t leave bruises or red marks). The kit works by creating gentle suction on the skin, lifting away fascia from underlying tissue and muscle to help stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. The technique is said to boost collagen production, reduce puffiness and improve the look of fine lines.
Facial Cupping Kit – The Natural Glow Getter, Bloom Balance, $58.
Roll it out
You may have heard already, but Alicia Keys’s wellness and skincare line, Keys Soulcare, is now available in Sephora too! Part of this dermatologist-tested line also includes this obsidian facial roller. Not only does the cooling obsidian offer a soothing ritual, but the motions and material help promote revitalized-looking skin, by stimulating tone, texture and suppleness.
Obsidian Facial Roller, Keys Soulcare, $40.
Celebrate all she does and all she is
If your mom’s morning ritual includes a cuppa joe or tea, why not give her a gift to bring focus to just how great she is. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe, the mug has a wide handle and curved profile for comfortable holding, and holds a satisfying amount of her drink of choice. The satin mint-green glaze adds a beautiful finish.
Mother Definition Mug, Indigo, $14.
What’s better than a calming bath?
Placing everything your mom may need at her fingertips to enjoy a relaxing soak, this wooden bath caddy is adjustable and collapsible. The trays offer an easy way to organize favourite bath accessories, whether they be a bath bombs, salts, oils and candles, books, tablets, smartphones and even beverages.
Wooden Bath Caddy, Auria, $45 (on sale now).
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Encourage a little “Me Time”
As another all-in-one option, the Body Spa gift set includes a cotton towel, a square sisal bath pad, a wooden massager and body massager, and the set comes beautifully packaged in a wooden crate, ready for gifting (which can also be conveniently repurposed as a bath caddy). Just note the pictured facial roller is sold separately.
Body Spa Gift Set, Auria, $31 (on sale now).
To ease her mind
Know a mother who is too busy to jot down her thoughts but too stressed not to? This one-page-per-day, 365-questions journal is the perfect solution. This journal is a reminder to help her become more clear in her thinking, to take a minute of her day to reflect and get on the path to self-discovery. The journal requires a response to one question a day, one full page of writing and reflection and is the beginning of personal growth.
365 Questions, Amazon, $22.
To celebrate her motherhood
The best book for new moms, or moms needing a reminder that they are not alone. The book touches on the good, the bad and everything in between. While motherhood is often overwhelming and scary, it is also beautiful, exciting and eventful. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection made up of real stories, essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith and more — a story for every mom, no matter her role.
The Magic of Motherhood, Indigo, $25.
Encourage her mindfulness and meditation
Nothing says relaxation like yoga, and whether she is already a yogi, or is just thinking about starting out, this kit is the key to success in any mindfulness journey. This gift is the perfect seven-piece starter kit for yoga including two ultra-thick mats, two blocks, one eight-foot strap and a large mat towel, all included in a carrying bag, what more could she possibly need?
Beginners Yoga Bundle, Amazon, $104.
The ultimate key to relaxation
These beautifully designed, coconut soy wax candles are the perfect gift to share with someone who needs it. The candles made by beauty YouTuber Jackie Aina feature exclusive scents: Sip Happens, the prosecco-infused fruity pomegranate, and Floral Play, a gardenia-infused mix with white cedar and bergamot. The candles are both vegan and made without parabens and phthalates. The fresh scents are the best way to wind down at the end of a long day.
Candle Duo Set, Sephora, $89.
No shame in the self-care game
This is the ultimate self-care care package for someone who needs it. Help her unwind and relax with the perfect bundle of self-care goodies including a new teacup, coconut body butter, an oatmeal bath tea, a personalized diary and so much more. This mixture has a little something for everyone to enjoy and is the perfect at-home-spa essentials starter pack — if you can’t bring her to the spa, bring the spa to her!
Self Care Package, Amazon, $83.
Freshen up her shower
We all know the key to unwinding is a nice steamy shower. These shower steamers are the key to stress release creating an aromatherapeutic cloud in your bathroom. The set includes six different scents, each one creating a different calming effect. The scents include: lavender, hibiscus, frankincense, nutmeg, aloe and peppermint.
Shower steamers, Amazon, $25.
Create a calming space
Some say the root of relaxation begins in your environment and with the help of the AromaOm diffuser, you can help create a therapeutic space for her. The diffuser purifies and humidifies while infusing the air with the healing power of plants — refreshing the air in her space. Not only is it relaxing, but it releases negative ions that reduce dust, pet dander and airborne allergens, the perfect two-in-one combo.
AromaOm Diffuser, Saje, $148.
Fresh hair, do care
One of the best pick-me-ups on a down day is a fresh hair mask and wash — Olaplex makes it hard to resist with this two-in-one mask duo. With their No. 3 and No. 8, her hair will be left feeling strong, moisturized and repaired. Targeting breakage, damage and dryness, these products do the job on just about any hair texture. Not only are the products life-changing, but they are also vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free, what’s not to love?
Hair Repair Set, Sephora , $76.
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It wouldn’t be self-care without Burt’s Bees, and this gift set is the ultimate self-care trial set. Burt’s Bees is our holy grail of trusted natural products using natural extracts, oils, butters and waxes. The gift set includes five trial sizes of Burt’s Bees Best Sellers, from soap bark and cleansing cream to Beeswax lip balm, body lotion and more.
Burts Bees Gift Set, Amazon, $13.
For her beauty rest
This silk pillowcase made from the highest-grade mulberry silk is fit for a queen, and she will sleep like one with it. Though it may just seem like just an ordinary pillowcase, it has anti-aging benefits and will leave your hair, no matter the texture, frizz-less. We spend a third of our lives in bed, why not make it worthwhile.
Slip Silk Pillowcase, Sephora, $119.
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