Hardworking, busy mums are so often the last ones to treat themselves – and yet, they’re usually the ones who deserve it the most. Even after their own kids have grown up and left home, they still find ways to keep themselves on their feet, from working, cooking and gardening, to even minding the grandkids.
Whether it’s a birthday or Mother’s Day, or you simply want to show them how much you appreciate them (and not-so-subtly encourage some self-care), here are the best wellbeing gifts for mums that deserve every bit of pampering.
For the mum who doesn’t have time for a massage, bring one directly to her. While nothing will beat a professional massage – you can certainly get close with a hand-held massager. You can even take the convenience to the next level and make it pocket-sized. Portable massagers are all the rage these days, allowing mum to pop it in her bag and take it wherever she goes. Next time she has a spare five minutes, instead of picking up her phone and scrolling, she can enjoy a few minutes of therapeutic bliss and work out that kink in her neck. Sounds great, right?
Himalayan salt lamp
These iconic lamps are made from large chunks of Himalayan salt (yes, the stuff you put on your avocado toast!). Their advocates will tell you they have all kinds of health benefits, but there is no doubt these lamps create a beautiful ambient mood, perfect for aiding relaxation and sleep. Plus, they create a gorgeous boho vibe wherever they’re placed, making them an instant favourite with any mum.
Jade facial roller
For centuries, Chinese medicine has been using Gua Sha tools to promote blood circulation, relieve muscle tension and treat chronic pain. Enter the jade facial rollers, a type of Gua Sha that have really come into fashion over the last few years (especially thanks to Instagram). Jade rollers gently massage your skin to eliminate toxins and stimulate circulation, leaving your face firm and glowing. Not only will your skin look great afterwards, but using a jade roller feels absolutely amazing.
A weighted aromatherapy eye pillow
A modern spin on the classic eye pillow, treat mum to a weighted aromatherapy eye pillow. They are cushioned with different fillings – from flaxseeds to lavender buds and chamomile flowers – which give them a beautiful scent that’s perfect for some home aromatherapy. Whether she’s looking for a quick lie down or a restful night’s sleep, these eye pillows are great for encouraging relaxation. They’re also a natural remedy for headaches, with the weight of the flax seeds gently creating pressure on the sinuses and eye area. Some masks are also made to be warm or cool. Soothing heat therapy is perfect for headaches, where a cooling mask will help refresh and rejuvenate.
Hair dryer and volumiser brush
There are a range of hair styling tools all for different applications. Perfect for the mum that’s always on the go, a two-in-one brush allows her to dry her hair and style it at the same time, giving her a salon-quality do in a matter of minutes. Designed in order to reduce frizz and minimise hair damage, the oval brush creates perfectly smooth hair that’s lightly curled at the edges.
There’s nothing quite like the luxury of a fresh set of pyjamas, but it’s the kind of thing we so rarely treat ourselves to. With that in mind, why not buy her some beautiful linen pyjamas? This luxurious, natural fabric is highly breathable (meaning her skin will love it), and provides plenty of benefits, such as improving blood flow and regulating body temperature. Plus, linen is one of the most environmentally-friendly materials, so you can purchase it knowing you’re making a positive impact on the planet.
A silk pillowcase
Keep the luxury coming with a luscious silk pillowcase, perfect for pampering her face even whilst she’s sleeping. Beauty’s best-kept secret, silk pillowcases have been proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused by sleep creases on crumpled pillowcases. If she has sensitive skin, silk is also a soothing texture that provides relief from any irritation and reduces inflammation. Plus, we’re sure she will enjoy a little added luxury at the end of a long day!
There’s no better feeling than giving a gift that’s going to inspire some self-care and wellness in the life of someone you love – so whatever you choose, you can rest-assured knowing she’s in for some well-deserved TLC.