If you’ve ever Googled “Mother’s Day gift guide” in search of something to help mom relax on her day, only to be served with ads for flower delivery and instructions on how to DIY coasters out of craft glue and glitter, you’re in the right place.
Nothing against flowers and DIY projects—but for those who are in the market for something a little less run-of-the-mill with no crafting skills required, we curated self-care inspired gift ideas to make the mother figures in your life feel as cared for as they make others feel.
From the Fitbit Sense (which has a sensor designed to help manage stress) to a luxe skin-care set (for spa vibes she can get every day), these are the gifts that will help her recharge. Because moms deserve so much better than basic.
Keep scrolling for our Mother’s Day gift guide of ideas that go beyond the basics.
Fitbit Sense, $300
This advanced-health smartwatch is the ultimate gift for the mom who could benefit from less stress. A built-in electrodermal activity sensor helps track the body’s response to stress, and mindfulness tools in the Fitbit Premium app—like guided breathing sessions, meditations, and yoga—provide tactical ways to help manage it. Because sometimes self care looks more like daily mental wellness checkins than once-in-a-blue-moon bubble baths.
In lieu of the standard go-to flower arrangement, snag this heart-shaped plant (in an up-cycled planter!) that will serve as a long-lasting reminder that you adore her far past a bouquet’s expiration date.
Firstleaf Membership, $25+
For the wine lover, you can’t go wrong with a membership to Firstleaf’s customized wine subscription. Just have her take the (crazy accurate) quiz, and she’ll get wine personalized to her tastes delivered to her door. Made-to-order wine night, coming right up.
Sometimes a bubble bath is just what the doctor ordered, which is where this kit comes in clutch. She can light the candle (which transforms into a pretty terrazo planter once it’s burned out) and lather up with frankincense- and rosemary-scented body wash and body oil for ultimate soothing vibes.
If her preferred category of self care is the wearable bauble kind, she’ll love this sweet stamped necklace. Made by a woman-owned small business, the discs are customizable with the birth month flower for each of her kids or loved ones.
Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178
Silk pajamas are the nighttime self-care staple she didn’t know she needed, but will profusely thank you for introducing her to. This oversized set is thermoregulating to help her stay cool at night, and since it’s machine washable, it won’t require the extra effort of hand washing like most silk fabrics.
What’s better than brunch? Answer: Having a restaurant-level breakfast at home so she doesn’t have to change out of those silk pajamas. This small-but-mighty waffle maker has hundreds of five-star reviews and comes in a rainbow of colors to match her style. Bonus points if you actually do the cooking, too.
Give her daily skin-care routine some self-care vibes with this citrus-scented set designed to help brighten and smooth any complexion. With a micro-exfoliating cleanser, nourishing serum, and vitamin C day cream, her skin will be thrilled and so will she.
Top image: Fitbit