7 Wellness-Inspired Gifts for the Moms in Your Life

Mother’s Day is coming up, and that might mean someone in your life needs a special treat. Maybe it’s your mom, but maybe it’s someone else — an aunt who raised you, a friend who talked you through a stressful time, a mentor who pushed you to the next level. Heck, maybe it’s you who deserves a little something extra. Celebrate these “mom figures” on May 13 (or anytime!) with our list of wellness-inspired gifts below.

S’well Water Bottle

I love the sophistication of these classy water bottles that look equally at home on the playground, in the boardroom or at the gym. The range of options — from florals to teakwood to glitter – means you’ll definitely find the right one for your favorite mom.

Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle

Help the mamas in your life de-stress with this soothing candle from Anthropologie. With an 85-hour burn time, the Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle is the gift that keeps on giving.

Mantra Pouches

Whether filled with pacifiers, hair ties, makeup or band-aids, little pouches are perfect for tucking into your go-to bag. Paper Source offers a variety of cute pouches adorned with fun confidence-building mantras like “You Look Lovely,” “Life Doesn’t Come with a Manual, It Comes with a Mom,” “Dream Big” and “Super Duper Mom.”


Apple’s wireless headphones are the ultimate splurge gift for the multitasking mom (and what mom isn’t a multitasking mom?). Pop these in for cord-free workouts, lunch prep, business calls and more.

SZ Blockprints for J. Crew Eye Mask

After a long day of putting the needs of others first, many moms crave some serious shut-eye. These brightly patterned sleep masks will send moms off to la-la land in a jiffy.

PLANT Apothecary Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask

Speaking of masks and the endless quest to look “with it” on minimal hours of sleep, Target sells a green-tea-and-chamomile powdered face mask with rejuvenating powers. The chamomile soothes, the matcha tackles inflammation, and reviewers claim the contents of this magical little jar smell divine.  

Rifle Paper Co. for L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio

For the germophobic mom (raising my hand here) and/or the mom living in a cold climate (is it spring yet?), chapped hands are a way of life. Counter the drying effects of hand washing, hand sanitizers, and negative temps with a sweet set of luxurious hand creams from Sephora.  

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About Kelsey Schagemann

Kelsey is a former NCAA Division III cross country and track athlete who exchanged sneakers for spin shoes in her twenties. Hailing from the great state of Oregon (by way of St. Louis, where she spent her childhood), Kelsey has made Chicago her home since 2006. She can often be found at the helm of her daughter’s stroller, walking miles throughout the city. Her other favorite fitness activities include spinning, yoga, lifting weights and biking. As a freelance writer, Kelsey works with universities, nonprofits, websites and magazines (visit bit.ly/kelseyschagemann for more information). In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling with her family and keeping the library in business. Kelsey holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.