7 Wellness-Inspired Gifts for the Moms in Your Life
  • May 4, 2018
  • 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.  

    About Kelsey Schagemann

    Kelsey’s fitness journey started at age 14 when she moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Portland, Ore., also known as Nike headquarters and the home state of Steve Prefontaine. She was one of only two eighth grade girls on the cross country team and didn’t particularly like running in the rain, but she doggedly stuck with it. Running became Kelsey’s exercise of choice for the next several years as she logged countless miles on her high school and college cross country and track teams. Nowadays, you’re much more likely to find Kelsey in the spin studio (absolutely her favorite workout), lifting weights, perfecting tree pose or biking to/from DePaul University in Chicago, where she’s an associate editor. When she’s not working out, Kelsey is often trying new recipes, keeping the library in business, supporting her husband’s team (go Illini basketball!) and writing for publications such as Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Melo, Fiterazzi, PR Week, and, of course, aSweatLife. Kelsey holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.