With stress and anxiety on the rise owing to the after-effects of the pandemic and everything else that’s been unfolding at the national and global level, it’s more important now than ever to take care of yourself and those around you.
This Mother’s Day, encourage your mom to hit the pause button and capture calm amid chaos by giving her the gift of relaxation. But instead of going for the usual self-care indulgences like bath bombs or a scented candle (which are awesome in their own right btw), how about choosing something a little more unique? Below, you’ll find some super thoughtful R&R goodies your mom will seriously thank you for:
This huggable heat bag from Ostrichpillow is designed to instantly melt away all the stress, soreness, aches and pains with its long-lasting wave of comforting warmth. Pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to use as a heating pad or stash it inside the freezer to turn it into a quick cold pack. The innovative tool is filled with natural clay that’s encased in a squishy recycled memory foam exterior to ensure a slow release of heat or coolness for lasting relief. Plus, the super soft jersey fabric lining makes it a perfect companion for snuggling up on the couch after a long day.
Acupressure is an ancient form of massage therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine that relies on stimulating your acupoints or acupuncture points. “Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being,” states a John Hopkins Medicine report. While an acupressure mat is no match for an actual acupressure massage, it’s a feasible alternative for those days you don’t have the time or headspace to book a spa appointment. This eco-friendly mat from Bed of Nails features over 8,000 acupressure point nodes designed to increase circulation and release tension and stress knots. It comes with an acupressure pillow to provide targeted, soothing relief for sore or stiff neck and shoulders. Since everything is made using sustainable materials like buckwheat hull, coconut fiber and organic linen, it’s a big yay for the environment too.
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Sometimes life can be a bit too much. Pinch Me therapy dough is the perfect portable relaxation tool to release all the stress, anxiety and other pent-up emotions on such occasions. Simply smush, squeeze and knead all the frustrations of the moment out of your system with this malleable dough that’s modeled after art therapist clay. The pliable putty is also infused with soothing essential oils and soft hues to evoke relief by placating all of your senses. When you’re done, just drop it back in the container, secure the lid and put it away.
If your mom spends a lot of time on her feet, she’s definitely going to appreciate these buttery soft lavender-infused slippers that feel like a walking foot spa. The booties can be tossed in the microwave or tumble dryer for toasty warmth or chilled in the freezer for cooling relief. Plus, the removable soft lining is machine washable for easy cleanups. The booties come in eight gorgeous designs so you can choose the one that best matches her style.
Functionality meets feminine aesthetics in this Olivia Culpo-approved health and wellness tracker that’s engineered for women by women. Besides their inconspicuous elegant design, what makes Bellabeat wearables truly stand out is the fact that they track a wider range of data than your typical fitness tracker. This includes your physical activity, heart rate, respiratory rate, duration and quality of sleep and even menstrual and ovulation cycles. The wellness tracker then uses the data collected to predict your “stress sensitivity” or how susceptible you’re to stress—to help you make healthier, more mindful choices throughout the day. The wireless smart jewelry is available in four classic styles: Blush Rose Gold, Blush Silver, Rose Gold and Jet Black.
This is a perfect self-care present for the mom who works long hours or frequently travels. The set includes an organic facial oil that’s supercharged with luxuriously hydrating sunflower and moringa oils. Apply it all over the face and gently massage it with the rose quartz gua sha to de-puff and plump up tired skin, release the buildup of tension and tightness and improve circulation. The set comes in a cute reusable velvet pouch making it easy to use for a quick pick-me-up anywhere, any time of day.
Aromatherapy has been linked to a range of health benefits from reduced stress, enhanced mood and improved focus to better sleep and pain relief. With Saje’s Pocket Farmacy essential oils kit, your mom can harness all the wellness-boosting goodness of aromatherapy on the go. The set includes five essential oil blends in rollerballs specifically formulated to tackle stress, soothe aches and pains and support overall health.
Science says that restful sleep can be a powerful natural stress-buster. Give your mom the gift of a good night’s rest with this award-winning sleep spray formulated by an actual sleep expert who has been studying circadian rhythms, sleep and wellness for 13 years. The pillow mist features a potent cocktail of soothing lavender, chamomile and vetiver oils to help you fall asleep faster and for longer naturally.
This unique ASMR tool is designed to help you relax and clear your mind by channeling your anxiety and bouts of nervous energy toward sensory play. The kit includes lava rock, a double-ended picking hook, resin refill and a spreader. The whole set comes in a drawstring bag so it can be easily stashed in your handbag, at your desk, in your car or any other place where you can easily reach for it.