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Think of all the moms you know.
Specifically moms of young kids.
...Babies. Toddlers. Preschoolers.
Do they look tired to you? Chances are they feel tired, overwhelmed, and in desperate need of a break this Mother's Day.
Keep reading for awesome gifts that will pamper any tired, overworked, and overwhelmed mom.
Speaking from personal experience, being a mom of young kids is exhausting. Whether you stay at home with your kids or work out of the home, it's a lot of work. Laundry, cooking, comforting, laundry, dishes, playing, laundry, dishes, laughing...and then more laundry and dishes.
If you've ever tried to clean up toys while kids are awake, you know it feels like you're running an uphill battle. For every pile of toys I clean up, my two mess-lovers are there walking behind me, determined to keep the floor cluttered. No wonder I'm tired at the end of the day!
Between the physical work of holding fussy kids and keeping them from being completely covered in dirt and markers, there's also the emotional component. The act of mothering a tiny little person is hard. It's full of self-doubt, worry, and extreme love.
So whether it's at Christmas time, their birthday, Mother's Day, or a random Saturday, let's find ways to pamper the moms we know.
It could be your sister, your neighbor, or someone you work with. Maybe a random stranger in the grocery store who looks like they could use a pick-me-up.
This list will give you ideas for gifts every mom would LOVE to be gifted. Give them a gift that lets them know it's OKAY to take a break.
Bonus points if you also give the gift of watching their kids so she can have a date night (or, you know...actually USE these gifts).
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1. Sun basket gift card
One of the most stressful things for any mom is getting healthy dinners on the table every night. Get a Sun Basket gift card so she can skip the grocery store and get the groceries delivered straight to her door, along with delicious recipes. No need to go to a restaurant and spend a bunch of money being stressed out with kids...this will make her life SO MUCH EASIER.
2. Foot Massager
Raise your hand if you feel more relaxed after a massage? I'm sitting here with both hands up, by the way. For moms who are on their feet all day chasing little ones, this would be a t.r.e.a.t. This foot roller massager relieves stress and foot pain from a long day of standing (plus it's easy to store (unlike those giant plastic electric foot massagers).
3. Spa Treatment
What's better than a day of pampering at a spa? A home-spa day, that's what! Here are a few gifts to pamper her like crazy and leave her rejuvenated and refreshed for tomorrow.
- Dead sea mud mask - refreshes your skin and clears acne.
- Organic scrub gift set from Pronounce Skin Care - three scrubs (face scrub, softening scrub, and foot scrub).
- Bee Silk gift set from MadeOn Skincare - includes two sizes of Bee Silk (a hard lotion for dry skin - simple, all natural ingredients).
Give her the gift of luxurious lounging with a new robe. Cozy Saturday mornings have never been so good!
- Long & lightweight robe - Keeps her legs covered, and the rest of her body not too hot.
- Short & lightweight robe - Keeps her cool and cozy so she won't overheat in the warm summer months.
- Cozy & plush long robe - Keeps her whole body warm in the cold winter months.
Get these memory foam slippers in a bunch of different colors. Even though life can be overwhelming, it doesn't mean your feet can't be super cozy.
6. Foot spa
Soak your feet at the end of a long day with this foot spa. It warms, soaks, and relaxes all at the same time. Sounds heavenly, right?
7. Heated blanket
Help mom get through those cold winter nights and get her a heated electric blanket.
8. New sheets
One of my most favorite days is clean sheet day. When the laundry has been done and the sheets are perfectly clean. But what's better than clean sheet day? NEW sheet day! Grab these sheets to make her night extremely comfortable.
Every mom knows the VERY real feeling of sleep deprivation. Making life easier on her is a huge gift.
10. Magazine subscription
Overwhelmed moms likely don't have time to read a whole book, but a magazine...now there's always time to skim through a magazine.
11. Personalized photo book
Give the gift of family memories via a giftcard OR just get some pictures (or a photo book) made so she doesn't have to. She'll cherish the book (and the fact that you did all the hard work).
12. Bottle of Wine
Grab a bottle of wine at the local grocery store, or treat mom to a wine club subscription...the gift that keeps on giving!