10 of the Best Wellness and Self-Care Gifts for Busy Mums

As mums, we have a lot on our plate. We're constantly list-making, planning and juggling to keep all the plates spinning as best they possibly can. And we have very little time - or even thought - for our own wellness or self-care.

Whether you are buying for another mama, or want to leave some heavy hints for your own gifts, this list of the best wellness and self-care gifts for busy mums has you covered.

What time is it as you’re reading this? I’m willing to bet, even if it’s really early in the morning, you’ve already got a pretty significant list of things you’ve done today.

But here you are, looking for gift ideas for another mum in your life. That’s because you’re a rockstar, just like the mum you're shopping for.

We were hoping for the roaring twenties during this decade; so far, we've got an ankle-biting chihuahua with rabies instead of a roar.

But we're still managing it all, mostly with grace and skill.

And here we are, buying wellness and self-care gifts for other mums.

Enough talking, let me show you some great ideas.

Self-care doesn’t have to mean an hour-long hot yoga session or a day at the spa.

Sometimes, it just means an extra five minutes in the car because your favorite song is on or waking up ten minutes early so you can have a cup of hot tea without being interrupted by kids who desperately need their breakfast.

This book gives you tons of ideas about small ways to grab self-care while you can. It’s the perfect gift for the mom who is always on the run.

Journaling is a great self-care tool. It gives you the chance to get your feelings out on paper and explore new parts of yourself.

It may also help you identify your actual needs and find ways to meet those unmet. When all of your needs are being met, it's much easier for you to keep on meeting the needs of others!

Look, we all need an hour-long deep tissue massage once or twice a week. But that's a luxury we rarely, if ever, get to indulge in.

While this massage pillow isn't going to tempt you to break up with your massage therapist, it may tide you over in between sessions.

It's certainly going to give you five or ten minutes where you can relax and work some of the tension out of the muscles of your neck and shoulders.

For the full-body bath experience, this gift basket has it covered.

This lavender gift basket includes body lotion, shower gel, bubble bath, bath salt, bath bomb, and a pretty flower loofah.

If your mum friend is a bath lover, this is definitely the perfect self-care gift.

Your mum friend is probably really organized. If she’s juggling the world, then she’s got to be.

Help her get a head start on 2021 with this gorgeous daily planner.

It’s got room for appointments to make it easy to schedule meetings or phone calls, and a daily tracker. 

Be sure to grab some health and fitness planner stickers so she can keep track of yoga classes and healthy habits like her daily water consumption!

Wellness isn't just about making sure you get all your daily steps in or that you do yoga several times a week. 

It's also making sure you get a good night's sleep every night. Weighted blankets are said to help achieve that, especially for people who battle anxiety or who have a lot of stress in their life.

To buy a weighted blanket of the correct size, choose 10% of the recipient's body weight. If you aren't sure, choose lighter rather than heavier.

The one I've chosen here is Sherpa fleece and queen-sized. If you choose another one, make sure that it’s machine washable!

At the end of a long day, hard pressure can sometimes alleviate feelings of stress.

This massager roller gives us that hard pressure to help release that stress. You can apply it to various parts of the body to help relieve muscle tension, too!

It's small and portable, so you can stow it in a gym bag to use after a challenging class or long run.

Five varieties of calming tea blends offer great ways for the mom in your life to relax.

The blends themselves are a colourful mix of leaves and herbs, making a beautiful tea blend that looks gorgeous and tastes amazing.

These exotic natural soaps from Bali are long-lasting, textured with natural island botanicals, and are hand-mixed in small batches.

This gift set includes coconut, papaya, vanilla, lemongrass, jasmine, and ylang-ylang fragrances.

Some days, music is the only thing that keeps me going. I listen to it when I'm working, I listen to it when I'm in the car, I listen to it when I need some me-time.

It's that me-time listening that is the most important to my wellness. I go into my bedroom, close the door, put on some fabulous headphones, and play my favorite songs until I feel like I can conquer the world.

If you need time by yourself, listening to music that touches your soul, then a pair of noise-cancelling headphones are ideal.

Mums can conquer the world. But we cannot fill others' cups if our own is empty. It’s essential that we prioritize our own wellness and self-care if we’re to continue caring for others.

Buying gifts that promote self-care for other mums is one of the sweetest, most giving things you can do. I hope this guide has made that easier for you!

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