Give Mom the Gift of Wellness

If anyone needs a little self-care and me-time, it's Mom. She gives so much, so give back with a gift focused on pampering, wellness or helping her stay healthy.

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April 26, 2021

Self-care is a big buzzword these days, but what about showing the people we love the most that their mental, physical and spiritual health is important? Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show mom that her happiness is your bottom line.

These are some of HGTV editors' suggestions for products that allow Mom to focus on herself, feel pampered and perhaps discover a new calming or luxurious way of experiencing her day. Pair one of these gifts with a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers (hint: they aren't the packaged arrangements you pick up last minute at the grocery store). And if you don't know what her favorite flowers are, consider it your homework to find out.

If your mother doesn't already have a weighted blanket, get ready to blow her mind. This affordable twin-sized Layla Weighted Blanket features 300-thread-count cotton on one side in black and a velvety gray on the other side to make this blanket's design great for different design schemes. The different textures also provide some lovely versatility. The hexagon quilting in this blanket keeps the micro glass beads evenly distributed and — a very nice feature — this super cozy blanket is washable. Layla offers a free 120-day trial, so there's no reason not to indulge Mom to see how it improves her sleep and wellbeing.

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With the home — and especially the bedroom — becoming more and more of a sanctuary, how we outfit our beds for a good night's sleep has also become key. Silk pillowcases are just one item in a better — and more beautiful — sleep arsenal. Silk pillowcases are an everyday luxury for a mother who might not treat herself to a $60 pillowcase but would love how they help her skin and hair. Silk is said to absorb less moisture and dirt and thus can help in reducing acne and keeping moisture on your face rather than in your pillow. This Blissy pillowcase is luxurious, lessened post-waking hair frizz and feels great.

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$15

Scent is a powerful tool to help us feel good. A lovely self-care way for mom to end and start her day, these aromatherapy balms are a great way to help you ease into a good night's sleep or activate your senses for the busy day ahead. She can rub the balm on pulse points before bed and upon waking to add some calming aromatherapy to her undoubtedly hectic life.

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Make mom's bedtime more blissful with this Restful Night Cream. The cream was developed as part of a calming evening routine that promotes a sense of well-being and is the kind of pricy luxury mom might not pick for herself. The marshmallowy, silky texture of the cream and the aromatic, herbacious but not too perfumey scent are memorable. Used following a warm shower or bath, the delicious fragrance is the perfect, natural sedative for a great night's sleep. Ingredients include many that have been associated with relaxation including chamomile, hops, ashwaganda, lavender, clary sage and eucalyptus.

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Organizing could be the official favorite pasttime of 2020/2021. And nothing makes the heart beat faster than the perfect organizer to corral all of her products in the bathroom. Give mom an upgrade from her plastic catchalls with this pretty acacia organizer made from a naturally moisture-resistant tropical hardwood. Separated little cubbies for accessories come in different depths and a handy drawer is the perfect size for smaller makeup items or hair accessories.

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Cabbage rose water and muscat rose bush oil sourced from Provence make this a heady experience if your mom is a rose lover (and who isn't?). It feels great on post-shower skin, though it may work best in small amounts for finer hair.

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Who doesn't love the chance to try out a new beauty product? This product also helps cut down on plastic packaging to enhance mom's — and Mother Earth's — wellness. This moisturizing, plant-based Peach shampoo and conditioner is compact and great for travel. The subtle coconut lavender scent is intoxicating and not too sweet and 100 percent natural so you can feel good about using this clean hair combo free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates or silicones (and cruelty-free and vegan) that leaves hair soft and healthy-looking.

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Moms are nurturers by trade, so if you mother hasn't already discovered the joys of coaxing seeds into plants, she will love these sweet growing kits. Novice gardeners who are just discovering their green thumb and the joys of growing-for-the-table will enjoy this self-contained themed starter kit. Remind her she's a goddess with, our favorite, the Green Goddess kit which includes seeds, biodegradable pots, plant labels and growing medium so she can grow spinach, Swiss chard and lacinato kale.

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It's such a simple thing, but those oversized, all-cotton robes offered up in nice hotels always make getting ready much more pleasant. If mom can't get away, this 100% organic cotton robe from Bed Bath & Beyond's Haven spa line, is the next best thing. Plush and comfy with two deep pockets, this robe offers fancy hotel comfort post-shower.

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This rich serum absorbs quickly and doesn't leave an oily residue on the skin. Perfect for skin craving moisture, this facial oil features a host of moisturizing botanicals including rosehip, prickly pear oil, angelica, sweet almond, ginger and avocado oil. It is chemical-free and boasts a delicious clean, light fragrance.

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$24.99

HGTV star Christina Anstead and nutritionist co-author Cara Clark offer easily implemented tips for making positive changes in your routine. Help mom find balance and better health with great advice from her favorite Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast HGTV personality who offers advice on everything from eating better, getting rid of negative body image, making time for you and purging toxic people from your life.

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Treat mom to something that is so indulgent and expensive, she won't buy it for herself. This luxurious French face cream smells like heaven and features a naturally-derived alternative to retinol as well as essential oils and a silky texture that have made this face cream an understandable cult item.

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A cult product from the celebrated French beauty company Caudalie, Vinoperfect Radiance is heralded for its ability to minimize skin discoloration and brighten dull complexions. This serum is light and sinks in quickly, leaving skin refreshed and smooth and mom will enjoy displaying the pretty bottle in her bathroom.

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$14.99

If budget is a concern but luxury is still important, these affordable cashmere socks are the perfect meet-in-the-middle gift. But socks? For Mother's Day? Though the idea sounds a bit boring, these super cozy socks will add a bit of everyday luxury to your mom's life: perfect for snuggling on the couch or keeping her feet warm as she sleeps. They come in cute colors too: hot pink, seafoam, fire engine red and this pretty indigo blue.

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$85

These adorable 100% UVA/UVB protection Anna Ruby sunglasses will protect mom's eyes from dangerous rays while offering great, classic style. Even better, Charleston, South Carolina-based Nectar sunglasses lenses are biodegradable and come with a lifetime warranty. Nectar's sunglasses come beautifully packaged in a vegan leather magnetic case with a microfiber cleaning cloth and hit the Mother's Day sweet spot as a retro-chic and practical gift mom will definitely use.

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Make mom feel like she's having a spa day with this machine-washable bath pillow. Suction cups allow her to place it in the perfect spot for a long, much deserved soak. It also comes with a clever hook to hang it up to dry.

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