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Wellness Inspired Gifts for Mom. Spring composition for mother's day with gift, chrysanthemum flowers and knitted element.
Spring composition for mother’s day with gift, chrysanthemum flowers and knitted element.

It is time to remember all the Moms and nurturers in your life. Mother’s Day is May 8th, and there is still time to get a unique and thoughtful gift. Check out these wellness-inspired gifts for Mom, and you will not disappoint this year. 

Beautiful, Scented Voluspa Candle

One of the most popular gifts is a scented candle, and with good reason—a well-scented candle can add instant warmth to any room it’s placed in. Voluspa’s candles have been my go-to for over a decade. These candles burn up to 90% cleaner than their soy counterparts, which means you’ll be doing more than just making her life cozier when you pick up this candle for Mom. She’ll appreciate that each time she lights one of these babies up, she’ll know it is phthalates, parabens, and sulfate-free and not tested on animals. Also, hand-poured in the USA. 

My favorite scent is the Baltic Amber, which has Amber Resin, Sandalwood, and Vanilla Orchid notes. It’s also worth noting that these candles look as good as they smell—contained in beautiful glass containers that can be upcycled after their 100 hours of burning. 

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

The Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser is a porcelain beauty that doubles as a piece of decor. This diffuser can run for up to seven hours and comes in six colors. There is also a cordless version. 

Essential oil diffusers are both healthy and effective alternatives to synthetic air fresheners. Instead of using chemicals for a fresh-smelling home, essential oils have the added benefit of being natural products that can have calming and overall positive effects on that special Mom’s health. In addition to boosting moods and offering stress relief, there is evidence that some essential oils can help you sleep better at night or clear out congestion when you’re under the weather. What is more wellness-inspired than that?

Vitruvi also sells high-grade essential oils. My favorite mix is grapefruit and spruce. Starting your Mom off with the essentials would be a good start. 

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Vitruvi Cordless Diffuser

Vitruvi Essentials Kit

Manduka Yoga Mat

If you’re looking for a gift that will encourage your Mom to relax, unwind and stay active, look no further than a yoga mat. There are many different types of mats on the market, but the Manduka brand is an excellent choice. You want to make sure the mat is thick enough so your mother doesn’t feel uncomfortable because she can feel the floor beneath her. This Manduka mat is six millimeters thick, suitable for comfort without being too thick or cumbersome.

Brooklinen Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is an excellent gift for anyone who has trouble sleeping or dealing with anxiety.

For some people, the sensation of being wrapped up in a heavy comforter can help them fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. That’s because the pressure mimics something called “deep touch pressure,” which can calm down your nervous system. 

The Brooklinen Weighted Blanket is 15 pounds (the blanket typically should weigh between 10 and 30 percent of your body weight). The cooling comforter comes in multiple weights and sizes to accommodate different needs, and it’s made with soft cotton fabric that doesn’t trap heat.

Aviator Nation Hoodie Sweatshirt

This hoodie has become a hit among luxe-seeking athleisure enthusiasts. Made with a cotton blend, it is warm and comfortable for year-round wear, whether your Mom is running errands or lounging around the house. It’s also stylish enough for her to wear when she steps out to meet up with friends but cozy enough that she can throw it on over her pajamas when working from home. If your mother likes all things sporty, this sweatshirt makes a great gift idea.


Imagine having a personal meditation teacher in your pocket. Headspace makes mindfulness accessible to everyone, with hundreds of guided meditations spanning topics from stress and sleep to focus and relationships. Expert trainers lead users through the basics of how to meditate, then teach more advanced techniques as you progress through the program.

The app teaches the benefits of meditation while taking you on a step-by-step journey toward mindfulness. Whether your Mom is just starting out or wants to hone her skills, Headspace has something for everyone — from 10-day primer courses to ongoing challenges that keep you practicing daily.

Mindfulness is one of the best ways to reduce stress naturally, and Headspace is like having a personal coach who can help you integrate it into your life every day. It even offers SOS exercises that provide instant relief when stressful moments arise (because life happens).

A Wellness-Inspired Gift Basket for Mom

Wellness Inspired gifts for Mom. Gift box filled with wellness-inspired gifts.
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If you want to make your Mom feel special, nothing is more thoughtful than a carefully curated gift basket of her (or your) favorite things. This wellness-inspired gift will help her relax and enjoy some self-care time with an assortment of luxurious items that she’ll love.

One way to personalize this gift is to include products you know your Mom loves or has been wanting to try. If you don’t know her favorite beauty and wellness products, consider sharing some of your favorites. You can also plan ahead by having your Mom fill out a shortlist of products she likes. It never hurts to ask!

Some Ideas for a Self-Care Gift Basket:

  • A hydrating hand lotion that soothes dry, cracked skin (as well as cuticles). My absolute favorite is the Carrot Neroli by The Cottage Greenhouse. It doesn’t leave your skin greasy and smells amazing.
  • A natural deodorant free of harmful chemicals that leaves skin soft and dry. I love Corpus. I wrote a whole post on natural deodorant here.
  • A trio of three gorgeous candles that pleasantly scents her surroundings with notes of rose. Voluspa for the win again.
  • Hydrating Undereye patches for brightening the under-eye area (and reducing puffiness)
  • Hydrating Salt Scrub that smells just as good as it works. The Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow is luxurious and moisture locking.

Wellness Gifts for Mom

Help a special Mom in your life rejuvenate and feel pampered with these gift ideas. There are several Mother’s Day gift guides out there, but how many specifically address the importance of wellness? The concept of wellness is more than just being in good health; it’s a holistic approach to managing one’s well-being physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Wellness gifts can help the Moms in your life achieve a happy and healthy balance in life.

This Mother’s Day, give a gift that promotes health and happiness. These great items will help make this Mother’s Day truly special for the nurturer in your life.

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