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Self Care Gift Guide for Busy Moms

Are you a busy mom running from place to place, with a mile long to-do list and no time to get it all done? Do you know a busy mom that deserves some extra loving for all the hard work she does? This gift guide is going to share with you some amazing products for creating a self care routine so that you can feel your best and find more joy in mom life.

Whether for Christmas, Birthday or Mother’s Day, these products make heartfelt gifts for Mom and the special women in your life all year round. And many of these self care gifts are under $20!

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Taking care of little people, growing a family and being the manger of life takes lots of energy and perseverance. The gift ideas in this post are designed to help you relieve stress, connect with yourself and reinforce healthy wellness habits.

How do you avoid burnout and overwhelm when you are busy taking care of everyone else? You prioritize self care!

When you practice self care you:

  • Relieve and release tension
  • Feel more grounded and balanced
  • Connect with your inner guidance
  • Feel more joy and gratitude
  • Are more caring to those around you
  • Life seems easier vs harder

How can you bring more self care into your life?

Self care doesn’t require a ton of money or time. It’s just a commitment to honoring one’s self throughout the day.

  • First make it a priority
  • Get your Essential Self Care Checklist for a easy self care routine that you can do daily (even when you have little ones!)
  • Ask yourself – what do I need right now? And then listen to yourself! Even when it’s not what you are expecting, or thought the answer would (should) be.
  • Treat yourself to some of the gifts below to help you along your journey.

As a busy mom of 4 these are gifts on my wishlist and favorite products that I use to help take care of myself, make my life easier and more joyful.

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Wellness – Self Care Gifts

One of the first areas to start improving your self care is in wellness. Wellness is the basic habits that help you to sustain good health over time.

Hydration is one areas many moms forget, but can greatly affect your overall health. We would never dream of forgetting our kid’s bottle or sippy cup when we leave the house, but many of us forget about our own hydration needs. Get a water bottle that you LOVE. That way you will want to carry it and drink water.

If you are chic and sip your water, check out this glass water bottle with silicon sleeve by bkr

Or for the reluctant water drinker try this fruit infused water bottle so that water drinking isn’t so boring

And I love, love these inspirational water bottles by Aquaneü with a quote and makers to remind you to drink throughout the day!

While we are on the subject of hydration, I know moms out there love their morning coffee and tea! Try upping your wellness game with  “healthy” coffee like this one or this one. If you are a tea drinker, try my favorite chai tea concentrate (seriously amazing stuff) and my go-to women’s healing herbal tea (perfect for pregnancy, postpartum recovery and easing period symptoms!).

Nourishing your body is an important part of self care. For many busy moms, getting dinner on the table is stressful and challenging.  Get an instant pot (on my wishlist!) or my favorite slow cooker to make preparing healthy meals a little easier.

This gourmet herbal spice set  makes the perfect companion gift for helping prepare delicious healthy meals in a hurry.  These super cool bento boxes are perfect for taking healthy snacks in your purse on the go!

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And no busy mom self care, wellness routine would be complete without exercise! Have no time to exercise? No worries, you only need a few minutes a day to start practicing yoga! Get a premium yoga mat that doesn’t slip to encourage yoga or Pilates practice.


Bath time – Self Care Gifts

There is nothing like a long soak in the bathtub to refresh and rejuvenate the spirit. Make bath time special and sacred. Start by adding some epsom salt to help relieve muscles tension, lower blood pressure and boost magnesium (something most of us are deficient in!).

Light some candles like these, or use flame-less candles like these, to create a low light ambiance which is way more soothing than overhead light.

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Add essential oils like lavender, clary sage or rose absolute to calm your spirit.

For added luxury, you have to try this amazing herbal bath oils box set (my favorite!!).  Seriously, any mama would be LUCKY to get this one! It’s like the gift that keeps giving for the bath lover in your life.

No rejuvenating bath experience would be complete without a bath bomb! Try these beautifully handcrafted bath bombs from a mama of 2!

And if you are saying, I have no time for a long bath! Check out this magnesium lotion for a quick, easy way to get the benefits of a long soak without the bath!

Calm environment – Self Care Gifts

Having a calm environment is rejuvenating for the soul. But this can be challenging with little ones! The gifts in this section will help you create a calm environment despite the chaos.

It’s nice if you can create a space in your home where you can retreat and take a moment for yourself – your side of the bed, a meditation space or a special chair. But for some moms this is may be unrealistic. So focus on bringing calming elements into your environment that will constantly remind you to find your peace and calm.

Try adding a Himalayan Salt Lamp to your home. Salt lamps are shown to cleanse and deodorize the air, reduce allergy symptoms, boost your mood and promote better sleep.

Smudge your home with a bundle of dried sage. This helps remove the impurities in the air, but also makes space for good and positive energy.

Use essential oils blends to fill you home with smells that enliven your spirit. This 6 piece essential oil gift set has a scent for every mood.

Get a beautiful diffuser for your living room (this one by Viva Naturals is on my wish list!) or a really simple essential oil diffuser that does the trick. Having a diffuser in your car can really help to relieve all stress of taxiing kids (as well as mask their stinkiness).

Positive mind for a positive mama – Self Care Gifts

One thing that has helped me tremendously in reconnecting to my joy in motherhood is journaling. At first I would just vent, but over time I found that focusing on visioning for the future and gratitude practice make me feel much better. I love leather bound journals like this one for writing my dreams for the future. I like this one with the inspirational cover for writing things that I am grateful for.

Cultivating a positive mindset is challenging at times during motherhood. Fill your environment with reminders to be positive. Using affirmations and having positive word quotes around is a constant reminder to be positive. This decorative box sign  will help inspire your day. Get an oversized mug with a quote (that will make you smile!) to inspire you while you drink your coffee or tea!

Another calming activity that I love is coloring. There are many beautiful adult coloring books that you can find to help relieve stress, inspire and awaken your creativity. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Get some nice colored pencils and find a adult coloring book to fit your style:

The best self care gift for busy moms

Perhaps the best gift any mom can give herself, or anyone can give her, is the gift of time. Time is a valuable thing to most moms because many of us feel we have so little of it.

Create a self care gift basket for mom, friends, or family members with a few of the items on the list. Encourage her and support her in making time for herself.

If you are a busy mom, make the effort and commitment to find pockets of time that you can devote to some of the activities suggested in this post and in the Essential Self Care Checklist.  Even if its just 5 minutes here and there, it can make a huge difference in your mental, physical and spiritual well being.


Using the self care products listed in this gift guide will help develop a self care routine that rejuvenates and inspires you to be your best.

Make sure to get your free self care checklist by signing up below for a easy daily self care routine designed especially for busy moms.

What’s your favorite self care product from the list? What’s in your daily self care routine? Tell us in the Comments below!

Self Care Checklist for Moms


Prioritize your self care with this FREE checklist. Learn the simple practices you can institute TODAY to take care of you, so you can take care of the people you love.

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