Our Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re like us, you’re probably struggling with the perfect gift for Mom, especially if she’s the mom who seems to have everything.
But of course she can’t have everything, right?
We polled some of the moms at Be Vivid You on what they would like to get this Mother’s Day. They came up with everything from the most practical (yet deeply appreciated) gift of a fluffy robe to a kitchen gadget “fad” that is still all the rage even after several years.
However, of all our great ideas, there was a resounding theme: mom just wants to relax! Here is our 2022 Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Spa and Comfort Gift Ideas
We love the idea of letting mom enjoy the comforting things in life. Here are some of our favorite products and gifts that we’re sure any mom would appreciate.
Turkish Spa Robe
Relaxing in a spa robe may be as enjoyable as the spa treatment itself. There’s just something so soothing about wrapping up in a large, Turkish cotton bath robe. Turkish cotton robes are also absorbent, so they’re perfect for after a shower or bath.
For a more oversized fit, we love this fluffy terry-weave Matouk Cairo robe. It’s basically like wrapping yourself in a big, soft blanket! We also love this waffle-weave robe from Pottery Barn, which is lined with plush, soft terry cloth and can be monogrammed. Then there is this hooded kimono-style Turkish robe, which comes in more than a dozen colors. It's great for summer because it’s not as heavy or as thick as other Turkish cotton robes.
Heated Shiatsu Foot Massager
If your mom is back in the office and adjusting to wearing heels again, or is just on her feet in general, this heated shiatsu foot massager is a dream come true. Experts tout the benefits of foot massages for improving circulation, easing pain, and releasing stress and anxiety, so this gift will deliver happiness in more ways than one.
Give mom the gift of comfort with this amazing weighted blanket! The Sleep Foundation says weighted blankets offer anxiety and stress relief, calm the nervous system, and improve sleep quality. We have to agree. Those of us with weighted blankets can vouch for their calming and safety/security qualities. After all, moms spend so much time comforting and protecting others. Shouldn’t she receive the same?
Skincare Product Gift Ideas
Moms may not have the time to shop around for new skincare products while juggling their busy lives. Here are some of our mom-approved favorites for skin care. It’s also a great chance to introduce her to a new brand or product she may have never considered.
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Firming Moisturizer
Drunk Elephant has built up a cult following for its amazing skincare products. We love this firming moisturizer with Drunk Elephant’s proprietary Protini technology. This protein-packed moisturizer actually strengthens your skin against aging and sun damage, and we love its smooth texture It’s also fitting that Drunk Elephant calls this its “get-sh*t-done” cream, a sentiment any mom can relate to!
Thrive Causemetics Overnight Sensation Brightening Sleep Mask
We love Thrive Causemetics for so many reasons. One, their products are vegan and cruelty-free, two, their philanthropic mission is to help women, and three, this ah-mazing sleep mask! It contains melatonin to counteract any free radical damage while mom sleeps, and the licorice root helps brighten and smooth skin. Mom will also love this mask’s soothing, cooling texture.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
Daily stress can take a toll on our skin. Help mom reveal her brightest, smoothest skin with these daily peel wipes! These pre-soaked AHA/BHA exfoliating pads contain five acids to address uneven skin tone, dryness, pore size, dullness, and dark spots. We love how portable they are as well.
One of our editors actually uses these face peel wipes while multitasking around the house. Dropping off kids, getting dressed, doing chores, etc. are all opportunities for her to apply these wipes and continue about her day.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
This exfoliating scrub from Kate Somerville delivers an “intense” exfoliation without harshness. This clinic-inspired scrub is packed with natural exfoliants like pumpkin, pineapple, and papaya enzymes, salicylic acid, and soothing Vitamin E and aloe vera. Mom can see brighter, more even skin in as little as two weeks!
Gift Ideas for the Kitchen
Nearly every mom is looking for two things from her kitchen: a quicker way to prepare food, and ways to keep it fun. We’ve found two kitchen staples that every mom would love to have, especially if she loves to entertain!
Ninja Air Fryer
The kitchen “fad” that has long surpassed its status as a fad – the air fryer. You will be hard pressed to find someone who does not love their air fryer. Air fryers earned their rights in nearly every kitchen due to their versatility for making crisp, healthy “fried” foods in only minutes with no oil and minimal clean-up.
We love this Ninja version for its sleek appearance, space-saving silhouette, and how well it cooks, bakes, and “fries.” Mom may even act like a kid at Christmas, playing with as many recipes as possible!
GE Profile Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
Who wants boring ice cubes? Let mom jazz up her favorite cocktails and family dinners with fun ice nuggets. This ice maker makes that nuggets aren’t big like traditional ice cubes, yet aren’t shapeless like crushed ice. We love pouring juice over them for a cooling and fun experience. And, it has a side water tank, so there’s always water on hand when ice gets low.
Stanley Adventure Vacuum Quencher Travel Tumbler
Move over Yeti! People are loving these vacuum tumblers from Stanley. This double-vacuum walled tumbler can keep iced drinks cold for up to two days, with hot drinks retaining heat for up to seven hours. Mom’s iced or hot coffee will last through the longest of commutes. And she’ll love her iced beverages staying nice and cold while enjoying hotter, sunnier days this summer!
Bag it to the Beach
Treat mom to three staples for any beach vacation: a good belt bag or tote bag, a sturdy, beautiful beach chair, and a good book.
Keeping up with essentials at the beach can be a hassle but this trendy Everywhere Belt Bag from Lulemon can keep valuables close. For packing her favorite books, sunscreen, sunglasses, and more, we love these nylon tote bags from Longchamp. The fabric is durable and easy to clean, plus they are great for everyday use as well.
And no beach trip is complete without a good beach chair. Let mom relax in style with this super-sturdy tatami beach chair from Urban Outfitters. Unlike fabric chairs, this one won’t sag or lose its support or shape, so mom can have it for years.
Also, you can throw in a great book for her to enjoy! We love the uplifting “There Are Girls Like Lions,” full of inspiring poems that celebrate womanhood.
These are just a few of our mom-approved favorites, but we always want to hear from you! What are some gifts you are hoping to receive as a mom, or what ideas do you have for your mom this year? We’d love to connect with you on our social channels or in the comments!
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