We all know a mom in our lives who could use some self-care; or probably, you are that mom who is in need of pampering!
Being a mother is a lifestyle; it’s a full-time job, especially if she has little ones. Understandably, if you are a mom, prioritizing self-care is not always easy. As women, we must set aside space for ourselves for restoration and self-care.
This coming Mother’s Day, let’s do what we can to extend grace to the women in our lives who are busy nurturing their families. Below are our suggestions of simple, self-care gifts that we can give this coming Mother’s Day – or at any time of the year – to let the moms in our lives know that we appreciate and love them!
Infuse some love during this special day by giving her little luxuries that any busy mom can incorporate into her busy routine. No money or time for a spa day? A DIY sugar scrub, an organic lotion, and a locally crafted soap is a low-maintenance, but thoughtful care package.
With warmer days ahead of us, a refreshing and hydrating facial spray is another wonderful option that will serve as a swift pick-me-up. Coffee, tea, and chocolates will surely be appreciated too, and will surely remind her that she deserves sweetness and attention.
A good exercise session is a great way to lift your spirits, but during this special time, it may not be possible for you to become gym buddies with the women in your life. Make time to join her for a walk. If she has little ones, bring a stroller along. If she has older kids, find a convenient time when both of you can squeeze in a mile or so.
A patient and listening ear and our time are two of the greatest gifts we can give. Make a quick phone call, or if time permits, chat over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Give her a space where she can freely talk about what’s on her mind – her relationships, interests, and hobbies. Be supportive, and make her feel that she is heard.
Offer to take something – anything – off her plate. This could mean running to the grocery store, picking up the kids from school, or cleaning out the garage. Surely, taking something off her to-do list will lighten not only the physical, but the emotional labor load as well.
Participate in her passions and start a project together. Collaborate on a written piece, work on a DIY project, record a podcast, make some music, or paint. Creativity is a form of self-care that can renew and restore us. Encourage the mom in your life to take a step back and do something that is outside of her routine. Bonus: it will give both of you a chance to connect over something meaningful!
Just like a garden doesn’t appear out of nowhere, self-care doesn’t just happen. It must be sown, nurtured, and tended to. Let the woman in your life know she is valuable, needed, and loved this Mother’s Day – and you can start by planting the seed of a meaningful self-care practice.