Being a mom can be hard work sometimes, so it’s important to take time out every now and again for a little rest and relaxation! Of course, moms are not always good at treating themselves, which is why giving pampering gifts to your mom’s friends is both a thoughtful thing to do and an effective way to ensure they get some well-deserved me time. Not sure where to begin? Read on for some inspirational ideas.
For many people, a day at the spa is one of the most pampering and relaxing activities they can think of. Yet, at the same time, as a mom, it’s often difficult to find the time for such a luxury. So why not bring the spa to your friend? These days there are lots of innovative devices from companies such as NuFACE that enable you to enjoy professional-level treatments and massages at home.
In addition, there are plenty of little luxuries you could buy to help your friend recreate the spa atmosphere. For example, scented candles are perfect for creating a soft and ambient glow, as well as filling the bathroom with a calming or rejuvenating fragrance. Other ideas include high-quality bath salts or bubble baths if your friend enjoys long soaks in the tub, a sumptuously soft dressing gown, and cozy slippers, or a manicure set, body lotion, and similar at-home beauty products to use after bathing.
If you have a friend who is a bit of a foodie, there are lots of great gifts out there to suit them. For instance, you could send a luxurious hamper full of different treats or pick a set that focuses on a specific type of food they are especially fond of. This could be anything from cheese and crackers to chocolate truffles. A nice bottle of wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) is always a classy choice, or you could opt for coffee beans from local independent coffee roasters. For something a little bit more active, consider a DIY foodie gift such as a chocolate-making kit. Perhaps your friend could even get her kids involved in the fun!
One key aspect of pampering that is often overlooked is mindfulness. This helps people to truly appreciate their downtime and make the most of more traditional gifts like those mentioned above. To help your friend achieve Zen, you could think about getting them a subscription to a meditation app such as Calm or an introductory book on the art form.
Another fantastic option is an adult coloring book and a set of pencils to go with it, as this is an activity that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Spending time surrounded by nature is also wonderful for mental health, which means houseplants can be thoughtful gifts too. There are lots of species that are easy to care for as well as safe to have in homes with kids and pets, so they can be brilliant choices even if your friend is a complete gardening novice!