Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Moms

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Moms

If you ask your mother what she wants for Mother’s Day, she’ll probably say “nothing” because she doesn’t want you to spend the money and she doesn’t want to be selfish or greedy. But as a Stressed-Out Mom myself, I can tell you that there are quite a few things that Stressed-Out Moms would love…

Don’t get me wrong, we love all of the memories that macaroni art and cards capture, breakfast in bed, and cards, but Stressed-Out Moms also like to be pampered. So here are some gift ideas for the Stressed-Out Mom in your life (by a Stressed-Out Mom), so you can make it to the top of Mom’s Favorite List this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Stressed-Out Moms

Here are some thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas for stressed out Moms who should be pampered, appreciated and loved on Mother's Day!! Check it out.

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Things Mom Will Love

Bottle of Wine

I’m sure you knew this would be #1 on my list… This is perhaps the cheapest, but most appreciated gift you can get the wine-loving Mom in your life. It’s something she can enjoy on her own and has nothing to do with domestic chores. If you’re looking for double points, consider one of these spa baskets from Stressed Mommy Wine that you can add wine to. This way, she can enjoy that vino in a relaxing bath. (I recommend their Chardonnay…yummm)

Wine-Lover Gifts

If your Mom is a wine-lover, but you don’t necessarily want to get her wine, check out 40 Unique Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers and Best Wine Glasses for Moms for some great recommendations.

A Cleaning Service

De-stress your mom by chipping in and getting her a maid service for the weekend. Whether it’s spring cleaning or a deep cleansing after a stressful week, Mom will appreciate the break. Amazon Home Services offers house cleaning amongst a million other home services like landscaping, tv wall mounting, wireless setup, etc.. Make Mom’s day by marking off her to-do list!

Essential Oils

If your Mom is into essential oils, why not make her a basket with her favorite oils? Or better yet, if she’s never experienced the relaxing effects of oils like Lavender (a personal favorite) and Serenity, she might just love you for it! Check out Do Terra essential oils. They are wonderful essential oils that we like to use for almost everything and they have some great Mother’s Day gift ideas.


Personal Care

Massage/Spa Certificate

If she doesn’t want to do any of the work herself, (and on Mother’s Day, she shouldn’t!) a massage or spa certificate is always nice. Whether she needs a good massage, facial, treatment, pampering- you name it, we’ll take it all… thank you! Check out Groupon for great deals on spa packages!!


Get her a makeover package at her favorite salon/beauty counter. A new color, cut, style, and/or makeup will help her to feel appreciated and brand new. Check out Making Time for Makeup as a Busy Mom for some great recommendations.

Boutique Gift Card

Let her treat herself to the fancy stuff at one of the many boutiques in San Antonio. One of my faves is Chalet.

Money and Time

A gift card or cash to spend along with ample time to enjoy ourselves is another great way to win a Stressed-Out Mom’s heart on Mother’s Day. Whether it’s the nail salon, the mall, a winery, or Barnes & Noble- us Moms deserve a little cash to spend on ourselves AND the time to do it.

Here are some thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas for stressed out Moms who should be pampered, appreciated and loved on Mother's Day!! Check it out.

Out and About

Dinner with Friends

Get in touch with her friends, or better yet, team up with the families of her Mom Friends and pitch in to get them all a dinner, a spa package, or wine tasting. She’ll love the relaxing time with friends who “get it”.

Tickets to a Concert/Event

Get her out of the house and doing something SHE enjoys like tickets to a concert, movie, wine tasting, festival, or comedy club… All Moms are different, so it depends on the Mom, but any Mom would appreciate a chance to get out and do something she likes.

5K Run/Tour

Is your Mom a runner? If she is, then she will love this… River City Run SA offers guided running tours around the downtown area. If her friends enjoy the same thing, consider getting together with their families and buying them all tickets. Let her run that stress off!

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On Mother’s Day

We all talk about needing the time alone, but the truth is that we’ll be thinking about our families while we’re alone. So a nice brunch with the family followed up with alone time works well, too.

The idea of the day is to make sure she knows that she is loved and appreciated. Before you buy her a gift, gauge what interests her most and get her a thoughtful gift based on that. (Thoughtful gifts are the best!)

If you’re a Stressed-Out Mom, I hope you enjoy this Mother’s Day and find some time to relax. 🙂

Check out my posts Making Time for Yourself Outside of Motherhood and Accepting Your Fate as a Minivan Mom for some thoughts and laughs on Motherhood.

Pamela is a Freelance Writer, Blogger, WAHM of 3, and Veteran Military Wife living in Southwest Texas. Raised in the Northeast and having lived a few years in the Pacific Northwest, she likes to write about mom life, parenting, frugal living, experiences, and WINE. (Lots of wine!) When she’s not busy chasing toddlers around, you can find her on the blog or on social media. Check her out on Instagram:

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