Remember all those times you stayed out past curfew and made Mom worry? Even if you always made it home on time, your mother has likely had some sleepless nights. After all, being a mom is hard work.
The moms and mother figures in your life deserve not just a celebratory day, but also a good night’s rest the night before Mother’s Day — and every night, for that matter. Which we know is harder said than done.
So we curated this list of 26 gift ideas for Mother's Day to really drop the hint that Mom should get some well-deserved rest. It includes "forever" flowers for the nightstand, as well as gadgets to help them find dream town fast.
Order them sooner, rather than later, to make sure they arrive before Mother’s Day on May 9th.
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Although we generally want to lift the weight off Mom’s shoulders, weight might actually be a good gift if it’s in the form of a blanket. Research suggests weighted blankets can be helpful for easing anxiety. And some people swear by them for insomnia.
But the trouble with many weighted blankets is that heft can also add heat and make night sweats worse. Enter the 15-pound chiliBLANKET. It can be purchased with a control unit that pumps cooling water through the blanket’s tubing to keep Mom from overheating.
From $299 | Find Out More
Normal cotton pillowcases create friction, which can lead to split ends or tangles, skin irritation, and even wrinkles — hardly the beauty rest your mama’s looking for. Solve those problems with a cool, breathable, hypoallergenic, and blissfully sleek silk pillowcase under her cheek. And don’t forget to give that cheek a kiss on Mother’s Day.
From $69.99 | Find Out More
If you’ve been a figurative pain in your mother’s neck from time to time, you can rectify it now by getting her a gift that eases her literal aches.
This portable Shiatsu Massager has eight nodes to apply pressure-point treatment to neck knots and kinks with heat. A 20-minute auto-shutoff function means Mom can let the device knead her right to sleep.
$99 | Find Out More
Lower-quality memory foam pillows can smell like a chemical plant. Not so with BlanQuil’s aromatherapy pillow. Infused with chamomile essential oil, this pillow smells like Mom’s favorite sleep-time tea. The medium-soft pillow carries the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certification, so you can trust the pillow is free of harmful substances.
From $99 | Find Out More
Are you looking for a gift for a soon-to-be mother? This body pillow by Tempur-Pedic will offer much-appreciated support for anyone with a growing baby bump. But it’s also perfect for moms who are committed side-sleepers.
The medium-firm micro cushion material helps support proper spinal alignment for a good night’s sleep reduced aches and pains upon waking.
$159.20 | Find Out More
If you really want to treat Mom to the ultimate in comfort, an adjustable bed base will do the trick. The Mattress Firm 600 can be positioned to elevate the head for lounging or reading in bed. Or Mom can kick up her feet without having to grab oodles of pillows. Plus, three massage settings boost the bliss factor.
Or go for the TEMPUR Ergo Extend Adjustable Base, which gently, and quietly, tilts Mom’s mattress to an anti-snore position if her bedmate gets a little noisy.
From $1,099.99 | Find Out More
So you bought your mom a vacuum robot last year, and now you’re plumb out of ideas. Why not get her a sleep robot this time? Although the Somnox can’t actually do the sleeping for Mom, it might help her snag more Z’s.
The robot, encased in a soft sleeve, acts almost like a teddy bear sleep coach. Through its own “breathing” and soothing sounds, it helps Mom regulate her breath and calm her mind.
$499 | Find Out More
What's better than cotton? Breathable fabrics that don't collect last night's hot flashes. If Mom has complained about hot sleep, grab her a full set of sheets made with cooling technology. The Breathe Max set will make Mom's bed look hotel-chic, with undeniable comfort and exceptional breathability. And they won't shrink in the wash either.
$56.24 | Find Out More
Is your mom a bibliophile who loves to read in bed? The Kindle Oasis allows her to shift the paper white screen to a warm amber shade for an eye-soothing effect that won’t inhibit her sleep. Plus, she can pair this e-reader with her Bluetooth headphones for a seamless switch to audio books if she prefers giving her peepers a rest pre-doze.
From $249.99 | Find Out More
The Manta Sleep Mask is like a pair of blackout curtains for Mom’s eyes. Ordinary sleep masks bulge or bunch, letting in slivers of light. But Manta cups the eyes without placing pressure on them, creating a hideaway for those peepers. The adjustable mask also fits securely around her head, so it doesn’t budge — no matter Mom’s favorite sleeping position — leaving ample breathing room for the nose.
And your mother will love that it comes with a bag for machine washability.
$29.99 | Find Out More
If Mom likes listing to music or a soothing podcast before bed, these headphones are for her. The HoomBand secures ultra-flat earphones in cozy washable fabric that Mom can wrap around her noggin without experiencing discomfort. The band comes with an access card for the HoomBand App, which offers guided meditations and other slumber-promoting sounds.
From $79.90 | Find Out More
Massage chairs are usually too big and bulky to fit — or look good — in a primary bedroom, so they often get relegated to lesser-used spaces. Not with this sleek, modern Ji chair, which features zero gravity recline and full body compression.
Even better, Ji Zero tackles tension at the bottoms of Mom's feet, helping her walk away feeling like she's walking on air.
$1,999.99 | Find Out More
A pillow mist is the kind of little luxury that conjures spa retreats.
Osea’s version is rooted in science. The vagus nerve is a big component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us relax rather than go into fight-or-flight mode. This nerve can be stimulated through scent, such as the relaxing essential oils of chamomile and lavender in Osea’s pillow mist. A few spritzes, and Mom will Zen out on her way to spa-like snoozeville.
$32 | Find Out More
A hot cup of tea can be the perfect thing to help your mom chillax before bed. This tea gift set provides a stainless-steel strainer and lid for steeping, a spoon for the perfect scoop, 15 tea filter bags, clover honey and stirrer, and of course your choice of a loose-leaf tea. May we suggest the Sweet Dreams blend?
$50 | Find Out More
Not naming any names, but does Mom snuggle with a snorer? A sound machine will drown out the noise that distracts her from drifting off. DOZE offers six options, including white noise, fan, stream, ocean, rain, and summer night.
Plus, a pulsing light on the ceiling offers a breath therapy guide for those nights where Mom needs some extra help falling asleep.
$39.99 | Find Out More
Give Mom the gift of cork. No, we’re not talking about popping the bubbly. Although you can do that too for Mother’s Day. These cork massage balls let her work out all the knots at nighttime. She can roll out aching feet with the smaller size or use the two balls of the same size to ease tension along her spine.
$28 | Find Out More
If Mom likes to read, knit, journal or relax with other activities in bed before lights out, treat her to a lamp that won’t hinder her rest. This portable LED light uses patented GoodDay and GoodNight spectrum technologies. At night Mom can enjoy warmer colors rather than blue light, which can impact melatonin levels and affect sleep.
The lamp is portable and rechargeable, so she can take it to any room in the house or on vacation.
$109 | Find Out More
No more counting sheep on the ceiling for Mom. Instead, she’ll watch a soothing green light that expands and contracts, reminding her to take deep inhales and exhales to its rhythm. Such diaphragmatic breathing is a meditative technique proven to help quash anxiety and boost sleep quality. This disc-like device is about the size of a hockey puck, so it won’t add any stressful clutter.
$60 | Find Out More
If the mom you’d like to celebrate tends to treat herself to long hot soaks, then a bathtub caddy will amp up her experience. This stunning handcrafted version, available in several wood finishes, even has the perfect notch to hold her wine glass while she lets those salts and oils bliss her out. She’ll be perfectly pampered for her celebratory day ahead.
$67.50 | Find Out More
Mom deserves a bed of roses rather than a bed of thorns, but what if a bed of sharp objects brings her relaxation? At first glance, this mat looks like something torturous, but its more than 6,000 acupressure points are designed to help ease muscle tension and pain.
The mat, available in nine colors, is made of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic hemp and cotton, and the points are made of hypoallergenic ABS plastic.
$59.99 | Find Out More
Give your mom a rock for Mother’s Day without breaking the bank at the jewelry store. The Kate McLeod Sleep Stone is really a luxe lotion bar made of nourishing cocoa butter and the calming essential oils chamomile and lavender. Mom can apply it for a bedtime boost before nodding off. She’ll appreciate that the bar is designated Leaping Bunny cruelty-free and MADE SAFE certified.
$38 | Find Out More
Clutter on Mom’s nightstand is no good for her sleep. If she’s a device diva — aren’t we all these days? — get her an aesthetically pleasing docking station to charge her gadgets. The Oakywood Triple Dock, handcrafted in Poland out of solid walnut or oak, offers a spot for her iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods to charge while she, too, recharges.
From $79 | Find Out More
Whether your mom likes tea before tucking in or morning coffee while still under the covers, this warming mug will keep her bedside beverage toasty. A specialized charger uses magnetic induction energy to heat up the mug’s metallic base. As a bonus, the gorgeous golden mug comes with a monogrammed initial, so she won’t have to share.
$79 | Find Out More
Most flowers have a short shelf life, but the petit rose from Dear Fleurs will last for one to three years. It maintains its softness and scent via a Japanese flower-preserving technique. Each petit rose comes in a tiny leather-finished keepsake box, and you can include a 150-character message telling Mom how much she means to you. It’s the perfect gift to wake up to on Mother’s Day.
$45 | Find Out More
All prices were accurate at the time of publication.
Wondering how all this helps mom sleep? We got the science of teas for sleep, baths for bedtime, and weighted blankets for anxiety. Plus a plethora of good tips for better sleep that you can take home and share.