Mothers are our caregivers, cheerleaders, counselors, teachers, and so much more. Most days it seems they hardly have any time for themselves. On Mothers Day we should take time to honor our mothers, who give so much to us. Rather than buying a stereotypical Mothers Day gift like candy or flowers, think about something a bit more long-lasting that would really make your mom’s day. To help you out, we’ve put together some Mothers Day gifts that we know busy homeschool moms will love.
Gifts for busy moms can be divided into two main categories: practical or self-care products. Practical gifts can help mom with everyday tasks or make her life easier such as kitchen gadgets, organizers, or cleaning supplies. Self-care gifts can give moms a break and a treat, such as spa products, books, or gift cards. Practical gifts allow mom to save time, and self-care gifts help her make the most of that precious time. Here we’ve listed five of each type, plus one extra item that could go in either category. This Mothers Day, give your mom something that she will really use and enjoy!
Any gift that allows mom to relax instead of clean is a clear winner! The smart vacuum by Roomba syncs to your Wi-Fi and Alexa so mom can do everything from her phone. Simply use the IRobot Home App or your voice assistant to tell the Roomba robot to vacuum up daily dirt, dust, and debris and consider it done. It even learns from your cleaning habits to offer up customized schedules. The Roomba runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging. Keep your home tidy without having to lift a finger! Roomba will take vacuuming off your mind!
Bentgo is your go-to Bento box for one-pan meals and lunches. It fits into most lunch bags and boxes for on-the-go healthy meals and snacks. One set includes 10 lids and 10 containers. That’s enough to pack a work week of lunches for two people or multiple meals for one. Each lunch box container has the volume embossed on the tray so there’s no need to measure portions. Bentgo containers are BPA-free and easy to clean, freeze, microwave, and serve to save mom time in the kitchen. Cook meals for the week all at once and store them in the fridge or freezer to end the hassle of daily cooking! We like Bentgo because they’re not cheap-looking shiny black plastic like so many others. Even though they’re thin plastic, the soft mottled hues and surface texture actually give them a ceramic appearance. Bentgos are available in three different colors (mint, gold, khaki green). Even better, it’s a PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE! Bentgo supports Feed the Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives hope and resources for hungry children and families. Since 2017, Bentgo has donated more than $300,000 to help end hunger.
You may have seen it on TV, but if you’ve never tried it, you’ve been missing out. The Instant Pot will save your mom tons of cooking time! It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, and food warmer all in one. Plus, because it sautees in the pan, there’s often only ONE dish to wash at the end. Makes meal prep so easy! The Instant Pot has easy-to-wipe-clean buttons, fingerprint-resistant, stainless-steel sides, and a dishwasher-safe lid, inner pot, and accessories. The inner cooking pot that comes as part of the set is high quality stainless steel, but we recommend buying the ceramic insert for easier cleanup, as it’s naturally non-stick.
This Hamilton Beach personal blender is the perfect kitchen gadget for whipping up delicious shakes, smoothies, and protein-packed beverages in an instant. The powerful motor and stainless steel blades stand up to large ice cubes and frozen fruits, while also blending leafy greens smoothly. The 14-ounce BPA-free blender jar doubles as a to-go cup with a travel lid. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a breeze. It’s important for busy moms to take care of their health. The Hamilton Beach personal blender is a quick and easy way to make sure mom gets more vitamins and nutrients into her diet so she’ll have plenty of energy for everything she needs to do.
Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo is almost like a joke present, but it’s not. This waterless shampoo is great for overworked moms who don’t even have time to wash their hair! (Hint: Busy teens like it too.) It leaves hair feeling washed and instantly absorbs oil while leaving no unwanted white residue. The Not Your Mother’s Variety Pack includes one 7-ounce bottle of Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo in Original Fragrance, one 7-ounce bottle of Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Body Building Dry Shampoo in Orange Mango Fragrance, and one 7-ounce bottle of Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo in Toasted Coconut Fragrance. Not only is Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo a time-saver, but it’s also formulated with the highest quality ingredients. This shampoo is sulfate surfactant-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free, dye-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. Welcome to a new reality where your hair feels freshly washed without a drop of water! So practical, for both home and travel!
And now we can easily transition into the Mothers Day self-care gifts…
Summer is coming and mom needs to take care of her skin. This 6 piece Classics set includes Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to nourish and hydrate nails and cuticles; Coconut Foot Cream to pamper feet; Beeswax Lip Balm to replenish dry lips; Classic Hand Salve and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream to nurture and moisturize dry hands; and a tin of Res-Q Ointment to nourish and moisturize dehydrated skin. Burt’s Bees Classics are time tested originals made with the finest ingredients from nature. The giftable tin is designed to be gift ready so you can skip the wrapping. Give the gift of nourishment with Burt’s Bees all-natural skin care!
These relaxing and refreshing shower melts provide the benefits of an aromatherapy spa from home. They will help mom unwind and relax in the evening and kickstart the day with great mood and energy. Simply place one shower fizzie tablet in the corner of the shower and don’t submerge it. Breathe slowly and deeply, and enjoy the wonderful aroma. Shower Steamers are septic-safe and cruelty-free, made with essential oils and natural fragrances that offer pleasantly invigorating scents without being overwhelming or strange-smelling. And there are so many choices, she’ll want to try them all! Every gift set includes 6 shower bomb tablets. Also available in 12- and 18-packs!
The ROSE GOLD set of refreshing shower melts features the wonderful scents of Lavender, Menthol, Vanilla & Sweet Orange, Bergamot & Mandarin, Pomegranate & Rose, Peony & Pear.
The RED set enhances immune support with the fragrant scents of Lavender, Peppermint, Vanilla & Sweet Orange, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Pomegranate & Rose, Lemongrass & Coconut.
The BLUE set lets you breathe easy with the delicious scents of Watermelon, Grapefruit, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Peony & Pear, Cacao & Orange, Lemongrass & Coconut.
The PURPLE set features Lavender, Menthol & Eucalyptus, Vanilla & Orange, Watermelon, Grapefruit, and Peppermint.
The PURPLE WAVES set contains Lavender, Cocoa & Orange, Bergamot & Mandarin, Pomegranate & Rose, Peony & Pear, Lemongrass & Coconut.
Does your mom love the ocean? Maybe she doesn’t have time to go to the beach for Mothers Day, but you can bring the ocean to her. Pamper her with a bucket filled with ocean-scented shower gel, bubble bath, bath salts, bath bombs, body lotion, hand cream, hand soap, body butter, and more. It even includes a reed diffuser that gives off a refreshing ocean scent and can effectively purify the air. The light, non-pungent scent helps relax and invigorate body and spirit. The full-sized products are all nicely arranged in a metal bucket wrapped in a ribbon, making it a lovely gift.
This at-home foot spa promises all the fixings of a professional pedicure like massaging water jets, a heated water system, invigorating bubbles, and raised nodes to help ease sore and tired feet. There’s also a removable pumice stone to help exfoliate rough heels. This foot spa was designed with an integrated splash guard that helps prevent splashing and spills. A convenient toe-touch control allows mom to turn it on and off without even getting her hands wet. This makes it easy for mom to read a book or nurse the baby while simultaneously soaking her weary feet at the end of a long busy day.
This delightful daily devotional of 365 encouraging readings and prayers would be a great Mothers Day gift for Christian moms. The book packs a powerful dose of comfort, encouragement, and inspiration into 3-minute readings designed to give mom the spiritual pick-me-up she needs. Minute 1: meditate on a scripture; Minute 2: read through a devotional; Minute 3: read a prayer designed to help jump-start a conversation with God. Even the busiest mom has time for these daily devotions. In just 3 short minutes per day, your mom will be on her way to complete spiritual refreshment!
Bonus Gift Idea
This gift could actually fit under either category, as these slippers are both practical and spa-worthy! The cushioned slide sandal platform shoes are great for wearing indoors or outdoors. They have a delightfully bouncy cushioned sole, an anti-skid outer sole, bending flexibility, and a fully waterproof construction. They are super soft, washable, non-slip, quiet, ergonomic and comfortable to wear. They’re light as a feather and so soft, it’s like stepping on a cloud. The interior of these slippers are slightly recessed with upturned sides to snugly wrap your feet. We also like the thick sole (about 1.6-inch thick), so it’s more like a platform sandal which makes you taller and keeps your feet off the ground. These slippers are made of high-quality molded EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) – making them quick-drying and and easy to clean so they’re great for the shower, pool or patio. They are available in women’s sizes 4-15 and come in a variety of cute colors – 19 to be exact! So mom, you, sis, and grandma can each have a pair of cloud slippers in their favorite color and they won’t get mixed up.
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