7 Self-Care Gifts to Give This Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is around the corner! If you’re scouting some last minute ideas to show your mom some love this holiday, we’ve got you covered.
Here at DipWell we’re committed to supporting women in all stages of life, providing them with new and innovative products that help them feel empowered and confident. So if you’re looking for ways to show the women in your life appreciation, or you’re getting a gift for yourself this May, we’re 100% on board.
Here’s a roundup of seven ideas for celebrating the important women in your life this Mother’s Day. We’ve included gifts you can ship from afar, and ways you can celebrate in person. When in doubt, think about mixing a couple of them together. And don’t forget that card or phone call so you can express your love in your own words.
1. Give Her a Fresh Powder Dip Mani
Nothing says girl time like a nail painting sesh. Give your mom a fresh, fun manicure by sharing your Dipwell powders with her. Let her choose her favorite shade, and then let her sit back and relax while you create the perfect, chip-free manicure for her.
It’s really two gifts in one: quality time with you, and a gorgeous manicure!
If her tastes run towards classic neutrals, consider a shade from the Naturale collection.
Pictured here: NA-07, NA-15, or NA-23
If she favors brighter pastels for Spring, then shades from our Pastel collection would be a perfect fit.
Pictured here: PA-01, PA-15, PA-19.
Of course whether your mom favors classic French manis, or the brightest neons, there’s a dip powder to suit her color scheme.
2. Give Her the Gift of Gorgeous Nails All Year Long
Help your mom look like a million bucks, without a big monthly salon bill by gifting her a DipWell kit of her own! She’ll be able to get the same acrylic dip powder nails salons provide, but it’ll take less time, and she can get her nails looking fab on her own timetable.
So whether she’s the NPR-listening type, the GOT fan, or the Jeopardy loyalist, she’ll be able to do her nails without missing an episode. And her nails will look as good at carpool pickup as they will at her bridge club or in her office boardroom.
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3. Go Old School with Fresh Flowers!
Stopping by a local florist is the perfect way to surprise your mom. If she already has a lot of vases, skip the vase and help her keep the clutter down. On the other hand, if you’re not sure she’ll have a vase, or if you’re bringing them to a different venue instead of her home, then be sure to include a vase so they won’t be out of water too long.
And if you’re not in the same town as your mom, you can order a bouquet of her favorite blooms online. Companies like Farmgirl Flowers and The Bouqs are changing the online flower scene with clear pricing, and more modern arrangements than those found on old school sites.
4. Take Her on a Brunch Date
Mother’s Day brunches are a staple at many restaurants for good reason - if there’s one day of the year that your mom deserves time off from cooking, it’s Mother’s Day. So this year, pick up the phone and make a reservation at one of her favorite restaurants, or introduce her to a new one.
It’s the perfect way to gather up siblings for a larger gathering too - even if you don’t have space to host at your own place.
Go a step further and extend the invite to other women who’ve had an influential role in your life - grandmothers, aunts, mentors and friends.
5. Give the Gift of Relaxation
There’s a lot of content about the importance of self care these days. But how many of our moms actually take time to pamper themselves? If your mom won’t do it for herself, give it as a gift and book a massage for her.
New startups like Squeeze (from Drybar founder Ali Webb) are making it easier than ever to fit a massage into a busy schedule and create an affordable, yet luxurious massage experience. Plus they have easy-to-book gift options, too!
If you’re not sure which place to book in your mom’s area, keep in mind that national chain Massage Envy has over 1,000 locations!
6. Give (and Receive) the Gift of Story
When’s the last time you took time to ask your mom about herself? So often moms are busy organizing life for their families and being in the caretaker role, that we don’t always take the time to get to know our moms as individuals.
So this Mother’s Day, take time to sit down and ask your mom questions about her life - her childhood, her dreams, her first job experience, her best and worst dates, her favorite family memories…
And then take time to truly, deeply listen. You’ll walk away with a deeper appreciation of who your mom is and you’ll be giving her the gift of feeling wanted and appreciated. Bonus points: you’ll have more intel you can use for picking the perfect gift next year!
7. Give a Gift that Keeps Giving all Year
Subscription boxes are all the rage, and with good reason! They let us give our loved ones items they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. And it’s a chance for them to branch out and try new things, without feeling the risk that creeps in when you buy a full-sized version at full price.
Pairing a handmade mug with a coffee or tea subscription is a great way to show you care, and brighten her day, over and over throughout the year.
Atlas Coffee Club offers gift options for 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions of single origin coffees that come delivered with information on each flavor profile, postcards from each featured country, and brewing recommendations.
Mistobox surprises recipients with artisan whole bean or ground coffee, according to your individual preference profile. And they also offer variable subscription lengths.
If your mom is more of a tea drinker, give her a Sips by subscription so she can try four new teas every month, complete with steeping guidelines and recipes.
Whichever gift you choose, know that it’s the thought and care that count the most!
Written by Anna Bradshaw