5 Mental Health Friendly Gift Ideas for Moms

mental health gifts for moms
Identity Magazine for Mompreneurs
Written by TeamIdentity

Whether for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or just a random Wednesday, gift-giving is a great way to show moms that you value and appreciate all they do

Motherhood is a beautiful journey filled with joy and love. Even though it’s a beautiful time for many, it’s also very common for moms to struggle throughout the process. Between postpartum depression, anxiety, and just the day-to-day overwhelm of being a mom, it’s essential for others to help moms feel encouraged and supported. Whether for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or just a random Wednesday, gift-giving is a great way to show moms that you value and appreciate all they do.

Choosing a gift for a mom that promotes relaxation and self-care can show her how much you prioritize her mental well-being.

Check out some of these mental health-friendly gift ideas for moms.

A break

Caring for kids, managing a house, and balancing work are exhausting for moms. All the responsibilities can leave them feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Gifting a break to a mom will allow her to step back, rest, and recharge. Offer to babysit her children for a few hours so she can have some time to herself. This will give her the freedom to do what she wants, whether to relax, grab a cup of coffee or catch up with friends. You can also give her a break with household chores.

Helping out with cooking, cleaning, laundry, or grocery shopping will allow her a break and let her know she is supported. Click here if you want other ways to give the mom in your life a break from responsibility.

Yoga Mat

Because motherhood can be physically and mentally demanding, a yoga mat is an excellent gift for a mom. It will encourage her to focus on her health and well-being and create a space to add regular relaxation to her routine. A yoga mat is a thoughtful, practical gift to encourage the mom in your life to prioritize her self-care. You could also pair other gifts for yoga lovers with the mat. For example, some cozy leggings, grip socks, or a nice water bottle will encourage them to continue practicing yoga, reaping all the mental health benefits. 

mental health gifts for moms

Journaling Set

Journaling can reduce stress and anxiety, promote mindfulness, and clarify uncertain situations. Gifting a nice journaling set is a great way to encourage her to spend time writing down her thoughts and feelings. It can give her new opportunities to reflect on her mental health, get creative, and practice gratitude. The way journals can be used is limitless, and it is an open-ended gift that allows the recipient to use it in the way that is best for them.

A journal can even help reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed if used for tracking important information, to-do lists, and goals. Consider getting a personalized journal that reflects the recipient’s personality. A journaling set is a great gift to encourage a mom to take time for herself to unwind.

Meal Kit Subscription

Meal planning and grocery shopping can be stressful and time-consuming. Gifting a meal kit subscription box to a mom will give her a break from spending time in the kitchen. Meal kit subscriptions deliver everything needed to make a meal directly to your door. They remove the hassle of deciding what to eat for dinner or returning to the store when you forgot something.

They offer meals for various dietary needs and preferences and can be customized. Most meal kit subscriptions provide healthy meal options, and because everything is pre-measured with ingredients, there is a limited amount of food waste. 

Weighted blanket 

Quality sleep is often rare for a mom, so gifting her a weighted blanket will allow her time for relaxation. Sleep is a critical part of mental well-being, so allowing a chance to improve sleep conditions will, in turn, improve mental health.

Weighted blankets provide deep pressure stimulation, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Weighted blankets are soft and comfortable, giving warmth and new opportunities to de-stress. They come in various sizes and weights, making them suitable for anyone. Weighted blankets are an excellent gift for a mom who needs to improve her sleep and stress levels for her mental health.

These are great ideas to get you started and you can always throw in supportive books, like this quotebook. Many options, you can’t go wrong and you’ll make a Mom feel supported.

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