14 Gifts for Moms Who Are on the Edge of Losing Their Sanity


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Whether the mom you're buying for is a working one or a stay-at-home mama, we can promise you she is stressed. Reining in tiny humans is HARD work, and she does it, 24/7. Add the stress of crafting the perfect holiday on top of it, and by the time gifts are handed out, she is good and ready for a little relaxation. To reward the high-stressed mama in your life, we pulled together 14 gift ideas to get her back to a zen state -- at least somewhat. 

  • F2 Nap Shiatsu Foot Massager

    Every mom deserves to take a load off her feet. And in the rare chance she actually gets to sit down, you can make it a luxury experience by letting her feet be treated to this four-speed massager.

    F2 Nap Shiatsu Foot Massager ($130, Brookstone)

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  • Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball

    Listen, on days when the washer breaks, the kids have a horrific virus, and she has a killer headache, she will appreciate having this as an outlet. 

    Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball ($18, Amazon)

  • Chill Pill 3D iPhone Case

    Hey, every mom needs a little reminder to breathe (and deserves a little laugh).

    Chill Pill 3D iPhone Case ($22, Valfrye)

  • Engraved Office Nameplate

    Every mom, working or not, deserves to have this little reminder.

    Engraved Office Nameplate ($31, Amazon)

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  • Inspirational Bracelet

    Moms are always on the go, so it's good to have them remember that life isn't always a race. 

    Inspirational Bracelet ($20, Etsy)

  • Himalayan Salt Lamp

    Supposedly this little lamp can remove "negative ions" in the air while producing a calming and relaxing glow to get your favorite mom to her place of peace. 

    Himalayan Salt Lamp ($15, Amazon)

  • Arrow Necklace Diffuser

    Aside from being super cute, you can load this necklace up with calming essential oils so Mom can take a deep breath and relax wherever she goes. 

    Arrow Necklace Diffuser ($23, Etsy)

  • Stress Reliever Wine Glass

    When the kids see Mommy with this glass in her hand, they'll know to give her a few minutes. 

    Stress Reliever Wine Glass ($9, Etsy)

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  • Anxiety Stress Relief Fidget Cube

    Who says toys are just for kids? Sometimes distracting the mind can bring you to a place of zen, and this little fidget cube has enough clicks and taps to help Mom clear her head in no time. 

    Anxiety Stress Relief Fidget Cube ($8, Amazon)

  • Magic Wand

    LISTEN. UP. PARTNERS. While this one definitely shouldn't be given in front of the kids, it still is a great gift idea. Nothing encompasses stress relief and "me-time" quite like this gift. Plus, you could get some fun out of this one too!

    Magic Wand ($60, Babeland)

  • Scalp Massager

    This nifty little tool can put Mom in a trance. The gentle rubbing of the scalp can relieve tension and give Mom the five-minute break she desperately deserves.

    Scalp Massager ($8, Amazon)

  • "Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book"

    Coloring is a proven stress reliever, but one that can make you laugh while you do it is pretty incredible.

    Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book ($4, Amazon)

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  • Spa-Mist Ultrasonic Oil and Fragrance Diffuser Silver - SpaRoom

    If Mom can't stop for even a second, make her environment a peaceful one. Paired with calming essential oils, this diffuser can mist four hours of soothing aromas to help Mom keep her cool.

    Spa-Mist Ultrasonic Oil and Fragrance Diffuser Silver - SpaRoom ($30, Target)

  • Dammit Doll Classic

    Let Mom take her frustrations out on this squeezable doll.

    Dammit Doll Classic ($14, Amazon)

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