Know busy, stressed out moms that are hanging on the edge? Want to show her some appreciation and help lower her stress and sense of overwhelm? This gift guide might just be the ticket to making you a rockstar in her eyes and showing that superwoman momma that you care.
The Struggle is Real!
The truth is there are a lot of us moms who have a ton of plates spinning in the air. The roles we take on are numerous and many of us are just plain stressed out. Moms of teens and tots can often feel extremely overwhelmed. Picture this scene if you will:
There is mom, running around after a toddler trying to keep him from banging his head for the third time today, while her teenager is attempting to grab her attention for a hot minute to talk about something important involving school. AND she’s trying to keep the puppy from messing on the kitchen floor! This can start to feel overwhelming at the least and straight up like she’s clinging to the edge of a cliff at it’s worst.
Compound this with a household to clean and maintain, food to defrost for dinner and then COOK, and her work projects to finish, and this mom is now on the brink! She deserves a break, a bar of chocolate, and a diamond ring. Let’s just be honest here.
You may not be able to get her the diamond ring she deserves, but these ideas might help relieve some of her stress, at least until the kids wake up.
Here are the 15 Best Gifts for Stressed Out Moms on the Edge
1. Bath Time Relaxation: Aromatherapy
For some women, the act of soaking in a warm, silky bath can do wonders to reduce stress. If she will allow herself the luxury to take the time, that is.
Try enticing her by adding a touch of aromatherapy to the soak and it might just do wonders. Eucalyptus is known for inducing stress relief.
2. A Virtual Getaway: Books
How can you help her escape to foreign lands, to enchanted realms, or to a beachside retreat in an afternoon? A great book. Head on over to Amazon for the biggest selection to choose from.
If she is a “Potterhead” like I am, let her escape to find some magic. She will be keen to get her hands on this latest installment from The Wizarding World by J.K. Rowling.
3. She doesn’t need another pain in the neck. Get her this supportive bag to replace her daily purse: Backpack Style
When my baby hit around 1 year old, I ditched the bulky baby diaper bag and hitched on one of these cute and totally functional Kipling Backpacks.
I have one that is compact in size, has compartments to organize all of my gear for daily life, and its bright, light, and super cute.But spacious enough to jam in a bunch of board books from our run to the library and a water bottle to boot. Functional and Cute!
4. Turn back time: give her license to head back to her rebellious roots with a new pair of Doc Martens.
Ahhhh the 80s, and my Doc Martens Collection. Memories. Today, I am reliving my youth with these beauties. With a style to fit every woman, the selection on Amazon of Doc Martens is pretty darn good.
Check out these beauties I picked up just to inject some joy and color in my life every time I look down. I get compliments daily too!
Added bonus, even my girls like them and think I look cool. Of course there are more conservative choices available too but what is the fun of that?
5. For her health and to help her keep it all together with a flick of her wrist: The Apple Watch
I loved my Apple Watch. I have had one for years and lost it on a recent trip, and I was bumming. It has not been the same for me ever since. I really do miss the functionality.
The way the Apple Watch monitored my activity, kept me up to date on my schedule, let me know when messages or calls were coming in when my phone was in another room or in the side pocket of my backpack.
It was like having a personal assistant. Seriously.
NOW the Apple Watch Series 5 is waterproof to 50 meters, so you can swim with it. It monitors your heart rate with an electrical heart sensor and lets you know if there is a particular problem that requires follow up.
It now has fall detection and a slew of other health and safety features that make it a must-have for busy moms who need someone (or in this case something) looking out for her health. It’s a GREAT gift and it is definitely on my Wish List this year! Hear that honey?
Again, so many ways to customize it including different watch colors, band types, and colors and customizable watch faces that you can change with a swipe. LOVE my Apple Watch!
Chandra is the chocolate-chip loving mother of 2 teenage girls who started over again with a baby boy in her 40’s! She is the author of The Mom’s Playbook to Conquering Softball Season. She gives other moms the tools they need to prepare their daughters for real life. Her content is centered on helping girls grow up to be well-rounded, equipped, expressive, confident, intelligent, capable, kind and independent.