15 Best Gifts for Stressed Out Moms on the Edge

Fancy Chocolates in a box with overlay 15 Best Gifts for Stressed Out Moms

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

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Box of Chocolates with Overlay 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.

Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Lotion and Body Wash & Foam Bath, Eucalyptus Spearmint – New 20

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief – Eucalyptus & Spearmint Bath Soak

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.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay

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!

Kipling Seoul GO S Backpack


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?

Doc Martens Women’s 1461 Wanderlust Oxford

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!

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 4

6. For her Jewelry and her Potterhead Obsession: HP Hedwig’s Jewelry Cage


Is this Harry Potter Hedwig’s Jewelry Cage from Pottery Barn not the most lovely and highly functional way for the ladies in your life to organize and display her earrings, necklaces, sunglasses, perfume and more?

Now she can pick out her favorite earrings for the day without frustration, and smile at Hedwig the Snowy Owl atop her perch.

7. To help her sleep better: Aromatherapy Pillow Spray

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist with Natural Essential Oils (Sleep, Lavender + Vanilla)

 If mom has trouble sleeping, let her try misting her pillow with this aromatic pillow mist from Bath and Body Works to help her catch the sleepy bug.

8. For keeping dinner time madness at bay: A MyFreezEasy freeze-ahead meal plan program

Just what every overwhelmed mom needs in her life, the answer to “What’s for Dinner”?

MyFreezEasy is about helping her create more time and space in her life, and her calendar, to focus on the things that matter to her.

With freezer cooking and prep-ahead meals, she’ll end up saving so much money with the budget-friendly recipes. And she’ll also save tons of time, cut down on food waste, and free up some mental space from the burden of the “What’s For Dinner” fight that can happen every night.

Take dinner out of the freezer, thaw for 20 min, and cook in 30 min or less. PERFECT!

This program pairs perfectly with the Instant Pot

Get the recipes, shopping lists, and step-by-step directions for putting meals together and into the freezer.  Learn exactly what to do and when to do it, from chopping veggies to opening cans to mixing up sauces and marinades.

The simple to follow directions will help you get in and out of the kitchen in a flash!

The Freezer to Instant Pot Meals Plan contains a list of meals that freeze, thaw and cook well in the electric pressure cooker.

Memberships are available in Monthly, Quarterly and Annual membership plans.

I have an annual plan and I can personally say, my experience has been nothing short of GRATEFUL for this program and the easy to follow directions. The knowledge that I can put a wholesome meal together in less time than it takes to order pizza and wait for delivery is the icing on the cake!

9. To shake things up – give her a Vitamix

Vitamix Ascent A2500 Blender

This baby can do a range of functions to help keep mom healthy. Make smoothies, nut butter, almond milk, make dressings, soups, grind flour, blend up pancake batter.

I could go on and on. And the range of machines can go from very simple to super high tech. These babies are so powerful, your chia seeds don’t stand a chance!

This is one of the newer models with some modern functionality built-in. I have an older version, but I picked one here that has my favorite functionality. I like the set it and forget it settings where I dump in all my smoothie ingredients, turn it on the smoothie function, and walk away until it’s done.

Who has time for babysitting the blender? We’re too busy chasing after a toddler and making sure the dog doesn’t chew our new kitchen table, and with this pre-set settings type, you won’t need to either.

She won’t ever get the urge to pay $7 for a smoothie while she’s out, knowing she can make a darn good one herself at home with almost no fuss at all. Blending for the win!

10. A 10-in-1 gadget to cook the dinner for her: the Instant Pot Ultra

Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer

This little beauty is a marvel for busy moms. You can make rice, chili, stew, beans, oatmeal, chicken roast, chicken bone broth, and so much more. You can slow cook with it, you can make yogurt, and cheesecake, steam broccoli, make roasted potatoes, make soup, mac ‘n cheese, desserts, hard-boiled eggs, and more.

I resisted for so long adding one more appliance to my kitchen, but seriously I am so glad that I finally did, and I honestly wish I had started this long ago.

PERFECT for game nights. Just perfect. And paired with meals pre-prepped and ready to cook in the freezer? It’s a no brainer for busy, overwhelmed, stressed out moms, like me.


If she needs to learn how to use her Electric Pressure Cooker (we actually all do), get her this quick and easy online course from $5Dinners called: EPC101

The EPC101 is a self-paced electric pressure cooker course that teaches quickly and thoroughly how to work and become a master at cooking with your Instant Pot. I highly recommend this to gain confidence with your Instant Pot and the course is very inexpensive. Get access to the EPC101 course here.

11. So she doesn’t have to cook at all: Dinner out with friends or Date Night with her lover.

Does she need a babysitter for the kids so she can getaway? Hook her up with a night out of the house.

Maybe you can set up to trade a couple of nights a month with another couple to watch each others’ kids. This way  both couples can have a few nights out a month for date night without the added expense of hiring a babysitter.

12. A place to let her write it all down and get it out of her head: Journal

Do you wish you could take charge of your schedule, manage dozens of to-do lists, develop healthy habits, and keep every note and idea you’ve ever had for the day in one place?

With bullet journaling, you can stay on top of everything that’s important to you! It’s the ONLY planning system personalized to your exact needs because you get to decide what to include.

Grab this powerful new resource that teaches you step-by-step how to start! I am so glad I use a bullet journal and I don’t think I could ever go back to a heavy bulky yearly planner again. 

Get the ebook Brainbook by Kalyn Brooke Here

When you have so much going on in your work, family, and home life that you cannot keep up, a planner system might be the way to go. Yes, we all have our phones for using a digital calendar, but there are the rare occasions that an event will be deleted or not save at all.

Having a backup on paper can be wise, plus I know for me, seeing things on paper can feel more concrete.

Sometimes you want to quickly jot down your to-do list to dump out your brain and clear it out. It works wonders for my productivity to do this and let’s face it, pen and paper can be faster.

Also, a bullet journal can let you track what you care about and doesn’t waste space on what you don’t.

Perhaps you would like to track how many days this week you held to your devotion time, or if you took your medicine and vitamins today (for those starting a new habit), or took a walk.

Or you want to be able to look back on how many times over the past month you hit the gym. A completely customizable system of your design is the ticket for a lot of busy people.

Here are some great tools for this:

My Favorite Bullet Journaling Guide: Brainbook by Brooke

brain book

Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Medium Dotted Journal

I really like the versatility of a Dotted Journal. The size of the Leuchtturnm1917 is compact enough to fit in my small backpack. I also like the two ribbon placeholders and the elastic to keep it closed.

The dotted journal format vs lines creates a lot of versatility to create boxes for tracking, making calendars, and breaking up thoughts.

PILOT FriXion Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens 10-pack of Assorted Colors

These erasable gel pens are amazing!!! They erase completely and for me nearly eliminate the need for pencils in my planner.  This set comes in great colors for a joyful journaling experience.

13. Need I say more? Spa Day Massage and Mani/Pedi

Who doesn’t like a nice day of pampering? Maybe you give her the gift of a facial, massage, or manicure/pedicure.

At least when she is wringing her hands and looks down at a fresh manicure, they will look pretty.

14. The ultimate reconnecting treat: A Weekend Away with husband or friends

The truth is stressed-out moms sometimes just need a couple of days away to recharge her batteries.

What an amazing gift you can give her, she will be over the moon in gratitude, and will hopefully come back fresh and relaxed and ready to jump into the parenting trenches again.

15. When everything else is failing: Therapy to the RESCUE! Oh, and did I mention Chocolate? Yeah, that too!

If all this is not enough to help ease her stress, your girl may have some real-life stuff she needs help to work through. It’s okay to suggest to her that she find someone experienced to talk to.

Therapy is a beautiful thing.

Getting someone else’s objective opinion can do wonders for a person who may feel like no one understands what she is going through.

Or she just may need real advice on how to handle the problems of her life. There is no shame in that game.

If she is open,  connect her with resources to get the help she may not only crave but might really need for her own mental and physical well being.

That, and a big box of gourmet chocolates. She deserves it.

The LIST: 15 Best Gifts for Stressed-Out Moms

  1. Bath Soaks and Aromatherapy
  2. Books
  3. Backpack by Kipling
  4. Doc Martens to feel cool again and be comfortable
  5. Apple Watch
  6. HP Hedwig’s Jewelry Cage
  7. Aromatherapy Pillow Spray
  8. MyFreezEasy Subscription
  9. Vitamix
  10. Instant Pot
  11. Dinner out with friends/husband
  12. Journal and Pen Set: Leuchtturm 1917 and Friction Erasable Pens Set, Bullet Journaling Brainbook ebook
  13. Spa Day & Mani-Pedi
  14. Weekend Away with husband or friends
  15. The gift of Talking It Out aka Therapy

Well, I hope this list of the 15 Best Gifts for Stressed Out Moms on the Edge, has helped you think of a few things that you can do to pamper and support your stressed-out mom, friend, wife, sister, daughter.

She is a superwoman and won’t she be tickled pink to know that she is appreciated for everything that she does for everyone else. And if this superwoman is you, I applaud you, sister!!!

Cheers Chandra Laboy Joy

P.S. Need a gift-giving list organizer to help you keep it all your ideas altogether? Here is an electric version of a Gift List for your Trello Boards that you can access online and on your phone in our FREE Resource Library. Great for copying and pasting the links for future use as well. And of course for our paper and pen gals, the Christmas List Brainstorm Printable is a must to keep your ideas organized.

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