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If you know any stressed moms (or are one yourself), one of the most loving things someone can do is surprise mom with stress relief gifts! This is a reminder that you don’t really need to order from Amazon to find the perfect gift. She will very much appreciate any of these DIY stress relief gifts to help her relax and feel her best. These gifts are perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, or really any day just cause she’s awesome! 

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Are you a stressed-out mom? Chances are if you aren’t one, you know one.

Being a mom is a hard job, and moms often juggle a handful of tasks at the same time. From being home all day with fussy toddlers to busy working moms and everything in between, it’s no wonder why moms can (and do!) feel stressed out more often than not.

You know as well as I do that moms are notorious for taking care of themselves last. They spend so much time taking care of everyone else that they often forget about themselves until their body forces them to stop and relax by getting sick. Most of the time, they bottle up those emotions, sore muscles and aches (that probably need some massage guns), and all other kinds of soreness to themselves. 

The irony is: moms don’t “have time” to be sick!

That means that stressed-out moms need to reduce their stress. And if the stressed-out mom in your life won’t do it for herself, you can help her out by giving her some helpful gifts for stress relief.

You know, each family member can give her a simple gift of relaxation. Forget the microwave, the cookies waiting to be baked, the freezer that needs to be defrosted, the bathroom that needs to be cleaned. Let mom have some time for self care and privacy and you’ll see her bloom to her best self.

Relieve the Stress with these Stress Relief Gifts for Moms

Today, I’m going to show you some stress relief gifts that are perfect for helping moms relax, de-stress, and unwind. The best part is that you can easily make all these gifts right at home, wrap them up in a special way, and surprise her with a treat to make her day (or week) much better.

Sometimes, a simple stress relief gift is all you need to unwind a little and get the relaxation your heart desires. You don’t even need to consider yourself as being crafty because these DIY gifts to relieve stress are all super easy to make!

Let’s leave out the embroidery kits for now! 

I gathered the most relaxing bath soaks, bath bombs, stress balls, and more that I could find to share with you. Check out these stress relief gifts you can buy if you would rather not make gifts for stress relief. Store-bought or not, these gifts are sure to be relaxing for anyone who needs help unwinding!

11 Best DIY Gifts for Stress Relief

Got a mama in your life who is feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Help her relax and melt the stress away with these easy DIY stress relief gift ideas!

1. Gifts for Stress Relief: DIY Lavender Milk Bath

This DIY lavender milk bath is a perfect way for a stressed mama to sink down in a warm tub  bath to just soak and relax while the stresses of the day melt away. All you need for this amazing and relaxing gift is some powdered milk, baking soda, and lavender essential oils. You might want to insert some extra essential oil blends in the diffuser too!

2. Help Her Melt The Stress of the Day Away with this DIY Stress Ball

Learn how to make your own DIY stress ball! This is a great gift by itself or to toss into a stress relief gift basket for a mama to squeeze when she feels overwhelmed and her nervous system feels like cracking. All you need for this DIY stress ball is a balloon and some flour. You will need a funnel to get the flour into the balloon, and you may want to also grab some super glue to help seal the end. It’s a cool way to chill, without the need of yoga mats!

3. Super Simple Stress Relief Bath Salts with Eucalyptus and Spearmint

Give mom a time for some meditation while enjoying a scent of relaxation. These stress-relief bath salts will not only soothe away the craziness, but the aroma of eucalyptus and spearmint together is delightful and calming to the mind and the body! It’s super simple to make since all you have to do is combine the ingredients and put them in a pretty jar or bottle. 

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4. Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Foot Scrub

Sometimes, a homemade foot scrub to do a little at-home DIY pedicure can bring some much-needed joy and happiness to the day. There’s nothing like having silky smooth feet with a fresh coat of polish! This scrub is hydrating and helps to exfoliate your feet. All you need to create this foot scrub is a few natural ingredients: coconut oil, cocoa butter, vanilla, peppermint essential oil. That’s it!

This is a wonderful gift on its own, although mom may appreciate a nice foot rub with it, too! You can also give this with a pair of fuzzy socks for a night of delicious comfort. 

5. DIY Natural Headache Relief Bath Bombs

I love to toss in a nice headache bath bomb in the shower when I go to wash off for the night. That tension headache instantly disappears! This would make a great gift for a friend who is struggling during an especially difficult time. Here is the list of ingredients you will need to create your own bath bombs:

  • baking soda
  • citric acid
  • Epsom salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Almond oil
  • Witch hazel
  • Green mica powder
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Small spray bottle with water
  • bath bomb molds


OneCrazyHouse gifts for stress relief 3 Bath bombs, 2 of them in a bowl

6. Rejuvenating Stress Relief and Scar Reducation Body Butter

Get silky smooth skin and cast those cares away with this rejuvenating body butter for stress (not available). This butter is also great for minimizing scars on the skin and hydrating deeply. Body butter is wonderful for those times of the year when our skin needs a bit extra moisture, like during the heat of the summer and the frigid cold in the winter. This amazing lotion has wonderful ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and Vitamin E, and can last for months with no preservatives. 

7. DIY Essential Oil Anxiety Roller

Another great gift to give, if she is a fan of essential oils, is this anxiety roller! It is made with a blend of essential oils that will help wipe away that anxious feeling lurking around.

There are several essential oils that are good for anxiety, stress, and depression.
● Lavender has a calming and soothing ability that not only lessens anxiety, it also promotes improved sleep habits, and contributes to uplifting your mood.
● Lavender has been found to be particularly useful as part of a treatment plan for postpartum depression.
● Frankincense is known to help to treat anxiety and depression by promoting a tranquil and peaceful mood
OneCrazyHouse gifts for stress relief Bottle of Essential Oil Rub On in front of tray with counter

8. Mint and Lemon Sugar Scrub

A mint and lemon sugar scrub will exfoliate the skin nicely, and aromatherapy is a wonderful way to relax and boost your mood! Lemon is a great mood lifter, and it’s also a natural astringent. It’s also packed with Vitamin C so it’s great for your skin! All you need is some sugar, coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and lemon essential oil. You can add a few drops of food coloring to give it that extra pop of color, and you can add lemon peel for extra exfoliation power!

9. DIY Bath Tea Bags: Rose Petal Bath Soak

The aroma of this rose petal bath soak will instantly wash away those worries you might be feeling. I love giving a gift like this to a loved one, especially overwhelmed moms. Moms always appreciate a nice bath after the kids are in bed. The best part about this gift is the mess-free aspect since the rose petals are contained in a mesh bag instead of freely floating around. This means no clogged drains! There’s nothing better than a relaxing gift that actually helps you relax!

OneCrazyHouse gifts for stress relief Jar of sugar and rose petals for bath

10. Lavender Linen Spray

Lavender has a way of inviting serenity into a person’s day. Give mom this lavender linen spray so she can spritz her bedding before going to sleep. Sweet, peaceful dreams! All you need to create this is some filtered water, lavender essential oil, and a spray bottle. Make sure that you don’t use tap water, but filtered water, so it stays smelling fresh. 

11. Blue Snowball Peppermint Bath Bombs

Check out this peppermint bath bomb recipe! A few ingredients for a minty and soothing bath bomb to soak in after a long day. If you don’t have bath bomb molds, you can use Easter Eggs to make several mini bath bombs!

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BONUS! Stress Relief Gift Basket Idea- Make several of these gifts!

There is no rule that says you can only make and give one of these ideas! Make a few of them or make a couple and add other stress-relieving ideas together in a basket to gift!

Some of my other go-to items to add besides some of these DIY gifts are:

  • Their favorite chocolate or sweet treat
  • A good book
  • Gift cards to their favorite store or restaurant
  • A box of special herbal teas
  • Relaxing candles
  • Fuzzy socks or comfy slippers

She will be surprised, thrilled, and touched that you noticed and care enough to go to the effort.

Tell us in the comments: Do you like to make homemade gifts?

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If you loved these great DIY gifts for mom, check out these other stress-relieving gift ideas from One Crazy House:

Which DIY stress relief gift do you think your mom will love the most?