Over 31 Perfect Gifts for Mama: 2022 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

V-Day is just around the corner…I know, we can’t believe it either! But if you’re still searching for the perfect present (or looking for inspo for your own wishlist!), we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up our favorite gift ideas for the upcoming Day of ❤️❤️❤️…check ‘em out!

To Set the Scene

Fresh flowers: Roses are a classic, but any gorgeous spray of blooms is a thoughtful way to show a little love. Bonus if the gifter includes a unique vase with your florals…we love these handmade beauties from Wren Ceramics (made by a mama in Brooklyn); each wheel-thrown piece is unique in form and texture...just like you! ;)
Scented candles: There’s just something about the soft glow of a candle flame, and there are TONS of small makers doing amazing things with fragrances. We’re majorly obsessed with the selection from P.F. Candle, or check out Golden Hour (mama-owned!) for a one-stop shop for all things candle and incense.
P.S. got a crafty pal? These DIY essential oil-scented candles are a perfect at-home activity for the winter months, and they can set the mood for a much-deserved self-care bath.
Reading material: Whether you’re a bibliophile or love cracking open a new issue of your favorite magazine, the gift of the written word is one that will never go out of style. A recurring magazine subscription or monthly book delivery are great choices.
A cozy spot: Sometimes the best gift is just the gift of a little solo time…if you want to upgrade your comfort, check out the incredible Moon Pod, which mimics the sensation of Flotation Therapy.

To Rest


Luxury bedding: On the surface this may not seem “gift-y,” but any mama will tell you that good sleep is worth its weight in liquid gold (see what we did there?) This pillow is fully machine washable (see: milk leaks and postpartum hot flashes) and adding a luxurious silk pillowcase not only feels incredible but helps avoid hair breakage and facial distress. Add a supersoft sheet set for ultimate restful slumber.

Mama Pro Tip → the gift of sleep is 100% appreciated and 100% free…have someone take the kiddos for the night, or even during the day for an afternoon of home spa treatments and long naps. Yes, you have every right to ask for rest. No, it’s not even a little bit selfish.

Mindfulness and meditation: Sometimes we all need a little assist when it comes to setting aside time to relax and unwind (or sometimes meditation can feel overwhelming…how do you even start?) But not all gifts come in wrapping paper…Expectful offers memberships and an easy gateway into the world of mindfulness, and it’s specifically geared towards the phases of parenthood!
Up your sleep game: Upgrade your snooze with a gorgeous eye mask (our faves are these from Lunya and Brooklinen), and a soothing weighted blanket…proven to reduce anxiety and provide more restful slumber.

To Pamper


Give good face: Nothing like a little spa oasis right in your own home! Start by detoxing and depuffing your delicate eye area with these cooling gel pads, and then apply a balancing face mask. Finish by massaging on a brightening facial oil (we’re big fans of this one, too) to combat winter dryness (if you’re headed to dreamland after all this relaxation, don’t forget a lip mask…gotta keep that pucker soft for all those baby kisses!)

Love your body: You probably already know your skin is your body’s biggest organ, so help it out! A gua sha tool like this one from Wildling is made of a type of stone said to improve dull, tired skin (so it’s for, like, every mom ever). We also love the Mama Body Stone, a luxurious moisturizer that melts into skin using your body's natural warmth (Made Safe certified and perfect for a pregnant mama's pampering routine).

Mama Pro Tip → Curious about gua sha? Check out AMMA co-founder Emily Baldoni’s chat with Dr. Karuna about the importance of beauty and ritual in our lives.

A better postpartum: Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a new or expecting mama? Bring more relaxation, intention, and joy into the fourth trimester with the New Mama Bundle from AMMA. This beautifully curated box full of mama-centric gifts, including the versatile and stylish Cocoon nursing cover, is a perfect way to inspire simple yet quality self-care.

Nail it: Having freshly painted nails is a small thing, but it brings a little joy into everyday activities (yep, we’re looking at you, folding laundry). Suite Eleven is a vegan nail lacquer brand we love; other beautiful options are People of Color and Habit. If you need a helping hand (LOL) with achieving the perfect mani/pedi, Olive & June nail kits are awesome and come with helpful tutorials.

To Nourish


Sweets for the sweet: Chocolate is a classic V-Day gift, and for good reason: it’s delicious! Ex Voto, Fine & Raw, Hu Kitchen, Alter Eco, Chocolate Inspirations, and Divine Treasures are all scrumptious (and all vegan). Annnnd now we’re hungry.

Clean living: If you’re opting out of sugar, the supercharged powders from Organifi are nutritious AND delicious. Superfood smoothie mixes like the ones from Golde are also great options for a health-conscious yet busy mama.
A hot cuppa: While we’re always fans of coffee (I mean, c’mon), lots of new and nursing mamas prefer to avoid caffeine. Ivy's Tea makes an herbal coffee substitute, appropriately called Not Coffee, that just may replace your morning joe as your new favorite pick-me-up. Brew it in a pretty clear glass mug like this one, and for once enjoy your beverage while it’s still hot.

To Wear


Put your best foot forward: Mamas spend a lot of time running around; their feet deserve a little extra TLC! Gift a friend (or yourself!) some fun socks from Tabio - putting on adorable socks is the ultimate in easy luxury and fun. These slip-on (machine-washable and sustainably made!) shoes are insanely comfortable and come in a bunch of cute colors.

Lounge around: Look, we’re all about changing from nighttime pajamas to daytime pajamas as much as any mama…so you might as well make the most of your loungewear. Skims, Cozy Earth, and Lunya make some incredible (and majorly comfortable) options.

A girl’s best friend: Think outside the jewelry box and check out the incredible pieces from ByChari (we're especially partial to the Mama necklace) or Foundrae. We also love sourcing one-of-a-kind selections from makers like this one…and lots of these shops offer custom options as well.

Mama Pro Tip → Take all the guesswork out of your fave mama’s everyday outfit choice, and gift her a pair of Allbirds, some luxe black leggings, a Cocoon poncho, and a delicate piece of jewelry. Done and done.


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