Encouraging and acknowledging the importance self-care is one of the best gifts you can possibly give – to others and to yourself. Oftentimes, our mother figures become so wrapped up in the chaos of life that they don’t actually put time aside to relax and focus on themselves. We’ve put together some ideas on how to pass along the gift of self-care:

Schedule a massage

You can buy a gift certificate from a local massage therapist (Our recommendations: Lancaster—Ashley Imhoff, Harrisburg—Elements Salon, York—Iridescence Salon and Spa)

Buy her a manicure/pedicure

Head to VS Nail Bar in Lancaster or put together a manicure basket with nail care tools, polish, remover, and lotion in her favorite scent.


Give the gift of alone time

Encourage mom to head to Barnes and Noble, the library, or to go on a quiet hike.


Take on household chores for a day 

Clean the house, do laundry, and make meals for everyone so mom doesn’t have to worry about it! You can even grab some delicious takeout for her to enjoy. Try Sukhothai in Lancaster, 2nd Street Shawarma in Harrisburg, or Pho 3 Mien in York.


Make a face mask with fresh ingredients 

Head over to Lemon Street Market! You can find tons of recipes on Pinterest for homemade face masks.


Take care of momma (and yourself) this month. It’s never a bad time for some DIY self-care.