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Published on May 07, 2019

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#TryItTuesday: Give Mom the Gift of Wellness

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling

This Mother’s Day, skip the flowers and chocolates and give your mom something she’ll value for years to come – the gift of wellness. Whether she’s needing to up her self-care, eat healthier or find more time for physical activity, these Mom’s Day gifts will show her you support her goals and want her to live a long and healthy life. (A win-win for you both!)

One of the absolute best gifts I love to receive is time spent with my children and grandchildren. Experiential gifts are a win no matter what the event. Some ideas could include:

  • Botanical gardens or arboretum memberships
  • Camping trips
  • Day of boating
  • Hiking
  • Walking tours
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Cooking classes

Between work, family and community involvement, it’s a challenge for many moms to find time for self-care. Here are a few gift ideas to show mom you care:

  • Spa basket to include candles, face masks, jojoba oil, fuzzy socks, bath salts, sleep masks, lotion
  • Essential oils and aroma diffusers
  • Meditation CD/book
  • Books
  • Journal
  • Life coaching sessions
  • Spa gift certificates
  • Gift certificate for a massage
  • Movement classes
  • A gift card to her favorite hobby store

Encourage and support your mom in her physical health with some of these gift ideas:

  • Personal training sessions
  • Punch cards to fitness centers, yoga/dance studios
  • Gym membership
  • Gift certificates to meal delivery service
  • Healthy cooking appliances such as an Instant Pot, Nutri-bullet, Ninja blender
  • Basket of healthy treats such as energy bars, nuts, dried fruit, cheeses
  • Gift cards to juice/smoothie bars
  • Recipe book
  • Subscription to a healthy recipe magazine
  • Gift certificate for nutritional counseling

Pamper your mom with some new fitness gear:

  • New athletic shoes
  • Wearable and trackable devices
  • Athletic clothing
  • Foam roller
  • Yoga mat
  • Athletic bag
  • Fun water bottle
  • Cute lunch bag

No matter what gift you share with your mom this year, remember her greatest gift is you. Spending time with your mom, especially on Mother’s Day, is truly one of the best gifts ever.

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