Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th! Still scrambling to think of the perfect gift for mom? I like the idea of giving people I care about gifts that will keep them healthy. I love my mom and I want her to feel good!
There’s a fine line between giving a thoughtful health-related gift and insulting someone. I’ll never forget the trauma caused when a friend was gifted a treadmill she never asked for. eek. Most moms aren’t looking for a gym membership for Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean your gift can’t still be meaningful and health-inclined.
Here’s my top picks for a perfect healthy Mother’s Day gift on any budget!
A FITBIT: Fitbits make moving feel like a video game. I love to do challenges with people I know- a little healthy competition definitely helps! Plus, if you also have a fitbit, mom can keep tabs on your daily activity…which obviously all moms love.
A GLASS WATER BOTTLE: Not only does a plastic water bottle habit get expensive, but the BPA in them can break down over time and can do some serious damage inside your body. Have you ever left a water bottle in a hot vehicle and then felt like your water tasted a little plastic-y? That’s because the plastic is leaching into the water you drink! I love the classiness of a glass water bottle, plus it helps avoid all of the chemicals in plastic bottles.
A SNACK SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE: You may have heard of monthly beauty box subscriptions like Birchbox, but did you know there are companies that do the same thing with snacks? Give mom a healthy new addiction that she can feel good about with a service like Graze that will tailor a perfect snack to meet any flavor profile.
ASSORTED TEAS: Fancy tea is one of those things I will spend 10 minutes looking at but never buy for myself. With warm weather approaching, it’s fun to have specialty teas on hand to make fun iced sun tea. Green tea, in particular, is a great source of antioxidants to fight of disease and aging. Speaking of antioxidants, why not throw in some of those fancy dark chocolates. Tea party heaven!
CUTE LOUNGEWEAR: Odds are your mom doesn’t hit the gym. Maybe if she had some extra cute sneakers or a nice pair of cropped athletic pants, she’d be more apt to join you for a stroll. Workout clothes are something no one likes to buy for themselves. Yet, a spunky outfit absolutely motivates most of us to go move more!
ANYTHING SHE LIKES. Moms are the best; get her what she wants. She deserves it! Her favorite perfume or flowers are always an idea…but I’d be willing to bet that one of the things she likes most is you. Think about something that is special between the two of you, and make that her gift…even if that something is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m willing to consider just about anything ‘healthy’ here by chalking it up to good social health.
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