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Mother's Day Gifts Focused on Health & Wellness

All of us have mother figures in life – whether they are our biological, adopted, or “adapted” moms! And even if you don’t have children of your own, you may have fur babies (like me) or be a mother figure to younger siblings, cousins, or friends. 

 

Yet each year, it seems to get harder and harder to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Something that says, “I love you. I care about you. This made me think about you.”

 

But if your mom is the woman who already owns everything – much like my grandmother does – that can be a struggle!

 

To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Mother’s Day finds focused on health and wellness. 

Before we get into the list, though, I want to put a few things out there.

Mother’s Day can be hard for some people. I know it is for me; I lost my mom at age 16. 

Gifts can almost never make up for your physical presence and spending quality time with your mom. 

Also, you’ll see I have meal plans below. BE SENSITIVE. If your mom has not expressed an interest in health, nutrition, or wellness, these may not be the best gifts for her — and that is A-okay. You know your mom best, and these are just a few ideas to get those creative gift-giving juices flowing. 

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Hydroflask Travel Mug

How often does your mom (or you!) pour her cup of coffee then have 123,438 things to do so it quickly goes cold? This insulated coffee mug can be a great remedy to that problem!

 

Pair with a bag of fresh, roasted coffee beans. You could get whole beans with a Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill (aka coffee grinder) or go for pre-ground. I’m a sucker for the fair trade, organic coffee that Southern, Sweet and Sassy sells! They are a military spouse and service disable veteran-owned business. 

Foods on display are more easily eaten (think about that candy jar at work), so why not spice up the kitchen decor with this fun fruit basket

It’s a great way to encourage fiber intake with fruit that provides a variety of nutrients!

Luxury Cooking Oils

If your mom loves to experiment in the kitchen, this category is for her! These are a few of my favorites: 

 

What I look for: unrefined cold- or expeller- pressed and primarily composed of unsaturated fatty acids

Green exercise – or exercise done outdoors – has greater benefits on mental health, including reduced anxiety and depression. 

 

What better way to end a long hike or walk down the beach than a picnic with a friend? This picnic box will encourage outdoor meals, which means more vitamin D from the sun! Don’t forget sunscreen though. 

If your mom has (or has always wanted!) a garden, this kneeler and seat can be a great addition to her collection. Herb and vegetable gardens can be a great way to boost everyone’s intake (because there’s always extra!) and get your mom outside.

Pair with a set of gardening tools, complete with a compact carrying case. 

gardening seat

Funny Water Bottles

Did you know less than 1 in 4 Americans drink the recommended eight to ten glasses of water per day? 

Get your mom an inspirational (or sassy) water bottle to encourage her to stay hydrated throughout the day!

Weight Set

If your mom is new to weights, this dumbbell set can be a great way to encourage gentle movement throughout the day. With 2, 3, and 5-pound weights, it’s far from intimating and even easy for her to do while lounging in her chair.

 

Combine with a book on strength training or a referral to a local personal trainer. Again- if she asked for it! I am very serious about not pushing changes on others or making them feel bad for their physical shape or weight.

Tea Infuser

Did you know drinking tea has a lot of health benefits?  These include:

  • Supporting a healthy immune system
  • Providing anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Giving some protection against cancer and heart disease.

 

Pair this tea infuser with high quality loose leaf tea or take your mom to a local shop to pick out her own! 

Custom Meal Plan

If your mom is tired of being stressed about planning meals and coming up with grocery lists, consider a meal plan. These are fully customized to her needs and can be scaled to feed the whole family – taking out the guesswork behind recipe calculations and what the heck to buy at the grocery store. 

Shopping for your mom can be hard – TRUST ME! Every year I try to buy my grandmother something and I’m always at a loss. She has everything she needs. 

If you can relate to this, don’t fret. Remember: your presence is your greatest present. Even if you live thousands of miles apart like my family and I do, having a Zoom date with your mom is sure to let her know how much you care.