Wondering what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? If she’s a health nut who happens also to enjoy the finer things in life, then you might want to consider showering her with some healthy, luxurious gifts. From dark chocolate to yoga DVDs, these 10 healthy gift ideas are ones your mom will love.
1. Wine of the Month Club
Enjoyed in moderation, wine is a rich source of antioxidants. And it promotes heart health. If your mom is a wine lover, a wine of the month club subscription is just the gift to delight her. Most wine subscription services deliver 12 bottles every three months. Check out the Wall Street Journal Wine Club and the Laithwaite’s Wine Club.
2. Blue Apron Subscription
Does your mom love eating healthy and learning how to cook gourmet meals? Then you should give her a subscription to Blue Apron, a gourmet food delivery service that provides subscribers with premeasured ingredients and healthy recipes every week. You simply choose how many people you want to cook for, and then pick vegetarian, meat, or seafood options.
3. Herb Garden Kit
For moms who enjoy gardening and using fresh herbs for cooking and crafting teas, a herb garden kit is just the ticket. "Herb gardens are easy to grow, even for people who live in tiny apartments," notes the blog Two Healthy Kitchens. "All you need is a sunny windowsill or an outdoor ledge or table to set them on." Stop by a gardening store for a pot, soil, plant food, and herb seeds like mint, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary, and chives. Or order a premade herb garden kit from Burpee.
4. Dark Chocolate
If your mom has a sweet tooth, some healthy, gourmet dark chocolate is sure to please her. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and known to elevate mood. Some high quality, all natural, and fair trade chocolate brands offer innovative flavors. These brands include Theo Chocolate, Alter Eco, Dagoba, and Madecasse.
5. Flowers of The Month Club
Did you know that flowers can increase productivity and creativity as well as reduce depression and anxiety? Plus, there’s nothing better than flowers on Mother’s Day. Give your mom a subscription to a flower of the month club, and she’ll receive fresh blooms delivered once a month for three months, half a year, or a whole year. Check out Organic Bouquet, which offers only sustainable, organic, and ethically grown flowers.
6. Massage Certificate
Does your busy mom need some rest and relaxation? A massage certificate can help her unwind. USA Today reports that "a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits." It has been shown to reduce physical pain, boost mood, and fight overall stress. Head to your local spa or salon to see if it offers gift certificates. You can also check out Massage Envy.
7. Yoga DVDs
Yoga classes can be expensive and inconvenient. If your mom’s a yoga buff, some yoga DVDs can save her money. We recommend Tara Stiles’ four-DVD set. It includes Daily Yoga, Beginners Yoga, AM/PM Yoga, and Complete Yoga Library. These DVDs feature various yoga routines at every skill level.
8. Personal Training Gift Certificate
Has your fitness-minded mom found herself stuck in an exercise rut? A session with a personal trainer may be just the gift to get her unstuck. A personal training session will teach your mom correct technique, challenging routines, and proper strength training. A personal training gift certificate accompanied by a gym membership is just the combo to wow her.
9. Aromatherapy Set
A stressed mom definitely needs an aromatherapy set. The University of Maryland Medical Center’s blog reports that "several essential oils — including lavender, rose, orange, bergamot, lemon, sandalwood, and others — have been shown to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression." You can buy a beginner’s kit of essential oils on Amazon. You can also introduce your mom to aromatherapy with some aromatherapy bath products or a small set of oils.
10. Scented Eye Mask and Fancy Pajamas
For moms who have trouble sleeping a dark room and soothing herbs is an effective formula for deep, rejuvenating rest. A popular scent for eye masks is lavender, an aroma which research has shown to help with insomnia. Fancy pajamas complement scented eye masks nicely; they’ll make her feel special and pampered. Splurge on high-quality pajamas made of sustainable materials like bamboo and organic cotton. A recommended brand is Gaiam.
Mom's the bomb
You cherish your mom. And you're happy that she cherishes her health. Show her that you're thinking of her — and like her — by giving her one of these gifts. They pamper but don't hamper.