19 Healthy Mother's Day Gifts For Every Kind of Mom
This Mother's Day, it's about time you let a mom know that her health matters, too. Young moms might find that the stress of parenting makes them put their health last, while our own older moms might have fallen into a fitness rut. Well, being healthy means not only exercise and a healthy diet, but also taking care of your sexual and emotional health as well. These healthy Mother's Day gifts address all these types of wellness and more and will make the special mom — or moms! — in your life feel taken care of.
TRX Home2 System
I'm all about bringing the gym to me, and the TRX Home2 System ($200) does just that — no assembly required. The newly designed trainer can easily be fixed to the door or lots of other spots in the house — and, equally importantly, folded back up into a small pouch. A one-year subscription to the TRX app, which features audio coaching and tracks your progress, is also included with this gift.
The Wellness Box
The Wellness Box ($119 per month) is a new monthly CBD-based cannabis subscription box. It contains eight new CBD-only products (read: for the mom who doesn't want to get high but wants to improve her skin, ease pain, and enjoy CBD's other benefits. Even better, it's available for shipment throughout the United States.
Evicci Inspired Leggings
While these leggings are a little on the pricey side, they have become my favorites. Evicci Inspired Leggings ($150) have pockets for whatever mom needs to carry, are comfy, and have a cotton crotch to prevent infections from festering. These are cute enough to take from dropping the kids off to the cafe to the gym.
Desert Essence Coconut Jojoba & Coffee Oil
I often think of some of the best health advice I've heard: don't put anything on your skin you couldn't eat, because it's all going into your body either way. That's one of the reasons I'm obsessed with this Desert Essence Coconut Jojoba & Coffee Oil ($14). Those are the only three ingredients, and it makes you smell downright good enough to eat. (Its even more basic Coconut Jojoba Oil also smells and feels amazing.) Mom can use this on her hair, scalp, body, face — anywhere. I love it.
I got my mother-in-law a VegNews subscription ($20 per year), and she absolutely loves it. If you know a mom who's trying to eat healthier without giving up the fun stuff, VegNews is an approachable and entertaining magazine that will get her on the right track.
Buy mom a great night's sleep and a better back with a Nectar Mattress ($375 and up) delivered straight to her door. It arrives neatly rolled up in a bag, expanding to full, plush thickness within a few hours — even better, it comes with a 365-day home trial, so if she's anything less than thrilled, she can easily return it.
The Green Plate Meal Planner
The Green Plate Meal Planner ($2 per week) gives mom on-demand help from food coaches, personalized daily recipes, grocery delivery in select areas, and meal-planning services. Basically, for very little cost you can give mom a personal plant-based nutrition plan and coach. Pretty sweet gift.
If mom has trouble with sweets and is looking for a solution, you might consider gifting her with Sweet Defeat ($20), a mint lozenge that helps suppress sugar cravings within seconds. Made of five plant-based ingredients including zinc, Sweet Defeat's active ingredient, gymnema, binds to sweet taste receptors on your tongue, preventing their activation and ultimately suppressing sweet taste. I've tried it, and it's pretty crazy — it works.
If mom is a fan of cannabis — or is looking to become one now that it's newly legal in her state — you're going to want to get her a high-quality vaporizer to protect her lungs and help her pace dosing. Eden Extracts ($50) uses some of the highest quality pesticide-free flower available, ensuring mom only gets the good stuff.
Love Goodly Box
Give mom a onetime or bimonthly surprise with the Love Goodly Box ($30). Filled with (often full-size) products, it's worth at least $85 and is sure to make her feel like you're thinking of her — every other month, at least. Since all the products featured are vegan and cruelty-free and aren't filled with a bunch of chemicals, you can ensure mom isn't putting anything fishy on her skin. A portion of the proceeds even goes to helping animals.
The How Not to Die Cookbook
Not only will the title reassure her that you'd like her to stick around, but The How Not to Die Cookbook ($17) really does what it claims to. You'll find the healthiest plant-based and oil-free recipes, most of which are really easy to assemble — and all of which have health benefits backed by science.
All-Clad Prep & Cook
The All-Clad Prep & Cook ($1,000) is a serious splurge for the mom who's a seriously busy cook. This all-in-one-appliance claims to be able to replace most kitchen gadgets, such as a food processor, steamer, or stand mixer. Offering six automatic programs (sauce, soup, simmer, steam, pastry, and dessert), this appliance promises that you can prepare any type of meal at the touch of a button.
X-SHOCK Wireless Earbuds
Make sure mom can wear her music or favorite podcast every time she works out with these weatherproof wireless headphones. With up to 60 hours of playback time and a rechargeable power bank, X-SHOCK Wireless Earbuds ($150) easily auto pair with any smartphone and are designed for athletic types.
Veestro Meal Service
I just ordered my mom the Veestro Starter Pack ($99) as a gift and investment in her health. From mushroom risotto and soba noodles to a healthier take on pizza and mac and cheese, Veestro Meal Service has more than 50 healthy a la carte meals ready to heat and eat, all made with 100 percent plant-based, organic ingredients. She'll think of you every time she heats up a delicious home-cooked meal . . . without having to cook it herself.
I start every morning by drinking my soy cappuccino in a squat, and it never fails. If mom isn't that flexible, the Slim Manhattan Squatty Potty ($60) will do her squatting for her while she sits on the throne. It's the best way (besides maybe getting her to go vegan) to ensure her BMs are A+ — and it will definitely at least make her laugh.
Boochcraft Alchoholic Kombucha
OK, so I know alcohol isn't the healthiest thing, but if you're going to drink it, Boochcraft ($10) might just be your most delicious and probiotic option. I'm obsessed with this alcoholic kombucha, which isn't too sweet but goes down just as smooth as normal kombucha — only with a 7 percent alcohol content. It comes in delicious and interesting flavor combinations and is a perfect fizzy drink to toast the healthy mama in your life.