11 Ways to Celebrate a Healthy Mom
There are (probably) several different moms in your life. There' your mom of course, but your BFF, aunt, workout buddy, or wife may be a mom too! And aside from the kid thing, they probably all have something in common: They work really hard and deserve to be given something special this Mother’s Day!
But it can be tricky to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift—and grocery store chocolates or restaurant dinners are a little overdone.
This year, get your favorite mom or moms something to help them feel good and be healthy! To help you out, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite ways to celebrate a healthy mom, from the budget-friendly, to the splurge-worthy. And if you're a mom, go ahead and gift one or two of these to yourself, too, you deserve it!
Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is an important part of being healthy, and the best way to do it is with a bottle that's so beautiful you want to take it with you everywhere. This rainbow-hued bottle was inspired by Hawaiian shaved ice, and your mom will love showing it off, whether she's taking it to yoga class, hiking the trails, or just carrying it to work. But it's not just beautiful—it's well designed. It keeps water icy for up to 24 hours, and coffee or tea hot for up to 12. Bonus: It has a lifetime warranty.
Self-Watering Herb Garden
Fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great, but it can be expensive (and wasteful) to keep buying those little packets and letting them wilt in your fridge. Enter this handy herb planter, which gives you access to perfectly fresh herbs with a minimum of fuss. Simply fill the ceramic base, and nestle the pot on top, and the plants will drink only what they need. Refill the base when it’s empty and enjoy fresh herbs, any time you want them. Bonus: The entire thing is dishwasher safe, so she can clean it out between uses.
A Personalized Apron
If your mom loves to cook, she’ll love this cute and colorful apron—and no one can walk off with it, since it'll have her name on it. (Just order ASAP, since shipping can take over a week.)
Custom Casserole Dish
Maybe your mom has a go-to recipe the whole family loves, or a treasured recipe from her mom. Immortalize it in this custom casserole dish that she can use and love forever. Or, print it on a tea towel she can proudly display in her kitchen.
Even the healthiest moms deserve an occasional indulgence, and these organic, fair-trade chocolates are just the ticket. Each limited-edition Mother’s Day box contains seven super-fancy chocolates with flavors like Orange Blossom Nougat and Blackcurrant Paté. Our recommendation: Buy two boxes, because mom’s not gonna want to share hers.
$18, Theo Chocolate
Upgrade mom from her old drip brewer. This French press not only makes delicious coffee, but it’s extremely durable and comes in several gorgeous colors. Bonus points if you include a bag of local coffee beans.
We were skeptical that a real citrus tree could be shipped in one piece—but we were SO wrong. This tree go from farm to doorstep in 2-4 days, and arrive with dozens of tiny oranges already hanging from its branches. Choose from Calamondin Orange, Meyer Lemon, and Key Lime. Keep them inside by a sunny window, or if the weather's right, head outdoors to live on mom’s porch, and keep reaping fruit for years.
If you haven’t tried the Ember mug yet, you seriously need to get one ASAP. This mug charges on a small coaster and keeps your coffee or tea hot for hours. You can set your ideal temp in an easy-to-use app on your phone, so your beverage stays the perfect temp until you’re done drinking. They have chic black or white versions, but we’re partial to this sweet, limited-edition Mother’s Day design.
We love the idea of giving an experience (and time spent together) as a gift. If you and mom have a Sur La Table nearby, take a cooking class together! They last a few hours, and have regularly changing themes—ranging from “Mexican Street-Style Tacos” to “Secrets of Great Seafood”—throughout the month. Pro tip: Bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share during the class.
$50-70, Sur La Table
Wine Making Kit
Want another super fun experience to share with the mom in your life? Set a night to pop in your favorite movie and blend your own wine! This kit comes with four single varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Grenaché—to blend to your heart’s content. Just upload your recipe to the site, design your label (bonus points if you use a pic of you and your mom), and they’ll send you your custom blend!
Get your latte-obsessed mom one of these stunning Nespresso machines so she can make cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes at home. It has an easy-to-use interface with four pre-programmed drink options, so it’s almost impossible to mess up. It may be a bit of a spluge, but, hey, your mom is worth it (and you’ll definitely be the favorite child!)
$227, Bed Bath & Beyond