Not sure what to get Mom (or your Baby Mama/Wife/Woman in your life) this year? I always get asked for suggestions of gifts for Mom that have a healthier slant, so…
Here are a few gift ideas that will feed her Mind, Body & Spirit!
And to all you beautiful, loving, hard-working mothers out there…
Happy Mother’s Day!
2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
KITCHEN GADGET SHE PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE YET: Bamboo Steamer!
I always love a new kitchen gadget on Mother’s Day 🙂 This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets – a bamboo steamer! And yes, this is the exact one I have and just used last night, in fact! 🙂 It makes it super easy to make steamed veggie dumplings, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage (ok ANY veggie!), wild salmon or other fish and other nutritious dishes. Bamboo steamers have been used for centuries, with good reason! Steaming lets you cook veggies without adding oil for frying or sautéing, and without draining away nutrients like boiling! The bamboo absorbs excess moisture, so the steam cooks your food without dripping condensation all over it, and there are multiple levels so you can cook more at once than a wire steamer in a pot. So this year, why not give the gift of health? 🙂
WORKOUT MUST HAVE: A Glass Water Bottle!
Moms are so busy, they sometimes forget proper hydration. I know, I’ve been there! Now, I take this beautiful glass water bottle everywhere I go! It’s easy to get in all of your ‘glasses’ of water this way – reusable and refillable! I love the look and I love that’s it’s glass. It’s free of BPA, all those nasty toxins and is easy to clean! Warning: Your Mom ‘might’ make new friends by toting this attractive hydration must-have around! I’ve made MANY new friends in my yoga and exercise classes because it seems to be such a good conversation starter! A water bottle! WHO KNEW!? 🙂
HER OWN MINI SPA (PLUS NATURAL PERFUME, HEALING FOR WHAT AILS HER EMOTIONALLY & PHYSICALLY AND MORE) : Essential Oils!
Speaking of Young Living… 🙂 Sometimes a full-time working mom, or even a new mom, can’t get to a massage or spa so easily (although I recommend both!) but you can make your own steam/sauna shower at home with these awesome essential oils! Try a few drops of eucalyptus in the shower or lavender in the bath, or better yet: make your own Bath Salts! Voila! Her own at-home spa for whenever she needs to relax! 🙂
FRESH FLOWERS & PRODUCE YEAR ROUND: Flowers, Fruit Trees or Veggie Seeds!
As a kid I would always buy my Mom perennial flowers at my school’s Mothers’ Day plant sale like petunias (pictured), pansies, marigolds, tulips and daffodils. She loved getting them and planting them in our flower garden in the back yard! I just bought my first lemon tree, always have an herb garden and have a bunch of seed packets I plan to plant this weekend! Give the gift of gardening so she’ll have flowers, herbs and fresh fruits & veggies, year round! 🙂
A COOKBOOK TO MAKE HER LIFE EASIER: Balance for Busy Moms!
What better gift for Mom than less time in the kitchen (while still making sure there are delicious, healthy meals)?! I’m giving this awesome book to one of my favorite mom’s in my life! This book happens to be an international best-seller and has gotten RAVE reviews if I do say so myself ;)! 60 recipes, 30 color photos, and 30 health coach lessons! What more can you want from a book?