While flowers and candy are always a nice gift for Mother’s Day, perhaps this is the year to give Mom a gift that shows how that you not only love her but want to see her healthy and strong as well. Here are some of our favorite gifts that will ensure Mom has a Happy Healthy Mother’s Day.
Dark Chocolate Gift Box from Godiva — $36.00
We’ve shared before how dark chocolate has shown to help lower blood pressure – sorry, chocolate shakes don’t count as dark chocolate. But a box of Godiva dark chocolate may be the best way to tell Mom you love her as well as help take the edge off her blood pressure. And while you’re at it, you may also consider taking this time to apologize for any hypertension-inducing antics you’ve put her through recently.
Massage Envy’s Swedish Massage — Starting at $49.00 per hour
According to the American Massage Therapy Association, “of the people who had at least one massage in the last five years, 43 percent reported they did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness.” Chances are Mom could use a little ‘overall wellness’ and stress reduction – especially if she’s chasing kids around the house!
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor — $99.00
Got a mom who is always on the go? Help her track her heart rate and calories burned with a wrist-worn heart rate monitor from Garmin. The FR60 even tracks weight and body fat when used with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale – just don’t tell Mom that’s why you bought it for her!
We’re sure our friend Cherie “The Juice Lady” Calbom would be happy to share how juicing is not only fun but tremendously healthy for Mom as well. Juicing is a centuries-old practice that has seen renewed interest recently because of the abundance of nutrient-poor processed foods in our restaurants and grocery stores. Tell Mom not to worry about cookin’ up your favorite Paradise Pie and instead fix herself a cup of Ginger Paradise!
A Heart-Felt Letter From You — Priceless
Notice that we didn’t suggest buying her a simple Mother’s Day card – sorry Hallmark! Instead, let this be the year that you shower Mom with praise and accolades for all that she has done for you over the years! Hand-written notes are oftentimes kept as precious keepsakes and will boost Mom’s emotional health in ways no supplement, book or exercise routine ever can.