Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and there’s still time to get the mother in your life a very special and meaningful gift. Follow my gift giving guide and get inspired! If you have good ideas of your own, please share them with everyone in the comments section.
Mother’s Day Gift Giving Series
Part I: Workout Warrior Moms
Five Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the “Workout Warrior” Mom
The gift ideas below are perfect for the mom on the move; whether she’s at the gym, outside on the trails, or in a dance class, staying active is an important part of her life. Make her day by giving a gift that encourages her healthy lifestyle!
1. Oakley’s Small Duffel Bag, $75.00 from Zappos (free shipping!)
This chic and functional gym/duffel bag just makes me happy. I have a similar bag in bright yellow and I find Oakley bags to be very high quality. This beautiful blue color instantly makes you cheery and has the right amount of storage, including wet/dry pocket to separate your clean/dirty clothes.
2. Exercise Classes Gift Certificate
Everyone likes a little variety in their exercise routine, and your mom is no different! Consider purchasing a gift certificate for a new class that she hasn’t tried before. If you live in the same city as your mom, why not get a mother/child gift certificate and join her? If you aren’t in the same location, you could still get her a larger certificate so that she can take a friend. A few ideas include:
- Barre Method classes (Many Barre Method places also offer prenatal or mom/child classes for new or expectant moms.)
- Cross fit (Many cross fit gyms offer newbie or beginner classes for free so that you can try it out before you buy.)
- Boot camps (These days, boot camps are offered before work, lunchtime and in the evenings, making this a flexible gift for moms with a variety of schedules.)
- Hot Yoga
If you’re in Houston, consider some of these places as you start your gift certificate hunt!
By now, you’ve probably seen someone at work or out and about with an athletic-looking bracelet (see pics below). What exactly are these bracelets and why does everyone have them? Although there are a variety of brands for the bracelets, they all aim to do the same thing: track a person’s movements/activity and sleep patterns. Many of them are compatible with several apps (e.g. map my run) and can be utilized in other ways. For casual users like myself, I use my Jawbone Up to keep me motivated to get to my 10,000 steps a day goal as well as track my sleep (goal is 7 hours). For Jawbone, I can connect with other friends who have one and we can be on each other’s teams. There are pros and cons to each brand and you can do your own research, but I think that you will definitely find something you like.
4. Thermal Sport Massage Gift Certificate
Intense workouts or competitions can leave your body sore, tight or injured. Is your mom a marathoner? A triathlete? Or is she just getting back into the workout routine? If you think your mom could benefit from a little TLC after a hard workout, consider treating her to a thermal sport massage. You should be able to find a reputable massage service that offers these treatments in most major cities. If you’re in Houston, consider treating your mom to the thermal sport massage at The Houstonian’s Trellis Spa.
For $140 for 50 minutes or $280 for 100 minutes, your mom will enjoy a massage like no other. Trellis Spa uses self-heating mud and applies it to affected areas of the body to detoxify and relax the muscles. The therapeutic massage completes the treatment with a cooling gel that reduces swelling and eases pain. To make your reservation or buy your gift certificate, click here or call (713) 685-6790.
5. Mother/Child Race Day
If you and your mom are in the same location, consider signing the two of you (or multiple family members up) for an upcoming race or sporting event. If you’re not in the same locale, consider signing up Dad or another a close friend who does live in the area. If you’re crafty, you can enhance the experience by creating matching shirts or hats for the big day. Top the experience off by treating her to post-race brunch or lunch!