Hunting for the birthday gift for your mum or looking for the top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas? I have simplified that mission of finding the best fitness-related gifts for healthy-minded mothers.
I know that there can be no gift worth the gift of life that a mother gives but in a way you can express your love and gratitude to your mum, mother-in-law or the mother figure in your life in a lot of ways and on different occasions, not just on Mother’s Day.
Even though this gift guide is for mothers who are into a healthy lifestyle, you can use this gift guide as a way of introducing your mother to a healthier lifestyle especially if she has been hinting on starting Yoga or Pilates, making healthy food choices or just generally keeping fit.
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TOP 10 GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHERS- HEALTH & FITNESS
1. Printable Health & Fitness Planner
If your mom is like most moms and prefers a pen and paper over digital diaries, planners and shopping lists, then you will do her a HUGE favour by getting a printable fitness planner.
You see, the person who coined the phrase out of sight, out of mind was on to something.
Most people will tell you that they are likely to remember most of the things they planned to do on a particular day if it is written down in black and white, than when it’s stored away on a digital list on a phone or some other place.
A printable health and fitness planner like this one will help your mom:
- Set healthy or Fitness goals with targets along the way
- Take body measurements
- Track the current weight and write down how much she loses on either a weekly or monthly scale
- Plan meals in advance and take keep track of what she eats daily
- Write down her favourite healthy and yummy recipes and stick them when she can easily see them
- Keep track of the weekly and daily exercises (HUGE MOTIVATOR, THIS ONE)
- Write down a grocery shopping list for the week or month
- Keep tabs on how many calories in each meal
This health and fitness planner shouldn’t just be for your mom. You too can use it to smash your fitness goals!
Gifts for Mothers Who Love Cooking
2. THE SKINNYTASTE COOKBOOK
Do not be fooled by the word ‘skinny’ in the title of this book. Your mum will greatly appreciate The Skinnytaste Cookbook because the recipes are delicious and all she will need to prepare the meals are easy everyday life ingredients-nothing complicated. Apart from that, the recipes are healthy and very easy to prepare.
3. MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, VOL. 1
Chances are that your mum probably has this book. If she doesn’t, I guarantee you a thousand times that she will greatly thank you for this book. This is because this is one of the few best cookbooks that have ever been written and Mastering the Art of French Cooking sits right up there on the shelf with the greatest classic books of our time.
The recipes are well thought out and laid out in a step by step guide, making it easy to read as well as understand.
You will be popping over at your mother’s house every now and then, asking her when she is cooking one of the book’s meals after you have tasted the first recipe that she will try ou from this book.
4. CROCK-POT 6-QUART PROGRAMMABLE COOK & CARRY SLOW COOKER
Speaking of cooking, wouldn’t you want your mother to spend less time cooking meals in the kitchen? A slow cooker allows any busy person to get on with other tasks while the slow cooker takes care of the cooking process.
Your mother will love this Crock-pot because all she will have to be doing is setting the cooking time with the digital timer which can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 20 hours!
Instead of buying your mother flowers only this year, why don’t you add these really healthy snack gifts too?
5. MIXED NUTS GIFT BASKET
This healthy snack mix, which is a favourite gift for many mothers, fathers, and in-laws, contains a total of 7 different nuts: hot Cajun mix, roasted salted almonds, pistachios, cashews, raw walnuts, and honey-glazed pecans.
6. BATH BOMB GIFT SET
Let mum enjoy a relaxing, sweet smelling and luxurious long bath with these amazing bath bombs.
These calming bath bombs leave the skin feeling soft and fresh and contain six different scents; lavender for relaxation, peppermint for sinus relief and vanilla for detoxing. The other fizzers are grapefruit for distressing, eucalyptus to ease congestion.
TOP 11 GIFT IDEAS FOR FIT MOMS
7. FITNESS TRACKER
Encourage your mum to be more active. And if she already is, well, she will even be more motivated to keep active with the help of a fitness tracker such as this Garmin vívosmart HR. READ HERE for more info on this tracker.
8. ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
This diffuser has 3in 1 functions. It can be used as a night light, aromatherapy diffuser as well as humidifier (to provide moisture and relief from sinus irritation and dry coughs). Pair this up with essential oils and spoil your mother with some aromatherapy for days.
9. YOGA MAT
If your mum is a Yogi or enjoys workouts such as aerobics or Pilates that require a yoga mat, she will love this extra thick, non-slip yoga mat from Amazon.
10. SPORTS BRA
Give your fit mum some extra support by gifting her this 3 pack set of breathable and comfy bras.
11. GYM BAG
This roomy gym bag is a must-have for any fitness lover.
What do you think of this top 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas? What gift will you be getting for your mother? Let me know in the comments below.
Susan Chanda is a professional content writer/journalist with over 20 years’ experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from University of South Africa and a diploma in Journalism and Public relations.
Susan has been writing evidence based fitness and health articles since 2016 for Fitness Chat, and is a certified fitness trainer, and diet and nutrition coach.
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