Celebrate Mom With a Healthy Gift

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Make this Mother’s Day special with a healthy gift for the lady in your life.  Of course, you can give mom candy or take her out for an indulgent brunch, but if she is trying to lose weight or maintain her goal weight, your good intentions may cause more harm than good.  Try one of these healthy Mother’s Day gift ideas instead.

Healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

These products and activities will help Mom feel good about herself without adding fat and calories to her daily intake.

  • Spa Day.  A special treat from the spa is sure to put a smile on mom’s face.  She’ll enjoy a massage, a facial, a manicure or pedicure at the local spa.  If there is no spa in your area or if those services are outside of your budget, create a spa day at home. Wrap up a bottle of fragrant bubble bath or body lotion from the local drugstore.  Add fingernail polish in Mom’s favorite color.  On Mother’s Day, take care of her household activities so she has the day off enjoy her gifts.
  • Fitness Accessories.  If mom is trying to get healthy with exercise, give her some new duds to make her workouts more comfortable and stylish.  Stores like Marathon Sports in Minneapolis have walking and running accessories.  Budget-minded shoppers will also find colorful exercise apparel at stores like Target and Walmart.
  • Exercise Buddy.  Support mom’s healthy habit by attending an exercise class with her. Try out a yoga class, Zumba or another workout that she chooses.  If she prefers to attend on her own, give her coupons to handle her daily chores so that getting to class is less hectic.
  • Hair Style/Updo. It can be difficult to feel good about yourself when you are trying to lose weight. If the mom in your life is in the process of slimming down, set up an appointment for her to get her hair styled.  She may not want her hair cut, but during a session with a stylist she can learn new ways to wear her hair to compliment her changing look.

Looking for more ideas?  Check out these healthy Mother’s Day gift ideas from last year and this Mother’s Day brunch recipe to make mom’s morning special.   And don’t forget to check out the Healthy Weight Loss website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.




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