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14 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Active and Healthy Mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner again and it’s time to find your mom a gift she’ll absolutely love. I mean, she is superwoman, afterall, and deserves the best gift the world has to offer as a way of saying thank you for everything she’s ever done for you.

But when it comes to Mother’s Day, if you’re anything like me, you’ve quite exhausted the tried and true gift ideas such as a cute coffee muga spa day in a basket/jar, a gift card to her favorite place, flowers, Chocolate (duh), you get the picture. The cliche gifts, you could say.

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And don’t get me wrong! There is NOTHING wrong with those gifts. I’ve gifted every single one of them at one point or another and they were very well received.

Pinky promise.

But what I’m trying to say is, let’s get mom a gift in a “new category” that she won’t see coming! And she’ll love just as much as the sweet homemade picture frame and fuzzy slippers you gave her last year.

So Why Healthy And Active Lifestyle Gifts?

My mom is an organic lovin’ health nut.

I credit all my healthy eating habits to her, and my love for exercise to my father. Between the two of them, Ive acquired some life long healthy habits that I’m truly incredibly thankful for.

But, like I said, my mom is one of those organic lovin’, fruits and veggies with every meal, buys the Costco size two pounder container of unsalted mixed nuts kind of gal. And she definitely enjoys exercise too! Just not as much as my hiking, biking, running, swimming, windsurfing father. And yes, he truly does do all of those activities on a regular basis for exercise. One for each day of the week! 😉

So this year for Mom’s day, I decided, let’s buy her some fun, healthy lifestyle related gifts that aren’t the usual, run of the mill everyday products or food gift ideas.

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Raise your hand if you LOVE trying new delicious health foods and fun fitness products?!

If the answer is yes, chances are your momma bear does too. I mean, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it?

The sky’s the limit ladies (and gents). We are breaking out the best health and fitness related gift ideas known to man, or woman in this case.

Enough babbling your poor ears off. (Or eyes because you’re reading this?)

Let’s Dive In:

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12 Fitness and Health Gift Ideas for Mom This Mother’s Day

1. Click And Grow Herb Garden Kit

Does your mom love the idea of growing her own plants and herbs but doesn’t have the space outside or the green thumb to grow plants without killing them? This Click and Grow Herb Garden Kit is perfect for her! Grow virtually any herb or fruit by inserting the cartridge, filling the water reservoir, plugging it in, and you’re done!

2. Kombucha Home Brewing Kit

Is your mom an avid drinker of Kombucha tea? If so, she might love this kombucha home brewing kit. No more buying bottles from the store on a weekly basis when she can brew her own from home!

3. Athletic Shoes

Your mom will love these super cute shoes that are ideal for studio workouts and light cross training. They fit like a glove and provide great support for any activity from Zumba to grocery shopping. She will feel ultra confident in these shoes, with 6 beautiful and fun colors to choose from.

4. Athleisure Jacket (choose from 7 colors and 5 sizes)

This jacket is perfect for your mom to sport to her next fitness class, but is also just as cute and practical to run errands in. It’s designed to look like a lululemon jacket, but is more than half the price. It also feels like butter on the skin, so there’s that.

5. The Perfect Water Bottle

I don’t call many water bottles “perfect”, but this hydro flask may just win your mom over. It fits in most cup holders (score), it has a squirt top so your mom won’t drench herself water as she tries to take a swig while driving and hits a bump (double score), and it keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 6 hours (major score!).

6. Power Crunch Bars (flavors include mint chocolate, triple chocolate, peanut butter creme, cookies and creme, french vanilla, and triple berry creme)

These protein bars taste like a candy bar in my opinion. They have a delicious wafers with cream in between the layers. But the nutrients are far better for you than a candy bar. I’m talking 12 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar! Your mom will feel like she’s indulging, but without the guilt!

7. Protein Cookies

A protein cookie, say what?! But without the gross “protein” taste. Even better. Choose from chocolate chip, lemon poppy seed, or double chocolate. These tasty huge cookies are dairy free, non GMO, high in protein and full of fiber. Moms everywhere will love these cookies as an afternoon snack before their exercise class or a delicious treat after dinner.

8. Gym Bag (8 colors and patterns available)

Okay how cute is this gym bag? And there are 8 more colors and patterns for mom to choose from. She will definitely be the most stylish at her exercise class now with this adorable gym bag.

9. Hair Ties That Don’t Leave A Crease

You know the struggle… You tie your hair up for a quick workout and no less than 30 minutes when you let your hair down again, there’s a bump the size of the Himalayan mountain range around your head. Lovely.

Well, not anymore! Now your mom can keep her hair styled beautifully throughout the day no matter how many times she has to tie her hair up and let it back down.

10. Aroma Therapy Kit

Moms need time to unwind and relax after the millions of things they do each day for everybody else BUT themselves. Now your mom can turn any room of the house into a relaxing spa atmosphere with these therapeutic grade essential oils and diffuser. Ahhhh, time to relax.

11. Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness By Candace Cameron Bure

If your mom is enthusiastic about living a healthy lifestyle with God at the focus, this book is perfect for her. Candace inspires women to “embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God.” A great read for all moms! And written by one of my favorite actresses 🙂

12. Foam Roller with Exercise Book

My mom is an avid user of her foam roller. No matter who you are or what your daily activity looks like, you could benefit from a good foam roll for the joints and muscles. Foam rollers are helpful in many ways, including injury prevention and stress reduction. It’s like a self-given massage, which sometimes is all busy moms have time for when they can’t book a spa day.

13. Healthy Cookbook

Do you have a mom who rivals The Pioneer Woman in the kitchen or who just genuinely loves to cook? I’ve rounded up all the best cookbooks no matter what your diet looks like. From vegan to paleo, your mom will love one of these cookbooks to whip up tasty recipes in the kitchen.

Vegan Cookbook

Whole30 Cookbook

Paleo Cookbook

Clean Eating Cookbook

Vegetarian Cookbook

Delicious Desserts Cookbook

14. Fitness Tracker

Can you always find your mom getting in her morning or afternoon walks or runs? If so, a fitness tracker could be the perfect gift for her. There are many different types of fitness trackers with a range of abilities. I’ve chosen the top fitness trackers based on ratings so you can find the perfect fit for her. Price range varies for each tracker.

Fitbit Charge 2

Apple Watch Series 1

Apple Watch Series 3

Moov Now

Garmin Vivosmart 3


And there you have it; 14 perfect gift ideas for your healthy and active mom.

I know your mom will love whatever gift you choose to buy or make for her this Mother’s day, because it’s from the heart and shows that you care. And to moms, that’s all that matters.

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