Once you’ve booked brunch, ordered flowers and selected the perfect letter-pressed card, read on for our recommendations for HealthKick-approved Mothers Day gifts worthy of the important mamas in your life. Inspired by our partners, we’ve gathered the best in ‘she wouldn’t get it for herself’ even though she deserves it for moms ranging from wellness-curious to gastronome to super fit. Check out our favorites below, and feel free to let us know what you think on Instagram @my_healthkick and tag us in any healthy gifts you’re giving this Sunday.
Moms of all sizes can use a wardrobe sprucing up with SHAPE activewear’s colorful styles that range in not only sizes (from 2 to 3x) but in coverage. Or perhaps a membership to CorePower for sweaty Vinyasa or yoga/strength fusion classes, with studios located throughout the US. You have until May 10 to enter our sweepstakes to win a $150 gift card to SHAPE + a free month membership to CorePower in NY or SF. Enter here now. And whether she is a beginner yogi or a 500 RYT instructor, there is always room in her yoga bag for Beautycounter’s refreshing rose facial toner (she will use it daily!) or Yuni’s Chillax Muscle Recovery Gel (to cool off those hamstrings). Or gift her the cutest, most bendy teddy out there, Meddy Teddy, pictured above.
A Thrive Market membership is an easy go to for culinarily inclined moms who like the quality of non-perishables at Whole Foods but prefer Trader Joe’s pricing. For fresh produce, meats and packaged foods, Our Harvest in New York is a digitally enabled farmer’s market (surprise her with a week’s worth of local, organic goods!) or Farm Fresh to You in SF offers a CSA program that you can gift for an entire season of local veggies. If you want to give her a head start on meals for a week, a month, or longer – try gifting a membership to HelloFresh for semi-prepped healthy meals.
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If the mama in your life can out-run, out-lift and out-nutrition you, maybe you can show her how much her example inspires you with a class pack to next-level barre studio Physique 57 in New York or Los Angeles. For the month of May, you can do Physique LIVE! classes for $15 with top instructors in the NY studios. Or if she’s more of a cardio queen, may we suggest a class pack at Mile High Run Club for our favorite treadmill classes in New York? If you’re gifting for someone who lives outside of coastal wellness meccas, chances are there is an Orangetheory studio not too far – a workout that fits cardio and strength into 60 sweaty minutes. If you’re really trying to impress her, and are NY-based, why not take her out for an AKT in Motion class, started by fit momma Anna Kaiser, followed by healthy brunch? And here’s the ultimate gift – a full afternoon to herself with the help of on-demand babysitting services, HelloSitter. Hello to mom’s day, indeed!
For clever moms who are as plugged into the latest lifestyle trends as well as Ms. Stewart or Ms. Winfrey, why not put together a package gift that combines it all? If she’s a New Yorker, get her a class pack to low-impact in-water cycling studio Aqua, paired with some meditation classes at Inscape and wherever she lives, pick up some clean, herbal-infused beauty goodies from Radice Apothecary or vitamin-infused Palladio Beauty.
Whether your mom has her masseuse on speed-dial or hasn’t had a massage since iPhone 1, an in-home massage from Zeel is a nice splurge she might not spring for on herself. Or if she’s more of the spa-day getaway type, set her up with a (non-toxic and vegan) manicure at Dear Sundays and facial at Skin Spa in New York or a treatment at exhale spa, where she can luxuriate pre- or post-treatment in the sauna and steam. If a spa week is more along the lines of what you’re thinking – go big and spring for an excursion via Escape to Shape, purveyor of fitness-themed excursions to destinations from Bali to Cuba.