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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for a Happy, Healthy May

May 1, 2012

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May is the month of Mother's Day, a holiday to celebrate all the amazing women who brought us into this world: our moms! Whether it's treating her to a day at the spa or going together on a hike, there are many ways to show your mother how much you care this May 13 (and all year round, for that matter!) Here are a few great Mother's Day gift ideas:

Personalize

Remember how much your mom always loved your childhood art projects? That's because there's nothing better than a personalized gift! If you're not so much into arts and crafts these days, a simple framed picture could do. We also recommend:

 

    Pamper

    Heaven & Earth Soaps: 2011 grad Mary Harris hand crafts natural, organic soaps, lip balms, bath salts, lotion melts, and shampoo that are all free of chemicals and dyes. You can also get on the waiting list for her raw wildflower honey, humanely sourced from her very own beehives!

    Arganica: People rave about the age-defying and restorative effects of argan oil, made from the nuts of the Moroccan argan tree. Founded by 2010 grad Bianca Beldini, Arganica sources its ingredients from women's cooperatives that sustainably forest the argan tree.

    Cush Cosmetics: Founded by 2008 grad Toni Hall Parker, Cush – which stands for "Color Us Simply Holistic" – is a full line of skin, shower, and hair products that are all free of harmful preservatives and toxins. We especially like the Hydration Supreme Conditioning Shampoo!

    Sprout Skincare: Spoil your mom with all-natural skincare products that you can feel good about! 2006 grad Adina Grigore created this line of skincare that uses only pure, simple ingredients that are ethically sourced. Check out Sprout's especially decadent Mother's Day Gift Set!

     

    real moms love to eatGood Reads

    Real Moms Love to Eat by Beth Aldrich: Penned by a 2007 grad, this funny and compassionate book shows readers how to to forge a pleasurable, healthy relationship with food in a way that makes eating your ally, not your enemy.

    Feed Your Kids Well in a World that Doesn't by Nina Manolson: Great for moms with school age kids, this book by a 2009 grad is an everyday guide to making healthy food happen in your home.

    My Kid Eats Everything by Susan L. Roberts: A must-have for every parent of a picky eater. 2009 grad Susan Roberts is an occupational therapist whose expertise lies in getting kids to try new foods and helping families reestablish "happy mealtimes."

     

    Bonding

    The best things in life, of course, aren't things! Make this Mother's Day extra special and enjoy some primary food with your mom by simply spending time together. Go for a walk, watch a movie, or cook dinner together (stay tuned for our menu of Mother's Day recipes!) Enjoying each other's company can be the greatest gift of all.

    What are your Mother's Day gift ideas?