Forget chocolates and flowers on Mother’s Day and check out these Mother’s Day gifts for health conscious mums who love fitness, wellbeing and natural beauty.
GymTote Sophia Signature bag:
For the dedicated yogi or gym-going mum who wants to go from work to workout, this beautiful tote has a built-in yoga mat holder, a waterproof section for your gym kit and an A4 zipped pocket for work documents.
Mindful Chef has tapped into the vegan trend and now offers a home-delivery service for meat-free, dairy-free recipe boxes
Mindful Chef Plant-Based Recipe Box:
Give the gift of inspiring a whole new way of eating. Mindful Chef has tapped into the vegan trend and now offers a home-delivery service for meat-free, dairy-free recipe boxes. Sign up to receive fresh ingredients and instructions for delicious, super-nutritious dishes, such as spiced coconut quinoa with roasted squash, beetroot and kale crisps or tofu pad thai with crunchy peanuts & courgette noodles.
Shock Absorber Active Multi-Sports Support:
Active Multi-Sports Support is recommended for tennis, squash, dance, and triathlon
Replacing that washed-a-thousand-times knackered old sports bra with a spangly new Shock Absorber will put a smile on any fit mum’s face. The new spring/summer 16 range comes in fabulous colours and functions as well as always. We like the Active Multi-Sports Support, which is recommended for tennis, squash, dance, triathlon etc. 32-38 B/C cup and 30-40 D/HH.
Amber Rose Hair Cleanser:
This product from organic hairdresser Tabitha James Kraan is called a cleanser rather than a shampoo for a reason. It contains no chemical detergents but rebalances the scalp and leaves hair soft and clean using a divine-smelling combo of organic oils, including argan oil and coconut oil, and essential oils, such as rose and chamomile. A luxurious treat.
The ScandiKitchen Cookbook:
She can indulge in healthy deliciousness such as oat-rye porridge with lingonberries
For the mother who loves all things Scandi, this gorgeous cookbook will be a hit. She can indulge in healthy deliciousness such as oat-rye porridge with lingonberries, plus impress dinner guests with Scandi treats such as cinnamon buns and Swedish meatballs. Yum.
BKR water bottle:
We love this bright pop of colour in the new shades from bkr – fabulous water bottles made from glass, so no plasticky taste to your water, no chemical nasties and great for the environment. They’re covered with a silicone case to prevent smashing. They come in 500ml (and from later in March, the new 250ml Teeny bkr arrives in stores – too late for Mother’s Day but not too late to gift yourself!).
They’re covered with a silicone case to prevent smashing
Lumie Bodyclock Iris:
Like all Lumie clocks, it wakes you up slowly and gently with a light that gets progressively brighter (it also has an alarm function just in case!), but this version also has two aromatherapy chambers so that you can drift into a deep sleep to the soothing scent of an essential oil like lavender and wake up to an energising scent, such as peppermint.
it wakes you up slowly and gently with a light that gets progressively brighter
Run Yourself Fit by Christina MacDonald:
For the mum who keeps thinking about taking up running, but never quite makes it out of the front door. Running can change your life and this book is the friendly, practical and encouraging companion for starting on that journey.
Saucony Life On The Run
Fast Track Crop Tight: £46 on leopardrock
Track Star Hoodie: £85 on achillesheel.co.uk
For the latté-loving mum, this is functional fitness gear mixed with a dash of animal print – she couldn’t ask for a better from-gym-to-brunch outfit. The cropped leggings are flattering and have a nice wide waistband and cooling mesh panels, while the hoodie is the perfect thing to pull over a vest to take the chill off a morning run, with its deep hood and long thumbholed sleeves.
The cropped leggings are flattering and have a nice wide waistband and cooling mesh panels
Live online yoga studio, Yoogaia, is launching new classes for mums of any age from March 1st. Using a laptop or tablet, mums can follow teacher Hilda Silver, who’s in her mid-60s, through the classes from the comfort of their living room. It’s interactive when used with a camera, so it’s like being in a real class without the need to leave the house!
it’s like being in a real class without the need to leave the house
Philip Kingsley Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer:
A great excuse to relax with the heady scents of the natural neroli, rose, orange, geranium and lavender oils in this best-selling pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. Apply to wet hair, put on the plastic cap and relax for 10-20 minutes and emerge with bouncy, soft, shiny tresses.
it will count laps in the pool, allowing her to just enjoy the relaxing, meditational qualities of swimming
For swimmer mum, this newly launched watch will count laps in the pool, allowing her to just enjoy the relaxing, meditational qualities of swimming. The real joy of it, though, is the open-water function, so she’ll know how far and fast she’s swum in a lake, reservoir or the sea – perfect for wild swimming fans or triathletes in training.
Doisy & Dam chocolate:
Alright, we know we said forget chocolates for Mother’s Day, but this is indulgent chocolate with some nutritional goodies thrown in. Try the Date & Himalayan Pink Salt in the milk chocolate range or the Maca, Vanilla & Cacao Nibs in the dark chocolate range. Totally scrumptious.
Lisa Buckingham is a health and fitness journalist for national newspapers and magazines.
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