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I am Patricia Prince, certified health coach, guest blogger on Crazy Fitness Guy, and a mother with two beautiful adult children. I know how hard moms work to look after their families, often at the sacrifice of themselves. They cook, clean, and manage the household. A lot of mothers also work part-time or full-time jobs outside the home. They seem to do it all, taking on the roles of tutor, driver, cook, nurse, cleaner, organizer, launderer, planner, and so much more.
Mothers are the glue that holds a family together, providing both moral and emotional support. She deserves an exceptional Mothers Day at least once a year to just unwind. She should spend this one day practicing a little self-care. So, help her make her day as special as you can.
1.Get Your Mum a Thoughtful Gift
The thing about mothers is that they usually love anything you gift to them. You can't go wrong with a gift. But, this year, put some careful thought into what your mother means to you.
Of course, flowers or a card are most appreciated. But maybe think a little harder than these traditional gifts. What would help your mom relax and focus on her health for at least one day? Get her THAT gift.Xiaomi MI Band 6
2. Make Your Mother Breakfast in Bed
Give her a break from the kitchen. Make her a special and healthy breakfast. You know what your mom likes to eat, so make her a favorite breakfast.
Perhaps a bowl of fruit, yogurt, and granola? Or maybe a little oatmeal with applesauce, dates and chopped nuts? Make a healthy pancake recipe and serve it with some homemade blueberry sauce. Or a beautifully healthy smoothie bowl might do the trick. I am sure you will find some healthy breakfast ideas that your mom will love.
Don’t forget to add a special touch to the breakfast tray. Perhaps add a personalized note about what your mom means to you. You could also add a single flower in a nice vase. Or, perhaps, serve her coffee or tea in a pretty, new cup?Cook Book
3. Take Your Mom Out for Lunch
Taking your mother out to a nice restaurant with good food and great service is a wonderful way to spend her day. She can relax, as she doesn’t need to worry about cooking or doing the dishes. And you both can spend time together, uninterrupted. Turn your cell phone off and focus all your attention on her. Ask her how her week is going. Does she have any plans coming up that she wants to share with you? Just talk.Resturant Gift Cards
4. Have a Family Picnic
I will bet that one of your mother’s favorite things to do is to spend time with family. A family picnic in a park or backyard is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy each other’s company. But don’t you let her lift a finger to help.
Pack a picnic basket or fire up that BBQ grill and do it all for her. The only thing she should be doing is putting her feet up, enjoying a glass of flavored spa water or a perfectly steeped herbal tea, and enjoying her visit with your siblings and her grandchildren.Pinic Basket Set
5. Gift Your Mom a Spa Day
A gift certificate to a local spa for a day of pampering is a great idea. It is even more special if you go with her so she can enjoy your company too. Book the appointment for both of you to get manicures, pedicures, massage, or other spa treatments to make her feel special.
But a spa day is equally enjoyable at home. Gift her a big basket of all her favorite spa goodies, such as bubble bath, essential oils, beeswax candles or relaxation crystals. Make her a special glass of fruit-infused spa water. Whip her up a soothing or detoxifying DIY face mask.
What ever you choose, I am sure she will love it because it is from your heart.
6. Basket Filled with Her Favorite Relaxing Things
Another wonderful gift idea to make your mom’s day special is a pretty basket filled with the things you pick out for her. Don’t order a basket online. Make it yourself. Not only is it less expensive, but it is more personal and endearing.
Don’t know what to add to your mum’s gift basket?
Here are 20 Best Relaxing Mother’s Day Gift Basket Ideas:
1. Calming herbal teas, such as chamomile, mint, lavender, and green tea
2. Hand-poured beeswax candles
3. A best seller book in her favorite genre or author
4. Cozy slippers or fuzzy reading socks
5. Bath balm or soaking salts
6. Aromatherapy or essential oils
7. A pretty chakra bracelet or necklace
8. An exfoliating foot scrub
9. Her favorite moisturizing lotion
10. Hydrating lip balm
11. A pretty journal with a beautiful pen
12. Her favorite color nail polish and manicure set
13. Adult coloring book and pencil set
14. Dark Chocolate or other favorite sweet
15. Healthy gourmet snacks
16. A beautiful mug or teacup
17. Crossword or wordsearch puzzle book
18. Fresh fruit, such as apples, oranges, kiwi, or grapes
19. Bath mitt or loofah sponge
20. Charcuterie items, such as sausage, cheese, and gourmet crackers
Don’t forget to add a personal note to tell your mom how much she means to you.
7. Take Her Out for A Walk in a Park
Take it from a mother with grown children, your mum wants to spend quality time with you. One of the most special gifts you can give is your time and undivided attention.
So, why not turn off your cell phone and take her out for a walk. Just the two of you, no distractions. Talk about how your day went. Ask her how her week is going. Ask her how she is doing, what her interests are. Listen to her talk, be there for her, and enjoy this time together.
Walking is also great exercise, so you will both be doing something healthy.
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8. Take Your Mom Out for Dinner and a Movie
Dinner and a movie are usually reserved for romantic couples, I know. But you can have a fun mother-child night out too. Why not take your mum out for a special night out.
Take her out for a delicious meal at her favorite restaurant. A new restaurant that she has never been to is also an exciting option. Then, perhaps, choose a funny or lighthearted movie that you both can enjoy together.
Alternatively, you could make her a healthy home-cooked meal and stream a fabulous movie online. This can be equally special, if not more so. Putting in the effort to cook her a delicious and nutritious meal is a fabulous way to show how much you care.
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9. Do A Craft or DIY Project Together
What does your mom like to do with her spare time if she had some? Does she like to paint? Is she into gardening? Show some interest in the things she likes to do and plan a day around them.
Some ideas might be a paint-night at a local art store, pottery lessons, planting an indoor herb garden, or make a scrapbook together. As her gift, you can buy all the supplies. Pick a day when you both have time to devote to the project and to each other.
10. Give Your Mom the Gift of Yoga
Yoga is something anyone can do. It is so relaxing, good for the body, and clears the mind. Restorative Yoga is likely one of the gentler forms of asanas, or postures. Yin Yoga is also very good at releasing tension in the body and calming a stressed mind.
Why not book her a yoga class at a local studio? She'll love the chance to relax and rejuvenate.
I hope these top 10 relaxing Mother’s Day ideas make her day special. If you are still struggling with coming up with healthy ways to help your mum de-stress, perhaps these 21 easy ways to relieve chronic stress can help spark some more wonderful ideas to gift your mom.
Give Your Mom the Ongoing Gift of Health
Or you could get her the ongoing gift of the CrazyFitnessGuy Premium Podcast. There are so many ways for her to develop some wonderful health habits. And the healthy ideas keep flowing on Jimmy Clare’s podcasts as he interviews top special guests. It is a great way to give your mum the gift of health.
But remember, your mother will love ANY gift you give her if it comes from YOUR HEART.
About The Author
My name is Patricia Prince and I am a cancer survivor, but I would much rather be called a runner.
I am also a wife, mother, writer, running coach, outdoor enthusiast and avid reader.
I am a graduate of the University of Calgary (BSc) and the University of Saskatchewan (DVM). Considering myself a bit of a science geek, I read science and medical journals all the time. I have taken many courses in biology, physiology, nutrition, food therapy, pharmacology, acupuncture & psychology, to name a few subjects. I worked in the medical research field for over 10 years
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