Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Categories: Building Resilience, Community Engagement, Physically Active

In case you haven’t heard, Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day and also kicks off National Women’s Health Week (NHPW). If you are a woman, be sure to take the pledge and check out how your region and age group stack up. With this in mind, Healthy Monadnock also offers a few last minute gift ideas for that special mother in your life, based loosely on NHPW’s Steps Women Can Take for Better Health .

(In full disclosure, as a mother of two, this post is slightly self serving. If only I could get my family read my blog posts!)
  1. Preventative Screenings
    • Ok, this is hard to turn into a fun gift so please just make sure she does it!
  2. Get Active
    • Punch card at a yoga studio like organizational champion, Keene Yoga Center, great for all ages and abilities.
    • New pair of gardening gloves is always appreciated by the backyard set. Wrap them with some heavy duty soap and hand lotion. Or better yet, a gift certificate for a manicure.
    • Tune up her bike and take a ride together.
    • Freebie: Take a walk with your mom and find out what is on her mind and what she’d like to do this summer.
  3. Eat Healthy
    • A potted tomato plant or some potted herbs.
    • If she’s far away, skip the flowers and send her a fruit of the month club.
    • For the social butterfly, check out cooking classes at local kitchen stores or through community education resources.
    • Freebie: the ever popular, breakfast in bed!
  4. Mental Health
  5. Avoid Unhealthy Behaviors
    • A new bicycle helmet if she bikes, and maybe some bright reflective clothing.
    • Hands free device for driving, if she is a cell phone user.

Whatever you decide to do for the mother(s) in your life, make sure you call them, check in, and wish them a safe and healthy year ahead.