For Mother's Day this year, why not get her something unique, interesting, locally made...AND healthy! A win-win-win-win. Here are some of our favorite Mother's Day gift ideas:
(1) CHIA HOT SAUCES & HOT SAUCE GIFT SETS from Homesweet Homegrown
Mom likes a little heat on her food, eh? How about some all natural, home-grown chia based heat? Homesweet Homegrown was started by Robyn Jasko, founder of Grow Indie, a blog/gardening site promoting sustainable lifestyles, homesteading, eating well and living local. We've used these hot sauces on everything from eggs to top avocado toast to adding to casseroles for a nice kick. We're a huge fan and feel good knowing what we're eating is clean and knowing where our hot sauces come from.
Do we really need to explain why? You want your mom to stay healthy and be around long enough to see you finally BQ, right? Well, give her some inspiration to get moving and get working out! A bright, new workout tank will do the trick...like our Oxygen Workout Tank Top in white with touches of pink and black. Read this review here where one of our customers bought an OnlyAtoms Oxygen Tank for her mom who had been in a car accident!
(3) BOOKS! CHRIS MCDOUGALL'S NEW BOOK "NATURAL BORN HEROS" from your *local* bookstore
We loved "Born To Run" (if you run and haven't read it yet, RUN to your local bookstore now and read it asap!), so we're sure this is just as good. Mom's are natural born heros! Mom's also read too, and we're sure she'd love some inspirational reading from Chris McDougall. And, yes, you do have a local bookstore owned by passionate people who won't quit...please support them and buy it there!
(4) GORGEOUS KITCHEN GIFTS HAND CRAFTED IN BROOKLYN from Fiercely Made
What mom doesn't want something new and beautiful the kitchen? Forget that kitchen store at the mall, get her something found nowhere else but in Brooklyn! Fiercely Made is an online collective of over 20 designers and makers in Brooklyn, NY selling handcrafted products and telling the story of their craft. Founded by good friends of ours, who literally live across our street, Fiercely Made celebrates talented artisans and makers working out of their Brooklyn based shops offering up the highest quality, well designed hand made products.
Well, okay, these aren't quite "locally made", and are there any local electronic shops these days?? Regardless, a fitness tracker for mom would be a great gift. We personally don't use them, but do believe they're great for many people -- especially those just getting started with a workout or walking routine. Plus, you can get your whole family healthy as mom, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone, can compete to see who's doing the most exercise! We imagine this is a good ploy to keep everyone in shape, and provide a good conversation at Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these reviews and articles to find one to fit her needs.
(6) LOCALLY MADE & NATURAL INDIE FOOD SNACKS from Mouth.com
Snacks, snacks and more snacks. But how about some small batch, real, unprocessed healthy snacks? This foodie gift from Brooklyn favorite Mouth.com, a bag full of healthy yet tasty pre-workout or post workout recovery snacks: baked veggie chips, organic dried cherries, nut butter, toasted granola pâte de fruit jellies, popcorn sprinkled with a little sea salt, and more. Yum!
(7) LOVE & APPRECIATION!
Okay, so, this isn't really a gift you buy online (uh, yet?!) But there's something to be said for taking a day to tell your mom how much you love and appreciate her (although it'd be nice to do this much more than one day a year!). Let's be honest, we don't actually need any physical "things" to make us feel good, but everyone likes a little acknowledgement and appreciation. Write a letter, have a one on one day, go for a hike together, make a picnic. Sometimes true expression and simple gifts from the heart are the best gifts in the end...!
Happy Mother's Day Mom's!