Mother’s Day is May 13th, just a few short weeks away. This year, we have been testing unique products, books and services to find you the best gift ideas for your spa and wellness-loving mom.
Everyone loves a gift basket, so why not package moms favorite things based on her hobbies and interests and create a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Lucy Activewear – What makes the Lucy Perfect Tank so perfect? We think it’s the generous dose of lycra (3%) in an otherwise cotton tank. We tested the garment in tulip/sangria stripe and aegean/marina stripe. Thanks to the lycra, the tank stayed firmly in place during downward dog and even during the brutal exercise regimen that is boot camp.
Select colors are currently being offered at a bargain sale price of $14.99 so you can buy mom a whole slew of colors and stripes, package them with pair of yoga pants (Lucy offers many varieties – check back here this summer for a full feature on yoga pants) and a yoga mat for the perfect gift for the spa and yoga-loving mom. (Most tank colors $29)
This slim-fitting tank makes a great baselayer under a track jacket or looks cute on its own over a sports bra for yoga or other fitness pursuits.
- Machine wash cold, with like colors
- Tumble dry low
CanyonRanch: Strong & Sculpted – The first DVD from Canyon Ranch, (pictured left) the famed destination spa brand, debuts on May 1st. At $16.99, this is a gift idea for even the most budget-conscious gift giver. With 3 strength, yoga and core workouts mom will never get bored. For the time crunched, the segments are 25 to 29 minutes including cool down; combine more than one segment for a longer more intense workout. Led by CanyonRanch fitness instructors Darcy and Heather, the peaceful desert background and soothing music transports you right to the georgeous Tucson location. Bonus features on cooking with super foods, building lean muscle and healthy joints round out the programming for a virtual mini-trip to CanyonRanch without ever leaving home. Not that a visit would be a bad thing.
Puristics Totally Ageless Skin Care – An anti-aging skin care line without chemicals, phthalates, fragrance and parabens. This line contains four simple products: advanced skin rejuvenating lotion, spf 15 daily anti-aging sunscreen lotion, night recovery cream and intensive eye treatment. Our only regret is that the line doesn’t offer a cleanser. Average MSRP $16.99 to $21.99. Package all four products in a gift basket for mom and her skin will thank you!
Bellaphoria Mineral Makeup – This Canadian-made mineral makeup line is gluten free, corn free, chemical free, preservative free, silicone free and perfect for the consumer with allergies. We could say more, but do we need to? (pictured, lower left)
We tested mineral eye shadow ($11.95), mineral blush ($16.95), mineral foundation ($24.95), and mineral lipstick ($16.95) in dozens of glorious shades ranging from subtle to trendy – it was hard to narrow it down. But with prices like these, who needs to? Create a custom Bellaphoria Mineral Makeup gift set for mom and tuck the cosmetics inside a 3 Way Bag from Scout by Bungalow for a cute Mother’s Day gift idea.