When Mother’s Day rolls around, many people find themselves at a loss for gift ideas. However, for most mothers, it’s not about things, but rather the thought behind them. A thoughtful gift can be just about anything, as long as it includes something she loves or involves a favorite food, drink, or pastime, so it’s important to get creative and ensure that your mom has the perfect Mother’s Day.
If your mom is vegetarian, vegan, or just focused on her health, there are many ways you can show her your support and love. Do some research on vegan items, as these may be a little tricky to find in some areas, and look online for specific gifts, such as vegan candles, soaps, and clothing (no leather!). For vegetarians, look for gifts that will help your mother focus on her health and nutrition in a fun way, or things that will assist her in practicing self-care.
Here are a few of the best ways to give your mom the gift of self-care this Mother’s Day.
Start a garden
Vegetarians love–you guessed it–veggies. Help your mom start a garden so she can grow her own. If your mom doesn’t have her own space at home for a big garden, consider giving her a small, indoor herb garden, or buy the tools and help her create one. This is a great way to show her that you support her decision and lifestyle and for the two of you to bond.
Mother’s Day is a great time to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her, so make your gift thoughtful and all about the things that make her happy. If it’s something you can do together, all the better!
Take a yoga class
If you’ve never tried yoga or meditation, you might enjoy finding a local class to take with your mom. Get her a gift certificate and sign up for the class together. Yoga can promote mindfulness and positivity, which can help decrease stress and anxiety and boost mood, productivity, and self-esteem, and has been proven helpful for individuals who are battling emotional disorders and addiction.
Deep down, every woman wants to be pampered. Think of some ways your mom could feel her best and give her the tools to do so. Make up a basket full of vegan lotions and body care, a good paperback, a soft, vegan-friendly bathrobe, and gift certificates to her favorite nail salon. Give her the gift of self-care by letting her take a day to herself to fill however she pleases and ease the stresses of parenthood.
If your mom enjoys a good cup of tea, head to PAAVANI and pick out some blends she’ll love, then customize them so that every time she makes a steaming mug, she’ll think of you. Herbal teas are comforting and can help with everyday stress.
Get her a subscription
If your mom enjoys healthy snacks, get her a subscription to a monthly service like Naturebox, which will deliver fresh, wholesome treats to her door once a month. This way, she’ll not only have her snacks covered for a while, she also might discover a few new ones she didn’t even know about.
Help her with recipes
If your mom is new to veganism or vegetarianism, consider helping her out by looking online for some easy, delicious recipes and putting them all together in a lovely recipe box. Some things to think about include vegan chocolate–which can be made with cocoa butter and coconut oil–and vegetarian meals like lasagna and casseroles.
Written by Travis White
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