Healthy Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

By Jessie Gorges

This Sunday is Mother’s Day so, this year, don’t get caught waiting until the last minute to only buy your mom some half-dead flowers from the drug store.

Candy and jewelry are common gift ideas, but chocolate will only add inches to your mom’s waist, and, with the skyrocketing price in gold, who can afford jewelry? Show Mom how much you love her and how much you care by getting her a gift that will keep her healthy and happy.

Check out these gift ideas that will put Mom on the right track to living an active lifestyle.

Shape-ups ($100): This gift is perfect for the mom who hates, or doesn’t have time, to go to the gym. These tennis shoes, with an elevated sole, promise to tone your muscles by simply walking. Just a 20-minute walk will have her calves tingling from all the toning.

Portion-control dinnerware ($90): Purchase Mom a gift of dishes that are dietitian designed. Portion control plates will have her eating smaller portions in no time. Mom will shed the pounds naturally just by eating smaller meals.

Gaiam audio yoga mat ($24): If your mom is a yoga maniac, this is the perfect gift for her. Give her the mat that comes with its own speakers. Mom can find her zen while listening to her favorite tunes. This mat is compatible with both iPods and MP3 players.

Bowflex Fit Trainer watch ($50): This super watch not only tells time, but it counts your mom’s steps and tracks her heart rate too. This must-have gift also includes a calorie counter, stop watch and count-down timer.

Nutrisystem gift card ($10-500): Mom can purchase perfectly portioned meals, snacks and exercise DVDs with this gift card. You can jump-start her diet by purchasing the first month’s supply or, if she’s already a member, help pay for the food program to keep her on the right track.

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