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Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs a person can do. It’s a 24 hour 7 day a week job that comes with stress, fear, anxiety and a whole lot of love. A mother will sacrifice her body, her health, her time, and her sleep. We at Active Diabetics appreciate the hard work moms do every day.
Flowers, cards, and candy are great ways to show your gratitude, but what should you get a busy, active mother with diabetes? Here is a list of 6 gifts we think any mom would love, especially our Active Diabetic mommas.
1. Fitbit Activity Tracker
Everybody loves getting the newest tech. Get your mother a new Fitbit so she can track all the sleep she’s not getting. This is a great gift idea for all moms but for women with diabetes, being able to track your activities and health can be very helpful. What do we love about Fitbits? There is a Fitbit to fit every personality. If you want something sporty or something elegant, they have you covered.
Okay so maybe getting a gym or health club membership used to be seen as an insult, but times have changed. There are so many different clubs and specialty gyms that someone would love to have access to and join. If your mom is into swimming, get her a membership at a swim club or some private lessons. If your mom is really into yoga, she might love a membership to Yogaglo.com where she will have access to thousands of classes online. We love this idea because you will be getting her a membership she can use year-round and you will be giving her some alone time to use her new membership.
3. Spa Day
Yes Please! Give the special women you love a day off at the spa. Most day spas offer packages and promotions for Mother’s Day. Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. The best part about spa day is the way you feel after. A great massage will wash away all her stress and trust us when we say she will appreciate her gift.
4. Road ID
Here is a gift idea mom can use year round. If your mom loves to run, hike, bike, or swim give her a gift that can help keep her safe. Road ID makes several different ID accessories for active people. There are ID’s to wear on the wrist, ankle, and belt. They also have some to clip on your shoes. The best part is that you get to design each ID. You decide what information is necessary. What do we love about this gift idea? Well to start with mom won’t have to take her license with her on a run or a hike. We also love that you can choose the color and the information. If her blood sugar takes a dive and someone finds her unresponsive, they can see a bright red wristband that says “I am a diabetic, please call 911” or “Call my family.” You decide what you want the message to say. Check these guys out for all your Active Diabetics.
5. Yoga Retreat
Why not send mom on a retreat for a long weekend? Yoga retreats can help her get centered, awaken her creativity, and improve her practice. There are retreats all over the world. Some are a couple days and others can last for months. Vortex Yoga Hiking offers the best of Arizona’s natural beauty in a place known for having high energy fields. Many people flock to the Red Rocks of Sedona for health and wellness. We think this could be a great place for mom to unwind. If Sedona is too far, check out BookYogaRetreats to find a place closer and within your budget. This is a great gift for moms that already love yoga or moms that have always wanted to go on a retreat. They will be able to hone their skills in a relaxing environment and possibly cross something off their bucket list.
Buy mom a beautiful piece of unique jewelry. The key is to find something that fits her personality that she will want to wear all the time. We like the selection at Zenned Out. They offer jewelry with just the right balance of trendy and unique. It will be easy to find a special piece she'll love. She will enjoy the compliments she receives when she wears it, and she'll appreciate that you took the time to find the best item.
Remember that whatever gift you choose to get your mom for Mother’s Day, it should come from the heart. Find something that will make her happy whether that is time to herself or a beautiful necklace.
What are some other gifts you think should be included in this list? Comment below with the best Mother’s Day present you have even received.