Nontraditional Mother's Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2015

   It's time to think about what to give mom or... for Mother's Day. Flowers are always appreciated but giving her something different can be fun, too. Whether it’s your mom, wife, daughter, sister, grandma or BFF, celebrate the beauty of who she is by offering the gift of health, energy and vitality. If you choose  gifts that are shared experiences you both can reap the rewards and spend quality time together.  Studies show that working out together is more fun and will help each of you stick to the program – it’s harder to say I can't when you know someone is counting on you.

Event Entry

   What about entering in a race together? Register your special lady for an upcoming run,walk, bicycle ride or triathlon.  It will jump-start your fitness program and it’s something you can train for together! Try Trail Link, Active or Run Locator to name a few.

Sign up for a class together

   Try a Yoga program, Barre or a Pilates class, or learn ballroom dancing. Maybe she’d be interested in cross country skiing or learning to snowboard. What about a water sport such as  paddle boarding, kayaking or whitewater rafting? Maybe even plan a trip together. Why not surprise her by picking up the cost of registration? And while your at it enroll both of you.

Exercise Gear

   We all like getting something new to workout in. What about getting her a quality piece of clothing. Most of us  would rather have one really good piece of gear than a number of poor quality items.  Shop online at a specialty sporting goods store like REI, Nike, Adidas, Terry, LuluLemon, Lucy, and Athletica they will provide you with high quality options for women. Remember that keeping warm, cool and dry is important when your thinking about comfort. Here are a few suggestions: running vests, wickable shirts, bra-tops, shorts, tights, specialty socks, exercise glasses, water bottles, sports watches or heart rate monitors.  If money’s no object, buy a large gym bag and stock it full of the above items.

Personal Training

   Anyone would benefit from and appreciate a little expert guidance towards their fitness ambitions.  It’s a terrific way to help a loved one with their health and fitness goals. Call me at 805-909-0240 if you would like me to prepare a Mother’s Day Gift Package for your special person.

Gym Membership

   Has your special lady considered joining a local gym?  Why not purchase or renew a monthly, quarterly or yearly membership to her favorite one.


   The best thing in the world after a tough workout is a massage. You can pick up a gift certificate at most local spas and salons, and we have several great private massage therapists in our small community. If you’re feeling generous, consider purchasing a day-at-the-spa package for her that often includes massage, body wrap, facial, manicure, pedicure and steam bath. Trust me – she will LOVE it! Most women work very hard when trying to juggle kids, work and life so a whole day where she gets pampered is truly a selfish luxury.

   Think it through. You know your lady so give her something that says you really do appreciate the things she does all year long.

To the world you may be one person but to one person you are the world. 

                                                                                                    Bill Wilson