Gifts for Mom To Inspire Wellness

Our mothers are special. They’ve inspired us, taught us and loved us. This Mother’s Day give mom the gift of wellness. Showing her your love by creating health and happiness, a gift that lasts more than just one day. Below are some gifts to inspire wellness and also sustainability by reducing carbon footprints. Using local businesses and resources serve our community and neighbors.

Massage
A relaxing and rejuvenating massage is a great present. A gift card to a local day spa, massage clinic or therapist is something mom can look forward to and schedule at her leisure. The benefits of massage are long lasting. Massage reduces stress, promotes circulation, relieves muscle and joint aches and raises mental wellbeing. Massages range from $60 an hour to $100+ depending on where you go and what type of massage you get. Most popular is deep tissue or Swedish but an extra special touch is a hot stone massage.

Facial
I get facials on a regular basis and it’s one of the treatments I swear by. Facials are relaxing but also have so many benefits for the skin. The professional aesthetician will help promote collagen production, exfoliate dead skin cells, extract clogged pores, help with circulation and apply products to heal and balance mom’s skin. She deserves to look and feel her best and glowing skin will help her do that. I recommend facials using natural and organic products. Teresa Ochoa of Natural Faces in Huntington is wonderful. 631-220-6408

Flowers
Simple in their beauty, flowers have the ability to make mom smile. Her favorite florist can make a beautiful bouquet that will outlast Mother’s Day. Even better, if mom gardens why not buy her a plant or bush she can add to her own garden. She will have it for years to come. One that attracts bees (they need our help), butterflies or hummingbirds is extra special.

Fruit Basket
An edible basket that is healthy too is always a plus. Fruit is the most natural sugar you can have with the added benefit of fiber. Some even come with chocolate covered fruit, a treat mom will love. Edible Arrangements and Stew Leonards online deliver.

Tickets to a show
Making a memory together is priceless. This year I am taking my mom to a Broadway show. Tickets to an on or off Broadway show in the city has top-notch talent and right in our backyard. Closer still is The Paramount, Jones Beach or John W. Engman Theater that have great plays, music and comedy all year long.

Lunch or Dinner out
Enjoying a beautiful brunch, lunch or dinner out is always a treat. No one cooks or cleans and you have time to focus on your time together. Life is going so fast these days, our time together is more important than ever. Ditch the cell phones and computers for the day and have a great time with mom who, let’s face it, just wants time with us. It’s a gift that is always on her wish list.