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7 healthy Mother’s Day gift ideas
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Here are seven healthy gift ideas that are sure to make mom smile
A symbol of love
The Kisii Mother and Child Sculpture is a beautiful way to remind mom how much she’s loved this Mother’s Day. Each sculpture is hand-carved and reflects the special bond that the two of you share. Not only will this unique gift make mom’s day, but it will also help to support the Undugu Society of Kenya, which provides employment and skills training for underprivileged Kenyans. (Ten Thousand Villages, $30)
Grow-your-own herb garden
For moms with a green thumb (or those who wish they had one!), consider an International Garden from Seracon. Mom can grow Italian basil and oregano, or enjoy a touch of France in the kitchen with some lavender and roquette. Each kit includes a planter, seeds and soilless growing material. With six gardens to choose from, mom can experience tastes from around the world-without having to leave home. (Indigo, $20)
A bath-bomb bouquet
A bouquet of roses? Not this year. Help mom unwind and de-stress with a bouquet of Mum Bath Bombs ($8 each) from LUSH. With scents ranging from jasmine and orange blossom to marshmallows and candy, this may just be the most delicious bouquet mom has ever received. As a bonus, each bath bomb comes with a plantable gift tag, so mom will still get to enjoy those colourful blooms.
The gift of good health
The Women’s Health Encyclopedia (Reader’s Digest, $40) is a great addition to any mom’s bookshelf. Written by female physicians, especially for women, this handy resource will help mom enjoy a healthier life every day of the year.
An at-home mani-pedi
Moms always seem to have the magic touch, don’t they? Help yours keep her hands (and feet) soft and smooth with the luxurious You Deserve This gift set from Cake Beauty ($29). After all, feeling beautiful and pampered is what a hard-working mom deserves! The set includes Milk Made Velveteen Hand Creme and Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Creme, both formulated without harmful parabens or sulfates.
Gorgeous hair for a good cause
This year, Moroccanoil offers mom a chance to enjoy healthy, shiny hair, while also supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in their mission to find a cure for breast cancer.
The Moroccanoil Mother’s Day Kit ($88) includes one Moisture Repair Shampoo, one Moisture Repair Conditioner, one Moroccanoil Treatment and a professional paddle brush, along with a reusable bag featuring BCRF’s pink ribbon logo. (Available at salons across Canada.)