Mom’s the BEST! That’s why a bouquet of last minute flowers or a handmade photo frame with a picture of the two of you just won’t do (and it’s only charming if you’re under age 10)!
We want to make mom happy and healthy, and make sure she’s in our lives for a really, really, REALLY long time. So regardless of if your mama is a kitchen queen, a gardening maven, a tea-sipping queen, or a yoga diva—mom’s the word on these great fitness- and health-inspired gift ideas…
Oftentimes you can’t go wrong with a classic gift, like chocolate. Particularly if mom has a sweet tooth. Well, no offence against tradition, but a box of milk chocolate truffles just isn’t the healthiest of gifts. But if you must make it dark and make it special by choosing something exotic.
According to Boston-based nutritionist, Dana Greene, RD, nibbling on dark chocolate can satisfy mom’s sweet tooth while helping to eradicate free radicals, damaging elements that contribute to conditions, like heart disease. But again, make it special by paying a little extra for a deep, rich bar of sustainably made dark chocolate made with fair trade beans and organic ingredients, like ginger, chili, orange, cranberry, mint, or almonds. I’m a HUGE fan of Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups since I have a casein allergy (to cow milk protein).