When was the last time you said I love you to your Mom? When was the last time you called her and asked her if she is doing okay? When was the last time you visited her in her home? Although with what the world is facing right now, it is hard to do the last one. However, my point is, as we grow older we get too busy building our lives, our future, our careers--we have a lot on our plate--we often forget to stop, breathe and connect with the people important to us. We tend to neglect the fact that they are getting older, too.
Do you remember the time when everything was simple? When problems were solved by just her touch--or even with just one candy? The times when your days were just filled with giggles? The biggest dilemma you had to face was choosing which toy to play with? It’s just you and your mom, and how she cared and loved you.
Our moms sacrificed a lot for us, even when they were still carrying us in their wombs--the back pain, the sleepless nights, the vomiting and dizziness, not being able to eat the food that they used to love, and the underlying thought that maybe the delivery won’t go well. It doesn’t end there, when we’re finally able to have a glimpse of the world and feel her touch, another set of problems bombarded them while they’re still overwhelmed and grasping to raise a child. We never really heard them complain, even when they didn’t have enough time for themselves anymore. Some moms even had to leave their jobs just to have more time for us, their world revolves around their families, most importantly us--their children. We became their bundle of joy.
Moms play a very significant and important role in our lives. She is a powerful force for social cohesion and integration. They equipped us with what we need to survive life--taught us how to be tough yet compassionate at the same time, encouraged us to do our best and put our heart in whatever we do, supported us in every decision that we made yet never failed to give us guidance as well, and more.
Which made us wonder, is there really a perfect gift to even be at par to everything she had done for us? The answer is, NONE. However, we can give her something that’s good for health and make her feel pampered and special. If you are still not sure what to give your mom on this special day, here are some gift ideas to honor her on her special day:
1. TAKE CARE OF HER SKIN. BUY HER SOME SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Skincare is not only to feel relaxed and pampered, it is prevention and cure for skin concerns and issues--one of which is skin aging. Skin aging is how your skin changes as you age, however, there are a lot of factors that contribute to skin aging, not only age itself. Number one of which is overexposure to sunlight, that is why there is a constant debate on how much sunscreen to put on your face to protect it from the harmful UV rays. The oxidative stress that comes from both within and outside of our bodies is also another cause of skin aging. The lifestyle that we have contributes to how our skin ages as well, and even the environment in general. The next thing we know and look at the mirror, fine lines and wrinkles are already visible. Yikes!
Moms often feel and see the signs of skin aging, losing the skin's elasticity, plumpness and glow, earlier than expected as they are always hustling and busy. The sleepless nights our moms had to go through, trying to put us to bed. Stress she’s been subjected to, juggling work and raising a child--or even just raising a child alone. We also don’t know how much sunscreen she used when we were playing at the beach when we were younger--or if she ever used one. This is why we still need a solid skincare routine at any age, especially when we get old.
As I mentioned, skin care is also a cure. There are a lot of products that can address these issues. Moringa, for example, can help roll back the years and achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin once again. It has Vitamin A, B, C, D and E that help improve skin moisture, prevent cracking and drying, boost the production of collagen protein, get rid of toxins and can help reduce oxidative stress.
If you want to know more about how Moringa helps address skin aging concerns, here is an article for you.
With all the facts being laid, it’s now time to choose the skincare products that you’ll buy for your mom, but there are a lot of skincare products in the market and I understand why it is so hard to choose. Here are some tips or things to keep in mind when choosing a skincare product:
- Make sure it’s cruelty free. It’s not only about the effectiveness of the product, but also looks at the company’s views in making the world a better place or the causes they support.
2. LOOK OUT FOR HER HEALTH. GIVE HER PRODUCTS THAT CAN BOOST HER HEALTH AND HER DIET
Taking care of our health is always a necessity. Health is wealth, that’s what we always say. As we age, we are more susceptible to health problems, our immune system will not be as strong as how it used to be when we’re still young. We don’t recover fast like we used to.
Having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle has a lot of benefits, here are some:
- Feeling better mentally.
- Fewer health problems
- Feeling in control of your life
- Save money
There are a lot of ways to live a healthy life, starting a day with a quick workout is one way. Making sure you sleep well. Another one is being cautious of what food you eat and drink.
If your mom doesn't have time to squeeze in a little workout every morning, you can always opt to look for products that can help boost their health as a gift for mother's day. Moringa, the superfood, has a lot of health benefits. It has everything your body needs to keep your immune system strong. It is rich in antioxidants, full of vitamins, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial as well. Incorporating it into your diet is a great way to start living healthily. You can use the leaves or the powder, depending on your preference.
If you want to know how Moringa can help boost your immune system, you can read more about it here.
We also have some recipe recommendations for you to send to your moms or even try for yourself. Eating healthy doesn't mean eating less savory food, that's a misconception. You can still have tasty and scrumptious food, and healthy at the same time, just choose the right ingredients.
3. TREAT HER ON A VACATION TRIP
Your mom may be busy handling your family business or still working an eight hour shift in the office, or just staying at home, she deserves some “Me Time”, where she gets to enjoy, relax, free from stressors and just do the things that she loves and has been wanting to do for a long time but doesn’t have the time or money to do so.
You can book her a room at a hotel or a resort where she can stay and have fun for days or even a week as a mother's day gift. Surely, she will be more than happy, giddy, and excited to go.
Remember to check if the resorts and hotels are following the COVID 19 protocols before booking.
4. GIVE HER A HANDBAG
Women, in general, have a lot of things to bring when they leave the house for leisure or for work, handbags are very useful in carrying these things--or possessions. Some may think that handbags are just a way for women to make their outfit standout or it is just an accessory. However, the relationship and connection between women and handbags go far deeper than that. It is unexplainable, but some women feel naked when they are not carrying a bag.
Buying her a good handbag will always paint a smile on her face.
5. SEND HER FLOWERS AND GREET HER WITH A CAKE
If all those aforementioned are just beyond your budget or you just want to keep it simple and treat her the classic way, you can send her a bouquet of flowers and a cake for this special occasion.
Giving your mom a bouquet of flowers is one way to convey your emotions. Whether it is love, joy, appreciation and more; giving flowers to someone is a great way to communicate your feelings in an elegant way.
Flowers have the ability to make someone feel less lonely and sad, the vibrant color, the way it blooms, and how it is arranged depending on the occasion never fail to lift up someone or brighten up their days. Flowers just exude positivity and happiness, and it is very convenient too. You can never go wrong with flowers--except if she has an allergic reaction to it.
Just like flowers, cakes are very convenient and accessible as well. It can be given to any age of people, you can customize it depending on what it is for, and you can choose different flavors depending on the preference of the person you’re giving it. Hence, it can easily fit to any occasion.
With this classic duo, I’m sure you can touch your mom’s heart. Don't forget a well-thought hand written letter to make it more personal.
These are only 5 gift ideas to give your mom on mother's day, there are other things to give her. Get creative and make your mom feel loved, cared for, and special on Mother's Day!
Love + miracles,