Today’s blog was originally posted in May 2017, but I still think all the ideas are good, so I’m reposting for today’s Friday Five. Enjoy!
Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 13th!) so it’s definitely time to start thinking about what you can give the mother runner in your life. Here are a few ideas!
Flowers and candy are great, but mother runners would definitely appreciate a gift basket full of their favorite running fuel and other running items. You can pick up a basket from any arts and crafts store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc) and then fill it up with her favorite running products. For example, my basket would probably include Nuun, Honey Stinger chews and gels, Lock Laces, hair ties, Body Glide, deodorant, sunscreen, face wipes and a running book or cookbook. The possibilities are endless and it’s a unique gift!
A Day Off
This is probably an obvious gift idea, but moms would LOVE a day off! I’m not a mom so I don’t speak from experience, but I see how hard moms work, especially mother runners. Moms that run have to make time for their training runs, children, family and work – whether that be inside or outside of the home. I’m sure they would appreciate a day off to rest, watch movies, do some shopping, basically anything! A few free hours would mean the world to a mother runner.
You can’t go wrong with a gift card/certificate! Some people think that it’s an impersonal gift but I totally disagree! What’s wrong with giving someone a gift to buy exactly what they want? Do you need some store/website ideas? I’m happy to provide a few choices! –> RunningWarehouse.com, Fleet Feet Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Brooks Running, Gone For a Run, Sarah Marie Design Studio, Garmin and Amazon. There are SO many other great places, but these are just a few of my favorites 🙂
A massage is a great way to pamper the mother runner in your life. There are so many types of massages to choose from, but a sports massage would be a really great choice (especially if she is training for a race, or just completed a race)!
You can buy her a massaging product, like from Homedics. A mother runner would definitely appreciate a neck, back, foot or sports recovery massager.
Momentum Jewelry is a great brand that believes that everyone can benefit from a little extra spark in their lives. They sell motivate wraps, footnotes, necklaces, sparklets, keyrings and clothing. All of their items feature motivational sayings, such as “You can do it”, “Believe in yourself” and many more. You can also submit your own custom saying. I can tell you from personal experience that their motivate wraps are awesome – great quality and necessary when you need a little motivation to get through a run!
Do you have any Mother’s Day gift ideas for runners? How are you celebrating Mother’s Day?