Mother’s Day gift guide

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday! Hope your week is going well. It’s been a pretty great week over here. I REALLY missed teaching, and being back into it is making me so.dang.happy.

I taught my first yoga class here in Valdosta -I’ve only taught a few classes in my life- and it went pretty well. Yoga is definitely not my strongest teaching point, but the people who came to class were amazing. I really want to work on being a stronger yoga instructor. I’m excited to continue to learn and explore, and am thankful that each time we move, I change fitness focuses and am able to work on improving my teaching ability.

For today, let’s talk about Mother’s Day! Aka “ask for a nap” day. I’m starting to wonder if there will be any holiday from now on where I don’t ask for a nap as my gift. Maybe when the girls are much older?? A nap is the gift that keeps giving.

While that’s the only thing on my wish list, I love shopping for the moms and caregivers in our family. I thought I’d share some ideas here on the blog today if you’re looking for Mother’s Day shopping inspiration, or things for your personal wish list.

Mothers day gift guide 2017

Family tree

Personalized gifts gift certificate. This is such a unique, personalized gift. I looked into it over the holidays, but couldn’t figure out which membership to give. After doing more research, and seeing a peek into my cousin’s Ancestry DNA results, I think the Ancestry DNA test is the way to go. You send in a simple saliva swab -they provide all of the info for easy and accurate testing- and you get your results back in about 6 weeks. My cousin traced our family back to the 1700s, and it was incredible to see the list of all of the names and relationships.

Family tree art. This was my mom’s gift for Christmas, and she loved it. It was really fun to send over all of our family member names and relationships, and the artist beautifully created a tree with the names. 

Family Etsy portrait. These custom portraits are incredible, and such a touching gift.

Mom necklace or bracelet.

KEEP collective bracelet. I have one of these and get a lot of compliments on it. It’s fun to personalize and pick out all of the charms!

Yoga kitchen

Beauty, spa and fitness

A Zeel massage. We’re huge fans of Zeel since the massage therapists can come over at any time (like during nap time or when the girls are in bed). It’s so convenient, and we’ve loved it so far. 

Pedicure or facial!

Luxe skincare. I’m a huge fan of this charcoal mask, this rose hydrating gel, and this Fresh bundle.

The BEST wireless headphones.

Fitbit Alta

New running sneakers.

The Yoga Kitchen. This new cookbook is packed with vegetarian recipes. 

Coffee now

Pretty clothes, accessories and other gifts

A perfect robe

Mantra band bracelet.

Volupsa candle trio

Coffee now shirt.

Miller sandals —> the sandals I wear all summer

Vouchers for new moms. Welcome to the Club looks hilarious.

“Home is where your mom is” potted succulent.

Gorgeous and comfortable printed pajama set.

Mom mug

Homemade gifts

Thumbprint painted pot. 

These toddler heart cards would be perfect Mother’s Day cards.

Coffee cup candles in a “Mom” mug. We may try this one this year!

So, tell me friends: what are you gifting your mom for Mother’s Day? What are on my fellow mamas’ wish lists? 

I just want an awesome breakfast, a nap, and lots of time with my sweet fam. 



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  1. Audrey on May 4, 2017 at 6:13 am

    This is a great gift guide! I love the Mom mug!

  2. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-ups on May 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I love, love, love those Etsy portraits, those would be great little gifts for some many things. I told the hubs I wanted a nap and a clean house for Mother’s Day lol.

  3. Christina @ Montessoriish on May 4, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Sleeping in + a mimosa at some point in the day :). I’m actually really excited about Mother’s day this year because it’s my first one as a mom, I’ll get to be with my mom, and my son is getting baptized!

  4. Taryn on May 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Yes, a nap is always a requirement for mother’s day. I told my husband “I know this holiday wouldn’t exist if not for the little crazies, but an afternoon of reading and a long nap is really all I want.” Plus I don’t want to have to prepare or clean up food that day. I do this 364 days of the year – 1 day off is all I want 🙂

  5. Jamie @ madrediem on May 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I told my husband that all I really want this year is an entire day where I don’t have to think about what we’re doing or eating. Just plan out the day and let me rest my poor, tired mind. I love those sandals though, so maybe I’ll get myself a pair 🙂

  6. Tracy on May 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Some great ideas here. Resisting going shopping for myself!!

    My 2 oldest are coming home from college for the summer the Friday before so all my kids will be home <3. That's all I need!

    And I take naps whenever I want to… I promise you'll get there one day!!

  7. Stephanie Prause on May 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Naps FTW!

  8. Ashlyn on May 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Did you get an Audi? How are you liking it so far? It’s about time for me to get a new car so I’m curious what you’re getting or what you got! Thanks for the fellow mom help!

  9. Juliette | Namastay Traveling on May 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Your beginning of the post really resonated with me. I’m interviewing this afternoon for my first *real* yoga job and I’m beyond nervous. Sometimes I feel like I’m a strong teacher, but others I feel like I’m not even close to knowing what I’m doing! Any suggestions to have about new yoga jobs? Or how you build up confidence?

  10. Carrie on May 5, 2017 at 5:49 am

    I love new ideas!! Ive hesrd about Zeel and those on demand massage apps- such a great idea! Im thinking of getting a personalized gift this year 🙂

  11. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! on May 5, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love that family tree picture!!! I’m going to have to order one for my mom!

  12. Tiffany on May 5, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I got my mom and mother in law a cutting board from the etsy shop ourboardboutique that says “home is where your mom is”. Had to give them early because they were so nice and thye both loved them!

    • Fitnessista on May 5, 2017 at 10:54 am

      ohhhh that is so cute!

  13. Courtney Bentley on May 8, 2017 at 1:39 am

    these are some awesome gift ideas! thanks a bunch!

    ?Courtney Bentley ||

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