How to Spend Quality Time With Mom for Mother’s Day

We hope you didn’t leave it to the last minute again.

In case you forgot (although we really hope you didn’t), Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If it slipped your mind this year, don’t fret — you still have a few more days to plan the perfect day for mom.

Run out of ideas and pressed to think of something she’ll love? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas to treat mom to an extra-special day.

Sweat it out together

We all know the benefits or working out. Exercise can reduce stress and boost your mood, something both you and your mom could use. Luckily, there are some great fitness specials around this time of the year. Sign up for a mother-and-daughter/son yoga class, join an outdoor boot camp, or go outside the box with the latest hula-hoop dance party.

Whether you prefer the tranquility of yoga or a cardio rush, exercising together is a great way to bond with mom and get a workout while you’re both at it!

You can never go wrong with a delicious meal

After your workout, head to the kitchen and cook a healthy and hearty meal for mom. (If you don’t know how to cook, she’ll just be amused to see you attempt it!)

Click below for recipes we love:

Layered citrus beet and freekeh salad: A warm and hearty salad is bursting with flavour and colour.

Arugula pesto spaghetti squash: packed with flavour, this hearty recipe is bound to satisfy mom's cravings!

No-bake apple pear crisp: this is a great late-morning or post-workout snack!

Create your own spa at home

It doesn’t matter who you are — everybody loves some good, old-fashioned R&R. But you don’t need to spend the big bucks to treat mom to a spa day when you can do it right in the comfort of your own home.

First off, light some beeswax candles to help clear the air naturally. To mimic the calming ambience of a spa, steep a teapot of green tea. It’ll keep both you and mom hydrated, and it has natural compounds that can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation caused by UV exposure — in other words, it’ll help to avoid those premature wrinkles.

Next, make a homemade exfoliating mask using all-natural and organic products that you can easily find at your local CHFA Member health food store, such as honey, sea salt and sugar. It’s a lot easier than you think: click here for our DIY skin care recipes.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a proper spa day without a mani/pedi. Soak your hands and feet in a basin of warm water with scented Epsom salts and essential oils to promote healthy and radiant skin. You can then use any leftover ingredients from your mask to slough off any rough skin. Finish with a non-toxic polish for the nails, and coconut oil to soften and moisturize your skin, and you’re done!

Remember that no matter how you choose to celebrate mom, there’s one thing that’s for sure: she’ll be happy just to spend the day with you.