Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 7 ideas for active and busy moms!

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Do you have a special woman in your life who is a runner, cyclist, lifted or who just likes to live a healthy lifestyle? Maybe your wife, mom, or grandma is training for a big race, and you have no idea what to give her to tell her you appreciate her.  Lucky for you, I am a runner AND a mom, and I have a pretty good idea of what may drop her jaw when you present it to her.

Mother Runner Gift Guide

Here are some gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

Comfortable socks: For healthy feet, it is important to wear socks that are protective! This means moisture-wicking, light padding, arch support, and cute colors definitely don’t hurt! Balega Ultra-Light No-Show Socks are pretty and comfortable, even after a half marathon race!

Multi-purpose gym bag: Busy moms need a bag that can go from work to the gym to the coffee shop – treat mom to a stylish bag like this, or a functional bag like this.  Look for a bag with lots of storage so that her keys and phone don’t get lost at the bottom of the bag. There are even bags with laptop sleeves and a place to stick her yoga mat!

GPS watch: A good GPS watch can be a runner’s best friend! There are many stylish and functional watches available now at many different price points. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a gorgeous mid-level watch with push-notifications, music controls, and fully customizable workouts.  There are options to change the wrist bands, so mom can dress it up or down.

Wireless headphones: Bluetooth headphones are a game changer for anyone who has dealt with fiddly wires and tried to thread them under sports bras. While there are hundreds of options on the market, this pair from Anker gets great reviews, and this pair from Beats is sure to impress!

Running Hydration Vest: The whole appeal of running vests is they have the capacity to not only carry your water, but the ability to stash your stuff! Look for a vest designed for women, like the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta 4.0 or the Salomon Advanced Skin.

Sunglasses: My husband just got me a few pairs of Knockaround‘s and I seriously enjoy wearing them! They come in so many combinations, and you can’t even customize your own pair!

Running clothes: Some women can throw anything on without care and get their workout done without any ill effect.  Some women thrive on coordination. It helps when workout clothes are comfortable and provide more than just coverage (think, pockets, ruffles, and fun colors!)  Skirt Sports is a great company that believes that all women have the right to feel beautiful and confident, no matter their body type! One of my favorites is the Gym Girl Ultra Skirt, and if your mom prefers a little more coverage, the Hover Capri Skirt is a fun choice as well!  Use code “400Hock” to receive 15% off any full priced product!


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