This time of year tends to be more stressful than the rest of the already busy days of a mom’s life. Besides silent nights and the whole family smiling (with their eyes open) on the holiday card, we don’t ask for much. This year, give mom a gift that fills a need or encourages her to wind down and relax. Here are a few of my favorite mom things.
Yoga classes from Villager yoga
Every mom needs a little “Om” in her life. Gift mom a yoga gift card for the holidays and she’ll be just in time for the beginner series that starts in January. Villager yoga studio also features a boutique with unique gift items. Their Mantra Bands would be a great stocking stuffer. These bangle bracelets have different affirmations like, “you are enough” and “be present” stamped on them. What a beautiful reminder to your loved one in the coming year!
Botaniko Skin Gift Set
Botaniko skin is the “naturally based, science embraced” skin and body care line from Stonehollow Farmstead. One of the elements that make these products unique is the herbs and plants used in the products are grown and harvested on their 80-acre farm in Harpersville, AL. I have been using their all natural charcoal cream deodorant for the last month and am a huge fan. I can’t wait to try more of their products. This beautiful rose-themed gift basket would be the perfect way to do just that.
A gift of grocery deliveries for a year may be the ultimate mom dream gift! Full Pantry is “Birmingham’s personal grocery assistant.” What makes this locally owned business different from the commercial grocery shopping companies is their love of all things local and their attention to detail. At Full Pantry, you have your very own personal grocery shopping assistant who knows your families needs and will even shop the farmer’s markets for you! Sign up at www.fullpantrybham.com to give the gift of a full pantry to someone you love.
Glow Beauty services gift card
Imagine you are getting ready for that office holiday party or date night. It has been so long since you slouched off your yoga pants and did your hair and makeup you don’t even know where to begin. Enter the beauty ninjas of Glow Beauty! These make-up and hair artists come to you and reveal your authentic beauty before you step out into the evening. Glow offers makeup application, hair styling and even spray tan all in the comfort of your own home. find out more information at https://glowout.io
Spiro Salt Room therapy and massage
Have you heard of salt therapy? Long appreciated in European countries for its antibacterial and healing properties; salt therapy uses salt particles in the air to improve breathing and skin issues. Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, promotes a sense of well-being and rest. Spiro is Birmingham’s only Salt Therapy room. They also offer massages in conjunction with Halotherapy. Visit their website http://www.spirotherapy.com or stop by the spa in Mountain Brook Village.
Give a gift to the mom in your life that will expand her spiritual well being. Engaging Motherhood: Heart Preparation For a Holy Calling is a daily devotional that a mom can do on her own or with friends. And what is better is that it is written by Birmingham area moms at all different stages of motherhood.
The book is described on its website as, “Written by seven women with one heart, Engaging Motherhood seeks to prepare mamas for the days when sin flares up, expectations go unmet, relationships are strained, or the line between the rational and the irrational blurs. Allow your gaze to be lifted from the stifling how-to’s of raising a child to Christ’s sufficiency in meeting your every need along the way.”
At $12-$13, this also makes a great gift for your girlfriends.