10 Ways to Show Mom You Appreciate Her

10 Ways to Show Mom You Appreciate Her

Want to show mom just how much you appreciate her? Here are 10 gift ideas that will be sure to bring a smile to her face!

1. The Gift of Happy - HappyLight® from Verilux

Mother and son in front of a happylight

A HappyLight is such a great gift for mom that she can always use! Bright light therapy has so many benefits and can help improve sleep, mood, focus, and give a boost in energy (we think all mom's need that last one from time to time). Not sure which one to choose? Check out this easy guide.

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Learn more about how HappyLight therapy lamps can help too!

2. Essential Relaxation - Evening Essentials Kit from Vitruvi

Vitruvi essentials kit 

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Having an evening routine that focuses on self-care is important for overall wellness. The Vitruvi Evening Rituals Kit comes with 5 essential oils to help mom wind down at the end of the day. This is a great way to show mom you appreciate her and everything she does! 

3. Swap the Flowers for a Plant from The Sill

image of potted plant from Sill

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Flowers are beautiful, but short lived. Why not give mom a gift that lasts? The Sill has plenty of options, and even a filter to choose a plant for the less experienced among us! So, don't worry if mom doesn't exactly have a green thumb! Did we mention how much we love their beautiful pots?

4. Simple Comfort - Women's Tree Runners by Allbirds

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If you truly want to give your mom the most comfortable shoe she will ever wear, look no further than Allbirds. The women's Tree Runner shoe is made from responsibly sourced eucalyptus tree fiber threads (how cool is that?). Your mom, and her feet, will thank you for this. 

5. For the Love of Chocolate - Chocolate Library Gift Box from Raaka

Chocolate Library Gift Box from Raaka

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This might be the kind of gift where you get one for Mom and one for you. Raaka's Chocolate Library Gift Box includes 8 chocolate bars from their current collection (which is all certified organic, gluten, dairy, and soy free). With choices like Maple & Nibs, Bourbon Cask Aged, Bananas Foster, Green Tea Crunch... OK, we can't continue, it's too good. Treat mom (and, likely, yourself as well) to a seriously amazing selection of chocolate.

6. All the Goodies - Artisan Meat, Cheese, and Wine from Harry & David

harry and david wine, cheese, and meat basket

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Wine.. and cheese.. and delicious meat? This really has it all - a selection of 4 cheeses, 3 meats, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a cutting board. This selection is bit more expensive, but hey, mom is worth it!

7. Making Bath Time Count - CBD Epsom Soak by Vital Body Therapeutics

CBD Epsom Soak

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A bath at the end of the day is a pretty amazing way for mom to relax and unwind. The CBD Epsom Soak from Vital Body Therapeutics uses Epsom salt combined with organic, hemp-derived CBD and a blend of essential oils for a truly relaxing and regenerative experience.

8. Beautiful Inside and Out - Hum Nutrition

Hum Nutrition bottles

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Hum nutrition offers sustainably produced supplements aimed at keeping mom healthy and beautiful both inside and outside! Hum even offers free support from their nutritionist to help make the right choice.

9. Just a Dash - Sea Salt by Maine Salt Farm

maine sea salt

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A good salt can make or break a good dish (and wait until you try chocolate chip cookies topped with a sprinkle of this)! This salt comes straight from the cold water off the coast of Maine where it is filtered and solar dried. It's beautiful, tasty, and a great gift for the mom who loves cooking.

10. Sugar Shack Love - Maple Syrup Gift Box by Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

Maple Syrup Gift Box

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Verilux is located in Vermont, and if there is one thing you need to know about Vermont, it's that we LOVE our Maple Syrup. Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks has a wide range of treats to satisfy the tastebuds (and it just so happens to be a local hot spot). This is a gift for mom that will bring the whole family together!

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