“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

Not sure what to get the Mom in your life for Mother’s Day? We’ve come up with a list of 10 healthy gift ideas that Mom is sure to love!

The best part? Most idea are from local Ottawa businesses, so you and Mom don’t have to go too far.

10 Healthy Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Ottawa Moms

1. Simply Soak Bath & Face Products
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Is Mom a bath lover? We are obsessed with Simply Soak’s “Bath Bomb in a Bag”. Especially, the one for Achy Muscles. Created right here in Ottawa, Simply Soak was started by two sisters who have a love for simple, natural ingredients. All of their products are 100% natural, smell delicious but not overwhelming, and leave your skin baby soft. If Mom isn’t a bath lover, Simply Soak also carries face masks and body scrubs.

2. Passes to a Yoga or Fitness Class
A few months ago, we put a list together of 7 Ottawa Fitness Classes to Keep Your Workouts Fresh and Fun. All of the fitness studios mentioned offer drop in classes, so why not treat your fitness-loving Mom to a class or two? Better yet, why not make it a date, and join her! Check out the blog here: https://www.santechiropractic.com/7-ottawa-fitness-classes/

3. Vegan Cuts Subscription Snack BoxVegan Cuts box
If Mom loves healthy treats, give her a gift that keeps on giving: A Vegan Cuts Subscription Box. Originating in Ottawa, Vegan Cuts delivers an assortment of healthy vegan snacks right to your door every month. From vegan chocolate to beet chips, each box contains 10 or more mostly gluten free snacks. Check out Vegan Cuts here: https://vegancuts.com/snackbox

4. Dinner at the Green Door
If Mom loves dinners out, why not treat her to a healthy dinner at the Green Door Restaurant. Located on Main St across from Saint Paul University, this pay-by-weight vegetarian buffet has a little something for everyone. Trust us carnivores, you’ll love it just as much as we do. Check out the Green Door here: http://www.thegreendoor.ca/

Heavenly Honey Candles5. Heavenly Honey Candles
Are candles your go-to gift for Mom? Instead of toxic scented candles opt for Heavenly Honey’s beeswax candles. By emitting negative ions in the air, beeswax candles are said to remove dust, household odours, pollen, viruses, toxins and dust mites. They are also non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-carcinogenic, so Mom is safe when using them. Check out Heavenly Honey here: http://heavenlyhoney.ca/prices/candles/

6. The Homemaker Shop Treats
Does Mom have a sweet tooth? Order a Raw, Vegan + Gluten-Free Cheezecake that will win over any junk-food addict from The Homemaker Shop. Flavours can be customized and the Cheezecake can be delivered directly to Mom’s home if she’s in the Ottawa area.

7. Oresta Organic Spa
Is Mom in need of a little of rest and relaxation? Then she will adore an Oresta Signature Organic Facial. Screen Shot 2017 05 09 at 1.53.34 PMOresta treatments feature organic, wild-crafted whole plants and exotic oils free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colours. Their Signature Organic Facial is customized to provide Mom’s skin with exactly what it needs. With three locations across Ottawa, Mom won’t even have to travel far for some peace and tranquility. Check Oresta out here: https://oresta.ca/

8. The “Fantastic Four”
Mom was the first to tell you to “Take your vitamins”, but is she taking hers? When it comes to health and covering our bases, everyone should be taking high-quality Multi Vitamins, Omega 3s, Vitamin D, and Probiotics (what we call the Fantastic Four). Sure, vitamins may sound like a lame Mother’s Day gift- but pair them with a card saying you want Mom to stick around for years to come, and it’s kinda cute if you ask us! You can grab all four vitamins at Sante Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.

9. A New BookNew Book
Is Mom a bookworm? Check out Dr. Nathalie’s Amazon Store for tons of health and wellness related book recommendations, that Mom is sure to enjoy! Scroll through Dr. Nathalie’s store here: https://drnathaliebeauchamp.com/amazon-store/

Give Mom some actual peace and quiet with an ISO SPA gift certificate. ISO Spa is one of Ottawa’s only isolation tank floatation centers. Flotation therapy is said to benefit both the mind and the body. The salt content in the floatation pod allows deep muscle relaxation and better blood flow. While the quietness of the pod provides an excellent environment for meditation. Check out ISO SPA here: http://www.isospa.ca/

Did our list inspire some gift ideas? Let us know what you’re getting Mom in the comments section and a big Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s reading this!