The month of May is sprinkled with an array of holidays including Mother’s Day and springtime graduations. If you are looking for some gift ideas for the mothers and graduates in your life, check out this list of gift ideas for the month of May.
Gift Ideas for Avid Travelers
For the avid travelers in your life who are always on the go, make sure they stay hydrated during all of their adventures. Whether traveling for a college visit, a Mother’s Day weekend away, business, leisure, or both, snag a reusable water bottle so your frequent flyer can enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage no matter where their trip takes them. Don’t forget to include travel snacks like raw nuts and seeds, dried fruit, jerky and a sweet treat.
Raw and Organic, Sprouted Mystic Mountain Trail Mix is a healthy snack idea!
Gift Ideas for Health Nuts
No gluten, no grains, no sugar. No problem! For the health nuts in your life, get them the new kitchen gadget they have had their eye on like a vegetable spiralizer, a new pizza stone complete with a pizza crust kit or a new waffle maker with waffle/pancake mix. Just make sure the mixes are health nut approved. Plus, your health nut friend will appreciate the thought and creativity you put into keeping their graduation or Mother’s Day gift just as healthy as them.
Askinosie Mababu Tanzania Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter Bar is a delectable fine chocolate treat!
Gifts Ideas for Homebodies
For the graduates and mothers in your life who enjoy a night in at home, gift them a comfy set of fuzzy house slippers, a set of oversized mugs and a gourmet hot chocolate basket, perfect for a cozy night in. Elevate your gift with their favorite movie and a set of delicious movie snacks like gourmet flavored popcorn and their favorite candies. The homebodies in your life will love these gifts for a good excuse to stay in.
Gift Ideas for the Natural Beauties
Safer skincare products are gaining popularity, so give the gift of health with natural skincare products. Add a set of essential oils and an essential oil diffuser for a spa-inspired gift or make a beauty basket complete with candles, bath bombs/salts, and a sleep mask. Give the gift of added relaxation with a weighted blanket or a Pink Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp perfect for a dorm room or bedside table.
Gift Ideas for Top Chefs (Or Wannabe Chefs)
Whether the mothers in your life are whipping up a culinary creation or an epic kitchen fail, gift them an interactive cooking class. Even if your at-home cook is already top chef status, they will enjoy learning new cooking techniques and how to make delicious new dishes or desserts for family and friends. You can even get personal with a personalized apron and/or chef hat. For recent graduates, gift them cookbooks and recipes featuring quick and easy one pot meals with a few simple ingredients. Less is more for busy students and social butterflies!
Gift Ideas for Weekend Wellness Warriors
If you have family members and friends who are always at the gym, hitting the yoga mat or hiking the local trails, then you have a wellness warrior in your life. Give them a new gym bag in their favorite color or a fresh yoga mat in their favorite pattern or print. If there is a new gym or boutique fitness studio they have had their eye on, see if you can purchase a trial membership for one week or go big for a one month membership in honor of Mother’s Day. No matter what you decide, the wellness warriors in your life will love getting their sweat on with your fitness themed gift.
No matter what gifts you decide to give this month, remember the most important gift of all is your love and appreciation for all of the mothers and graduates in your life.
Meet The Author
Ashley Martens is a Health and Wellness Writer based in Chicago, IL. With a background in digital marketing coupled with her knowledge of general nutrition and a lifelong passion for all things health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, Ashley offers a healthy alternative to traditional writing. You can learn more about Ashley and her writing over at her blog, Three to Five a Day.