We’re only nine days away from Mother’s Day and if her lifestyle revolves around being active, logging miles in her favorite kicks and always checking out the latest and greatest in fitness gear, we have a few gifts in mind that she’ll love on May 13. Whether she needs a tech upgrade, more stylish apparel or something to read post-run, here’s a little something for every mother runner.
Fitbit Versa – $200
For the mom who wants to access everything on her wrist, Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a solid choice. It has great fitness and health technology such as GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, even on-wrist workouts. Plus, female health tracking is included, which allows women to easily record their menstrual cycle and symptoms, get cycle predictions, and chat with others in the Fitbit community about important topics like birth control, conception and pregnancy. Plus, Fitbit also just announced a partnership with Google Cloud, which could soon allow you to share your health data directly with your doctor.
Florals for spring? How groundbreaking! But all jokes aside, this jacket is not only cute, it’s also functional and offers a more feminine touch to Mom’s everyday workout attire. The reflective details also mean it’s no big deal if she has to train in lowlight hours, while the mesh bands at the neck, hem and cuff provide a relaxed, yet fitted vibe.
Aftershokz Trekz Air – $180
Upgrade the way Mom listens to tunes on her runs with these bone-conducting headphones. They’re safer than regular headphones, thanks to their ability to transmit music through cheekbones instead of ears. This version has less audio leakage than previous models too, so she won’t strain to hear any songs, and the Trekz Air’s ability to hold a single charge for six hours of continuous music means she’ll never find herself in that tragic my-battery-died situation halfway through a long run.
Erica Sara ID Necklace – $78
Every mom has those days, the ones where she feels totally overwhelmed, be it from training, a to-do list, or anything else in the day-to-day. Remind her that she can overcome anything with an Erica Sara Day/Won piece of jewelry that tells mom you’re rooting for her. With the words, “P.S. You Got This,” engraved on the necklace, it’s a great way to tell Mom that she can handle it all. Available in sterling silver, gold, or rose gold, it’s made to order and hand polished.
SidePorch Course Map – $50+
If mom recently dominated a race, remind her of how awesome she is with a chic course map that she can hang at home or the office. To create the custom maps, you’ll need to send in the course map (if it’s not in their current library). Next, you can send in text about that race or a motivational quote to sit on the back of the map. If you want to splurge a little, spring for a frame and all she’ll have to do is tell you where it should hang.
Get mom a copy of Deena Kastor’s new book Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, so she can soak up wisdom from one of the running greats. It’s all about cultivating positivity and how that can translate into stronger, faster miles.
Everyone knows mom carries a ton of stuff, so make it easier and more stylish for her with this convertible bag from Carrie Underwood’s activewear company. The straps are adjustable, so it can be used as a backpack, tote or cross-body bag. And its sleek black color means it’ll go with everything.
A Sports Massage – Prices May Vary
Self-care is extremely important for athletes, so make sure mom is well taken care of this spring. Treat her to a sports massage and not only will she feel totally blissed out afterward, but it’ll help her muscles recover faster so she can get back to pounding pavement.
Sunny days are here, so keep her eyes protected with a stylish pair of shades that actually stay put. District Vision researches and develops sunglasses meant specifically for running, and each product is athlete-tested before going to market. This pair has advanced sports lenses for better visibility during changing light conditions (like when she’s out on the trail), are shatter- and scratch-proof and even repel water on rainy days.