Although we really should be honoring her 365 days of the year, Sunday, May 10th (aka Mother’s Day) is the day dedicated to showering the amazing mothers in our lives with love and presents. Mothers, whether they are our own, or your wife, sister, or friend, can be difficult to shop for. Flowers, candy, or something generic can do the trick, but when you focus on a passion they have, like running, the gift becomes more personal. We all know the benefits of running, and if the mom in your life has an enthusiasm for it, it creates a special way to not only honor her love of the sport but encourage it. Of course, replacing her sneakers or sports bra is an option, but why not think of something different that she might not splurge on herself: the fitness tracker she’s been wanting to try; running shorts for the heatwave about to come this summer; some soothing oil to help with her muscle pain. Things that will surprise, spoil, or pamper her will bring a smile to her face and yours. We pulled an assortment of Mother’s Day gift ideas sure to bring joy and motivation to the joggers and sprinters in your life, who happen to also be moms.
BOB Gear Alterrain Pro Stroller
Want to spoil a new mom or splurge on a gift for a mom-to-be? This jogging stroller is a slam dunk. The sleek frame and the SmoothShox™suspensions make it easy to take on any surface, making it ideal for moms in the city or those quarantining in more rural spots. The ergonomic handbrake aids in controlling speed when the terrain becomes downhill. An all-weather, waterproof canopy will prevent her from having to turn around because of some raindrops. And a single twist of the hand makes the stroller easy to store.
Fitbit Charge 4
If she has never tried a tracker or is already a Fitbit fan, she will love the latest iteration. Built-in GPS is the newest and most exciting feature and will give real-time information on your distance and pace. It also has a workout intensity map that breaks down, post-workout, your heart rate at different points. Sleep and 24/7 heart rate tracking will make sure she is keeping healthy even when she isn’t breaking a sweat.
Sarah Marie Design Studio Sweatshirt
Mothers struggle harder than others to take some time for self-care. This sweatshirt doesn’t only put on display her favorite way to unwind but is so soft and cozy it will make relaxing easy. Check out the matching toddler-sized sweatshirt for any little ones.
Tracksmith Session Shorts
Update and upgrade her daily workout clothes. The slim silhouette of these shorts will make her look fresh and sleek and help her glide through her daily miles. They are lightweight and made from a soft fabric that is moisture-wicking, breathable, and has UV protection.
Erica Sara Alysia Necklace
This necklace is part of the latest collection from the brand that features mantras from elite runners in their own handwriting. (This one is from brave and bold Olympian and mother of three Alysia Montaño.) Choose one that you think will speak to the special mother in your life, in hopes to inspire her. A nice plus is that a portion of each purchase is donated to No Kid Hungry, the non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America.
Maho Cabo 2 Whisky Sunglasses
A woman can’t have too many sunglasses. Spoil her with a new pair of cool-looking frames for the summer. The retro shape and pink lenses will be perfect at the pool, vacation, or daily camp drop off.
Adidas by Stella McCartney Running Cap
Anyone who likes to wear a hat for a walk or run usually plops on a ball cap they have hanging around (and it often ends up being one with bleach stains from college or that belongs to their kid). An all-black cap will add a bit of style to any run look. Mesh panels on either side aid in moving heat and moisture away from your head.
Saje Recovery Mode Kit
Ease muscle pain and tension by treating her with products that provide relief. Two roll-on oils and an ointment will be at arm’s reach to provide some relaxation. Encourage her to keep handy in her gym bag, medicine cabinet, or nightstand to apply before bed.
Zephyr Women’s Running Vest
3D-engineered mesh is strategically mapped on the vest for ventilation specific to a woman’s body. Included are two 17-ounce soft flasks and a 2-liter reservoir to ensure she will stay hydrated even on long run days. Adjustable side compression straps will make sure it stays comfortable and secure.
Nike Essential Scoop Neck Bikini Top and Essential High Waist Bottom
Hopefully, many dips in a pool or visits to a beach or lake are in the cards for her in the next few months. The high-waisted bottoms and tank shape top provide extra coverage and a secure fit so she can stay active. And the suit is cute and modern-looking enough to show off to family and friends.
Rifle Paper Co. Airpods Case
Her favorite accessory can probably use a refresh—try this cute case that will make her smile every time she reaches for them. The case is attached to a keyring to make them convenient and covered with a non-slip grip for easy opening and charging.
King St. Vodka
Sure, many moms love wine, but there are plenty who also love other options for both celebrating and entertaining. This vodka is from actress Kate Hudson, a fitness-focused mom herself. It’s GMO- and gluten-free, but the clean, smooth taste, with a hint of vanilla, is the real draw. Well, the taste and a pretty bottle. She will be reinventing some of her favorite cocktails just in time for BBQ season.