Healthy stocking stuffers for moms November 25 2014, 0 Comments

 

If you’ve welcomed a baby into the world in the past year, congratulations! Baby’s first holiday season is such a fun milestone. Or maybe you have older kids: soccer players, ballerinas, or aspiring astronauts. Kids are the light of our lives and make the holidays that much brighter.

Although kiddos often take center stage during the holidays, it’s important to remember the moms who have worked so hard to bring these little humans up in the world. We’ve pulled together some healthy stocking stuffer ideas, from in and around Portland, to honor our favorite mamas.

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Share 52 reasons

Let the kids help create 52 Reasons Why I Love You cards, to remind mom just how special she is. This is a great DIY keepsake for mom, with love from the whole family. We think it would be fun to stack the deck with a few family photos too.

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Grow with love

For moms with a green thumb, a delightful salsa kit from Victory Seeds in Molalla, OR is sure to please. With seeds, recipes, and instructions, everything she needs to grow and make her very own salsa can be found in this gift bag. Choose between mild and hot varieties. ($9.95)

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Mamalates for mom + baby

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s more important than ever for moms to stay active. Pick up a mom + baby workout DVD from Portland-based Mamalates. The 40-minute workout challenges moms to “reclaim their cores” safely, while connecting with their babies. ($19) (Use promo code DVD10 to save $10 through Nov. 30, 2014.)

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Soaps to rejuvenate

Artesian soaps are a great gift to help moms rejuvenate. Check out Portland’s Camamu, who offer Green Goddess Soap with sweet fennel and lavender to help detoxify and boost the spirits. ($6) Other local soap companies include Sellwood Soap Co. and Oregon Soap Company.

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Massage to relax

When the holidays get hectic, what could be better than a relaxing massage? Benefits of massage include stress relief, strengthened immune system, and lower blood pressure. Not to mention a chance for mom to enjoy a little “me time.” We love the healing hands of Savannah Mayfield, Licensed Massage Therapist at Nurture Life Coaching in Portland.

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Give back through ICAN

Sometimes the best way to give… is to give back. Consider donating to ICAN, whose mission is to improve maternal and child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). The gift can be made in honor of that special momma in your life. Plus, there’s even an ICAN Portland chapter.