Mother's Day Gift Guide
She endured hours of labor pains bringing you into the world. Her shoulder has absorbed every tear of crushing disappointment. And whether it's at the sidelines, in the stands, or at the finish line, there's never been a peppier cheerleader. The mother–daughter connection is beautiful and strong. From the adventurous to the glamorous, Shape.com has a gift to honor every mom. As a bonus, take time to join her for a jog in the park or a yoga class and let the bonding begin.
Do–Gooder Mom: Cosmetics for a Cause
After she's painted her pout with Cargo's eco–friendly PlantLove lipsticks, in celeb–designed shades such as Denise Richard's Sam (sheer red) and Lola (shimmery nude), named after her daughters, your mom will love planting the lipstick cases and watching them sprout wildflowers. Plus, charity moms will beam with pride knowing that $2 from your lipstick purchase went to St. Jude's Research Hospital.
CARGO PlantLove Lipstick (As seen in SHAPE's May issue): $20 www.sephora.com
Flexible Mom: Yoga Like a Yogi
It's a handbag. It's a yoga mat. It's both! Moms who can proudly bend their limbs into a pretzel shape at any hour of the day will like this convenient – not to mention cute – way to cart their mats to and from class. Rolled up, yoga mats easily slip into the side of this canvas bag.
Golfer Mom: Putting in Pink
If she's a regular at the greens, you'll score big nabbing this vibrant golf bag for your mom. We like this colorful striped bag so much, we might even say it's a hole–in–one!(As seen in SHAPE's May issue)
Trailblazer Mom: Gear & Guide
If most weekends your mom can be found hiking in the woods, stock her up with new gear to set her humming on her way. A sturdy but stylish backpack, solid trekking shoes, and Karen Berger's Trailside Guide: Hiking and Backpacking, New Edition (W.W. Norton & Company, 2003) should do the trick.(As seen in SHAPE¹s May issue)
Scentsational Mom: Flowers Galore
Ordering bouquets may be a thoughtful gesture for the mom in your life but it's not a lasting one. In a matter of days, the colorful blooms can get droopy and wilted. Keep the feeling and fragrance fresh by lavishing mom with a whole year's worth of lilies, delivered to her doorstep once a month.
Sentimental Mom: Absolutely Charming
If her eyes get teary at seeing Hallmark commercials, they're sure to sparkle every time your mom hears this delicate Tiffany & Co. bracelet dangle. When her friends ask about it, she'll be grinning ear–to–ear as she points to the heart–shaped "mom" charm and tells them it's from you – her ever thoughtful daughter.
Spagoer Mom: Silky, Soft, Spalicious
Let the pampering begin when your mom wraps herself in this fluffy, lavender–scented robe. She'll feel as luxurious as a queen wearing this cuddly number around the house!
Training Mom: A Trendy Tracking Gadget
Speedy moms who still sign up for marathons, races or triathlons, one after the next, can better track their mileage, times and trails with the Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Training Watch, an impressive new training tool.
Near buildings or under trees, no matter where she strides, this gadget will track your mom's distance, elevation, calories burned, pace, and more. Plugging the 405 into her computer's USB port, she can even spot other athletes' favorite courses.
Workout Mom: Sweat–Safe Garb
Whether it's to Pilates or Tai Chi she's running, your mom will be super comfortable sporting this comfy Anya Jacket, made with moisture–wicking material, that ties in front.
Snatch up the stretchy Angela Pant to match. Or, try mixing and matching tops and bottoms at Splits59.com to piece together a style that best fits your mom. Getting motivated to work out can be a whole lot easier when you have a silky–smooth workout outfit to slip into!