It has been another tough year for mothers from all walks of life. This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 8, Sunday. Let us all take this opportunity to remind our moms how much they are appreciated. For all the care we have received from them over the years, mothers deserve the best health and wellness care. If you haven’t figured out what to buy for the big day, our team at Healthy Matters has compiled a selection of healthy gift ideas to show your love for your beloved mom!
Fitness is a thing for moms, too. Pick her a brand new set of active wear to inspire her for a new fitness journey this summer. It is the best opportunity to spend quality time with your mom — exercise and get in shape together.
Lululemon Active Wear
The Canadian brand offers a range of yoga pants and leggings engineered for yoga lovers, gym-goers and joggers primarily. Made with lightweight fabrics, they are also the perfect outfit for outdoor activities and allow great flexibility together with style and functionality. Lululemon also showcases an Asia’s Fit collection scientifically designed for Asian women’s body shapes.
Price: $880-1,180 depending on the product type.
Bamboo fabric sleepwear
We spend one-third of our life sleeping. Your mom definitely deserves an upgrade to her sleep quality with a set of comfortable sleepwear. Pajamas made of natural fibers like bamboo are particularly soft and breathable, suitable for wearing in all seasons. Not only is bamboo viscose fabric hypoallergenic and gentle to sensitive skin, the natural material is also more eco-friendly and sustainable. Treat her with the softest, coziest pajamas for a good night’s sleep.
Coloring books for adult
Who says coloring books are only for kids? Experts found that coloring is an appealing activity that helps reduce anxiety and stress, consequently enhancing mindfulness in adults. Get your mom some “me-time” to explore a secret garden, an enchanted forest or worlds of wonder within a coloring book.
Here are a few popular choices for you.
Animal Kingdom: $160
Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures: $160
Posh Adult Coloring Book: $71
Outside the Lines: $142
Secret Garden: $79
Worlds of Wonder: $96.5
Enchanted Forest: $79
Stress Less Coloring – Paisley Patterns: $68.5
While a fresh flower bouquet will only last a few days, an indoor plant can last the entire year. According to studies by the National Institutes of Health and NASA, indoor plants can relieve stress, improve air quality, improve your mood and bring you multiple health benefits, as studies suggest. Thanks to innovative technologies, gardening is now possible at home even if you live in a high-rise building.
Click & Grow Indoor Garden
Even if she does not have a green thumb, this smart tabletop device enables mom to grow herbs, flowers or even fruits and vegetables of her choice with simple maintenance. The smart soil that comes with the device was specially designed to provide an optimal growing medium for plants.
The Smart Garden 3: HK$776
The Smart Garden 9: HK$1,552
CBD beauty care products
CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active compound derived from cannabis sativa plants. It has recently become a thing in the beauty industry. Products such as lotions, creams, serums, body wash have become increasingly popular ever since the WHO has officially approved CBD’s safety and non-addictive property in 2017. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of CBD can bring multiple health benefits: not only can relieve pain and inflammation, treat acne, eczema and psoriasis, it can also reduce dryness and soothe sensitive skin. Spoil your mom with a CBD beauty care product!
See below for a few CBD shops in Hong Kong and their products.
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Aromatherapy is a health trend recently gaining popularity in Hong Kong. Research has shown that inhaling different essential oils can stimulate our nervous system and relieve headaches, sleep troubles, pain and stress. Essential oil diffusers help with sleeping, stress relief and relaxation. Pamper your mom with an aroma-filled home after a tedious day of work.
What could be better than a luxurious massage at one of Hong Kong’s top spas? Massage packages are offered in a variety of styles and specialties catered for your taste and physique. Other than relaxation, massage soothes your muscle and stress, improves your circulation, body flexibility and skin tone.
In the time of COVID-19, many of them have implemented stringent hygiene protocols to reassure you of a safe experience. Make a reservation for your mom next week!
Chuan Spa (555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon)
– Chuan Balancing Massage (60 minutes): $960
– Chuan Harmony Massage (60 minutes): $960
– Chuan Stone Therapy (90 minutes): $1,275
* Gift vouchers are available in $500 and $1,000
MiraSpa (The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon)
– Himalayan Salt Stone Massage (90 minutes): $1,470 on weekday/ $1,530 on weekend & public holiday
– The Mira Massage (90 minutes): $1,430 on weekday/ $1,460 on weekend & public holiday
– Yin & Yang Massage (90 minutes): $1,520 on weekday/ $1,580 on weekend and public holiday
*check their service menu for more details.
The Murray (22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong)
– Power of Bespoke (60 minutes): $950
– Neck, Back, Shoulders (30 minutes): $500
– Foot Massage (60 minutes): $900
* check their service menu for more details.
Four Seasons Hong Kong (8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong)
– The Power of Jade Stone Therapy (90 minutes): $2,080 Mon–Thur / $2,280 Fri–Sun
– Balance Flow (60 minutes): $1,500 Mon–Thur / $1,650 Fri–Sun
– Lomi Lomi Nui (90 minutes): $2,080 Mon–Thur / $2,280 Fri–Sun
* check their service menu for more details.
Original gift ideas
Still looking for a better gift idea? Check out the consultation service from Gifting HK for some innovative ideas for the big day! Katherine Leung at Gifting HK is a creative consultant who will recommend creative gift ideas, or even help with your event planning after understanding your needs. Get in contact with her to find out your options.
No matter what you decide to give your mom, don’t forget to tell her how much you love her in person. Attaching an extra lovely Mother’s Day card is sure to brighten her day!
* All amounts are in HKD and were last updated in May 2021. No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions. It is always best to check ahead to make sure the information is still up-to-date.
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This article was independently written by Healthy Matters and is not sponsored. It is informative only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be relied upon for specific medical advice.