Mother’s Day presents an opportunity to celebrate the people who give life. Mothers – and grandmothers, stepmothers, adoptive mothers, or mother-figures – nourish you long before you could make your own decisions and guide you through the journey of discovery and growth that is childhood and young adulthood. Mothers are an incredible force: part fierce protector, part gentle comforter. There is a balance between the two that yields a harmony that is integral to human survival and wholeness.
Mother’s Day can be a challenging holiday to shop for - you have just one day to honor all the love and strength mothers show during the other 364 days of the year.
Whether your mother is close by or far away, or whether she is a Paleo warrior or a from-scratch home cook, these gifts are sure to express love and gratitude worthy of her importance. Flowers and chocolate will never completely express the depth of appreciation for mothers everywhere, but they definitely offer a treat to someone who so often gives of herself for others.
Don’t be shy about giving her a helping hand. We all need a boost here and there and hope these ideas will mitigate some of the stresses help your mother out in the kitchen, whether she loves to cook, or not!
Paleo By Season – Chef Pete Servold
A chef’s approach to healthy Paleo cuisine by teaching home cooks the essential techniques for cooking any food, so they can focus not on recipes but on using the best fresh, local ingredients. With dozens of techniques, over 100 Paleo recipes, and a showcase of small farmers and ranchers cross the country who are providing sustainably raised meats and organically grown fruits and vegetables, Paleo By Season offers your mom the tools she needs to think like a chef.
Give the gift of love – bacon! Bacon is always a crowd pleaser and Pete’s Paleo bacon is the best. Made with no added sugar, nitrates or nitrites, just belly, spices, salt and love. It is guaranteed to be the meatiest, most supple, melt-in-your-mouth bacon you’ll ever have.
While eating is almost always fun, certain moms do not enjoy cooking—or just don’t have time to cook
Give mom the gift of putting her knife and cutting board away. She can forget spending a couple hours on shopping, prepping, cooking and CLEANING! Pete’s Paleo Meals are chef inspired, expertly prepared and delivered right to your door, no apron required. Simply reheat and serve.
Mom can relax and enjoy a different seasonal menu, every week! The menu changes seasonally and on a weekly basis and is dependent on what our farmers grow and harvest out of the ground that very week it is prepared. This means our meals are sustainable and more nutritious for you.
Shopping for some Pete’s Paleo for the mother(s) in your life but not sure what to give them? Give the gift of food and time with a Pete's Paleo gift card! Allow her to decide and order what she loves to eat or cook with and enjoy chef quality, Paleo meals prepared for her, delivered to her door. No apron required.
Paleo By Maileo
The folks at Paleo By Maileo are on a serious mission to provide you with products that will to help you stick to your Paleo lifestyle, eat better, lose weight (hopefully), and stay away from autoimmune/digestive triggers. They have created a few gift boxes specifically with the holidays in. mind…
The Mother’s Day Gift Box is perfect for that special mom in your life. The cute box is packed with some favorite items and personal care products including chocolate, collagen, snacks, lip balm, face mask and hand cream.
Or how about the Chocolate Lover’s Box for a great Paleo-friendly chocolate fix including chocolate bars, cups, spreads and cookies. All items are100% Paleo, gluten free and dairy free and delivered right to the recipient!
Dry Farm Wines
Research consistently shows that moderate wine consumption (one to two glasses a day) has huge health benefits. Wine is also a beloved, delicious and fun way to bring people together and bond at a deep level.
Most commercial wines are NOT Paleo. It turns out all the unwanted side effects from wine - headaches, hangovers, gastrointestinal discomfort, poor sleep – are not caused by the wine itself but by the processing and additives used in modern winemaking.
Fortunately, there’s a healthier way. If you drink natural wines (made the primal way), they’re a much healthier, cleaner product, and a healthy part of the Paleo lifestyle.
Dry Farm Wines curates primal, sugar-free, low alcohol, low sulfite wines so you get these benefits without the downsides. They make a great gift (and can be shared!!!). You can choose your favorites and sign your mom up for monthly subscriptions.
Primal Kitchen Starter Kit
Any Paleo mom would love to receive these healthy, delicious condiments and dressings all packaged neatly together in a Primal Kitchen Starter Kit (available in Whole 30 or Keto options). Whether she has never tried them or is already a fan, your mom will be excited with these Paleo approved condiments made with no sugar, gluten, dairy, soy, canola, soybean or industrialized seeds, artificial preservatives, fillers and trans fats. They use only cage-free organic eggs and vinegar from non-GMO beets. TheWhole 30 kit contains mayonnaise, chipotle lime mayonnaise, Greek vinaigrette & marinade, ranch dressing and extra virgin avocado oil.
At Pete’s Paleo we strongly advocate for well-sourced, humanely raised animal proteins. Butcher Box delivers 100% grass-fed and grass finished beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Their goal is to make clean meat accessible to as many people as possible. By partnering with a collective of small farms, they are able to deliver you the best products. You can choose your options and your delivery schedule, and make sure mom invites you over for dinner (or cook some up for her).
Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Simply put, Kasandrinos is one of the best extra virgin olive oils you could get your hands on. Their olives are picked from a single (organically tended) grove in a small Greek town, pressed within hours of picking, bottled and delivered right to your door. The flavor speaks for itself and the benefits of true extra virgin olive oil are well known.
The brand has evolved and is offering vinegsrs, spices, small edibles and body products (olive oil soaps and lip balms) created with the same high quality olives used for their delicious oil. Gift choices abound for the foodie and non-foodie moms alike!
Sadly, most desert and treat recipes claiming to be Paleo, really are not and often, those amazing looking pictures are the furthest thing from what your creation ends up looking like when you are done.
Paleo Treats have been making foodie-approved Paleo desserts since 2009. They are serious about flavor, texture, ingredients and Paleo. They ship around the world and are experts at both making and getting a great dessert to your door.
The perfect replacement for those "Gel Packs" minus all the weird stuff. Each ingredient is deliberate, aiming to provide instant and sustained energy, focus, memory, combat inflammation, and acts as a natural thermogenic. Made with real, raw and 100% unprocessed ingredients that support a healthy paleo lifestyle.
If there are moms in your life who are tea lovers, this is the perfect gift. Pique Tea is different because it’s been cold-brewed, then crystallized. That patented process means their teas have the maximum amount of catechins and polyphenols – all the good stuff that gives tea such impressive health benefits. The easy to dissolve packets are the ultimate in convenience: your mom can easily add one to her water bottle or protein shake on the go! Teas come in a variety of gold medal-winning flavors, from Passion Fruit Green Tea and Peach Ginger Black Tea to Hibiscus Mint and Vanilla Rooibos. The flavors are light and clean, and it’s all organic and responsibly sourced. For mom's wanting to be a little adventurus, they have mushroom elixirs too!
For a little extra pampering, why not get the mom in your life a few Beautycounter products or a gift set?
You can’t beat this company when it comes to keeping your best interest at heart regarding safer beauty products. Beautycounter’s mission is to make high quality, luxurious beauty items while voluntarily eliminating over 1500 possibly harmful ingredients, educating about the need for safer products, and lobbying to get stronger protective laws for the beauty industry.
They have selected a few mom approved favorites including Spa Sets, essential product collections and body care sets. Each comes in a beautiful box, ready to present to Mom with minimal effort on your part.
You don’t necessarily need to spend a lot on gifts for your mother - consider the gift of time, cleaning the house, making sure meals are cooked (or delivered) or simply gifting her with time will go a long way to show your appreciation. Go for a walk, sit down over a cup of tea or coffee and chat, no distractions. Whether you give you mother a little more or not, be sure to let her know how much she means to you, on Mother’s Day and beyond.