8 Gifts for Mother’s Day That Aren’t Flowers
It's never too early to dote on your mom. These pieces make it easy.
Prana Large Eco Yoga Mat ($65)
Building a home gym? We recommend this mat. This 30-inch wide option is on the heavier side for traveling, but it gives you plenty of room for stretches or core workouts. The Eco is also made with recyclable, biodegradable, and non-toxic materials.
Patagonia Fleetwith Romper ($119)
We crowned this romper the MVP of summer. Former editor Axie Navas wrote, “Over the course of the past year, I’ve worn this one-piece for work, gardening, pub crawling, traveling, and hiking.” The recycled polyester-spandex fabric is comfortable and non-restricting. Plus, the stylish cut keeps your look polished, without getting too fancy.
Garmin fēnix 6S – Pro and Sapphire Editions ($799.99)
Mom is the hardest charging member of the family. So this Mother’s Day, say thanks with a gift that can keep up with her. Packed with tons of different built-in sports apps, animated workouts, music and smart notifications, and a 60-hour battery life, the Garmin fēnix 6S Sapphire Edition is the perfect tool for her busy and active lifestyle.
Ridge Merino Natural Pullover ($80)
This hoodie is one of our favorite pieces of women’s workout gear. It’s silky soft and odor resistant, and the Tencel-Merino blend fabric helps to regulate body temperature. We especially like the longer cut that pairs well with leggings.
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL Sleeping Pad ($45)
In our comprehensive review of the best sleeping pads, the Z Light SOL was our favorite closed-cell foam option. “It’s light and durable, and no Z Lite user has ever had their night ruined by a leaking pad,” tester Ryan Stuart wrote. Bonus: the pad doubles as a seat cushion.
Patagonia Black Hole 25L Tote ($59)
The Black Hole Tote works well as a reusable grocery bag and duffel for gear hauling. We included it in our roundup of our favorite tropical beach gear, but it works just as well for daily errands. We appreciate the internal zippered pocket for stashing valuables.
Craft Active Intensity Pants ($50)
We reviewed these bottoms in our our roundup of the best women’s base layers. They “pack down almost as small as a pair of pantyhose,” said our tester, “and the poly fabric is exceptionally breathable, wicks well, and is ideal for warmer days and rigorous activities like cross-country skiing or alpine touring.”
Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket ($159)
“There are plenty of puffy blankets on the market, but the Rumpl Down Puffy takes the cake,” our tester wrote. This compressible, 600-fill down blanket will keep you warm on your next stargazing outing. It's versatile, too: “The Down Puffy can be your sleeping bag stand-in on a summer backpacking trip,” he writes.