Parenthood is a challenge on its own, but moms in recovery face unique difficulties. So why not bring a little extra joy to their lives when everyone shows appreciation for their mother? A “sober mom” decided not to drink alcohol for their well-being and that of her children. They’ve vowed complete sobriety, many due to a history of alcohol abuse, to improve their lives and set an example for their children.
Here are 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas that celebrate her efforts as a mother while helping them stay on their sober path.
1. A Spa Day
What better way to treat your mom than sending her to a spa day? A full day filled with facials, massages, and soothing therapies can help her lower stress levels, sleep better, reduce aches and pains, and even boost her overall health! Please plan in advance, though, as spas will likely be filled on Mother’s Day.
2. An Art Workshop
Art therapy can have lots of benefits for those in addiction recovery. Some rehab facilities include art therapy to promote a healthy channel for emotional expression. Art therapy is said to help with stress and provide a creative hobby for those in recovery. If she’s into art, a workshop allows her to experience all these benefits, developing valuable skills to continue her sober journey.
3. Meal Delivery Subscription
Having your groceries sent to your front door is a massive time-saver. There’s no need to make room in your schedule to make the trip to the local supermarket, pick everything, and then get in line to pay if you can do it all online. Meal delivery subscriptions are convenient and provide healthy, varied options. Busy moms will appreciate it! The way to mom’s heart is through her stomach and in this case, food at her front doorstep.
4. Customized Jewelry
Consider getting her a custom-made sobriety bracelet. This could be a beautiful and meaningful way to celebrate her sobriety journey and remind her of her strength and determination. A sobriety bracelet can be personalized with significant symbols or messages that are important to her.
Each time she wears the bracelet, it will serve as a reminder of her commitment to sobriety, her journey of healing and growth, and the love and support of her family and friends. It’s a gift that will help her feel empowered and encouraged and remind her of her sobriety’s positive impact on herself and those around her.
5. A Photography Session
Consider hiring a professional photographer to schedule a session for Mother’s Day, so you can both look back on that happy moment in the future. A photography session can be a heartfelt gift to moms in recovery, particularly for those who might have missed family milestones due to their addiction. It’s a day when they’ll be pampered, styled, and dressed up, so they can feel like movie stars.
6. A Personalized Book
A personalized book is a perfect choice, as it allows you to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake that reflects your mom’s journey of sobriety and motherhood. With a customized book, you can choose the title, cover, and content of the book, making it truly unique and meaningful.
You can include photos, memories, and special messages highlighting the bond between you and your mom and celebrating her sobriety. Whether your mom is a new or seasoned sober mom, a personalized book is a gift she will cherish forever.
7. A Home Decor Gift
A personalized home decor item can be a wonderful gift for a sober mom on Mother’s Day, as it allows her to create a comfortable and inspiring environment in her home. One idea could be a customized photo canvas or wall art that features a special family memory, such as a favorite vacation or a special occasion.
Another option could be a customized welcome mat or doormat with her family name or a special message. Or a personalized throw blanket or pillow with her family name or initials could also be a lovely addition to her home decor.
8. A Meditation Kit
Meditation is a tried and true method of managing stress and is particularly helpful for those in recovery. It allows you to carve space in your day to connect with your feelings and check in with your body.
A mat, a stopwatch to keep track of time, and even some incense would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in mediation.
9. A Subscription Box
Can’t decide on just one thing? Try a subscription to a self-care or wellness service, such as a meditation app, a yoga studio, or a monthly self-care box. For example, a subscription to a meditation app, such as Headspace or Calm, could help her prioritize her mental health and well-being, providing her with tools to manage stress and anxiety and promoting relaxation and mindfulness.
A subscription to a yoga studio, whether in-person or virtual, could offer her a physical outlet for stress relief while promoting mindfulness, flexibility, and strength.
Or a monthly self-care box, such as FabFitFun or TheraBox. These could provide her with a range of wellness and self-care products, such as skin care items, aromatherapy, books, and healthy snacks, to encourage her to take time for herself and prioritize her well-being.
10. A Heartfelt Card
A heartfelt and personalized card can be a simple yet meaningful gift that can convey your love, gratitude, and appreciation for your sober mom. You could include memories of special moments you’ve shared or express how proud you are of her for her journey of sobriety and motherhood.
In your card, you could also acknowledge her challenges and struggles and remind her how much she’s loved and supported by her family and friends.
A heartfelt card can be a powerful way to show your mom how much you care and how much her journey and sacrifices mean to you. It’s a simple yet powerful gesture that can touch her heart and remind her of her impact on your life.