With less than 48 hours to go until Mother’s Day, you’re veering dangerously close to showing up on her doorstep with wilted roses and a cheesy card. But you’re better than that, and we’re going to make it easy for you.
We’ve collected 7 ski-, fitness-, outdoor-minded and—this is key—instant gifts for the active moms in your universe. Purchase one of these, get it delivered straight to her inbox, and look like you’ve been planning it for months. That’s a win.
Gift the mountain mama in your life entry into the coolest club in skiing: Join Active Pass and get members’-only content across SKI’s family of brands, including Backpacker, Clean Eating, Yoga Journal, Climbing, and Women’s Running, plus meal plans and recipes, workouts, industry and event discounts, and much more. Buy it here >>> Active Pass
For the Adrenaline-Junkie Mom
57Hours Adventure Gift Card
Gifting an experience is the best way to ensure that the adventure-lover in your life takes some time to invest in her own sanity and well-being. A gift card to 57Hours can be used toward any guided trip or clinic, from a women’s climbing camp outside of Boulder, Colo. to heliskiing in British Columbia. There are dozens of trips and experiences on offer, and gift cards can be purchased in any amount. Gift cards available here.
For The Spa-Loving Mom
Life Elements CBD Bath Bomb Subscription
Who doesn’t love a good bath every once in a while? It’s a reminder to enjoy life’s little pleasures and to take some time to yourself. These bath bombs come in 50, 100, or 200mg CBD options, and soothe sore muscles, ease anxiety, and just smell divine. A monthly delivery of a CBD- and essential oil-infused bath bomb will be just the nudge she needs to schedule that essential self-care timeout. And unlike a one-time gift that gets used and forgotten, she’ll be grateful for this gift month after month. More about subscriptions here.
For the Wine Enthusiast Mom
Winc Wine Membership
A curated wine selection delivered to her doorstep regularly? She might think it sounds too good to be true, but Winc Wine Club is the real deal. Started in 2012 by a couple of Californian wine enthusiasts who felt that trying new bottles should be easier and less expensive, Winc focuses on personalized four-bottle boxes based on the answers to a series of questions. After a quiz about her palate and preferences, she’ll be able to taste carefully selected bottles from across the globe. Gift cards start at $60 and cover one month of wine membership, you can select any amount you like. Buy gift cards here.
For the Mom Who Loves Gear
Cairn Outdoor Subscription Box
If your giftee is anything like the ladies on the SKI staff, who were intrigued by the concept of the Stitch Fix-style clothing box but didn’t really want that type of apparel, then Cairn just might be for her. (Full disclosure, SKI’s parent company, Outside Inc., acquired Cairn earlier this year.) Here’s how it works: Recipients fill out a detailed profile about their interests, passions, and preferences, and a box with 5-10 pieces of outdoor goodies—including apparel, outerwear, tools, books, tech, accessories, and more—is delivered either monthly or four times a year. Not only is the element of surprise in every box something to look forward to, but the mix of gear both familiar and new offers that much-needed nudge for her to get out of her comfort zone and explore. Gift a Cairn subscription here.
For the Traveling Mom
AirBnB Travel Funds
With travel slowly coming back, she’s probably eager to start planning next season’s ski getaway. Make it easier with an AirBnB gift card that she can use at 100,000 destinations around the world—including dozens of ski resorts. It never expires, has no blackout dates, and can be used at any AirBnB property on the globe. Get it delivered via text or email here.
For the Eco-Conscious Mom
Earthlove Seasonal Subscription Box
Outdoor-loving moms need to go above and beyond to protect our wild spaces to ensure years of recreating in our national forests and beyond. Earthlove hones in on curating sustainable, clean, and safe wellness, food, and home products that keep the focus on green living. You can gift one or two boxes per year. The company also donates proceeds from each box to a partner nonprofit that supports the greater cause. Products include organic cleaning supplies, clean beauty products, and organic and sustainably sourced snacks that are all Fair Trade, cruelty-free, and vegan. A great gift for a mom who wants to walk the walk when it comes to living sustainably. Gift options available here.
Also Read: 10 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Skier
For the Avid Cyclist or Running Mom
RiderBox or RunnerBox
Got a skier in your life who moonlights as a runner or cyclist on the off-season? Give her the gift of endurance with a RiderBox or RunnerBox. A care package with goodies handpicked by dedicated athletes arrives every other month packed with items such as nutrition supplements, snacks, accessories, recovery aids, gear, fitness tips, and more. You can buy a single box or a subscription that will last through the off-season and beyond. Order boxes as gifts here.