The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration for families around the world. Family gatherings often include passed on traditions from generation to generation, large meals with hours of preparation and of course gift-giving. You likely gave gifts to your children, relatives, friends and colleagues this holiday season. Many of you might have even gifted the mailman or local crossing guard to show appreciation for their hard work. Research shows that giving gifts actually lights up the neural networks that allow you to feel pleasure. The same type of pleasure as eating a piece of chocolate cake, watching your favorite comedy or seeing a beautiful sunset. So as you watched your gifts being opened, it is very likely that you felt a sense of pleasure.
What many mom’s neglect to remember is that receiving gifts can also create this same type of pleasure and often even more than when giving a gift. We hope that all the moms out there recieved gifts this holiday, but the focus of this blog is not on what you got, but rather on what you will give yourself this upcoming year.
In the busy rush of everyday life moms often forget about themselves. The responsibility of a mom in the 21st century is endless. You care for your children, prepare meals, help with homework, volunteer at school, work full time jobs… the list goes on and on and the reality is you often times put everyone else before yourself. And while giving your heart and effort to others is the most admirable quality, you forget to give your heart to yourself. As you read this article take a moment to think… when was the last time you treated yourself? The last time you bought something out of pure fun? We want to make that answer simple. We want you to gift yourself today because you DESERVE it! We’ve gone and gathered some of our favorite gifts for mom’s and the best part… they are all under $10.
1- Mom Coloring Book for Relaxation and Inspiration. ($7.99) Buy here
2- Scented Candle with Aromatherapy Stress Releif. ($7.99) Buy here
3- Soft Chamomile Herbal Tea for Relaxation. ($4.99) Buy here
4- Trendy Warm Knit Beanie Hat. ($9.43) Buy here
5- Yoga and Pilates Socks for Improved Grip and Balance. ($9.99) Buy here
6- Essential Oil for Stress Releif. ($6.89) Buy here
7- Bath Bombs Organic Bath Sea Salts for Home Spa Treatment. ($7.49) Buy here
9- Reusable Insulated Lunch Box Tote. ($8.59) Buy here
10- Scalp Massager for Relexation and Stress Release. ($3.98) Buy here
We hope that this blog will serve as a reminder of just how important it is to buy yourselves small gifts periodically throughout the year. Not because you need it, but because you want it and you deserve it. Happy gifting!