- Barefoot Picnic– Multiple studies show that going barefoot can lift your mood, decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and possibly help reduce blood pressure.
- Handwrite a Note– According to researchers at UC Davis, individuals who write notes of gratitude are more optimistic about life. A thoughtful note also makes the perfect Mother’s Day present!
- Coupons for Hugs– This classic gift has been scientifically proven to elevate mood, foster trust, relieve stress, and much more!
- Lavender Bath– Treat mom to an at-home aromatherapy session by adding a little lavender essential oil to her bath. Lavender oil has been clinically shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and pulse rate.
Sources: mindbodygree.com, huffingtonpost.com, natualmedicinejournal.com