These picks for mom are fun, useful and can get her through even the most grueling workouts. Make shopping for Mother's Day easy this year by picking any of these mom-approved gift ideas.
Allbirds Wool Runners$95 1 of 19
The Allbirds Wool Runners claim to be the "most comfortable shoe you've ever set foot in," and if anyone deserves that, it's your mom, right? Made out of superfine merino wool from New Zealand, they're so soft and flexible they practically fit like socks--while simultaneously keeping your feet cool in summer and warm in winter.
Lululemon Align Pant II$98 2 of 19
There's no better gift for a fit mom than the perfect pair of leggings--and the Lululemon Align Pant are hands-down the best quality for under $100. They slip on easily and hug your waist and legs perfectly, creating an all-around seamless comfort, and the high waistband doesn't cinch or squeeze your skin. These will undoubtedly be your mom's favorite new pair of leggings, and you'll be her new favorite person.
CALIA Two-In-One Mesh Printed Shorts$45 3 of 19
Finding a flattering pair of well-fitted shorts for your spring workouts is no small task, but CALIA makes it surprisingly easy with this number. The thick, wide waistband is flattering but also functional--in fact, it features a clever zippered pocket to store your key or ID.
But the standout feature of this item is its fit--as the name suggests, the shorts are actually two in one. They're built with an inner compression short that hugs your legs and prevents chafing, layered with an easy, breezy mesh short that provides awesome coverage.
SweatStyle$275 to $475 4 of 19
Do you literally have no idea what to give the woman in your life for Mother's Day? SweatStyle will send her a box full of high-quality fitness apparel based on customized preferences so she can try on tops, leggings, bras--you name it--then keep what she wants and ship back the rest.
Boxes range in price, and you only pay for what mom decides she loves. Luckily, the pieces are thoughtfully chosen by stylists and always on trend, so she'll probably want to keep them all.
Use code ACTIVE20 for 20 percent off through Mother's Day.
ASICS Noosa FF$140 5 of 19
The versatile Asics Noosa FF is now available in a variety of brand new colorways, one of which is bound to be perfect for your mom. Weighing in at under 8 oz., this nimble shoe's ability to hold up over longer distances is outstanding, as the rearfoot cushioning system more than adequately tempers shock during impact phase.
Is your mom into triathlons? Cleverly placed tabs help quickly slide these shoes on and off, and grippy soles will have her flying in and out of transition.
Lululemon Sculpt Tank II$58 6 of 19
This Lululemon tank is an ideal base layer for your mom's spring workouts--plus, it comes in fun colors like light lava and lip gloss. It's shorter in the front than in the back, with a relaxed fit throughout, but it's still long enough to tie up with high-waisted leggings for a trendier look. There's mesh paneling in the back and Lycra fabric for four-way stretch.
Tantris Seluxe Pleated Jogger Pant$88 7 of 19
Help mom get away with wearing sweatpants, while still looking put together, thanks to these Tantris Joggers. They're sleek and stylish, but just as functional as any other pair of sweats out there. These are the perfect post-gym pants, with a soft-stretch waistband and silky, breathable material, plus two front and back pockets perfect for holding keys, cards or whatever else the kids picked up off the ground.
Body Glove Lotus Sports Bra$46 8 of 19
The Lotus sports bra is built for medium impact activity and is perfect for her yoga practice. The bright colors are eye-catching, and the fabric is versatile enough that you can take it from a workout to laying by the pool.
Body Glove's California roots are evident in their bold patterns, so she'll definitely want to add this bra into her weekly rotation for a boost of style and confidence.
CALIA Open Knit Striped Hoodie$79 9 of 19
If spring is fashionably late in your area, consider investing in this comfy hoodie. The long and loose fit is perfect for throwing over leggings, and the blended fabric is every bit as soft as it looks. Plus, with a laid-back drawstring hoodie and a classic striped design down the front and back, you've got style on your side, too.
Designer Protein Aria for Women$11.99 10 of 19
The top-of-the-line protein brand Designer Protein has created a line of protein specifically made with women's wellness in mind. One 90-calorie serving of Aria has 15g of premium, natural, GMO-free whey and plant protein, plus Biotin and Vitamin C for healthy, youthful-looking skin, hair and nails.
Aria also contains key vitamins for women's health such as calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus for bone health, as well as folate to help support cell and tissue growth. There's also no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Muscle Milk Protein Bars$24.74/12-pack 11 of 19
Treat her to the newly released line of Muscle Milk protein bars for Mother's Day, inspired by ice cream flavors like Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake and Salted Caramel.
The bars come in both 20g and 15g options for protein and top out at 9g of sugar, perfect for post-workout recovery while keeping dessert cravings at bay.
Bose Soundsport Wireless$149.95 12 of 19
The Bose Soundsport Wireless headphones will keep you immersed in truly high-quality audio during the day and during any workout. Easily connected via Bluetooth and completely wireless, the connection is so strong you can leave your phone in the locker room.
The best part of these Bose headphones, though, is that they really do stay put in your ear. Three sizes of bud attachments and a flexible wing provide stability even during box jumps and burpees, and a clip on the back of the headphones is a simple but essential touch, keeping the headphones stable and in one place.
GrooveLife Silicone Ring$29.95 13 of 19
For those of us who live an active lifestyle, wearing a wedding ring can be a risky proposition. The pool, the shower--or even our own sweat--may attempt to swipe our precious jewelry without warning, while weight room equipment punishes our reluctance to show up bare-handed with pinches and cuts.
Luckily, the silicone ring has risen to prominence, providing active women with a welcome respite from wearing a metal hoop on their hand--without giving that creepy dude in the headband the mistaken impression that she's open to hearing one of his pick-up lines. The Groove ring is comfortable, breathable, flexible and comes in a myriad of colors including white, red and pink.
HydroFlask$35.95 14 of 19
The Hydro Flask is one of the pricier water bottles on the market, but for good reason. It keeps your water or sports drink cold for at least 24 hours, and it can also keep hot liquids warm for up to six hours. The condensation-free coating keeps the bottle from slipping out of your hands, even during the sweatiest workouts. Hydro Flask also gives buyers a lifetime warranty and is, of course, BPA-free.
The line comes in a range of sizes from 12 all the way to 64 ounces; we recommend the 21-ounce flask with the sport cap, so you can stay hydrated without being weighed down.
Trigger Point Foam Roller$39.99 15 of 19
Foam rolling is a lifesaver for any athlete--seriously, every single athlete should have one. Make sure the mom in your life has this fitness staple in her home to keep her muscles loose and aid in recovery.
The Trigger Point foam roller is stiffer than your typical roller so, while it might hurt a little, those hard-to-find knots will be gone in no time. It's also very lightweight and portable for athletes on the go.
Perform Better Resistance Bands$9.99 16 of 19
Resistance bands are a gym bag essential thanks to their durability and versatility. Can't do a pullup on your own? Resistance band. Need a good IT band stretch? No problem.
The Perform Better resistance bands can be bought individually, as a four-pack or a 10-pack. Perform Better even includes a list of exercises that you can do with their bands if your wife or mom has never used them before.
Gaiam Reversible Yoga Mat$34.98 17 of 19
The mom in your life doesn't have to be a yogi to own a yoga or fitness mat--she doesn't even have to do yoga on them. A yoga mat can turn any open space into a workout area, which will pretty much throw all excuses out the window.
It doesn't matter if she's traveling, stuck at work all day or too busy to go to the gym, Gaiam yoga mats are great for any type of activity, so there's no reason not to do a quick HIIT workout in the living room after work (while watching television of course).
Apple Watch Series 2$369.99 18 of 19
If Apple didn't get your mom with the original Apple Watch, the Series 2 might just convince you to pull the trigger on this high-priced smartwatch for Mother's Day. The Series 2 is water resistant up to 50 meters, now comes with a built-in GPS tracker and, oh yes, it's also a cool looking watch, too.
A huge benefit of the Apple Watch is that your mom don't have to stack all of her gadgets on her arm or decide which of her favorite wearables to wear on a given day. The Apple Watch gives her all the functionality of a typical fitness tracker: it syncs to her phone, it motivates her, it's highly compatible with most fitness apps and it's quite simply one easy-to-use device.