Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day too) are tricky holidays. Do you buy gifts? Do you just give a call so Mom knows you’re thinking of her? Do you treat her to an all expenses paid trip to a tropical island? We’re not here to tell you how best to celebrate your mother. But if buying books for your mom is an idea you’ve considered (or maybe one you haven’t) then this list is right up your alley.
If your mom loves books, this list of must-reads will make the perfect gift this year! Oh, and don’t forget to treat yourself!
Inspiration & Lifestyle
A broad category to be sure, but Lulu has a wealth of authors who focus on living their best lives. And those very same authors love to share how they do it. Here we have 3 of our favorite books to inspire your mom!
Mind What Matters
Mind What Matters focuses on simple lifestyle habits you can adopt that reduce waste contribution while hardly altering your current lifestyle. You will find a multitude of new ways to seamlessly adapt an eco-friendly lifestyle that not only benefits the planet, but yourself as well.
Crossing the Finish Line
Addie Perkins Williamson is founder and CEO of Perkins Williamson Associates; a boutique organizational-development consulting firm that helps companies increase their operating effectiveness and efficiency, ensure high levels of employee engagement, and improve their overall global competitiveness. Prior to starting her own firm she was an executive at The Chase Manhattan Bank, Pfizer, Pepsi Cola and American Express.
Beyond Every Wall
A remarkable journey in the life of young girl, born in Barbados, and her incredible stories as she struggled to become the first African American transplant surgeon in the United States. This book gives you a remarkable glimpse into the life and culture of Barbados. She takes us into the operating room where a transplant is being performed, as well as into her life as she journeys from a teenager in Brooklyn to overcoming the doubts and negativity that she encountered in her quest to become a surgeon. The struggles of advancing a career in a male dominated field are coupled with her personal struggles with depression, marriage and motherhood. As a role model and mentor, her story highlights possibilities for young girls whose dreams can become realities
Health & Wellness
Does your mom love to cook? Or drink wine maybe? Or is she just excited about fitness and wellness? If she falls into any of these categories, the books we’re featuring will be perfect for her!
21 Meals 63 Days
21 Days 63 Meals: An Easy Paleo Whole30 Meal Plan A simple easy meal plan for busy people who like to eat healthy. One month of paleo, whole30, and plant based recipes. Includes weekly shopping lists, daily nutritional information, and easy tasty recipes to keep you fueled and satisfied.
63 original recipes
3 shopping lists
Bonus snack list
Daily nutritional data
Week-by-week meal plans
Meal prep tips and tricks
Fast and easy recipes!
Photos with every recipe
The week off from meal planning!
The Nutrition Code
Feel better and more empowered, with your health and the health of your patients.
This book gives you a quick and easy system to map out nutritional imbalances and correct them, in the order that works best for the body.
In this book, you will learn:
– Why supplements can be brilliant for optimum health
– What vitamins and minerals are best for specific conditions and how to test for them
– Demystify the intricacies of the Methylation pathway with one main test
– Discover the real problem with gluten. Its effects are more widespread and subtly damaging than you think
– Powerful supportive strategies for detoxification that build health, rather than take you backwards
The Drinking Woman’s Diet
Do you love your wine but worry about your health and weight? This book is crammed full of ideas, advice from specialists, and tried and tested recommendations to help maintain your health without giving up your love of wine and fine food.
The book addresses these serious issues in a light-hearted way, through a lens of living in France and with a nod to how ‘French Women do it’. This is not so much a simple diet book as a fascinating lifestyle guide.
Lillie Eats and Tells
This macro-friendly cookbook makes preparing healthy dinners a breeze. A handful of delicious, lean protein recipes are used in over 40 DIFFERENT MEALS to simplify dinnertime in your home without sacrificing taste, macros, or quantity. Some of the recipes are tried and true favorites from the blog, while others are making their debut. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:
Mother’s Day 2020 comes during unprecedented times. And it’s never been more important than to take care of ourselves. So we’re updating our list with some of our favorite self-care books for moms or anyone!
Creative Goals Journal and Agenda
Journal / Agenda templates to express your own creativity.
You Do You Journal
A 90 day journal of learning to love yourself again by setting intention for the day with gratitude and goals. We can’t possibly send love to others when we don’t feel it about ourselves. My hope is this book helps set the tone for your day and becomes one of your favorite practices.
Project 52 is a one year creative notebook, giving you a single task to focus on each week. Learn simple ways to exercise your creativity and your brain by using this book.
2020 Self-Care Planner
BLACK & WHITE VERSION This is the mental health version of the 2020 Self-Care Planner, designed to incorporate self-care into your daily life.
Perfect for relaxing, easing your mind, and being creative all at once. Coloring books have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past few years, which has led to a wealth of amazing coloring books to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites.
Book of Mandala
Coloring and creating art is a great way to pass time for kids and adults alike. Coloring is yoga for your mind and soul and it is my favorite method to pass time and relax from time to time. The pages from this printed book can be used to frame on your wall as a masterpiece or to give it to someone special as a gift. Perhaps, use it to pass your time during a boring class or meeting. You can use pencil colors, markers, and many more variations along with my personal favorite tools, Sakura Micron pens and Staedtler fineliners.
ODDLY SATISFYING Coloring Book
A MEGA-detailed coloring book with repeating patterns and clean lines, to please the sharpest eyes out there. Spend hours zoning out to this coloring book that’s sure to last you a while!
A body positive coloring book featuring a diverse group of mermaids.
And if you don’t see the perfect book here for your mom, just head over to the Lulu Bookstore and have a look! We’ve got books on every subject imaginable from independent authors all over the world!
Finally, we want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible moms out there!
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