I don’t make too big a fuss about Mother’s Day. My mom and I weren’t close (understatement) and Mother’s Day is not a fun holiday for me (also understatement). After my son Cedar was born and as he’s grown I’ve tried to warm up to the idea because he does like this holiday and for his sake I try to be cheerful about it. Still, I’m not cheerful enough about it to post lots of tips about it (sorry) but I can offer some gift suggestions and point you in the direction of some wonderful green ideas for those of you who like Mother’s Day.
Green gift ideas for an eco-friendly Mother’s Day:
Before going shopping, you can try some homemade green gift ideas and make a nice recycled card or even just do something simple like make a nice organic homemade breakfast for your mom or go on a nature walk. Oh, and pictures of the kids always go over well as a gift – pick up some nice thrift store frames to keep it green.
Store-bought, last minute green gift ideas for Mother’s Day:
If you’re going to order a gift online, order early, so it’ll get here in time. If you’ve put gift shopping off until the last minute, basically you’re looking at shops that offer overnight. Below are some ideas – all of these gifts should arrive on time, even if you order late in the game, so long as you order asap and choose overnight delivery.
Organic flowers are a sure bet for Mother’s Day. Check out your local green florist, or stores like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods to find organic blooms.
Organic Silky Soy Moisture Bar from Evergreen Naturalworks – Right up front let me tell you that I have no clue if this gift will make it in time for Mother’s Day BUT I LOVE these (read my review). They’re amazing and I swear your mom will adore getting this long lasting gift; even if it arrives late.
For glamor-minded mamas, Tarte is a nice place to shop. They offer many vegan-friendly gift options and as a company have many green perks. I’m a huge fan of their Rise & Shine natural lip stain and their natural cheek stain. Another nice body care gift idea is the I Love My Mama gift set from Earth Mama Angel Baby – which is an excellent gift set for any mama.
Lastly, as a more practical idea you might want to consider an excellent book about green living – that’s a gift that keeps giving all year long. Two of the best green books I’ve reviewed recently are Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-Friendly Parents and Whole Green Catalog: 1000 Best Things for You and the Earth, and either would make a great gift. Although if you know a mama who is expecting a baby this year then I’d suggest Eco-nomical Baby Guide.
Image @Jennifer Chait