Whether she is learning to go green or an experienced “tree hugger” these gift ideas are sure to please every eco-friendly mother on your gift list.
Purchasing flowers for the special woman in your life? Whether your floral gift is to decorate her Christmas table or a thank you for a lovely evening organically and/or locally grown flowers can help you go green with lots of other color. You will support your local farmer and florist and give a gift she will enjoy. To keep your gift green, leave out the vase as many ladies will have one at home and if not, they can always reduce, reuse and recycle a jar from the pantry.
Eco-friendly jewelry gift ideas
If you are going green with flare and sparkle consider giving a special item from a vintage or antique store or choose from Certified Fair Trade stones or Conflict Free diamonds. Local artist and jewelers can design a one of a kind item made just for that one of kind mom and if you want to keep it simple, explore jewelry made from bamboo or hemp. Need more ideas? Let Going Green with Your Wedding Band be your guide.
Let’s get cooking with green gift ideas
Do you have one “hot momma?” Does she love cooking in the kitchen? Then help her spice things up with an herb garden. Enjoy those delicious dishes that only mom can make with fresh, organically grown herbs.
To make her cooking even greener and cleaner consider any one of a number of eco-friendly kitchen gadgets and décor. Bamboo is not only earth friendly but attractive too, and can be used to make everything from utensils to placemats. Other beautiful to look at as well as environmentally friendly choices are kitchen items made from coconut shells, sea grasses and palm leaves. Need even more ideas? Use these “Green Ideas for the Kitchen” and “Eco-Friendly Cookware” recommendations that are healthier for the whole family and the environment.
Green gifts are red hot
Going green in the bedroom can really heat things up with gifts of soy based candles and aromatherapy to gifts that give sweet dreams. Get green between the sheets with bedding options made with organic cotton, hemp or even bamboo. Hate to read labels? Then learn more about green bedding options from mattresses to linens and give the gift of a good night’s sleep for the mom who spent so many sleepless nights taking care of everyone else.
Green gifts are beautiful: bath and beauty gift ideas
Organic cotton bath robes and towels can wrap mom up in environmentally friendly love and care, while wrapping up earth friendly bath and beauty products from companies like: Aveda, The Body Shop, Pacifica, Eco Bella, Burt’s Bees, or Bare Minerals. Include an hour coupon from the kids and mom can use her eco-friendly “spa” items to really take her away!
There is plenty that is fair about fair trade products
Why not go bananas for fair trade products for your environmentally friendly mom? It’s not just bananas but you can choose from handmade items, fruits, coffee, tea, sugar and honey all made and exported to assist developing countries not only economically but environmentally.
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Take mom out to lunch every day with an environmentally friendly bento or laptop “lunch box.” Available in a variety of colors and style, mom can “pack” her lunch saving green and going green at the same time not only by reducing waste, but by packing healthy and organically grown foods each day. Prices and styles vary.
No need to make the paper or plastic decision with reusable shopping bags. Sure they are available at stores from Wal-Mart to Kohl’s for just a few dollars but you can also consider specialty ones made from many recycled products like those produced by TerraCycle and made from shopping bags, cookie and chip wrappers and drink pouches.
Reusable water bottles (great for biking, walking, jogging, or just running errands) are also a good gift for the eco-mom on the run. Consider those made by Sigg or Gaiam to keep your water clean and green.
Help mom stay organized with a recycling system. Look for ones with closed tops to keep aromas out and pictures to help even the youngest family member with the families recycling efforts like the Nine Star Motion Sensor Recycle Bin available for $89.98 at Home Depot or the Hands Free Stainless Steel Triple Bin Recycler on Amazon for $109.95.
Make all the other mom’s, no matter what their age, green with envy when you give the eco-mom in your family the gift that keeps on giving by being biodegradable and sustainable while creating an eco-friendly home for now and years to come.