I can’t believe it’s already May!
One of the upsides of sheltering in place this year is that I’m getting to enjoy time with my mother. After years of traveling and living on my own, it’s nice to be back in my childhood home with my family.
Holidays are notorious for creating waste, with most households generating 25% more trash compared to an average day. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to go green and still celebrate. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I’ve got you covered with eco-friendly mother’s day gifts for the mom in your life. Since Father’s Day is also coming up soon, I’ve put together a gift guide for dads as well.
For the Mom with a Green Thumb
Moms who love the outdoors and spending time tending a garden will appreciate a variety of spring bulbs that will brighten the yard. They’re an inexpensive way to add curb appeal and will become the gift that keeps on giving every time they bloom.
If you don’t want to wait for the magic to happen, consider visiting a local flower shop and getting a few pots of flowers that are at peak perfection. Mom can replant them in her own garden and think of you each time she looks at them.
For the Mom who Deserves to Relax
Studies show moms work the equivalent of 2.5 full time jobs — so she deserves to catch up on some R&R! One of my go-to eco friendly Mother’s Day gifts is anything that can promote relaxation. An eco-friendly yoga mat, cotton robe, and essential oils can make any day feel like a day at the spa.
For a gift she’ll want to hold onto (literally!), consider a plant-based weighted blanket like the Tree Napper that can reduce stress, promote better sleep, and make her feel like she’s doing the environment a favor.
For the Mom who Spends Time in the Kitchen
She might complain about spending too much time in the kitchen, but the moms who truly love to cook will appreciate eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that will spice up her passion.
Reusable grocery bags or produce bags are excellent options to ditch plastic bags from the store. A cookbook for her favorite type of cuisine will help inspire delicious meals year-round (which could also be a gift to you!). And for storing all the leftovers, consider glass snapware to replace any plastic food containers. Or, opt for beeswax food wraps to take the place of single-use plastic wrap for sandwiches and bowl covers.
For the Most Stylish Mom on the Block
The fashionista mom wants to look stunning for every occasion, but that doesn’t mean she needs something different for every outfit. A spring shawl from an eco-friendly brand will instantly become one of the most versatile pieces in her wardrobe that will dress up just about any ensemble (bonus points if you get her a coordinating spring top!). Look for one made from organic cotton, bamboo, or cashmere.
For sunny days, a straw hat adds instant beach appeal to an outfit and can be useful for gardening or playing outside.
Moms deserve nothing but the best, and you can help her feel good about her gift when you tell her how eco-friendly it is! For more sustainable inspirations, head back to my blog.