Mother’s Day is this Sunday–why not celebrate your mom in eco-style? Spring has sprung and there is no better way to fete your fabulous mama than with some thoughtful green treats.
First off, how about buying NOTHING for your mom and instead spending some special time together? You don’t need to consume anything to give a special gift. Take her on a nature hike– or to an arboretum or a museum. Or you could pack a picnic and take a bike ride. Or if your mom is a culture-vulture like mine, you can take her to a play.
Or how about a spa visit? What woman doesn’t love that? None that I know! Spa Index offers a list of eco-friendly and socially responsible spas. Many offer overnight accommodations or you can enjoy a simple afternoon of pampering. Spaaahh! And if you can’t afford a spa treatment, how about getting some nice scented oil and giving your mom a massage at home? You can follow it up with some lovely herbal tea. Eco and economical!
Flowers are a common Mother’s Day gift– but cut flowers only last a week or less, and end up in the trash. How about replacing flowers with a potted plant like an orchid or bamboo? These will continue to give your mom joy and a green boost throughout the year. Check out the amazing array of plants available from Monrovia.
If you had something more practical in mind, a set of our favorite reusable shopping bags from Olive Smart Bagsmay be just the thing for your green mom. Everyone needs more than one reusable bag when they go to the store, but who wants to carry six bulky totes? The Olive Smart Sack is small enough to fit in the cup holder of your car – never to be forgotten. In the Sack, are 6 colorful reusable bags each holding 20% more than a plastic bag.
Or if you want to pamper your mom with some lovely products, how about a glorious gift basket from Lula Organics? Lula Organics’ baskets contain products that were carefully selected because of their promise to strive for a healthier, more sustainable planet. Ingredients are natural and organic, paraben free, laureth sulphate free and free of synthetic scents and colors. Their baskets are all recyclable or reusable containers and they use biodegradable cellophane and cornstarch peanuts. What’s not to love?