This Mother’s Day, make mom feel loved while keeping Mother Earth in mind with eco-friendly gift ideas.
Moms are truly superheroes, and this year they have taken on even more with the pandemic, with becoming teachers, nannies, and everything in between. It also cannot be a coincidence that Mother’s Day comes just weeks after Earth Day. So, this year we wanted to share some great DIY and eco-friendly gifts that are perfect for mom and kind to the planet.
1. Homemade Beauty Products
One of my favorite things to gift anyone, for any reason, is homemade beauty products. Over the last few months, I have come to love making my own mixtures from scratch so that I can make vegan, all-natural, and zero-waste gifts.
Some great ideas for mom would be bath bombs, salt scrubs, and perfume.
2. Infused Oils and Salts
Cooking products are also a great idea for mom. This past Christmas I made my mother dearest infused olive oils and sea salts for her to use when cooking.
They were so easy to make and she loved them! They were also so much cheaper than store-bought products, too. Win, win.
I have never been a big advocate for fresh flowers as the global impact of the flower industry is very widespread, but plants, on the other hand, I am all about.
Check out your local greenhouse to find indoor plants that help purify the air or even a tree sapling she can plant in the backyard.
Fresh flowers aren’t cheap, so you might as well buy something that she will get to enjoy for years versus a couple of days.
Bulbs are another great alternative to fresh flowers. Pick out some spring bulbs that she can plant now and enjoy all summer.
Flowers will look gorgeous in her yard and are also a friend of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds!
Lastly on our plant list: herbs. You can buy starter herbs and arrange them in cute pots or jars that she can display on her kitchen window.
Not only can she use them in cooking but they will help make the house smell amazing. My favorites are basil, lavender, chives, and rosemary.
6. Reusable Items
Help mom stock up on everything from reusable shopping bags to a new eco-friendly water bottle. It may not be the most glamorous of gift baskets, but she’ll be sure to use it all. Pick up some produce bags, coffee mugs, glass straws, and mason jars to help her make the jump to less waste.
7. Bird/ Butterfly Feeder
These kinds of crafts are not my forte, but make mom a simple bird or butterfly feeder to place in her yard. I don’t know who wouldn’t enjoy watching birds swing by your window to munch on the feeder.
Also, a great project for kids to give grandma! Give one of these a try.
8. Sustainable Fashion
Everyone loves a good piece of jewelry or clothing item. My favorite items for mom are these robes from Sudara and the gorgeous jewelry and home goods from Raven and Lily. Both companies have sustainable practices and make a positive impact for their employees.
Need more ideas? Check out our round-up of the 100 best eco items of all time!