Eco-friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother's Day is fast approaching! Give her something that she'll love without leaving a huge carbon foot print (measures direct emissions of gases that cause climate change into the atmosphere). That's just a fancy way of saying - give her something that's eco-friendly. We want to make mom feel special while still keeping our planet in tact and minimizing the pollution.
For the Fashionista Mom:
The Natural Clothing Company - This company is based in Washington State. They provide organic clothing for men, women and children. According to their website, " Most of the conventional textiles are made of synthetics (oil based nylon and polyester) with no ventilation and off-gassing potentially dangerous toxins. Our skin, the body's largest organ absorbs it. People experience rashes, eczema and myriad of skin problems." Most of our clothing is coated in formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals which are known to cause anything from rashes to asthma to autoimmune disorders to cancer. Give Mom a great looking outfit that will help keep her (and our planet) healthy!
Thred Up - This is my favorite online consignment store that offers women's and kids brand name clothing, shoes, and handbags at a fraction of the cost! The items are either gently used (but still in excellent condition) or brand new with tags still on. I've found many cute items on this website. They will also send you a big bag that you can pack the clothes/shoes/handbags you don't want anymore into and ship to them for store credit.
For the gardening mom:
Sprout Pencil: This 8 pack of pencils can be planted after Mom's done writing with them! The Herb Pack contains 8 sprout Varieties: basil, sage, thyme, sunflower, lavender, forget me not, cherry tomato and mint. They're sustainably harvested in the USA.
An organic indoor herb garden: Plants are known to purify air. (Read more about how to purify the air in your house here). Give Mom the gift of clean air...PLUS some fresh herbs that she can cook with in cute jars!
For the coffee/tea drinker:
JOCO reuseable glass coffee cup in eco-friendly packaging: Did you know that an estimated 23 billion paper coffee cups were used by Americans in 2010?! Most of those coffee cups aren't recycleable either! All 23 BILLION end up in the landfill!!! Get this reuseable coffee cup and lets decrease what goes into landfills. They're made from non-porous borosilicate glass. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Anti splash ergonomic silicone lid and thermal silicone sleeve. Food grade safe, BPA, lead and cadmium free plus compliant with FDA, REACH and LFGB regulations. They come in a variety of colors and in 8oz, 12oz, and 16oz.
Beauty for Mom:
Nails: Zoya products are the way to go! They're one of the first companies to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from their products.
Herbal Mari: This is a whole line of products including face wash, tinted moisturizer with SPF, hair gel, shampoo, hair spray, and more! These products are: Cruelty Free, Gluten free, Corn free, Soy free, NO GMO, Vegan and Vegetarian; 100% Chemical Free, SLS and Detergent Free, Synthetic Preservative Free: FREE of PEG-150 (synthetic Binder) FREE of Methylparaben/ Propylparaben (Human endocrine disruptor, allergen): FREE OF Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Synthetic skin conditioning agent) or any Ceramides, FREE of Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate (Synthetic foaming agent-Surfactant).
For the spotless mom:
Wool Dryer Balls: Stop using those dryer sheets that contain synthetic chemicals. Wool Dryer Balls are made from organic wool and can be used for about 1000 loads of laundry! These would remove 1000 dryer sheets in landfills, plus they're all natural. For an all natural fragrance, use essential oils like Lavender or Wild Orange.
VIP membership to Grove Collaborative - Grove Collaborative is a certified B Corp which means that they meet the world’s most rigorous standard for businesses supporting social, environmental and community wellbeing. They have eco-friendly, non-toxic, organic, chemical free items for cleaning, health & beauty, baby, oral care, and skin & hair. VIP membership gets free shipping and free items!
For the fit mom:
Eco-friendly yoga mat: This yoga mat is extra thick, non-slip, withstands a lot of wear and tear, and is non-toxic!
Your mom will love receiving a nice gift, but she'll really love that it's also good for the planet!