Creative and lasting gifts for Mother’s Day
Moms don’t always know what they want on Mother’s Day – aside from, maybe, a break from the boredom of everyday life – but if you have an earth loving mom in your life? , now is the perfect time to give her something lasting. You will make her happy and you will be a little nicer to the planet by entering into one of these indulgences.
The mother who loves to spruce up the family home goes wild for MadeTerra’s hand-woven work. The whole range of products is created with natural materials such as herbaria, bamboo, water hyacinth and rattan. A hanging planter basket can be an indoor or outdoor decoration, colorful serving platters can be offered in triplicate for a unique wall display, and a basket duo can be used anywhere from the kitchen to the bedroom to The bathroom.
Do you have a mom who loves flowers but wants the ones you give her to live forever? Look no further than Literary Blooms, the smart store that turns books at the end of their lifecycle into lifelike roses. Each petal is cut and shaped by hand with a green leafy stem. You can purchase a bouquet for mom or select individual stems from her favorite book titles, like Pride and Prejudice or Alice in Wonderland, some of Shakespeare’s works, even an atlas. Bonus: they are made by a mother-daughter duo. Aww.
Whether she’s chasing toddlers, chauffeured teens, or grandchildren, mom can use a durable drinking container to keep her company. O-Yaki Ecoware’s reusable offerings are made from biodegradable natural wheat straw fiber, like their small 8-ounce water bottles that fit perfectly on handbags, diaper bags and cup holders. If you want a sturdier and larger offering, the 18-ounce Welly Bottle is made from stainless steel and bamboo and comes in eye-catching designs; one is sure to suit the mom you are buying for.
It’s almost guaranteed that mom doesn’t have enough downtime or invest in a pedicure as often as she wants. Help her make herself a priority by offering her a basket full of foot treats (and make sure she claims time to use them). Include treats like the Footnanny spa treatment set, non-toxic SOPHi nail polish, and comfy swaggr socks made from recycled plastic bottles.
Do you have a new mom among you? Help her keep that little one close while looking stylish at the same time. The BabyBliss Carrier Wrap is a supportive, hands-free front wrap made from 100% bamboo cotton, ideal for sensitive skin – mother and baby – and helps wick away sweat, moisture and keep the little ones cool and comfortable.
Fourth Quarter Box
Fourth Phase Inc. has created an AfterBirth Box designed for moms in the fourth trimester, the short window of time after childbirth when the mind and body heal from labor and delivery. If there’s a new mom on your radar, gift her this for her first Mother’s Day, so she knows you’ve already agreed to keep her healthy now and after baby arrives. A dozen products from women-owned businesses, sourced from sustainable sources, will support her inside and out, and donate a box to new moms in U.S. shelters and in sub-Saharan Africa for each. box sold.
Any book is a good gift for the mom who loves to read, but there are also ideal volumes for the mom who wants to live a little closer to the Earth and boost her family’s sustainability efforts, like:
For the mom who loves all things cork, an eco-friendly and durable cork wallet is the lovable alternative to animal leather that will keep all of her cards and money safe. It is flexible yet sturdy and light, allowing it to fill its wallet without worrying about the extra weight in its bag. In addition, it has RFID protection for more security. And it’s made from tree chips, not felled trees, for a planet-friendly option.
Get the kids involved in Mother’s Day with a Garden of Bloomin Yellow Flower Mini Seed Cards. Let toddlers create stems for the flowers, “plant” them in a paper garden, or decorate a Mother’s Day card with just the right touch. Then put these beauties in the ground as a family and watch them grow.