“Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
How will you honor Mom this year?
Mothers have been tasked with raising us to become faithful, charitable children in God’s world. Whether she’s an environmentally conscious Mom or not, here are 10 green gift ideas to make her Mother’s Day, birthday, or any holiday a bit greener!
1 — A HOME COOKED OR GRILLED MEAL
Mom and Grandma enjoy a home-cooked meal too, especially ones they don’t have to make!
With Dad and Grandpa at the grill, pamper her this Mother’s day with a special cookout where she doesn’t have to step anywhere near the kitchen.
Don’t forget to serve her favorite drink before you head off to wash the dishes!
2 — REUSABLE GIFTS
Are Mom’s reusable grocery bags looking rough around the edges from years of use? Send them off to the compost pile or recycling center and buy her some awesome new ones with a fun pattern or in her favorite color like these reusable bags at Amazon.
Fill them with other reusable gifts like a new stainless steel water bottle, reusable non-plastic storage bags, and relaxing organic teas.
3 — Organic Luxury Products
Moms like to feel special and new makeup, nail polish and/or bath bombs can do the trick!
Poofy Organics is a great place to find all three. All of their products are either USDA Certified Organic or made with organic ingredients with no toxins. This makes them a healthy choice for Mom and the environment!
Related Article: Why I Recommend Poofy Organics Products
4 — Gift Certificates
Don’t know what to get her? A gift certificate can be a great green option, but the store choice is important.
Avoid stores that offer “cheap,” disposable clothing and other single-use items. Consider a gift card to a store that offers quality fairtrade (and organic if possible) clothing, sustainable and reusable items, or even your local health food store.
5 — Raised Bed Planter or Patio Garden
This suggestion takes a little more time and planning, but she will be thrilled with your efforts!
Buy a simple raised bed kit like this one from Amazon, or use reuse empty pots from years past to make a quick, easy herb garden.
6 — A Manicure or Pedicure (or both!)
Pretty hands and feet are always a treat! A gift certificate for a new manicure and/or pedicure with a basket of eco-friendly nail products from Poofy Organics to take with her can really make mom feel special.
7 — Beautiful Upcycled Gifts
Upcycled sea glass or other jewelry, windchimes or decorative art can make a perfect green gift for mom! Find these and many other gifts on Etsy here.
8 — Tree, Shrub or Rose Bush
This is one of my personal favorite gifts!
My husband bought me an ornamental tree when my youngest was born and I love watching the tree grow with my son. Every time I see it, it reminds me of my first Mother’s Day!
Related Article: The Ultimate Green & Eco-friendly Gift Guide
9 — Activity Gift Certificates
Do you have an active mom who relaxes by doing?
Maybe exercise classes, a painting or crafting class or enrichment classes at a local college might be a great choice. Consider buying her an extra, so she can take a friend!
10 — Charitable Donation in Her Name
Sharing your gifts with others in need is an excellent way to honor mom.
There are a ton of local and global charities that care for mothers and children who would be grateful for the donation.
Visit your local Catholic Charities or click here to find a chapter near you.
Moms are a blessing from God and they’ve worked hard to help you become the awesome, faithful person you are today. Green gifts are just one way to thank her for her example of love and charity!
“The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
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