Green Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

boy bringing mother bouquet of flowers

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to shower the special women in our lives with love and appreciation. This year, why not treat mom with something she’ll enjoy that’s also kind to our other mother Mother Earth!

Luckily, there are many Mother’s Day green gift ideas that fit the eco-friendly bill. By buying secondhand and upcycled items or by making something using local and handmade materials, there are plenty of ways to celebrate mom while keeping your environmental footprint in check.

Not sure where to begin? This list of eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas will get you started. These gifts are not only generous and thoughtful for mom, but they’re kind to the planet as well — and what’s better than that?

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

  • Local blooms - You really can’t go wrong with a bouquet of flowers on Mother’s Day, but have you ever thought about the environmental impact of ordering flowers for mom online? Instead of contributing to the carbon footprint of shipping, packaging, and transporting a simple bouquet to mom’s front door, buy her a bouquet of local blooms instead. Plus, supporting local and purchasing flowers that are in season means they will last longer and look prettier, too!

  • Used or upcycled goods - You can find everything from clothes and jewelry to dishes and furnishings at consignment shops. Often, used items are less expensive and just as good as new. Making new products requires a lot of energy — raw materials must first be extracted from the earth, and the product then needs to be fabricated and transported. Since the most effective way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place, buying mom a used or upcycled gift is much kinder to the planet. 

  • Reusable home items - If you don’t have time to find mom an upcycled treasure this year, another great eco-friendly gift idea for Mother’s Day is to buy her something she can reuse again and again. For example, you can help mom shop responsibly by gifting her with reusable shopping bags, which come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. You could also buy her reusable cleaning cloths, water bottles, coffee mugs, storage bags, and so much more. 

  • Organic pillow - Did you know that many conventional polyester pillows are made with harsh chemicals? You don’t want mom resting her pretty head on something that could potentially affect her health! Instead, opt for a high-quality, organic option like Naturepedic’s Organic Pillows, which are made with non-toxic, sustainable fiber derived from 100% renewable resources.

  • Air-purifying plants - Gifting your mom with a new house plant is a simple way to not only boost relaxation, but to purify the air she breathes on a daily basis. In fact, NASA’s Clean Air Study found there are many types of air-purifying household plants that release fresh oxygen and soak up harmful particles in the air. Some of the best? Try Areca Palm, English Ivy, or a Boston Fern for starters!

This Mother’s Day, we can all spend a little extra effort keeping Mother Nature in mind as we honor and celebrate the moms in our lives. 

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