Moms take such good care of everyone else that they often forget to do something nice for themselves.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. So if you’re struggling to find a last-minute gift that will get to her in time, but also something you haven’t given her in the past, we’re here to help! Show your mom (and Mother Earth) how much you appreciate them this Mother’s Day and every day with these eco-friendly gift ideas.
Quick Zero-Waste Gift Ideas
Fancy gift wrapping with lots of plastic and glitter may be nice to look at, but it’s not eco-friendly. If you want to give your mom a gift that comes from the heart and is as sustainable as possible, here are some ideas for you:
A donation in her name can be a nice gift.
Give her some local organic seeds to add some color to her vegetable patch.
Get her clothing made from sustainable materials, such as organic cotton. She’ll be happy about a new, high-quality piece of clothing that she’ll be able to enjoy for a long time.
A reusable tumbler is a must-have accessory. It helps eliminate single-use plastic bottles and fight the global plastic problem while keeping her healthy and hydrated.
DIY Gifts That Are Easy to Make
Personal Care Basket
A beauty set with shower gel and body lotion from the drugstore is probably one of the most popular last-minute Mother’s Day gifts. But you can make this gift more unique, high-quality and sustainable if you put it together yourself.
Choose sustainable products or natural cosmetics, such as a solid bar of soap, bamboo toothbrush, reusable make-up remover pads and organic face oil.
Homemade Baking Mix
If you know your mom loves to snack, you can give her something sweet for Mother's Day.
Here’s how to make a homemade cake mix using sustainable baking ingredients.
- Weigh out the ingredients in the correct quantity and fill a large, clean jar using a funnel.
- Make sure to layer coarse ingredients on top of fine ingredients.
- For greater color contrast, you can use dark sugar like raw cane sugar.
- Include a homemade recipe that you have written out yourself.
Your parents’ house is full of family and childhood photos of you and your siblings. If you want to send your mom on a trip down memory lane, you can collect the best shots and create a special album.
You can also create unique Mother's Day gifts from individual photos like recreating a childhood photo of you or your siblings as adults in the same place and the same pose and include it in the album.
Learn Something Together
It's never too late to learn something new. When all the children are out of the house, your mom may have time and energy to find new hobbies and leisure activities.
Vouchers for activities and excursions are great options, and it’s even nicer if you can spend time together and discover something new. These gift ideas are guaranteed to make her day:
If you're looking for a more unique alternative to the classic Mother's Day bouquet, a flower arranging workshop is a great idea. You’ll get to spend quality time together and have fun decorating.
Signing up for a cooking class is the most fun if it can open up new culinary worlds. Why not get to know a few vegan dishes or a foreign cuisine together?
A spa day with a relaxing massage and sauna visit, a visit to the hairdresser or a manicure…there's nothing better than giving your mom a well-deserved break where she can concentrate on herself.