It is that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift. The choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below.
If your mom is always searching for a place to jot down notes, especially during phone calls give her something like this Paperless Notepad. It is similar to an Etch A Sketch. You don't need paper or a pen to write on it. It comes with a writing stylus. Erasing notes is easy. Just move the slider down. The Paperless Notepad also has a built in clock that is solar-powered.
Eco Picnic Basket
If your mom loves picnics give her a picnic baskets, gently used or something like this Eco Picnic Basket. The basket is hand-woven. It is also made from 100% all natural and renewable resources (bamboo, glass, cotton, willow). It includes Bamboo plates, cutting board and utensils wine glasses made from recycled glass (dishwasher safe), dye and chemical free cotton insulated lining, and embroidered natural cotton napkins.
Organic Culinary Herb Wreath
If your mom likes to cook not because she's a woman but because she loves making people happy with her homemade meals than maybe she would like an herb wreath. This Organic Herb Wreath can be eaten as well as used as décor and an air freshener. So, if you mom wants she can hang it in her kitchen and then clip herbs, as she needs them for the meals she is making. This wreath is made with "organic marjoram, dill, thyme, sage, lavender, anise, cinnamon sticks, and yarrow, our beguiling wreath is accented with chili peppers."
If your mom is a little hesitant about using reusable bags you may convince her with a tote that is personalized just for her like this Personalized Tote. To make the gift even more special fill it with organic, fair trade and eco-goodies (don't forget the organic fair trade coffee). The tote serves as the reusable gift that carries even more gifts inside.
The Bug Wand
If your mom is one of those moms that doesn't like bugs in her house, but doesn't mind them at all outside give her some peace of mind with the Bug Wand. The Bug Wand will help your mom get the bugs in her house outside without having to kill any bugs with harmful chemicals or a fly swatter. All she has to do is aim the wand at the bug, push a button and the bug is sucked into the wand. She can then release it outside.
Nasaline® Nasal Irrigator
The Nasaline® Nasal Irrigator serves the same purpose as the Neti Pot. Basically it "washes away unwanted mucus, crusty secretions, or allergens and provides relief from allergy, cold, and flu symptoms" without any drugs (just water and salt). The difference between the Neti Pot and the Nasaline® Nasal Irrigator is that the Nasaline® Nasal Irrigator does not require any weird head tilting.
Round Wine Cork Bulletin Board Kit
If your mom likes drinking wine, keepsakes, or would like a unique cork board for her home or office the Round Wine Cork Bulletin Board Kit can be made with her used corks. This kit is made with "eco-friendly mahogany sourced from sustainable tree plantations".
Peacock Photo Holder
If your mom loves peacocks or unique photo holder displays give her something like this cute peacock photo holder made from recycled scrap metal and marbles. The Peacock Photo Holder is handcrafted in Kentucky and made by Yardbirds. It can hold up to five pictures.
Mosaic Hummer Feeder
This gift is for the mom that likes mosaics, birds, gardening or all three. It is a Mosaic Hummer Feeder and it is made of recycled, crushed glass. The glass is hand -applied so each bird feeder is unique. The feeder has a removable, soft-plastic flower feed ports and can be filled with up to 16 ounces of food.
Whatever gift you give your mom, or the mother of your children, for Mother's Day, don't forget to wrap the gift in recycled paper or put it in a reusable gift bag. Happy Mother's Day!