We are only three weeks away from Mothers Day! Better get yourself sorted out before it’s too late and you have to buy overpriced flowers from a local vendor that were probably shipped in and not at all eco-friendly. By being prepared this year we are going to help you impress the Mother in your life while also being eco-friendly.
When it comes to giving gifts, many people automatically think of buying something new. But what if there was a way to give a gift that was sustainable, eco-friendly, and would help reduce your carbon footprint? Here are some great sustainable Mothers Day gifts that will make your mom happy and help the environment too!
Cards and Stationary | Sustainable Mothers Day Gifts
One sustainable Mothers Day gift option is to give cards and stationary that is made from recycled materials. You can find cards made from recycled paper at most stores, or you can even make your own! Another great option is to give a reusable notebook or journal that can be used over and over again. Sustainable Mothers Day gifts like these are sure to please any eco-conscious mom! Making your own card by hand using recycled materials is great for those who have excellent penmanship or an artistic flair. But if you are like me, terrible at writing and prefer to use a computer there are a few services that will help you make a great card yourself.
Here are a few websites to help you with creating wonderful DIY cards and stationery that is sure to impress!
Green Field Paper Company: They offer a wide range of eco-friendly papers that are made from recycled materials. Another great option for eco-friendly stationary is Seed Paper. Seed Paper offers a variety of seed paper products that can be planted and will grow into beautiful flowers or plants.
Card Gnome : This website allows you to upload your own photos and designs to create one-of-a-kind cards. They offer a wide range of options, including greeting cards, thank you cards, and more.
–Vistaprint: Vistaprint is a popular printing company that offers high quality printed products. Their website allows you to design your own cards, and they have a wide range of paper types and finishes to choose from.
–Canva: Canva is a great website for those who are not design savvy. They have a wide selection of templates that you can use to create professional-looking cards. They also offer a wide range of customization options, so you can really make your card unique.
What are the most sustainable types of flowers?
Beautiful and colourful flowers are a timeless mothers Day gift.
There are many sustainable types of flowers, but some of the most sustainable are those that are native to your region. Flowers that are grown in greenhouses or fields far away from their natural habitat require a lot of energy and resources to grow and transport. Native flowers, on the other hand, don’t need to be transported long distances and often don’t require as much water or pesticides to thrive.
Some sustainable native flowers include:
Blanketflower (Gaillardia pinnatifada)
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
It is important to look for some local flowers to really find something sustainable. Go to a local greenhouse or agricultural co-op and ask! They are always more than happy when people take an interest in buying a local and sustainable flower.
Sustainble Luxury Items to Spoil Her
There are plenty of ways to show your mom how much you care without spending a lot of money. If you really want to spoil her, though, there are some sustainable luxury items that will do the trick. Here are a few ideas:
- A bamboo bath mat. This mat is both eco-friendly and luxurious, and it will make her bathroom feel like a spa.
- A set of organic cotton sheets. These sheets are softer and more comfortable than traditional cotton sheets, and they’re better for the environment, too.
- A bamboo toothbrush holder. This holder is a stylish way to store her toothbrush while also being environmentally friendly.
- An organic cotton robe. This robe is perfect for lounging around the house or getting out of the shower, and it’s made from sustainable materials.
- A soy candle. This candle has a long burn time and emits a beautiful scent, making it a luxurious addition to any room in the house.
Spend The Most Sustainable Currency of All. Your Time
We will end this helpful Mothers Day article by giving a little advice that will truly save you money and help the planet. The best gift of all that is always sustainable and in fashion is the gift of quality time. Talk, active listening and being present at the moment is the best gift of all! Our time is the most valuable thing we have to give. So this year, spend a little more of it with those you love.