Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the amazing women in your life. With Mother's Day right around the corner it's the perfect time to think about what gift is perfect for your mom, but also great for the planet. Help mom reduce her carbon footprint with these environmentally friendly gifts.
These Mother's Day gift ideas are not only sweet and thoughtful, but are also kind to our planet. In addition, you'll be supporting this amazing group of small businesses owners creating earth friendly products. Who can ask for a better gift than that?
No matter what your mom’s interests are, you can always come up with something homemade that will help keep some materials from going to the landfill. Put a little creative effort into it and set aside a little time for a DIY Mother's Day project, and your mom will have something truly special that will be treasured forever.
1. Handcrafted Bird Feeder
Purchase a grapevine ball from a craft store. Pull the twigs apart on one side to make a hole and scoop in a mixture of peanut butter, birdseed and cornmeal. Add twine or jute to hang the feeder. Refrigerate the ball until harden. Hang up the feeder - watch the action!
2. Wildflower Seed Bombs
Native wildflowers are not only beautiful, but, once established, generally require little maintenance. The native plants are important for the survival of birds and pollinators, too. To make these you’ll need seeds, potting soil, paper clay and warm water. Mix all the ingredients together, then press into silicone molds or roll into small balls and wrap with fabric scraps tied with twine.
3. Natural Branch Coasters
Make a beautiful set of coasters from a fallen tree or branch. Everyone will love to use these natural branch coasters. Cut ½” thick sections from the branch and sand the top and bottom of each section. Coat the front, back and sides with varnish and let it dry.
4. Celebrate the Journey
Get a few maps of the states, cities and countries that are a part of your mom’s story and turn them into a great keepsake. Simply cut out a section of the map that holds a special memory for mom and use mod podge to glue it onto a heart ornament.
5. DIY Indoor Herb Garden
Give your mom a fresh and colourful indoor herb garden. It will add some beautiful greenery to her kitchen and a lovely fresh scent to the room. And, well, this mason jar herb garden is just plain pretty to look at!
And DO forget the card!
Forget the card , instead write mom a letter sharing why you love her. Tree-free and no recycling needed!