Mother’s Day is a good occasion to show Mom that you really care for her, and also for the planet! A clever eco-friendly gift can save you a buck or two.
As we’ve talked about before, there are a couple key rules for giving eco-friendly gifts:
- Experiences > Stuff. (Gift certificates, a nice dinner, a fun planned outing)
- Reusable and sturdy > one-time and flimsy
- Food and drink bring people together!
|Instead of ….||An Eco-Friendly Idea:
|Jewelry||Upcycled or recycled jewelry. Made from old silverware?|
|Another kitchen appliance||A gift certificate for a CSA or local produce. A tour of a local farm.|
|Cut Flowers||Flowering plants, or a pot and seeds. Make your own plastic flowers?|
|Expensive Wine||A nice reusable mug or a fancy water bottle.|
|A fancy dinner
at a nice restaurant
|A home mushroom-growing kit, and a certificate for a home-cooked dinner (that you’ll make!)|
|A leather or plastic handbag||A hip upcycled bag|
Got any great ideas? Let us know below.
Photo credit: Alasam, via Flickr.