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Gift Ideas to Honor Your Mother, and Mother Earth

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

In case you've lost track of time during the pandemic, Mother's Day is just 11 days away! Don't worry, we have you covered with a gift list that is sure to please both your mom and Mother Earth.

Homemade gifts are a wonderful way to show your mom you love her and are gentle on the planet. Bake her favorite dinner or dessert, offer to help her with a house project she has been planning to undertake, or make a photobook of a favorite family trip.

A PPS team favorite, Unpaper Towels will become your mom’s favorite earth friendly swap! The 100% cotton flannel towels can easily be rolled onto an old paper towel tube and used just as you would a normal paper towel, minus the waste! The bright, cheery prints are sure to make mom smile. Find them at Wildcraft!

Does your mom love mouthwash but hate the plastic bottle? Try Humankind's mouthwash tablet! These tablets are formulated without alcohol and use natural ingredients like tartaric acid to freshen breath. They come with a glass cup with a silicone holder for easy travel, and the tablet refills are mailed in a compostable pouch. In case you need another reason to surprise mom with this product, the company offsets their carbon footprint by investing in forest restoration projects!

Is your mom a fashionista? Surprise her with a thoughtfully chosen piece made by companies with a social and environmental conscience! Check out Ecocult's list of earth friendly fashion options. With a focus on sustainable fabrics, ethical labor practices, and environmentally responsible manufacturing, your mom doesn’t have to sacrifice style to protect the planet. 

Brighten your mom’s day with a beautiful potted plant. A plant lives on long after Mother’s Day is over, unlike traditional bouquets, and some varieties even help improve air quality! If Mother’s Day would not be the same without fresh flowers, consider using online flower delivery company Bouqs. They partner with eco-friendly farms that minimize waste, recycle water, and use sustainable growing practices.

If your mom loves bubble baths, gift her a Lush bubble bar (no packaging!). To complete her at home spa experience, add a 100% US grown organic soy wax, phthalate free, cherry wood wick candle from Element!

Many of us are looking forward to the day we can dine together with family and friends at our favorite restaurants. And let's face it, I don't know a single mother who wants to cook or clean on Mother's Day! You can help support your mom's favorite restaurant by getting her a gift card she can use now for carry out or in the future for a dine in meal.

Still in search of the perfect sustainable gift? The Package Free Shop has got you covered. They have something for anyone looking to reduce their waste footprint.

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