Eco-friendly Gifts That Mom is Sure to Love!

May 05, 2017

Eco-friendly Gifts That Mom is Sure to Love!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to honor the mom in your life than with an eco-friendly gift that honors Mother Earth as well!  We've put together a collection from some of our favorite companies and websites to help you find just that perfect gift. 

Tagua Jewelry Some of our very favorite pieces are the beautiful necklaces featured here.  Tagua also called "vegetable ivory."  It is made from the seed of the tagua palm, found in Latin America.  Because of it's remarkable resemblance to animal ivory and it's beautiful whorls of color, it has become a popular alternative for collectors of ivory.  

Made from sustainable materials and handcrafted in Colombia, these beautiful pieces are made by small business artisans that exclusively employ single mothers and people living in low-income situations.  Their bright colors and classic designs mean that no matter what your mom's taste, you're sure to find the right gift.

Kaliinas works with more than 400 artisans who are part of the Wayuu ethnic group in Colombia.  Their products are made from sustainable materials, and their artisans are trained in production techniques, design processes and administrative tasks that allow them to better themselves, care for their families and make an important contribution to their communities.

Kaliinas products include handbags, backpacks, shoes, hats, beach tunics and many other products designed around the current fashion trends of today.  Visit them here at their website for more information about the vital work that they do, or to purchase their beautiful products.  

Products to spoil her a bit

Boll and Branch cotton throws:  Boll and Branch was started in 2014 by Scott and Missy Tannen, who realized that the textile industry was desperately in need of change.  Featuring fair-trade practices, high quality designs and traceable supply chains, Boll and Branch has emerged as an eco-friendly retailer offering beautiful products that benefit the farmers and artisans who produce them. 

Allegro Coffee:  What better way for mom to relax than with a good book and a cup of fair-trade Allegro coffee.  Allegro Coffee uses only fair-trade beans from recognized growers who have been compensated for their time and artisanship in growing and blending their coffees.  Whether mom likes a Sumatra Lintong or prefers a Guatemalan Concepcion, Allegro has a variety of beans and blends that are sure to delight her and cement your favored-child status!

All-natural bath bombs:  Sometimes the easiest gift is the best gift of all!  This Art Naturals Bath Bomb set is available on Amazon (Prime delivery--score!) and contains six all-natural aromatherapy bombs made from natural clay, shea and cocoa butters and mineral salts, as well as sunflower seed oil and baking soda.  These fizzy delights (and a glass of wine) will give mom a relaxing soak in a hot bath and help her to come out feeling totally rejuvenated.

Eco-friendly journal:  Is mom a writer...or would she like to be?  A fun, eco-friendly journal is a wonderful place to jot down her thoughts and ideas, and adorable designs like these, found on Etsy, coupled with a beautiful new pen makes a lovely and thoughtful gift for mom!

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods has a delightful selection of gifts that are sure to please just about any mom!  Some of our favorites include these ballerina herbal warming slippers, filled with lavender and flax seeds.  In the winter pop them into the microwave to warm your toes...and in the summer they can go into the freezer for a bit to cool off tired feet!

For the mom who loves literature...and a wonderful candle...give her the best of both worlds with these literary candles.  Made of eco-friendly soy wax, and available in delightful fragrances including roses and rainwater (Jane Eyre/Thornfield Garden) and black currant tea and leather books (Sherlock Holmes/221B Baker Street), these unique candles will provide a relaxing atmosphere for mom to curl up with her favorite books.

Handcrafted soaps

The Natural Handcrafted Soap Company uses natural oils, butters and botanicals, as well as locally sourced milks, plants and herbs.  Their wide selection of soaps are made in small batches, and are hand stirred, hand cut and hand wrapped, to ensure the finest quality product in every bar.  Two or three soaps in a beautiful basket makes a perfect gift!

Fragrances

Tsi-La's organic fragrances are made with all-natural organic ingredients that smell lovely, but are free of harsh chemicals and dyes that can cause allergic reactions.  They use steam-distilled essentials, ensuring the purity and integrity of their products, while producing soft, alluring scents that are sure to make mom feel feminine and beautiful. 

These are just some of our favorite eco-friendly gift ideas for mom this year.  We would love to know if you have other ideas, or possibly a website that you think we should feature here on our blog.  As always, we are committed to providing you with ecologically sound and sustainable ideas...because the earth belongs to all of us, and we must work together to take care of her.

 




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