Being more considerate about our environment isn't exactly something everyone thinks about when it comes to buying gifts for others. And choosing something that's not only cute but eco-friendly isn't always easy. There's been plenty of times I didn't realize until last minute it was someone's birthday (thanks, Facebook!) or that a holiday creeped up on me way quicker than I thought it would. But buying sustainably sourced, eco-friendly gifts is becoming way easier these days with companies understanding that more people are using their buying habits to reflect their values.
With Mother's Day right around the corner it's the perfect time to think about what to get your mom that's not only cute and practical, but also great for the planet. Help mom reduce her carbon footprint with these fun and environmentally friendly gifts.
Bamboo cooking utensils not only make cooking a little more eco-friendly, but they also don't scratch your pans. Get them from Amazon for $16.95
Instead of using one-use plastic straws that end up in the trash and won't go away for 200 years, give mom some reusable metal straws to keep around with little brushes to keep them clean. You can grab a set of them for $9.99.
Give mom something to wear that's not only ethically made but also promotes plant-based living in a fashionable way. Grab a T-shirt or sweatshirt from Wholesome Culture starting at $34.99.
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Pretty jazzed about my #imperfectproduce box that arrived yesterday. I love what they’re doing to reduce food waste! I think I’m going to make this squash into a creamy curried soup in my new #vitamix. Also, pretty cool that by me posting this picture @imperfectproduce will donate 5 pounds of food to a local food bank. If you want to sign up and get your own box, use my referral link to get $10 in credit! DM me and I’ll send it to you because it’s kinda long 😬
More than 20 percent of the fruits and vegetables grown in America never make it off the farm. Why? Because they aren’t perfect enough for grocery store standards, which results in billions of pounds of wasted produce every year. By giving mom a subscription to Imperfect Produce you're not only fighting food waste, but might even be around for some of her tasty, nutritional meals. Get a subscription here ranging from $15 to $43 a week.
Opt for sustainably sourced flowers fresh from the farm for this Mother's Day with Bouq's farm-to-table delivery service. They're the only flower company helping farmers practice sustainable, eco-friendly, responsible farming all over the world. Pick out a bouquet for mom here starting at $38.
Give mom some TLC this year with freshly made vegan, cruelty-free bath products that are just as fun as they are eco-friendly. LUSH Cosmetics is offering limited edition treats this year, including everything from bath bombs to honey-infused lotion just for Mother's Day. Shop the collection here starting at $4.95.
Help mom throw better parties with party products that are plastic-free, non-toxic, created from renewable or recycled content, and designed to biodegrade in a home or industrial compost. Susty Party creates 100 percent biodegradable or recycled household products and party tableware. Shop their collection on Amazon here starting at $5.99.
Upgrade mom's collection of writing utensils with pencils that have the power to grow into plants. Sprout creates pencils that have a water-activated seed at its tip. Once you've finished using your pencil, you can plant it, water it, and watch it grow. Get them here for $4.50 each, or $14.95 for a three-pack.
From cards to board games, here are 13 pastimes that have gotten an eco-friendly upgrade; from environmental focuses to sustainably sourced materials.
Lego is upgrading their botanical building pieces with a new plant-based plastic with a goal to release them by the end of the year. The company is collaborating with others to make sure the product is sourced sustainably and production has already begun.
A new illustrated children's book prepares kids for the realities of climate change while also instilling hope and giving them the tools to make a change.
The non-toxic bottles are built to adapt and grow with babies as they develop, while also helping to keep plastic out of landfills.