Honor Mom and Mother Earth

Mother’s day is right around the corner – you haven’t forgotten, have you? Here are some eco-friendly gift ideas to honor mom and Mother Earth!

Sustainable Spa Package

Let’s face it – mom deserves some pampering. Luckily, most spas and salons these days offer eco-friendly package options. Be sure to check the menu at mom’s favorite spot for product offerings that include organic materials like natural oil scrubs or herb extract treatments to give her an all-natural Mother’s Day glow. For bonus points, you might also be able to book a salon with sustainability goals that track their water usage and other practices. If you’re near Austin, check out Green Alley Salon.

Gift a Garden

Why give mom a bouquet when you can help her plant a garden? Your local nursery probably sells flower seeds and plant bulbs that can be planted in the ground and grown for years – talk about a gift that really keeps on giving. If mom isn’t much of a gardener, consider giving her something green that she can keep in the house, like bamboo or orchids. These plants in particular require little maintenance and can regenerate quickly.

Do it Yourself (DIY)

Tracing your hand on a piece of construction paper might not pass for a quality Mother’s Day card anymore, but it’s the thought that counts!Making mom a hand-printed card is going to mean a lot more than anything you can buy at the drugstore down the street. Save yourself some money and invest your time in writing mom a message from the heart! You can always find craft inspiration on Pinterest and Etsy.

When in doubt, don’t forget that you can always rely on our Energy Saver Store for great gift ideas that can help mom save energy year-round.