Mother’s Day is a time to pause and celebrate all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. Many of us wouldn’t be where we are today without their love and support. This year, why not express your gratitude with a sustainable smart garden accompanied by one of these eco-friendly gifts?
1. Recycled paper notebook
Looking for something super practical that mom can use every day? Opt for a stylish notebook made from recycled paper. They’re the perfect tool for organising her day. They can be used for work, doodling, sketching, noting down thoughts or writing to-do lists. You can find them in all sorts of sizes, colour schemes and designs to suit every taste.
2. Vegetarian cookbook
Nobody can cook like mom, right? This mother’s day, give her some fresh culinary inspiration with a vegetarian cookbook. Eating a little less meat is good for your health but also good for the environment. In fact, it’s been estimated that eating a vegetarian diet results in 2.5 x less carbon emissions than a meat diet.
3. Reusable shopping bag
There’s nothing like a bit of shopping therapy! With a reusable shopping bag, mom can hit the stores while looking stylish and being eco-friendly at the same time. Reusable shopping bags are trendier, sturdier and more durable than ordinary plastic bags. The best part? They can be used hundreds of times.
4. Organic bath bombs
A relaxing bath is the perfect tonic for mom after a long, tiring day. Natural, organic bath bombs take bathing to a whole new level, softening the water and pampering the skin. The benefit or organic brands is that they contain wholesome ingredients with nothing toxic that could harm skin in the long run.
5. Coconut bowl
Why not treat mom to breakfast in bed this year? Serve up some delicious cereal or yoghurt in an eco-friendly coconut bowl. Not only do coconut bowls look great, they also promote sustainable farming, help reduce coconut waste and promote an eco-friendly lifestyle.
6. Organic cotton robe
A soft, organic cotton robe is a luxurious gift that mom can use for years. Organic cotton contains no polluting pesticides which are commonly used in cultivating non-organic cotton. A perfect gift for home spa days.
7. Regenerative, non-toxic candle
Does mom enjoy aromatherapy? If so, you can’t go wrong with candles, no matter how many she already has! In a similar way to aromatherapy oil, a candle’s fragrance can awaken the senses and give her some well earned moments of relaxation. Regenerative, non-toxic candles are produced through regenerative agriculture - a type of farming that seeks to rehabilitate and enhance the entire ecosystem of a farm.
8. Eco-friendly planter
Make mom smile with a new planter for her patio. Opt for an eco-friendly one rather than a standard plastic variety. This way mom can celebrate her love for plants while also helping the environment. Eco-friendly planters are durable and often help reduce waste and watering needs.
9. Reusable coffee cup
Treat mom to a stylish, reusable coffee cup she can carry with her throughout the day. Reusable coffee cups are conveniently sized, have better heat retention and contain no harmful toxins. If mom’s a coffee connoisseur, this gift is sure to make her day!
Cycling is a fun way to enjoy some exercise in the fresh, spring air. It also happens to be an environmentally friendly way to travel. When riding a bicycle, you’re not burning any fossil fuel and are only breathing out a minimal amount of carbon dioxide. In the US alone, it’s estimated that if people living within five miles of their workplace would cycle to work one day per week, it would save nearly five million tons of global-warming pollution each year. That’s the equivalent of taking a million cars off the road!
From all of us here at Click & Grow, have a very happy, relaxing Mother’s Day!
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