Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and I am already thinking about it! (If you read many of my posts, you’ll notice that holidays tend to sneak up on me.) This makes me very proud of myself (the being ahead, not the sneaking up) and very hopeful that not only will I have time to put together this collection of fabulous green gifts for mom, but also a little post on how to make the time you spend with her on Mother’s Day green as well. Since I’m old enough to know better than to get ahead of myself, I’m going to stick with the green gift list for now:
1. My very favorite gift as of late are the most incredible found-glass-and-antique/collectible terrariums made by Jose Agatep. These speak not only to a sense of time and space beyond our normal daily existence, but to using found objects and already-made resources to create beauty and delight out of sheer imagination. From $55 to $400. Sold online at his Etsy site, and other brick and mortar retailers.
2. Jewelry is always a welcome gift for mom, and the Circle Bracelet by C5 (the most sustainable jewelry company in the U.S.) is lovely and simple in its elegance. Made of 100% reclaimed sterling silver. $63. For more options in sustainable jewelry, check out my post on what makes jewelry sustainable and where to get it.
5. Make her something: Dinner with organic ingredients; mimosas on her patio with fresh-squeezed (by you!) organic orange juice; a scarf that came from a skirt you were about to give away; a poem (on recycled-content paper of course).
My mother lives far enough away that I won’t see her this mother’s day, and my usual fall-back is my own handmade jewelry (it’s a handy hobby come gift-giving time), but this year, I think I’m going to go old-school with a poem and flowers.
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