Gift Guide| 5 Eco-Friendly Gifts
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.
1. A quality yoga mat made from 100% recycled wetsuits.
If mom’s looking to spruce up her exercise routine this spring, Suga provides quality yoga mats that are not only made of recycled materials from wetsuits, but are also recyclable at the end of their lifespan. ($79.00.)
2. A set of bamboo cooking utensils to use instead of plastic.
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
3. A set of metal straws and cleaning brushes to wash them with.
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 on Amazon.
4. Cute, ethically made clothing that shares mom’s values.
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.
5. A stylish tote bag just in time for summer.
Skip the leather goods and buy something made from eco-friendly materials. My Paper Tote is made from washable paper and sourced from responsibly managed forests in Vermont. ($41.00.)