Gift Guide | 5 MORE Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holiday Season
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 subscription to Imperfect Produce to help combat food waste.
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 ranging from $15 to $43 a week.
2. A colorful bouquet of farm-to-table flowers.
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 starting at $38.
3. Fun, colorful, cruelty-free bath products.
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. Starting at $4.95.
4. Sustainable party goods.
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 starting at $5.99.
5. Pencils that grow into plants when you’re done with them.
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.