Mother’s Day is coming up! If you haven’t already gotten something for the maternal figure in your life, fear not. There are plenty of great eco-friendly gifts you can buy to show your love and gratitude.
Neighborhood Compost is all about showing love, especially when it comes to earth-friendly gifts. Whether you opt for potted plants over cut flowers or a travel mug over a single-use coffee cup, your mom, grandmother, aunt, stepmother or caretaker will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.
Here are our top suggestions for eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts for Mother’s Day 2023.
While bouquets are lovely, single-life floral arrangements end up in landfills. And most bouquets are not compostable because of the pesticides that keep them alive for extended periods. If the maternal figure in your life loves all things green, pick a potted plant or a native New Jersey plant for their backyard. They’ll remember your thoughtfulness every time they look at it!
People are becoming more aware of fashion waste caused by lower-grade clothing ending up in landfills. You can save money and the planet by purchasing higher-quality clothing that will last longer than cheaper alternatives. Neighborhood Compost sells alpaca fiber to retailers like ManyMoons, who make beautiful, sustainable clothing. Not only do these clothes last longer, but they can also be composted when they reach the end of their life cycle in your closet.
Composting is an affordable, easy way to lessen your carbon footprint and reduce waste in your home. Plus, it gets rid of smelly foods more quickly. If you have a maternal figure in your life who loves to cook, they’ll make great use of a compost subscription. Whether it’s a compost drop-off subscription or a compost pickup subscription, they’ll be excited to get rid of food scraps while knowing they’re helping mother earth, too.
Paper Or Wood Flower Bouquets
Some people don’t have the time or ability to care for plants. But that doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy a sustainable Mother’s Day bouquet! If you want an eco-friendly Mother’s Day floral arrangement, look for paper or wooden bouquets. Many small businesses use recycled paper or scrap wood to create beautiful multi-use bouquets that will last for years to come. And if you're handy, you can make them yourself with reused paper around the house!
Eco-Friendly Spa Baskets
Moms rarely get to pamper themselves, so why not put together an eco-friendly spa basket for Mother’s Day? You can purchase a used basket at a thrift store and fill it with local soaps, soy candles and reusable compostable sponges. And if your kids want to make an extra gift for the mom in their lives, you can make a coffee sugar scrub (or buy one from our circular shop) from reused coffee grounds.
No matter who you’re shopping for this Mother’s Day, think about how to celebrate them while giving back to mother earth. Selecting thoughtful gifts that are eco-friendly shows your love and goes the extra mile for mother earth.
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Happy Mother’s Day!