Green Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

May 7, 2012

Celebrate Mother's Day with green giftsSunday, May 13 is not just another ordinary day, but a special day for all those moms out there; it’s Mother’s Day! It’s a day where we recognize all those wonderful women out there who go above and beyond to set examples and raise their children in a safe, loving and happy environment. If you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for your mom or another special woman in your life, here are some eco-friendly presents that will surely put a smile on her face and give back to the environment.



1. Love is the Best Ingredient

Cook mom a vegan meal this Mother's DayIsn’t it great when mom cooks us an amazing meal? Nothing says “I love you” like a great recipe crafted by mom. This year, why not create a vegan masterpiece for her? Have your mom put up her feet, rest and relax all day, while you cook up a storm in the kitchen. Instead of fatty dishes, make it healthy and cruelty-free. Here are some vegan ideas from for you to create delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert specialties!

2. Garden Full of Love

Plant a flower or vegetable garden with mom on Mother's DaySteer clear of the traditional bouquet of flowers and give your mom something to plant outside. Maybe create a garden of her favorite flowers, but don’t do it yourself, do it together. Spend all day outside in nature with the woman who has given so much to you. If you don’t want to plant flowers, try a vegetable garden instead. Then, your mom can have fresh veggies whenever she wants!

3. Rescue for Your Mom

Visit an animal shelter with mom on Mother's Day and adopt a petDo you really want to go above and beyond for mom? If you know that she wants a furry companion, why not make a date with mom to go to a nearby shelter to get her an adorable pet? Be sure to rescue and adopt a dog, cat, hamster, rabbit or any other of the many other loveable animals who need a home. You can show your mom how much you appreciate her and spend time with her, all while rescuing a pet in need. Thanks to, you can find that perfect furry creature close to you.

4. Honor your Mother. Honor Another.

Donate to in honor of your mom this Mother's DayThis Mother’s Day, you can give a meaningful gift to mom and help others all at once. So, what is this spectacular gift? is hosting the “Honor your Mother. Honor Another.” initiative for anyone to honor their mother or another special woman in their lives. All you have to do is create a custom card for your mom and tell her what she means to you. In addition, you can donate money – $25 gives someone safe water for life – in your mom’s honor. You can show your mom how much you love her by helping those suffering from the global water crisis.

5. Give Mom a Clean, Toxic-Free Home

Hire a green cleaning service like Maid Brigade for mom on Mother's DayKeeping a nice, neat, clean home can be a lot of hard work. Hire a cleaning service for the week, month or year to help your mom around the house. For example, Maid Brigade offers an efficient, safe cleaning business that uses the greenest of cleaning products. They are also Green Clean Certified. You can give your mom not only a break from cleaning, but a toxic-free home through this green cleaning service. To see if Maid Brigade is near you, click here for all locations.

Remember to give your mom a special, memorable Mother’s Day. We hope these gifts give you helpful tips on how to give mom a meaningful gift and support the planet at the same time.

-Allyson Koerner

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