Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Eco Mom

Happy Earth Day! Organic. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Green. Sustainable. Global Warming. Composting. Are these terms in your mom’s daily vocabulary? If so, then this is the gift guide for her, The Eco Mom. Show your support for her interests and passions with a gift that will have meaning behind it. And as always, don’t forget to check back each day this week for a new guide and a new set of prizes!

Aren’t these cotton muslin reusable grocery bags adorable? What a great sustainable alternative to all the plastic bags we put our produce in every week at the grocery store. The bags are drawn and screen-printed at the artist’s home with water-based ink on preshrunk and recycled cotton muslin.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Mother Nature. Nature’s Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight will help Mom enjoy the intrigue of unraveling nature’s clues that fill her with inspiration, healing, and the wonder of the child within. Look at food in new ways and choose self life over shelf life.

Do you want to give your mom a more meaningful gift? How about adopting an Olive Tree for her. Nudo is a family-run co-operative of olive groves dotted around a small hilltop village in the Marche region of Italy. Once you adopt a tree from Nudo, the recipient will receive an adoption certificate, a booklet that describes the tree, four 500ml tins of first cold press extra virgin olive oil from the tree in the spring and three 250ml tins of infused extra virgin olive oil in the fall.

Eco moms would love LunchBots plastic-free products for packing healthy lunches and snacks to go. LunchBots are stainless steel food and snack containers that are healthier than plastic (no leaching chemicals) and better for the environment (no waste). The coupon code GREENIT can be used for 10% off on LunchBots.com.

Is your Eco Mom in need new cookware? I bet she would love a gift of environmentally friendly cookware by GreenPan™! No PTFE or PFOA, substances used in traditional non-stick cookware that are harmful to our health and the environment. Instead, the materials in their pans produce 60% less CO2 emissions than traditional non-stick cookware. GreenPan™ is safe to use up to 450 degrees F without risking the release of toxic fumes or damaging your pan’s coating. If that weren’t enough, the folks at GreenPan™ process used stainless steel for their pans handles and upcycled aluminum for the cookware bodies.

The Eco Mom might enjoy being able to conveniently store food scraps in this odor-eliminating container before transferring them to an outside composter. This attractive Stainless-Steel Compost Keeper works great for egg shells, peelings, coffee grounds, and more, while its stainless-steel handle ensures simple transport. In addition, the unit’s tight-fitting lid holds a charcoal filter for odor-free use for up to 6 months. It’s small enough to fit under the sink, yet attractive enough to leave out on the countertop.

Mom spent years packing your lunch, say thank you with a stylish lunch purse from BUILT. This insulated lunch bag stretches to fit whatever provisions Mom needs for a satisfying meal. And there’s an inside pocket that’s perfect for stashing her favorite treat. Find BUILT on Facebook.
Don’t settle for uninspired kitchen towels! Just because something is useful doesn’t mean it shouldn’t make you smile. These colorful tea towels from 5 o’clock crows textiles would brighten any mom’s kitchen. Plus, they’re 100% natural linen and hand dyed! Did I mention beautiful? I can’t wait to put mine to use in some food photography!

For the mom who leads a modern, organic lifestyle, Amenity Home has the perfect kitchen accessories for stylish, green mom. Amenity Home’s tabletop collection, Arroyo, includes chunky trays, napkin rings, and salt and pepper shakers, handhewn from FSC-certified walnut, made by a Los Angeles artisan. They’ve also got vibrant organic table linens made from organic cotton blended with hemp.

Okay, cleaning tools are probably not something you’d think to give Mom as a gift, but let’s face it, she spends a lot of time cleaning and these aren’t just any tools! Give mom the gift of a set of stylish, eco-friendly tools to use. Full Circle products consider ergonomics, style, sustainability and affordability. I personally needed a new set of dish towels (can you believe some of mine are 7 1/2 years old??) and these soft and absorbent bamboo/cotton blend towels are a great replacement!

I love Method Cleaning Products! I’ve been using them for a few years now and I’ve always been impressed with how well they clean and their refreshing scents. Most importantly, they are non-toxic and biodegradable. It makes me feel so much better having cleaning supplies in my home that don’t harm my children or the environment. I take advantage of Amazon’s Subscribe & Save offer to save an additional 15% off the price. As a busy mom, being able to shop for basics like this and have them auto-delivered really saves me time.
I think this kitchen composter from NatureMill is the coolest thing! You can store it in a kitchen cabinet, say under the sink. Add scraps at any time and the machine does the rest: heating, mixing and aerating the scraps. Within 2 week you’ll have fresh compost. I would love to have one of these!
NewLeaf Chocolates provides wonderful chocolates while protecting the planet in tangible ways through emphasizing organic and fair-trade, using sustainable shipping systems that use all plant-based materials that are recycled, recyclable or compostable, donating a portion of sales to environmental charity, and offering bike delivery to local zip codes. Eco Mom would love a World Sampler Gift Box.

I love this beautiful Glass Alabaster 12 Piece Dishware Set made from 100% recycled glass. It looks so soothing and inviting. I bet it would be a wonderful springtime addition to the dinner table.
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