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FRUGALISTA MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEAS: YO’ MOM’S SO GREEN…

…she clearly demonstrates how much she loves the earth.  

Why not present a Mother’s Day gift that complements her Eco dedication?

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR THE GREEN ENTERTAINING MOM

Bamboo Napkin Rings – Bambeco.com

  

The Bamboo Napkin Rings could look great on her dinner party table. Created from a most durable variety of bamboo.            Set of 4

$15 bambeco.com

Dragonfly Napkin ring – Bambeco.com

 

Or, the Dragonfly Napkin Ring might be more perfect for Mom’s table. Each hand carved from horns of domesticated water buffalo. $11/each bambeco.com

 

As mom serves wine, she can tell her guests that Colombians handmade these Recycled Glass Wine Goblets from recycled glass. 

Recycled Wine Glass Goblets – UncommonGoods.com

Sturdy and strong wine glasses that even the macho guys won’t mind holding. Set of two.

$19 $35 uncommongoods.com

Recycled Wine Decanter – UncommonGoods.com

The Recycled Glass White Wine Decanter might better fit her needs. Its open ice chamber keeps wine frosty without dilution. Also handmade in Colombia with recycled glass.

$58 uncommongoods.com 

 

For local purchase, Pottery Barn offers the 6 set Recycled Goblets for $60. 

For potentially faster shipping, Amazon.com also has Recycled Wine Glassware.

Recycled Wine Goblet – PotteryBarn.com

 

West End Sake Set – Bambeco.com

Mom more of a sake woman? The West End Sake Set blends well with any décor. Created from sustainable earthenware. 

$45 bambeco.com

 

These Record Coasters might bring back memories. They will certainly be a conversation starter. Made from actual recycled records.

$18.00 uncommongoods.com

Record Coasters – UncommonGoods.com

  

Sears and Amazon also offer similar record coasters.

 

Reclaimed Record Bowl – TheNewEnglandTradingCompany.com

 

The Reclaimed Vinyl Record Bowls makes a nice complement to the coasters. Or, stand alone as a cute addition to a casual table.

$20 thenewenglandtradingcompany.com

  

Amazon also offers a similar bowl for $27.

 

 
 

MOM KNOWS IT’S PRETTY BEING GREEN

 

Reclaimed Gold Necklace –    Green3apparel.com

Would a Reclaimed Gold or Silver Necklace bring out Mom’s beautiful smile? These will complement spring/summer outfits. Both made from “post consumer” jewelry.  Each unique and made by cognitively disabled adults.

$50 green3apparel.com

 

Mixed Metal Wrap Bangle Bracelet – eco-artware.com

The gleaming Mixed Metal Wire Wrap Bangle Bracelet might fit Mom’s style. Crafted and hand-made from recycled aluminum wire, it includes two gold-colored ball accents. The balls are also made from recycled aluminum. This one is pretty and striking.

$40 eco-artware.com

 
Penny, Nickel and Dime Bracelet – eco-artware.com

Or, the Penny, Nickel and Dime Bracelet might be charm her. The sterling silver bracelet uses actual historic coins.

$96 eco-artware.com

 

Tee Panel Scarf – green3apparel.com

Would she love a scarf made from unused, reclaimed cotton T-shirts?  Bonus with the Tee Panel Scarf: cognitively disabled adults helped create these super-soft accessories. Each one unique.

$30 green3apparel.com

Green3 also offers a Shirt/Tee scarf made from men’s dress shirts for $10.

 

Verde Bath Salts – bambeco.com

Organic extra virgin olive oil gives the Verde Bath Salts their fresh, green scent. Packaged in a 32-ounce Italian glass olive oil bottle.

$25 bambeco.com

Verde Olive Oil Soap

 

Couple the bath salts with the Verde Olive Oil Soap for $10. Handcrafted and organic; and made of naturally occurring glycerin.

Verde Spa Collection

 

Or, give Mom the Verde Spa Collection for $82. Includes bath salts, body wash, hand & body lotion and olive oil soap.

 

 

  

 MOM IS AN ACTIVE STEWARD OF HER ENVIRONMENT

This Mom will likely devour Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet. The book provides a blueprint for sustainable living. It also lists product and services resources.  Perhaps you could bundle this with one of the green bath products above.

$18 amazon.com

 

The Organic Dried Fruit Tray makes a beautiful, vibrant presentation. It’s also healthy and, I imagine, delicious.

The 16 ounces of fruit is not only nutritious, organic and sustainably grown—the gift includes a wooden tray crafted from old peach trees.

$30 ecoexpress.com/

Organic Dried Fruit Tray – ecoexpress.com

 Mom might prefer to make her own dried fruit. Get her a dehydrator. Prices range from $30 and up; available at many outlets, like Wal-Mart, Sears, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, etc.

 

Wine Bottle Grow Kit – bambeco.com

The Reclaimed Wine Bottle Basil Grow Kit is two eco gifts in one. Mom gets fresh, culinary herbs at her fingertips. She also knows that one less restaurant wine bottle went to the landfill. Easy to follow instructions included. $38.00 bambeco.com

Fiskers Rain Barrel – homedepot.com

The green mom is acutely aware of the water issue. Though utilitarian, the Fiskars Holden Rain Barrel might delight her. The contoured barrel holds 48 gallons. Stylish rather than garish.

$70 homedepot.com (can be shipped to store)

 

Bamboo Three-Arm Fountain Kit – japanesestyle.com

Mom will appreciate the Bamboo Three-Arm Fountain Kit‘s simplicity. Also, that she can use it with any shallow container. She’ll love the sound of flowing water on her bedside table or office desk.

 

GIVE ECO-MOM SOMETHING TO ENHANCE ENJOYMENT OF THE OUTDOORS

 

 Mom love lavender? She might prefer to grow her lavender from seeds. The Lavender Growing Kit includes detailed instruction meant to make growing lavender flowers in her garden easy and fun. 

$20  gifts.redenvelope.com

Lavender Growing Kit – redenvelope.com

Solar Tea Laterns – bambeco.com

 One or more of the Solar Tea Lanterns could be a welcome addition to the ambience of Mom’s next patio gathering. Powered by the sun, these lanterns give off “a natural and inviting glow.”  Hang or sit on a surface.  

$25 bambeco.com 

 

The Wine Bottle Oil Lamp Kit gives Mom a noble purpose for emptying those wine bottles. Fill the clean empties with lamp oil (not included), insert the long-burning wick and cover with the glass flame. Includes two wine lights and two flame protectors; and instructions.

$30  wineenthusiast.com/

Metro Moka Picnic Basket – bluestonegarden.com

 

Mom might enjoy an occasional picnic with Dad, the grandkids or whomever. If so, the insulated Metro Moka Picnic Basket makes a perfect gift. It’s fully collapsible, water-resistant, and made of durable canvas.

$34 $50 bluestonegarden.com

 

 The miniature Organic Wine Grape Bonsai gives Mom a little of the outdoors inside. A product of California’s wine country. Includes care instructions and ceramic planter.

$50 ecoexpress.com

      

Organic Wine Grape Bonsai – ecoexpress.com

Also check out these posts for additional gifts for the Eco conscious:

Frugalista Gifts for the Eco Minded (general)   

Frugalista Gifts for the Eco-Minded: Down Time

Frugalista Gifts for the Eco Minded: Practical Types

Frugalista Gifts for the Eco-Minded: Home and Health  

 

HAPPY FRUGALISTA MOTHER’ DAY SHOPPING.  MAY YOU FIND THE PERFECT FIT TO DELIGHT MOM.

 

 

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