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Zero Waste Mother’s Day Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is a day set to honor all mothers for all the hard work, love, dedication, and passion they pour into their families.

Jackie says, “It is a day to move slowly. A day to pause from the busyness of motherhood duties and appreciate and notice the small things, the tender things, things of the heart. A day of gratitude. Gratitude towards my own mother and others in my life who have mothered me. Appreciation towards my children for whom I am a mother. Appreciation and mothering towards myself for all that I am and all that I am becoming.”

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According to Anna Brown, a mom of 2 sets of twins 3 years and under, Mother’s Day is the joy of becoming a mother, raising four children, and celebrating the wonderful relationship I have with my own mother. 

Eden Cheng, the marketing director and co-founder of WeInvoice, said,  Mother’s day is one of the best celebration days honoring the mother. But every day is mother’s day as there shouldn’t be any specific day labeled as mother’s day. I treat my mom like a queen of the house who takes care of everything diligently. Therefore, on this auspicious day, I love to celebrate motherhood and thank her for all her effort to make our lives beautiful.  

Deepika Pillai, Founder of Kula Village says, “This Mother’s Day feels much more personal than always. It is a day to celebrate the power of Motherhood in all forms.”

To Victoria Revenko of Cooking Borscht, “Mother’s Day has always been a special day in our family. We don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day, we celebrate the love, the passion, the sleepless nights, the constant thought process that goes in every mom’s head. Actually, every day of the year is Mother’s Day. But on this day we have a great opportunity to tell our dear mothers (again) we love them, care for them, and appreciate them.” 

Caroline Lee, Founder of Cocosign says, “For me, Mother’s Day is the day to thank my mom for each effort she makes for me. Mother’s Day is the year’s only best day for her—the day to give her a gift or whatever she wants to do. This is the day to show my gratitude and say thank you to her. Mother’s Day is to praise mothers and how special they are. My mom is special and we do fun stuff together.”

Holidays are very expensive and wasteful. In this highly consumerist world, can you make a zero waste Mother’s Day celebration? A big resounding yes! You will also honor Mother Earth by giving your mom gifts and heartfelt activities that aren’t wasteful and harmful.

Make Mother’s Day more meaningful by weaving sustainability into the celebration. This is even more essential in this time where concerns on public health and climate change dominate the discourse.

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, get inspired to give your Ma, Mom, Grandma, and other mother figures a sustainable celebration of your love for them with this Zero Waste Mother’s Day Guide!

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Special DIYs for Mother’s Day

The best things you can do for Mother’s Day are what you do with love and it’s even more meaningful if you give them something from your own efforts. DIY is the labor of love that won’t cost you much but can convey appreciation very well. They are also the best for zero waste Mother’s Day celebrations!

DIY Gifts

 Garden Flowers into a Bouquet

Most of the mothers appreciate flowers as they are the ones that are known for cultivating different kinds of flowers in the front yard and sometimes also in the backyards.

So instead of buying a pricey bouquet, why not collect flowers from your garden and turn them into a bouquet for your mom? Turn your garden’s flowers into a bouquet fit for a queen by wrapping them in patterned paper.

Kids of all ages can make it, says Anna Brown. So with that, your mom would appreciate the bouquet very much as you are the one who made it, and you exerted effort for her instead of just buying. You can also put a letter on your DIY bouquet to make your mom extra special!

Handmade Cards

This handmade cards may be simple, but for a mother it is not just a card. Instead, it could be a best gift for them to feel that you appreciate the things that they have done for you even up to the smallest efforts they have exerted for you. Making your mom feel special does not need a big cost because your innocent heart giving the simple handmade cards makes their heart warm. 

According to Lorie Anderson of Mominformed, handmade cards might seem overdone, but they’re the best Mother’s Day gift. Her oldest son wrote her a very nice page-long letter about how much he appreciates her and the things he loves about her, and she balled her eyes out. She revisit all of the cards her kids have made her when she go through her memory box, so cards are truly a gift that keeps giving!

DIY Seed bombs

DIY seed bombs might be a great addition. They are made from a repurposed muffin tin from the thrift store, recycled paper packaging, and wildflower seeds. Not only zero waste, but the paper component is technically re-recycled.

Here are other exciting DIY gifts for you to make for Mother’s Day:

  • Turn Your Family Photographs into Memories with a Collage
  • Fill a Container of Her Favourite Treats
  • Spruce up The Garden to Make Her Everyday Remember Mother’s Day
  • A Handmade Bracelet
  • DIY Boxes for Her Item Arrangements
  • Give Her A DIY Tablet Holder for Her Easy Readings

DIY activities

DIY Pizza

Pizza is one of the foods that are much known nowadays, and it is an undeniable fact that almost all of us would like to have a bite. If you want to have time with your mother, you can discover any style of pizza in your home. Cooking food like this creates a feeling of fulfillment as your food gets cooked then just ordering or buying from the store.

For Anna Brown, it’s a craft (depending on how artfully you place the toppings), an activity, and a meal all at once! Start with basic pizza dough. Then everyone gets to add their favorite toppings. Mom gets first to pick, of course.

Small Family Party

Making this small family party would make your family have time for each other. According to Eden Cheng, the best DIY activity for your mother’s day will be: decorating a home with eco-friendly items, throwing a small family party in your backyard, baking a cake for your mom, and making eco-friendly candles to enlighten the party.

Lorie Anderson also says, “When our first child was born, I asked my husband to never make a “big deal” out of Mother’s Day. The fewer plans, the better. Restaurants are typically packed that day, and waiting for a table can turn brunch into an all-day affair, so I prefer to just take it easy and eat a nice meal with the family at home.”

Get creative with family bonding

Torben Lonne, diver & co-founder of DIVEIN.com, an online travel magazine where we focus on scuba diving, aquatic sports and how we can make a positive impact on the environment said:

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like me you’ll want to shower the women in our lives with the love they deserve! Due to this year’s unique circumstances, many of us celebrating this day may not be able to celebrate it as we usually do, whilst many regular activities will have to be put on pause till next year.

In fact, some may not even be able to be with their families on this day. Fret not, for it’s simply a matter of being more creative with what we have when planning gifts and activities on this special day. Furthermore, if those plans generate as little waste as possible, all the better.

If you’re not able to be with your family this Mother’s Day, then you can plan activities such as hosting a family video conference, organizing a virtual game night, taking a virtual tour of a museum or natural park, taking a zero-waste online cooking class together and then share your meal over a video call, or hosting a zero-waste happy hour with all your family.

If you’re able to be together with your family, then many of the aforementioned activities can be replicated. Take the food you made outdoors and have a mini picnic in your backyard, host a games night or movie night, take a virtual dance class whilst together, or learn how to create your own clothes with sustainable materials.”

Here are other fun activities for you to try out in making your mom happy this Sunday:

  • Host a lawn game tournament to make her day special
  • Bake dessert together
  • Enjoy a karaoke night 
  • Taste wine with her
  • A creative paint night with her
  • Give her a foot and neck massage
  • Make her breakfast in bed 

Gifts You Can Buy for Mom

Physical Gifts of Love

These days it’s not difficult to find shops that stock sustainable products and zero waste or plastic-free gifts, both online and offline. Here are some great products that are amazing for all moms, including Mother Nature.

JOI’s Organic Oat Milk Powder

This is a zero waste plant milk made with just one ingredient – organic sustainably sourced oats. Designed to be the most sustainable dairy alternative on the market, it’s the first plant milk to have completely compostable packaging – perfect for the vegan, eco-friendly mom in your life!

Unlike existing plant milk products that expire days after opening, JOI’s Organic Oat Milk Powder lasts up to nine months, even without refrigeration. This means you can make as much or as little milk as you need and do not have to toss out half-full cartons. This also cuts down on carbon emissions and water waste related to shipping premade plant milk in cartons.

Gift Boxes from Kula Village

Find a very thoughtful gift box representing world cultural products made by small businesses in North America – no plastic, all handmade. Each Gift Box can be personalized with any text in any language and come with a selection of gifts to pamper any mother:

  1. Handmade Chocolate
  2. Handmade Tea
  3. Handmade personalized marble coasters
  4. Handmade bath soaps
  5. Handmade scrunches
  6. Handmade Polaroid-style photo print
  7. A thoughtful handwritten message
  8. Keepsake handmade personalized gift box

Packed with Purpose gifts box in the mix

They are sustainable, fully recyclable, and every item in the gift boxes is hand-selected from a business that is making moves to create a better world, gifts that give back.

Some gifts you might like (all eco-friendly and with recyclable boxes):

  1. Stylishly Sustainable
  2. Sustainability On The Go
  3. Earth Friendly Appreciation 

Chocolate and Sugar Plum

Moms rarely have time to treat themselves so Mother’s Day is the perfect day for mom to indulge in her favorite delicacy; CHOCOLATE!

And Sugar Plum is here to help her do just that with these amazing chocolate confections.

When it comes to chocolate-covered treats, perhaps nothing is more of a boldly-written signature underlining the whole idea of chocolate-covered stuff than the chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, which is why Sugar Plum has made a gift set sampler that takes the concept and dresses it up to the nines!  What a special treat for MOM!

Their Signature Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookie Sampler includes nine (9) total chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, including one (1) each of their renowned milk, dark, and white chocolate-covered sandwich cookies.

The sampler also includes 6 additional cookies, which are comprised of one (1) each of the following varieties: Milk Chocolate with Ground Cookie, White Chocolate with Cranberry, Dark Chocolate with Toasted Coconut, Milk Chocolate with Ground Toffee, White Chocolate with Peanut Butter Chips,

All of Sugar Plum’s delicious gourmet treats are lovingly hand crafted and made from their bakery and kitchen in Kingston, PA, by mother and son team Fran and Neil Edley. As they say, food is the ingredient that binds us together. These decadent, mouth-watering confections make for truly special gifts this Mother’s Day!

Borscht Kits

Cooking Borscht produces Borscht Kits – a complete traditional Ukrainian borscht in a tin. Very easy to make a healthy and delicious, comfort meal for your mom. But the best thing about Borscht kits is they come in sustainable packaging – zero waste!

Use the beautiful tins from Borscht Kits in your household any way you want. And even more than that, Borscht Kit works as a beautiful fridge magnet!

Get them in two sizes:

  • Small Borscht Kit (serves 3) – $15.75
  • Medium Borscht Kit (serves 5) – $18.75

They always have the free delivery!

Periogen

Periogen Mint

The best mouthwash for the smile and the environment. It’s both the most effective, and it ships as a powder concentrate – thereby eliminating the added packaging and the bulk of shipping liquid and greatly reducing the carbon footprint!

You may be surprised to hear this, but Periogen is the FIRST and ONLY product to be clinically proven worldwide to reduce dental tartar buildup, the primary cause of gum disease.

Using common FDA-approved ingredients and no alcohol, Chloride (CPC), or Chlorhexidine (CHX), Periogen softens tartar and removes build-up by 40%, making dental cleanings much easier on both the patient and their hygienist.

In addition, a small 3 oz bottle of concentrate can produce nearly 3 gallons of rinse, making it the least expensive rinse option by far. Unfortunately, 90% of bottled rinses are water. The packaging and transportation costs for moving water to the consumer are crazy!

EQUO Straws

These don’t ask you to learn or change your actions or behavior.  They are easy, no-brainer switches so simple, you may not even notice them – even though Mother Earth does.

  • Rice Straws – Made from rice and tapioca starch and available in plant-based, natural colors including white, green, pink, blue, yellow (After use, these can be cooked down and are fully edible – you can snack on them while you’re drinking if you’re hungry).
  • Dried Grass Straws – Made from naturally tube-shaped grass and available in green (also a natural chew/tug-of-war toy for pets, or crunch them if fidgety, to get the same satisfaction as popping bubble wrap).  Gather a bunch of them together to make a natural at-home bee-hive!
  • Coconut Straws – Made from fermented coconut water, offering a tropical twist on an everyday product, and available in ivory white with a cool textured design.
  • Sugarcane Straws – Made from sugarcane, with a light sweet aroma, and available in a variety of sizes (including wide sizes for specialty drinks/bubble tea). Available in light brown (speckled), and washable for reuse within one day.

Khala Cloths

Being a mom means being resourceful, finding solutions on the fly, or stretching the dollar to its limit. So this year, give her something that will be as flexible and creative as her, with a Khala Cloth!

These re-usable wax wraps are a 3 in 1 replacement for plastic wrap, bags, and aluminum foil, capable of being twisted to cover leftovers or folded into pouches for snack time. In addition, Khala Cloths keep food fresh for 5-7 days longer than plastic wrap can and will last mom for a year of food storage needs.

Best yet, these wraps are easy to clean, easy to store, and compostable at the end of their useful life, meaning more kitchen space, less spent on groceries, and less waste overall. With a variety of prints and available in beeswax and vegan wax, Khala Cloths are the perfect gift for those moms carving a sustainable path for themselves and their kids.

Kitchen Stickin’™ Tape Dispenser

This kitchen tape dispenser helps reduce food waste and greenhouse gasses for only $19!

A new tape dispenser designed especially for the kitchen allows moms to use ordinary painter’s tape too quickly and conveniently to label and date foods in their refrigerators, seal bags in their pantries, and reduce food waste along with the harmful greenhouse gasses it produces.

Making it easier for homeowners to stay organized in the kitchen makes it easier for them to waste less food. Designed specifically for the kitchen, his Kitchen Stickin’™ Tape Dispenser is made to be mounted on a wall instead of kept in a drawer and holds a roll of painter’s tape marking pen always handy, yet up and out of the way.

Having immediate and convenient access to tape and a marking pen in the kitchen makes it easier for homeowners to curb their household’s food waste, save money, and do their part to fight climate change at the same time.”

Additionally, this product can help moms know what’s in their refrigerators and freezers at a glance (and if it’s still good to eat!) and keep their kitchen drawers uncluttered.

To further the goal of reducing food waste, a portion of every sale will go to Feeding America whose mission is to provide those in need with nutritious, wholesome food that would otherwise go wasted.

O-Yaki Ecoware

Now Mom can ditch single-use plastics and conveniently carry her own reusable water bottle, drinking cup, lunch box and utensils. The O-Yaki Ecoware line is made with natural wheat husk composite material. It is BPA-free and easily biodegradable.

Reversible Table Runner

Converted recycled water bottles into heat-resistant trivet table runners.  Perfect for Mother’s Day.  So often it is not the material gift we seek on mother’s day but the gift of joining together. Even if the whole family cannot be together having even those in your home to come together at the table for a meal is a gift! 

Jackie says, “There is something tender that touches the heart in the simplicity and specialness of sharing a meal together.  A shared meal binds people together like none other. As a Mom myself it is my greatest joy having family gathered around the table. I need nothing else. I am filled up – even before I eat!” 

This table runner makes meal time easy, roll it out… place your hot dishes straight onto it, easy to wipe up any meal time spills. Practical and stylish. Mealtime made easy.

It’s not just a table runner, it is a trivet as well. Place hot pots (up to 350°F) straight onto it and protect your countertop or table top. Rubber backed and made from natural nonporous material free of BPA, PVC, latex, phthalates and other harsh chemicals. Water based inks are used in printed designs.

The Table Runner is also reversible (giving 2 styles thus 2 table runners in one), waterproof and heat resistant.  Perfect for indoor or outdoor use. The Table Runner can be cut to size and people often use the runner as a desk mat (mouse easily glides over) or as a protection on side boards/hallway entrances. You can have this for $29.99 at Amazon.

De Novo™ Back-to-Basics Lint Brush with Wooden Handle

Say goodbye to sticky sheets that are not recyclable and say Hello to the De Novo™ Back-to-Basics Lint Brush with Wooden Handle.

 This is a zero-waste lint brush that is intended to last. Millions of plastic-coated sheets of sticky paper being tossed in the trash every year. The coating on single-use lint roller sheets is not recyclable, and neither is the plastic frame holding them.

Waterdrop Water Filter Pitcher

 As Mother’s Day is approaching, a water filter pitcher would be a nice gift option. The Waterdrop 5-cup water filter pitcher takes a 7-stage filter that could last for three months, effectively reduce harmful substances in tapping water, and improve water taste and odor of your home drinking water. With a pro-long lifespan of up to 3 months, the filter could provide fresh, tasting water to the whole family for an entire season.

Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle

Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle (also available on Amazon!) is the perfect fit. IIAB’s an all-natural wrinkle-releaser spray for clothing and home, with an eco-friendly, BPA-free, cruelty-free, Made in America breakthrough formula. It’s been featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and on Good Morning America, and makes the perfect CLEAN gift to help Mom stave off wrinkles for those zoom meetings or travel, without the drudgery of tedious ironing (talk about a great #momhack)!         

Saatva Beddings and Mattresses

Saatva is the non-bed-in-a-box DTC American mattress brand. They work with cradle-to-cradle suppliers to provide eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. and in certain cases Saatva is carbon positive, meaning they’ve taken out more CO2 from the atmosphere by the time your made-to-order mattress is made, because of the careful steps they take in the creation processes.

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The Saatva Pillow – a plush pillow that provides responsive head and neck support for deeper sleep and features a 3-layer construction with a Talalay latex core. Queen size starting at $145.

Neck pain is unfortunately all too common—which is why Saatva’s Latex Pillow makes a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. This award-winning pillow provides responsive head and neck support, thanks to its core of shredded Talalay latex, which is surrounded by a down-like micro-denier fiber inner pillow and wrapped in a 100% organic cotton cover.

Saatva Organic Percale Sheets

Saatva’s Percale Sheet Set – crisp, cool organic percale sheets with a luxurious, matte finish. Available in white, ivory, and grey. Queen size starting at $155.

The right sheets can totally transform the way Mom sleeps. Saatva’s sheets and pillowcases are made from GOTS-certified, 100% long-staple, eco-friendly organic cotton in a fine sateen or percale weave. The 300 (sateen) and 200 (percale) thread count ensure cool, breathable sleep, a must for the upcoming summer months. Sets (available in white, ivory, and grey) include a flat sheet, fitted sheet (with deep pockets to fit mattresses 10 to 15 inches high), and two pillowcases.

Organic Weighted Blanket

Saatva Organic Weighted Blanket, a plush quilted blanket for deeper, restful sleep. Available in graphite and taupe. Single/individual size starting at $295.

Science shows weighted blankets have a soothing, calming effect that promotes sleep—so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to promote our own weighted blanket. Mom will love snuggling up under our weighted blanket, which is made from soft and cozy organic-cotton velvet and features all-natural glass beads that provide gentle, even pressure. Available in taupe and graphite.

Valencia Bed Frame

Saatva’s Upholstered Beds, Valencia, (pictured here) Queen Size, starting at $1,595.

For the Mom that loves to travel, transform her bedroom into her favorite, faraway destination in Europe or Australia. Each Saatva bed features a fully upholstered back so it can be placed anywhere in the room. The beds are handcrafted with sustainably sourced hardwood that has been kiln-dried for extra durability. Designed with a contemporary platform base, they do not require the use of a foundation (making them an affordable option for any mattress [latex, memory foam, innerspring] option). It comes with complimentary white glove delivery and installation.

Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress

Saatva’s Latex Hybrid Mattress, healthier, more restorative sleep. Queen starting at $1,799.

Gift mom healthier, more restorative sleep with Saatva’s all-natural mattress. For moms who want the pressure-free support of natural Talalay latex (good for people with joint issues and certain chronic conditions) and the responsive feel of innersprings, Saatva’s Latex Hybrid mattress is the ideal option, made from organic and recycled materials that boast nontoxic as well as hypoallergenic properties. It comes with complimentary white glove delivery and installation along with mattress removal.

Bobobark by LaFlore Paris

The bobobark is a 3-in-1 convertible purse that can be worn as a backpack, a shoulder bag, or a tote/handbag. Laflore was founded on the principles of ethics and aesthetics, with the mission that no one should have to choose between style and sustainability — you should get both!

The cork skin (or cork leather) that bobobark is made from is harvested in a zero-waste cycle and actually encourages growth of the trees. We also work hard to reduce our own waste, not only by making a product that is truly built to last but also by fixing production materials rather than throwing out imperfect pieces and encouraging our customers to take great care of their bags through proper care.

The bobobark is a versatile, sustainable, and stylish 3-in-1 cork convertible purse that can be worn as a backpack, handbag, or shoulder bag. The outside is made from eco-friendly cork leather and the lining is organic cotton. Cork leather looks and feels similar to leather but is superiorly durable, much lighter, and even water-resistant. No matter your style, you’ll love this chic, classically French handbag. You can grab this for only $279.

MadeTerra Crossbody Handbags

Mom can always use a new stylish handbag. MadeTerra’s crossbody handbags are meticulously crafted from natural materials such as rattan and wicker, and by the hands of talented artisans in Vietnamese ancient trade villages. Featuring a boho chic vibe, they have a long leather strap so it can be worn over the shoulder or crossbody. Comes in various shapes including round, square or hexagon and different sizes (7-10 inches) and some come with a removable pom pom tassel.

Monaco Diaper Bag by Luli Bebé

The Monaco Diaper bag line, designed in Los Angeles, was created with function, and style, in mind. Available in two sizes—Monaco and Petit Monaco—the soft vegan faux leather texture is gorgeous and easy to care for. Worn as a backpack or a shoulder/cross body bag, with clips provided to attach to it to a stroller, this diaper bag is versatile and beautiful.

The central satin lined storage space is ringed by pockets for a total of nine storage spaces, to keep all of the baby’s things organized and easy to reach. The exterior design and elegant colors make this diaper bag look runway worthy, with shades of Ebony Black, Pearl White, Stone Grey, Pastel Pink, Latte Brown and Caramel.

The Monaco Diaper Bag is the perfect gift this Mother’s Day for the new mom who will appreciate the subtle and elegant design that is practical and gorgeous, all at once.

Monaco Travel Bag by Luli Bebé

A little getaway is just what every woman needs to re-energize after this difficult last year. Travel in style with the all-new Monaco Travel Bag! Designed in Los Angeles, the Monaco Travel Bag is crafted with premium faux vegan leather and also features a distinctive quilted texture front pouch with classic gold finish enameling. Ideal for traveling domestically and abroad, this chic bag offers storage compartments for everything from clothing to toiletries and electronics for $219 and comes in pastel pink, stone grey, pearl white, latte brown, and ebony black.

Organic Cotton Sweat Towels by Aurora Athletica

Environmentally friendly, Antibacterial, Organic Cotton sweat towels on Amazon USA. They are infused with Silver which prohibits the growth and spread of bacteria, keeping the towels fresh for longer and reducing the need to wash after every use.

They make the perfect Mother’s day gift for any “Fit Mom” who likes to exercise and is conscious of hygiene and the environment.

I believe they would be of particular interest to your audience for the following reasons:

  1. They are made from 100% Organic Cotton and processed according to strict organic processing standards
  2. The silver used in the towels is made using 100% recycled silver from discarded photography equipment
  3. The towels require less washing than normal towels saving water and energy (Washing and drying account for two thirds of the environmental impact of a textile)

KEVA Style Jewelry

This jewelry collection is zero waste. The Cactus collection is vegan, organic, animal friendly and sustainable. It is USA and PETA certified. Made of Nopal cactus, also known as prickly pear, grown on an organic ranch in Mexico.  Mature leaves are cut & dried for 3 days in the sun. No additional energy used. Creating goods that are tough and durable. KEVA is the first brand to bring this technology to the jewelry market.

Isabelle Grace Jewelry

 These stylish jewelry designs make a great Mother’s Day gift that she will love and make her feel good year-round. Each piece is intentionally and individually crafted by hand in the USA and made of sustainable, recyclable materials. Isabelle Grace was created by Claudia Montez, mom of two daughters, who also inspired the name of her brand.

Mother of Pearl Initial Necklace

Mother of Pearl Initial Necklace

The shimmeriest little pearl initial you ever did see!  A dainty hand carved mother of pearl initial is wired onto your choice of sterling silver or 14kt gold or rose gold fill chain. 

This gorgeously simple necklace looks great on its own but we love it even more in layered looks. Create stunning styles with simple layers and a modern sophisticated initial necklace.  It’s the perfect gift for the gal who has everything. 

Forever Personalized Cuff

Forever Personalized Cuff

Forever Personalized Cuff is just that, made to last and meant to be worn forever. High-quality sterling silver or 14kt gold ensures that this piece is meant to be loved.  Gold fill jewelry doesn’t tarnish and can be exposed to water.  Looks gorgeous worn alone our layer it with other favorites. This gorgeous cuff is hand crafted, custom created just for her.  Personalize it with whatever means the most to mom, her babies’ names, birthdates, or a motivational saying.

Personalized Stacking Ring

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Mom, keep your little loves close with their names and dates beautifully hand stamped on these stylish stacking rings. Other available options for personalization include heart, star, compass star, or cross. Available in gold, silver, and rose gold finishes.

Eco-Friendly Mommy-And-Me Clothing From Mila Christina 

Haleigh Whisted says, “Our brand ethically and sustainably sources pure cashmere fibers from Inner Mongolia to create matching bodysuit sweaters and shirts for moms and young children. We are also a part of the sustainable packaging coalition, where we create our packaging using recycled materials.” 

Moms love receiving luxe gifts and deserve the best for Mother’s day. Lightweight spring knits and mommy-and-me outfits are also currently on-trend, making these matching cashmere bodysuits perfect for a Mother’s day gift.

Hemp Bikini by WAMA Underwear

The leading sustainable hemp underwear brand providing customers with a unique feel of comfort, breathability, and antibacterial properties. With perfection stitched into each pair, your experience wearing Wama Underwear will be nothing short of amazing!

WAMA Underwear specially designed this Bikini underwear to flatter any shape. Just enough cheekiness for every day wears with zero slippage so you’ll stay comfortable no matter what your day holds. This soft and durable hemp bikini is so breathable, you might just forget you’re wearing panties!

Composed of 53% hemp, 44% organic cotton, and 3% spandex, this is a naturally comfortable bikini to make you feel good no matter what you do.

INTIMINA’s Mama’s Assistant bundle

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of self-care with INTIMINA’s Mama’s Assistant bundle! The Mama’s Assistant bundle is everything you need after giving birth. Lily Cup as a reliable period solution, KegelSmart for pelvic floor strength, Feminine Moisturizer, and Intimate Accessory Cleaner to keep everything smooth and clean. Best of all, free shipping! Additionally, Mom will find out how much menstrual waste she produces with the Greentiminia Waste Calculator.  You can have this for $ 109.80 at itimina.com.

Body Care Products by Moment Beauty

Moment Beauty, a company founded by Maya Stephens, specializis in handmade, all natural body-care products. With each purchase, Moment Beauty includes a self-love affirmation card that encourages our customers to remind themselves of their personal power. Self-care is so important and Moment Beauty allows consumers to take a moment for themselves and give themselves some love.

Energizing Coffee Scrub

For the Multi-Task Mom: Our Energizing Coffee Scrub is the perfect gift for moms that have ten things to do at once. The coffee scrub is a perfect addition to the busy beauty’s shower routine, that’ll help give her a little kick start to her day! In addition to this, the caffeine in the scrub helps increase blood circulation in the body, which revitalizes the skin and will leave your multi-tasking mom smooth & radiant!

Champagne Sunset Beauty Butter

For the Luxurious Mom: For the moms who can pass as our sisters and are proud of it, our  Moisturizing Brown Sugar Scrub + Champagne Sunset Beauty Butter is the perfect gift for them! Each jar of our Moisturizing Brown Sugar Scrub is filled with layers of rich brown sugar, 3 hydrating oils and vitamin E that leaves a luxurious luster. Combined with the rose gold tint from our Champagne Sunset Beauty Butter, your luxe beauty will be brilliantly beaming.

be.bare bars

Break free from plastic, starting with the switch from liquid shampoo to shampoo bars. be.bare offers a wide range of plastic-free, natural hair care for all hair types. They are cruelty-free, vegan, handmade shampoo and conditioner bars that come in biodegradable and recyclable packaging.

ORRIS Artisanal Botanical Soaps

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Mothers should not be only focusing on their children. They deserve to live their selves even they get busy with their children. Try this Skincare with the brand of ORRIS! They hand make artisanal botanical soaps that are inspired by the healing powers of Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda. Their ethos uses only the highest quality plant-derived ingredients from creating beautiful sensorial cleansing products that are gentle enough even for those with eczema or psoriasis. All our products are zero waste; the packaging is 100% recyclable. We currently have a collection of 4 different soaps, each addressing various skin issues.

Postal Petals

This was founded in Spring/Summer 2020 by Talia Boone when she needed fresh, high-quality flowers to arrange during the global pandemic. After not finding suitable options, she recognized a hole in the marketplace that she could fill. Postal Petals operates much like a farm-to-table produce box service, shipping hand-picked boxes of fresh, seasonal flowers from one of our nearly 20 domestic, eco-friendly farm partners.

Postal Petals offers three box sizes, each including between six to 15 bundles of fresh flowers for clients to design and arrange as they wish. Boxes range in price from the $89 Beanie Box to the $179 Biggie Box and are available as either a one-time purchase or as a regular delivery service with one of our subscription options. Each box arrives within 36 hours of harvest, ensuring a longer shelf life.

Literary Blooms

Show Mom how much she is loved with flowers that will last forever. Literary Blooms handmakes beautiful roses from the pages of your favorite classic books. Created by a mother-daughter duo who takes pride in upcycling books that can no longer be donated or sold due to condition, every flower is hand-cut and shaped with a green leafy stem attached. Bestsellers include Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Agatha Christie, Anne of Green Gables, Sherlock Holmes, and Shakespeare.

3D Bouquet Pop-Up Card

3D Flower Bouquet Pop Up Card

As to Eden Cheng, it will be the best DIY gift for mother’s day. It is a top-notch and mostly creative keepsake gift to send incredible wishes and greetings to your mom. These floral box cards contain flowers to relish all year long, and the cards are scintillating and stay amazing for more years to come. The double-sided printing on the eco-friendly cardstock provides a charm to everyone’s eyes. It measures 6.7” high * 6.3” wide when folded flat.

Gifts of Experience

Experience gifts are a wonderful way to flow back Mom in a way that pampers her, refreshes her, and awakens her sense of experience, creativity, and fun freshly. You can try these gifts of experience for your mothers:

The “Thank You, Mama” Podcast

This podcast is not only celebrating mothers. It’s also a weekly trip around the world – and sometimes into history. The listeners say it helped them feel less isolated during the pandemic. It’s a beautiful zero waste (and free) token of appreciation for our mothers.

According to Ana Tajder, MBA   Author/Journalist/Podcaster, in “Thank You, Mama,” she interviewed women from around the world about the most important lessons they have learned from their mothers. Her guests are CEOs, professors, stay-at-home moms, scientists, and Hollywood actresses from 40 different countries such as the USA, Nepal, Tanzania, Mexico, Morocco, Trinidad, Burma, and Hungary.

In their conversations, they talk about our mother’s lives and the lessons they taught their daughters, and important issues such as women’s rights, racism, immigration, arranged marriages, addiction, sex education, and battling cancer. The podcast has won two international awards. Her audience consists of women from 70 countries.

You can access the podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Boating with GetMyBoat    

This idea is perfect for those mothers who enjoy an adventure. Boating is an excellent choice for Mother’s Day celebrations. You can enjoy a brunch on board, relax in the sunshine, cruise around your own city and stay “socially distanced” on a boat instead of packing into a restaurant.

Book at GetMyBoat, the #1 boating experience marketplace with a mobile app. Their mission is to make the joys of boating more accessible to everyone, by offering a wide range of boats at different price points, as well as offering captained charters for users who do not have boating experience.

Experience-based gifts are fantastic for Moms who are hard to shop for or for the minimalist, adventure-loving moms. They are so many heart-warming stories this past year of families getting together for the first time in ages on a boat and sharing moments outside in the fresh air.

Virtual Get-together

The most memorable gift you can give your mother this year, especially a faraway mother, is a virtual get-together. You can plan a visit via Zoom, Google Meet or Facetime. You can visit with mom, by yourself or include your whole family. What’s great about a virtual gathering is that participants can join from all over the world to make a special visit mom will never forget.

To invite mom to the event, choose an electronic invitation that you can send via email or text message. Choose from one of Sendo’s gorgeous Mother’s Day Invitations. It’s easy to add a link to your virtual gathering directly in the invitation and the service is free to use! You can even upload one of Mom’s favorite songs and her photo to your invitation for a personal touch.

A virtual invitation and a virtual meeting is a great option for Mother’s Day 2021. It is a zero waste and zero-cost option! In recent weeks, we have seen more and more people switch their planned physical events to virtual gatherings. This Mother’s Day, I am certain, will be no exception.

VidDay

A unique zero waste gift idea, a workaround to bring the family spirit to life: VidDay. These personalised video gifts allow users to easily collect video messages and photos to create the best celebration video, all in one place.

VidDay is all done online, and they plant a tree for every video bought too! The ultimate No delivery, zero emission, zero waste gift. From snippets of video to image montages of the kids growing up, VidDay lets you create a meaningful message that’s right from the heart. They’ve created themed video templates to help users create something special, with Mother’s Day templates now live!

Singstagram

Want a bespoke, timeless & unforgettable gift for the mom who has everything and only wants to feel how much you love and care for them? Book a Singstagram – a musically great Zero Waste gift.

More personal than a Cameo, a SINGSTAGRAM  is a famous song that’s been lovingly personalized to celebrate your mom’s life story. Delivered directly to her phone as a sharable music video, this is a unique mother’s day gift for a celebration that truly lasts forever.

Jazz singer Adam James offers 3 options priced between: $250 to $99.

Virtual Broadway

This has an amazing and unique gift for moms this year that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. For Mother’s Day, Virtual Broadway founder, Margaret Skoglund, created THIS VIDEO for her mom, a healthcare exec who starred in God spell and Oliver as a teenager. Several corporate clients asked Margaret to create something similar for their moms, so Virtual Broadway is offering a *limited* number of these custom videos performed by Broadway talent (including some Tony nominees) for just $250. Includes personalized intro, lyrics, & photos.

Virtual Broadway, a female-owned business, provides custom engagement experiences to some of the world’s largest companies. Virtual Broadway was created in response to the COVD related Broadway shutdown. We are doing our part to bring arts to the virtual world and keeping the theater community working through the pandemic.

Online Baby Nutrition Course

Here’s one of the most helpful guides for new moms: an online baby nutrition course that’s delivered one-to-one!

As we still trudge through the pandemic, this is such a wonderful gift that can easily be paid for and redeemed online worldwide. Moreover, as a new mom, it can be so confusing what a baby can eat at each stage. There is so much information they need to know, especially if they plan to cook themselves. Little Melly’s 2-hour course is designed to provide every detail they’ll ever need to know as well as answer all their questions. Here’s a plus: the course can be provided fully in fluent English or fluent Arabic!

A baby’s nutrition is so important to their development, and it sets the tone for the rest of their life. During a child’s first two years of life, 80% of their brain is developed! So they must be nourished well.

Omflow Yoga Class

This Mother’s Day, give moms the gift of experience in an online, fully live yoga class that helps them unwind.

Moms are notorious for putting others in the family above their own needs, often forgoing their self-care time to take care of others. This Mother’s Day, give mothers an Omflow practice to help them destress and take care of themselves mentally and physically.

Omflow is an online, fully live yoga studio with teachers in 9 countries and counting. The international teacher-based means there’s always a *live* class available no matter how inconsistent and unconventional mom’s schedule is.

Omflow offers classes in different yoga styles and expertise levels–they even have mediation classes (for all that we put the moms in our lives through).

All you need is a laptop or phone and internet connection! Classes are sold individually, in packs, or as a gift card which is perfect for gifting.

Conclusion

Sustainability can and should be part of celebrating Mother’s Day. Whether you buy gifts or DIY them, it will be extra meaningful when it doesn’t create waste but produce memories to be cherished forever.

If you buy from Eco Passion, for instance, you will also receive a ‘seed card’ so you can plant some flowers as well!

Sarah Spencer, Founder and Director of Eco Passion says, “One of the best types of zero waste gifts is to spend time together at an event. At the moment, we realize theatre visits or shows are not really an option, but there are some galleries open, so have a look around in your area. Alternatively, you could arrange a class together like pottery, painting, yoga, etc. In addition, some lovely outdoor classes are running until restrictions are lifted, so again have a look in your local area and support local business.”

Love Mother Earth every day by choosing zero waste items and activities for your routines and share the love of sustainable living through zero waste gifts!

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