On Sunday, May 8, 2022, is Mother’s Day, and this is my first Mother’s Day as a Mother. I have been blessed with the most beautiful and precious gift of all, a baby girl whose smile lights up my world. She is about 6.5 months old, so I have only been a mother for 6.5 months now. They have been the most unique, frustrating and fulfilling 6.5 months. Previous to this Mother’s Day, I would usually buy my mom flowers and make her breakfast to show my appreciation for all she has done, but I never really knew the extent and hard work that goes into being a mother.
This year I know better and have a whole different appreciation for my Mom, who raised four (somewhat) normal kids without much help from family because they lived in a foreign country. But no matter where we are from, where we live or what we do, we all have mothers, and they are the best things in this world. They root for us when no one else believes in us, they make our favourite foods when we need a lift, at a slightly urgent call of ‘Mom” she comes running without a moment’s hesitation, she has many sleepless nights when we are babies and some when we are older and stays out late at night. Yet, she always forgives us and kisses our boo-boos better no matter what age we may be. A mother’s love is like no other and the single most beautiful and heart-wrenching thing. So for the Mom who gave you life and has made it her goal to make it unique, don’t you think she deserves a bit of pampering? The answer is obviously YES!
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
This Mother’s Day, let’s show her how much we appreciate her! We’ve compiled 10 of our best eco-friendly ideas to show Mom how special we think she is.
Here Are the 10 Best Eco-friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Walk Down Memory Lane
Do you know what a mom really wants? To know that she is appreciated, in the big things they do, especially in the little everyday things she does for you. So make her a card, and mention all the little things she ever did for you and how much it meant and made your life better. Knowing that you remember and appreciate her efforts will melt any mother’s heart after all these years.
2. Set Up an At-home Spa Experience
Who doesn’t love an opportunity to relax, unwind and indulge? So give Mom the gift of an at-home spa to take some time for herself, even if she only has an hour to spare. Draw up a bath and put it together with some candles, a fragrant bath bomb ( The Comforter Bubble Bar from Lush is pretty impressive), a great book – and most importantly, give her some uninterrupted privacy!
3. Make Her Home Sparkle as a Mother’s Day Gift
Since we were born, moms have been cleaning after us, as most of our mothers love to tell us! Thank her for cleaning the house from top to bottom for all she does. Use natural and organic aromatherapy products to help you get it done in an environmentally-friendly way! A few simple ingredients and those floors, counters, and mirrors will be shining in no time while Mom puts her feet up and enjoys some much-needed rest.
4. Give Her an Experience
Moms don’t always want material objects. Instead, think about an experience-driven gift: search out a fun class that you and Mom can do for a day or get tickets to a good show, an online subscription, a movie, and dinner? Spend quality time doing something your Mom has always wanted to do but never had the time for. There are two gifts in one, quality time and quality gift.
5. Picture Perfect Moments
Put together a scrapbook just for Mom. Get all those picture-perfect moments or the not-so-perfect ones and put them all together for Mom. We found one that we love from A Beautiful Photo Album Scrapbook with a step-by-step guide to creating a fantastic, personalized gift using recycled materials and your favourite photos.
6. Make Her Feel Beautiful
Moms are usually the first to wake and last to bed and don’t always have time to pamper themselves and put makeup on. Make her feel beautiful by first telling her that she is and getting her Cosmetics & Personal Care Items. She deserves the best, so get her organic to make up biodegradable, natural, eco-friendly, animal-friendly and chemical-free. She’s always looking out for us; now it’s our turn!
7. Plant Her a Tree
Our mothers are our roots, they ground us, but they also let us grow and reach great heights. Let her know how special she is by planting a tree to celebrate her. By planting a tree in her Honor, you can celebrate her while giving the gift of life, caring about the environment, and replanting forests for a better future.
8. Tea and Coffee Are an Excellent Mother’s Day Gift
Mom definitely needs their caffeine to function in the morning and throughout the day; how do you think she deals with you? You can arrange a few different flavours, maybe with a specialized mug, to make the perfect gift. Design your gift basket with organic and locally made chocolate, jam, biscuits or honey. We have a vast selection of herbal teas and coffees. Make sure you have a look.
9. Get Her Some Bling!
Mom’s definitely like their bling, especially if it is meaningful and thought out. Buy locally and handmade jewelry for that extra special touch. You can get her a mom-and-child bracelet that is personalized. Engrave your name so that you are always with her, or “I love you” so that she always feels your love.
10. Let Her Choose the Mother’s Day Gift
It’s Mom’s special day: let her decide how she wants to spend it! Reserve the day and let her know you’re ready to do anything she wants to do – and if all she wants is to spend time with you, have a backup plan like brunch, a hike or family dinner to have some quality time together.
Every Mother’s Day, my Mom likes to point out that Mother’s Day is not one day, but it is every day because we are her gifts, and I feel the same way about my baby girl. But it is nice to be appreciated, and you shouldn’t wait until Mother’s Day to tell your Mom how much you love and appreciate her. Make sure you tell her every day!
For moms reading this and would like their husbands or children to do these things, just share our page with them as a hint!
Comment below and let us know how much your Mom means to you! And how you will make her feel special on Mother’s Day!