With three kids, Mother’s Day is a big day for DIY in our home. I’ve received everything from heartfelt homemade cards to a rock song written in my honor. But when it comes to buying gifts, I look for fair trade and sustainably made products. I discovered these gorgeous gifts on Earth911’s YouChange marketplace. Because a celebration of love for your mother should include a nod to Mother Earth! When it comes to buying gifts, I look for fair trade and sustainably made. Because a Mother’s Day Gift Guide should include a nod to Mother Earth, right? My kids always want to give me breakfast in bed, but the problem is I get up before all of them. What might make me stay in bed a little longer? The thought of my favorite organic cereal served on this upcycled serving platter, made from a reclaimed pallet. ($70)
I love the vaguely 1970s design of this winged heart necklace, crafted from recycled metals. I would wear this every day—especially when the work/life balance gets challenging, it’s a great reminder to remain lighthearted. ($40)
Especially when visiting heavily air conditioned places like New Orleans, where this wrap was designed, I always have a large square of some sort of lightweight fabric folded up in my purse. This gorgeous, fair-trade made wrap could go from shoulders to hips to beach blanket in a pinch. ($34)
Hand-stamped with azo-free dyes in India, the beautiful lime-green fabric of this fair-trade made dress is so perfect with the purple piping. Plus, it has pockets, which are essential for moms. I would wear this over a swimsuit—or with heels on a date night. ($59)
What are you doing for Mother’s Day? Are environmentally conscious gifts on your list to give—or get? Tell me about it in comments below!