Okay…I think these 5 gift ideas are awesome for Mother’s Day gifts. Some are green, some not, but I would be super happy to receive any of these. <Ray are you reading this?> You might want to use the ‘Share This’ link at the bottom of this article and forward to your guy! 🙂 Or any daddies visiting…read on!
No cut flowers. Come on guys….move away from the pesticide ridden bouquets of flowers that just require work on our behalf. I have 4 children…I don’t want to have to feed or water anything else. If the mommy in your life enjoys flowers or gardening, why not buy her a tree or bush that flowers at this time every year. She will always remember your thoughtfulness when the buds begin to bloom. The Magnolia and Cherry Blossom trees are so amazing this time of year! Beautify your yard and the planet with this gift!
Ebay gift certificate. Do you have a mom in your life that is too busy to shop? Maybe has 4 young children that render her house-bound <Ray, are you reading?> ha ha… but seriously. Some of us love to shop, but just aren’t able to get to the malls anymore. Ebay has gift certificates, so the mom you are buying for can have anything she wants. I would have listed Etsy for this gift certificate idea, but they don’t offer this service yet. The next best thing to Etsy is Ebay so there you go!
Canvas tote filled with ‘green’ treasures. There are some amazing reusable tote bags out there. They are trendy, cute, and great for the environment! You can throw in some fillers like: a yoga mat/yoga gift certificate, organic tee, Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle, gardening gloves/equipment, gift certificates to a favorite store/spa/restaurant. Any of these ‘filler’ goodies are icing on the cake after receiving the adorable new tote!
Lululemon gift certificate. You know the reason all young children will grab onto any pair of black lulu pants…it’s because the decal works as a beacon for moms and children. My kids just look for that symbol and start to leg clutch! Why? ALL Mom’s LOVE lululemon! They might not like the prices, but you can’t beat that magical place where they hit your abdomen and make you look slimer and suck everything in. I have cheap black yoga pants that never get worn, now that I have my lulus. Just to make it easier for you…call their 1-800 number and mail the gift certificate to your house: 1-877-263-9300.
Family Jewlery! I’ve written about this in a past article, but I can’t think of anything more meaningful, affordable, and simply lovely as having a unique piece of jewelry with the names of your children to wear proudly on your body. One talented artist, Jane Eskuri, features her wonderful family necklaces on her website. Order this suggestion soon, as Mother’s Day will be here in no time.
I hope these ideas help you or inspire your own. I know that most busy moms are happy to be adorned with hugs and kisses on Mother’s Day….anything else is a bonus.