Gifts for mom

Your Mother’s Day shopping guide: Eco-friendly gifts

May 4, 2021 | 3min read

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and now is the time to plan the perfect gift for Mom. You may be looking for something unique and memorable, but we urge you to think about the environment and look for something sustainable. 

Here are some gift ideas to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable without compromising your environmental impact

Sustainable flower delivery for Mother’s Day

A flower delivery is classic and among the most popular gifts on Mother’s Day. However, conventional flower deliveries come with many environmental offenses. Large flower farms use excessive water, unhealthy pesticides, and unnecessary packaging that is often not recyclable. The last thing you want to give Mom on her special day is a bouquet of pesticides, wrapped in plastic that will just end up in a landfill. Ordering delivery online may be convenient to you, but large delivery services have to ship their flowers on planes and trucks to get them to Mom in time, increasing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel use. 

This doesn’t mean you have to forego flower delivery, but look for a more eco-friendly alternative. Many flower companies are adopting greener practices, such as organic blooms, plastic-free bouquets, and fair trade sourcing. Instead of ordering flowers from a large online company, look for local flower shops. They usually source their blooms locally and local delivery means a small environmental impact. Even better, deliver the blooms yourself for the personal touch!

Eco-friendly gadgets to save the Earth 

Give your mom some fun gadgets that help fight climate change and could save her some money. A smart thermostat is a great investment for Mom’s home. Bonus points if you offer to install it yourself! If she commutes to work or loves the outdoors, we suggest a solar-powered backpack to keep her phone charged on her adventures. Brighten up her day with a solar powered speaker, and curate her a custom playlist to dance to. Celebrate both Mom and Mother Earth on this special day*. 

Do it yourself (DIY) or Upcycled gifts

Remember how excited Mom was when you would give her a handmade card when you were young? There is no reason you can’t go back to simpler, more creative times. By going the DIY route, you avoid plastic packaging and excessive waste. You can upcycle items around your home instead of sending them to the landfill. 

Think about current hobbies or skills you have that can help you craft the perfect gift. Try making a homemade card, decorating a framed family photo, or upcycling a flower pot. Take a look at what materials you already have at home and look online for inspiration. Even if you keep your DIY gift simple, Mom will surely appreciate the love that went into making it! 

Donate to an environmental cause

If Mom is passionate about the environment and saving the Earth, she may appreciate you giving back in honor of Mother’s Day. There are many environmental non-profits you can donate to. If Mom loves animals, you can donate to a charity that helps preserve wildlife. If she is an outdoor enthusiast, you can donate to a nature conservancy. Freedom Forever recently donated 1,000 trees through the Canopy Project. Donating trees in honor of Mom may be a great alternative to flowers this Mother’s Day. 

Happy Mother’s Day from Freedom Forever!

Freedom Forever is excited to celebrate all mothers in the nation this Mother’s Day. We appreciate all the work they do for our planet and loved ones. Whether you decide to gift Mom some flowers or an eco-friendly gadget, she will surely appreciate the gesture. Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours!

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*The information contained herein is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be, and should not be, construed as an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any products referenced herein.