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Green Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just a few weeks away!  I wanted to give some green gift ideas to our readers from a fellow eco-minded mom.  (Me!)  I would also love to hear your suggestions!

For the coffee-drinking mom:

Buy a membership to a coffee CSA through CoffeeCSA.org.   Coffee CSA is 100% owned and controlled by the farmers that they feature! Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to get involved with the farms.  You can even pay to plant a tree on a small coffee farm as an extra gift!  The coffee is organic, fair trade certified, and all proceeds go directly to the farmer! The best part?  The coffee will arrive at mom's doorstep via UPS.

For the soda-drinking mom:

Help her green her soda drinking habits with a SodaStream!  You can pick up the machine and the syrups at Bed Bath and Beyond.

The mom who needs a break:

Maybe your mom needs a nice bubble bath.  How about some of my favorite bubble bath from Every Day Shea, a bottle of eco-friendly wine, and some reading material?

The working mom:

I love this eco-friendly laptop bag from Keen.  

For the mom of little kids:

You really can't beat artwork from a young child.  In my opinion, it's about as good as it gets and it's straight from the heart!  Here are tons of cute craft ideas made from recycled materials.  I also love recycling crayons to make candles!

For the clean-freak mom:

Definitely The Little Cleaning Box!  It comes with a variety of cleaning product samples in a cute decorated box.  And, it's the gift that keeps on giving - every 90 days, a new box comes!

For the mom with a green thumb:

I've had two Mother's Days so far, and my husband and son got me rose bushes for both of them.  I love them and I'm reminded of Mother's Day each time I pass them in the yard.  Seedlings are another nice idea, especially since by Mother's Day, it's safe to plant things in most of the country.  

For the mom who has everything:

Give the gift of membership!  Buy Mom a membership to the NWF, Sierra Club, or her favorite environmental organization.   For something a bit more hands-on, look for memberships for state parks, local audubon societies, or local museums, zoos, or aquariums that support environmental initiatives and education.