Five Thoughtful Eco Gifts for Mom
Five Thoughtful Eco Gifts for Mom
ElegantRoots.com, a gift boutique offering design-forward creations promoting social justice and eco-consciousness, offers five thoughtful ideas for gifts for mom.
Finding just the right gift for Mom can be tricky. How can you express “I love you,” “Thank you,” and “Sorry about my high school years” — all in one item she’ll treasure? Here are five gifts made with joy, love and care, and are as gentle to the earth as they are beautiful and unique — all characteristics you associate with your mom. These Mother’s Day selections support women’s collectives, artists, and fair trade, so they’re a gift to Mother Earth too.
All Elegant Roots gifts come beautifully packaged using organic and recycled gift wraps, free of charge, straight from the eco-friendly facilities who partner with us.
GOAT'S BEARD SEED ORBS by Seed Shaman
Seed Orbs allow a stunning glimpse into a secret of nature. Artist Richard Solomon, the "Seed Shaman," hand-harvests seed pods from the “goat's beard” plant and allows them to bloom in American-made glass globes. All vary in size, color, and number of seeds. Your Seed Orb can be placed atop glasses or grouped in glass bowls. Attach the hanging-cap and create a stunning ornament for the holidays or every day. This will delight all plant or nature lovers, gardeners, or anyone else who appreciates uniquely beautiful home accessories.
CIRCLES FROM AVENUE GREEN COLLECTION by C5
If your mom is classic, elegant, smart and one-of-a-kind, she’ll love Avenue Green’s “Circles” collection. Each piece is handmade in Bali from 100 percent reclaimed sterling silver, weaving design surprises into sleek and simple modern lines. These pieces are inspired by NYC’s South Bronx neighborhood, where multicultural urban living meets the natural beauty of the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
HANDMADE ETHIOPIAN TOTE BAGS by Creative Women
These totes may look beautiful (and they are). but don’t be fooled — they’re durable and functional, as they’re crafted with green materials including an Egyptian cotton/rayon textile woven for strength and luster. Mom can use it a purse, exercise tote, knitting/ crafts bag, reuseable shopping bag, or in any other way that suits her lifestyle. These chic bags are crafted with care by Creative Women, a fair-trade women’s artisan collective in Ethiopia that gives its members rare opportunities for economic independence. Your mom’s gift will support other mothers and grandmothers in places of the world where good jobs are scarce.
KAKADOO JEWELRY by Dori Csengeri
Dori Csengeri's vibrant jewelry is as bold and beautiful as the women who wear it, and has been showcased in Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire and In Style. A gift from the Kakadoo Collection is equally appropriate for lively moms who command attention, or understated moms who want to add a pop of color to basic black. Designer Dori Csengeri produces this stunning line in Israel with other talented artists, using eco- conscious materials — gifts created for amazing women by amazing women.
NATURAL TRANQUILITY SPA SET by Sonoma Lavender
What better gift for Mom than refreshment and relaxation for a sore back, knotted neck or tired feet? Organic cotton booties and a body heatwrap come with organic lavender-and-flaxseed inserts, and are microwaveable for instant warmth. Mom will feel the tension drain away when she applies scented, aromatherapeutic heat at the end of a tiring day. Lavender is a universally appealing fragrance, and this Natural Lavender Footbalm is made with organic lavender from a Sonoma County, California family farm.
An item made with joy, by talented artisans, infuses love into your Mother's Day gift. We can't think of anything more appropriate for Mom.