A guide for an eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift

As Mother’s Day nears, some of us may still be looking for the perfect gift to give. For those of us still searching for a gift, why not consider a present that has less of an impact on the environment? There are many different options for making your present be the perfect eco-friendly gift. Our friends at Carroll Garden’s Patch collaborated with Waste Management and together they have come up with a perfect list of eco-responsible presents for that special woman in your life.

Here’s what they came up with:

• Wrap gifts in recycled or reused wrapping paper. Also remember to save or recycle used wrapping paper.

• Give gifts that don’t require much packaging, such as concert tickets and gift certificates.

• When giving flowers as gifts, consider buying long-lasting silk flowers, potted plants, or live bushes, shrubs or tress that can be planted.

• Bake cookies or other goodies for your mom and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts. Homemade goodies show how much you care and help you avoid packaging waste.

So, while thinking of gifts for this Mother’s Day, remember that there are plenty of eco-friendly gifts to give.

We also found this great blog, Health Voyageur, that has even more green ideas for Mother’s Day gifts!

Source: Carroll Garden’s Patch