Zoe&Zac Payless Flats
When my mom saw these on my feet last week she told me she loved them and then reminded me that Mother's Day was coming up. I'm passing her subtle hint on to you. If you have a mom that loves comfort and style and eco-friendly materials on her feet these are the shoes for her. Summer Rayne Oakes, one of our Heart of Green Award winners, designed the Zoe&Zac for Payless line. All of the shoes in the line are under $30, and these come in at $24.99. Find a Payless store near you.
Pretty in Pink Calla Lilies
Plant a Garden with Mom
Whether your mom is an avid gardener or she's been only recently inspired by the Obamas to start a garden of her own, we're sure she'd love your help out in the backyard this Mother's Day. Pick up seedlings from your local farmers' market or nursery and give them to Mom, but the real gift here is the time you'll spend together planting. Need gardening advice? Try our 9 Easy Steps for Organic Gardening.
Smart Glass Jewelry
Smart Glass Jewelry designers have found a way to make gorgeous unique jewelry from recycled glass bottles. The large charm necklace shown here is $248, but their Website offers a variety of other options at different price ranges. No time to order online? Find a local store that sells Smart Glass Jewelry.
Leakey Collection Zulugrass Jewelry
This beautiful and durable (think moms with small children) jewelry is created by Kenyan men and women paid fair wages for their creations. The pieces in this collection are made from environmentally sustainable materials. This bracelet is available from The Leakey Collection for $29.95.
Recycled Cotton Yarn
If you have a mom who loves to knit, get her started on your winter sweater in eco-syle with recycled cotton yarn from Lion Brand Yarn, $4.49 for a spool. This yarn is spun from fabric pieces, discarded when producing T-shirts, that would otherwise be wasted. Don't want a sweater this year? Give Mom some inspiration from our Extraordinary Knit Designs.
The farmers' market isn't just for produce, around this time of year many markets carry local flowers and even plants. Market flowers and plants make a perfect (and procrastination-friendly) gift for mom. If your market doesn't carry flowers try a Whole Foods Market; many carry local flowers.
Wellbeing Starter Kit in Divine Calm
We don't know a mom who couldn't use more calm moments in her life. This kit from The Body Shop comes with a small twin ball massager, as well as shower gel, body lotion and massage oil scented with calming French lavender. Kits also available in Total Energy, Deep Sleep and Pure Detox, for the mom who is feeling tired or in need of a deep-skin cleansing.