Countdown to Mother's Day 2008: Mother's Day Gift Guide For the Eco-Conscious Mommy

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the crunch is on to find the perfect gift. Of course, mom says that all she wants is a homemade card and maybe some breakfast in bed. But we know that even the most selfless mother (and aren’t they all?!) wants and deserves a little pampering.

If you’re stuck for the perfect gift idea, starting today we’ll be highlighting Mother’s Day gift suggestions. So whether you’re the husband, parent, child or best friend of a new, veteran or expecting mommy, you’ll find the perfect gift (in a variety of price ranges) in our Guide to Mother’s Day Gifts.

For the Eco-Conscious Mommy
Your mom may be green, but that doesn’t mean she can’t love brown – chocolate, that is! Equita, a division of Oxfam, sells the perfect guilt-free chocolate. It’s Certified Fair Trade, bought directly from local cocoa co-operatives for a fair price, and comes in a range of mouth-watering flavors. Our favorite: Belgian dark chocolate with organic Earl Gray tea nibs. Equita also sells fair-tree coffee, tea, rice and more. Gift baskets with chocolate and other free-trade products are available.

When the eco-mama in your life runs out to the store, she probably brings along her own cloth grocery bags. Now she can shed those boring off-white canvas bags in favor of something a bit more eye-catching: b. happybags. These ultra-hip, retro-patterned bags are made in the USA. Each bag holds as much as a standard paper grocery bag, with handles long enough to fit comfortably over mom’s shoulder. We especially love the brown and light dottie pattern. Cute and conscientious – now that’s a winning combination! $19.95/each.

Check back each day for more Mother’s Day Gift suggestions (or you can cheat and check out our whole gift guide here).



One Response to “Countdown to Mother's Day 2008: Mother's Day Gift Guide For the Eco-Conscious Mommy”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    I love that dottie bag — thanks for featuring it. I’m definitely forwarding that one to my husband!

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