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Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.

First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental offer of free shipping both ways, sign your mom up for a membership at Book Swim. This is an online rental library service that stocks the latest bestsellers and new releases. If mom is a slow reader, no worries; Book Swim has no late fees.

Does Mom enjoy gardening? Purchasing a rose bush in lieu of a dozen roses is a longer lasting gift. If she adores flowers but doesn’t have a green thumb, Organic Bouquet offers an array of sustainable floral options to fit any budget. You can let Mom know that 5% of your purchase went toward a charitable organization “dedicated to supporting social and environmental causes.” Then there is the eco-alternative of an artificial bouquet…made from elephant poop! Don’t worry–these handmade Thai paper roses crafted from elephant dung are odorless. For that open-minded green mama of yours, these Elephant Poo Paper Roses are sure to be a hit.

And how about movies? If she is not a member of Netflix already, a gift subscription is sure to warm her heart. Otherwise, prepare a special evening with (or for) your mom (or wife) by renting a movie you know that SHE will enjoy. Create a home theater atmosphere: turn off all the lights, make her favorite snack, etc. Remember, it‘s all about MOM!

A truly unique gift from Uncommon Goods are the Recycled Kimono Bra Straps . Do you ever see Mom’s bra straps hanging out from her tank top? Those clear plastic or beaded bra straps can dig into her shoulders. With the Kimono Bra Straps, each print is exclusive and made from overstocked kimono fabric.

Try visiting these sites for other Mother-worthy gift ideas:

Well Fed Network
>Crafting a Green World

Kate’s caring Gifts

Just spending quality time with Mom is sure to make her feel loved. Together, you can visit Earth Promise and create promises to help make a world of difference.

Our Green interviews start again tomorrow, First Interview…Ed Begley Jr.

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