With another round of gift-giving opportunities approaching, we have put together several lists of great gifts that will make your loved one and the planet happy.
Here, we’re discussing options for Mom — whether she’s interested in gardening or would rather spend time indoors.
Wall-hanging succulent garden
This handmade living centerpiece is not only beautiful, but versatile. The frame is made from reclaimed wood and the plants are drought resistant and thrive both indoors and outdoors. Succulents also require very little water to grow, even during hot summers.
ReWeave L.A. Blanket
This Los Angeles boutique takes last season’s showroom fabrics and upcycles them into fashionable and comfortable home goods. Many textiles are thrown away after limited use, which is why ReWeave L.A.’s founders decided to make sure no scrap was wasted. Every custom-created quilt or pillow uses down-alternatives and U.S.-grown cotton. Additionally, 10% of each sale is donated to job training in the LA area.
A subscription to a local CSA farm
Community-supported agriculture, or CSAs, are local farms supported by community pledges in return for weekly deliveries of fresh produce, meat, and dairy. These subscriptions are typically seasonal (although some allow monthly or weekly payments) and cover the farmworkers’ salary, upkeep, and operations. Consider gifting your mom fresh fruits and vegetables for the summer while helping small farms in your community.
Adopt a wild animal in her name
From eagles to otters, you can adopt a wild animal through the Sierra Club to sponsor conservation efforts in the animal’s natural habitat. Sponsors receive photos of the animals in the area, a cute plush, an information booklet, and an adoption certificate. Other opportunities to sponsor animals include the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can adopt an elephant, or Farm Sanctuary, which takes in farm animals rescued from factory farms.