Ok, I know Mother’s Day isn’t until May 9. But it takes time to find something special for your Mom. I know because I go through it every year.
Whatever gift I decide on, I always make sure that it’s eco-friendly or fair trade. Eco friendly and fair trade Mother’s Day gifts are going to be a big hit this year, so I thought I’d start early and highlight some of my favorite pics.
Eco-Friendly/Fair-Trade Mother’s Day Gifts
This is my favorite necklace we have on the site!
This fair trade tegua necklace sells for $23.99, and would make a lovely, unique gift for Mother’s Day.
2. Handmade Fair Trade Belts
These amazing handmade belts are so unique!
They’re made by a woman’s co-op in Peru. They’re fair trade, so you can rest easy knowing that these women received a fair wage for making these lovely belts.
You can find these handwoven belts at Twine.com.
They sell for $65.
3. Fair Trade Gift Basket
Here’s an idea…why not make your mom an awesome gift basket full of fair trade goodies?
You could put in fair trade/equal exchange: coffee, chocolate, tea, jewelry, almonds, cranberries, and soaps. This would give your mom lots of little goodies to pick at and try out.
I’ve seen several of these online selling for $100 or more, but you could put one together yourself for far less, I think.
4. Miessence Skin Care Products
Did you know that the FDA doesn’t regulate the chemicals that go into every day products like facial wash, deodorant, shampoo, and shower gel?
I know, I was shocked too. I was even more shocked when I discovered the Cosmetic Safety Database. The CSD is a non-profit group of scientists that started testing the chemicals in our everyday personal care products. They created this wonderful database that allows you to see exactly what’s in these products, and what negative effects (like cancer, infertility, developmental toxicity, etc.)
If you head over there to look up the products you’re currently using, I guarantee you’ll be shocked at just how bad they are for you.
So, what’s this have to do with Mother’s Day? Well, I’m getting there!
Miessence is a skin care line that has one of the healthiest scores on the Cosmetic Safety Database. Their products are so natural, with so few ingredients, that you can actually eat them. Yep, this is food-grade, organic skin care at its finest.
I’ve personally used the MiEssence line, and I can tell you that it’s amazing. My skin looked wonderful after the first week. These products are scented only with natural ingredients and essential oils, so the fragrances are very soothing and wonderful.
A Miessence trial package would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift.
This is a bag we have available right now at Earth Divas, and it’s one of my favorites!
The amazing handwoven wool bag is made by a woman’s co-op in Kashmir. It has a large wooden handle, and the body is made from cotton and wool. The handwoven floral design is edge in black for contrast, and it would make a wonderful bag for spring and summer.
Filed under: Fair Trade Gifts on March 17th, 2010