Need some last-minute inspiration for Mother’s Day? How about treating your mother (or any special woman in your life) to something meaningful while also remembering Mother Earth? Surely, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving a gift that has a low impact on the planet, is ethically sourced, locally grown or gives back to the environment.
Here are some local, eco-conscious gift ideas for the special mama in your life:
1. Indoor bulb gardens
Indoor bulb gardens are an easy and fun gift! Inexpensive and versatile, they can be planted into pots for a simple gift.
2. Yoga class package
If your mama is into yoga, consider getting her a class package at your local studio.
3. Natural skincare products
Natural skincare products are not only good for the environment, but they are also delightful for your skin.
4. Plant-based candles
Plant-based candles not only light up the mood, but also bring a piece of nature into the room.
5. Handcrafted ceramic mug
Handmade ceramic travel mugs are lovely gifts for the coffee and tea lovers.
6. Organic gift basket
Head to Olives Community Market and fill a basket with organic, gourmet foods.
Where to find it: Olives Community Market
7. Butterfly and hummingbird feeder
Homemade gifts are always a winner! Why not try to make a butterfly and hummingbird feeder? There are some cool DIY tutorials online like this one.
Where to find it: recycle what you have or head to Whistler Home Hardware for supplies
8. Up-cycled jewelry
There’s something very unique and beautiful about the creative and sustainable work behind up-cycled jewelry.
Where to find it: Mana Jewelry
9. Handcrafted journal
If she likes to document moments, collect wildflowers, scrapbook, or sketch, a handsewn journal would make a great gift.
Where to find it: Handmade Happiness
10. Vegetable box delivery
Sign her up for a ‘farm to table vegetable box delivery’. This company also gives the option to add fresh flowers.
Where to find it: The Laughing Crow Organics
For more inspiration and where to get locally-made goods, have a look at this descriptive ‘Made-in-Whistler Gift Ideas‘ guide.
Happy Mother’s Day weekend!