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Mother’s Day Top 10 Green Gift Guide

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Mom is special, which is why she deserves a great green gift on Mother’s Day! Maybe you are thinking about something a bit off-track, perhaps, but elegant? Or inspiring, and surprising? Maybe a gift that gives back, or keeps on giving? Here are some of our Great Green Gift ideas!

1. Antidote Chocolate

Chocolate is a classic, but USDA-certified organic Antidote dark chocolate is anything but! Delicious, yes, but also inventive and satisfying enough for the most discerning palate, with flavors like Rose Salt + Lemon, Ginger + Goldenberry and Almond + Fennel. We love the special gift-wrapped six-bar set. $42; antidotechoco.com

2. “Magnificent Mom” Conscious Collection by Teens Turning Green

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In this ecofabulous collection of organic, non-GMO, Fair Trade goodies, you’ll find Acure Radical Wrinkle Complex, Aubrey Organics Revitalizing Moisturizer, EO Products Rose & Chamomile Body Lotion, Lotus Moon Hydro Therapy Eye Serum, Nutiva Chia Seeds, and much, much more. Plus, this $225 value is available for $75, and all proceeds support the Teens Turning Green Summer Internship program. theconsciouscollections.com/

3. Rosehill Manor Candles

A gift of light is always welcome, and these pretty organic soy candles are hand-blended and hand-poured, with wicks made from cotton. The LA-based company was started by Tamsin Green, a candle-loving mom who only wanted to keep eco-friendly candles burning and couldn’t find products that were clean enough to meet her high standards. Now we all can, in a range of scents, from California Pine to Egyptian Amber! $20; rosehillmanorcandles.com

4. TARA Rose Neroli Bath & Body Gift Set

Head’s up, time to give mom some pampering, with the gorgeous new Tara Spa Therapy Rose Neroli Bath & Body Gift Set. It features a precious vial of delicious rose neroli body oil along with rose-infused bath salts so that mom can finally head to the tub for that relaxing, sybaritic soak that she so dearly needs. $28; taraspa.com

5. SKIN Organic Cotton Wrap

Designer Susan Beischel has an eye for simple, sexy lifestyle pieces, made from natural and organic fibers, that feel like a second skin. This 100 percent organic cotton micro terry wrap, is so cozy and chic that you’ll want to layer it on top of jeans and wear it outside, too. $164; skinworldwideshop.com

6. “Glow” Transcendent Tea

tea 1This beauty tea is guaranteed to get mom glowing. A hand-crafted antioxidant-rich citrus herbal infusion, it contains organic whole red clover blossoms, rose hips (vitamin C), nettles, lemon peel, lemongrass, and wild-harvested rock rose. Every Mother’s Day order comes wrapped in a shimmering woven bag with a free stainless steel infuser. $14; transcendenttea.com

 

 

7. Amour Vert Organic Cotton Loungers

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We love this line, and mom will go wild for the look—and super-soft feel—of these slouchy Amour Vert Rania lounge pants, made from 100 percent organic cotton. They look great, and are perfect for lounging around the house in understated style! $155; amourvert.com

 

 

8. Anna’s Sweet Rose Cream

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I was introduced to Anna’s Potions and Lotions through a friend who was absolutely hooked on Anna’s Sweet Rose Cream. Seriously, she wouldn’t stop talking about these beautiful, natural, sustainable hand-crafted indie beauty products. When I eventually sampled Anna’s Sweet Rose Cream–made with organic Bulgarian rose oil, organic rose hips, organic rose hip seed oil–I finally understood the obsession. Now everything can coming up roses for you, too. $30; annaspotionsandlotions.com

9. Garden-in-a-Bag

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If mom has a green thumb, here is an organic grow-kit that she will love: A simple bag filled with organic seeds, growing medium and coconut husks that can be used to create an organic garden to enjoy at the desk or windowsill. $20; abchome.com

10. The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook

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With Vermont poised to become the first state to require labeling of foods containing GMOs, the state deserves more than a little love. And if mom is a cook, she will enjoy the down-home recipes and back stories of Vermont farmers, food producers and chefs, who are so committed to delicious, healthy foods, written by Vermonter Tracey Medeiros. $19.95; Countryman Press Paperback.

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