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The Green Life: 5 Green Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

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April 27, 2009

5 Green Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Show the love on mother's day Make your mom proud by celebrating Mother's Day (May 10) with environmentally responsible gifts.

Ecofriendly Indulgences: Treat your mom to ethical chocolate and wine that'll keep her taste buds and conscience happy. Check out Sierra magazine's top picks for artisanal, organic, and fair-trade chocolates and our experts' recommendations for sustainable wines.

Perfect Plants: Organic, fair-trade bouquets are an instant pick-me-up, but potted plants look just as good, last longer, and improve air quality.

A Year of Fresh Fruit: If your mother enjoys cooking with seasonal ingredients, treat her to a year of locally raised fruits and veggies. Contact a local CSA farm to make your mom a member.

The Gift of Time: Skip the stuff and give your overworked mom a break by volunteering to run errands (on your bike, of course), prepare a healthy dinner, or tend the garden.

A Piece of the Planet: Help the Sierra Club protect the planet by sponsoring a wild place in your mother's name. She'll get a photo, a certificate, and a cute stuffed animal.

Share your tips: What are your ideas for green Mother's Day gifts?

--Della Watson

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