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Mother's Day Gift Guide For The Eco-Conscious Mom

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it (May 9th!) so it’s time to start thinking about what gift to get mom. Moms are all different, and it can be difficult to think of the right gift for the woman who’s serious about sustainability and is committed to living a conscious lifestyle. Most moms appreciate a thoughtful gift that matches their core values - even if it’s a splurge!

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The importance of eco friendly gifts.

As you know, some people live an intentional lifestyle and make it look easy. Their purchasing practices show concern for the environment. They support socially responsible companies that align with their personal style and ideals. They also lean towards buying less, repurposing what they have, choosing organic ingredients and reducing waste. Buying pre-used, vintage gifts can help reduce throw-away consumerism and have less of an impact on the environment than if we continuously purchase new items.

Luckily, we’re here to help you choose the perfect eco-friendly, vintage gift for mom. We’ve put together a quick gift guide that will amaze your mama and be gentle on the planet. Here's a little article to learn more about eco-conscious consumerism.

Mother's Day Art Gifts

Who doesn't love art? It comes in all shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find a piece of vintage art that you mom will love. Here are a few of our favorites from the shop!

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Farm Landscape Watercolor Painting by Druci Gault (late 20th c.)


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 Mid Century Finger Painting by Gen Matucha


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 Mid Century Lithograph of Woman Playing Guitar 

Mother's Day Cottage Style Gifts

Sometimes it just feels right to give a feminine, cottage style gift. It may not be something Mom would purchase for herself, but isn't that what make Mother's Day special? Here are a few of our favorites from the shop!

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Pink Cottage Style Embroidered Table Linens (c.1960s)

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Artisan Dyed Vintage Pink Silk Scarf (c.1980s)

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Vintage Fenton Pink Glass Vase

Mother's Day Collection Gifts 

Is your mom a collector? Many people collect things they love, and it certainly gives the gift-giver a solution they know Mom will love. Here are a few ideas from the shop! My mom used to collect anything 'owl.' You can imagine how fun that was for her and us kids!

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 Antique Lustreware Pitcher Collection


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Vintage Christmas Glass Ornament Collection

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Vintage McCoy Cookie Jar Collection (c.1930s)

Mother’s Day Experience Gifts

Experience gifts are fun adventures that make lasting memories. Think about her favorite things to come up with a personalized activity, just for her. 

Surprise her with a spa treatment or dinner cruise. Try something more daring like skydiving, rock climbing, zip lining, or hiking in a national park.

Maybe the experience is having a rare quiet day at home. Set up candles around the bathtub with her favorite book and soothing bath salts. Create a gift basket on the bed with chocolate, a facial treatment, a bottle of wine, and a new bathrobe. Every mom will love a day of relaxation.

Whatever you choose, her experience will create a memory that will last forever.

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