MOTHER’S DAY: Find Mom an eco-friendly gift

Make your own, or find a different way to give a gift eco-consciously

Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special — especially for their eco-conscious moms — there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable.

An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. When you jot down your gift idea list, think about adding these “green” gifts.

• Make a basket of gardening gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. Plants are so plentiful and varied that there are bound to be ideal flowers or greenery for every mother’s tastes.

• Dine at a local restaurant. To make the experience eco-friendly, select among restaurants that are close to home in the area.

• Pamper mom with organic products. What mom doesn’t enjoy a little pampering from time to time?

• Spend the day outdoors. Most moms cherish any gift from their children, whether lavish or simple. A nice, eco-friendly gift is to spend time together.