As someone who’s really into green living and non-toxic living, the holidays end up being a stressful time for my friends and family. They are worried that whatever they buy won’t live up to my standards or doesn’t have the right ingredients…
Well, first of all, I think I speak for all or most green moms when I say we appreciate any gift because we know you put time, thought and effort into it…and ultimately that’s what matters! But as someone who LOVES to buy Christmas presents, I know how awesome it is when you give a gift that the receives truly loves.
So, if you have a green mom in your life here’s a list of gift ideas that she might love! The products on this list are either organic and non-toxic, or both and they have all been thoroughly researched to make sure they’re truly safe.
9+ Unique Gifts for Green Moms
I am obsessed with Force of Nature! It’s a little machine that turns salt, vinegar and water into a type of non-toxic bleach. It is so effective that it actually disinfects, just like bleach but without the toxic chemicals! This cleaner has come to replace all the other cleaners we used to use in our home. Since you can use Force of Nature in many different surfaces, I use it to clean everything now, from bathrooms to toys.
Force of Nature is non-toxic so it’s safe to use around pets and the little ones can even use it to clean. You can read a more detailed review on Force of Nature here.
This is not your regular tea, it’s actually tea crystals! Pique’s Cold Crystallization delivers 12x the antioxidants of others teas and they also Triple Toxin Screen for pesticides, heavy metals and mold to ensure the quality and pureness of their tea.
The crystals simply look like a powder and they dissolve in cold or hot water – so no more waiting around for your tea to be ready! I love their flavors and the convenience so now everyone in my home, including the kids, drink Pique tea.
Pique tea comes in convenient to-go sticks so I even carry them in my purse. You can get just a few teas to add to a gift basket or get one of their bundles. For this week only, they are running a sale of up to 14% off + free shipping off their Gift of Health bundle in case you want to take advantage of it!
Every mom needs to find an outlet to relax and recharge, and for many moms that’s yoga. If the woman in your life loves yoga, get her a non-toxic yoga mat! My favorite one is the Corn Yoga mat because it’s made with sustainable and organic corc (not rubber). Cork trees are the only trees capable of regenerating bark allowing for steady production from a 100% renewable, recyclable and biodegradable source.
Due to the texture of corc, the mat is also non-slip, which is a huge plus if you’re doing yoga around kids! Corc Yoga Mats are also naturally anti-microbial and completely free from hormones and harsh chemicals. They’re also very lightweight and so easy to carry around.
Buy a Corc Yoga mat!
Surprisingly, the water that comes out from our faucet is not entirely clean, it is actually filled with contaminants. According to the Environmental Working Group there are “over 300 pollutants in US tap water“ (click on that link to find out what contaminants are in your local water).
Our bodies are practically made up with water, in fact, we can survive longer without food than we can survive without water. Water is essential for our well-being and most of us drink so much water, that drinking clean, toxic-free water should be a priority.
There are many water filters out there but not all of them filter all contaminants. After extensive research we narrowed it to 2 filters that filter incredible amounts of pollutants:
The main difference is that Berkey is a filter that sits on your counter, and Clearly Filtered has filters for every need – that go under your sink, on your counter, in your fridge, and more. Both companies post their lab test results on their site showing that they indeed filter contaminants; and you can also find a list of the contaminants they filter. To check out the results, just click on the name of the filter you’re interested in.
This is something I would have LOVE to get for Christmas! It is an expensive item but so necessary, and one of those things that several friends or family members can pitch to get to make this an awesome Christmas!
If there’s one thing moms don’t get enough of is time to relax! Moms are always go, go, go and in the long run, this is not good for their health. A great way to relax is to use at diffuser at home, especially with essential oils that promote relaxation like Lavender and Chamomile.
Get mom a beautiful diffuser with some essential oils that she might like. Add to your gift a note saying that you will take care of the kids so mom can have some time to herself, to relax and recharge. Even better, if you can do this every week!
If you eat meat and try to eat grass-fed, humanly raised meat it can get quite expensive! This is where butcher box comes in. Butcher Box is a subscription meat service that ONLY sells 100% grass-fed and grass-finished meats at affordable prices. You can learn all about their meat sourcing here.
The cool thing about Butcher Box is that you can customize your box with the meats of your preference or choose one of their meat bundles. The meat gets delivered straight to your door and you can cancel or edit your preferences at any time. Plus, it is a lot more affordable than buying this quality of meat from the store.
Right now, they are running a Christmas special were you can get $40 Off & Free Bacon at ButcherBox. This deals expires on 12/31/2018.
Earlier this year I had a chat with Pete Myers, the leading scientist in endocrine disrupting science. He told us that if we were going to change one thing in our home to non-toxic, it should be our mattress. Why? Because we spend most of our time in a mattress! Think about it – how many hours do you sleep?
All that time you’re laying in a mattress and your body is working hard to regenerate itself. Do you really want your body regenerating at nighttime while you lay on a mattress with toxic chemicals? Probably not. This is why a non-toxic mattress is so important!
Since this is a big purchase, this a great gift to buy with several family members. Have everyone chip in and get mom a non-toxic mattress, ideally a king-size one if there are young children around since they will most likely end up with mom at night.
Okay this might not be a fun gift but a very useful one! We all need to do laundry and unfortunately there aren’t many laundry products that are both non-toxic and actually clean. I discovered My Green Fills earlier this year and it’s been a blessing.
They’re non-toxic laundry products actually clean our clothes, and clean it well! Plus their entire laundry line is non-toxic AND their packaging is made in a way that they are able to reduce waste. You get one plastic jug and then when you need more laundry, it comes in a small pouch so you are not tossing out giant plastic jugs into our environment.
What I love the most about My Green Fills is that they are a subscription service (that you can cancel at any time)! This means I never have to think about buying laundry again – every time I’m about to run out I get my monthly order. It’s perfect for busy moms, and what mom is not busy?
If you don’t want to sign mom up for a subscription service, you can take advantage of their Christmas promo. You can get this gift pack with their best selling products for a really low cost and tell mom that 100% of the proceedings of that sale went for charity. It’s a really great deal!
Although this is not an actual physical item it is a much needed one for many moms! Who wouldn’t want some alone, relaxing time while getting a message? This Christmas you should get mom a massage, but don’t get her just one massage, get her as many massages as you can afford because there’s no such thing as too much massage!
Check out Groupon deals near your area – they are usually massage packages you can buy that will save you lots of money!
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If you are, awesome! I want to know if there’s another green/non-toxic product that YOU think should be on this list. If so, let us know in the comments!