We have all been there. You have to get a present for someone and have no idea what to buy. The clock is ticking. Panic starts to set in. It can be even harder if you want to buy a beautiful, eco-conscious present that will delight, which of course we hope that you do!
I would like to share a solution which is proving to be a lifesaver. It is a new ingenious service called Bluebell Giving. You choose a card and a donation amount, and the lucky recipient chooses the charity. It is hope in a card. No running around to stores. No new stuff that the recipient has to negotiate. Just a pure gift that does good in the world.
The attractive cards are printed on 100% recycled paper, and there is a new one just in time for Mother’s Day that says “Wow Mom.” I still love beautiful stationary, and so I appreciate that their cards are eco-friendly. You can also go completely virtual and request an e-card for tech-savvy Moms.
Step 1: Buy a card online at Bluebell. The cards are mailed to you in a very timely fashion
Step 2: You activate the card online with a donation amount using the card’s unique code
Step 3. You give the card to your Mom in this case, and she goes online and chooses her favorite charity. Now you have a gift that both of you can feel good about!
There are excellent causes to select from, and more are being added weekly. In the field of the environment, you can donate to Teens Turning Green, Healthy Child Healthy World, Architecture for Humanity, Sierra Club, the Rainforest Alliance, and Oceana for instance with many more options listed. In the category of animals, you can choose the World Wildlife Fund or the Humane Society for example.
I am beginning to see the wisdom of ordering a stack of cards and having them on hand for emergency presents. Why give a normal card when you could give a Bluebell? It is a gift with a Heart of Green.
Here are a few more of my favorite gift ideas for the women in your life:
Organic flowers by Organic Bouquet
Healthy skin care that delivers amazing results from Weleda
A gift basket from Teens Turning Green such as their current Magnificent Mom Conscious Collection
Organic or Fair Trade dark chocolate from Endangered Species, Divine, Green and Black’s, Alter Eco and others. Let’s face it. You can never go wrong with dark chocolate.
Please also see the ecofabulous Mother's Day Gift Guide for more fabulous ideas. Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there and to our Mother Earth too!