Eco-friendly Mother's Day Gifts for Your Custom Home

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Gift shopping is an overwhelming thing to do, especially if you have no idea what to buy. Finding a special Mother’s Day gift for your mother can be intimidating. Once you're an adult Mom is not happy with a plaster handprint or macaroni necklace. Now add in that you want to help out the planet and you’re looking for an eco-friendly gift. So, what item can you give this special person that she'll love? Here are some suggestions for her custom home that meet all the criteria.


Rather than giving a cut-flower arrangement that although beautiful only lasts a short time, offer a houseplant. Houseplants fill a home with a renewed sense of life. Plants such as palms and ferns purify the air within the house and increase oxygen flow. Some plants are not only decorative, but they add a fresh scent while combating chemicals and toxins in the air. They are great gifts that keep on giving.

Revive Furniture

Does Mom's home need a furniture make-over? Rather than disposing of furniture and buying new, why not update? Painting or refinishing mom's old furniture is a satisfying alternative. Repaint those dining chairs or chest of drawers to fit the latest home décor. Put your imagination to the test by adding some artsy touches to old furniture to make them look brand new. Not artistic? - hire someone to do the job.

Indoor Herb Garden

All moms that cook love using fresh herbs. An indoor herb garden adds beautiful greenery and fresh scent to any home. It is also a way of bringing natural herbs and spices within easy reach when cooking.

Bird Feeder

Bird feeders come in all shapes and sizes. Instead of buying one why not create one from materials around the house? Water and wine bottles come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for making a bird feeder. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction that comes with some good repurposing. This idea is both fulfilling and eco-friendly. Hang it on from a post and let the neighboring birds enjoy. Watching birds is relaxing and allows people to connect to nature which has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.

Recycled Products

If you are not a DIY person, there are many products on the market that are made from recycled materials. There are tote bags, floor mats, clothing items, outdoor furniture, and kitchen accessories all made from recycled plastics for sale. A quick internet search will pop up dozens of websites that sell these and many other products. Whatever your mom's style, there is a gift that she'll love.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mothers out there from Grayson Homes your premiere custom home builders. Contact us with your building needs at 919-578-6222.