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Are you puzzled as to what the “crunchy”, “homesteading” or “self-sustaining” mom in your life would like for Mother’s Day? As one of “those” moms, I’ve put together this “Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Sustainable Mom”!
I am particularly grateful and humbled on Mother’s Day, because at one point in my life, I was told that I probably wouldn’t be able to have children. That was 9 kids ago. Some came by birth, others by adoption. Still others I never met.
Moms are some of the hardest working and most dedicated people on the planet!
Moms give so much of themselves…
*Their bodies when bearing children and nursing.
Most moms will deny themselves the most basic of needs, for the sake of their family. Many times, moms won’t even buy themselves new undergarments!
You know what? Most moms will never complain about it either!
This is all the more reason that you should “love” on the Moms in your life and shower them with the things you know they want…and need!
After all the beautiful handmade cards and poems, some of my favorite (and cheapest) gifts have come from my older children in the form of “hard labor”.
Last year, after making it known that I needed help with spreading mulch around the house, my adult sons came over and spread mulch for me! It took them most of the day to do the job, and it would have taken me a week! I fed them a good meal and we had a wonderful time!
Think about what you have been wanting to get done around the house: painting, trimming trees or bushes, installing a clothesline, etc. These can be some of the best gifts, and FREE is good!
Raising a large family was something I dreamed about for a long time. I cook(ed) a lot from scratch and placed great value on my kitchen tools. Saving up so I could buy great quality was something I was willing to do – or I could ask for them for Mother’s Day.
We often went to Amish country around Mother’s Day, and I would buy things that I could only find there. One year, I purchased Rada knife set and block for my Mother’s Day gift. I still have and use those knives! They are excellent quality and well worth the money.
Good quality cookware is an excellent Mother’s Day gift idea!
Stainless steel cookie sheets are a very practical gift for mom! Especially if she currently has aluminum cookie sheets! Aluminum can leach into your food when cooked, so I truly recommend replacing them with a set like Team Far Stainless Steel Baking Sheets.
A few more ideas for Mom’s kitchen:
Does your wife or mother love gardening? Yep, me too!
Check out this adorable t-shirt for gardeners, available in 5 colors!
Dedicated gardeners take their gardens very seriously! Mom will be thrilled to have a few new garden tools to work with!
Then, there’s books. I read a lot and always enjoy a new book! Books are a fabulous Mother’s Day gift idea! There are some books that I prefer to own, because I refer to them again and again.
Crunchy moms are always looking for ways to learn new skills and improve existing ones!
What mom doesn’t need some groovy garden boots? Good boots are so necessary on the homestead and another great Mother’s Day gift idea!
I’ve been fermenting for a couple of years now, and I love this set! It makes it super easy to just put food in a jar and go! Perfect for when the garden is producing faster than I can process!
Being that it’s Spring, I do a lot of foraging and drying of herbs. My Excalibur dehydrator is running a lot this time of year, and I’m so glad I made the investment years ago!
Mushrooms are perfect for that dark and muddy spot on your property that you can’t do anything else with! I started a kit last year and I’m excited to see what grows this Spring!
Canning is a big part of my summer/fall! You need the right equipment to get started, but the good news is that it lasts for years!
When you take good care of Mom, she can fulfill her dream of taking good care of her family!