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In light of the recent Boston Marathon tragedy, Sisters of Los Angeles (SoLA) invites you to raise a glass to support the Erika Brannock Fund. Not just any glass, mind you, but a Boston Rocks Glass, each one is colorfully printed with organic inks and perfect for enjoying your favorite beverage.
Erika Brannock, a 29-year-old school teacher from Towson, Maryland, suffered extreme injuries, including the amputation of part of her left leg, while she was cheering on her mother at the Boston Marathon. $15 from the purchase price of each set of four Boston Rocks glasses will go to aid in her recovery from this devastating event. We’ll drink to that! $44 at www.sistorsoflosangeles.com.
[+] Click to Expand: Raise a Glass to Boston – Boston Rocks Glasses Support Marathan Bombing VictimMother’s Day Gifts go Green
By Bonny Osterhage
There are some phrases that moms are known for saying: “It’s for your own good.” “Just wait until your father gets home.” “Really, you don’t have to get me anything.” What we have learned over the years is that, while the first two may be legit, mom might be stretching it a bit on the last one. Let’s be honest. What mother doesn’t secretly want a little something special on her special day? Better safe than sorry, we always say, so we did the legwork for you and found some eco friendly fashion and accessories suitable for any mom. And, while we bet she’ll say, “you shouldn’t have,” we know she’ll be happy you did! Happy Mother’s Day!
Fair Trade, Sustainable Ombre Clutch
Keep mom stylin’ all summer with this chic clutch, made from sustainably sourced materials found in the forests of Madagascar. Not only will your purchase of this handmade bag make mom happy, but it will also help the artisans gain independence, while promoting environmental conservation. $85 at www.beklina.com.
Theo Fair Trade Chocolate and Wine Pairing Kit
Get on mom’s sweet side with this set of four, fair trade, chocolate bars, each specifically selected for its flavor balance and compatibility with wine. Although the wine is not included, the kit does contain enough chocolate to accommodate a tasting party for up to 10 people – or for mom to indulge 10 times! $23.95 at www.greenheartshop.org.
SSEKO Sandals Mother’s Day Gift Set
What’s so great about these shoes? Well, aside from the fact that they help young women in Uganda complete their educations, they are like getting dozens of pairs of shoes in one! This set features one pair of leather soles, and three sets of interchangeable straps that can be tied in a variety of ways. Packaged in a gift bag, the set also comes with a card. All you have to do is order! $74 at www.ssekodesigns.com.
Pyrrha Maternal Devotion Talisman Necklace
Mom will be reminded of how much you appreciate her love and devotion when she wears this handcrafted talisman necklace. Cast in either reclaimed sterling silver or bronze from a 19th century wax seal, it features a pelican feeding her young as a symbol of maternal devotion, nurturance and virtue. $238 at www.pyrrha.com.
A Green Grab Bag Natural Beauty Samples Subscription
Like any good parent, we will always take the opportunity to brag on our own. Hence, we recommend giving mom the gift of 3, 6 or 12 months of beauty from Green Grab Bag. Every month, she will receive a box filled with at least six all natural, organic or vegan products for face, skin, hair, and body, as well as instructions on how to use them. Plus, with our unique gifting options, you can choose how mom will be notified of your generosity. Check it out! $45-$145 at www.greengrabbag.com.
[+] Click to Expand: Mother’s Day Gifts go GreenStatement Making Pillows by Alexandra Ferguson
When it comes to updating your décor, nothing is faster or easier than throwing a few pillows around. We like these eco friendly throws from Alexandra Ferguson for the statement, or statements, they make.
Each of these fun and fashionable pillows is made from 100% recycled materials, from the felt on the covers to the polyfill inserts. They zip on and off for easy cleaning, and come in a variety of sizes and phrases, including “I Try To Behave,” and “Happily Ever After.” Our pick? With Mother’s Day approaching, we like :Call Your Mother.” Now, you have no excuse for forgetting! $63.95 and up at www.redenvelope.com.
[+] Click to Expand: Statement Making Pillows by Alexandra FergusonDress Up Your Desk – Kangaroo Desk Organizer
We know that sitting at your desk for hours can become mundane. That’s why we like whimsical desk accessories that give us a little pick me up throughout the day. This Kangaroo Desk Organizer had us hopping up and down with both its form and function!
Made from recycled leather, this multi-functional marsupial can hold notes, pens, pencils, and even a cell phone in his pocket, while he keeps your messages in his mouth. He keeps you and your desk organized and, well, “hoppy.“ $38 at www.momastore.org.
[+] Click to Expand: Dress Up Your Desk – Kangaroo Desk Organizer