About Micaela

Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.

Unique Eco Friendly Baby Shower Gifts

 

Eco Friendly Baby Gifts from Petal & Post

Thank you to Petal & Post for sponsoring this blog post.

Those tiny toes, those extra wide eyes, those special happy baby sounds…..I’m always so excited when a new baby arrives in the life of someone I know. Holding a newborn is one of my favorite things ever! Plus it’s an excuse to go shopping for that perfect baby gift. I always want my gifts to be unique – something that you won’t find on the baby registry at Babies R Us.

Petal & Post has a lovely assortment of stylish baby gifts that are completely safe for babies and good for the planet too.  I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites here, but be sure to browse around the baby section for more. And remember – as part of my partnership with Petal & Post, Mindful Momma readers get 15% off using code MINDFULmomma15-summer at checkout (good through 9/30/15).

Bamboo Dinnerware Set

Bamboo Dinnerware Set

If this isn’t the cutest gift ever, I don’t know what is. Made from sturdy, reusable bamboo, this 5 piece dinner set is free of toxins and is ultimately biodegradable. Choose from Woodland Tea Party or Forest Feast.

wooden rattle & teether

Wooden Rattle & Teether

Handcarved out of one piece of maple, this wooden rattle is free from harmful dyes or paints, making it safe for baby to teethe on too. Comes packaged in a linen pouch.

Organic Cotton Changing Mat

Organic Cotton Changing Mat

The perfect changing mat for when you are on-the-go with baby. Made from organic cotton fabric and quilted for extra softness. Choose from 3 sweet fabric combos.

Mini Organics Gift Set

Mini Organics Gift Set

Certified organic skin care, specially formulated for a baby’s sensitive skin. Set includes a cleansing bar, jojoba oil, diaper balm and a canvas tote bag.

Hookie Baby Hangers

Hookie Baby Hangers

These whimsical hangers are a perfect match for baby’s sweet new clothes! Made in Sweden from biodegradable plastic and non-toxic colorants.

Baby Booties

Organic Cotton Baby Booties

Super soft booties hand-knit by artisans in Peru. Made with 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and non-toxic dyes.

Buddy Blocks

Wooden Buddy Blocks

This adorable 4-piece block set that creates 6 different puzzles. Handmade in Colorado out of sustainable rubberwood. Choose from backyard animals or farm animals.

Organic Cotton Burp Cloth Set

Organic Cotton Burp Cloth Set

Don’t leave home without these colorful burp cloths, sewn out of organic cotton in fun prints, and backed with soft organic cotton terry cloth. Set of 2 cloths.

What’s your favorite type of baby shower gift to give?

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The Coolest Reusable Lunch Gear for Back-to-School

Cool Kids Guide to Reusable Lunch Gear via mindfulmomma.com

What do lunch gear and shoes have in common? Kids want them to look good. Parents want them to be practical. So in other words, they need to be stylish, colorful and unique as well as easy to use and durable. That can be a lot to ask! You guys can do the shoe shopping on your own, but I've rounded up some reusable lunch gear that … [Continue reading]

Adventures in Nature: Family Camp at Wolf Ridge

Wolf Ridge ELC Family Camp

We were a rag-tag group of French voyageurs, each with a sorry tale, a skill to earn our way, and hope for the future. Heading out in our 20-person canoe, we were on a mission to trade goods such as metal pots, tools and blankets, for furs, with the Ojibwe Indians in northern Minnesota. Upon arriving in camp, we built a fire, cooked … [Continue reading]

Make It: Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with a YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

Maple Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with YayLabs! Ice Cream Ball

Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this yummy post! Summertime. When I think back on my childhood, summer seemed like an endless string of perfect days, fun friends, special vacations and cool things to do. One of my favorite parts of being a parent is helping to create those magical summer memories for my kids. I always wonder … [Continue reading]

Multi-tasking Beauty Products You’ll Love

Luxurious Multi-tasking Beauty Products

  Thank you to Petal & Post for sponsoring this blog post. Soaps, lotions, shampoo, cosmetics....have you ever counted the number of personal care products you use in one day? It can add up to be a lot - not to mention the time it takes applying them all. That's why I'm a big fan of multi-tasking beauty products - … [Continue reading]