Green Gift Guide for Mother's Day

Handmade Flowers from paperNplastic

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paper orchid mothers day photo
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A traditional flower bouquet will be brown almost before your mom has a chance to appreciate it (plus there's the added carbon footprint of out-of-season, non-local blooms).

But a paper bouquet is an endlessly bright way to thank your mom -- and one like this orange and white orchid, made from recycled cardstock, from Etsy seller paperNplastic is so realistic that she might not even notice the difference. (PaperNPlastic, $18)

Photo: PaperNPlastic