Planning to buy a gift for mother’s day to show your love and appreciation but stuck on what to get your eco-conscious mama or mother figure in your life? We’ve come to your rescue (again lol!). Here is a list of planet-friendly mother’s day gifts that your mum will love:
1. Recycled gold necklace
Handcrafted in the United States, this modern gold necklace designed by Sara Patino Jewelry is made with recycled 14k gold filled and comes with an adjustable chain for easy layering. A timeless piece that your mum will adore.
Price US$117. Purchase here.
2. Versatile maxi dress
Saint + Sofia have a stunning range of classic maxi dresses to suit the stylish mama. Our pick of the lot is the Skye Dress which is made using Cupro, a silky eco-friendly fabric that is as comfortable as it is soft. Designed in London and responsibly made in Europe, this relaxed-fit versatile dress can be worn day or night, dressed up or down, with heels, boots or sneakers.
Price US$90. Shop the dress here.
3. Organic bathrobe
Encourage self-care by giving your mum the gift of a Coyuchi bathrobe. Featuring GOTS-certified organic cotton woven in Turkey and responsibly-made, these luxurious bathrobes comes in four classic colours. Our pick is the Unisex Organic Waffle Robe for a flattering streamlined fit.
Price US$98. Shop here.
4. Ethical sandals
If your mum is a little like Imelda Marcos and has a thing for shoes, she’ll love Nisolo. Their range of beautiful leather sandals and shoes are made by artisans who are paid a living wage. Since the B-Corp certified company reduces and offsets 100% of their carbon emissions, each pair is also carbon-free and climate-friendly. With many stylish pairs to choose from, if you’re stuck on which to get, just get your mother a gift card and let her choose the pair that suits her best.
Prices start from US$90. Shop the range here.
5. Ceramic-coated cookware
Help your mum ditch the toxic chemicals and help make her kitchen Insta-worthy with Caraway’s non-stick ceramic-coated cookware. Get a complete cookware set or a couple of pots, whatever fits your budget, she’ll be thankful regardless. With stainless steel handles, aluminium core and gorgeous colours to choose from, you’ll want to get a matching set for yourself!
6. Eco-luxe bag
HYER GOODS range of bags and accessories are made from upcycled and salvaged materials. The goal, as founder Dana Cohen puts it, is to “save luxury from the trash.” The current collection features beautifully crafted bags and wallets made of leather from the cutting room floor – though you’d never know it from looking at them.
Shop eco-luxe bags from HYER GOODS here.
7. Vegan everyday bag
Give your mum the gift of a sustainability conversation starter! Barcelona-based brand L’Autre Sac has just released the world’s first vegan bag made from recycled car glass. The Rosa Bag is minimalist in design, ethically-made in Spain using traditional techniques and so versatile that it can be worn as a crossbody bag, backpack or handbag. It also comes in three classic colours: cognac, black and grey.
Purchase the bag on Indiegogo here. (Note: The bag will be shipped in May and may not make it in time for Mother’s Day).
8. Vegan cookbook
If your mum has recently embraced vegan food or you’re hoping she will, give her the gift of a vegan cookbook to inspire her towards plant-based eating. Some top picks are:
- The Global Vegan by Ellie Bullen, founder Elsa’s Wholesome Life, which contains over 100 recipes from around the world
- Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills aka Deliciously Ella which features her most popular, tried-and-tested recipes
- Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow for easy vegan recipes for the time-poor home cook
9. Takeaway mug
Watch your mum reduce her single-use waste reduce on the daily with a gift of a stylish reusable mug. There are many styles and brands now available but we’re loving the Porter Ceramic Takeaway Mug for its eye-catching creative flair; the perfect gift for the art appreciating, eco-conscious mama.
Price $44.95. Buy it here.
10. Sleep set
Give your mother the gift of a good night’s sleep with Boody’s Goodnight Sleep Top and Pant Set. Made with soft jersey bamboo rayon fabric and produced in a factory that upholds ethical labour standards, this relaxed-fit sleepwear is designed for a comfy night’s sleep.
Price $109.95. Shop here.
11. Beautiful blooms
UK-based online florist Bloom stocks a range of ethical and sustainable floral products – fairtrade certified flower bunches, bespoke bouquets, luxury arrangements, plants in stylish vases – that are 100% plastic-free, sustainable and promote zero flower waste. If your mum loves beautiful floral arrangements and she’s based in the UK, this is a sustainable gift that she will love, and you won’t have to feel guilty about (even better if she composts at the end of its life!).
Browse the bouquet at Bloom here.
12. Leak-free undies and swimwear
Modibodi’s range of leak-proof undies are designed to keep wearers feeling dry and protected, no matter what so if you know your mum needs that added protection, this may be just the gift. The Light-Moderate Absorbency Packs come in various styles including Classic Bikini, Sensual Bikini and Classic Full Brief.
Prices start from $23.50. Shop here.
13. Plant-based sneakers
If your mum is a fitness fanatic a stylish pair of plant-based kicks may be right up her alley. Reebok’s 100% sustainable cruelty-free running shoe the ‘Forever Floatride Grow‘ is an elite performance running shoe featuring eco-friendly attributes. Its midsole is crafted from sustainably grown castor beans; the upper is made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus trees, natural rubber outsole and a sock liner utilising sustainably-harvested BLOOM algae foam. This is an absolute plant-based shoe-stopper.
Price $126. Shop here.
Disclosure: Details are correct at time of publishing. This curated list does not fully take into account all the ethical considerations that are unique to each individual. Before making a purchase, we encourage you to do your own research paying particular attention to the supply chain and your own particular set of ethics. Click here to read more about our policies. Cover image via Saint + Sofia.