Top 15 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts
If you have a crunchy mom or you’re trying to live a more green life, you want to give her great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that are sustainable and that she’ll love. Fortunately, you can find plenty of outstanding options on this list.
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1. Handmade Soap
As a mom, I’m always looking for a simple way to pamper myself. If the pampering is eco-friendly, that makes it even better. That’s why I absolutely love handmade soaps.
Not only is this Wander natural soap bar beautiful and unique, but it’s also made with some of the finest botanical ingredients. Plus, since it comes from one of the best online zero waste shops, it doesn’t have any of that unnecessary plastic packaging.
If you like to DIY, check out how to make homemade lavender loofah soap that comes with an embedded loofah for light and natural exfoliation.
2. Organic Bath Bomb
Another great way to help your mom pamper herself is to give her some organic bath bombs. I love these bath bombs because they use essential oils for a soft fragrance and they’re made using natural and organic ingredients.
3. Cork Journal
Give you mom a place to write down her thoughts with this cork journal. It has a cork cover, which is a natural and sustainable material that feels as soft as leather. Yet it’s completely cruelty free and better for the environment.
It also comes with recyclable paper, an elastic closure strap, elastic pen holder, and ribbon bookmark.
4. Sprout Pencils
If you choose the cork journal as an eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift for your mom, you’ll want to give her something she can use to write in it. These Sprout pencils make an excellent companion gift.
Once she’s done using the pencil, she simply opens the seed capsule, plants the pencil, and watches her new plants grow. With these pencils, your mom can grow a great selection of herbs and flowers.
5. Throw & Grow Seed Balls
Some people like to get their moms flowers for Mother’s Day. However, instead of choosing a bouquet of cut flowers that will just wither and die in a few days, get her some Throw & Grow Wildflower Seed Balls so she can enjoy flowers throughout the summer.
This selection has 20 balls that can include snapdragon, daisy, sweet alyssum, poppy, white yarrow, and more.
6. Seed Paper
Seed papers also make wonderful eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts if you want to give your mom something she can plant and enjoy for months to come.
You can show your mom how much you love her by getting some heart-shaped seed paper. These hearts are made with recycled paper, vegetable-based dyes, and include seeds to grow zinnias, daisies, forget-me-nots, and more.
Also, instead of a traditional Mother’s Day card, you can get your mom a seed paper card. After Mother’s Day, your mom can soak the card overnight in water, tear it up, plant it in soil, and watch her wildflowers grow.
7. Fair Trade Wrap
Fair trade wraps make excellent eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts. This stunning 100% silk shawl wrap from NOVICA can help your mom look stylish and support talented artisan designers.
NOVICA works with National Geographic to provide artisans from around the world — and often from rural communities — with the resources they need to sell their work and make a living.
Every NOVICA product comes with a special card that gives you more information about the artisan who created the piece.
8. Bamboo Cooking Utensils
If your mom loves to cook, help her get rid of those plastic utensils that can leach harmful chemicals into food by replacing them with some bamboo cooking utensils.
I love these organic bamboo cooking utensils because they’re strong, free of chemicals, biodegradable, won’t scratch cookware, incredibly sustainable, and come with a beautiful holder to keep them organized.
9. Insect Home
Whether your mom likes to garden or she simply knows how important insects are to our planet, an insect home is one of the best eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts.
This insect home is attractive and functional. It’s made from natural bamboo and pine and creates an excellent place for beneficial bugs to live, nest, and hibernate.
10. Fair Trade Jewelry
If your mom loves jewelry, buy her some fair trade jewelry to help artisans from around the world. One of my favorite companies for purchasing fair trade jewelry is Ten Thousand Villages.
The company is a nonprofit fair trade organization that helps disadvantaged artisans in more than 35 countries by ensuring makers earn a fair wage. They also focus on using recycled and renewable materials.
Houseplants are some of the best eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts because they bring a little nature inside and help clean the air of harmful contaminants.
One of my personal favorites is the spider plant because it’s incredibly easy to take care of and has beautiful shades of green. It also filters formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene from the air.
12. Organic Tea
It has a great selection of different teas from around the world, and it comes in a sustainable bamboo tea chest that she can reuse when she’s finished trying all her teas.
13. Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap
If your mom is trying to reduce plastic use and live a more eco-friendly life, give her some reusable beeswax food wrap for Mother’s Day. She can use the food wrap for up to a year, which means she’ll never have to buy plastic wrap again.
You can even make her some when you these simple directions on how to make DIY beeswax food wrap.
14. Compost Bin
If your mom likes to garden, she’ll love getting a compost bin for Mother’s Day. Compost bins keep food waste out of the landfill and make it easy to create nutrient-rich soil that help plants grow.
After a lot of research, this is the compost bin that we ultimately decided to get at our house. We selected it because it has two chambers for dual composting and the tumbling design makes it easy to turn and mix the compost.
15. Rain Barrel
Another fantastic eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift for the mom who likes to garden is a rain barrel. With a rain barrel, your mom can catch rain that’s pouring down the gutters and save it for watering her plants and garden.
When we started using this rain barrel to water our garden, we noticed a drop in our water bill over the summer. It also comes with everything needed to set up and immediately start capturing rainwater.
Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts
With these great ideas for eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts, you can show your mom how much you love her and take care of the environment at the same time.
More Eco-Friendly Holidays
Now that you see how easy it is to go green with these top eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts, are you interested in making all of your holidays more sustainable? Then be sure to check out some of our other popular posts about eco-friendly holidays:
- How to Have an Eco-Friendly Easter
- Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Halloween
- Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving
- How to Have an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day