Whether you need a gift for Mother’s Day, mom’s birthday, or another occasion, this list will be your guide to finding ethical and eco-friendly gifts for mom (or grandma, or your aunt, or your sister) online.
Because each mom is a bit different, this guide is sorted into the different interests or passions she might have — wine, chocolate, plants, fashion, or the spa!
Note that this guide includes partners and affiliates. As always, we only feature brands we love — and that we think you’ll love too.
For the Spa-Loving Mom:
If she can’t go to the spa, bring the spa to her with these eco-minded and organic products.
1. Organic Hair Towel | Sunrise Bliss
Made from super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton, Sunrise Bliss t-shirt hair towels are absorbent without taking away moisture. This means Mom can rest assured that her hair dries quickly without actually drying out! (I’ve tested these towels personally and they really do work!) And the towels come in a variety of unique prints, colored with low-impact dyes, making them a fun and useful eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift.
Use code CLIFESTYLE15 for 15% off.
2. At-Home Spa Gift Box | EarthHero
EarthHero’s thoughtfully curated self-care gift box is the ultimate eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift for the mom that would appreciate some pampering. [For more ideas, scroll through EarthHero’s full Spa Lover collection.]
The box features six non-toxic and earth-friendly products — a kelp face mask, charcoal soap bar, agave fiber washcloth, soy wax candle, herbal lotion bar, and bath salt — making it a gift you can feel good about giving. Plus, the entire set is plastic-free!
Pricing: $74.99 (use code CONSCIOUSLIFE for 10% off)
3. Organic Cotton Robe | Coyuchi
Mom will want to live in this plush, luxurious cloud loom robe as soon as she sees it. Thick yet lofty, soft yet absorbent, Coyuchi’s GOTS-certified organic cotton robe is a true treat. And this cozy gift is available in three colors: slate, palest ocean, and alpine white.
For the Mom Who Loves Slow Weekends:
Time at home doesn’t always equal relaxation. These mindfully-made gifts though will help her set the mood for a leisurely weekend.
4. Regenerative, Non-Toxic Candle | Summer Solace
Help mom set the mood for a relaxing weekend with Summer Solace’s slow-made, slow-burning candles. This WOC-founded, family-owned small business creates their sustainable tallow candles from the waste fat of cattle from regenerative, 100% organic certified Bay Area pastures. Blended with locally sourced beeswax and thoughtfully selected essential oils, the mixtures are poured into recycled glass vessels, which can be repurposed after use.
5. Tea Lover Gift Box | GlobeIn
GlobeIn curates exceptional artisan handcrafted products from around the world. The products GlobeIn features are either sourced directly from artisans or through reputable partner organizations.
For the At-Home Hostess:
Whether she’s making the most of small intimate gatherings right now or already planning for upcoming celebrations, any of these sustainably-crafted goods will be a well-appreciated gift!
6. Wild Grass & Pine Placemat | Amano Marketplace
Handmade from pine needles, pajón, and raffia, these all-natural placements will add a unique homey feel to any table setting. These striking placemats are woven by women artisans in the Guatemalan Highlands using traditional techniques. Making pieces like these enables the women to earn a fair income while sustaining cultural crafts. [Check out the coordinating pine coasters too to complete the set!]
Pricing: $76 for 4
7. Bamboo Tableware | EKOBO on Made Trade
Ekobo’s durable plates, cups, bowls, and other tableware is all made from upcycled raw organic bamboo sawdust that has been recovered from chopstick and flooring production. The brand’s eco tableware is also made with non-toxic food-grade dyes and is free of BPA, PVC, and phthalate. For more choices, check out our guide to eco-friendly dinnerware and tableware.
For the Mom With Bold Style:
For the mom that loves eye-catching designs, check out these accessories with vibrant and ethical style.
8. Upcycled Kantha Jewelry | WorldFinds
WorldFinds’ fair trade jewelry will add the perfect pop of color to mom’s wardrobe. Each piece is handmade and truly one-of-a-kind — the jewelry is crafted by artisans using colorful, upcycled fabric scraps from Kantha textiles. These textiles are wrapped around wooden beads, which are also upcycled from scraps left by a local furniture factory! And not only is this gift idea eco-friendly, but it’s fair trade too. The artisans WorldFinds partners with in India and Bali are part of women’s cooperatives, family groups, or members of the World Fair Trade Organization.
9. Arco Earrings | Amano Marketplace
Made in Antigua, Guatemala, these geometric earrings are “wearable art that honors Guatemalan cultural heritage.” This pair of exceptional earrings (along with much more artisan jewelry) is available at Amano Marketplace, an online retailer dedicated to spotlighting the work of small-scale Latin American makers.
10. Handmade Silk Scarves | LOOM
LOOM is an organization with a mission near to my heart — and near my home. The Chicago-based social enterprise brings together refugee women who create handmade accessories, apparel, and home goods to earn additional income. These artisans bring their techniques inspired by their own cultural traditions to LOOM and LOOM offers them the opportunity to earn income, gain experience, and build new skills.
The striking scarves from LOOM are handcrafted by artisans using 100% pure silk and natural dyes.
For the Chocolate-Loving Mom:
Gifting a chocolate-lover? These fair trade chocolate options are sure to please.
11. Fair Trade Chocolate Bars | Tony’s Chocolonely
This fair trade chocolate brand goes beyond paying fair wages — Tony’s Chocolonely is dedicated to eradicating slavery in the chocolate industry. The activist chocolate brand ensures the farmers they source from are paid fair prices that provide living wages, and is committed to seeing the rest of the chocolate world do the same. You can learn more about what Tony’s is doing and how you can get involved here.
Pricing: $2.39 for small bar and $5.95 for large bar
12. Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles | AlterEco
Alter Eco is an organic and certified fair trade chocolate brand with a fantastic variety of flavors to choose from. The company is also B-Corp certified and is investing in regenerative practices for their cocoa. For more options, check out our full fair trade chocolate guide.
Pricing: $7.99 for 4.2oz bag
For the Wine Connoisseur Mom:
From wine holders to wine tote bags, here are some unique gifts for the mom that loves a great glass of wine.
13. Regenerative Wine | Tablas Creek Vineyards
As the first Regenerative Organic Certified vineyard in the United States, Tablas Creek takes healthy and sustainable wine seriously. This certification is essentially a verification that the vineyard has implemented “the highest standard of sustainable farming in soil health, carbon capture, biodiversity, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness.”
Pricing: $25+ per bottle
14. Organic Wine Tote | Aplat
Whether she’s headed on a low-waste grocery store trip or packing for summertime picnics, this wine tote from Aplat fits the bill. The adorable organic cotton tote safely holds two bottles (or baguettes!) and can be conveniently carried over the shoulder. These totes are also dyed with low-impact dyes and produced using zero-waste design principles.
15. Teak Wine Bottle Holder | Rose & Fitzgerald on Made Trade
This gravity-defying bottle holder will stylishly showcase mom’s most precious bottle. The minimalist display is handcarved out of teak wood by artisans who work in fair trade conditions. In fact, the pieces are made right in Rose & Fitzgerald’s own craft studio in Kampala, Uganda.
16. Recycled Wine Glasses | Uncommon Goods
These stunning stemless wine glasses are festive yet elevated, great for small gatherings (with the different colors, everyone will know which glass is theirs!) or Zoom happy hours. And these stand-out glasses are sustainable too — they’re mouth-blown by artisans in Mexico from recycled glass.
Pricing: $85 for 6
For the Plant Mom:
Help mom get a bit more green in her life with a thoughtful plant-themed gift.
17. Eco-Friendly Planters | MinimumDesign
Made out of a blend of reclaimed wood and bioplastic (from corn), these minimalist geometric planters are the ultimate eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift for the indoor plant lover. This Etsy shop has plenty of unique planters — large and small — and vases. For more options, browse through our eco-friendly planters, pots, & vases guide.
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