Each country celebrates Mother’s Day on different dates, but the majority of countries celebrate it on International Mother’s day, the second Sunday of May. But of course, in the end, every day should be Mother’s day and our precious moms should be cherished not just because they gave birth to us, but because they support and love us as well. No gift is perfect and enough for being a mom, but we tried to put together a list of ideas for eco-friendly gifts for Mother’s day that could make all moms happy.
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Eco-friendly flowers or plants
If you get flowers, try to get ones that are wrapped in a paper, not in plastic. Also, take care that you choose locally grown and fairtrade flowers. You can ask the florist from where the flowers come and how they were grown. Even just asking for it and showing that you care can have a huge impact. Tell the florist not to use harmful chemicals when picking the flowers. Also, it’s important to compost the flowers, put them in your garden if you have, or in the trash can for biodegradable trash, so that it can decompose.
As an alternative, you can get a flower or a plant in a pot. That’s more sustainable because the plant lives for more than just 1-2 weeks.
If your mom already has some plants, maybe you can also think about getting beautiful fair-trade ceramics or a sustainable, 100 % bamboo plant stand.
Organic coffee and tee gift box
A good cup of something warm is always well appreciated. We are sure that there are a lot of coffee and tee lover moms out there, so why not surprise them with a tasty organic coffee or tee experience?
Chocolate is another classic for these special dates. If your mom likes chocolates as much as our mom’s, this is the best option! You can even give your mom new kinds of chocolates that she never tried before.
Vegan and fairtrade are the best options to keep your gift options green and sustainable, and we are sure that your mom will love it.
Moms who want to choose their own gifts or prefer experiences
Some moms like to use their time and resources on things that they really want. Giving a gift card is the best so like that they can spend it in what they are willing at that moment, there are some options of gift card that you can try like:
Eco-friendly experiences around the world
This is the option that we recommend the most! Traveling is great, and if you have the chance to do it with your mom is much better! What is better than enjoying an eco-activity together?
A gift card to an eco-friendly store in your area
Maybe there are a lot of nice gifts out there and you don’t know what to choose. Getting a gift card to a local eco-friendly store will allow your mom to get something that she really wants. That will make you both happy! It can be the local bulk store, zero-waste store, a sustainable fashion shop, or a store where she can get some natural beauty products.
Local stores are great, because usually the products that are sold are locally made, and it can be more sustainable than the one you would order from across the sea.
There is no better gift than knowledge. Maybe your mom wants to learn a skill for a long time. Now is your opportunity to let her learn! Skillshare is a state-of-the-art platform where a lot of professionals upload courses and classes to teach about a lot of topics: management, IT, social media, photography, business, photo editing, painting, art, animation, design, interior design, cooking and more!
If you click here you can get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium and let your mom start to practice a new language, learn to play an instrument, learn to create art, or even some content writing!
The possibilities are limitless and your mom will be happy to learn new things!
Moms who like to plan
Moms need to plan their schedule very well, giving her a planner is a very good present. If you want to make it eco friendly, there are several brands that work with recycled paper and vegan and fairtrade materials as well. You can check them below!
Sporty and Yogi Moms
It’s important to keep good health, doing physical activity can boost the good attitude of your mom and help her to be healthy and full of energy as well, there are several options that you can choose for her:
Eco sportswear and gear
If your mom practices yoga, this is the best time for getting new gear for her (In case she need it of course)
A proper mat and yoga clothes are very useful for making the movements more natural and make you feel more free and elastic.
Plum Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Compressive Legging –made from RPET fabric from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles with a unique four-way stretch and compressive fabric that’s perfect for high-impact workouts
Online yoga class or meditation subscription
It’s never late to learn more about yoga or to learn about consciousness. You could even learn together with your mom!
Moms can get very stressed with all the responsibilities that they have. A meditation course could allow her to have some relaxing moments before starting the day or before going to sleep. There are different kinds of meditation that she could try to relax her mind.
Gaia has a great selection of yoga and meditation practices that every busy mom can do whenever they want to, from the comfort of the home.
Give it a try and explore yoga, conscious lifestyle, and meditation with your mom!
Subscription to fitness, yoga or meditation studio
Of course, if your mom prefers to attend some events personally or prefers a real studio over an online, then a subscription to fitness, yoga, or meditation studio might be a better idea. After Mother’s Day, she can go to the local studios to boost her health, energy, and happiness 🙂
All items for a cozy eco home
If your mom loves to be at home and loves to decorate her home, you could get something nice for her place. Decorations made out of bamboo or wood are beautiful in a modern and sustainable household. And of course, what’s better than some organic bed sheets or natural hand-made candles? Candles can add a very romantic feeling to the room. If your mom likes to get a romantic ambiance at home from time to time, you can get for her some organic handmade candles. They will make her happy and she can even keep the glass for her kitchen after using it!
Eco-friendly kitchen stuff
Mother’s day is also the perfect opportunity to replace the old gear that your mom has in the kitchen. You could ask her directly so that she won’t have the same article two times. Remember that if you want to get a new article for her, first be sure that she doesn’t have the same functional article, let’s be sustainable! 🙂
Eco-friendly bathroom products
Getting some natural and zero-waste bathroom products is the perfect way to introduce your mom to the world of sustainable products. Get for her some tooth pills, organic floss, shampoo, and soap bars:
We have put together a perfect list of eco-friendly toiletry products: Packing List: Eco-Friendly Toiletries for Backpackers
Ethical and sustainable clothes
Here are some of the sustainable fashion brands we love and we recommend you to choose them if you think about getting some clothes for your Mom. Ethical and sustainable fashion pieces can be perfect eco-friendly Mother’s day gifts.
Some of our favorite brands:
- Organic Basics – this Denmark based brand creates sustainable basics, sportswear, beautiful lingerie. You can use our discount code DEEROBC3 until the end of May 2020 – check out their sortiment here
- People Tree – UK-based sustainable fashion brand that we love. Click here to check out their sortiment as well!
- EarthHero has also lots of sustainable brands in the webshop, check out the sustainable women’s clothes here.
For All Moms
Skincare and beauty products
Every mom is beautiful <3 however, every mom likes to take care of their skin, hair and I know from my experience, that my mom is always happy when I get her a new face mask or cream.
Keep your mom healthy and full of energy is proof that you are a very good son or daughter. Getting for her vitamins and supplements is a great option for a mother’s day present.
If you want to give to your mom something healthy, organic, vegan and with a great taste you can give her a jar of Goli Gummies. The Goli Gummies are made of apple cider vinegar, although, the flavor of the gummies is delicious!
We really hope that you liked all these sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas, and we hope that you can choose one of these for your mom 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day!
Zsuzsi and Dante