Sustainable Gifts for Mother’s Day

Sustainable Gifts for Mother’s Day

How will you honor the important mother figure in your life this year? Even if a call and a card can be sometimes the best of gifts, a token of appreciation can go a long way, especially in the time of social distancing.

Sustainable Gifts for the Green Mom

For the eco-minded moms out there, sustainable gifts are the way to go. However, navigating the lingo and the greenwashing marketing attempts can be overwhelming, so we’ve made it easy for you: Here are the best sustainable gifts for Mother’s Day. Local, eco-friendly, and designed to last, they are the perfect way to send a message of love to Mom (and planet Earth) this upcoming Sunday.

{Psst… These brands also deliver their goodies to her doorstep! Click on the pink links to visit their e-shops}

organic gifts for mothers day 2020

1. Palm Leaves Pouch by Ora Delphine ($145.00): Give Mom a bit of sunshine and a tropical vacation with this beautiful pouch made with genuine leather and gold tone hardware. Perfect to store all her essentials in style, this roomy leather wristlet can also be hooked onto her favorite purse for extra storage. Made thoughtfully with high-quality materials, it is one of those gifts meant to last for many years. A perfect gift for the eco-warrior who aims to have a curated wardrobe, this fun design embodies the spirit of Southern California and its beautiful sunsets. Lovingly designed in Los Angeles, this beautiful pouch is a very special gift that will bring Mom a ray of sunshine to her doorstep. Guaranteed.

2. Escape Mules TX in Light Blue by Reef ($57.00): The perfect getaway shoes for the sustainable Mom, they are perfect for a stay-at-home brunch, her next Zoom conference, or playtime games. With a beautiful seasonal print, these mules feature a pillowy cushion footbed, an anatomical arch support with heel cupping, and a high-traction outsole, making them the perfect indoor and outdoor BFF.  What we like most about the brand is that it uses the Eco-One technology, an organic additive that enhances the biodegradation process in a biologically active landfill, meaning they decompose easily without polluting the environment. Also, these shoes have zero PVC (or plastic content), and instead use a high-density natural rubber outsole for perfect traction and a clean conscience. Tell Mom to slide them on and take them off as she pleases, because when the social distancing is over, she will be the chicest eco-warrior of the neighborhood.

3. Green Tea & Aloe Organic Purifying Cleanser by Lumoir ($48.00): A true multitasking product and a green gal’s dream, this cleanser is designed to gently remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other pollutants without drying skin. Made carefully in the USA with the highest-quality organic ingredients, this light yet powerful blend purifies while providing hydration. And did we mentin that it works wonderfully on all skin types? Its natural ingredients are formulated to give clear, glowing skin even if we are spending a lot of time indoors. The perfect gift for the green mom that likes to enhance her natural beauty, Lumoir’s cleanser transforms from an oil into a very soft lather that leaves skin feeling soft, squeaky clean and plumped. An organic hug in a bottle, it is the perfect excuse for Mom to create a much-needed me time ritual. {This product is lovingly made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients}

4. Self-Care Collection by Nourish Natural Soap Company ($30.00): For the Mom that selflessly gives her best every single day, this beautiful gift set is the perfect reminder that self-care is extremely important. And what better excuse to take some time to herself than a beautifully curated collection of bathing goodness that includes a relaxing and hydrating bath bomb with Hungarian lavender, a luxurious Island Escape bath truffle (which incidentally smells like Paradise), and your choice of three natural soap bars carefully made by hand in Beacon, a quaint town in upstate New York. Even if we don’t like to play favorites, Kombucha & Geranium and Sea & Sand have stolen our green heart with their natural aromas and their rich, rejuvenating lather. Pamper Mom’s skin and ignite her senses with a richly fragrant gift that will transport her to a luxurious spa at a time when she could do with a little bit of extra TLC. {This product is lovingly made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients}

5. Founder’s Blend Scalp & Hair Treatment by Rahua ($40.00): If Mom has spent the last couple of months in isolation or confinement, chances are she will have noticed that her scalp may have begun to act up. The added stress of juggling kids, work, and the unsettling news are the perfect storm for an angry scalp that becomes itchy, irritated, or a combination of the two. The latest innovation by the clean beauty brand Rahua is a powerful plant-powered, non-toxic treatment designed to balance the scalp’s microbiome in no time. Perfect for the green beauty lover Mom who wants a natural solution to her hair woes, this miracle product helps balance scalp moisture levels and strenghtens hair roots, meaning less shedding and more fun with impromptu homemade hairdressing sessions with the kids. {This product is lovingly made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients}

6. The Sustainability Set by The Detox Market ($30.00): Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the eco-curious Mom? This set curated by The Detox Market includes everything she needs to start her sustainable journey and replace the most common single-use plastics for an immediate impact on the environment. The kit includes one Baggu reusable shopping bag, 2 natural bamboo straws with a cleaning brush, and a reusable silicone sandwich bag by Stasher. With these small changes, Mom can have a yearly impact of 300+ single-use plastic bags, 300+ single-use plastic straws and 300+ single-use resealable bags that she will be keeping away from the ocean and the landfills. Plus, The Detox Market will plant a tree for every kit sold. An impactful Mother’s Day gift that she will use over and over.

7. Organic Aspen Leggings by Reprise Activewear ($120.00): Did you know that Reprise Activewear makes these leggings out of pine needles? The ultimate green gift for the eco-warrior goddess in your life, they are not only cute, comfortable and soft, but also so breathable that they can keep Mom cool with zero plastic fabric. Reprise was created after learning about how much of our clothing is made out of plastic, which ends up in the ocean after repeated washing or discarding. These leggings also have a direct positive impact in our local community; the Tencel fabric is knit and dyed responsibly in Los Angeles, and the leggings are cut and sewn in a woman-owned factory in New Jersey. This is the perfect gift to empower Mom in her eco-conscious journey by making impactful choices with the cleanest wear. {This product is lovingly made in the USA with fibers obtained from natural resources}

Sustainable and organic gifts for Mother's Day


8. Cellular Oil by Ayuna ($185.00): This beautiful skin revival serum is the perfect luxury gift for the green beauty lover. Ayuna, which in Spanish means “fasting”, is a niche brand that creates clean haute cosmetics meeting the highest international standards. With the motto “less is more”, the line concentrates on giving the skin exactly what it needs to be healthy and radiant. Nothing more, nothing less. The Ayuna Cellular Oil is a pioneer in using the stem cells of a wild olive tree found in Spain. Rich in antioxidant properties, it helps revive the skin’s appearance by supercharging the cells responsible for the renovation cycle. With a beautiful texture, this serum and nutrition treatment is ideal for dull complexions, dry and/or mature skin. Formulated with 100% ingredients, 44% of which are organic, the Cellular Oil is the perfect sustainable gift to let Mom’s natural beauty shine through. {This is a 100% natural product lovingly made in Spain}

9. Ethereal Lip & Cheek Palette by RMS Beauty ($48.00): Rose-Marie Swift has outdone herself with this beautiful bundle gift set for a romantic glow. It contains three full-sized products, including the brand’s new tinted daily lip balm, for an ethereal and natural glow. The set also contains the limited-edition Lost Angel ethereal duo, composed of a new blush shade in a seductive coral pink and a luminizing powder with rose gold hues. But my favorite product of the set is the Lost Angel Lip2Cheek, a multitasking product that ignited my passion for clean beauty many years ago. An elegant coral pink, it truly looks good in all skin shades and gives a much-needed pop of color. The perfect gift to initiate the eco-conscious Mom in the art of clean makeup. {This is a natural product lovingly made in the USA}

10. The Dutch Dutch Oven in Indigo by BK Cookware ($99.99 at Amazon): Looking for a sustainable gift for the gourmet Mom who has a bit of everything? How about a heirloom-quality piece of wonder that will let her cook her favorite dishes without the nasty molecules of traditional non-stick pan? A Dutch oven is a dream come true for the foodie who loves to cook decadent dishes without spending too much time in the kitchen. This traditional pot is actually made in Europe by BK, a brand that became the Royal pourveyor of the Dutch oven in the 1950s, although it started manufacturing pans in the mid-1800s. Hand-enameled with a beautiful indigo finish, it is not only Instagram-worthy, but one of the best-kept kitchen staples in European households. Celebrated by chefs everywhere, the Dutch Oven by BK is made with carbon steel, whuich weighs a fraction of cast iron and is more heat-responsive for faster, even heating. Thanks to the natural nonstick properties of the enamel, food slides right off for easy cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher. From rich stews to no-knead bread, this Dutch oven is a true kitchen multitasker that is meant to last. {This is a heritage cooking pot lovingly made in Germany, following European manufacturing traditions}

11. Build Your Own Meal Prep Kit by Primal Kitchen: For the Mom obsessed with clean food, finding the right condiments can be a bit difficult. If you learn to read labels, you’ll realize how many synthetic ingredients get sneaked in our food every single day. So what’s a girl gotta do? Enter the custom gift builders by Primal Kitchen. From dressing packs to bundles for Keto diets, they have a bit of everything for everybody. We particularly loved the Build Your Own Meal Prep Kit (7 pc) because it has a lot of variety, and includes your choice of healthy cooking oil, one mayo, two condiments, and three dressings to create a thoughtful gift for your foodie Mom. Our recommendation? Their avocado oil (pictured above) is simply excellent, and their Pesto Mayo is out of this world. But truly, if your Mom loves clean food, you cannot go wrong with anything you choose. For instance, the classic BBQ sauce surprisingly packs a punch of flavor, and is made with organic and healthy ingredients! So head to the site, build your own bundle, and have it shipped to your Mom’s doorstep. We’re sure she’ll love it!

Disclosure: The authors received NO compensation to write this post. The authors received samples of some of the products featured for editorial consideration.

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