Mother's Day Gifts That Are as Good for Mom as for Mother Earth

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Instead of resorting to a card and flowers, why not treat her to something a little more exciting? Below are a dozen gift ideas for your number one fan that aren’t just good for mom - but good for mother Earth too!

Ditch the cut flowers and give your mom a plant that will last for more than a week. House plants are all the rage right now and there are a ton of them that aren’t too high maintenance. Personally, we’re obsessed with philodendrons.

Whether your mom is a yogi or a wannabe, she’ll love this eco-friendly yoga mat from Manduka. It’s non-toxic and made from sustainably harvested tree rubber and comes in a variety of thicknesses.

Budget pick: Jade Yoga makes this great Level One mat and they have a fantastic sustainable mission.

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Sometimes, you just need a nice cup of tea. This tea sampler is not only delicious (it includes NINE different flavors), but eco-friendly and ethically sourced. We recommend this tea infuser and this reusable cup to complete the set.

Budget pick: Arbor Teas has quite a few gift sets that are fair trade, organic and, best of all, fairly priced!

These kimono-style robes aren’t just extremely cozy, they’re also fair trade and organic! Under the Canopy makes these bad boys in nine different colors so you’re sure to find one that your mom will love!

Budget pick: PACT’s three-quarter sleeve robes are super soft and made from 100% organic cotton.

When you hear “bath bomb” you probably think of lots of scents and additives. Well, stop. These bath bombs are made without GMOs, parabens, SLS, phthalate, PET/plastic glitter or fake dyes making them environmentally friendly and perfect for the mom with sensitive skin.

Ethically sourced jewelry

We love jewelry, but we’ve found that finding beautiful pieces that are ethically made and environmentally friendly are hard to come by. That’s why we are in love with Soko - everything they make is handcrafted in Kenya from recycled, reclaimed and locally sourced materials.

Budget pick: Ten Thousand Villages has a huge selection of fair-trade, hand-crafted jewelry from artisans all over the world. And, they have an under $25 section!

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Love your mom’s cooking? Well, imagine how much better it will be with FRESH herbs. I know, we’re drooling too. This mini herb garden is the perfect gift for the mom that loves to cook or the mom who’s cooking you can’t get enough of!

Raise your hand if your mom insists on always carrying a million things but can never find anything. If your hand is up, you should probably get your mom this bag from Lo & Sons. It’s made from organic cotton canvas the company is run by a mother and son team (#awwww).

Budget pick: Sole Society has a TON of vegan bags that are super cute and super affordable.

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Is your mom a chocolate fiend? If so, she’ll love this chocolate box from Loving Earth. It comes with six flavors (our favorite is raspberry) and all the bars are fair trade, vegan, organic, gluten free, dairy free and delicious.

Budget pick: Theo has a four-bar sampler that includes my favorite of their’s: hazlenut crunch.

Okay, yes, we know this isn’t exactly a “novel” idea, but hear us out. This wine club from Alma Rosa Winery is an ORGANIC and SUSTAINABLE wine subscription. I don’t think we need to say anything else on this.

PS: we also love this one from Bogle Vineyards!

A pair of vegan leather sandals

EVERY ONE LOVES SHOES and we are OBSESSED with these vegan leather sandals from Matt & Nat. PS they also have super cute vegan leather bags if that’s more your mom’s style.

Budget pick: I’m currently drooling over these vegan slides from Brave Soles.

Who doesn’t love a good candle? We certainly do, especially when it’s one from PF Candle. Not only are they completely plant-based (made from 100% soy with cotton wicks) but they also SMELL SO GOOD. Plus, the names are awesome. Personal favorite: Golden Coast. Just trust me.

Budget pick: Lulu’s candles are made with eco-friendly soy and are hand-poured in the USA!