15 Sustainable and Fair Trade Mother's Day Gifts

Moms deserve the best every day, but Mother's Day is a wonderful opportunity to show all the mothers in your life just how cherished they are. Whether you're looking for a special gift for your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, or godmother, we promise these ethical and sustainable Mother's Day gift ideas won't disappoint.

With fair trade jewelry, handwoven kitchen accessories, and vibrant artisan-made home decor—we're sure you'll be able to find exceptional gifts for all the moms in your life.

1. Abby Alley Eliza Cuff

Simple yet striking, this fair trade cuff from Abby Alley is perfect for the mom who likes to glam it up without the extra fuss. Abby Alley's jewelry is all handcrafted by artisans in East Africa earning fair wages for their crafts.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

Abby Alley fair trade bracelet


2. Katie M Mudd Ceramics Blush Porcelain Planter

A lovely planter and plate for brightening up any space, this set from Katie M. Mudd is a sweet gift for the mom with a green thumb. Each ceramic piece from the brand is handmade by Katie with care in Portland, Oregon using locally-sourced materials. 

Value: Sustainable, USA Made, Vegan

Katie Mudd ceramics pink handmade planter


3 & 4. August Sage Cosmic Mug and matching Cosmic Bowl

We all have a few coffee (or tea!) loving moms in our life and these unique August Sage cosmic mugs make for a fun and functional gift. And the matching cosmic bowl compliments the mugs beautifully. The mugs and bowls are all handmade by artisans in Guatemala working in a fair trade environment and earning living wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

August Sage Ethically Made Cosmic Mug

August Sage Cosmic Fair Trade Bowl


5. Anatoli Co. Dervish Towel

Thoughtfully handwoven in Turkey by local artisans using cotton and linen, Anatoli's towels are a naturally and consciously made luxury. Traditionally, Turkish towels were made for bathing and relaxing in Turkish baths—and we think they also make a wonderful gift for the mom that deserves some self-care and relaxation time!

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Anatoli turkish towel


6. MINNA Peach Grid Apron

For the chefs in your life that like to cook in style, MINNA's handmade, elegantly printed kitchen essentials will be a special treat! All of MINNA's pieces are made consciously by artisans working in family-run workshops and independent cooperatives in Mexico, Uruguay, and Guatemala who are able to set their own wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

MINNA fair trade apron


7. Abby Alley Dawson Earrings

Consciously handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, these crescent-shaped brass earrings from Abby Alley are a beautiful gift you can be proud to give. To ensure ethical labor, Abby Alley works only with artisan cooperatives that guarantee fair wages and safe working environments.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

Abby Alley fair trade earrings


8. Nisolo Black Leather Envelope Clutch

This fair trade leather clutch from Nisolo is a gorgeous accessory for a night out or can be used for holding small essentials in a tote bag. The clutch is made by hand by artisans working in a factory that Nisolo owns and operates in Peru.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

Nisolo fair trade envelope clutch


9. Altar Mini Waxing Moon Necklace

Altar's delicate necklace shaped like a waxing moon with a stunning stone set in the middle is an exquisite piece for the minimalist mom in your life. Each necklace is made in Portland, Oregon from recycled metals.

Values: Sustainable, USA Made, Vegan

Altar sustainably made waxing moon necklace


10 & 11. Leah Singh Zimbabwe West Winter Throw Pillow and Lucent Shimmer Throw Pillow

With their unique designs and vibrant colors, Leah Singh's pillows are truly works of art! Leah Singh's textiles are all ethically handmade and hand-embroidered by artisans in India who use techniques native to the regions in which they live.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable

Leah Singh fair trade pillow

Leah Singh artisan-made necklace

12. 3rd Season Hand Painted Suki Shell

This one-of-a-kind top from 3rd Season was made from locally-sourced cupro (a regenerated fiber from cotton that feels like silk) and is certain to be a memorable gift! The gorgeous piece is made with a special dying process and no two pieces look the exact same. 

Values: Sustainable, USA Made, Vegan

3rd Season ethically handmade top


13. CDMX Beeswax Candles in Marble

Handmade in Mexico from all-natural, unscented beeswax and Mexican marble, these sustainable CDMX candles are an elevated crowd-pleaser. CDMX is a brand dedicated to bringing the impressive work and heritage crafts of skilled artisans in Mexico to the U.S.

Values: Sustainable

CDMX Beeswax Candles


14 & 15. Sertodo Copper Gangotri Pitcher with Lid and Apa Cups

Hand-hammered by skilled artisans from 100% recycled copper using techniques that date back over 1000 years, Sertodo Copper's beautiful goods are made with integrity. And one of the most interesting, yet not widely-known, aspects of copper is that when water is stored in copper vessels—like this pitcher—the mineral of copper is infused into the water. And the copper mineral helps support healthy digestive, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Check out our blog post to learn more Sertodo Copper and the benefits of copper.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Sertodo Copper pitcher and cups

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