21 Best Ethical and Sustainable Mother’s Day Gifts | 2023 Gift Guide

Sustainable mothers 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. Hathorway Hanoi Crescent Horn Earrings — $56

These classic and stylish earrings seamlessly elevate any style with their 16k gold plated brass detail and ethically sourced buffalo horn charms. The texture of the upcycled horn makes it so every piece features a unique texture and design that’s completely one-of-a-kind, just like mom! And be sure to check out Hathorway’s matching necklace to complete this thoughtful and consciously crafted gift.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Hanoi Crescent Horn Earrings

2. Carry Courage Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag in Cream — $74

Made with sustainable, vegan cork fabric. The adventurer stores your bottles upright to keep mom’s cosmetics organized. Help her pack up for her next adventure in style.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Cosmetics Bag

3. August Sage Ana Paula Bud Vase in Tierra — $68

All the flower-loving moms in your life will love this minimalist, speckled vase from August Sage. Each vase is hand-thrown from start to finish by a small group of artisans in Mexico using traditional techniques.

Sustainable mothers day gifts vase

4. Finex Cast Iron Skillet — $195

Inspire mom’s next kitchen creation with this sustainably made skillet. Each FINEX product is made with 100% North American, quality cast iron and is handcrafted by a small team of people in Portland, OR.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Cast Iron Skillet

5. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Streamline Round Profile Earrings — $45

If the mother you’re shopping for can’t get enough jewelry, these sleek and minimalistic earrings make for the perfect gift. Available in up to 85% recycled gold or responsibly sourced, ethically mined, or recycled sterling silver, these masterfully handcrafted earrings ethically elevate any outfit.

Sustainable mothers day gifts earrings

6. Coyuchi Solstice Short Robe – $78

Give the gift of a much-needed relaxing spa day with this ultra-soft, moisture-wicking, and fast-drying GOTS certified organic cotton robe. The cotton jersey knit is thoroughly brushed to create a stunning peached finish, resulting in a high-quality softness that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Solstice Short Robe

7. Nisolo Luisa Clutch — $60

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.

Sustainable mothers day gifts clutch

8. La’ F.E.M. Eucalyptus Candle — $34

Forget those overwhelming synthetic candles and treat mom to what she deserves — a high-quality, hand-poured soy and coconut wax candle. With its thoughtful blend of all-natural essential oils that smells like eucalyptus and mint and a burn time of over 40 hours, you’re giving the gift of an eco-friendly and relaxing spa day vibe at home. Want to learn more about what makes natural candles safer to breathe? Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Candles.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Eucalyptus Candle

9. Tiradia Cork Farmers Market Cork Tote Bag — $65

This foldable and natural cork farmer’s market bag features a large open pocket that’s ideal for shopping, work, school, the gym, and everything in between. Dyed with all-natural vegetable dyes, cork bags like these are versatile and stylish while also certified vegan and free of harmful chemicals.

Sustainable mothers day gifts cork tote bag

10. Leena & Lu Pima T-Shirt Dress — $58

This luxuriously soft GOTS certified organic Pima cotton T-shirt dress is made in small batches by artisans in Lima, Peru using all-natural and non-toxic dyes such as avocado seeds, onion peels, and carmine. With its exceptional quality, this fair trade and naturally hypoallergenic dress is the ideal choice for a relaxing day at home or a good night’s rest.

Sustainable mothers day gifts t-shirt dress

11. Amante Marketplace Theoria Kilim Turkish Throw Blanket — $42

OEKO-TEX certified Turkish cotton is a world-renowned material due to its extreme absorbency, durability, and exceptional quality. Not only can this Turkish Throw Blanket be used to ethically elevate your living space, but it can also be used as a beach towel or cover-up, a moisture-wicking bath towel, or a lightweight scarf. Handcrafted by master artisans in Turkey using time-honored techniques, this versatile throw blanket is also designed after traditional Turkish Kilim rugs.

Sustainable mothers day gifts throw blanket

12. The Bright Angle Monday Mug — $48

Start mom’s day off right with this modern porcelain Monday Mug that is elegant, yet durable. It’s designed to fit the curve of your palm and the handle will fit your fingers like a glove. Perfect for pour-over coffee, French press, or tea.

Sustainable mothers day gifts mug

13. Sertodo Copper Apa Cups — $32

Hand-hammered by skilled artisans from 100% recycled copper using techniques that date back over 1,000 years, Sertodo Copper’s beautiful goods are made with integrity. One of the most interesting, and widely unknown, aspects of copper is that when water is stored in copper vessels — like these cups — the mineral of copper is infused into the water. The copper mineral helps support healthy digestive, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Learn more about the History and Health Benefits of Copper!

Sustainable mothers day gifts cups

14. Coyuchi Solstice Short Romper — $58

This short romper is breezy and so soft, making it perfect for spring and summer. Designed to be lived in, and featuring pockets, mom will be wearing this ensemble all weekend long. This Coyuchi romper is earth-friendly too — the set is made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and dyed with all-natural dyes.

Sustainable mothers day gifts short romper

15. Caminito Visera Visor — $30

Perfect for soccer games, hikes, beach days, or just going for a stroll, this handwoven natural straw visor provides ample protection from the sun’s rays while functioning as an everyday staple during the sunnier months. With its easily adjustable velcro strap, mom can comfortably put her hair up or down while making sure that the visor fits juuuust right!

Sustainable mothers day gifts visor

16. Studio Variously Amro Organic Cotton Throw — $249

For the mom who love to cozy up with a good book. This super soft throw is made of all organic, hand spun cotton. Features beautiful hand embroidery which makes this textile even more unique.

Sustainable mothers day gifts Organic Cotton Throw

17. Iron Oxide Gemstone Stud Earrings — $66

Made with recycled metals and featuring lab-grown or sustainably sourced gemstones, these stud earrings are a wonderfully ethical and sustainable addition to any wardrobe. Available in nine different ethical gemstone types and recycled sterling silver or gold fill, you’re sure to find the combination that best suits whoever you’re shopping for. Curious about the difference between lab-grown and sustainably mined gemstones? Learn more about Ethical Gemstones here!

Sustainable mothers day gifts Gemstone Stud Earrings

18. Chilote House Shoes — $55-$86

These beautiful fair trade slippers are handmade in small batches by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile with 100% locally sourced, sustainable materials. Hand-knitted with Patagonia sheep’s wool and stitched with vegetable-tanned salmon leather for the outsole. The salmon leather is upcycled from the local fishing industry, that would otherwise be thrown away, to create a unique, soft, and durable sustainable leather. Over time, these comfy slippers conform to the shape of your feet to fit just perfectly. 

Sustainable mothers day gifts house Shoes

19. Salt + Still Cane Hoop Earrings — $110

These hoops have a timeless quality with organic, rounded curves and a sense of movement. They were sculpted in wax before being cast in metal. These classic hoops will quickly become mom’s go to pair.

Sustainable mothers day gifts hoop earrings

20. Sijo Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Top and Eucalyptus Classic Lounge Pants — $45 and $65

Treat mom to one of the best in sustainable loungewear with this luxuriously soft and ethically made long sleeve top and matching lounge pants. Made from 95% eucalyptus tencel lyocell, this set has a near identical look and texture to silk while being 100% vegan. 

Verified buyer Evan P. said “I bought these for my wife. We are trying to live a more sustainable and fair lifestyle. While this might mean we pay more, the quality of product, comfort, and feeling of good is worth it.”

Sustainable mothers day gifts loungewear

21. Aplat Two Bottle Tote in Solid Merlot — $50

This Two Bottle Tote combines form and function. Made of durable 100% organic cotton canvas, this tote features a divider that comfortably fits two bottles so everything stays nice and upright. Sustainably manufactured with zero-waste ideals in mind, Mom is sure to get years of use out of this eco-friendly and stylish picnic and party accessory.

Sustainable mothers day gifts wine tote

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