With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect time to celebrate and honour the incredible women in our lives who have shaped us into the people we are today. Whether it's your mother, grandmother, aunt, or any other maternal figure who has been a guiding light for you, this is a day to show your love and appreciation for everything they have done for you.
But why not take it a step further this year? Choosing eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones is a great way to show them that you care about both them and the Mother Earth. By opting for gifts that are sustainably sourced, biodegradable, or made from recycled materials, you're not only honouring your mom, but also doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment.
Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly gift ideas for Mother's Day that are thoughtful, sustainable, and environmentally conscious.
Organic Tea or Coffee
Gift your mom with some organic tea or coffee that is ethically sourced and packaged in eco-friendly materials. If you can’t find any in eco-friendly packaging, buy some loose leaf tea and put it in a mason jar.
Tip: thrift a cute teacup set to go along with it!
- Oteas - Looseleaf and bagged tea, in plastic free packaging.
- Driftaway Coffee - committed to fighting plastic pollution by using 100% compostable packaging.
Instead of using plastic wrap to cover food, beeswax wraps are a sustainable and reusable alternative that can keep food fresh.
Our selection of wraps come in a variety of adorable patterns and will last you at least a year, before they need to be refreshed with our refresher bar! Check out our collection here.
Sustainable Skincare Products
There are so many great skincare brands and products that are made with natural and sustainable ingredients, and packaged in recyclable or biodegradable materials! A moisturizing face mask or nourishing body scrub can be a great gift to encourage your mom to indulge in a little self-care!
Goldi's Pick: Om Organics - Plant-based, clean, non-toxic skincare that's packaged sustainably. They also offer refills on some products!
Did you know that most candles on the market today are made from petroleum-based paraffin wax and contain synthetic fragrances that can release harmful chemicals? Sustainable candles are made with natural and renewable materials like coconut wax, beeswax, or soy wax and often use natural fragrances like essential oils. Better for her, and the planet!
Goldi's Pick: Pico Collective Candles - Handmade with soy, coconut and beeswax and no plastic packaging. The Honey Tobacco scent is our personal fave ;)
Reusable Water Bottle
A reusable water bottle is a great way to reduce waste and encourage your mom to stay hydrated. There are many stylish options available, such as those made of glass, stainless steel, or BPA-free plastic.
Goldi's Pick: Hitch - A bottle and a cup all in one! Each order is carbon neutral, plants trees AND removes plastic from the ocean.
Make your own eco-friendly gift, such as a DIY terrarium, handmade soap using natural ingredients or even planting a tree in her honour! The options are endless.
Gifts for New Moms
If you have a new mom in your life who has just had a baby, here are some ideas that may be better tailored to them! Remember, the most important thing is to choose a gift that reflects their interests and values, while also being mindful of the impact it has on the environment.
Drop Off a Meal
If you live close by (and feel like you know what sorts of food they would enjoy) consider dropping off a nice meal! This can be especially helpful if they are in the early stages of postpartum recovery.
Homemade Bath Salts
Find a relaxing bath soak recipe (make sure it’s safe for postpartum!), gather the ingredients and package it up in a mason jar.
Tip: add dried flowers to the mix (such as rose or lavender) to make the salts even prettier.
Healthy Snack Basket
New moms need lots of snacks! Buy in bulk and get the basket (or gift box) second hand. Maybe throw in a reusable water bottle!
Baby Carrier or Sling
A baby carrier made of organic cotton or other sustainable materials is a practical and eco-friendly gift that allows new moms to keep their hands free while bonding with their baby.
Acts Of Service
When in doubt, check in with them and ask them directly about what they may need or want, or how you could help out! Sometimes simply being there for someone is the best gift you can possibly give.
Happy Mother’s Day!