A Guide to Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the most special women in our lives. Do you need help looking for gift ideas that won’t harm the environment? To help you out, here is a simple guide to getting your mother the best eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts.

Potted Plants

A bouquet of flowers is a typical Mother’s Day gift. However, most are wrapped in plastic that usually ends up as waste. For a more eco-friendly version, you can give your mother a potted plant! Did you know that pure clay pots are eco-friendly, made without toxic chemicals?

There are also so many plants that you can choose from: chrysanthemums, orchids, succulents, lilacs, and herbs, to name a few. Depending on her lifestyle, you can get her low-maintenance plants if she’s the busy type. If she has more time to be at home, then you can get her other plant varieties.

What’s great about giving a potted plant as a gift is that it adds beauty to her space, and it won’t easily wilt. She can enjoy it all year round.

Biodegradable K-Cups

Does your mom love coffee? Then, she will love these plastic-free coffee pods. Whether she’s at work or at home, she can easily prepare herself a delicious cup of brew. There are also so many flavors to choose from such as bold, medium, and light flavors, and even, a decaffeinated option that she can enjoy.

Every pod is compostable to help reduce plastic waste in the environment. And, every cup sold supports the families and communities that grow the coffee, making it a perfect sustainable Mother’s Day Gift.

Essential Oil Diffuser Set

Indulge her senses with an eco-friendly essential oil diffuser, made from sustainably sourced materials such as bamboo and wood. It’s like having a spa at home! It’s also compact, she can take it anywhere she goes.

Pair it with organic essential oils to create the perfect aromatherapy experience. A few examples are lavender, which promotes relaxation and better sleep, citronella to support a healthy respiratory system and helps repel biting insects, and ylang-ylang which is also great for reducing stress and anxiety. Your mom will surely love these!

Bath Bombs

Pamper your mom with natural, vegan bath bombs. Unlike synthetic bath bombs, these are not wasteful and won’t irritate her skin. It won’t clog her bathroom, too.

Natural bath bombs are awesome treats made of ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and pure essential oils, giving her a very relaxing spa-like experience at home. These are very good for her skin too, leaving it soft and hydrated.

Eco-friendly Jewelry

Jewelry is easily a favorite gift to give to the special women in our lives. A sustainable gift that you can give to yours is eco-friendly jewelry made by ethical brands. This means that these brands practice fair labor and fair trade. Also, the products are responsibly produced or crafted through traditional practices.

Who would have thought that eco-friendly jewelry alternatives exist? You can choose from artisan earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and bracelets. There are designs that are great for everyday wear and also luxury types that are perfect for special occasions.

Reusable Water Bottle

Help your mother stay healthy and hydrated while helping Mother Earth reduce plastic waste with a reusable water bottle. It’s one of the best gifts to give because there are different types that you can choose from that can fit her lifestyle.

If she’s always on the go, you can give her an environmentally friendly collapsible water bottle. It’s easy to fold and store, she can take it anywhere she goes.

Now, if she loves having a hot drink, you can get her vacuum insulated tumblers that can keep her drink hot for hours.

For the adventurous outdoorsy mom, you can give her a reusable water bottle that comes with a filter, so that she can have access to safe drinking water wherever she goes, even if she’s hiking in the mountains.

For the mom who has special needs, you can get her a reusable water bottle that comes with a flip-top cover and a straw to make drinking water convenient for her. Just remember to choose ones that are made from natural and responsibly sourced materials, non-toxic BPA-free plastics, and/or food-grade stainless steel.

Reusable Cotton Rounds

Give your mom the perfect addition to her skincare routine, reusable organic cotton rounds. Brands such as TruEarth, OKO Creations, and LastObject offer a sustainable alternative to single-use cotton rounds. A single pack contains several reusable plant-based cotton pads which can replace 1750 disposable cotton rounds or more.

These are very gentle on the skin. She can use it to clean her face or to apply products. The plant-based rounds also come with a case, so she can easily carry them in her makeup kit or bag. These are also very easy to clean, just wash them with soap and water.

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.