10 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mother’s Day
By: Tajiya Holland
This Mother’s Day, surprise your mom with a unique, eco-friendly gift that she can be proud to own. Buying gifts for moms can be challenging. After all, what gift is good enough for the person who gave you life? While a bouquet on Mother’s Day is a must, an eco-friendly gift is an unexpected option she is sure to love.
Eco-friendly products have a minimum environmental footprint, but because not all companies are fully transparent, it can be difficult to discern which products are truly sustainable.
When it comes to green gift-giving, here are a few tips and questions to ask yourself:
- Look for companies that give back.
- Are there sustainable practices put in place?
- Search for minimal packaging. Can the packaging be recycled or reused?
- Identify certifications and partnerships.
- Keep in mind how you will wrap, exchange, or send the gift.
Keep reading for ten, unique eco-friendly gifts for Mother’s Day:
One Seed Perfume
Breathe in freshness and warmth with One Seed’s natural, plant-based perfume. This company is fully transparent about its ingredients, which are anti-synthetic and 80 percent organic. Their packaging is also sustainably sourced and 10 percent of profits are donated to non-profit organizations. One Seed also offers customizable fragrances, making it an ideal addition to Mom’s vanity!
Photo: One Seed
Senteurs d’Orient Soap on a Rope
For the mom that loves all things self-care, this body soap turns any shower into a luxurious experience. Combining Middle Eastern soap-making techniques with Japanese craftsmanship, Senteurs d’Orient offers shea butter soaps that leave the skin soft, hydrated, and replenished. The company is a member of The United Nations Global Compact, which is dedicated to environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Photo: Senteurs d’Orient
Aplat Casserole Tote
These origami-inspired culinary totes allow busy moms to carry food and wine from the kitchen to any picnic or party in a breeze. Aplat makes products centered around sharing food, wine, and flowers that are made from upcycled fabrics. There will be no more food spillage or messes as these designs allow platters to sit horizontal and upright. Moms, aunts, and grandmas who love sharing their dishes will appreciate this gift.
This gadget is a must-have for moms who love creating mocktails and cocktails in the kitchen. Soda Stream turns water into sparkling water in seconds. It’s user-friendly, and the bottles are reusable. This tool is also a great way to substantially lessen the number of soda bottles and cans in your recycling pile up.
Photo: Soda Stream
Ice cream, soups, parfaits, and anything else eaten in a bowl just got more indulgent. These coconut bowls are handcrafted by artisans from discarded coconut shells that would otherwise end up in landfills. They are from unwanted coconut shells that would end up in a landfill. Coconut Bowls provides jobs for local farmers and craftsman and their products are biodegradable and waste-free. These are perfect for moms who love to cook and entertain at home.
Photo: Coconut Bowls
Kate McLeod Body Stone
Kate McLeod’s Body Stone is the perfect gift for the mom in need of a little TLC. This solid moisturizer glides onto the skin like silk and melts on contact. It doesn’t contain any water, so a little goes a long way, and the nourishment is long-lasting. There are no sticky waxes, preservatives, synthetics, or stabilizers. It contains hydrating butter and oils and range in scents and sensitivities.
Photo: Kate McLeod
Vearthy Bamboo Bedding
Give the gift of better, more comfortable sleep with Vearthy’s bamboo bedding. The bedding is made from highly-renewable materials and sustainable processes. The sheets and pillowcases are also moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, and soothing to the skin.
Manduka Yoga Mat
Any mom who is active and interested in yoga will appreciate Manduka’s biodegradable yoga mat. They contain an all-natural tree rubber and non-toxic chemicals. The material is closed-cell which prevents sweat from seeping into the mat and makes it easier to grip the surface. Pair this gift with a certificate to a yoga class and you’re on your way to becoming your mom’s favorite.
Paravel Aviator Carry-on
For the jet-setting mom, this Aviator carry-on bag is made with recycled materials, down to the lining and zippers. There is no need to worry about the durability, and the exterior has a scuff-hiding textured finish. It comes in five color options to suit your mom’s preference.
Uncommon Goods Wine Bottle Platter
This mini, wine bottle charcuterie board is perfect for the mom that loves to host. These boards are made from recycled glass bottles found in Wyoming’s national forests. Paired with a cork-topped spreader, this platter is plentiful for a snacker you may know.
Photo: Uncommon Goods