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10 Best Eco Friendly Gifts for Mother’s Day

Looking for an eco friendly gift for Mother’s Day?

It’s not always easy to find a genuinely thoughtful gift that qualifies as being sustainable or eco friendly. While many brands continue to ignore the presence of harmful ingredients, just as many companies take a rather unethical approach to production. But that’s not to say they don’t exist and I’ve made it my business to find you ten sustainable and eco friendly gifts for Mother’s Day that you will actually like!

10 Best Eco Friendly Gifts for Mother’s Day

1. These Eco Friendly Bath Bombs

Bath bombs contain aromatic compounds which can positively impact a persons’ mood. It’s true and there are many brands like The Floral Fox that produce bath bombs made from natural ingredients only. This means you will find no chemicals or preservatives and yet just as much relaxation in an eco-friendly bath bombs!

2. Essential Oils for the Senses

Did you know our sense of smell is the first to develop? Essential oils are distilled nutrients from plants that speak directly to this sense! But it’s important to choose organic oils that are herbicide and pesticide-free and do not damage the survival of a plant species. Peace with the Wild have an interesting range of eco-friendly oils.

3. A Selection of Handmade Soaps

Handmade soaps have grown in popularity in recent years for good reason and this is especially true about eco friendly soaps which do not contain palm oil. You can also find some really interesting combinations that focus on natural ingredients such as herbs, spices, clays and skin loving oils. Many of these oils are suitable for all skin types and produce nourishing results while avoiding the sad process of animal testing.

4. The Old Reliable – Scented Candles!

While scented candles are often made with paraffin wax, it’s just as easy to find products that use soy wax or beeswax. You can also find scented candles which avoid synthetic fragrances and this is important because the above ingredients can cause headaches and more. Wearth London are doing good things. Either way, eco friendly scented candles make for the perfect gift – and every mother loves them!

5. These Organic Handmade Chocolates

What makes an organic chocolate? In short, organic chocolates are a dairy-free alternative that take an ethical approach to production. They should also avoid palm oil and some brands take this a step further by using recycled packaging. Check out this list of organic chocolates on Yumbles for some ideas for a Mother’s Day gift.

6. Some Beeswax Lip Balm

Beeswax lip balm is a thoughtful little gift that contains a healthy dose of a fantastic antioxidant – Vitamin E. It also leaves the lips feeling rather luxurious, nourished and hydrated, while helping the environment in the process. Just so you know, Burt’s Bees are a reputable brand that you might consider for your next Mother’s Day gift.

7. Sustainable Jewellery Made from Recycled Material

Eco friendly jewellery combines conscience and style to produce beautiful jewellery in an ethical manner. More specifically, this jewellery uses recycled gold and silver and this essentially reduces the demand in terms of mining for such metals. Suggestions? Check out Wild Fawn or something from this sustainable jewellery range on Etsy.

8. A Cork Yoga Mat for the Yoga Mom!

A cork yoga mat is made from the bark of an oak tree which grows back and makes this a very sustainable Mother’s Day gift. CorkYogis also give 10% of their profits to charity and claim a cork yoga mat is not only eco-friendly but also Non-Slip!!

9. A Sporty Fair Trade Certified Fleece by Patagonia

It’s not the most affordable sweater in the world but the Women’s TechFace Fleece by Patagonia is made with sustainable materials only. This fleece also comes with a lifetime warranty and well…it looks amazing too! If you’re a little unsure about this one, check out Patagonia’s Far Trade policy – it’s admirable huh?!

10. This Really Cute Shopping Bag by Milly Green

Grocery shopping never looked like so much fun! Milly Green are making these eco-friendly shopping bags that would make a really cute Mother’s Day gift. The bags consist of recycled cotton but Milly Green also use organic dyes which helps reduce emissions. As if that’s not enough, Milly Green also donates 1% or their profits to the Woodland Trust.

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay 

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