Mother's Day Gift Guide: Ethical & Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

The ultimate guide for ethical and eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts is here! Who is your mom? The Green Mom, Fueled by Coffee, Bad Ass Mom, The Fashionista? Whatever her lovely character is, we’ve got you covered with socially responsible gifts that give back! Thank your mom for everything she does with a meaningful gift that shares a story.

The Green Mom

3 Pack of Beeswax Wrap- $19

Beeswax wrap is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. This product is great for storing fruits, cheeses, or packing lunches. Easily wash and reuse this product.

eco-friendly speakers

No Bounds Speaker- $99

The No Bounds speaker mixes quality sound with eco-friendly elements. This speaker is crafted from the REWIND™ fabric, REGRIND™ Silicone, REGRIND™ Cork, and Recyclable Aluminum

leggings made from recycled materials

LITE High Rise Leggings- $78

Every legging from Girlfriend Collective’s LITE collection helps remove 2 lbs of waste from the oceans and donates a percentage of sales to Healthy Seas.


The Fueled by Coffee Mom

fair trade coffee

Singing Rooster Coffee- $12

Singing Rooster partners with small farmers in Haiti to build better businesses. As part of the Fair Trade Federation, farmers are paid a MINIMUM of $3 per pound; Singing Rooster returns another 50 cents after crops sell for continued business development.

coffee scented candle

“Love You a Latte” Candle- $16

Make your house smell life coffee with a candle! Light Shine Candles are made by "mom-preneur," Anna, in Nashville, TN.  A portion of proceeds from Light Shine Candles go to Global Outreach Developments International to encourage community development in El Salvador. 

coffees scoop

Handmade Coffee Scoop $15

Make slow living part of your coffee ritual with a handmade coffee scoop made from tropical cocuite wood sustainably sourced to ensure protection of local habitat. These scoops are food safe, made with natural materials, & treated with natural beeswax for added protection.


The Hot Mess Mama

hot mess express coffee mug

Hot Mess Express Mug- $15

Start your day off by embracing the messiness of life  with our Hot Mess Express Mug. Give a Damn Goods Own It Collection makes a statement and encourages others to know they're not alone in this messy journey of life.

ethically made apron

Betty Apron- $25

Liz Alig strives to create fair-trade fashion for the modern woman. Liz Alig's purposeful fashion is crafted with a transparent supply chain, socially responsible materials, and creates a positive impact. 

stressed, a mess sweatshirt

Stressed a Mess Sweatshirt- $35

Give a Damn Goods Own It Collection encourages others to know they're not alone in this messy life. This “Stressed a Mess, But Still Ethically Dressed” tells people you’re a proud work in progress.


The Outdoorsy Mom

sustainable shoe brands

Allbirds Sneakers- $95

Allbirds sneakers are made of wool from their flock of sheep in New Zeland. According to Allbirds “In New Zealand, sheep outnumber humans about six to one. Thanks to their wool, our process uses 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes.”

plastic free water bottle

Yuhme Water Bottle- $35

Yuhme creates sustainable, plastic free water bottles made from sugarcane. Each water bottle sold provides six months of clean water for communities in the Central African Republic through their partnership with the non-profit Water for Good.

flower shirt

Berry + Blossom Tee- $36

United By Blue is on a mission to show our oceans & waterways some love by removing trash all over the country. For each product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through organized clean-ups.


The Hostess

fair trade wine glasses

August Sage Rosa Cocktail Glass Set-$48

These beautiful fair trade glasses are made from recycled glass from the Cantel village in the Quetzaltenango region. Each piece is hand blown and shaped into a unique piece of art, you'll notice a slight variation in color and shape. 

ethical gifts for hostess

Rectangular Balsamo Lucite Tray- $65

Newly creates high end home goods from recycled materials. This piece is made using 100% recycled acrylic. A great serving tray when hosting parties or dinners. Add a touch of sustainability to your hosting style with this tray.

ethically made napkins

Minna Lago Stripe Napkins- $75

The Lago Stripe napkins were inspired by the Guatemalan lake they were woven next to: Lake Atitlán. Woven by a man named Manuel in the village of Nahuala, these beautiful striped napkins will make a great accent to any kitchen or dining table.


The Fashionista

ethical clothing for moms

Hibiscus Flower Empress Midaxi Wrap-$224

Symbology making fair trade sexy with their bohemian style. Symbology merges artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs to create one-of-a-kind items connecting women in a global community.

ethical sandals

Nisolo Lucia Block Heel Sandal- $128

Nisolo works with artisans in Peru, paying them fair wages and creating a safe work environment.  Their high quality leather goods are built to last and encourage customers to invest in high quality products.

ethical leather tote bag

Selam Leather Tote in Bone- $188

Encourage your mom to carry it all! ABLE employs and empowers women living in developing countries to create economic growth and reduce poverty. Women are paid fair wages and work in a safe environment.


The Accessorizer

ethical jewelry brands

Inspirational Cuff- $38

BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment to survivors of trafficking. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made your piece. You can read her story on our website. The number is your unique number in the Collective. You can register this number and send a Message of Hope to our survivors. 

ethical jewelry brands

Statement Necklace- $150+

Mom & I By EK necklaces are ethically made in Turkey. This family owned business employ and empowers women in Turkey allowing women to support their families, show off their skills, and receive a fair wage for crafting beautiful statement jewelry. Start the conversation by wearing a bold necklace from Mom & I by EK and share the story with others.

ethically made earrings

Druzy Stud Earrings-$30

Kind Karma jewelry is locally made in the Toronto area and handcrafted by at-risk and transitioning homeless youth. These studs measure approximately 8mm in diameter and are made from crystallized quartz gemstones. They are carefully mounted on gold-filled posts. They are hypoallergenic in addition to being both fade and tarnish resistant.


The Bad Ass Mom

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Empower Tee- $48

Dazey LA celebrates slow fashion with their bold feminist designed tees which empower women through retro style. Apparel is ethically made in Los Angeles

bad ass feminist bag

Bad Ass Feminist Pouch- $20

"Designed to Carry a Cause," the purchase of this Wristlet Pouch supports the fight against human trafficking. Upcycled cotton screen print with zipper closure.

fearless bandana

Fearless Bandana- $58

The “Fearless” paisley bandana from Round + Square features timeless and powerful elements. Tie it around your neck, wrist, bag, hair or ankle and voilà!


The Selfless Mom

ethical mothers day gifts

Bath Soak- $12

Thistle Farms bath soak comes in two relaxing scents including lavender and eucalyptus mint. Your purchase of Thistle Farms products directly impacts the healing and empowerment of women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

gifts that give back

CAUSEBOX- Starting at $50

Give a gift that keeps on giving with CAUSEBOX. CAUSEBOX is a seasonal subscription box of socially responsible goods that are designed to empower the subscriber and the makers. Your mom is sure to love this fun box of goodies and enjoy learning about new brands.

ethically made candle

Lavender Soy Candle- $30

This candle is sure to help your mom feel relaxed. Your purchase of Thistle Farms products directly impacts the healing and empowerment of women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction in Nashville, TN. This candle provides fair paying jobs for recovering women.

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