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Back in 2020, I made this post with eco-friendly gift ideas for mothers, and today, after 4 years and lots of new things and experiences, I came to update. Since that time, this site’s main goal has been to organize the most incredible things online and direct them to the right audience, taking into account the fact that people are different, not only in their personalities but also in their moods, especially us, women.

And, in this specific post, I did a curated search for eco-friendly products for moms who follow a sustainable and slow lifestyle. I’m a mother and, although I’m not so strict about using organic or eco-friendly products, I prefer them when I can, both because of their durability and because I feel like I’m doing a little for the world by choosing non-toxic things to me and my daughter, which will be healthy for us and contribute to a more sustainable future. And I also love how calming the natural visual aesthetics are.

Suppose your mom is like me and also cares about the Earth, the preservation of nature, the production chain, and how toxic some food and products might be to our health. In that case, she is a sustainable mom who deserves a good quality and special eco-friendly gift!

What are eco-friendly gifts?

Several factors contribute to sustainability and environmental friendliness and I have checked on the websites before listing the products below. My criteria for selecting eco-friendly gift ideas for moms, as a designer and mom myself, are the positive reviews on social media, originality, functionality (how nice and useful that might be), and aesthetics. The products below are:

  • made from sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable materials, such as organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, recycled plastic, reclaimed wood, or FSC-certified wood.
  • produced using environmentally friendly processes, such as low-energy manufacturing, water conservation techniques, and minimal waste generation.
  • All of them (except for the books) have certifications like Fair Trade or B Corp, eco-labels and certifications that verify a product’s environmental claims that ensure ethical and sustainable production practices.

I rely on the positive reviews on social media and the website claims to recommend these gifts. Therefore, I recommend double-checking with the brand before purchasing.

Unique eco-friendly Fashion Gift ideas for mom

Sustainable fashion gifts usually have slow-living aesthetics that consist of coziness, comfort, practicality and durability. Neutral colors such as whites, beiges, creams, grays, and soft browns create a serene and calming mood to whoever is wearing the gift, and handcrafted or artisanal items that reflect craftsmanship, authenticity, and individuality will also please and deliver meaning to the gift receiver.

Mothers usually carry a lot of things, from baby items to grocery shopping for the whole family. This spacious French market bag in addition to being super versatile, serves not only the previous examples but also for the beach, or even travel. It is from Medina Mercantile, a brand that sources its carefully chosen handcrafted homewares from all over the world.  

🍃 This palm leaf wonder is hand-woven in Morocco

A gift that can’t go wrong, Vivaias shoes are fashionable, versatile and seem to be very comfortable. I chose the Square-Toe V-Cut Flats in beige because I look at them and I can imagine myself wearing them for every type of occasion and feeling both comfortable and elegant, from a formal dinner to a walk to the market. That are more than 30 colors and prints available for this model!

🍃 Made from 6 recycled plastic bottles

Green lifestyle books Gift ideas for mom

The amount of books about sustainable living or eco-friendly homes is huge, and a nice gift for moms who are just starting an eco-friendly lifestyle and need some inspiration from those who have been walking this path for a longer time.

Slow living books

Books that teach principles of the slow living lifestyle philosophy, encouraging to slow down, savor the present moment and reconnect to nature.

SHOP: Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World I Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path I The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living

Books to teach and incentive a clean and nontoxic lifestyle.

SHOP: The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living: Cultivating Sustainable Simplicity Close to Home I Urban Homesteader: How to Create Sustainable Life in the City I Live Green: 52 Steps for a More Sustainable Life

Natural Candles & Chill at Home Gifts

Common paraffin wax candles can be very toxic to our health when lit.  That’s because Paraffin wax is made from waste left by oil when refined into gasoline. Therefore, natural wax with natural scented oils is becoming very popular. Below you find not only natural candles but also other eco-friendly stuff like loungewear and robes for the mom who loves the luxury of chilling at home with comfort – I am that mother.

Restore. This is something that every mother needs. Although this is a very simple message, having a dear one sending this as a display of care and a reminder that she deserves to rest to be restored in such a sensorial, decorative and cozy gift is a great and meaningful idea. These are decor items that hold personal significance and evoke a sense of peace and serenity.

🍃 Soothing blend of violet and cedarwood. Plant-derived, cruelty-free and non-toxic. Made with recyclable vessels and packaging.

This one is so versatile. It is a mix of loungewear with pajamas and also have the option of wearing only the robe on warmer days. 3 prints are available.

🍃100% certified organic cotton.

Natural body & soul self-care

All the beauty boxes and products below are perfect for toxin-free and eco-friendly mommy pampering and indulging

Pack with 12 Kombucha made with 100% organic fruit + fresh herbs: Blueberry Lavender, Pineapple Mint, Strawberry Jalapeño and Lemon Rosemary.

100% natural, plus science plus mushrooms, this is for the momma who can’t live without indulging in natural skincare rituals. Although they make plenty of products, from bath essences to massage creams, I picked one of their 5-star rated gift sets. The ultimate mushroom set is a 5-star bestseller that comes with a Daytime 5 Mushroom Moisturize made to elevate a mother’s morning routine with a 5-mushroom moisturizer that skillfully blends reishi, chaga, maitake, snow, and wood ear mushrooms and an Enlightening Night Serum to Recover & Regenerate. They also come is a very cute gift-looking necessaire.

🍃 Japanese tradition, 100% natural, cruelty free, vegan and made with functional mushrooms.

Miniature boxes are such great gifts because they allow the receiver to test a variety of stuff. This Discovery set includes 5 deluxe minis of Fleur & Bee best-selling products: a Crème de la Cream – Brightening Moisturizer, H2 Oh Yeah – Hydrating Moisturizer, Nectar of the C – Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum, Just Dew It – Hydrating Serum, Eyes Eyes Baby – Anti-Aging Eye Cream and a $10 Gift Card

🍃 Vegan, Cruelty-Free, clean and sustainable packaging made from 100% post-consumer waste, FSC-certified paper. Products are manufactured with 100% renewable wind energy. All orders use carbon-neutral shipping.

Eco-friendly Housewarming essentials

From sustainable kitchen essentials to housewarming sets, this is another category of products for moms that is full of pretty, useful, and green options.

Luxury and comfort to the extreme and a gift that would make any mother feel cared for and hugged. This set of extremely soft towels is available in 8 different color combinations.

🍃 100% organic cotton grown and woven in the Aegean region of Turkey. GOTS certified.

These are not only a simple, reusable alternative to plastic wrap, but they are also a gorgeous, sophisticated and zero waste decorative accent yo the kitchen. Each cover is striped on one side and solid on the other, with an encased elastic hem around the bottom that stretches to fit a variety of bowls and dishes.

🍃100% organic cotton grown + woven in India. GOTS + Fair Trade Certified.

Andrew Pearce has developed an eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind method for making his stunning pieces, all sourced sustainably from trees in the Northeast. I picked this one among all his stunning and useful eco-friendly kitchen tools because a traditional wooden salad or fruit bowl is certainly a piece in the kitchen that every mother finds handy, and that will certainly please the eyes of the woman who likes a slow and natural visual aesthetic.

🍃 Finished with a premium, food-safe walnut oil (that’s non-toxic and allergen-free, no less)

The gifts for Mother’s Day above are not only a happy choice of gift for a Mother and for Mother Earth, but also help create environments and lifestyles that inspire mindfulness, simplicity, and connection to the present moment.

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