These 18 Gifts Are Both Eco-Friendly & Perfect For Mom

Eliza Huber

Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and even if most of us can’t actually be with our moms on the actual day, we still want them to feel special. After all, they’re the ones who have been listening to us complain, providing a shoulder to cry on, and praising our accomplishments since, well, day one. And, since it's still technically Earth Month for a few more days, we’ve been thinking of gifts we can buy our mothers that are as Earth-friendly as they are mom-friendly. 

This twofer gift guide for moms (and grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, and more) is completely eco-friendly. From sheet sets made of all-natural eucalyptus and jeans constructed from upcycled denim to hand-crafted footwear and conscious beauty products that’ll save her Vitamin-D-deficient skin, this sustainable Mother’s Day gift guide has a little something for every mom. There are even some donation-based gifts that don’t involve a physical gift at all. But we have a feeling that no matter what you get your mom, she’s going to love it. That’s just how moms are.

So, whether you’re tucked in at home, mom by your side, or missing your mom from somewhere far, far away, these 18 sustainable gifts are sure to show her just how much you appreciate everything she does. 

Click ahead for our most eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift guide yet.

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Certified and suggested by <a href="https://www.fairtradecertified.org/shopping-guides/shop-small-businesses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fair Trade USA" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fair Trade USA</a>, this Pennsylvania-based coffee company not only produces some of the best beans in the biz, it's also in dire need of help right now as COVID-19 continues to disrupt small businesses. <br> <br> <strong>One Village Coffee</strong> Roasters Pick Subscription, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onevillagecoffee.com%2Fcollections%2Fpacks%2Fproducts%2Froasters-pick-subscription%3Fvariant%3D30319502000200" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One Village Coffee" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">One Village Coffee</a>
Certified and suggested by Fair Trade USA, this Pennsylvania-based coffee company not only produces some of the best beans in the biz, it's also in dire need of help right now as COVID-19 continues to disrupt small businesses.

One Village Coffee Roasters Pick Subscription, $, available at One Village Coffee
Comprised of 78% ECONYL® Recycled Nylon and 22% Elastane, this Araks swimsuit is as chic as it is eco-friendly. Even better, half of all swimwear by the brand is made with ECONYL®. <br> <br> <strong>Araks</strong> Yui One Piece Claret, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.araks.com%2Fproducts%2Fyui-one-piece-claret%3Fvariant%3D31839549947984" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Araks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Araks</a>
Comprised of 78% ECONYL® Recycled Nylon and 22% Elastane, this Araks swimsuit is as chic as it is eco-friendly. Even better, half of all swimwear by the brand is made with ECONYL®.

Araks Yui One Piece Claret, $, available at Araks
On top of planting a eucalyptus tree for every purchase, Sweave is also making masks and donating 20% of sales to COVID-19 relief right now. <br> <br> <strong>Sweave Bedding</strong> Duvet Cover, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sweavebedding.com%2Fcollections%2Fbedding%2Fproducts%2Fduvet-cover" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sweave Bedding" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sweave Bedding</a>
On top of planting a eucalyptus tree for every purchase, Sweave is also making masks and donating 20% of sales to COVID-19 relief right now.

Sweave Bedding Duvet Cover, $, available at Sweave Bedding
This all-natural face oil cured Olivia Wilde's adult acne. <br> <br> <strong>True Botanicals</strong> Pure Radiance Oil, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftruebotanicals.com%2Fproducts%2Fpure-radiance-oil-clear" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:True Botanicals" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">True Botanicals</a>
This all-natural face oil cured Olivia Wilde's adult acne.

True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil, $, available at True Botanicals
According to their website, Nanushka is "all about making decisions with love and consideration for our planet and the people." What's more sustainable than that? Oh, also, these are <em>way</em> discounted and perfect for lounging around the house during quarantine. <br> <br> <strong>Nanushka</strong> Leba Rib Merino Wool Blend Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2Fnanushka-leba-rib-merino-wool-blend-pants%2F5478193%2Ffull" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom</a>
According to their website, Nanushka is "all about making decisions with love and consideration for our planet and the people." What's more sustainable than that? Oh, also, these are way discounted and perfect for lounging around the house during quarantine.

Nanushka Leba Rib Merino Wool Blend Pants, $, available at Nordstrom
Times are hard right now, which makes a weighted anxiety blanket a perfect gift for anyone. This one has the added bonus of being plant-based and hand-knit. *Adds to cart* <br> <br> <strong>Bearaby</strong> Tree Napper, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbearaby.com%2Fproducts%2Ftree-napper" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bearaby" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bearaby</a>
Times are hard right now, which makes a weighted anxiety blanket a perfect gift for anyone. This one has the added bonus of being plant-based and hand-knit. *Adds to cart*

Bearaby Tree Napper, $, available at Bearaby
Each of Ralph Lauren's Earth Day polos is made using on average 12 plastic water bottles, with the brand pledging 175 million bottles to be recycled by 2025. <br> <br> <strong>Ralph Lauren</strong> Earth Day Polo, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ralphlauren.com%2Fwomen-clothing-polo-shirts%2Fthe-earth-polo%2F0041780511.html%3FpdpR%3Dy" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ralph Lauren" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ralph Lauren</a>
Each of Ralph Lauren's Earth Day polos is made using on average 12 plastic water bottles, with the brand pledging 175 million bottles to be recycled by 2025.

Ralph Lauren Earth Day Polo, $, available at Ralph Lauren
Keep your mom safe with these natural hand sanitizer options courtesy of Humankind. <br> <br> <strong>by Humankind</strong> Hand Sanitizer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbyhumankind.com%2Fproducts%2Fhand-sanitizer" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:by Humankind" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">by Humankind</a>
Keep your mom safe with these natural hand sanitizer options courtesy of Humankind.

by Humankind Hand Sanitizer, $, available at by Humankind
Not only will your mom look 10/10 in this white, puff-sleeved blouse, she can also rest easy knowing that it's 100% cotton and part of H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection. <br> <br> <strong>H&M</strong> Cotton Balloon-Sleeved Blouse, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0870956001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>
Not only will your mom look 10/10 in this white, puff-sleeved blouse, she can also rest easy knowing that it's 100% cotton and part of H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection.

H&M Cotton Balloon-Sleeved Blouse, $, available at H&M
Does your mom wear her heart on her sleeve? Now she can wear it in her ears, too, with sustainable jewelry brand Wolf Circus's adorable baubles. <br> <br> <strong>Wolf Circus</strong> Amourette Hoops in Gold, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fneedsupply.com%2Famourette-hoops-in-gold%2FW106925.html%23%26gid%3D1%26pid%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Need Supply" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Need Supply</a>
Does your mom wear her heart on her sleeve? Now she can wear it in her ears, too, with sustainable jewelry brand Wolf Circus's adorable baubles.

Wolf Circus Amourette Hoops in Gold, $, available at Need Supply
Say it again with me: No. More. Plastic. Straws. <br> <br> <strong>Hay</strong> Sip Swirl Reusable Glass Straw Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fhay-sip-swirl-reusable-glass-straw-set%3Fcategory%3Deco-friendly-kitchen%26color%3D000%26type%3DREGULAR%26size%3DONE%2520SIZE%26quantity%3D1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>
Say it again with me: No. More. Plastic. Straws.

Hay Sip Swirl Reusable Glass Straw Set, $, available at Urban Outfitters
For all those at-home workout sessions she's been doing in quarantine. Oh, and did we mention that for every unitard, 4.48 gallons <br>of water is saved? Yeah, it's that good.<br><br><strong>Girlfriend Collective</strong> The Unitard, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.girlfriend.com%2Fcollections%2Frestocks%2Fproducts%2Fthe-unitard-plum%3Fvariant%3D14167022174271" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Girlfriend Collective" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Girlfriend Collective</a><br>
For all those at-home workout sessions she's been doing in quarantine. Oh, and did we mention that for every unitard, 4.48 gallons
of water is saved? Yeah, it's that good.

Girlfriend Collective The Unitard, $, available at Girlfriend Collective
Vegan, cruelty-free, and full of natural ingredients? Check, check, check! <br> <br> <strong>French Girl</strong> Le Lip Tint Veronique, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fantidote.us%2Fcollections%2Feco-friendly%2Fproducts%2Fle-lip-tint-veronique" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Antidote+" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Antidote+</a>
Vegan, cruelty-free, and full of natural ingredients? Check, check, check!

French Girl Le Lip Tint Veronique, $, available at Antidote+
Everlane's beloved clogs are made with 100% natural wood and premium leather — and they're pretty cute, too. <br> <br> <strong>Everlane</strong> The Clog, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-clog-black%3Fcollection%3Dwomens-shoes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everlane</a>
Everlane's beloved clogs are made with 100% natural wood and premium leather — and they're pretty cute, too.

Everlane The Clog, $, available at Everlane
What better time to get her off her plastic bottle kick than now? Plus, this glass water bottle is BPA free and for every sale, the brand donates to its nonprofit Water. <br> <br> <strong>Soma</strong> BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle, 25oz, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Soma-BPA-Free-Water-Bottle-Silicone/dp/B07MGGY6BT?th=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>
What better time to get her off her plastic bottle kick than now? Plus, this glass water bottle is BPA free and for every sale, the brand donates to its nonprofit Water.

Soma BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle, 25oz, $, available at Amazon
Talk about a feel-good gift. Donate five masks to essential workers in need of protection against COVID-19 in your mom's name. <br> <br> <strong>Reformation</strong> 5-Mask Donation, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thereformation.com%2Fproducts%2F5-mask-donation%3Fcolor%3DAssorted" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reformation</a>
Talk about a feel-good gift. Donate five masks to essential workers in need of protection against COVID-19 in your mom's name.

Reformation 5-Mask Donation, $, available at Reformation
Not only is this dress made of 100% sustainable linen, it's also perfect for the vacation your mom's been dreaming of ever since she went into self-quarantine. Maybe once we can travel again, you can take her on that trip. <br> <br> <strong>Mara Hoffman</strong> Nami Balloon Sleeve Linen Maxi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fus%2Fproducts%2FMara-Hoffman-Nami-balloon-sleeve-linen-maxi-dress--1286834" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>
Not only is this dress made of 100% sustainable linen, it's also perfect for the vacation your mom's been dreaming of ever since she went into self-quarantine. Maybe once we can travel again, you can take her on that trip.

Mara Hoffman Nami Balloon Sleeve Linen Maxi Dress, $, available at Matches Fashion
Help your mom abide by the no-plastic-bag rule by giving her this reusable 100% cotton alternative. <br> <br> <strong>WAAM</strong> Small Market Bag in Navy, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fneedsupply.com%2Fsmall-market-bag-in-navy%2FLJB100762.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Need Supply" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Need Supply</a>
Help your mom abide by the no-plastic-bag rule by giving her this reusable 100% cotton alternative.

WAAM Small Market Bag in Navy, $, available at Need Supply

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