Looking for an eco-friendly and ethical Mother’s Day gift guide? Read on for my top recommendations to spoil your mum sustainably this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. In fact, in 2024, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 10th March.
If you are looking to treat your mum to something lovely and ethical then look no further than this little eco-friendly ethical gift guide for Mother’s Day. I’ve scoured all my favourite eco-friendly shops to bring you the best gift ideas for your mum.
Eco-Friendly and Ethical Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
All the ideas are hopefully a little more budget-friendly, starting at £4.50 and coming in at no more than £45.
Peper Harow Luxury Socks
Put a spring in your mum’s step with this gift box of British-made luxury socks, from ethical brand Peper Harow.
The honey gift box contains a pair of organic cotton socks, a pair of recycled cotton socks and a pair of super soft Supima cotton socks. These come in chic patterns and sunshine yellow hues that will add a touch of luxury and style to her sock drawer.
It’s not just about looks. Each pair of Peper Harow socks is made without a toe seam – that annoying thick seam at the end of the socks that can rub on your toes. This gives you the most comfortable fit, regardless of the type of shoe you are wearing or the activity you are taking part in.
Peper Harow offers free UK shipping on all orders. Plus you can get 20% off your first order when you sign up for the Peper Harow mailing list.
Gardening for Everyone
I’m a big fan of Julia Watkins. I adore her first book, and this, her second book (£18), is a lovely read. With tips on how to create an eco-friendly and sustainable garden – whether you have a large garden or just a windowsill – it’s sure to inspire.
With beautiful photographs and illustrations, as well as being jam-packed with useful information it’s a pretty and practical eco-friendly, and ethical Mother’s Day gift for any green-fingered (or wannabe green-fingered) mum.
Evolve Gift Set
If skincare is more your mum’s thing, then look no further than this vegan-friendly gift set from Evolve (£33).
Featuring its bestselling Daily Renew Cream – a creamy and rich daily moisturiser – a rehydrating hyaluronic serum, and a cacao-based Radiant Glow Mask, there’s everything you need for a luxurious eco-friendly pampering treat.
I’m a huge fan of Evolve’s products – particularly the moisturiser and serum, which I use every day.
What’s to love is that all of Evolve’s items are cruelty-free and are made with natural ingredients, often sourced organically.
Aesop Hand Cream
As I get older, the more love I have for fancy hand cream. If your mum loves a good hand cream too, then may I recommend my current favourite – Aesop’s Resurrection Hand Cream. This rich blend of botanicals soothes and hydrates the skin without leaving hands greasy. Plus, with a heady citrus and herb aroma, it’s a real treat for the senses.
In terms of sustainability credentials, all Aesop products are vegan, and it does not test its formulations or ingredients on animals. Aesop is also Leaping Bunny approved and a Certified B Corporation. Meanwhile, the tube is metal so it’s easily recyclable once the hand cream is all used up.
Buy from Cult Beauty for £25.
For plastic-free and ethical makeup gift ideas for Mother’s Day, try these lovely Lip to Lid Balmies from Axiology.
This trio of easily blendable, vegan crayons can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks to deliver buildable colour. They leave a lightweight feel and smooth colour, using 10 ingredients or fewer.
The crayons appear smaller because they are tube-free (and plastic-free!). However, don’t feel short-changed. Each crayon contains the same amount of product as a standard lipstick.
Buy from Content Beauty for £35.
Sustainable Coffee Cup
For a plastic-free cup of tea or coffee on the go, this beautiful terracotta travel cup takes some beating. Ethically made from earthy terracotta, finished with an off-white glaze, it’s topped with a silicone lid. This means your mum can enjoy a hot drink wherever her day takes you.
Buy direct from Nkuku for £4.50.
Vegan Chocolate From Cocoa Loco
For mums with a sweet tooth, then try this deliciously dark ethical gift box from Cocoa Loco for Mother’s Day.
Featuring Cocoa Loco’s vegan favourites – this includes fruity dark chocolate mango, as well as dark chocolate and raspberry stars, as well as deliciously smooth bars of dark chocolate. into one fantastic organic and Fairtrade chocolate gift box.
Cocoa Loco’s chocolate is always, organic, Fairtrade certified, and palm oil-free. The packaging is all home-compostable or recyclable. And what’s more, it is handmade in West Sussex.
Buy from Not On the High Street for £29.99.
Enjoy your day with your mum. Or if you’re a mum then make sure you put your feet up and enjoy your special day! My oldest says she wants to make me breakfast in bed, so we’ll see how that goes!
Need some more ideas? Do check out my big guide to eco-friendly and ethical gift ideas for all occasions. And for eco-friendly gift-wrapping ideas, I’ve also got you covered! And for dads, do check out my eco-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas for when Father’s Day rolls around in June.