10 Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts (2021 Edition)


Mother’s day is coming up and what have you plan to do for your mother? If you are thinking of sending something due to the pandemic, why not send over some ethical mother’s day gifts. Ethical gifts are great options for mother’s day, not only do they should your appreciation, but you are also doing something good for the environment. Here are 10 ethical mother’s day gifts that you should definitely check out!

Why Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts

Before we jump into the list, let’s talk about why we should choose ethical mother’s day gifts instead of regular gifts. First off, ethical gifts are a great choice for any kind of situation, mother’s day, Christmas, housewarming, and so on. Ethical gifts for mother’s day mean that you take that extra step to make sure you are picking the best thing for your mother, and mother earth. Plus, with an ethical gift, you are helping others realize how their actions and purchase can make for the environment. So, by introducing one ethical product to your mom, chances are if it is good, she will share and more people will join in. Which is something we want and love, more people using ethical products and supporting ethical brands and businesses. So for this year’s mother’s day, why not try ethical gifts instead.

10 Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts

Here is a list of 10 different ethical Mother’s Day gifts. In this list of ethical Mother’s Day gifts, I try to include a wide range of different options. This is a short list, there are many other amazing ethical mother’s day gifts available. Plus, you can always hand-make them too!

Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts for Skincare lover

Osea Undaria Body Duo
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If your mother loves skincare or taking care of her skin, why not get her some sustainable and ethical skincare product this Mother’s Day? Here is sustainable and ethical mother’s day gifts that are good for the skin!
Osea has been around for a while, they focus on naturally derived ingredients that are good for us and the environment. In addition, all products are plant-based and gluten-free. Osea make sure that their products are made with sustainable ingredients and that their workplace uses renewable energy. In addition, they are Climate Neutral Certified, meaning they make sure they offset their carbon footprint.
Check out their Mother’s Day Set: Undaria Body Duo

Ethical Jewelry for your mom

Aurate's Ethical Mother's Day Gift - a ring
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Want to give your mom a nice necklace or bracelet? Well, ethical jewelry is a great choice!
Looking for some fine jewelry? Aurate is an excellent choice, in fact, they recently have a collaboration with Kerry Washington, and the name of the collab is The Birth of Mother. All of their gold is 14K and recycled and diamonds are ethically sourced with safe mining practices and fair pay. Lastly, the pearls are sourced from family-run farms with bio-sensitive harvesting practices.
Check out their Deco-Fan Pearl Ring!
P.S. looking for more ethical jewelry options? Check out this article dedicated to ethical jewelry!

Multiuse Scarf for all Occasion

Naadam's Knit Throw
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Why not give your mother something multiuse like a scarf that can turn into a shawl, or just something nice that can keep them nice and toasty whenever needed. If you are interested in some nice heavenly soft scarf, NAADAM is a great choice. They will work with local craftsmen and make sure that they are sourcing ethically and the best. They work directly with their cashmere supplier (no middleman) and give back to the local community. Other sustainable and ethical actions include recyclable ingredients, going carbon neutral, investing in renewable energy, and so on.
Check out their Knit Throw! P.S. they have many other amazing apparel products too!

A Pair of Comfy Shoes

All Birds Slip On
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I am sure many of you already know this brand, or might even own it. AllBirds is a great ethical and sustainable brand, and their shoes are great ethical Mother’s Day gifts. They have a wide range of different styles of shoes; slip-ons, flats, sneakers, and so on. Recently on Earth Day, AllBirds shared their carbon footprint calculator with other fashion brands, hoping to encourage more brands to take sustainable action, and we support that! Check out Allbirds Women’s Wool Loungers.
(The Allbirds link above is affiliated, a small part of the sales will go to Ethical Choice, to help us continue creating content for you. Thank you for understanding.)
Looking for something different or want more ethical shoes brands, this article is perfect for you!

Ethical Mother’s Day Gift that Give a Homey Touch

Ethical Mother's Day Gift from the little market
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If you want to give your mother something that she can keep for a long time. Or as something that will remind her of you and your gratitude, try to give some decor or home items. I definitely recommend the little market. The little market is a non-profit fair trade shop that ethically sourced and works with local artisans to bring you the best home items. Personally, I think this Herringbone frame is a perfect ethical Mother’s Day Gift because you can put a picture of yourself in it too!

A Pair of Sunglasses to protect their eyes

It is important that we take care of our eyes and gifting your mother a unique pair of sunglasses is a great way to show your appreciation and love. Retrospecced is a unique, upcycling glasses and sunglasses shop. They recycle and refurbish vintage, designer spectacle frames, in addition, every pair sold they donate to Vision Aid Overseas. You can also send in your old designer or retro glasses and have them upcycled.

Plastic-free Sets

By Humankind's Daily Routine Set
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By Humankind have a wide range of plastic-free, zero waste products that are just amazing. In fact, they even have sets that are great as a present. So why not give your mom a set of sustainable and ethical plastic-free items that can help her start on a sustainable and ethical journey. I recommend the daily route set from by Humankind.

Some nice bedding for a good night sleep

Buffy's soft hemp bed sheets!
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A good night’s sleep makes everything good, which is what this ethical mother’s day gift provides. Buffy uses sustainable material when making bedding, duvet, and pillows. They use hemp and eucalyptus instead of cotton or synthetic fibers, in fact, eucalyptus is much more water-efficient than cotton and does not contain toxins. They also use recycled plastic for certain parts of their product.

Fair trade Carnations

Oldie but a goodie, some carnations are great options. In fact, why not check out some fair trade flowers instead. Yes, flowers can be fair trade too! Carnations are a popular choice, you can also divert to your mom’s favorite flower too!

Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts for those that don’t accept gifts

If your mom doesn’t like accepting gifts, here are some ethical mother’s day gifts. You can make a donation in her name! There are many amazing charities that support single mothers and women that you can donate to! Other charities also include breast cancer research, charities or fund to fight against gender inequality, women’s rights, or even girl’s education.

Show our appreciation!

At the end of the day, Mother’s Day is all about showing your mom your love, gratitude, and appreciation. Whatever you end up choosing, I am sure your mother will be happy with you. Don’t forget to call them and check up on them, especially, with the current situations. Hope you have a wonderful mother’s day to all the moms out there!

If you are looking for more ethical gifts, please feel free to check out our ethical gift ideas.

Author: Monica Chang
Director of Ethical Choice
I am passionate about finding amazing sustainable and eco-friendly products and sharing them with more people. Interesting in plastic-free, reduce waste, and DIY.