7 Thoughtful, Ethical, and Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day...it kind of snuck up on me in 2020. But it’s just around the corner—May 10!

I always tend to put off shopping until the last minute, but as we’re looking at shipping delays and possibly not being able to see our moms in person this year, it’s definitely time to start the search!

And DoneGood is here to make Mother’s Day shopping easy for you! Not only do we have a Mother’s Day collection with curated gifts just for her, we’re also highlighting a few gifts that we love here on the blog today! So whether you’re shopping for your mom or another special woman in your life, we’ve got suggestions for every interest and every budget. And all the gifts come from brands that do good for people and the planet—they pay fair wages, use eco-friendly business practices, and give back to good causes—what mom isn’t going to love that?

Let’s check out the gifts!

Tamara Silver Teardrop Earrings - Starfish Project


True story: I just bought these earrings for my mom for her birthday earlier this month—and I am absolutely recommending that you get them for your mom as well! They are classy, versatile, hypoallergenic, and affordable. As always, I was proud to get my mom a gift that empowers other women; all Starfish Project products are ethically made by survivors of human trafficking in Asia.

And, even in the days of shipping delays, they got to her house just 4 days after I ordered them! 

The New Elina Hoodie - Majamas Earth


I dare you to find a woman who wouldn’t love this jacket from Majamas Earth! It’s ultra-soft, comfy, flattering, and feminine, and it goes with anything—perfect for any woman you’re shopping for this year! Because it’s Majamas, you can feel confident that it’s also high-quality, organic, eco-friendly, zero-waste, and made with fair labor practices in the USA! Truly a gift that she will love and you will feel great about giving.

June Basic Tote - Vi Bella

As a mom, I can verify that we’re always carrying a bag (or multiple bags) of stuff somewhere. Purses, work bags, diaper bags, grocery bags, gym bags—it doesn’t matter, we need all the bags! So this cute, reversible tote bag from Vi Bella is a great, practical gift option for your mom (or any mom)! It’s perfect for groceries, books, a day trip, and everything in between! And it’s made by empowered artisans in the developing world—offering them stable, dignified, and fair employment.

Chocolate Gift Bag - Trama Textiles


Unless your mom has made it clear that she isn’t a chocolate person, I don’t see how you can go wrong with this gift from Trama Textiles! A beautiful, handwoven, reusable gift bag filled with gourmet chocolates. The bag is handmade with love in Guatemala by women weavers who carry on centuries-old Mayan weaving techniques, and the chocolates are made by an artisanal Guatemalan chocolate shop that’s been around since 1870! If your mom likes a (yummy) gift with a story, you’re bound to do good with this one! 

Monoline Triangles Throw Blanket - Newly



If your mom is anything like mine, she always likes to have a cozy blanket handy, and this throw from Newly is the perfect gift idea! It’s subtle enough to blend with almost any room but interesting enough to make a statement. And you’d never know it (because it’s so soft), but it’s made from 51% recycled cotton—12 water bottles worth of plastic! That’s because Newly is on a mission to make high-quality home goods that preserve the environment—all their products are made from 100% recycled materials! 

Raw Skincare Discovery Set for Sensitive Skin - Teadora

Personal care products are kind of a standby for Mother’s Day, but what if you went truly unique with this mask set from Teadora? This minimalist skincare kit comes with 4 essential items to cleanse, detox, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize Kaolin Rose Clay, Raw Vitamin C Maracujá Oil, Açaí Superfruit Scrub, and Coco-Mint Water Tonic. All Teadora products are made with sustainably-sourced, vegan, and cruelty-free botanicals from the Amazon! Bonus: buy the skincare set and you’ll get the mixing kit with a bowl, spoon, and brush for free!

Butterfly Greeting Card - Passion Lilie

Don’t forget the card! Passion Lillie makes these beautiful, meaningful cards that help both people and animals! The cards are hand block printed by young adults with autism and severe handicap disabilities in India, and proceeds go to further their training and education. The paper itself is made from (don’t get grossed out here) cleaned and processed elephant dung! Using elephant waste as an economic asset has helped preserve some of the endangered elephant population in Sri Lanka. It’s kind of crazy, but you’ve got to admit—it makes for a better story than a Hallmark card!





Erin King
DoneGood Contributor

Writer, editor, and all-around language enthusiast who uses her love of words to help others.


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