8 Unique & Sustainable Gifts for Mother's Day 2021

ethical mother's day gifts

We know it seems early, but Mother’s Day 2021 is coming up on May 9! 

The mom in your life deserves something amazing this Mother’s Day! Whether she’s your mom, the mother of your children, or another special mom you know—you’ve seen what all she does and how much she cares! So give her a unique and thoughtful gift that also gives back!

We've put together some of our favorite products we know any mom will love! And, of course, all the gifts come from brands that do good for people and the planet—they pay fair wages, use eco-friendly practices, and give back to good causes—what mom isn’t going to love that? You can shop our full Mother’s Day Gift Collection here but for a few of my personal favorites, read on!

*Don’t forget, pandemic-related delays are still affecting shipping times, so it’s best to get your gifts early this year!*

Chocolate Lovers' Variety Set

chocolate lovers' variety set beyond good chocolate

Listen, if you never know quite what to get for your mom, I have a little tip for you: chocolate is always a good idea. And, not to belabor the point, but this sampler from Beyond Good is a beyond good idea! Why? It’s fair trade, non-GMO, vegan, and supports cocoa farmers and reforestation efforts in Madagascar. With six different mouth-watering chocolate bars, this collection is the perfect impressive but affordable way to keep mom’s chocolate stash filled up! Includes flavors: Sea Salt and Nibs, Salted Almond, Toasted Coconut, Salted Caramel, Crispy Rice, and Orange Zest.

Wild Superfood Beauty Butter

wild superfood beauty butter teadora

A marvel of nature, Teadora’s Wild Superfood Beauty Butter is one natural skincare product for mom that multitasks as well as she does! It heals cracked skin, reduces stretch marks, improves firmness and elasticity, and reduces the appearance of fine lines. This power-packed beauty butter is guaranteed to keep skin soft and smooth, without the greasy feeling other lotions give. Pamper mom with a clean conscience—all of Teadora’s luxury skincare products are sustainably sourced, vegan, and cruelty-free.

"Be Kind" Tote Bag

be kind tote vi bella

You know she’s kind, so maybe a gift that spreads her kindness is just the right fit for her! The “Be Kind” tote from Vi Bella is the perfect gift to spread a little sunshine as mom carries her groceries, books, work stuff, or whatever else she’s toting around these days! Ethically made in Haiti and printed in Iowa with a low-waste process, this tote may be just the thoughtful gift your mom needs! 

Dreamcatcher Rose Gold Earrings

dreamcatcher rose gold earrings astor + orion

For the mom in your life who’s a little bold, check out these bold but classy earrings from Astor + Orion! With their soft rose gold hue and beautifully intricate design, these little beauties make the perfect gift! And make sure you tell your giftee just how much thought was put into their gift. The Dreamcatcher earrings are hypoallergenic, made with recycled stainless steel, plated with rose gold, and ethically made with love in Thailand!

Essential Riding Pant

essential riding pant indigenous

Every mom needs a great pair of dressed up pocket leggings! The Essential Riding Pant from INDIGENOUS is one of our bestsellers, and it’s no surprise! It’s one of those can’t-go-wrong outfit pieces! With a classic look, functional front zipper pockets, and luxuriously soft fabric, these practical, versatile pants look and feel great! Sourced from eco-friendly organic cotton and ethically made by artisans in Peru, you’ll feel just as great about giving this gift as mom will about getting it!

Mother's Love Rose Quartz Bracelet

mother's love rose quartz fair anita

Made from “the stone of love,” the Mother’s Love Rose Quartz bracelet is a simple way to thank her for all her love! With blush pink beads and a tiny hand-stamped pendant with the word “mom,” this bracelet is the perfect addition to mom’s jewelry collection. “Mother’s Love” bracelets are handmade in Peru in a “little workshop with a big heart.” This artisan cooperative offers employment as a means for economic empowerment—especially for women who are survivors of domestic abuse. 

Soft & Neutral Shawl

soft & neutral shawl mayamam weavers

Hand woven in 100% soft cotton "Ochos" weave, this sophisticated Black & White wrap is finished with hand knotted black fringe. Not only can it complement any outfit, it will also provide a bit of warmth in mom's office or on a cool evening. And Mom will love knowing that it was woven with love in Guatemala by artisans earning fair wages to support their families!

"Women Carry the Sky" Card

women carry the sky card global gifts

Don’t forget the card! And this year, instead of a cheesy Hallmark one with machine-printed flowers and a poem, how about this beautiful hand-printed card that honors the important work that women do around the world? The “Women Carry the Sky” card from Global gifts is lovingly handmade from recycled paper in the Philippines by women survivors of sex trafficking. Talk about a card that does good and that mom will love!





Erin King
DoneGood Contributor

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


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