Don’t Shop for Mother’s Day Until You Read This

We are all about fun, but let’s get serious about sustainability for a minute. While sustainability can have many definitions and there is no one-size-fits all approach, we look for brands that are transparent about their efforts to respect and protect the people and environments where their products are made. Below are our top picks for sustainable Mother’s Day gift ideas, including some experiences for those looking to consume less.

By Amy Voloshin
April 2022
Don’t Shop for Mother’s Day Until You Read This
Don’t Shop for Mother’s Day Until You Read This

For the Fashion Lover

Chunky Hoops from Lingua Nigra
Treat your mom to organically sculpted earrings from Lingua Nigra. These hoops are a personal favorite and would make a great staple accessory for spring and summer.
Price: $134.00

Straw Hat
Straw hats are my favorite go-to for keeping the sun off my face during the warmer months when in the garden or on the beach. Janessa Leone has beautiful options - I’m especially partial to this visor style (perfect for leaning back in a beach chair!), and are hand crafted by artisans. I always travel with a crochet bucket hat, since they pack well.
Price: $56.00 - $230.00

Printfresh Tees
We are very transparent about our sustainability efforts here at Printfresh, so that our customers can feel great about their purchases. Our 3-pack of Sunday Tees are made of organic cotton and colored with natural plant-based dye. They’re also ideal for mixing and matching with your favorite Printfresh separates!
Price: $192.00

Printed Sneakers
Obviously, we love a good print. These sneakers from Panafrica are made with 100% organic cotton fabric (GOTS certified) and 40% recycled rubber. They’d be perfect for mom’s next vacation!
Price: $85.00 - $140.000

For the Foodie

Coffee Subscription
Stumptown Coffee is the pioneer of the "Direct Trade" model in coffee and they make an outstanding cup of jo. Gift mom a subscription to their Roaster’s Pick to try exclusive blends sent to her every two weeks, then ask her to invite you over for a coffee!
Price: $21.00 per shipment

High-quality Italian extra virgin olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil is a minefield of greenwashing and sketchy business practices. EXAU was founded by husband and wife, Giuseppe, a 3rd generation olive oil producer from Calabria, South Italy and his wife, Skylar, who grew without using any GMO’s, or toxic chemicals.
Price: $58.00

Kitchen Towel Set
We love this simple, quality paperless towel set from Kitchen Garden Textiles, ethically made in Pennsylvania of 100% organic linen.
Price: $32.00

Silicone Bags
These reusable (and cute) silicone bags from Stasher, are an easy way to start replacing single-use plastic in mom’s kitchen. The brand’s mission is to “create a waste-free world through education, action and advocacy” and they donate 1% of sales to nonprofits working to protect the planet.
Price: $157.00

For the Beauty Buff

Ice Roller
This Beauty by Earth Ice Roller
is a great gift for someone who wants immediate results! It claims to wake up sleepy eyes, soothe morning puffiness, and release trapped toxins through lymphatic drainage. Grove Collaborative focuses on three areas where they can make the greatest positive impact: Plastic, Trees, and Carbon.
Price: $19.99

Fresh Fragrances
Gift mom a fragrance free of underregulated and unhealthy ingredients. Michelle Pfiffer’s line, Henry Rose is EWG Verified™ (a mark that stands for health, transparency, and good manufacturing practices) and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ (one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability standards). They invite you to “dive into every single ingredient we used.” We love their Create Your Own Gift option.
Price: $85.00 - $140.00

Bath Essentials
Encourage mom to take a minute for herself with these OUAI Chill Pill Bath Fizzies - vegan & cruelty-free, and free of Sulfates, Silicone, Parabens and Phthalates.
Price: $30.00

Green Beauty
We love Tata Harper and  their dedication to clean ingredients - all 100% free from GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colors and fragrances and synthetic chemicals, and derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes.
Price: $34.00 - $475.00

Makeup Brushes
Clean up her makeup routine - this six-piece vegan makeup brush kit uses eco-friendly materials like bamboo, recycled aluminum and cotton burlap.
Price: $68.00



Plan a girls day in
Set up her favorite movie, bring out the face masks and your matching pajamas for a relaxing day together.
Price: $98.00 - $148.00

Make her a meal
Find out what she’s loving right now, and cook it up. Deliver it to her door and she’ll feel extra special (we love Ina Garten’s recipe for Curried Couscous!)
Price: of your choosing

Gift a closet clean out
Come over to help mom clean out her closet (here are some tips!) or purchase her a session with a professional organizer (read about our Founder Amy’s experience with professional organizers here!)
Price: Free!


Help her unwind
Sign her up for a subscription to Headspace. They make it easy to send a gift and you can choose from 1-month or 1-year.
Price: $12.99 - $69.99

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