Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that are Equally Thoughtful, Beautiful, and Eco-Concious.
Find the perfect thing to spoil her this Mothery’s Day. From the Jetsetter to the Spa-at-Home type, I’ve sourced mom-approved products from sustainable-focused brands that she’s sure to covet.
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Is your mum constantly on-the-go? If so, she’ll adore these convenient, beautiful gift ideas that are practical, pretty, and eco-conscious. (And yes, these would be equally appreciated by the working-from-home set.)
Veerah PETA-approved Shoes
Ooh la-la! I can personally attest to the chicness and unparalleled comfort of Veerah’s PETA-approved luxury vegan shoes. The pointed Vicky flats will take you from airport to boardroom and literally anywhere else, in complete cloud-like comfort. Featuring sneaker-like cushioned support and a bouncy insole sourced from algae(!), these will quickly become her go-to flats for everyday wear.
The Vicky shoe comes in 4 shades: glossy midnight black, eye-catching volcano red, versatile cognac, and softly-shimmering gold rush. Create different looks with the same pair of shoes using Veerah’s add-on accessories, like ankle straps or clip-on brooches.
A few more things I love about Veerah: they are a female-run business based out of New York City, their shoe designs are named after notable women, they partner with rotating charities (this month, 10% of proceeds goes towards NO KID HUNGRY), and they work with various innovative materials. Lastly, Veerah shoes are shipped in beautiful eco-friendly packaging. Tre chic!
Discount code valid until May 31st: take 10% off all full-priced shoes and accessories using code SUPER10.
Bleusalt’s 1, 2 or 3 Yard Sustainable Wrap
Cocoon in infinite comfort with the uber-soft, earth-friendly Bleusalt wrap. Sustainably-sourced Beechtree fibers lend a plush, velour-like feel that Bleusalt is known for. (Yes, I already own a few pieces myself.) The Bleusalt wrap was such a hit, they now make it in three lengths (1, 2, and, yes, 3 yards(!) for moms who are extra fab.) and various colours.
In case you missed my life-changing How to Pack a Capsule Travel Wardrobe, a lightweight large scarf is a must-have for any type of travel. Seriously, just toss it in your tote and go. I bring mine when I’m commuting, traveling, or anytime I’m unsure about the weather. Do you remember how mom always says to pack extra layers in case it gets cold? It turns out that she was right after all.
Ayuna Amma Light Travel Kit
Reduce darting-out-the-door stress for mums on-the-go. New and emerging science + botanicals brand Ayuna offers its luxurious set of soap, essence, cream, and balm in a swoon-worthy mini kit. Pop these convenient beauties into a travel tote, purse, or suitcase with complete confidence that your skin will always be looking and feeling its best. What’s wonderful about this travel set is that the jars are completely reusable (and attractive too!) Once emptied of their luxurious contents, use these mini containers to safely organize small items like jewelry or medication while traveling. Or de-pot larger sized creams and balms into them to take your favourites on-the-go. They can also be fully recycled.
Some more things to love about Ayuna: they focus on 99.9% less water use during ingredient production than traditional cultivation. They are also a female-led company that prioritizes pure, natural sources from Mother Nature.
Does your mum run the house like a well-oiled machine? Kudos to her! The grueling work that goes into maintaining a household can easily be overlooked. So spoil her a little bit! These thoughtful gifts will add a little extra oomph to any busy mom’s home routines.
Blueland Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Refillables
Blueland makes refillable home cleaning products and foaming hand soap. Upgrade any cleaning routine with this chic collection of all-purpose cleaner, glass/mirror cleaner, and bathroom cleaner, plus optional hand soap dispenser. The minimalist bottles are a one-time investment and cost only USD $29 for a three-pack. Fill each bottle with water and drop in a dissolvable tablet. Order more tablets in various scents at any time. Bleuland’s innovative take on home products is sure to make cleaning a little more inviting (and eco friendly!).
These clever designs replace countless plastic bottles and are much more cost-effective. It’s also worth pointing out that storing the tiny tablets is far easier than finding space for bulky conventional cleaners.
Axiology Zero Waste Solid Hand Lotion
For more than just hands! The delicate scent of these petite, zero-waste solid lotions is divine. And naturally scented too! There are no toxins and no artificial fragrances. I keep mine in a little bowl next to the bathtub and massage the super nourishing butter all over any dry skin. (Anyone else suffering from abnormally dry skin with all this hand washing lately?) These would look equally pretty sitting in a shallow dish next to the kitchen sink.
Leave Nothing But Footprints Silky Bamboo Sheets
If you’ve never slipped into bamboo sheets, you are missing out! Treat your mum to hotel-quality sheets or pillowcases from sustainably-sourced bamboo. Because bamboo fibers are much longer and smoother than traditional cotton, bamboo fabric is a luxurious earth-friendly indulgence. Think of bamboo viscose as a hybrid between organic cotton and silk. It’s also super breathable, lightweight, and naturally odour resistant. Bamboo also stands up to every day wear-and-tear better than cotton. Again, due to the super well-performing bamboo fibers.
Bamboo grows with minimal water, unlike cotton. So it’s a great option if you’re trying to shop with a smaller environmental footprint.
Spa At Home
Everyone deserves a little R&R. These easy to use green beauty goodies are sure to be a hit on Mother’s Day (or any other day really.)
Petit Vour Mother’s Day Box
The creme-de-la cruelty-free! Petit Vour exclusive Mother’s Day box includes an amazing value (only USD $30 for $73 worth of products!) of non-toxic, vegan beauty products. Pamper your mum with a foot soak, beauty oil, skin balm, lip balm, bath oil, and perfume oil with this convenient gift idea.
PS: If you choose the “no box” option, the gifts will be sent out with minimal packaging for shipping.
Sienna Glass Nail File
A beautiful, sustainable solution for nail aficionados! Or, you know, anyone stuck inside with no access to a salon. Unlike the traditional cardboard emery files, this single glass nail file should last a lifetime.
Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish
The Coco Rose Body Polish has been a “natural beauty” cult-favourite for years! This decadent scrub buffs away built-up dead skin, massages stiff muscles, and leaves skin gleaming with the natural scents of coconut and rose. No need to moisturize after! The Coco Rose body polish contains lots of skin-nourishing ingredients. The glass jar is fully recyclable. Or, repurpose it as a pretty storage option for the vanity, windowsill garden, or kitchen pantry.
Odacite Crystal Contour Gua Sha
A favourite of both my own mum and myself! This genuine crystal tool is perfect for mature skin, or those seeking to flatten wrinkles, reduce fluid/puffiness in the face, and tighten sagging skin. This is a healthy (and less harmful!) alternative to injectables and other invasive beauty treatments. The Odacite Gua Sha stone is available in Rose Quartz, Blue Sadalite, and Green Aventurine. Gua sha massage is best done with a slow-penetrating facial oil or serum. May I recommend Odacite’s All-Embracing serum to create a fully spa-like experience?