Eco Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas [And Giveaway]


Here a few green ideas to help you show your mother (or the mother of your children) how much she means to you. Any of these eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas can stand alone or you can do all of them together!  These suggestions are all great ways of showing her you know and respect that she loves Mother Nature.  Green Mother’s Day gifts are perfect for those those that are interested in protecting the environment. These gifts for eco friendly moms show mom that you know she is a nature lover and you value her interests.

Do husbands give gifts on Mother’s Day?

Only those that want to survive. While that was intended as a joke, the answer is yes, absolutely. Mother’s Day is meant for celebrating moms and that means your own mother and the mother of your children! In fact, some people just like to celebrate all the great moms in their lives. Some even get gifts for their sisters who are mothers. I don’t go that far, but feel if you want to do so and these mothers day gift ideas are great for your sister too.

10 Gifts For Eco Friendly Moms / Ideas For Nature Lovers:

You mom is sure to love any of these sustainable mother’s day gifts.

Jana Reinhardt-100% recycled precious metals jewelry


You might want to try jewelry that is made with eco-friendly elements like recycled glass or sustainably harvested coconut shell beads or even recycled gold. You can also look for local handmade artisan pieces or fair trade jewelry pieces. This is my favorite mother’s day gift ideas for wife because they can always be treasured. The gift of jewelry makes me feel valued.

I recently discovered a very cool sustainable jewelry brand- Jana Reinhardt. They have agreed to provide a prize for one lucky reader. As someone who is passionate about green living, the mother in your life will enjoy knowing that all Jana Reinhardt jewelry pieces are made from 100% recycled precious metals. All of their gemstones are ethically sourced or lab-grown. Plus, their packaging is 100% recyclable and plastic free. The brand tries to offset the carbon created when they make jewellery and ship it to customers by planting a tree with Ecologi for every sale they make. These beautiful jewelry gifts for eco friendly moms are sure to be a hit.

Please enter a reader giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Make her a card. 

Being a mom myself, I know just how much mothers like to see what their child creates, especially when it is for them.  This will also give you the chance to say how much you appreciate her in your own special words.  Don’t worry if you are not a poet- heartfelt words will touch her heart. There are probably lots of scraps around the house that you can recycle into the project such as wrapping paper and ribbons.

Pull out some photos. 

More than anything, moms love their kids and their husbands.  Photos of you and your mom (or wife) together will brighten her mother’s day and she will enjoy being able to display them year round.  You may even want to make her a photo book.

Make her dinner.

Moms love to have the night off from dinner duty.  Chose a special recipe and treat your mother to a home cooked organic menu from her favorite chef-you!  She’ll enjoy you making the special effort.  If you know cooking is not your thing, you could always take her out to dinner instead. This is my favorite mother’s day gift ideas for grandma because they love nothing more than getting to spend time with you over a good meal.

Clean up.

If you can arrange it, cleaning up for her as a surprise is VERY sweet!

green gifts for mom

Eco-friendly Clothing.

It is always nice to be able to surprise your loved one with just the thing you have noticed they need whether it is socks, pajamas or a comfy t-shirt. You can make your clothing selection even more special by choosing a green fabric such as bamboo, which feels luxurious and soft to touch. Other green fabric choices include hemp, organic cotton, linen, organic wool, recycled polyester, and of course, used clothing is a green option too.

Give her a potted plant.

Flowers are so enjoyable and potted ones tend to last longer.  If you get a perennial, they can be planted and enjoyed year after year. If you decide to go with a bouquet, look for a Rainforest Alliance seal to let you know they are grown with sustainable agriculture methods.

Plan a special activity.

Think of something she enjoys and tell her to set aside some time for her surprise.  Moms loving spending time with those they love.  The activity can be anything she enjoys from hiking to a day at the art museum. Just enjoy doing it together!

Spa Gifts.

This Mother’s Day, go organic when you select spa gifts such as lotions, massage oils and exfoliators. You can also try your hand at DIY spa gifts such as this spa day in a jar. Spa gifts are my favorite mother’s day gift ideas for daughter in law because it says I see how hard you work to care for your family and you deserve some pampering too.

Sweet Treats.

Make a special dessert to show your love, like these individual heart cheesecakes. Making your own treats will ensure they are fresh and you can use organic ingredients when possible. Making items from scratch also helps reduce the packaging you use. Be sure to use a reusable container if you are going to be transporting or wrapping your goodies.

If going the chocolate route (and thankfully my husband always does) try Fair Trade or organic chocolates. They taste marvelous and have a more positive impact on the earth and the people farming.

green mother's day gifts

Bonus Idea.

If your mom is the type that has everything or doesn’t want anything, she might enjoy a gift to her favorite non-profit. One gift for eco friendly moms is that you can Adopt a Coral Reef to honor mom this year via the Nature Conservancy.

gifts for eco friendly moms

Ethical Jewelry Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one Jana Reinhardt sterling silver handcrafted Lioness and Cub pendant necklace. It is a highly unique and stylish celebration of maternal love. Inspired by the graceful beauty of the majestic mama big cat, it would make the perfect gift for first time or seasoned Moms. ($127 value.)

Giveaway Dates: April 18, 2022- May 1, 2022 Midnight CST

How To Enter: Just sign into the Gleam widget and click the entries you want to complete.

Jana Reinhardt Sterling Silver Necklace Giveaway

Giveaway Terms:
Open to residents of the USA, UK and Canada, 18+. Email entered into the widget will be kept private. Winners announced above in the Gleam widget on May 2, 2021. Winner will be selected randomly. I will notify by email and winner must respond within 4 days or the prize will be forfeited and alternate winner will be chosen.

I hope you have enjoyed these sustainable mother’s day gift ideas. The bottom line is, do something for Mother’s Day that will remind her how much you love and appreciate her.  I would love to know-  what is the best Mother’s Day gift you have ever given or received?  Which of these eco-friendly mother’s day gift ideas do you think your mom would like the best?

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