20 Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the special women in your life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could also celebrate Mother Earth in the process too?  This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to something special while also remembering Mother Earth?  There are actually many eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas that fit the bill.

Finding a gift for mom that is also earth friendly doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you have so many wonderful options when it comes to buying an eco-friendly gift.

If you are unsure of where to begin, we have put together an incredible list of eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to choose from. You will find these gifts to be not only sweet and special but also kind to our earth as well. Who can ask for a better gift than that?

20 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas

Take a look below at 20 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to choose from this holiday season so you can give a gift that she is sure to remember and the Earth is sure to appreciate too.

1. Spring bulbs

Flower bulbs make great eco-friendly Mother's Day gift

Flower bulbs make for a great eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift. Image Credit: Meyke Link / Shutterstock

There are many varieties of bulbs that can be planted during the spring, which will then bloom in the summer. Give some of these bulbs a try and you will not only make mom’s yard look amazing, but you can attract pollinators such as bumble bees, butterflies and hummingbirds as well. Try arranging some bulbs in a basket for a beautiful gift.

2. A tree sapling

What better way to honor mom than to plant a tree in her honor? Trees keep the planet cool, provide homes for animals and of course help clean the air. Plant a sapling in mom’s honor or give her a tree to plant herself (if she’s the DIY type).  She is sure to enjoy this gift that will continue to grow year after year.

3. Reusable shopping bags

If mom likes to shop, why not give her an assortment of reusable shopping bags? Reusable shopping bags are no longer dull and boring. In fact, they come in so many colors, patterns and sizes. Mom will love taking her stylish reusable shopping bags with her to the farmer’s market, the health food store or anywhere else she shops.

4. Reusable cleaning cloths

Like reusable shopping bags, reusable cleaning cloths are now coming in many colors and patterns.  Let’s face it, moms clean up a ton of messes, so at least make it a little fun for her.  Treating mom to some reusable cloths and better yet, help her with clean up!

5. All natural bath bombs

Natural bath bombs make for a great eco-friendly Mother's Day gift

Natural bath bombs make a thoughtful eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift. Image Credit: VICUSCHKA / Shutterstock

There are so many wonderful varieties of bath bombs these days that are made from natural ingredients and don’t include preservatives or chemicals. Treat mom to an assortment of natural and earth-friendly bath products that she can use to pamper herself after a long and stressful day.

6. Soap nuts

Moms do a ton of laundry, right?  Help make laundry time a little easier and more eco-friendly when you treat mom to soap nuts. These are the easy to use, eco-friendly nuts that can help get your clothes and linens sparkling clean without the use of chemicals.  So what better gift to give than some natural soap nuts to get the job done.

7. Handcrafted bird feeders

Visit a local farmer’s market or artisan shop to find mom a handcrafted bird feeder. Feeding the birds is a fun hobby and also great for our planet. There are so many beautiful handmade and eco-friendly options out there, so consider a bird feeder for mom paired with some safflower seeds.

8. Handcrafted insect homes

Attracting ladybugs and spiders to your garden and yard is a beneficial practice! Buy a handcrafted insect home (looks like a birdhouse but with lots of small compartments) for bugs to dwell in. You want insects like ladybugs and spiders in your yard as they help keep pests at bay.

9. Butterfly feeders

We mentioned before how important pollinators are, so why not treat mom to a butterfly feeder? You can find examples online for how to make your own, or you can buy them as well. Butterfly feeders are perfect for attracting butterflies, which not only beautify your yard but pollinate the planet as well.

10. Gift cards to eco-friendly businesses

It is important to patronize eco-friendly businesses in your area! Give mom a gift card or gift certificate to a local eco-friendly business so you can be sure to help them in their mission. This also a great way to treat mom and let her pick out some items for herself that she might enjoy or she can use.

11. Wildflower seeds

Planting wildflower seeds is important because it helps beautify the planet as well as feed pollinators. Consider giving mom some seed tape or packets of wildflower seeds so she can spread some beauty around.

12. Essential oils

Consider essential oils as an eco-friendly Mother's Day gift idea.

Consider essential oils as an eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift idea. Image Credit: Kerdkanno / Shutterstock

Consider an eco-friendly line of essential oils for mom to use in her beauty products, her homemade cleaning products or just to diffuse in her space. There are oils to aid with all sorts of issues, so choose a variety for her to enjoy.

13. All natural cleaners

Pair the reusable cleaning cloths mentioned above with all natural, eco-friendly cleaners so mom can get the cleaning done without the harsh chemicals!

14. Air purifying plants

Mother in Law Tongue and many varieties of ferns are perfect for purifying the air. Consider giving mom an air-purifying houseplant so she can enjoy the beauty while breathing in cleaner air at the same time.

15. A mini herb garden

Mom will love having fresh herbs at her fingertips, so consider giving her a mini herb garden she can grow on a patio or in a window. It will offer convenience as well as fresh and healthy herbs at anytime.

16. A bicycle

Forget burning fuel when you gift mom with a new bike! This is a great way to get exercise, run errands and of course keep fuel use down.

17. Jewelry made from recycled materials

eco-friendly Mother's Day gift

Gift mom some upcycled jewelry that is not only beautiful, but great for the planet as well. Image Credit: ZoranKrstic / Shutterstock

On Etsy you can find an assortment of jewelry that is made from recycled materials. How cool is that? Gift mom some upcycled jewelry that is not only beautiful, but great for the planet as well.

18. A compost bin

Decorate/paint a can, add a lid and gift mom a compost bin for all of her composting needs. She is sure to appreciate it when she has tons of “black gold” on hand to feed her garden plants!

19. A rain barrel

Help cut down on water usage when you give mom a rain barrel for Mother’s Day. This unconventional gift is a great way to save water, save money and use less resources.

20. A recycled journal

Give mom a journal to write her thoughts down in made from 100% recycled materials. This is a great way for her to channel her thoughts while using an eco-friendly product at the same time.

If you are ready to find your mom the perfect gift this Mother’s Day season, look no further than these 20 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that are sure to please.

What’s your favorite eco-friendly Mother’s Day Gift Idea?

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Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal Johnson, publisher of Happy Mothering, founder of Green Moms Media and essential oil fanatic, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former corporate marketing communication manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life.