Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Ethical Mothers Day Gift Guide

It will be my second Mother’s Day this Sunday, and I’m so excited for a day to celebrate my motherhood journey and mothers everywhere. As a mom, I can tell you that getting a thoughtful gift on this special day feels really good. It doesn’t have to cost a lot, but we really appreciate a little thank you for all of the dirty diapers changed, all of the meals cooked, all of the crises averted, all of the tantrums quelled, and all of the putting everyone else first.

Pair it with a well-written card sharing that appreciation and you’ll have any mama in tears! For my gift guide this year, I included only products from brands using ethical production methods and/or ones that are focused on environmental sustainability. So you can shower any and all the moms in your life with something they’ll love and feel really good about what you’re buying.

These shoes and this fleece are both made from recycled bottles. The reusable bottle will help a mama buy less plastic water bottles. And this ethically-made tee is both affordable, classic, and oh so soft. And this cute little mama ring is made in the US! Here is my full list. Add any other ideas you have below!

Everlane sweater, $50
Zoë Chicco earrings, $350
Cuyana travel jewelry box, $105
Vitruvi diffuser, $119
Rothy’s The Point flats, $145
Herbivore pink clay face mask, $22
Everlane tee, $25
Kris Nations mama ring, $45
Cuyana travel pouch set, $120
S’Well bottle, $35
Dudley Stephens fleece, $128


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  1. Meghan said:

    In an effort to truly promote sustainability, you could do something special for your mother instead of buying something. Make her a nice meal, write a heartfelt card/letter, or plan a fun experience together. Perhaps a post on ways to celebrate and appreciate your mother without purchasing things would have been a better way to show your new commitment to sustainability.

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    • Julia said:

      That is a great idea, Meghan! That said, many people will buy gifts regardless, and if we all promote and support brands who are doing it the right way, and spread that message, then people are less likely to buy brands who are causing the problem. My goal is to promote getting educated and making better choices. But if you’re not into the way I do that, there are plenty of other blogs you can follow instead of mine!

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      • Ashley said:

        That was a very rude and passive aggressive response to a post I thought made a lovely suggestion.

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        • Denise said:

          Personally, I thought the initial comment was passive aggressive and snarky. Some people will never be satisfied and we are all better off without their negativity in our lives. Well said Julia!

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  2. Laura said:

    Thank you for this list Julia! The mama ring is too cute!! I think it’s time for me to finally buy those Rothys.

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    • Julia said:

      Glad you liked it! Definitely pull the trigger on the Rothy’s. They’re so comfy and I wear mine constantly!

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  3. Jessie said:

    I really love this! Since your True Cost post I am very interested in and committed to learning about sustainable and ethical brands, and I appreciate having a jumpstart on knowing what brands to look at!

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