Did you know: Mother’s Day is less than a month away? You can’t repay her for all things you put her through, but you can show your love with a sustainable gift this Mother’s Day. Whether it’s for your mother, grandmother, sister, or even yourself, showing you care doesn’t have to be bad for the environment. Here’s our picks for parent-approved and planet-approved gifts for 2023:
Cadence Capsule System
If her travel toiletry bag has more junk than the landfill, try out Cadence’s incredibly cool, and totally utilitarian travel capsule system. Customizable, leakproof, magnetic travel containers designed to bring you calm and control by maintaining your routines – at home or away. Fill them with your ride-or-die moisturizer, vitamins, even your contacts! The best part: the system is made entirely from recycled ocean-bound plastic.
Under the Canopy Cotton Robe
We’re prescribing moms everywhere some much-needed R & R with this cozy robe. Under the Canopy doesn’t believe in sacrificing being pampered to protect the planet. Their robes are made from 100% organic cotton ¬– that means no harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers were used. Plus, their production process uses non-toxic dyes and a closed-loop water system. Did we mention it's unbelievably cozy AND under $70?? It’s pretty much a win-win.
If your mom’s New Year’s Resolution was to have the best-smelling home on the block, this gift has her covered. NOTES® Candle is the first of its kind refillable candle. Yeah, you heard that right. One sleek, white vessel that can be used again and again with any of their room-filling fragrances. These fragrance beads are non-toxic and made with all-natural wax. The bag they come in oxo-degrades in 5-10 years vs. the hundreds of thousands for a traditional single-use candle. You can’t go wrong with any of their fragrances, but we’re currently obsessing over their spring launch Mandarin & Sweet Neroli.
Coyuchi Mediterranean Organic Towels
You may not be able to take mom on a beachside vacation, but you can bring her some wanderlust-inspired beach towels. “In Turkey, where bathing has been raised to an art form, a flat weave is the prime choice for toweling” – if that doesn’t sound like paradise, honestly what does? Sustainability is engrained in the Coyuchi business model with 100% organic fibers, a traceable supply, 2nd Home product recycling, and net zero goals. Your mom will love this elevated basic, and you'll feel good knowing that your gift is both eco-friendly and socially responsible.
Frank Green Reusable Water Bottle
We know there are thousands of reusable bottles on the market, but we have to say we are SO smitten with Frank Green’s take on them (and know mom will be too). This is the ultimate reusable bottle: it’s beautiful, maintains your beverage temperature, and keeps it tasting just the way you like it (no nasty metallic flavored water here). Plus, you can relax knowing it won’t spill in your bag when you’re on the go. There are so many fun colors to choose from and it might just be the last water bottle mom will ever want or need. Around 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every single day, and Americans alone send more than 38 billion water bottles to landfills every year, so YES, reusable water bottles make a massive difference.
Veja Campo Sneaker
It’s pretty hard to go anywhere nowadays without spotting the iconic Veja Campo sneakers, but trust us, we’re not mad about it. Mom deserves a pair of these perfect, everyday, and super sustainable sneakers. Since 2005, VEJA has been creating sneakers in a different way, mixing social projects, economic justice, and ecological materials. VEJA uses only 100% organic cotton for the canvas and laces, Amazonian rubber for the soles (which btw they pay local farmers 5x the going rate for), and various innovative materials derived from recycled plastic bottles and recycled polyester. They’re comfortable, cute, and perfectly fit for a planet-friendly gift to mom.
Whatever you gift mom this year, do it out of love for her and the planet. Because a mother like no other deserves a gift like no other. What will you shop for this Mother’s Day?