Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mamas in Your Life (or, For Yourself)
(I’ve republished this post as of 5/9/2020 with updated links and brands to love - better late than never ;)
This is my sixth Mother’s Day and it still feels surreal. For many people, Mother’s Day is a difficult day when facing loss, broken relationships or difficulty, and a list celebrating Mother’s may not be relevant or needed. For many others, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the female role models in their lives, or for others, the single dads who raised them. Whether you’re approaching Mother’s Day from a place of excitement — maybe it’s your first Mother’s Day after the birth of your child, or you have traditions with your own Mother you look forward to each year — or a place of hurt or difficulty, I hope you feel seen and valued on this day. This list, although I’ve specifically chosen gifts for moms, is meant to be unspecific. Buy these gifts for your step-mom, your best friend’s mom, your friend, your grandma, or of course, yourself if you need an extra boost of self-care this season.
I love celebrating mothers. The soon-to-be mothers, the mothers who are still waiting to conceive, the mothers who have dealt with loss, the mothers who have grown children and the ones who have been a mother to someone else’s child. We’d be nowhere without these women in our lives and they deserve all of the celebration.
Here are a few gifts I picked out from some of my favorite ethical shops (some of the links are affiliate) in hopes that you would shower a mother figure in your life with the same love she’s showered on you.
Azura Bay Gift Certificate
Ethical underwear and lingerie is notoriously hard to find. Azura Bay has made it simple, size inclusive, and affordable.
Shop here. Use Liv10 for 10% off!
Ten Thousand Villages Harmony Bell Necklace
This necklace, although perfect for anyone, is designed with expectant mothers in mind. It’s traditionally worn in many cultures by pregnant mothers, with the chain just long enough to skim the belly, and send soft chimes in for your baby to hear and be soothed by.
Shop here: Harmony Bell Necklace ($125)
LA Relaxed Loungewear
Loungewear is the gift that keeps on giving (for real life). LA Relaxed is one of my favorite resource for insanely comfortable garments that are made with plant-based materials. Their recently introduced hemp and organic cotton pieces are to die for.
Shop LA Relaxed (use the code SIMPLY25 for 25% off!)
Sela Designs “Known Necklace”
Another one of my most worn pieces this year, my Known Necklace from Sela Designs is especially perfect for mothers. You can select letters to symbolize people she loves — I have one for each of my littles and wear the necklace everyday. It’s an understated, non-cheesy piece with just the right amount of symbolism.
Shop here: Known Necklace ($28 starting with one charm — hurry though, shipping in time for Mother’s Day ends 5/2!)
TheOtherStraw Reusable Bamboo Cutlery
Stunning and eco-friendly, a bamboo cutlery set from TheOtherStraw would make any eco-conscious mama’s Mother’s Day complete.
Shop here: TheOtherStraw
Do Good Shop
A beautifully curated one-stop shop of fair trade home goods, jewelry, clothes, and more, Do Good Shop is owned and operated by a mother herself, and proceeds of the 501c(3) non-profit go towards supporting organizations that fight trafficking and provide dignified employment to women all over the world.
Shop Do Good Shop: Use the code SIMPLYLIVANDCO for 20% off!
Thinx Period Underwear
No, it’s not weird. And yes, she wants them. Whether it’s for yourself or for a mama friend, Thinx will revolutionize how she sees her period. I even used mine during postpartum recovery.
Shop here for $10 off!
Bohemian Reves Skincare
Because every mother figure needs an extra excuse to care for herself too, skincare and body products make the perfect gifts. Bohemian Reves is one of my most recent favorites — I love their zero waste packaging and plant-based, organic ingredients.
Shop here: Bohemian Reves collections
From denim to leather bags to footwear to apparel to jewelry, ABLE is truly a one-stop shop with ethics that are hard to beat. They’re having a Mother’s Day sale too, use the code MAMA15 for 15% off at checkout!
ROUND + SQUARE
For organic pieces that make a statement, look no further than ROUND + SQUARE. This brand is on a mission to empower women and girls through their collection of organic cotton tees and gorgeous silk scarves. Any piece from their shop would be a meaningful Mother’s Day gift.
Shop ROUND + SQUARE
Hernest Project Basics
Loungewear and organic basics that will make her feel cozy and loved.
*This post, while not sponsored by one brand, contains affiliate links which means I may make a (small) commission off of items purchased from these links. It is also part of a long-term collaboration with Sela Designs. LA Relaxed, ROUND + SQUARE, and Do Good Shop. Thank you for supporting these amazing brands!*
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