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Go Green On Mother’s Day With This Ethical And Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

By Chloe Sputore
30th Apr 2021

a collage of gifts for mum on mothers day

Whether your mum or the mum you’re spoiling this Mother’s Day is super eco-conscious or yet to start her sustainability journey, we’ve carefully curated an ethical and eco-friendly gift guide to suit either situation so you can feel doubly good about giving this year.

From luxe vegan chocolates and stunning, understated jewellery to comfy sweats and sumptuous skincare, don’t blame us if you find yourself adding double to your shopping cart. 

Here are 10 sustainable gift ideas to help show mum some love this Mother’s Day.

AERE Organic Cotton Sweat Top And Pants

Price: $89 Each

While you could just grab the top or pants on their own, there’s nothing cuter than a mum in a matching set, so go on and spoil her with both this Mother’s Day. Made sustainably by AERE, these organic cotton trackies feature comforting French terry on the inside and soft jersey on the outside with an elasticised waistband and ribbed cuffs that make cosy days even cosier. Grab the top and pants in whichever colourway suits the mum in your life the best.

a woman wears a matching grey tracksuit

Loco Love Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Twin

Price: $11.45

Do your mum a favour and throw a bunch of these delectable vegan chocolate duos in your cart this Mother’s Day. 70% dark chocolate surrounds an ooey gooey butter caramel centre that’s secretly stashed with a blend of tonic herbs that we can’t pronounce but are sure to enhance the experience. Finished with an activated pecan on top, these babies are organic, gluten free and refined sugar free so mum can indulge guilt free without skimping on flavour. Get some for mum (and you) here

a single chocolate sits on a speckled clay dish

The Big Issue Subscription

Price: $90 For Six Months

Sustainability isn’t just about reusable coffee cups and composting, it’s also about helping to create a world that’s ethical, inclusive and respectful of and for all living things. With so many fellow humans doing it tough, especially after such a challenging 2020, a subscription to The Big Issue is the perfect gift for our lovely sustainably-minded mums. Each issue is packed by the Women’s Subscription Enterprise, which helps to provide employment for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged women in Australia. Sign your mum up to receive the fortnightly rag here

cover of an issue of The Big Issue

Eunoia Daily Rituals Deck

Price: $50

Give your mum the gift of mindfulness with this daily rituals card deck by skincare brand Eunoia. Designed to be used as part of a skincare routine, the beautifully illustrated cards are made and designed in Australia and printed on 100% recyclable and sustainably sourced materials. Each of the 37 cards will have your mum feeling like the incredible goddess she is with a daily message, mantra and ritual that can be displayed on the included wooden oracle card stand. Spoil mum here

a collection of pastel coloured affirmation cards.

Go for Zero—Zero Waste Autumn Box

Price: $120

Everyone loves a box filled with goodies, especially mums, and this zero waste box from Go For Zero is no exception. Inside she’ll find 11 carefully selected self care products that are waste and toxin free, created by Aussie women. She’ll score an Eco Max travel body brush, Willelaine sleep diffuser blend, Rustic Peppermint pit detox, French clay mask and bamboo mask brush, Go For Zero bamboo hair brush, makeup remover pads and tea strainer, tummy tea by The Loose Tea Company, and two lovely nourishing zero waste soap bars. Grab a box here

an array of self care products from a gift box including soap and a brush

Brie Leon Mini Pearl Choker

Price: $220

This dainty mini pearl choker from Australian slow jewellery label Brie Leon will blow mum away. Carefully crafted with uniquely shaped freshwater pearls and gold-toned beads, the understated necklace is finished with a gold lobster clasp and looks just as beautiful worn alone as it does layered. Packed in a sustainable box, mum is sure to treasure the eco-conscious jewels forever. Add to cart here.

a woman wears a tiny pearl choker necklace.

Plants-Only Kitchen By Gaz Oakley

Price: $27.75

With loads of vegan recipes that’ll make mum swoon, Plants-Only Kitchen by Gaz Oakley is a welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. Score some extra brownie points by whipping up a dish, or an entire dinner party, with recipes featured in the book. (Psst… make the lasagne.) Get a copy here.

Cover of Plants-Only Kitchen cookbook

In Bed 100% Linen Pants

Price: $95

‘Tis the season for new pyjamas and these 100% linen beauties from In Bed take the cake. Chic enough to wear on mum’s morning coffee run, they feature a relaxed fit, side pockets and a cute drawcord on the elasticated waistband. Choose from four colourways and do your best to resist the temptation to nab some for yourself (or don’t). If your mum deserves extra special treatment this Mother’s Day, why not throw in a matching long or short sleeve linen top as well? Shop them here

a woman wearing linen pants

Grown Alchemist Healthy Skincare Kit

Price: $125

One sniff of any of the products in this skincare set from Grown Alchemist and mum will be transported to another dimension. The vegan, certified cruelty and toxin free kit is made on Australian soil without artificial colours, fragrances and nasty fillers. Complete with cleansers, exfoliants, serums, creams and primers, the kit will have mum glowing inside and out. Get it here.

an array of various Grown Alchemist products on a white background

ECO. Modern Essentials Nebulizing Diffuser With Relax And Unwind Trio Collection

Price: $105

Not all essential oils are created equal, but you can be assured the ones from ECO. Modern Essentials are pure as can be. Certified vegan and cruelty free by PETA, this Relax and Unwind trio is perfect for mums that are due a little relaxation. The nebulizing diffuser takes the extra effort out of the experience, just add a few drops of essential oil, plug in and she’s good to go—no water needed. Grab the set here.

An Eco Modern Essentials diffuser with oils

Image Credit: The Iconic, Loco Love, The Big Issue

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