11 Eco-friendly Gifts for Mom That Will Save Your Budget as Well as the Planet

Your mom deserves the best. She has done so much for you over the years and now is your chance to give back.  Flowers are great but some years you just need to switch it up a bit. So here are our top picks for getting your mom some eco-friendly gifts to help cement your status as the favorite child.

  1. Love Nature Candles

What Mother doesn’t love candles? So buy her what she loves and helps the environment at the same time.  Created by JG & CO, these candles are blended, poured and packaged by hand.  Made using only 100% natural waxes, lead-free cotton wicks, and packaged in eco-conscious packaging these candles are a guilty pleasure minus the guilt.

Price Range: $15-$40

  1. Coyochi Robe

Coyochi makes their organic robes out of a variety of materials. With multiple styles, fabrics, and colors to choose from, you can get mom one to fit her style. Give Mom her own cozy cocoon for those early mornings and lazy days.

Price Range: $90-$178

  1. Velvet Raptor Handmade Photo Albums

Moms love to take pictures of their kids and now she can have an eco-friendly way to store them. Velvet Raptor photo albums are smyth-sewn, which is the highest quality binding on the market. This dedication to craftsmanship promotes longevity and flexibility in the album. Both the paper and book board are made from 100% recycled material which gives the paper a unique archival look. Taking it one step further, each album is enclosed in an archival-safe storage box to keep mom’s most precious memories safe. With a variety of options, finding the perfect fit for your mom’s style is simple.

Price Range: $100-$160

  1. Terrarium

For the mom with the not so green thumb, you can get her a terrarium. Easy to maintain, these miniature ecosystems support themselves so you won’t have any heartbreak over dead plants.  At Juicy Kits you can purchase a DIY kit for making your own terrarium. They have a variety of jars that come in many shapes and sizes. And with the ability to pick your own plants, the terrarium can be as unique as your mom.  The supplies are even premeasured to allow optimum growth. For every kit that is sold the company donates 10% to help bring clean drinking water to people who need it. So not only does the terrarium look good but it does good as well.

Price Range: $18-$120

  1. Flavor Infuser Water Bottle

Americans use about 50 billion plastic water bottles in a year, but the recycle rate is only 23%. So encourage your mom to recycle by purchasing her a flavor infuser water bottle. The infuser allows for adding fruity flavors to the water while not creating more waste from bottles and cans. This all-natural refreshment is also healthier than drinking its carbonated counterpart. The Define bottle is a great option for optimum infusion.

Price Range: $20

  1. Burt’s Bee’s Products

For natural beauty products Burt’s Bees has been a favorite for several years. Now they offer convenient prepackaged gift sets for mom, just in case you are doing some last minute shopping. For the new mom they have the Mama Bee Gift Set which includes Mama Bee belly butter, leg and foot crème, beeswax lip balm, and a classic tin. Other gift sets include the Classic Gift Set or the Deluxe Gift Set.

Price Range: $20-$40

  1. USB rechargeable batteries

About three billion batteries are sold annually in the U.S. averaging about 32 per family or ten per person. Help save the planet and your mom’s pocketbook by purchasing her some USB rechargeable batteries. They charge quickly and can be used hundreds of times. Plug them in to any USB port and in a few hours, they will be ready to go!

Price Range: $15

  1. Reusable Lunch Kit

The Stackable Lunch Pot is a great gift for the mom who is always on the go. It comes with two bins to keep servings separate and transportable. With an airtight sealing system mom’s lunch will remain as fresh as when she packed it. This set even includes an attachable spork and carrying straps for portability. Microwavable, dishwasher safe, and made from BPA-free polypropylene plastic, this is an earth friendly mom’s dream.

Price Range: $24

  1. Sprout Watches

For the fashionista mom, consider getting her a Sprout watch. These watches are eco-friendly but also hypoallergenic for anyone who might be sensitive to metal. Made from renewable resources such as biodegradable corn resin, organic cotton, cork, Tyvek, and bamboo, not only are the watches eco-friendly but practical and chic as well. The company also donates to multiple philanthropies with the goal of protecting our natural resources. Mom can look good while saving the planet.

Price Range: $20-$80

  1. Solar Powered Phone Charger

Moms are always busy and need to be able to stay in contact with their kids. A solar powered phone charger allows her to stay connected even when outlets are out of reach. This charger works with a wide variety of phones, MP3s, and even digital cameras. Dual USB outputs allow for multiple devices to be charged at the same time which can be convenient for any road trip. It even comes with a built in emergency flashlight and is water resistant for those everyday mishaps. And with multiple color options, you will find just the right fit for your mom.

Price Range: $15-$20

  1. Adirondack Chairs

Every mom deserves some rest and relaxation, not just on Mother’s day but all year round. An Adirondack chair made out of poly lumber is a great earth friendly gift. Poly lumber can be made out of nearly 100% recycled materials, is free from toxins and chemicals, maintenance free, and termite resistant. With a wide variety of colors that are dyed throughout the chair, poly lumber will not fade and does not require any waterproofing, paint, or stain. With a 50 year lifespan, this chair guarantees your status as favorite child for quite some time.

Price Range: $240-$270


Instead of the usual flowers for your beloved Mom on May 10th (don’t forget!) consider one of these eco-friendly alternatives. We hope that this helps in your quest for the perfect Mother’s day gift.

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