Mother's Day is a wonderful way to give thoughtful gifts that celebrate and spur on change! We've gathered some of our favorite Mother's Day worthy gift ideas that are all things SHE - sustainable, healthy, and ethical. Each one is more than a gift, it carries impact and CHANGE for people and the planet.
The Gift of Appreciation & Self Care
We saw the following state the other day and it stopped us in our tracks: 78% of women will put the care of others first over their own. It's an incredible trait for women - especially mothers - to care so deeply about the well-being of others, but you can't pour from an empty cup. SHE Day is a chance for women to be inspired and supported and guided on their sustainable, healthy, ethical journeys through nutrition and education sessions, yoga, and integrated therapies. Come with her or gift a ticket to SHE Day to a mother you know who needs it! Be one of the next 20 women to purchase a BOGO bundel and you'll both get custom, handmade bracelets from Lucy & Jo as well.
The Gift of Happiness
Chocolate = happiness? Right?! The great thing is these chocolate bars really do spread happiness to both people and the planet on the way to you. Fair trade practices make the chocolate farmers smile, organic growing makes the planet smile, and the sweet, smooth milk chocolate will be sure to make Mom smile as well.
- Organically grown & handcrafted in Ouanaminthe, Haiti using fair trade practices
Every purchase of an Elisha C. product is helping end poverty by providing artisans/producers a stable job, sending underprivileged children to school and empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty.
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Les Chocolateries Askanya uses exclusively Haitian cacao to produce their artisanal chocolates in their facility located in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. They offer the most delicious and highest quality chocolates, highly ranked in the international market. They work with over 3000 Haitian farmers organized in seven cooperatives in the North of Haiti. The chocolate bars are made only with natural ingredients and no added preservatives.
The Gift of Non-Toxic Pampering...
The best part? It's made from simple ingredients you don't have to scratch your head about and no hidden chemicals.
That's because BeautyCounter promises to follow the "Never List," using a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the United States. The Never List™ is made up of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that are never used as ingredients in its products.
The Gift of Experimentation!
If you've been looking for a new way to help your mom get more adventurous with essential oils or grow her collection, this is a fun kit launched just in time for Mother's day!
The Harmony Kit is designed to help anyone experiment with crafting their own blends. Each of the beautiful aromas of Pink Pepper, Star Anise, and Green Mandarin go perfectly together or separately. An exclusive recipe booklet comes in each kit that includes 30 handpicked recipes, and instructions on using the oils for diffusing, perfume, or both
Here's the bonus, while you'll create your own scents using the roller balls in this kit (it's so easy!) you'll also be rolling on the medicinal benefits of the oils: immune support, digestive support, cardiovascular support, emotional balance, and more. We haven't ever discovered a perfume that can do that!
The Gift of Taking a Break
Life blinks by when you're a mom. So give her the gift of a coffee break to savor life! Even if she has to warm it up three times before she finally gets to drink it! We absolutely love this limited edition first-ever all-women produced coffee! This coffee comes straight from the "Mujeres Cafeteras" cooperative in the Serranía del Perija region of Colombia, which translates directly to "women coffee makers." It is a roasty, yet smooth Colombian coffee.
The Gift of "Keeping It Together"
Let's be honest. Moms are usually the "finders" in the family. They know where everything is and they hands down positively keep it all together for everyone! Help make it easier for her keep it all together with these beautiful baskets from Ten Thousand Villages. We couldn't decide between the bowl shape or the shopping bag, but we loved the blue colors of them both, so ... here they both are! Good luck choosing ; )
THE GIFT OF UPGRADED AROMATHERAPY
When you use essential oils, you’re really using a form of alternative medicine and aromatherapy. The benefits are endless. We are on a mission to get rid of plastic in our home, so - while we always say that that best diffuser is the one you'll use, this plastic-free, nebeulizing version from Organic Aromas is our absolute favorite. Upgrade your mom to this plastic-free, waterless version for high quality diffusing! You can read more about the health benefits to this style of diffuser and why we love it so much here. You can use the code SHEAROMAS to get 20% off!
(Note: We don't make anything if you use the code - it's a benefit to you that we asked for!
If you have other new and different gift ideas, comment below! We love using holiday, including Mother's Day, to spread sustainable, healthy, ethical products to those we love : )