Mother’s Day is almost here and moms and nurturers around the world deserve to be celebrated now more than ever. We believe that nothing says ‘I love you’ like a handmade card or a bouquet of handpicked flowers, and for those of you looking for additional ideas to really pamper the eco-minded mamas in your life we’ve compiled a list of some great plastic-free gift ideas.
True Botanicals makes high-quality skincare products that are safe for people and the planet. All of their products are MADE SAFE certified, and are developed, produced, packaged and shipped in ways that minimize their impact on the environment.
Glacial Clay Mask – Every mom deserves to wind down with a relaxing face mask, and the Glacial Clay Mask from True Botanicals is an excellent choice. Made with glacial clay, plant-based squalene, and activated bamboo charcoal, it is equal parts purifying and moisturizing. Oh, and did we mention that the packaging is completely plastic-free???
Honey Bee Candles
Honey Bee Candles makes delightful 100% pure beeswax candles that are made with sustainable and ethically sourced surplus beeswax.
All of Honey Bee’s candles are naturally colored and scented. The moms in your life are sure to love their warm glow and the subtle aroma given by the nectar from the flowers the bees have foraged on. You really can’t go wrong with their beautifully designed candles, but we are partial to their Honey Bee Column.
Spicers Mill makes delicious spice blends, rubs, teas, and seasonings all in 100% plastic-free packaging! They offer gift sets as well as individual jars.
Tea for Two Gift Set – We think moms everywhere will love the Spicers Mill Tea For Two set. Each of their five teas is bursting with unique flavors that are sure to bring joy to tea loving mamas everywhere.
Organic Essence makes a range of USDA organic skincare products that exclusively come in plastic-free packaging.
Pure Organic Shea Butter – We are crazy about Organic Essence’s Pure Organic Shea Butter. Deeply hydrating and ultra soothing, this shea butter is the perfect gift for all the moms out there who deserve a bit of pampering.
Sustainability Sanctuary curates a meticulously selected collection of homewares, clothing, and everyday essentials that help you live your same lifestyle, just greener and guilt-free.
Lip Balm #1 – We love the natural Lip Balm available at Sustainability Sanctuary. It is made with wholesome natural ingredients and packaged in biodegradable, plastic-free packaging, so you can feel great about gifting this soothing balm to the eco-minded mamas in your life.
LUSH offers a wide variety of handmade, ethically sourced, naked (aka unpackaged) luxury bath and body products that you can feel good about while indulging in self care. Check out a couple of our favorites below!
Rose Jam Bubbleroon (Bubble Bar) – Swap out sugary sweets with this bubble bar inspired by delicious handmade macaroons. Made with fresh rose oil, the Rose Jam Bubbleroon not only smells amazing, it also soothes dry and sensitive skin.
Pink Petitgrain (Bubble Bar) – This pretty pink bubble bar is a fun spin on traditional Mother’s Day flowers. Refreshing, sweet and uplifting, this cute bath buddy emits a calming, woodsy aroma.
Rose Butterfly (Bath Bomb) – Make your mama’s heart flutter with this bright and bubbly butterfly bath bomb.
Homemade Betty offers a selection of organic, vegan, zero waste skincare products. Check out one of our favorite Homemade Betty offerings.
Organic Lavender Lemon Body Butter – Rich, creamy and handmade with love, this body butter comes in a zero waste jar that can be refilled and used again and again!
Wild Minimalist is an online story for people who are striving to live a plastic-free, zero waste lifestyle. They offer tons of items that are great for all the mothers out there and for Mother Earth.
Children’s Organic Biodegradable Bandaids – Every mother knows that bandaids are a staple for at-home and on-the-go first aid kits. Give the eco-friendly mama in your life a pack of these biodegradable bandaids that protect boo boos and the planet!
Clam and Clasp
Clam and Clasp makes beautiful jewelry from sustainably collected seashells, and a portion of the proceeds from all sales go to ocean conservation organizations.
Advocate Necklace – The Advocate Necklace is handcrafted in California with sustainably collected, 14K gold-plated seashells. 20% of sales of these beautiful and unique pieces is donated to Plastic Pollution Coalition. The mothers in your life will no doubt be pleased with such a thoughtful and eco-friendly gift.
Refuse Necklace (Life Without Plastic)
Life Without Plastic is an online store with a large selection of items that help people eliminate plastic from their lives. They even offer a necklace that we helped design!
PPC Refuse Necklace – The PPC ‘Refuse Plastic’ necklace was designed by Susan Rockefeller to send a message and symbolize that the time has come to refuse single-use plastics. Available for sale on the Life Without Plastic website, purchases of this necklace supports our work to eliminate single-use plastic.
Green and Gorgeous
Green and Gorgeous makes beauty products that people can truly feel good about. Their non-GMO, organic, vegan, cruelty-free products come in eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging because they are passionate about protecting the planet.
Dry Shampoo – The dry shampoos from Green and Gorgeous are 100% vegan, non-toxic, organic, sulfate free, talc free, fragrance free and plastic free! This gift will make the mamas in your life look and feel radiant without having to worry about toxic chemicals or plastic packaging.
Lotion Stick – Handcrafted in San Francisco and packaged in plastic-free, biodegradable, compostable containers, the lotion stick from Green and Gorgeous is a must-have for eco-minded mamas who worry about dry or flakey skin.
Samudra Skin & Sea
Samudra Skin & Sea is a socially-conscious skincare brand handmade in small batches from a variety of plant-based ingredients. With every purchase of Samudra Skin & Sea products they raise awareness about our impact on the ocean and her creatures.
Sea Soap | Hair and Body – Sea Soap from Samudra Skin & Sea is made from avocado and edible-grade seaweed to soothe and hydrate both skin and hair. Their formula is sulfate and paraben-free, so it is 100% biodegradable, too!
The Circular Living Co.
The Circular Living Co. is a cosmetic company that makes products that are free from toxic chemicals and plastic packaging. The founders are dedicated to making circular living more accessible and plastic pollution a thing of the past.
Funk Free Whipped Deodorant – This is the perfect gift for busy mamas who are committed to living a zero waste lifestyle. Free of aluminum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, artificial dies, petroleum, GMOs, palm oil and plastic, this is a gift you can truly feel good about giving.
Ethique is the world’s first Zero Waste, full range beauty brand. Their products are vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free, and plastic free, and to date they have prevented over 3.3 million plastic bottles from use and disposal.
Ethique Hair Sampler – The Ethique Hair Sampler set is a great Mother’s Day gift as it contains samples of a range of five of their hair products that come in cute little heart shapes to remind the most important mamas in your life just how much you love them.
Happy Mother’s Day from Plastic Pollution Coalition!