Looking for the perfect ethical and organic for gift? Motherhood deserves to be celebrated and this is the perfect day to show your mum just how much you love her with a unique gift. Gifts that not only treat mum but support Fairtrade artisans, build communities and are as kind to the planet as she is to you. We have a great range of Fairtrade, organic, ethical and sustainable ideas, making it easy for you to source unique presents that will make this mothering Sunday extra special and show her you love you the planet just as much as you love her.
Whether you are looking for mother's day jewellery like this gorgeous statement necklace, ethically made in India. Or mother's day gift sets full of Fairtrade treats, we'll help you find the perfect mother's day presents.
Mother's day gift ideas
Choosing the perfect mother's day gifts can be tricky, especially if you also want them to be eco-friendly and made from sustainable or upcycled materials. So we've put together this mother's day gift guide, allowing you to ditch the flowers for mother's day in exchange for more thoughtful mother's day gifts.
It goes without saying that the best mother's day gift is something that you know she'll love. You know your mum better than anyone, so whether she's a bit of a chocoholic, will go all gooey over a photo of the kids, loves candles or would simply appreciate breakfast in bed, a really great cup of tea and a bit of mom time. We've got you covered mum's the word!
Great gifts for chocolate lovers
Chocolates are a classic gift and if your mum loves chocolate then she's bound to love our luxurious fair trade selection. From the amazing flavours of choc affair, handmade in York, to Willie's cacao, which uses single estate fair-trade beans sourced directly from the producers and handmade into organic chocolate in Devon.
With so many flavours to choose from like lime and sea salt, luscious orange and good old classics such as hazelnut and raisin, including lots of vegan options, you just need to make sure you take time to pick her favourite not yours.
For a real treat try the Willie's Cacao Tin with Sea Salt Caramel Pearls, or the milk chocolate and sea salt praline truffles.
Or you could put together a hot cocoa gift set combining salted caramel hot chocolate with one of our artisan painted fair trade mugs or a reusable coffee cup from Keepcup
A picture paints a thousand words¦
Sometimes the perfect mother's day gift is a perfect memory, so if you have a treasured photo why not choose one of our beautiful handmade frames to go with it.
The Abstract rainbow mosaic photo frame is absolutely stunning. Fairtrade certified and made from reclaimed glass by artisans in Bali, you get one of a kind eco-elegance that radiates colour and light. Oh, and you can get a matching bowl if she deserves a bit of extra spoiling.
If you love too many photos to choose, try one of our multi frames like the five hanging rustic photo frames. This makes a great gift from the children or grandchildren. Or we have some lovely frames, handmade from reclaimed wood that could be used to frame the apple of her eye's latest masterpiece.
And if you don't have a favourite photo, why not gift the frame, then take her to brunch and get a picture of your special day. There are some great mother's day ideas out there. You could indulge in some mother's day crafts, cook up special mother's day recipes or just go for a walk in the woods.
Bath time goodies for mums who deserve a bit of me time
Bath time treats make great presents as they're not only a lovely gift in themselves but come with the permission to put down the to-do list, relax and unwind.
All our bath products, from bath bombs and bath salts to bubble bath and even bath tea bags, are 100% natural, most are handmade and use sustainably scoured, fairly traded ingredients.
There are some lovely organic gift sets like the Airmid aromatherapy bath melts set or you could make your own gift set choosing a lovely basket and filling it with anything from scented bath melts reminiscent of chocolate-covered strawberries or ice cream, to dreamy mineral bath soaks that will soothe aches and pains and leave mum feeling relaxed and healed.
Packed full of essential oils and nourishing natural ingredients you can create a personalised spa gift set gift set just for her. A great alternative to flowers for mother's day, why not add a scented candle with lotus flower shaped lid to complete the spa experience. You could even throw in a box of Hoogly tea.
Gifts for nature lovers
Eco-friendly jewellery and bath gifts set not her thing? We have some lovely alternative mothers day gift ideas for nature lovers, including houses for the birds and the bugs, and sparkling sun catchers. Plus some great gifts for mums who spend a lot of time outside including 100% natural, organic lip balm and hand creams. The Airmid Gardener's Gift Set is really lovely.Ã‚
If flower pots are more mums thing, Seedball, a not for profit organisation aiming to fill the world with bees and butterflies, make tins of seed balls that mean wildflowers can be grown pretty much anywhere. If you have a dog mom she could even opt for a bit of gorilla gardening. The Danu world garden lovers gift set contains two tins of seed balls, an insect house and a Fairtrade, handwoven jute bowl. See we do love flowers really!
A little bit of Hygge
So Hygge is definitely a buzz word, and possibly not one your mother will be familiar with, but the feeling of cosy contentment is certainly something she'll be able to identify with. This mothering Sunday why not treat her to a mother's day gift that says, sit back, relax and enjoy the simple things in life.
We have some gorgeous Fairtrade throws, made by women artisans who are paid fairly for their work. This classic herringbone throw with a pom pom twist is a great option. Or if you're mum likes a bit of colour, the Hoxton rainbow stripe throw by Pachamama is so cosy you might not want to give it away. Handmade from sustainably sourced wool, providing vital income and employment for workers who would otherwise be dependant on agriculture, you can't get much more Hygge than this soft fleece lined rainbow cuddle.
Next on your hygge list should be a divinely scented candle and a lovely box of fair trade organic tea, perfect to complete the moment and ensure mom has the best excuse to relax and enjoy the moment.
Still searching for the perfect mother’s day gift?
If you are still not sure what to buy we've got a couple of extra tricks up our sleeves.
Danu Gift vouchers mean mum can choose. Simply print it out and pop it in your mother's day card. Why not personalise your gift card with a mother's day poem, or add it to DIY homemade gifts from little ones?
This is also a great option for a last minute eco gift, especially if you have missed the deadline for mother's day delivery. Don't worry we have all been there, but trust us this will go down better than mother's day gift ideas you can pick up at the petrol station.
And, if you just think there are too many wonderful fair trade ethical gifts to choose from and she'd love them all (or you want a surprise for yourself on Mother’s Day) we've created a special range of Mother's Day mystery boxes. We know mum’s but we don't know yours so please feel free to put a little bit about her in the comments and we'll do our best to find her the perfect gift.
Our mystery boxes could contain anything from our wide range of ethical and organic gifts and come in four different sizes starting at just ‚£25. You might just be back for father's day (we do a great range of men's skincare), birthdays, international women's day and valentine's day.