9 Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back to Mother Nature

No matter who you honor on Mother’s Day, these gifts give in more than one way

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Are you looking for a gift for someone who says they don't really want much or has everything they need? Consider giving a gift that gives back to nature this Mother’s Day. It’s a lovely way to tell someone that you love them while supporting a great organization or cause.

Similar to gifts that give back to wildlife, we’ve searched high and low to come up with great gift ideas that keep our planet in mind at the same time. When you give these gifts, be sure to share the green practice or story behind it. Your recipient is sure to be oh-so grateful and proud of you at the same time.

It's always lovely to make a donation on someone's behalf to a wildlife organization, but sometimes you want to give something a little more tangible. If that's you, here are our top Mother's Day picks:

The Rundown
Buying a print from PangeaSeed helps support ocean conservation outreach and eduction.
Save Wildlife with Jewelry:
Fahlo The Expedition Bracelet at Myfahlo.com
Every purchase on Wildlife Collections directly supports wildlife around the world.
Help Green Habits with Home Essentials:
Grove Hand Soap Concentrate + Dispenser at Grove.co
If you're shopping for someone who wants to incorporate more green habits but isn’t sure how, a gift from Grove is a great option.
Try New Foods with Sustainable Snacks:
Thrive Market One Year Membership at Thrive Market
For each Thrive Market membership purchased, another one is donated to a family or person in need.
Support Sustainable Farming with Tea:
JusTea African Chai at Thelittlemarket.com
We love this African Chai loose leaf tea, which comes with a beautifully hand-carved olive wood spoon.
This vineyard is California Certified Sustainable, uses solar power, and donates to many environment organizations and causes.
Embrace Recycling with Smart Textiles:
United By Blue 9L Sidekick at Unitedbyblue.com
This travel pack is made from recycled nylon and polyester, and one pound of trash is removed from waterways with every purchase.
We really love this ultra-soft long-sleeve tee, made in the United States from a flattering blend of modal and spandex.
Go Biodegradable for a Great Gift:
Pela Case at Walmart
Pela is a great company making phone cases, watch bands, and other biodegradable items.

Support Activism with Art: PangeaSeed "Kingdom of Ocean" Print

"Kingdom of Ocean" Print

Buying a print from PangeaSeed helps support ocean conservation outreach and eduction. This international non-profit not only helps educate communities about the importance of marine conservation, it also supports talented artists and creates powerful works of public art.

This beautiful "Kingdom of Ocean" is by Iannocent, an illustrator from Bandung, Indonesia. It's just one of the beautiful prints available from PangeaSeed.

Save Wildlife with Jewelry: Fahlo The Expedition Bracelet

The Expedition Bracelet

Every purchase on Wildlife Collections directly supports wildlife around the world. The bracelets are the most popular option, and some even come with a trackable option so you can get a closer look at the animal you’re helping. This bracelet supports elephant conservation in Kenya. It’s a really nice way to connect mom or whomever is receiving the gift with the natural world.

If the gift recipient is passionate about a different animal, you can also buy a piece to support sea turtles or help the polar bears.

Help Green Habits with Home Essentials: Grove Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate + Dispenser

Grove Foaming Hand Soap and Dispenser

If you're shopping for someone who wants to incorporate more green habits into their daily life but isn’t quite sure how, then a gift from Grove is a great option. Grove is leading the way for building sustainable habits at home. You’ll find everything from kitchen items to personal care.

The emissions associated with every shipment is offset using carbon credits, and Grove is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees across the United States.

Try New Foods with Sustainable Snacks: Thrive Market One Year Membership

Thrive Market One Year Membership

Thrive Market has everything from pet to personal care, but it's particularly known for its wide range of food options and sustainable snacks. Think of it as an on-demand health food store, giving you a ton of variety in a single place.

Thrive has a membership model, so consider giving a year's subscription. You can also add on some additional shopping credit at the same time. For each membership purchased, another one is donated to a family or person in need.

Another gift idea in this area is to get a local CSA share.

Support Sustainable Farming with Tea: JusTea African Chai Loose Leaf Tea

JusTea African Chai

We love this African Chai loose leaf tea, which comes with a beautifully hand-carved olive wood spoon. Not only does JusTea support sustainable tea farming in Kenya, a tree is planted for every 100 spoons made.

The Little Market has a uniquely beautiful mission in both supporting the environment and social causes. If tea isn't the gift you're searching for, you can browse The Little Market for many more ideas.

Wine That Gives Back: The Dreaming Tree Wines Spring White Wine Teaser 3 Pack

Dreaming Tree Wines

For anyone that enjoys a good glass of wine, knowing that the bottle they just received is helping the environment is sure to enhance the experience.

Consider this lovely trio of bottles, which includes a rosé, a Chardonnay, and a Sauvignon Blanc from The Dreaming Tree Wines. The vineyard is California Certified Sustainable, uses solar power, and also donates to many environment organizations and causes.

Embrace Recycling with Smart Textiles: United By Blue 9L Sidekick

United By Blue 9L Sidekick Bag

There are so many great companies making shoes, clothes, and other items out of recycled water bottles or other recycled clothes. This great travel pack from United of Blue is made from recycled nylon and polyester, and comes in a number of color and pattern options.

Plus, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans or waterways with every purchase. The company is also a Certified B Corp, which means it's committed to a transparent, inclusive and sustainable business.

Tees for Trees: Amour Vert Berkeley Long Sleeve Tee

Berkeley Long Sleeve Tee

Shopping for someone who loves trees? You can find many companies out there that plant trees whenever you buy products. Eco-friendly fashion brand Amour Vert is one example, with a "buy a tee, plant a tree" program.

We really love this ultra-soft long-sleeve tee, made in the United States from a flattering blend of Modal and spandex. It comes in two styles of stripe, and a solid spruce green.

Go Biodegradable for a Great Gift: Pela Case

Pela Case

There’s just something cool about knowing an item is biodegradable. Instead of taking years and years to break down, it’s nice to know that you can just toss something in your compost bin instead. Pela is a great company making phone cases, watch bands, and other biodegradable items.

As a member of 1% for the Planet, Pela donates a share of its annual profits to environmental organizations, including Surfrider and Wildlife Conservation Network.

Why Trust Treehugger?

Treehugger is always on the lookout for sustainable products, including great gift ideas. The author, Stacy Tornio, loves searching for gifts that give back to the planet in some way, and she especially likes shopping locally. For her own mom, she knows she can never go wrong by getting her something that grows.