7 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, you'll have an opportunity 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:

Tea that Supports Indigenous Conservation

David's Tea Manoomin Maple Tea

Manoomin Maple Tea

David's Tea

A collaboration between David’s Tea and Tea Horse, a woman-led Indigenous artisanal tea company, this toasty black tea is sweetened with maple, vanilla, and berries. What’s even sweeter is that 10% of all proceeds are donated to the David Suzuki Institute’s “Reconciling Ways of Knowing” program, which brings together Indigenous knowledge and science to care for the environment. 

Save Wildlife with Jewelry

Fahlo The Expedition Bracelet

Fahlo The Expedition Bracelet


Every purchase from Fahlo 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.

Price at time of publish: $17

Tees for Trees

Amour Vert Berkeley Long Sleeve Tee

Berkeley Long Sleeve Tee

Courtesy of Amour Vert

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.

Price at time of publish: $68

Try New Foods with Sustainable Snacks

Thrive Market One Year Membership

Thrive Market One Year Membership

Courtesy of Thrive Market

Thrive Market has everything from pet to personal care, but it's best 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.

Price at time of publish: $60

Help Green Habits with Home Essentials

Grove Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate + Dispenser

Grove Foaming Hand Soap and Dispenser

Courtesy of Grove

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.

Price at time of publish: $24

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.

Price at time of publish: $100

Embrace Recycling with a Cool Bag

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.

Price at time of publish: $88

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.