15 Sustainable
Mother's Day Gifts

Ariel Canie | May 2nd, 2022 | 5 min read

Here are 15 thoughtful Gifts for mom!

Mother’s Day is less than a week away and if you’re stumped on gift ideas for mom, you've come to the right place! Like every holiday, it’s important to gift mindfully and lean towards items that can be reused or experiences that won't create a ton of pollution or excess waste. 

Whether your mom enjoys sentimental gifts, new experiences or thoughtful acts of service, we have plenty of Mother's Day ideas that you can pull together in a jiffy! 

Read Below For 15 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for 2022:

pressed flower frame

1. Make a pressed flower frame 

Craft a gorgeous piece of home decor for your mom with only a few flowers and a glass frame! Speed up the traditional pressing process by using a ceramic dish, paper towel and a microwave to press your flowers before carefully framing them for mom. 

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2. Plan a museum and lunch date

Does your mom prefer experiences over material objects? Treat her to a couple of tickets to the museum and a lunch date at her favorite restaurant afterward! She’ll appreciate the thoughtful planning that went into it and the special day you spent together. 

indoor plant

3. Gift an indoor potted plant

Not only do indoor plants help clean the air, they can also be a mood booster, making them a great gift option for moms everywhere. Choose a potted plant carefully, and it can live for a few years or decades depending on the species!

photo gallery

4. Create a digital photo gallery

Does your mom keep your old family photos stashed away in a box or bin, rummaging through it whenever she wants to take a trip down memory lane? Use a photo scanning app to capture her favorite photos, and she'll be able to easily access them on her computer or smartphone any time! 

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5. Donate a tree in her name

As you may already know, trees are the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Make a donation in honor of your mom and gift a tree in her name! As the trees grow, they'll help boost the livelihoods of local communities, restore native biodiversity, improve climate change resilience, and more! 

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6. Sign up for a pottery class

Signing up for a pottery class together is a great way to try something new and create a few pieces that will bring back memories every time they're used. Most cities offer introductory classes for beginners that are a few hours long! And who knows? You may just inspire her to take up a rewarding new hobby!

flower field

7. Visit a local flower farm 

Want to get your mom some local flowers and spend the afternoon enjoying the spring air? Take her to a pick-your-own flower farm near you! Many farms charge a small admission cost and offer a wide range of gorgeous flowers to choose from. 

green crewneck

8. Gift her a cozy crewneck

If your mom is always out and about, gift her a cozy crewneck to keep warm during her morning dog walks or evening grocery runs! The best part? This super comfy One Tree Planted Forest Green Crewneck Sweatshirt plants one tree for every purchase!

massage therapy

9. Plan a relaxing spa day

Most moms who are kept busy with their families and careers have the tendency to put themselves last. Remind her to take some time for herself by gifting her a massage or pedicure so that she can enjoy some well-deserved TLC!

organized kitchen

10. Make her kitchen eco-friendly

If your mom loves to spend time in the kitchen, gift her with a few kitchen essentials that she can reuse for many years to come. A quality compost bin for kitchen scraps, glass storage containers for leftovers, or a spice rack for organizing her spices make great gift options that she’s sure to appreciate. 

gold jewlery

11. Personalize sustainable jewelry 

Want to get mom something she can wear with pride? Give her some sparkling Fair Trade jewelry that is sustainably made! High-quality gold and silver jewelry can last a lifetime and many brands offer personalization options to give your gift an extra sentimental touch.

candle making

12. Make her a candle-making kit

If your mom is big into candles, put together a sustainable candle kit that she can reuse whenever she feels like making more candles! Eco-friendly candle kits normally include cotton wicks, plant-based wax, essential oils, and metal candle tins. But you can also get creative with upcycled containers like tea cups, vintage tins and more!

herb garden

13. Gift an Indoor herb garden

Is mom an amazing cook? Gift her a culinary herb garden brimming with her favorite cooking herbs (need inspo? parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are a great place to start — a la Simon and Garfunkel!). Does she love to sip on herbal tea? Chamomile, lavender, mint and lemon balm are a great place to start!

nature mug

14. Add a mug to her collection

Is your mom an avid coffee or tea drinker? The One Tree Planted Mug is the perfect way to honor her love for trees and nature. With its lightweight enamel construction, it's also great to take on her next camping trip! The best part? One tree is planted for every mug sold.

family photography

15. Book a family photography session

Have you ever fallen victim to an unflattering birthday shoutout posted by your own mother? Give her the gift of a professional family photoshoot that will give the whole family a chance to get ready for their closeup. She'll cherish the photos, and the next time she wants to show off her family, you’ll all be in your best light!

Remember, your gift doesn't have to be extravagant or expensive to make your mother happy. As the age-old saying goes: it's the thought that counts! Just want to plant her a tree? Gift a tree today! 

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Gifting a tree in someone's name is a heartfelt and everlasting way to show your appreciation. Make someone smile with delight knowing they are helping to create a healthier planet! Choose an image below, write your message, and gift a tree. Learn more

By gifting a tree, you will help to:

  • Reforest areas affected by environmental disasters
  • Restore native biodiversity to protect holistic ecosystems
  • Boost the liveliness of local communities
  • Trees play a very important role in our lives; they clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to more than 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Not to mention, forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
  • The trees you are helping to plant will create an incredibly positive impact on nature, people, and wildlife. Since the need for reforestation is global and always changing, we will distribute your donation to a project where funding is most needed now.
  • Both you and the giftee will receive a personalized tree certificate (see gallery) with the recipient's name to thank you for your donation. The giftee will get a custom e-card created by you on your date of choice. We will also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • In order to maximize the impact of your donation across our multiple projects, we will plant a variety of tree species native to the area that we are reforesting. For example, we plant Polylepsis trees in the Andes since they have adapted to the extremely high altitude. We sometimes plant fruit trees in Africa for agroforestry in order to generate long-term benefits for local communities. In India, Avicennia alba mangroves are planted along the coast as they are resistant to the impact of lower tidal currents.

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