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Sustainable Living: Mother’s Day Gifts for Eco-friendly Moms

Sustainable Living: Mother’s Day Gifts for Eco-friendly Moms

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with the coronavirus pandemic, it may be difficult to think of celebrating or shopping for meaningful gifts especially during this crucial time. The pandemic has taught people all over the world about what is essential and the effects of the coronavirus have also reached the environment. Skies are clearer, the ocean is quieter, and cities no longer expel as much pollution now that most citizens are staying at home to protect themselves from the virus. This time has made us think about sustainable living and how we can positively impact the environment. This Mother’s Day, we’re honoring eco-friendly moms who help create a better world for their kids by using sustainably manufactured products. Here are some of the best Mother’s Day gifts for eco-friendly moms to help support their and their family’s sustainable living.


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Eco-friendly Moms Will Adore These Sustainable Gifts

1. S’WELL Lilac Posy 17-Ounce Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Did you know that there are about 50 billion water bottles bought in the U.S. globally. This means that the potential of these bottles, once discarded, are disposed of in landfills or end up in the ocean, harming marine life. To avoid single-use plastic such as water bottles, many have turned to bringing their own water bottles to work. For eco-friendly moms who avoid single-use water bottles, get her the S’well Lilac Posy, a chic 17-ounce insulated stainless steel water bottle. She may already have one, if she’s into sustainable living, but this is one to collect with its gorgeous design that moms will love to flaunt at barre or yoga class. It features a double-walled interior to keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. It even has a mouth that’s wide enough to fit ice cubes in. Its size is even perfect for car cup holders. Shop at Nordstrom.

2. ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME All Good Things Set of 2 Reusable Produce Bags

Make shopping easier and more sustainable for mom with these All Good Things pair of reusable produce bags. It’s made of cotton and conveniently machine washable. They are ven tagged with their tare weights to make it easier to use. Each bag measures 10 x 13 inches and features a drawstring closure. It’s a handy grocery must-have for moms who want to do away with single use plastics or paper bags. Shop at Nordstrom.

3. W&P DESIGN Porter Reusable Portable Lidded Bowl

Eco-friendly moms will love the Porter reusable portable lidded bowl from W&P design, which is made of silicone and BPA-free plastic. It measures 7.5 x 2.5 inches and is perfect for packing salads, grains, leftovers, and more with its 4.25 cup capacity. It features a protective nonslip exterior and is dishwasher safe. Great for busy moms on the go. Shop at Nordstrom.

4. SNERD Venn Journal

In these trying times, it’s good to meditate and reflect on the challenges that’s brought about by the global pandemic. Now that we have more time in our hands, it would be nice to try something new, such as journaling. The Snerd Venn Journal is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can get your mom who would like to try journaling or who simply loves having a notebook handy. It is crafted from post-consumer recycled paper and vegetable ink and features a tiny dot grid for easy writing or doodling. Made in the U.S. Shop at Nordstrom.


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5. VOLUSPA Roses Macaron Candle in Rose Otto

Delight your mom with the Voluspa Roses Macaron Candle, enveloped in a glass textured with classic geometric 3D cube patterns and colored to match the rose that inspired it. Rose Otto features notes of steamed distilled rosa damascena flower tops and Bulgarian rose essential oil. Each candle is hand-poured in the U.S. from sustainable, ecologically sound, pesticide-free manufacturing. These candles are crafted from proprietary coconut wax blend and a 100% cotton wick with a 15-hour burn time. Shop at Nordstrom.


Mother’s Day Gifts for Eco-friendly Moms: The Best Fashion Picks

1. MADEWELL Second Wave Tank Tie Dye One-Piece Swimsuit in Etruscan Clay

It is almost summer after all! This cool new swimsuit from Madewell is made using recycled plastic and covered with dainty daisy flowers inspired by vintage fashion. The classic silhouette offers a flattering cut that shows off the legs. It features moderate back coverage, shelf bra, and a lining. Made of 80% recycled polyamide and 20% elastane. Great for lounging by the outdoor pool as she stays at home! Get 60% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.

2. NORDSTROM Moonlight Dolman Nightshirt

There’s nothing more comfortable than this: the Moonlight Dolman Nightshirt features short dolman sleeves that heighten the relaxed vibe of this sleep shirt that’s perfect for lounging, layering, sleeping, or even working from home (as long as the cameras are off!). It features a flattering v-neck and vented hem. Shop at Nordstrom.

3. NORDSTROM LINGERIE Moonlight Short Pajamas in Ivory Egret Oversized Paisley

Keep mom cool and comfortable throughout the coming summer nights with this set of Moonlight short pajamas. This ensemble features contrast piping that outline the shorty pajama set, which draws inspiration from the boys but is updated with a comfortably soft, lightweight knit. The top features a front button closure while the bottom features an elastic waste. The best part is that this garment was produced in a  factory that supports women worker empowerment through HERproject, a movement that enables partnerships to support workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Shop at Nordstrom.

4. DR. SCHOLL’S Nova Slip-On Sneaker

Whether it’s working from home or going on that dreaded grocery run, this pair of Dr. Scholl’s Nova Slip-on Sneakers will do the trick! It features a thick bumper cupsole that provides maximum stability and an anatomically designed footbed that provides comfort and support for moms on the go who are always on their feet. These shoes feature a lining that is made from recycled plastic bottles and a removable, anatomically cushioned insole. Get 28% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.

5. TREASURE & BOND Rory Leather Tote in Beige Smoke

Sustainable living goes beyond using eco-friendly products. It also means supporting meaningful causes. With every purchase of Treasure & Bond products at Nordstrom, 2.5% of net sales will go to organizations that work to empower the youth. This Treasure & Bond Rory Leather Tote is a simple yet meaningful bag that you can give this Mother’s Day. It features clean front pockets for organization, a magnetic snap closure, and a top carry handle and removable, adjustable crossbody strap. It also features exterior slip and snap-flap pockets and interior zip and two wall pockets. Get 59% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.


Pampering Gift Ideas

1. HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

One of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can get any mother this season is an indulgent, pampering set, just like this one from Herbivore Botanicals. The Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio includes the Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, and the Coco Rose Lip Conditioner. The body polish features a blend of virgin coconut oil and delicately floral Moroccan rose that together soften and hydrate the skin, leaving it gently fragrant. The face mist is created with a base of coconut water and pure plant actives, infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose. Together, they tone, hydrate, and soften skin. Lastly, the lip conditioner is crafted from hydrating organic virgin coconut oil, sugar and Moroccan rose absolute that together soften and protect the lips. These products are designed without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc. This product also meets Nordstrom Responsible Packaging criteria. Shop at Nordstrom.

2. L’OCCITANE Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum

For moms who love skincare that works as they sleep, the L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum is a paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free serum that helps skin recover from daily stress caused by environmental stressors, causing it to become dull and dry. This uniquely blended serum features Organic Immortelle Essential Oil from corsica that is patented by the brand for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties. Its unique formula also contains Acmella Oleracea Extract for soothing and Marjoram Extract to awaken the skin. This product comes in packaging that meets Nordstrom Responsible Packaging criteria. Shop at Nordstrom.

3. HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Rose Quartz Facial Roller

Treat your mom this Mother’s Day to a unique, at-home soothing skin experience with the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Quartz Facial Roller. It’s an incredible beauty tool that relaxes and de-stresses. It has been used in China by women for centuries for its skin benefits. The rose quartz facial roller helps support the lymphatic system, the body’s main detoxification system. It helps improve blood circulation in the face so your skin gets the circulation it needs to stay healthy. This product meets Nordstrom Responsible Packaging criteria. Shop at Nordstrom.

4. ESTÉE LAUDER AERIN Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner & Amber Musk Rollerball Set

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to the Aerin Beauty Rose Lip set from Estee Lauder. The set includes the Amber Musk Eau de Parfum Rollerball, which features Ambrox, Coconut Water, Rose Centifolia, Muguet, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Musk and the Rose Lip Conditioner. This limited edition set was released in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The brand pledges to donate 100% of the purchase price of the AERIN Rose Lip Conditioner & Amber Musk Rollerball Set with a maximum donation of $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® up to June 2020. Shop at Nordstrom.

5. TATA HARPER SKINCARE Resurfacing Mask

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a revitalizing face mask from Tata Harper. Perfect for Mother’s Day, this limited-edition deluxe size of Tata Harper’s best-selling resurfacing mask helps moms say goodbye to tired, dull complexion. It is powered by natural BHA and enzymes to refine pores and reveal smoother, healthy-looking, radiant skin. The Tata Harper award-winning beta-hydroxy mask is powered by 100% natural ingredients, including pomegranate enzymes for gentle chemical exfoliation, pink clay to absorb oil and buildup, and beet root extract to help support the skin’s natural moisturizers. This cruelty-free product does not contain sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc, and other synthetic chemicals. Shop at Nordstrom.


More of the best Mother’s Day gifts can be found in the gift guides from our archive in the links below, so make sure to check them out!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for Moms Who Love Gardening

10 Biodegradable Family and Home Products That Will Help You Care for Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for Moms Who are Obsessed with Makeup

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts for Moms Who Love to Cook

10 Best Anti-Aging Skincare Gifts for Mother’s Day

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