Explore our favourite thoughtful gift ideas for Mother's Day. From beautiful ethical jewellery to Fair Trade handmade scarves and thoughtful cards, delivered safely and direct to your mum's door.
For more than 100 ethical Mother's Day gift ideas check out our gifts for mum collection, or explore hundreds of inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect the planet at Good Things.
Mother's Day cards
A selection of beautiful recycled cards that do Good Things - from planting trees to providing a new start for young people in Rwanda. Recycled cards, from £2.99
You can also choose to add a handwritten card to any of our Mother's Day gifts. We'll hand write your personal message and send the card with your gift, straight to your mum's door.
Handmade lightbulb garland
This beautiful garland is bright, unusual and handmade from natural materials. The colourful hand-felted "bulbs" hang from a natural rattan string and come in their own cotton bag with rattan drawstring.
The perfect way to brighten up a kitchen, bedroom or home office. Handmade and Fair Trade Felt Lightbulb Garland, £24
Jewellery from the forests of Ecuador
These gorgeous necklaces are crafted from tagua beads which are ethically sourced and made from nuts which have fallen from trees in the forests of Ecuador.
Lydia sources the beads from artisans she knows from her time living there. The artisans pick and dry the seeds, before sanding, dyeing and shaping them. Lydia then designs and assembles these necklaces by hand in the UK. And voila! Handmade tagua necklace, £26
Whether your mum's green-fingered or not, she'll love this wildflower seed gift set. The seeds are easy to grow, support 1,500 pollinators and help change the lives of people living with mental health problems. You can even add a personal message to the gift tag!
Seed of Hope is a social enterprise that helps people with mental health problems through recovery-based therapeutic gardening. Every pack of wildflower seeds supports their work and helps UK pollinators too! Wildflower seed gift set, £10
A gift of light candle tin
This sweetly fragranced organic plant wax candle is presented in a reusable tin with beautiful jungle artwork. Made by and supporting the work of ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a collective of artists who live with learning disabilities and complex epilepsy.
This vegan-friendly candle is made from plant-based ingredients. A gift of light candle tin, £20
Gorgeous prints that change lives
This screen-printed linen cushion cover features a striking and contemporary fern print. It's made by and supports the work of the charity Neema Crafts. They change lives in Tanzania by working with people with disabilities; providing training in tailoring and craft skills, and then employment in their workshop making these beautiful products. All Neema Crafts products are Fair Trade accredited and made from sustainably sourced materials. Handmade and Fair Trade Large Fern Print Cushion, £29
Soaps making a positive social impact and printed with uplifting messages? We all need these in our lives.
These luxurious triple-milled organic soaps are made by and supporting the work of the charity ARTHOUSE Unlimited. The embellished gift boxes are decorated with the artists' work and the soaps are made from organic and vegan ingredients. One for mum and one for you? We won't tell! Angels of the deep lavender and citrus tubular soap, £6.75
In the bag
These handmade bags are so popular they may not be around for long, but if you're lucky you might just bag one for your mum for Mother's Day (sorry).
They're roomy enough for everyday use and strong enough to handle your shopping too. We love the screen-printed designs on the cotton body, rope handle and wooden toggle decoration. Made by Neema Crafts, they're not just stylish but also provide well paid work and opportunities for people with disabilities in Tanzania. Fair Trade tote bag, £25
Brighten her day
These needle-felted cacti are handmade in Nepal where they provide Fair Trade accredited work and promote and protect ancient skills. This yellow bloom cactus (left) will bring a burst of colour all year round. From a range of felt cacti and miniature houseplants at Good Things. Fair Trade hand felted cactus - yellow bloom, £19.95
Here at Good Things we love gifts with stories to tell. Neema Crafts products are made by people with disabilities, providing a new start through fairly paid work and skills training. Money raised by selling these products helps build adapted housing for the team. These extra-wide scarves are hand-woven from locally sourced cotton in Neema Crafts' workshop in Tanzania. Johari and Peter hand weave these scarves on a small hand loom. Fair Trade and hand loomed scarf, £26
One for the creatives
This stylish notebook has a 100% recycled hard board cover, and FSC-certified sustainable paper pages. Best of all this sustainable stationery help support children's education projects worldwide!
Choose lined, plain or dotted (brilliant as a bullet journal) in A5 or A6. Write A5 Sustainable Notebook, £12.99
Brass moon and bars necklace
This stunning necklace is made from lightweight brass shapes hung from a waxed cotton cord. It's handmade in Tanzania by Neema Crafts, a charity that empowers people with disabilities.
Take care of yourself
Encourage mum to take a little time for some nurturing with this Take Care of Yourself gift set. It includes an organic and vegan lip balm, hand-felted miniature houseplant and card - with space for your personal message, written by us. Take care of yourself gift set, £16.50
Find over 220 gifts your mum will love in our Gifts for Mum collection.
Whether it's a birthday present, inspiring stationery that supports education projects, or a thoughtful card with a message of support, we've got you covered. For over 90 thoughtful gift ideas for all ages check out our thoughtful gifts collection.
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At Good Things you’ll find inspiring ethical and sustainable gifts that support charities, empower people and protect our planet. Discover gifts for all ages and inspiring ideas like cards that plant trees, handmade cushions empowering people in Tanzania and eco toys made from recycled milk bottles. Have a look at our collections.