Best Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back
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 90 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.
Jewellery from the forests of Ecuador
These gorgeous tagua beads are ethically and sustainably sourced from nuts from tagua palm trees in the forests of Ecuador. The natural beads are made from nuts that fall from the trees. Artisans dry the seeds before sanding, dyeing and shaping them.
We love the beautiful colour combinations, and the way the tagua is so light and comfortable to wear. Ethical and handmade necklace, £27
Mother's Day cards
Mother's Day is certainly going to be different this year - but we think mums need celebrating more than ever! Explore a selection of beautiful recycled cards that do Good Things - from planting trees to providing a new start for young people in Rwanda. It's easy 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. Recycled cards, from £2.99
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
Discover the world of contemporary papercraft and encourage your mum to create her very own paper pet with this brilliant whale craft kit from Paper Pet Shop. It'll take a mindful couple of hours to construct, and then she can paint, colour or collage it, or leave it white and minmalist. We love the way these craft sets are planet-friendly and completely plastic free. Whale craft kit, £12
Handmade tassel earrings
These tassel earrings are perfect for mums that love a pop of colour! They're handmade in Ecuador by artisans with disabilities. The earrings are silver-plated and sustainably made from yarn scraps that might otherwise go to waste! Fair Trade and handmade wide tassel earrings, £7
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
Whether it's a birthday present, inspiring stationery that support education projects, or a thoughtful card with a message of support, we've got you covered. For more than 80 thoughtful gift ideas for all ages check out our thoughtful gifts collection.
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.