Monday, October 2, 2023

9 Unique Ways to Treat Mom and the Planet With Gifts Under $300


Moms are hard to shop for. Sure, they’ll love anything you get them, but you want to give them the best because, well, moms are the best. You’re in luck with these eco finds hand selected by the Ethos editors that are sure to please. And they all clock in under $300.

Oh, moms. We know when you’re dropping hints. We listen, we watch, and we jot down gift ideas when you think we’re texting. Sometimes, we get the gift you want, and sometimes, it’s the gift you so clearly need. Of course, some moms are stumpers, too, so hopefully, we made it a bit easier this year with these gorgeous, sustainable finds that are affordable, too.

urbanista solar earphones

1. Urbanista Phoenix Earphones

You already have the coolest mom on the planet but just in case everyone in your neighborhood didn’t know, outfit her in the world’s first solar-powered earphones made by Urbanista for her next jog or hike. The Phoenix earphones are infinitely chargeable via the solar-powered case that works with any light. No plugs, no cords, no hassle. Using advanced green technology, the earphones are continuously recharged when stored in the self-charging case. Completely wireless and lightweight, the earphones feature advanced hybrid active noise cancelling technology and noise-reducing microphones that filter out ambient sounds so you can enjoy music or clear calls without distraction. $149

botanical republic

2. Botanical Republic Skincare

Skincare can seem like a cliché mom gift, but hear us out. Botanical Republic is a delightfully clean and free-from skincare line that actually works. All products are made from organic and natural ingredients aimed at letting your skin do the work rather than masking or suppressing anything. All small-batch made from fresh organic botanicals in their most natural state to preserve the highest level of nutrients and antioxidants. Botanical Republic says the benefit of using natural, plant-based ingredient is that these natural sources help delay the aging process for all skin types without the use of harsh chemical agents. $90

coyuchi sheets

3. Coyuchi Linen Sheets

Trust us when we tell you that if sheets seem like a boring gift, that is absolutely not the case. Bed is a sanctuary for hard-working mommas and when it’s Coyuchi’s organic relaxed linen? She will be eternally grateful and then some. Not only are these luxe sheets soooo comfy, but they’re also much better for mom’s health and the health of the planet, too. And, if you play your cards right, she just might let you cozy up for breakfast in bed with her, too. Starts at $118

4. Svala Tashi Bag in Gold Cork

This stunning adjustable crossbody bag works for day or night. It’s large enough to hold your phone and wallet but small enough to pair with your best night-out looks. While Svala does wonders with vegan leather, we love the look of this cork fabric with speckles of gold. It’s a reminder that sustainability is luxurious and it will get you all the questions and compliments. $298

5. Mate the Label Thermal Sweats

When in doubt, hoodies and sweats, amiright? For the mom on your list not yet ready to call Covid style quits yet, Mate the Label is the perfect choice. Cozy, comfy sweats in sustainable materials all made in Los Angeles. Mate the Label is guided by an 8-point sustainability commitment that promotes great fabrics, elevating women, and circularity. This thermal set in a wide-leg pant is a fun take on the classic sweat with more mobility and style. Pair it with the thermal boxy crop top and you’ve got a gift that will bring the oohs and aahs. Bottoms $138 Top $98

6. Bleusalt Scarf, Wrap, Eye Mask Travel Set

Your mom is going to love this, trust us. She’ll cozy up in the plane or car and be blissfully chill. The Bleusalt travel set is pure coziness and comfort without compromising on style. It features a wrap, a scarf, an eye mask, and the perfect little bag to carry it all in — or turn into a mini travel pillow. All items are made from sustainably sourced Tencel Modal. They’re breathable, washable, and made in the U.S. And, if you order soon — you can even have the items monogrammed! On behalf of moms everywhere, you’re the best. $230 + $30 for monogram.

7. Nordgreen Unika White Dial Watch

We recently selected our favorite sustainable watches here. But if you’re looking for something in a more affordable price range, you can’t go wrong with this Danish watch design from Nordgreen. This is perfect for the watch lover who likes to match watches with their outfits or activities. Interchange the straps if you like with mesh and vegan leather options. The brand is all about making time for sustainability: it’s carbon-neutral, responsibly manufactured, offers a range of give-back programs, and ships in sustainable packaging. $274

8. Gorjana Layering Set

Jewelry is pretty much always a good idea, no matter how much your mom has already. There is no sizing involved and almost everyone loves shiny gifts. Layering necklaces are all the rage. They are simple and add a touch of elevation to any outfit. This layering set from ethical jewelry brand Gorjana is perfect for a memorable gift that may even bring some tears of joy from your mom. $120

Hawkins glasses and pitcher

9. Hawkins Colored Glassware & Pitcher

Wow mom with this handblown glassware from Hawkins, a lifestyle brand that helps spotlight artisans around the world. This glass set is no exception. Made from sturdy borosilicate glass, this is the perfect set for tea or lemonade, or the harder stuff. The best part? You get to stir up a pitcher of something cold and sweet and sit outside with mom making special memories. $28

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