Thursday, June 13, 2024

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. These eco finds hand-selected by the Ethos editors 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.

Eco gifts for Mom

She doesn’t need anything and yet you owe her everything. So instead of flowers that wilt, give mom a gift that enhances her awesomeness instead. Be that a super luxe skincare routine or fragrance, earbuds or running essentials, loungewear, luxe bedding, or the most stylish sunglasses — the important thing is she’ll think of you with each use. Enjoy these gifts for mom all under $300.

Urbanista solar earphones.
Photo courtesy Urbanista

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.

Spibelt eco-friendly running belt.
Photo courtesy Spibelt


Speaking of jogging or hiking — don’t let mom leave home with one of those bulky fanny packs. Keep it 100 percent aesthetic and lightweight with the Spibelt — a discreet and convenient way to carry your phone, keys, credit cards, and ID while running or on the go. We love the eco-friendly option made from 87 percent recycled materials, such as plastic water bottles, plastic scraps, fabric, and elastic that would otherwise go to landfills.

Coyuchi linen sheets.
Photo courtesy Coyuchi

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.

Mate the label sweatsuit.
Photo Courtesy Mate the Label

Mate the Label Thermal Sweats

When in doubt, hoodies and sweats, am I right? 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.

Hawkins glasses and pitcher.
Photo courtesy Hawkins

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

Michelle Pfeiffer with Henry Rose perfumes.
Michelle Pfeiffer with Henry Rose perfumes | Photo courtesy Henry Rose

Henry Rose Fragrances

When it’s made by a mom, you know it’s good — and that’s true for Michelle Pfeiffer’s Henry Rose fragrance line. These clean, gender-neutral fragrances smell like a dream without the nightmare of artificial ingredients that are harmful to mom’s health and the planet. A dozen delicious scents to choose from that are all Environmental Working Group verified and Cradle to Cradle certified. There’s even a Mother’s Day deal on the site right now, too.

Fount Society skincare bottles.
Photo courtesy Fount Society

Fount Society Skincare

Whether mom buys her skincare at the drug store or department store, she’s going to love the Oprah-approved clean-label options from Fount Society. With age-defying hyaluronic acid, peptides, and sea foam, she’ll see those fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Plus, you can sign her up for a monthly subscription so she doesn’t have to think twice about it. Set includes the gel cleanser, balancing face mist, hydrating serum, brightening vitamin C oil, and water cream moisturizer.

Ganni sunglasses.
Photo courtesy Ganni

Ganni x Ace & Tate Port Royale Sadie Sunglasses

We all know Mother’s Day, not Memorial Day, is the unofficial start to summer with brunching, beaching, and gardening usually at the top of mom’s to-do list. And with the warmer weather comes the need to protect her precious eyes from all that sun without compromising on style. Enter: Ganni. The Danish luxe label’s eyewear is made from 42 per cellulose, 28 percent certified recycled content (achieved via mass balance approach), and 30 percent bio plasticiser.

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