10 Socially Conscious Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type Of Mum

Lesley Teoh

Looking for sustainable Mother’s Day gifts? Well, you’ve hit the mother lode! Show mum a little love with our round-up of thoughtful ethically-made gifts for every type of mum.

Claire Floral Necklace from the clay day social enterprise

Claire Floral Necklace from The Clay Day (SGD 28)

For minimalist mums. This unique necklace adds a touch of style with three ceramic beads carefully hand-painted with blue floral patterns, every piece is uniquely different. This necklace is crafted with 14K light gold-plated rondure beads, double chains and findings. Your purchase will go towards helping disadvantaged female artisans in Cambodia.

Psst. Use promo code SHOPFORGOOD to receive 10% off online purchases from 1-15 May.

Lumir Lights are powered by candles

Candle-Powered Reading Lamp from Lumir (USD 109)

For mums who love a late night read. Imagine if you could light up an entire room with a single candle. With the Lumir light, you can. Inspired by their travels in India, where blackouts are common, the founders of Lumir set out to harness the thermal energy from candles to power an LED lamp that can increase candlelight up to 60 times. The Lumir C comes in two types – a mood lamp that diffuses soft ambient light and a spot lamp that’s perfect for late night reading.

Mandala makes sustainable yoga apparel out of plastic and recycled polyester

[Image Credit: Mandala]

Mandala’s Fancy Black Marble Leggings from Touch The Toes (SGD 118)

For sporty mums and active wear addicts. Look good on and off the yoga mat with these chic graphic printed leggings made of recycled polyester and plastic bottles! As if you need another reason to jump on the active wear (i.e. modern mums’ street style) bandwagon. They’re also built for maximum mobility without sacrificing on comfort.

Hush teamoods from HushTeabar

Hush TeaMoods from Hush TeaBar (SGD 20 for 30g)

For mums who love tea.  Sustainably sourced from the beautiful hills of Sri Lanka, each TeaMood is lovingly blended and hand-packed by the deaf partners employed by Hush TeaBar – a silent tea bar that promotes mindfulness while increasing awareness for the deaf. Our favourite has got to be Delectably Robust that features rooibos, apple, ginger, cinnamon, lemongrass, coconut, pink pepper and cornflower blossoms. Each TeaMood comes in an artisan-designed and planet-friendly tea-tube.

You can also check out their Hush@Community event on 3 June where you can indulge in a moment of silence while enjoying their TeaMoods. 

glambue homeware is sustainably made from bamboo

Sustainable Bamboo Homeware from Glambue (SGD 15-46)

For mums who love to entertain. Help mum up her dinner party game with Glambue’s eco-friendly and sustainably-made bamboo homeware products. Their range of trays, bowls and salad tossers come in a variety of eye-popping hues and are versatile yet durable, a welcome addition to any dinner table, it’s a perfect gift for the consummate hostess.

Handcrafted Wood Hairpins from S AY A Designs (GBP 17 and up)

For timeless mums. Inspired by nature and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, S A Y A Designs creates a range of intricately-made eco-friendly hairpins from root wood salvaged from old rosewood, teak and tamarind plantations. The social enterprise will also plant up to ten endangered tree species in Indonesia’s rainforests for every purchase. 

Rania Hasna Flower Power Cleansing Oil

Flower Power Facial Cleansing Oil from Rania Hasna Skincare (SGD 35)

For mums who are beauty junkies. Infused with soothing chamomile, rosella, milk thistle and ylang ylang, this hardworking cleansing oil was formulated by a mother for mothers. It removes makeup and impurities without drying or stripping the skin. Each bottle comes with an organic bamboo and cotton wash cloth and turns a simple cleanse into a truly relaxing beauty ritual. Rania Hasna donates 10% of their proceeds to saving and rebuilding lives through Human Appeal International. They’re also committed to saving the earth and you’ll get a SGD 2 rebate if you recycle three of their old bottles or packaging.

Eden + Elie Peranakan charm bracelet is sustainably made in Singapore

Peranakan Gold Charm Bracelet from E D E N + E L I E (USD 119)

For nostalgic mums. Your mum is guaranteed to love this modern oval-link charm bracelet in 24K gold that is offset by a delicate traditional Peranakan-patterned charm by EDEN + ELIE. It features a monogram tag and bracelet lengths are also customisable. This Singapore-based jewellery brand works with artisans to produce wearable designs with a contemporary aesthetic. Their jewellery is hand-crafted locally using ethically sourced delica seed beads. 


The Nail Social Singapore is a social enterprise nail salon that hires disadvantaged women

Luxe Foot Massage, Mani & Pedi from Nail Social (SGD 65-130)

For mums who could use some pampering. Who doesn’t love a spa day? Give mum the ultimate indulgence with Nail Social’s luxe service that includes the full works. Think foot scrubs, masks and a massage using natural ingredients like Rhassoul clay and essential oils, followed by a mani-pedi. The Nail Social trains and employs disadvantaged women and single mums. Book your appointment here.

Hello Flowers

Flower Bouquets (SGD 70 and up) and Embroidery & Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop (SGD 180) by Hello Flowers

For mums who love the classics. You can’t go wrong with flowers for Mother’s Day. We love the custom floral arrangements from Hello Flowers, a social enterprise that works with social service agencies in Singapore to provide training and employment to those in need. Better still, spend the afternoon with mum learning to arrange a garden-style hand-tied bouquet and creating your own embroidery hoop.

Use promo code ILYMOM17 to receive 10% off all bouquets and jar arrangements.

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you care and what better way to say it than with these great socially conscious gifts she’ll love.

Check out more Mother’s Day gift ideas and read about Ibu Tini’s inspiring journey from a shy mother in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia to a confident solar lamp micro-entrepreneur. 


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