This year I want to tell you about my favourite ethical handmade mother’s day gift ideas that I’ve found on Etsy. Beautiful presents that are eco friendly handmade in the UK by small businesses! You can see the Etsy Mother’s Day Editors’ Picks here too which is a selection of ideas.
1. Handmade Ceramics
Charlotte Manser says “Hi, I am a ceramicist, based in Wiltshire, CharlottesCeramicArt on Etsy” this is one of Nikki’s favourite artists in this ethical Mother’s Day gift ideas blog
2. Handmade PomPom Art
Aimee Hearn from makes these incredible pompom letters, I really love this M – Pom pom letter – Wooden letter hand painted and filled with handmade wool pom poms
3. One of a kind watercolours
CarrinasArt owner Carrina Parry asked me to include one of her mother daughter prints but I fell in love with her custom watercolour pet portraits. What a stunning idea for your mum this Mother’s Day – Pet portrait, custom, watercolour, signed
4. DIY Keepsake Jewellery
Keepsake jewellery kits from Keepsaker Supplies for making your own breastmilk, cremation ashes and lock of hair or umbilical cord pieces. DNA memento pieces and breastfeeding – DIY Keepsake Teardrop Necklace Kit
5. Seed Paper
Amy at makes resin art with botanics and seed paper, a lovely present for any mum who loves flowers Eco stationery starter kit – seeded paper
6. Concrete Homeware
7. Linocut Artwork Inspired by Wild Swimming
Megan Louise Hall says “I only use environmentally friendly inks, free from toxic metal ingredients commonly used like Chrome and Lead. Made with a vegetable oil, they wash with just soap and water allowing me to avoid using harmful solvents. You can find my work here” on FlotsamPrints on Etsy like this piece Three for Joy- Original open edition linocut print of three women jumping into water
8. Cards and Gifts
Amy Gilbert offers all sorts of positive goodies at Hello Treacle on Etsy. Some pro-vegan stuff, some jewellery and cards. Most of my stuff (except enamel pins) is made by me in the UK, and I use only EU produced recycled card and paper, no plastic packaging, and vegan friendly gummed envelopes. Diamond boobs breastfeeding milestone charm / 2 years breastfeeding award gift / diamond boobies gift
9. Eco Vegan Wax Food Wraps
Katie Griffin of Etsy store LittleDeedsShop Hiya, my business is called Little Deeds. I make wax food wraps, teacup birdfeeders etc. I’ve also recently launched my plastic free eco-crackers that have my bee seed pods in them so you can grow wildflowers for pollinators 🌱🌸 Teacup bird feeder
11. Ethically Sourced Gemstone Jewellery
What could be better in a blog about ethical Mother’s Day gift ideas than something from Ellieshandmadeart on Etsy? Ellie makes ethically sourced gemstone jewellery including this gorgeous copper and amethyst handmade necklace
12. Nature And Pagan Inspired Art
Anna Dorward makes nature and pagan inspired prints, packaged in compostable cellophane and biodegradable washi tape, AnnaDorwardArtist on Etsy – Blodeuwedd Welsh Flower Goddess Original Oil Painting
13. Copper Wire Home Decor and Gifts
Nicola Betty at EarthBalanceCraft on Etsy offers Copper Wire Art, Home Decor, Gifts and Jewellery
14. Quirky Bleach-Art Leggings
Jessica Ball says “I hand draw all my leggings to order. Very unique and customisable 😊” JuniperLeggingsShop on Etsy. Quirky, hand-drawn bleach art leggings and sweaters – Wildflower Sweater. Handprinted Jumper Handmade Sweatshirt Women’s Unisex Winter Organic Cotton Sustainable Gardener Floral Gift.
15. Handstamped Gifts
Carol Oldham says “I made upcycled hand stamped gifts from vintage cutlery and industrial waste metals at DormouseandTheTeapot on Etsy“. Beautiful hand stamped jewellery and gifts
16. Recycled Paper Crafts
Ochoto Del Monte says “I make things recycling paper😉😊” and the shop is OchotosHands on Etsy – Wall Clock, Rainbow Clock, Paper Clock, Paper Flower, First Anniversary Paper, First Anniversary Gift
17. Personalised cards
I had a lovely message from Tiffany Myhill asking if it was too late to add her handmade personalised cards to this blog, so I’ve snuck this in because they’re perfect. The shop is CricketCraft4 and you can find the cards here Personalised cards
19. Travel Mugs & Glass Cans
20. Pink Macramé Coasters
I found a gorgeous macramé business, Click here to buy these coastersand the owner Harriet says “I’m a Macramé artist and I create home decor and gifts- for an unusual Mother’s Day gift 🌿🌈 all coloured cord is made from recycled cotton and dyed naturally without chemicals 🌈🌿”.
21. Red Book Folder
I had a message from CrochethookersGifts owner Ramona Rose who asked me to have a look at her Mother’s Day gift options. I think this red book holder would be perfect for anyone expecting a baby soon or with a newborn – Little red book, pregnancy notes, baby notes folder
22. Handmade Coffee Cup Cozy
23. Handmade Coffee Cup Cozy
Etsy shop MoreThanWordsHS is owned by Holly Stribblehill and this tealight holder for guide parents (godmother gift). This beautiful oak veneer and frosted acrylic tealight stand with gorgeous hand design is the perfect gift for Guide Parents, Godparents or anyone you choose. Design and wording can be completely customised to your needs. – Personalised Guide Parents Tealight Holder
Beautiful Mum bunting
26. Personalised Print
A mother’s day gift for both of your mums? Sorted! LGBTQ+ Personalised couple print with rainbow background. All personalised… printed on quality 300gsm white textured matte card.
27. Henna Art
Yaserah’s centre pieces would be perfect for any mother’s day celebration. “Each is made to order, each candle is personalized with what you want on them what you get per set is the plate 2 pillar candle and a larger candle”
28. Custom Tea Caddy
This unique pale wood, 6 Compartment Wooden Tea Box is hand painted with acrylics, metallic pigment and sealed with epoxy resin for glass-like finish. With abstract design in payne’s grey, black and gold.
29. Mum Paper Art
Best Mum Personalised Floral Paper Cut Frame, this design makes a perfect, thoughtful gift for your Mum. Each design is hand drawn and then cut out, every design can be personalised to make your gift unique.
30. Resin Floral Coasters
Handmade using real pressed flower set inside of resin with a choice of gold, silver or bronze flakes floating through, these coasters would make a lovely gift for a special mum for Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthday or just as a special way to say thank you.
Ethical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
If you’d like to be featured in my ethical Mother’s Day gift ideas blog and you have an Etsy shop based in the UK and you make ethical pieces, please get in touch by leaving a comment below! Go ahead and treat your Mum this year, even if it’s from afar – many of these sellers offer shipping with gift messages and gift wrap so it’s ideal for distance Mother’s Day present buying.
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