The best eco-friendly and cruelty-free Mother's Day gift ideas
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Mother’s Day is May 12, and there’s no time like the present to start brainstorming some of the best gifts. You’ll be child of the year with the help of Wholesome Culture’s vegan, cruelty-free gift-giving guide!

For the fashionista

  • Ethically made garments: bypass the big brand clothing outlets and instead shop locally. You can also purchase garments from vegan and cruelty-free brands – like us!


Did you know? Our clothes are made in WRAP certified factories and our accessories are ethically made by manufacturers who have strong corporate, social, and environmental responsibility programs. Learn more about how our clothes are made.


For some inspiration, shop our best sellers.



  • Shop brands that make a statement: spruce up your mom’s wardrobe with clothing items that make a difference! Whether she’d like to stand up for animal rights or show her support for the ocean, we’ve got something to make your mom look fly and showcase the causes that matter to her.

For the clean beauty queen


  • Choose cruelty-free cosmetics: 100 % PURE is a fruit pigmented makeup that is both natural and cruelty-free! This company sells everything from lipstick to eyeshadow – and more.


  • Lip balm: our Peppermint Lip Balm is vegan and only contains five wonderful ingredients: coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, vitamin E, and peppermint essential oil. It doesn’t get more natural than that!

Wholesome Culture vegan and organic peppermint lip balm


  • Natural oils: give your mom the gift of glowing skin with our Jojoba and Rosehip natural oils. They’re filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and suitable for all skin types. You may even find yourself stealing a drop or two from her.

For the eco-friendly traveler


  • Travel-sized hand, face, and body wash: avoid products made with exfoliating microbeads, disposable facial wipes, and beauty products packaged in plastic.


Our pick for travel-sized body is Basd’s Indulgent Crème Brûlée Body Wash (choose the 60ml size so mom can take it on the plane!)


  • Shampoo and conditioner: avoid products that come in plastic bottles and instead gift her a shampoo and conditioner bar. There are also nifty aluminum containers to make it easy for her to keep in her carry on.

We’re in love with the shampoo bars from Lush!



  • On-the-go wellness: airplane-friendly essentials don’t have to be bad for the planet. Help mom pamper herself in the sky with Saje’s Aloha Wellness kit.

For the gym junkie



Plus, we give back 10% of our profits to animal rescue and environmental organizations!


  • Tote bag: Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. A reusable tote bag is a perfect environmentally-friendly gift for a mom that loves to hit the gym!

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For the self-proclaimed foodies


  • Plant-based cookbook: If your mama is a foodie or looking for new delicious recipes to whip up, why not get her something that will satisfy her culinary interests? Make it cruelty-free by purchasing a vegan cookbook. Our Wholesome Culture Cookbook features more than 80 delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert – plus, smoothies and side dishes! Your mom will be powered by plants this Mother’s Day!

  • Beverage gear: For a mom that’s always on-the-go, pick up our bamboo reusable straws or a reusable coffee mug.


Our ‘Live Gently Upon this Earth‘ coffee mug is 100 percent organic, BPA free, and recyclable!

For the homebody


  • More greenery: having plants in your home can slightly improve the quality of the air, improve your mood, and are simply lovely to look at. Transform your mom’s home into a greenhouse this Mother’s Day.


  • Candles: there’s no better aroma than a cruelty-free one! Purchase her a candle that is non-toxic, made with soy wax, and ones that use natural essential oils!


natural essential oils



We love Eleventh Candle Co. because their candles are made with 100% soy wax, locally sourced and crafted, and they’re on a mission to end human trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and addiction.

Don’t forget to re-gift!

  • Hand-me-downs: there is something indescribably special about receiving a gift from someone that was once a prized possession of theirs. Whether you re-gift your mom your favorite crew neck or the best book you’ve ever read, it will certainly be a cruelty-free gift to remember!

Looking for a book mom will love? Don’t miss these:

Use old newspaper as wrapping

  • Wrap up (pun intended) this Mother’s Day by using old newspaper as your wrapping paper this will make your gift especially eco-friendly and cruelty-free!


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