Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers. They do so much for their families, yet can be so difficult to shop for. While they treasure the gifts of their children and partners, many items end up collecting dust on a shelf or cause overwhelming emotions that conflict on what to keep when the time comes to downsize. So, we decided to put together some great Mother's Day gift ideas that mom can use that produces no clutter, and includes no toxic ingredients!

Pamper your mom (or partner) with something thoughtful and luxurious so that she can use to feel loved. What better way is there to say "Happy Mother's Day" than with a gift of beauty and safety wrapped into one??

Here are our personal favorite (mom tested and approved) beauty products that make great Mother's Day gift ideas and contain absolutely no harmful ingredients, perfectly curated for every mom in your life.

Great gift ideas for moms! Items she can use instead of things that just clutter. I love how special these make you (and the mom in your life) feel! Luxury and pamper... without the toxins or DIY.

For Active Moms:

What better for active moms than to indulge in sunscreen void of ingredients that could harm them?

Its estimated over 75% of sunscreens on the market contain harmful, toxic ingredients, such as oxybenzone (a known carcinogen).

The American Cancer Society will give their seal of approval to any sunscreen that rates SPF 15 or greater (regardless of what the ingredients are), so that's not always a good indication of safe sunscreen.

Great gifts for active moms

The Environmental Working Group suggests using safer sunscreens that use titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as active ingredients and not to use sunscreens containing nanoparticles to avoid harmful ingredients.

Beautycounter's All Over Sunscreen and Sunscreen Stick (SPF30, made with zinc oxide) are fantastic safe sunscreens to give to the active mom in your life!

I personally love that you can leave the stick sunscreen in the car (or take it to the beach with you) without it melting, and is perfectly sized to keep in a purse or diaper bag.


The Lifesaver Mom

Great gift for mothers day!! Such soft skin for mom! Perfect for moms who do it all.

The lifesaver mom is always prepared to give a helping hand. The perfect gift for her is one for those helping hands. The hydrate lotion is light and refreshing with a feminine citrus scent, and wildly popular.

If you're looking for something a bit more creamy and portable, there is also the  citrus mimosa hand cream as well that are delectable to the senses, wonderfully hydrating (especially perfect for dry hands), and fits perfectly in a purse.

Yes, my mom especially LOVES the hand cream! As a nurse, her hands are always dry and this has helped her moisturize her hands while also helping her feel pretty!

The best part of these lotions: there are no toxic ingredients you would have to worry about as is with most lotions, making these perfect lotions for the health-conscious moms. While wrapping these lotions would be required, your mom will have some happy hands!


​The Jetsetter Mom

perfect gift idea for Jetsetter moms. Healthy shampoo, conditioner, body wash, cleansing charcoal bar, lotion, and a beautiful travel bag! Nothing like having high quality products to travel with that won't make you sick!

Jetsetter moms love all the fun that comes with traveling! Whether she flies, goes on cruises, or road trips to the beach or mountains, having access to quality personal care products is a must!

The Jet-Set Gift Collection is perfect to make packing easy, plus comes with a complementary travel bag, and packaged in a beautiful red box that doesn't require wrapping paper, making it just as easy to give as it is to buy.

If you're inclined to jump in with switching to safer product trend, you and your mom are missing out if you have yet to experience Beautycounter's hair care line!


The Pampered Mom:

Pampering mom can be so much fun! Items like homemade sugar scrubs and homemade lotions have been among my favorite gifts to give to my mom and mother in law, though it is much easier and less time-consuming to purchase, ship, and forget than it is to make your own skin care products.

My personal favorite to use and to give are Beautycounter's Shimmer and Shine Collection is incredibly moisturizing without any greasy residue, smells citrusy delightful, and comes in a beautiful red box too that truly makes giving your gift ready to go (wrapping paper optional).

My favorite part about this set is how great it makes your skin feel. Everyone I've given it to raves about it and asks me how it is possible their skin feels so soft and smooth and looks so great after using it. You'll definitely be happy to pamper your mom with this!!

While this body oil, sugar scrub, and body butter are fantastic for all women, the most excitement I hear with personal stories are from pregnant and new moms! Plus, you don't need to worry about any ingredients harming mom or baby.

While you're at it, pick up a set for yourself too!


New moms

Speaking of ​pregnant and new moms...

Great gift for new moms, without the guilt. Gorgeous diaper bag with plenty of pockets (without looking like a diaper bag), safe diaper rash cream, safe baby oil (that works wonders on stretched mommy tummies), baby shampoo/wash, and baby balm (also great for moms!)

We can't forget new moms! Having been there (and about to be there again), I know all too well what it is like. New moms are frazzled, sleep deprived, and learning to embrace a new body style. What better gift than something to help soothe their stretched skin and make them feel beautiful?? Plus, when you add something she can share with the new baby, there isn't so much guilt involved with indulging in a little self-care. 

The ​Ultimate Baby Collection is perfect because the items inside are just as beneficial for new moms as they are for new babies. 

The Baby Soothing Oil is a great gift for new moms and their babies. Its moisturizing and soothing to sensitive skin and helps with stretch marks. Plus, its a great item for her to share with the new baby, lessening that "mom guilt" of having items just for her.

The diaper bag has tons of pockets, ​zipper closure, changing pad, small removable pouch, soft handles, and is large enough for everything without sacrificing on style. I bought one to use as a purse (before finding out about our second pregnancy) and absolutely LOVE it!


While there are endless limits of items you could pamper your mom with this year, the ones listed above are by far our favorites. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of giving your mom something she can use, while knowing the ingredients in them won't harm her in any way. To learn more about toxins in your skin care, check out our post Remove Skincare Toxins! If you have any questions or need help deciding, please feel free to Contact Me!

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About the author

Nicole

I am a wife, a mom, and a curious mind. I run www.WarmlyRustic.com and www.EssentialOils.Life, and love living a relatively old fashioned lifestyle with an extensive background in research and analysis. I enjoy creating things, cooking, teaching, personal development, and natural preventative health. I'm also a huge information nerd and love to share my findings with others.