10 Best Cruelty-Free, Zero-Waste & Conscious Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. Finding a gift for the woman you gave you absolutely everything in the world is pretty difficult. But while there is hardly anything to replace quality time with your mum on her special day, there are a few things that will make her day that extra bit better with a conscious present. Below are some of the best picks we’ve chosen this year, and of course, every option is 100% plastic-free, cruelty-free and made with eco-friendly materials – so you can spoil your mum without spoiling the planet!

1. MeMeraki Handbag

MeMeraki is India’s first handcrafted artisanal brand on a mission to revive traditional folk arts with fashion, working with over 100 artists to create beautiful handbags, totes, laptop cases and clutches using age-old handicraft techniques and eco-friendly fabrics such as vegan cork. We love MeMeraki’s Vegan Cork Sling Crossbody collection, featuring a line of beautifully decorated bags with different prints and designs. 

MeMeraki’s Vegan Cork Sling Crossbody Bags are available online via their website

2. Kibo Guilt-Free Sneakers 

Guilt-free Sustainable Sneakers Lacess Hong Kong

Kibo (formerly known as Lacess) is a Hong Kong-based footwear brand that makes eco-friendly and ethical kicks. Their entire collection of minimalist-style sneakers are designed to match almost every outfit, making it a long-time staple in any capsule wardrobe. Created using upcycled offcut trimmings from leather products that would otherwise be sent to landfills, recycled plastic bottles and natural materials such as cork and rubber – these sneakers aren’t just stylish but sustainable. Most importantly for any mum, they’re super comfy too! Plus, a portion of profits goes to support victims of human trafficking through charity Compassion First. What’s not to love? 

Lacess’s collection of sneakers are available online via their website

3. Eco Bedsheets from Sunday Bedding

One thing mum’s can all appreciate – a good quality night’s sleep. Passionate about the power of well-made high-quality sheets is Sunday Bedding, an Asian ethical bedding brand that is committed to pairing every customer with the perfect eco linens. They offer sheets, pillowcases, duvet inserts and covers, all made from organic cotton, bamboo lyocell or sustainable flax French linen and produced right here in Hong Kong with zero toxins or synthetic ingredients. Who could possibly pass on eco-friendly and soft, comfortable and personalised bedsheets? 

Sunday Bedding’s collection of Bamboo, Organic Cotton & Eco Linen bed sheets are available online via their website

4. Curated Grow Kit from Rooftop Republic

Social enterprise Rooftop Republic promotes urban farming as a part of sustainable living in Hong Kong through their farming workshops and urban farming set-ups, and if you happen to have a budding gardener mum, then this Curated Grow Kit is perfect. It includes a ground garden bed, soil, coconut bricks, fertiliser and a home gardening guide to plant all varieties of crops. Not only a great gift, but makes for an awesome afternoon outdoor family activity for the day! 

Rooftop Republic’s Curated Grow Kit is available online via their website

5. Illumine Face Elixir Oil by Purearth Skincare & Beauty 

For a pampering gift, check out award-winning ethical skincare brand Purearth’s line of fair-trade, toxin-free, vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. All are handcrafted in small batches with natural wild harvested ingredients, and the company is driven by a zero-waste philosophy with its 100% plastic-free packaging and free-of-charge recycling collection service. We recommend the Illumine Face Elixir Oil, which contains the world’s highest content of botanical Omega 7 and is infused with steam distilled essential oils. Everything can be beautifully gift wrapped in paper too to make for a gorgeous Mother’s Day present. 

Purearth’s Illumine Face Elixir Oil and other beauty & skincare products are available online via their website.

6. Jacques Farel Eco Watch 

Swiss watchmaker and environmentalist Elliot Froidevaux designed the Jacques Farel Earth Conscious Watch Collection, featuring a series of vegan and cruelty-free watches made from Japanese quartz, natural wood and mineral glass. The straps are made out of lyocell fabric and the watch comes packaged in an FSC-paper box in line with its conscious craftsmanship ethos. Plus, you can enjoy a 50% discount and free shipping at checkout until the end of this month! 

Jacques Farel Eco Watch is available online via its website

7. Teak Leaf Wallet from Genuinely Not Leather

For the conscious fashionista mum, Genuinely Not Leather’s vegan, cruelty-free and ethically made Maya Wallet will no doubt impress. Made using teak leaf leather, a leather-like fabric created from fallen and mature teak leaves that are soaked, sun-dried and reinforced on a fabric backing, the entire process of creating the wallet is sustainable and helps support local communities in rural teak plantations in Thailand. 

Genuinely Not Leather’s Maya Wallet is available online via its website

8. Sunset Survivors Book 

Written by Macanese-British author and former professional Hong Kong rugby player Lindsay Varty, this coffee table book takes readers on a journey through the lives of Hong Kong’s traditional tradesmen and women with incredible photographs by Gary Jones paired with quotes and interviews. It covers the city’s history of curious professions such as fortune-telling and twilight industries and is a true celebration of Hong Kong’s cultural identity. Sunset Survivors is a great gift for anyone who loves a bit of reminiscing. 

Sunset Survivors is available at various locations and online.  

9. Green Queen’s Vegan Zero-Waste Recipe eBook

Is your mum looking to kickstart a lifelong healthy and planet-forward lifestyle? Green Queen Media recently published its first digital book, The Green Queen Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan & eBook, which is the only whole food, plant-based recipe book and 28-day meal plan out there designed with a low-waste philosophy. With 63 nourishing Asian-inspired recipes alongside shopping lists, zero-waste living guides and weekly meal plans, the book is a perfect choice for climate conscious mum’s who want to reset their plate for their own wellbeing and the planet’s too! But here’s the best part! From now until Monday 11 2020, if you buy the book for yourslef, you can see a FREE one to mama with a special note! Use Gift Code MOTHERSDAY at checkout.

The Green Queen Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan & eBook is available online – BUY 1 GIFT 1 with promo code MOTHERSDAY here.

10. Classic Veggie Bouquet from Fleurology

Are flowers getting boring and outdated? Change it up this year with a veggie bouquet crafted by local florist shop Fleurology. While their tulips and carnations are beautiful, we think that the Classic Veggie Bouquet is special and will make any plant-loving mum smile on her special day. Put together with various seasonal produce – from broccoli and corn to beans and bell peppers – this colourful paper-wrapped bouquet is perfectly edible too, making it the truly zero-waste gift. 

Fleurology’s Classic Veggie Bouquet is available online via its website

Lead image courtesy of Fleurology.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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