When I was little and lazy and not very sensitive (as kids are), I used to get my mom one gift for her birthday and Mother's Day together. (Her birthday is two weeks before Mother's Day. Not even that close.)
I don't do that anymore, because I'm a grownup and I like to do nice things for people that show I care. But I still sneak my personal preferences for sustainable and ethical living into my gifts for her. And you should, too!
Only you know your mother, so I won't even pretend to tell you what you should get her. But I can
point out some excellent online shops where you can find the perfect, thoughtful gift just for her, that also contains some good karma.
This marketplace features nothing but locally made designs. You can look through the makers by states, or just go for what attracts you, from beauty products to fashion to stationary.
A maker of sustainable, classic jewelry your mother will treasure.
This shop specializes in quietly gorgeous items sourced globally from artisans.
This retailer specializes in everyday objects made by traditional manufacturers the right way. Get your mom that thing she uses a lot, but in the fancy, last-forever version.
Brika sells contemporary, heirloom quality, handmade items from U.S. artists.
Full of quirky items, this store doesn't put on pretensions. Double check to make sure the item you're buying is sustainable. Many are, but not as a rule.
This store was made for mothers; it's full of classy, timeless, thoughtful gifts that are also sustainably made.
This online retailer only carries incredibly ethical fashion, and a few home goods as well.
The emphasis is on good design by fairly paid artisans in this shop full of global goods.