10 Local, Eco-Conscious Gift Ideas for the Special Mama in Your Life

Need some inspiration for Mother’s Day? How about treating your mother (or any special woman in your life) to something meaningful while also remembering Mother Earth? Surely, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving a gift that has a low impact on the planet, is ethically sourced, locally grown or gives back to the environment.

Here are some local, eco-conscious gift ideas for the special mama in your life:

Indoor bulb gardens

Indoor bulb gardens are an easy and fun gift! Inexpensive and versatile, they can be planted into pots for a simple gift.


See the tutorial at World Market

Where to find it: Whistler Garden Shop , Whistler Garden Center and Whistler Home Hardware

Online yoga membership

If your mama is into yoga, consider getting her an online membership from your local studio.


Where to get it: Yogacara, Yyoga, and Loka Yoga

Natural skincare products

Natural skincare products are not only good for the environment, but they are also delightful for your skin. Solomé Beauty is a Whistler-based brand offering natural skincare and makeup formulated with organic oils, botanicals and minerals for radiant, healthy skin.



Check out: Natural Beauty Set by Solomé Beauty,  Helena Lane and Floraa & Fauna

Plant-based candles

Plant-based candles not only light up the mood, but also bring a piece of nature into the room.


Where to find it: Hollow Tree, My Healing Hands, and Sarah’s Soaps and Candles

Handcrafted ceramic products

Handmade ceramic travel mugs are lovely gifts for the coffee and tea lovers.


Where to fint it: Sunny Daze Design 

Butterfly and hummingbird feeder

Homemade gifts are always a winner! Why not try to make a butterfly and hummingbird feeder? There are some cool DIY tutorials online like this one.


See the tutorial at Traditional Cooking School

Where to find it: recycle what you have or head to Whistler Home Hardware for supplies

Up-cycled jewelry

There’s something very unique and beautiful about the creative and sustainable work behind up-cycled jewelry.


Where to find it: Mana Jewelry

Handcrafted journal

If she likes to document moments, collect wildflowers, scrapbook, or sketch, a handsewn journal would make a great gift.

Where to find it: Handmade Happiness

Vegetable box delivery

Sign her up for a ‘farm to table vegetable box delivery’. This company also gives the option to add fresh flowers.


Where to find it: The Laughing Crow Organics.


For more inspiration and where to get locally-made goods, have a look at this descriptive ‘Made-in-Whistler Gift Ideas‘ guide.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Farmers’ Markets, both in Whistler and Squamish for organically grown and artisan-made goods!

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