Mother’s Day is right around the corner, a time to show some love for that special person who helped shape you into who you are today. And if your mom is as big of a fan of wildlife as we are, then you’re in luck—there are tons of amazing gifts available that can dazzle her and help support wildlife conservation.
Below you will find a list of thoughtful gift ideas to show your mom, or the motherly figure in your life, some appreciation while also benefiting endangered animals around the world.
Save the Wild Collection, Tiffany & Co.
If your mother appreciates fine jewelry, this might be the gift for her. Tiffany & Co. has always had a powerful relationship with nature and a long history of supporting environmental conservation efforts through philanthropy and sustainable business practices. If you purchase from their wildlife-themed Save the Wild Collection, 100% of the profits will go to WCN’s Wildlife Funds to support the most urgent elephant, lion, and rhino conservation efforts around the world. To date, this collection has raised more than $10 million and counting for wildlife, an incredible impact that ensures a future for these species for generations to come. Shop here.
Give your mom something comfortable to wear, whether she’s cooped up indoors or out on the go. Ivory Ella is a mission-driven apparel company that donates 10% of every single sale to African elephants and other charitable causes. Ivory Ella is one of the largest ethical lifestyle brands, offering high-quality everyday wear and tons of accessories, home décor, and other gifts. Shop here.
Mad Hippie’s natural products are the perfect gift for mom’s who love to pamper themselves. As one of the world’s leading organic cosmetic brands, Mad Hippie makes natural skin care and beauty products with a social and environmental conscience. They are committed to offering safe and effective skin care without the use of parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes, and other chemicals, all while taking great care to reduce their carbon footprint for a healthier planet. We personally love the Vitamin C Serum! $1 from every online purchase will go to support elephants and other conservation efforts. Shop here.
A new, eye-catching pair of sunglasses and a glasses case might be just the thing for your mom. JINS Eyewear helps their customers see the world better, but they also like to make the world a better place to see. When you purchase a case from their Cases for Causes collection, 100% of the sale goes back to local nonprofits. WCN has its own special case listed, and this collection also features cases for other nonprofits that are changing the world. Shop here.
Endangered Species Chocolate
If your mom has a sweet tooth, then you can’t go wrong with chocolate. Endangered Species Chocolate offers delicious, sustainably sourced chocolates while donating 10% of their annual net profits to conservation organizations around the world. Since 2016, they’ve donated over $2.6 million to support conservation efforts that benefit species, habitat, and humanity across the globe. Shop here.
Okapi Leggings, Okapi Conservation Project
Whether for working out or for leisure, these striped okapi leggings will bring the wild into the wardrobe. Not only will these cheeky leggings help liven up your mom’s activewear, but the sales directly support the Okapi Conservation Project’s programs to protect the elusive, endangered okapi in the thick forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shop here.
Africa Quest Wine, Black Kite Cellars
No gift guide is complete without something for wine lovers. Africa Quest wines from Black Kite Cellars donates 100% of the profits from their 2016 Africa Quest Pinot Noir to support the Samburu Vet Project. This project benefits the Rhino Recovery Fund and Save the Elephants, Ewaso Lions, and Grevy’s Zebra Trust by providing critical on-the-ground veterinary care to help save wildlife in northern Kenya. Shop here.
Embossed Bags, WorldWomenWork
If your mom could use a new tote or handbag, these embossed bags could be the perfect thing for her. Each of the bags in WorldWomenWork’s Conservation Collection are sustainably handmade to order by local women in Kenya, and 100% of profits support Ewaso Lions or Grevy’s Zebra Trust, depending on which bag you choose. Shop here.
Eco-mochilas, Proyecto Tití
Proyecto Tití’s eco-mochilas are crafted using discarded plastic bags, creating a truly unique and thoughtful gift while simultaneously cleaning up Colombian ecosystems. All items are made by local women in Colombia, giving them an opportunity to provide for their families and reduce dependence on forest resources—ultimately conserving habitat for endangered cotton-top tamarins. Shop here.
Mothers across the globe deserve love for everything they do for us year-round, so we hope these gift ideas will help you show your mom how grateful you are for her. Wildlife Conservation Network is proud to partner with these companies that are committed to having a positive impact by donating a portion of proceeds to wildlife conservation. We are also delighted to showcase items from rural communities around the world who create products that support conservation and promote sustainable local incomes.