Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate and appreciate your Mum or the mother figure in your life. But we can also make sure we honour our beautiful planet by making sure we make Mother’s Day eco-friendly.
Read on for our eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift guide.
Gift Ideas For An Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day
Look no further for gift ideas for Mum. Here are our suggestions for a unique Mother’s Day gift from some amazing companies with sustainability at their heart:
Handmade in the UK, these beautiful vases are made from a no-waste material (unused clay can be recycled into workable clay) which is sustainably and ethically sourced. Whilst not biodegradable once fired, if buried underground, unlike plastic, pottery does not leach toxins that affect plant growth or groundwater.
Add to this their packaging is all biodegradable, even the tape, and designed to take up minimal waste in customers’ bins. Keeeps make perfect gifts for mum.
Made in the UK, Face Theory’s products are free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils. Their ethos is based on getting better skin by doing the least harm possible. They stand for beauty that doesn’t cost the earth, with affordable, clean vegan and cruelty-free formulas that deliver real results. Your order is packed with biodegradable materials, and they try to use the minimum amount they need to protect it. A truly generous company, Face Theory believes in affordable beauty that doesn’t cause harm to people, animals or the planet.
Check out their whole range of personalised gifts for Mum.
Made with vegan, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free ingredients only, Ralphs Candles head candle maker Jo loves to create unique, one-off candles in quirky and elegant containers. If you click on the link and this one is gone, we are sure you’ll find something else beautiful that will make a perfect gift for mum. They come in various upcycled containers, from elegant to funky and outdoorsy. The candles all have wonderful scents which will throw lashings of fragrance into any room, large or small.
They use recycled/recyclable materials for packaging. Sometimes you may receive a parcel with plastic elements (i.e. non-eco bubble wrap), but this will always have been recycled from their own deliveries to avoid it going into the bin unused.
Buying flowers for Mother’s Day might be traditional but is far from eco-friendly. Flowers grown with pesticides and herbicides are usually flown halfway across the world, especially at this time of year. And they are destined for the bin within a very short time.
Instead, opt for a gift that can keep growing and give your mum a forever gift, in the form of this rose, with its vibrant colour and beautiful fragrance - delivered to your door. This living and lasting gift is a special way to celebrate the Mum in your life.
If your Mum is just starting her own eco journey, this is the perfect gift. Our hamper includes all of the essentials and is made for the environmentally conscious. Our packaging is produced from recycled paper and is 100% recyclable. The products within this hamper are sourced carefully and re-farmed ethically and sustainably.
Created especially for those just starting their sustainable journey, this hamper covers all their needs for an eco bathroom. The bamboo toothbrush and corn starch floss will reduce their dental plastic, and the plastic-free hair ties, bamboo cotton buds, make up remover pads, and cotton tote bags will help create a green beauty regime.
Alternative Eco- Friendly Gifts For Mum
Sometimes the best gifts are those that don’t cost the earth and can’t be wrapped. Giving you Mum, or mother figure, the gift of your time, effort and imagination, can be a wonderful experience for them and goes easy on the planet.
Here are some suggestions for giving your Mum a truly personalised present;
Cook A Special Meal
Whether you are a whizz in the kitchen or just want to reward your Mum for all the times she cooked for you, making her a special meal can mean so much; you could serve her a lavish breakfast, cook a tailor-made evening meal with all her favourite foods or bake her some delicious cupcakes or cookies.
Write out a ‘voucher’ with an ‘act of service’. Offering to take her somewhere - a picnic, a movie, somewhere she’s always wanted to visit - at a time to suit her can be such a thoughtful gift. Even more thoughtful can be a voucher offering to take irksome chores off her hands - cleaning the house or car, mowing the lawn or clearing out the loft. Vouchers can be ‘cashed in’ at a time to suit her, making them a great present.
Arrange An Experience
Book an experience for your Mum, like a course of salsa lessons, a spa weekend or a day driving a racing car; the list is endless, and you can choose the experience she will love.
Make Her Something
And, of course, anything you can paint, draw, make or craft yourself, from the heart, for your Mum, is going to have a significant impact.
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