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The lovely people over at Care.com have asked me to share my top sustainable & eco-friendly gifts for Mum this Mother’s day.
Of course the most sustainable option is to not get a gift at all, however, I do appreciate that lots of people like to give gifts.
Give An Experience
Rather than giving your Mum a physical gift this year have you considered giving her an experience instead? Personally, these are my favourite types of gifts to receive and give.
There are loads of great experience day websites out there now. One of my favourites is Groupon.
Some of my favourite experience gifts on there include…
- Spa Days
- Mini Breaks
- Cookery Classes
- Meals Out
The experience days don’t have to cost a lot of money. For example, there was recently a vineyard tour & wine tasting experience with lunch for only £25. It’s certainly worth taking a look to see if there is something that either your Mum would like to do or something that you could do together.
Plant A Tree
Another great alternative to a physical gift is to plant a tree for someone. There are lots of companies out there that offer this service.
Prices start from around £15 and you’ll get a planting certificate which you can give to your Mum. Some of the companies that I have come across are The National Forest, Trees For Life and Woodland Trust.
Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mum
Still, want a physical gift? Below are some great sustainable & eco-friendly gifts for Mums this Mother’s Day that I have found online.
Potted plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day. They are much better than cut flowers that can have a high carbon footprint. They will also last a lot longer. You can get them from your local garden centre or most large supermarkets. Prices will vary depending on what you get.
Desert in Bloom Boxed Scented Candle
The candle is made from natural soy wax with a lime and bay leaf fragrance. It’s vegan and vegetarian-friendly. It will burn for approximately 40 hours.
Cost £9.99. You can get it at *The Ethical Superstore here.
Organic Reusable Makeup Pads
These makeup cloths are handmade from organic cotton fabric and they can be composted at the end of their life. They make an excellent alternative to disposable makeup wipes. Great for any Mum on a zero waste beauty mission.
Cost £6.50. You can find them at the *Consious Fibres shop on Etsy here.
Stitch Sainte Luce Bag
Stitch Sainte Luce is a women’s cooperative in the rural town of Saint Luce in Madagascar. It’s a charity project that is geared towards community development by providing embroidery training for women. You can read my blog post here to find out more about this great project: Gifts To Bring A Smile To More Than One Mother’s Face
All of the bags and accessories are handmade by the women in the cooperative.
Cost: £12.00. See *the full range here.
Sukin Super Greens Nourishing Chia Seed Oil
This nourishing facial oil includes hemp seed, olive fruit and baobab oils which all help promote intense skin hydration. This oil is cruelty-free and vegan & 100% carbon neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe.
Cost: £ 14.95. You can get this oil on the *Big Green Smile website here.
Candy Wrapper Upcycled Clutch Bag
These unique bags are made from upcycled magazines. The Berry Berry have a whole range of upcycled bags in a variety of different colours. They’re made using 100% cruelty-free products.
Cost: £20.99. See *The Berry Berry’s full range of upcycled bags here.
‘Mums The Word’ Fairtrade Recycled Silver Necklace.
The necklace arrives packaged in luxury recycled gift wrapping. It’s lovingly handmade from recycled and Fair Trade silver in La Jewellery’s UK studio.
Cost: £32.00. You can buy it at *The Ethical Superstore here.
I really hope you like the suggestions that I’ve come up with. What sort of gifts do you like giving to others?
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About Gina Caro
Gina is a content creator and award-winning blogger. Her aim is to help you live a more sustainable & simple life. Her blog covers zero waste, minimalism, wellbeing & thrift. She currently lives in Cornwall with her partner, two kids and Charles the dog.
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