Treats for your mother and Mother Nature alike.
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 22nd March. This year, forgo the imported flowers and plastic-laden gift sets and show your mum you care with a pressie that also cares for the planet.
- A chic and cosy dressing down
This soft knee-length robe is perfect for keeping toasty warm during spring’s cool nights. Made from bamboo and certified organic cotton, it’s suitable for vegans and free from harmful dyes and other chemicals. It even comes packaged in a biodegradable bag.
- A versatile chunky knit blanket
This luxurious blanket is perfect for picnics, trips to the beach or simply snuggling underneath on the sofa – and it’s made entirely from recycled materials, including 80% recycled t-shirt yarn. Vegan-friendly, this blanket is also handmade in the UK, so it comes with minimal transport emissions.
- A wildlife-loving bee house
If your mum is the green-fingered sort, she’ll know how important bees are not only in keeping her garden bright and thriving, but to the planet overall. Give her little bee buddies somewhere to rest up after a busy day of pollinating with this cute bee house, made from natural materials.
- A unique statement necklace
This eye-catching necklace has a back story as unique as it looks. Upcycled by hand in Indonesia, this chunky statement piece is actually made from abandoned wooden skateboards otherwise bound for landfill. What’s more, the company behind the necklace, Paguro, donates part of its profits to NGOs in developing countries to help young people earn traditional crafts and new skills.
- These pretty outdoor solar lights
Summer is just around the corner, which means long evenings spent outdoors – these vintage-style solar bulbs will add a stylish twist to al fresco proceedings. The string of 10 lights will turn on automatically at night and off at dawn, and come with eight separate lighting modes. They’ve been designed to give mains-equivalent brightness even in the UK winter, so mum can enjoy them all year round.
- A beautiful hemp and bamboo watch
This gorgeous watch is handmade with durable bamboo and hardwearing hemp – so it’s as tough as it is pretty. Featuring a Swiss quartz movement and high quality mineral glass, the watch comes with a two-year warranty and is water resistant, as well as 100% vegan. The company – Robin Wood – also plants a tree for every watch sold.
- An elegant but roomy tote bag
From shopping to gym kits to knitting on-the-go, this spacious tote bag is big enough to carry tonnes of stuff while looking chic and sophisticated. Crafted from soft, durable vegan leather and eco-friendly inks, the bag also features inner slips and zipped pockets, so your mum won’t have to rifle through it looking for her phone or keys.
- A luxurious candle
Put a smile on your mum’s face with the gift of happiness. This botanical aromatherapy candle is 100% natural and vegan-friendly, and boasts a wonderful blend of pure essential oils designed to lift the mood and promote a sense of wellbeing. It comes presented in beautiful packaging that’s both 100% recycled and completely recyclable, too.
- A Fairtrade chocolate adventure
Sometimes all mum wants for mother’s day is a bit of self-indulgent peace and quiet – and this unique chocolate ‘library’ is an ideal companion for exactly that. Featuring seven different chocolate tablets from cocoa-growing nations around the world – from the Sri Lankan mountains to the rainforests of Brazil – each tasty bar is Fairtrade, organic ad completely sustainable. Delicious!
- A woodland dedication
If your mum already has enough stuff, why not support the natural environment in her name instead, and dedicate a tree, area of woodland, bench or marker post to her through the Woodland Trust? You’ll receive a special dedications pack with a personalised certificate, as well as information about the woods where your tree is located – and yes, you can visit!
From £20, woodlandtrust.org.uk