Not sure what to get Mum for Mother's Day this year? There are so many ways that you can show your appreciation for your Mum without impacting the planet. We've prepared a Mother's Day gift guide for you featuring our top 5 eco friendly Mother's Day gift ideas.
GIFT IDEA #1: Recreate an old family photo of you and your siblings
Pick one of Mum's favourite family photos of your and your siblings (you know, that photo she's had up in the hallway since you were about 5 years old!). Get your siblings together and attempt to recreate the moment and capture it on camera. Bonus points if you can find similar outfits and nail your child-like facial expressions!
Frame it up and give to Mum as your Mother's Day gift this year. This one is sure to get a few laughs!
GIFT IDEA #2: Give the Mother's Day gift of living pot plants or seeds rather than flowers
Avoid plastic-wrapped flowers this Mother's Day by gifting Mum with a living pot plant. Many local nurseries run specials on certain varieties of easy-care potted flowers ahead of Mother's Day. For an extra touch, select a nice pot to plant them in.
Another great option for a sustainable Mother's Day Gift is to give Mum the gift of seeds, so that she can grow her own flowers. Flowers are crucial for pollinators such as birds and bees, so by giving Mum the gift of seeds, she'll be contributing to a positive impact on the environment (and her garden will look lovely!)
GIFT IDEA #3: Prepare Mum a home-cooked meal
As a thank you for all of the times she cooked for you in your childhood, have Mum over for dinner and cook her a meal. Not into cooking dinners? A home cooked brunch is easy to prepare and will also go down a treat - think fresh berries, yoghurt, muffins and pancakes.
GIFT IDEA #4: Gift Mum some sustainable beauty products
Mum deserves to be pampered, so give her the gift of sustainable beauty products that don't cost the Earth!
Ethique have an awesome plastic-free range of lip balms and hair and body care products that Mum will love. Ethique's products are a good gift for ethical Mums, as Ethique's range of skincare, haircare and laundry products is proudly vegan, cruelty free and free from palm oil products.
A reusable makeup remover pad set might also be just the thing for Mum. Rather than relying on single use makeup remover wipes, Mum can remove her makeup using reusable makeup remover pads. Many reusable makeup remover pads come with a little mesh wash bag so that they can be easily popped in the washing machine and used again and again.
GIFT IDEA #5: Start a herb or veggie garden in Mum's yard
Has Mum always expressed her desire to have her own herb garden or veggie patch, but never got around to doing it? As your gift to Mum this year, spend a day setting up her own herb garden or veggie patch for her in her yard. She'll love having her favourite herbs and veggies close to hand when preparing meals, and will reduce Mum's reliance on plastic-wrapped herbs from the supermarket.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there! xx