5 Sustainable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Every Mum Will Love
Why sustainable gifts?
Your mother gave you the gift of life. So why not give her a gift that supports local makers and is kind to the planet? If you’re struggling for inspiration this year, we have you covered for meaningful gifts that your mum will love! And let’s be real, life is too short for forgettable gifts.
1 - Hand-dried flowers
Because fresh flowers are so last year! Give your mum a keepsake that she can cherish for years to come.
Photo by Visuel Colonie
After growing in popularity in the last few years the choice available now is huge - choose from different colour palettes, flower types, mini bouquets, large arrangements, ready made bunches or ones she can arrange herself.
There's guaranteed to be something to suit your mum’s taste. You can even cater your search to local, independent makers to support small businesses or take a look online, for postal options.
Photo by Katsia Jazwinska
2 - Ethical treats
Skip the mass-produced snacks this year. Your mum definitely deserves better! Give the most important woman in your life handcrafted, fairtrade delectable goodies that use the best ingredients, and nothing more. Brownies, cake, cookies—whatever she fancies, you can find it online made from fresh ingredients. Or support your local bakers and cake makers- many will offer local delivery or collection.
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Coffee - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle de Incahuasi, Peru
Buying Fairtrade products ensures food producers from around the world are paid fairly for their goods
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3 - Personalised or handmade gifts.
Why not give Mum a unique handmade gift this year? Etsy is chock full of incredible gift ideas and gives you the option to add a personal touch. Personalise dinnerware, plaques, clothing, jewellery, art and so much more. Capture a memory, favourite saying, or a sweet message in an inscription, painting, or personalised card. Whatever you can dream up, you can probably find it on Etsy.
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4 - An experience - lunch, day out, craft workshop, support local business, create memories
Create memories with the gift of an experience, no matter what she’s into. If your mum is a foodie, take her out to lunch at a place with a menu she’ll love. If she’s the adventurous type, take her on a day trip excursion somewhere nearby. I know Devon is lovely this time of year...
Or, if that’s not her vibe, visit a local craft workshop and learn a new skill like macrame or how to make resin jewellery.
There is so much choice these days. Have a look in your local area for opportunities and don’t be afraid to get creative!
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5 - Grow something special.
Keep maternal love alive with the gift of growth! Bring some of the outside into Mum’s house with an indoor plant to liven up a quiet corner. And, bonus, it’ll remind her of you whenever she goes to water it. If she has tons of plants already, give her a new pot for when her plants outgrow theirs.
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Or, if your mum loves tending to her garden, give her some seed bombs or a plantable card to encourage visits from butterflies and bees. It’s great for the environment and will bring joy right to her home whether you’re visiting or not.
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Be sure to visit your local garden centre for a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants and reduce your carbon footprint. Ask for plants that do well or are native to your climate—they’ll also live longer!
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Still stuck on ideas? Check out our Mother’s Day gift range for a sweet handful of great gifts for Mum, all made ethically by British makers. What’s not to love?