Mother's Day - sustainable and eco-friendly gift guide 2019

Mother’s Day - 5 sustainable and eco-friendly gifts for 2019

A sustainable and eco-friendly gift is the perfect way to reward Mum with a thoughtful present this Mother’s Day. We’ve picked a few of our favourite products, all of which can be wrapped in our beautiful, reusable fabric gift wrap.

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FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in  aquamarine ,  dusky pink  and  deep navy .

FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in aquamarine, dusky pink and deep navy.

FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in  dusky pink ,  deep navy  and  aquamarine .

FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in dusky pink, deep navy and aquamarine.

FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in  light blush

FOLDS certified linen gift wrap in light blush

1. Plants

Because every Mum (and every room?) needs a house plant, right? They keep us feeling good and help us to remember to connect to the environment around us. And if outdoor plants are more your Mum’s cup of tea then why not go for something a little different? Last year we discovered Seedboms by Kabloom. These biodegradable grenades are packed with wildflower seeds for a true guerrilla gardening experience. Simply soak the grenade, launch it into the garden and watch it split open and grow.

Photo by  @seedbom

Photo by @seedbom

2. A Spring Wreath

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas. Bex Partridge, the founder of Botanical Tales, hand-makes beautiful dried flower wreaths for hanging around the home. Each one is individually crafted from natural materials and can be adapted to incorporate specific colours. When cared for properly (i.e. kept away from direct sunlight and damp conditions), these wreaths will last years, and when they’re finally done they can be composted. Bex’s shop is only open in March and then will be closing until September so get in there quick!

Photo by  @botanical_tales

3. Plant-based Candles

Candles may be a fairly standard Mother’s Day present but there’s nothing cliché about these plant-based candles from the Self Care Company. Made from 100% natural soy wax and high therapeutic grade essential oils, these candles are kind to the environment. The perfect present for busy Mums in need of some downtime.

Photo by  @selfcarecompany

4. An Experience

If you’re stuck for gift to buy, why not invest in an experience for Mother’s Day? This could be anything from a yoga class, to a gin-tasting session, to a tree-safari (yes, they do exist!). Taking time away from your busy schedules and sharing an experience could be the perfect way to spend some quality time with that wonderful woman in your life.

Photo by @rimakruciene

Photo by @rimakruciene

5. Reusable Drinking Bottle

Coffee lover, yoga master or outdoor explorer, an insulated drinking bottle works well for every Mum on the go. There are a huge variety of bottles to choose from. Personally, we’re big fans of Chilly’s bottles - they keep your drinks hot for 12 hours and cool for 24 hours, making them a great all round option.

Picture by  @chillysbottles

Picture by @chillysbottles