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May 01, 2023 3 min read

Our 5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day…

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you want to show your mum how much you love and appreciate her. But this year, why not do it in a way that's not only kind to your mother but also kind to the planet? Here are some fun and creative ways to have a sustainable and plastic-free Mother's Day this year.

1. Get Crafty…

Instead of buying something packaged in plastic, why not get creative and make something yourself? Not only will it be more meaningful, but it will also reduce waste. You could make ahomemade card, bake a cake or cookies, or even knit a scarf or blanket. The possibilities are endless!

2. Experience Gifting!

Another way to avoid buying physical gifts is to give experiences instead.Take your mom out for a nice meal at alocal restaurant, or book a day at a spa that uses natural products. You could eventake a class together, like a cooking or pottery class, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

3. Support Sustainable & Eco-friendly Brands…

If you do decide to buy a physical gift, make sure you'resupporting sustainable and eco-friendly brands. Look for companies that use recycled materials, reduce their waste, and prioritise ethical labour practices. Some great options include bamboo kitchenware, reusable produce bags, and sustainable clothing made from organic cotton or recycled materials. Some of our bestsellers around Mother's day are…

  • Home compostable seed greeting cards from Sow n Sow & Rosie Lou. These seed cards are a fun way to still add sentiment & fun to a gift that can double as a pack of seeds and leave no trace behind, except some luscious greens or florals! 
  • Luxurious, affordable and natural skincare by Miód. Skincare that makes your mumma and the earth say “ahhhh”. 
  • We have many kitchen products for the mum-figures who love to cook up a storm and save waste & money! Our best sellers include our reusable baking mat, and have you seen our reusable silicone cupcake holders too? These two go hand in hand for all of your baking and “cheffing” needs! 
  • & lastly, natural aromatherapy & perfumes. Our natural oil roll-ons & mists by Willelaine or natural incense & essential oil perfumes by Peggy Sue are always top sellers for Mum so she can enjoy some zen time without the impact of unnecessary fragrances and additives. 

Rosie Lou Seed Cards

4. Don’t Wrap It Up Like Everyone…

Instead of using single-use wrapping paper or plastic bags,consider using reusable materials like cloth or furoshiki wrapping. You could also use old newspapers, magazines, or even food wax wraps to wrap your gifts. Get creative and make it a fun activity by involving your kids or siblings in the process. Check out all of our sustainable gift-wrapping essentials here!

5. Planning Ahead For A Waste-Free Celebration...

Finally, if you're planning a Mother's Day celebration, make sure you're doing it in a sustainable way. Consider hosting a picnic in the park, using reusable plates, cups, and utensils. Perhaps you could also make a plant-based meal or even have a (vegan) BBQ. Not only will it be good for the planet, but it will also be a great way to spend time with Mum and show her how much you care.

In conclusion,having a sustainable and plastic-free Mother's Day doesn't have to be difficult or boring. With a little creativity and effort, you can show your mom how much you love her while also being kind to the planet. So get started on your eco-friendly Mother's Day plans today and have fun making memories with your mum!

If you’re after some more sustainable celebration ideas like this we think you’ll love this blog here too about florals and whether dried or fresh flowers are the best eco-option for your home... find out here! 

Until next time GFZ’s, much love! 

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