Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re sure everyone’s looking for ways to treat our lovely mums – ideally with eco gifts that don’t end up unused or wasted.
Let’s have a look at some ways you can spoil your mum without spoiling the planet, with these great zero waste mother’s day gifts. Whether your mum’s a committed eco warrior already, or you’re looking to convert her, we’re sure these eco gifts will go down a treat.
#1: Herb Planter
We don’t want to generalise, but a lot of our mums love a bit of gardening. So, what better present for the green-fingered mothers than a bit of greenery for plastic-free gardening? Packaged supermarket herbs are a waste we can never get our heads around – both in terms of the planet and financially. This pretty and compact herb planter is a lovely gift for your mum so she can avoid that waste and have a year-round supply of fresh herbs, to use in your – we mean her – favourite meals!
#2: Epsom Bath Salts
Everyone needs an excuse to luxuriate – especially our hardworking mothers! And nothing says relax like fragrant bath salts (except, perhaps, Frankie?). Proven to soothe aching muscles and busy minds, these natural salts made in the UK are the perfect present. The glass jar container means no plastic leftovers, either.
#3: Bamboo Phone Case
What’s a great present for a mother-on-the-go: an attractive phone case that’s not made of plastic and decorated in glitter, rather sustainably-sourced bamboo. It’s far more practical, doesn’t get grubby, and is all-natural materials. It’s also not something she’d necessarily buy for herself, which all the best environmentally friendly gifts are!
#4: Shampoo Bar and Soap Dish
You know that one of our top tips (and top gifts) is plastic-free shampoo. If your mum’s not yet made the switch to solid shampoo, why not give her one of these (which replace 2 plastic bottles of shampoo!)? They’re incredible quality, leaving hair soft and shiny, and so much easier to use than lots of shampoo bars.
If this gift seems a little too simple, combine it with a lovely enamel soap dish for your mother to keep her new bar on. After all, there’s no reason why zero waste mother’s day gifts can’t be stylish and useful!
#5: Ceramic Travel Mug
A wise person once said you can never have too many reusable mugs. That wise person might be us, but it’s true! Whether your mum has one or two already, or is yet to be converted to the joy of your own reusable travel mug, this gorgeous ceramic number will be a great addition to her eco lifestyle. The added touch we love is the crocheted or cotton bands that prevent scalded fingers, making this stand out among eco gifts.
How do you spoil your Mum the eco-friendly way? Share your ideas below!