Our Favourite Sustainable Gift Ideas For Mum
Our Favourite Sustainable Gift Ideas For Mum
Mums are pretty special. They cut the crusts off our sandwiches as kids and answer the phone to every silly little question we have as adults (I just want to make sure I reheat the leftovers she gave me for the right amount of time - no judgement, please!) And while they always make it look so easy, the truth is it’s not. That’s why we love gifting our mums something special on Mothers’ Day to say thanks for all their hard work.
The best gifts for mum are the ones that come from the heart, but they’re even better when they help the planet too. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best sustainable Mothers’ Day gifts to show your mum how much you appreciate her.
1.Plant-based skincare products
Make your Mum feel pampered and loved this Mothers’ Day by gifting her a set of luxurious skincare products, such as face masks, hand creams or body lotions. Look for products that are free of harsh chemicals, cruelty-free and packaged in eco-friendly packaging. It’s also great to look out for products that are vegan and/or are made with sustainable ingredients.
There are heaps of brands doing awesome stuff in the ethical fashion space. This Mothers’ Day, consider gifting your mum a sustainable clothing item from a fair-trade brand or an item made from recycled or organic materials. This can be anything from a scarf to a pair of earrings to a new dress for her to wear to her next special occasion.
3. Reusable water bottle or coffee cup
For mums that are always on the go, a reusable water bottle or coffee cup might make the perfect gift! She’ll stay hydrated or enjoy her afternoon latte while reducing her plastic waste. What a win!
We recommend looking for bottles or cups made from sustainable materials like glass, stainless steel or bamboo for the most environmentally-friendly option.
4. Homemade Treats
Nothing says "I love you" like a homemade treat. If your mum has a sweet tooth, why not bake her some homemade cookies or cupcakes using organic, locally-sourced ingredients? Not only will she appreciate the effort, but she'll also be supporting local farmers and reducing the carbon footprint associated with food transportation.
5. DIY Gift
Collate your favourite memories of you and your mum into a homemade photo album or scrapbook using recycled paper. Or, make an all-natural, non-toxic candle out of beeswax or soy wax and essential oils! Your mum is sure to appreciate the effort of a homemade gift and feel extra loved and appreciated. Plus, it’s a great way to get in touch with your creative side and have fun in a sustainable way!
6. Digital Subscriptions
For mums who love to read, listen to music, or watch movies, a digital subscription to their favourite streaming service is the perfect choice. These eco-friendly Mothers’ Day gifts not only reduce paper waste, but also ensure their present lasts more than a few uses.
7. Experience-based gifts
Another great non-physical gift option to consider is an experience, such as a yoga class, a spa day, or a cooking class. Look for sustainable and ethical businesses that offer these experiences - you could even enjoy the experience together!
8. Breakfast in bed
For mums, it really is the little things. Give mum a Mother’s Day to remember by whipping up a deluxe breakfast in bed, alongside a homemade coffee or mimosa. For extra brownie-points, why not whip up a homemade face mask for some external indulgence too!
7. Give the gift of choice
Sometimes, the best gift is the freedom to choose exactly what you want. This year, perhaps your mum might like a Feel Good Ink digital gift card - just don’t forget to write a heartfelt message alongside it! After all, sustainable gifts for mum don’t have to be complicated.
8. Digital Cards + Sustainable Flowers
For those mums who seem to already have everything, Feel Good Ink has you covered. Choose from our selection of adorable Mothers’ Day cards, personalise your design and note, and finish it off with our new preserved flowers or flower wreaths. Each bunch or wreath comes with a ribbon and/or box and floral care guide and lasts from 1–6 years depending on care, so your mum can be reminded of your love and appreciation for years to come. Say hello to the perfect gift for mums Australia wide!
However you plan to celebrate your mum, making your gift choice a little bit more sustainable is a great move. You’ll be making your mum feel extra special and taking care of the planet while doing it. If that doesn’t make you feel good - well, let’s be honest, it definitely will.