Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’re starting to feel the pressure to find the perfect gift for the amazing women in your life. But before you rush out and buy the latest gadget or generic bouquet of flowers, let’s take a moment to consider a more sustainable to thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts.
First off, let’s talk about what makes a gift sustainable. It’s not just about using eco-friendly materials or supporting fair trade brands (although those are great factors to consider). A truly sustainable gift is one that is going to last and be used for years to come. It’s a gift that doesn’t contribute to our already overflowing landfills or put unnecessary strain on our planet’s resources.
So, with that in mind, here are some ideas for sustainable Mother’s Day gifting that won’t break the bank or harm the planet:
Alternative Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts
- Give the gift of time
Let’s be honest, what most moms really want is some quality time with their loved ones. Instead of buying a physical gift, plan a fun day out, cook a delicious meal, or simply spend an afternoon catching up. The memories you create will last much longer than any material object.
Have a look at the Exclusive Collection for access to some very unique hotels and spas, a golf club, cookery school and pub. Perfect for creating memories with loved ones, if we do say so our selves.
- Create your own experience
If you’d prefer to stay local, why not create your own custom experience, made by you. We’re thinking putting together your very own spa experience at home, bubbly and all. A quick visit to The Body Shop to pick up some relaxing bath salts and treatments to kick things off right. Nothing says “I love you” more than giving over your time and consideration to really deliver on a special gift.
- Classic with a twist
Flowers will forever be the staple in saying “i love you’. And who doesn’t love a colourful bouquet to brighten up a room. So instead of flowers that will need to be thrown out after a few days, why not a plant? A plant is a reminder of how much you care for as long as your mum keeps it alive (hopefully a very long time). Plants kept in the home have been shown to improve mood, reduce stress levels and increase productivity. The Stem is a greenery delivery company with a difference. Through their sustainable and conscious efforts they have saved over 30,000kg of cardboard using low impact packaging. Planted over 100,000 trees in partnership with Eden Projects. And 1% of sales go to environmental nonprofits.
What ever you decide to gift, know that with a little thought and time spent you can really make your mothers day by making her number 1. We would always say to keep it sustainable and have a look through Dinkm.com for more mother’s day gifts if you’d like something more convenient but just as thoughtful.