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Picking out the perfect gift is important for any occasion. But when you’re picking a gift for your mum on Mother's Day, it needs to be thoughtful, personal and full of those little details that show you care.
As Mother's Day is fast approaching (it falls on the 14th March in the UK and 9th of May in the USA) I've put together a gift guide aimed at the eco-friendly and sustainably aware mum.
Whether your mum is a seasoned eco-warrior or is just starting on her sustainable journey, the gifts I’ve chosen below stay true to a more natural way of living, while remaining beautiful, thoughtful and truly just for her.
Not only that, but each gift has been carefully selected from small Etsy businesses who strive to bring the best to their customers and who take pride in their products right down to the eco packaging.
Check out the items below from some of my favourite Etsy shops as top gifts this year for eco-conscious mums.
1. Dried flower embroidery hoops
These stunning handmade dried flower embroidery hoops come in a range of individual and unique designs. Each one is one of a kind but they are all stunning works of art and gorgeous home décor gift ideas. Plus, some can even be personalised for that extra special touch by adding names or little messages.
2. Bar stud earrings in eco silver
Jewellery always makes a beautiful gift, but it is even better when it’s recycled. Eco silver is silver that has been recycled from past objects like old jewellery, electronics and scrap silver. It is then melted down and refined before being cooled in bars, wire or sheets, ready to be turned into something beautiful once more.
These delicate stud earrings have been beautifully crafted from eco silver and textured to create earrings that are perfect for everyday wear and special occasions. They are simply stunning.
3. Fabric indoor plant pot
I love everything that katy makes, right down to her greetings cards but what I think really stands out are her range of fabric indoor plant pots. Pretty and practical these make great gifts, as well as fun storage solutions and gorgeous statement décor pieces. And what’s even better is that they come in a range of sizes and prints too so you can find one that really fits!
4. Soap Bar gift box
I am so in love with the stunning designs created by Fiona at Particle Press. Each pattern starts off as a painting which she then turns into incredibly beautiful and unique prints for her homeware and gifts range.
I could have picked any of her products for this list but chose a set of 3 soaps as my Mother’s Day gift of choice. Not only are they all vegan, free from animal testing and made of natural ingredients, but they come beautifully wrapped in her stunning illustrations and packed in a presentation box perfect for gifting.
5. Recycled silver necklace
Another stunning shop that uses eco silver in their handcrafted designs is Studio Adorn. Founded by Bonnie Doonan, Studio Adorn has won awards for their modern and minimalist jewellery designs. Beautiful for any occasion, this stunning open circle necklace sits delicately on a fine diamond cut curb chain. I love this necklace piece and think it would make a gorgeous and elegant gift for an eco mum.
6. Aromatherapy Wax Melts
Created with natural ingredients and real botanical elements, Bous wax melts have all the scent and aromatherapy goodness as their gorgeous range of handmade candles. Everything they produce, right down to their packaging is environmentally friendly. This gorgeous pack of wax melts are only £9 plus p&p and they come in a range of nature bathing scents like Mountain Forest, Lakeland Campfire and Lichen.
7. Handmade Ceramic Oil Burner
Love the wax melts listed above? Then make it a gift set by adding this stunning hand-thrown oil burner by Natasha and Pots. Handmade in England, this gorgeous stoneware clay burner has a Scandinavian and rustic feel to its design, while also being delicate with its light blue glaze. I love how the oil bowl is removable too which makes for easy cleaning when you want to switch up your fragrances.
8. Macrame plant holder and air plant set
How cute are these! An easy, sustainable, and pretty way to gift a houseplant this Mother’s Day. Macrame is back in fashion and we all know the benefits of adding houseplants to your home, so why not gift them both with this gorgeous air plant holder and plant set. No plant pot or soil required! These mini macrame hangers have been handmade using 100% cotton cord that is made from recycled textile waste and a wooden hoop, so they are plastic free and beautiful! Plus, they come in a choice of colours too!
9. Cork Handbag
These beautiful bags are designed and handmade in Portugal from genuine cork fabric. This vegan alternative to leather is a sustainable and hardwearing material, that is also water resistant and lightweight. No Limits 4 Creativity use a range of patterned, plain and died cork leather to create their designs that range from bags, purses, keychains and jewellery.
10. Botanical Facial Steams
What a beautiful gift idea and gorgeous way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day! These Botanical Facial Steams are not only an unusual and fun way to add a treat to a self-care routine, but they are full of natural ingredients and real flowers too. Each botanical blend comes in its own glass jar and is used to help promote relaxation as well as pamper the skin during a soothing face steam. Choose from 6 different blends to create a beautiful gift.
11. Relaxation Eye Pillow
Whether your mum is into yoga or not, this gorgeous lavender filled eye pillow would make a lovely gift. Filled with organic linseed, and lavender from a family-owned British farm, this pretty pillow will aid relaxation during yoga, meditation or when used before going to sleep. Handmade in a gorgeous range of dusky colours, even the linen has been chosen for its unique environmentally friendly properties.
12. Botanical Bracelet
I couldn't do a Mother's Day gift guide without slipping in one of my own designs! I've chosen my handmade botanical charm bracelet with Dandelion wishes as a pretty and delicate Mother's day gift idea.
Available in 7 different real botanical fillings, they can be bought individually or together with their matching accessories like earrings, necklaces and rings.
So, there you have it, my favourite gift ideas from small businesses that I hope will help eco-mums feel special this Mother’s Day. Each gift is perfect on its own, or you could bundle a few items together to create an extra special Eco-mum hamper! Whichever way you do it, these gifts are sure to surprise while showing that you care and support your mum’s sustainable lifestyle choices.
Happy Mother's Day Eco-Mums!