With Mother’s Day on the 22nd March, we’ve gathered some of our favourite gift ideas for your mum that won’t cost the earth!
Based in Manchester, Contur uses repurposed nylons, ocean plastics and recycled cotton to create sustainable sports fabrics to enhance the way you look, feel and perform inside and outside the gym. Their shape enhancing activewear made from recycled materials will make you feel classy, sassy and badassy.
Contur Eco-luxe Leggings £57- £85 conturuk.com
Sustainable gifts for sustainable mums
Organic single estate rum is made from three ingredients sourced from farm in the heart of the rainforest in Southern Belize.
Copalli Rum £33.50-£41.30 masterofmalt.com
Perfect for everyone and everything (especially mums!), Dr Lipp’s multi-award winning Original Nipple balm (£12/15ml or £5.99/8ml) can also be used as a long lasting lip balm, cuticle cream, for dry patches all over, for brows, cheek highlighter and so much more! All their products are 100% natural, additive free and not tested on animals!
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm £12 drlipp.com
Paguro Upcycle sells fashion accessories made from across the world, which are all upcycled from products like bikes and skateboard cut offs, which would otherwise have been thrown away.
Paguro Upcycle Ginkgo Necklace £23 paguroupcycle.com
New from organic beauty brand Green People is a skin-refining, pore-purifying detox mask. With eco-conscious principles at their core, Green People has found new life for coconut shells – a by-product of other coconut-based products, which would otherwise be thrown away. Taking the waste husks, Green People creates their activated charcoal – the key ingredient in the Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask.
Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask £21 greenpeople.co.uk
With the potent scents of this spherical fruit with its tough golden-orange outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh borne from a tree native to North Africa and western Asia
Pomegranate Noir scented candle. £25-£80 matthewobrien.co.uk
Bee Green Wraps are produced on a small-holding near Sydney from organic Australian beeswax, then imported slowly by boat to keep carbon footprint at a minimum. Not only practical for reducing clingfilm and foil consumption, Bee Green Wraps have stylish limited edition prints, also making them the perfect gift or stocking filler.
Bee Green Wraps From £4.99 to £25.49 beegreenwraps.co.uk
Ethique are on a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles and are the only company in the world devoted solely to producing handmade solid bars in place of liquid products. All Ethique’s products are plastic free, vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free and made from sustainable and ethical ingredients.
Little Ethique Love Baby Bar £5 ethique.co.uk
The whole ecosystem is completely self-sufficient, requiring no care thanks to the intelligent base, which has hydro-grains that release water whenever the plants need it. Not only can you enhance any indoor space with a splash of colour, the air-purifying houseplants can rid it of harmful toxins too.
Bottle garden Prices start from £59.95 theurbanbotanist.co.uk
This lovely glass cup is made from durable borosilicate glass, with a unique textured silicone thermal sleeve and splashproof lid. Available in grey, black, green, coral and pink, the cup is barista friendly at 12 oz / 340 ml, to fit perfectly under all coffee machines.
Hemming and Wills Reusable Glass Coffee and Tea Cup £14.95 hemmingandwills.co.uk
Rejuvenated Collagen Shots strengthen connective tissue and vascular health, which in turn boosts blood flow and hydrates the skin. Within a matter of weeks, skin tone appears smoother, firmer and plumper. Rejuvenated has been developing plastic free packaging for the last two years. The brand will launch Collagen Shots in its first ever bio-pouch in 2020.
Rejuvenated Collagen Shots £43.95 rejuvenated.com
The MONAT Super Nourish Oil Crème Duo has an ultra-hydrating and nourishing cream formula that provides softness, smoothness and ultimate shine. This plant-based and cruelty-free formula is suitable for all hair types and rich enough for the thickest hair.
Monat Super Nourish Oil Crème Duo Shampoo/Conditioner £35/£45 monatglobal.com/uk
This spa-in-a-balm smells like heaven yet works overtime. 100% pure essential oils pack an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory punch to restore every type of skin from boring… to blooming. Slow ageing products are packaged in glass instead of carboard, and wrapped in a reusable cloth beauty bag. Ingredients are all sustainably sourced and products are manufactured here in the UK.
Slow Ageing Essential Face Balm £60 slowageing.co.uk
When we fix something – especially something we need or care about – we experience a profound sense of achievement and a renewed attachment to the thing itself.
The Create and Craft Kit £11.99 Sugru.com
With ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, vegan-friendly formulations and bottles that are 100% recycled and recyclable, Love Beauty and Planet is for everyone who wants to give a little bit of love back to our planet, without compromising on beauty-boosting results.
PAN FOR LIFE
The Ultimate Carbon steel cookware range, produced using new manufacturing innovations ensures these high-performance pans are low maintenance and won’t rust. Your pan will arrive in a protective, sturdy hessian bag (rather than plastic) with an optional ‘pan for life’ service including recoating, rivet repair and pan polishing.
Ultimate Carbon Lifetime Pans from £132 samuelgroves.com
This white chicken wire trug basket is perfect for adding storage to your home or garden. Made from handwoven chicken wire with a rustic distressed finish this basket features a curved shape with a wooden handle to the top of the basket perfect for transporting and storing just about anything in your home or garden.
White Handwoven Wire Vegetable Basket £19 dibor.co.uk
A new & convenient solution to keep your tech tidy! your valuable tablet needs an upright place to store it when not being used. hub also comes with a container to store other daily essentials like a remote, mobile, reading glasses or your favourite pens & pencils!
Hub Tech Tidy £15 j-me.com
Out Of The Box Gifts are handmade in the UK and are carefully sourced from small, ethical businesses. Natural, cruelty free and vegan, not to mention all packaging is compostable, reusable or recyclable.
Mother’s Day Box £27 outoftheboxgifts.co.uk
SUSTAINABLE SLEEP WEAR
This clothing brand with a truly ethical mindset, has gorgeous cosy pyjamas so that mums can twin with their little ones this Mother’s Day! Continually developing more sustainable products, with a wide product range in organic cotton and recycled materials, you can show your love for the planet too!
Classic Stripe Pyjamas from £25 polarnopyret.co.uk