Mother’s Day is just around the corner here in the UK (Sunday, 14th March). If you’re planning on marking the occasion by treating your mum, gran, friends or the mother figures in your life- here’s a selection of fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas that help to protect the planet. Mother’s Day is always a good excuse to show your appreciation and share some love, whether you decide to buy a present or not.
These gifts would be a lovely treat for your mum friends who’ve no doubt been juggling a lot over the last year! – with the added bonus of supporting charities and organisations that work towards protecting nature.
Planet-friendly Mother’s Day Gifts
Save The Bees
Create a home for 100’s of bees with the beautiful, Neals Yard Bee Lovely Gift Duo. Made from orange essential oils and fair trade organic honey from Mexico. Every Bee Lovely purchase supports bee-friendly charities.
Invest In Climate Science
As well as spectacular gardens and exuberant flower shows, science is at the heart of the RHS. They lead research into today’s many challenges in horticultural science, including climate change and plant diseases. By buying RHS membership you’re supporting charitable work to train the next generation of gardeners, who are working on finding solutions to environmental issues.
Shop: RHS Annual Membership
Support Rural Women
If you’re looking for a lovely Mother’s Day card. Swajan, in Bangladesh, are an artisan group that uses traditional crafting techniques to create beautiful contemporary designs. Their workshops are located in rural areas and mainly support women who are the primary source of income for their families. They help provide benefits including health care. This beautiful hand embroidered greeting card exhibits the work of talented women in Bangladesh.
Gift Climate Action
Ecologi offer a range of climate action gifts. You may have noticed in the footer of The Fabulous Times website, that we’re actually growing a forest with Ecologi?
You can plant 36 trees for your loved one, that’s enough to offset an average of 3 months carbon footprint.
Ecologi work with the highest verified climate solutions, like The Future Forest Company growing new forests throughout the UK, protecting the Amazon Rainforest. All projects are aligned with the United Nations SDGs.
Gift Emergency Supplies To Babies And Mother’s In Danger
This Unicef gift set provides essential materials to help protect children in danger around the world. Your gift provides high-energy peanut paste, measles vaccines, exercise books and pencils, rehydration salts and clean water tablets.
You’ll receive your personalised Mother’s Day card dedicating the gift to your incredible Mum. Unicef will then deliver your gift directly to the children who need it most.
If you decide to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, make sure your money goes towards making a positive impact. Together we create a fabulous future.
Photography by Annie Spratt