Zero Waste Mothers Day
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our life who make a difference and to show them how much we care. Whether you’re celebrating your mother or a mother figure such as your aunt, sister or best friend. There are many ways we can show them how much they mean to us. Maybe you want to cook a meal or give them some beautiful flowers and chocolate.
Showing our mothers, whoever they may be, how much we love them is so important. This Mother’s Day, remember to show Mother earth how much we love her too.
Zero Waste Mother’s Day Swaps
When you’re getting ready to celebrate this year, there are some easy ways to make the old switcharoo and show our planet some love!
Local Flowers: Check out what plants are grown locally and in season, this will cut down the carbon footprint and travel distance they would have to make. Bonus points if you grow some flowers or take some from a kind neighbour who is willing to share. We also love the idea of gifting potted plants, so they can live long healthy lives and be a gift that gives all year long.
Plastic-Free Meal: When you cook at home you have complete authority over the ingredients you choose to use. Try shopping for plastic-free fruit, veg and meat. You can do this by stopping by your local markets, bakers and butchers and bringing your own tote bag with you. Always make sure to ask for the plastic-free options. If you’re buying meat or fish you may want to bring a beeswax wrap along with you for the journey too.
Sustainable Dining: If you’re hoping to treat yourself to something and not have to the dishes, we totally understand. When selecting a restaurant, keep an eye out for locally sourced ingredients. There is a lot of information available online, but also don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and ask. The more demand we show for sustainable options, the more likely it is going to happen.
Natural Decor: Add some pop to your party with some exciting decor. Say no to the plastic options and bring in some nature instead. Try using wood, flowers, wreaths and other gorgeous natural items you can find right outside your doorstep. There are so many different ways you can truly make this your own, we highly recommend checking out Pinterest for more some ideas.
Low Waste Gift Options
Of course, we want to treat our mothers on their special day, it is all about them after all. That’s why we’ve put some of our favourite treats on this list for you!
Whether you’re looking for something functional, sentimental or bespoke - we have thought about every type of mother figure to make sure there is something for everyone in this collection.
Coupons From the Heart: No one is too old to make these sweet treats that will bring back nostalgic memories. Each page will have a simple treat or experience that you can do for her, or with her. You could make the tokens out of old photos, recycled paper or any other material.
Friendly Soap: Sometimes our moms are our best friends, and every friend needs some friendly soap. This collection includes a selection of ethical, plastic-free facial cleansers. They help with eczema, acne and even help hide pesky wrinkles! The best part is it’s 100% plastic-free.
Spa Day: Who doesn’t want a day of pampering. Whether it’s hitting the sauna, getting a massage or relaxing in some thermal baths. There are so many different ways you can treat the special Mum in your life, and really tailor it for her. As long as you bring a refillable water bottle you should have a waste-free experience.
Tools & Treats: For those who like to take a more hands-on approach, we recommend checking out some fantastic tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and other items you may need to help you fix and repair. You can check out your local charity shops and even sometimes find some awesome items in arcades and antique shops.
Low Waste Skin Care: Skincare is a great gift for anyone. Especially when it’s low waste and ethically sourced. Cleansers and creams can be there to remind your mum to treat herself a little bit every single day. When she looks back on this item throughout the year, it will also be there as a reminder of how much you care.
Summer Hamper: If you’re looking to make a big statement, why not throw together some of those amazing essentials for summertime, it is right around the corner after all.Low waste sun cream, deodorant, flowers, hair ties and other summer favourites.
Mother’s Day is a day to give love, show how much you care and really make the day special. There are so many different ways you can do this, and each is just as special and thoughtful as the last. Simply showing you care will make the world of a difference to the mums in your life. We hope this blog has helped you come up with some great ideas for this lovely holiday.