5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be an extravagant and lavish experience that drains your bank account, sometimes it’s the small, more thoughtful gifts that make the biggest impression. This year, surprise your mum or that special person in your life with any of these five thoughtful but affordable gifts. All gifts cost no more than $15. They’re also environmentally friendly, so they’re good for the planet too.

5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Homemade Cake and a Gift of Seeds

Nothing tastes better than a cake made with TLC (tender-loving-care). Why not bake your mum a delicious cake and decorate it with edible flowers. Pair it with a Culinary Flowers Gift of Seeds so your mum can grow her own edible flowers to add to cakes she bakes. Sow ‘n Sow Gift of Seeds is a card and gift of seeds in one. Simply write your message on the back of the Gift of Seeds and either hand to your mum or post in the mail with the envelope supplied.

This lemon cake is made by @sustainable_holly (on Instagram).

Gift of Seeds | $9.95 | Purchase Here

5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Gift a Plant

If your mum favours plants over flowers, surprise her with a new plant to add to her collection. Simply take a cutting from a plant you have in your home or garden and propagate it. When the cutting is ready to be potted, place it in a Sow ‘n Sow Pop Up Pot and gift it to your mum on Mother’s Day. The best plants to regrow from cuttings are Pothos (Epipremnum aureum), Sansevieria, ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia), Chinese Money plant (Pilea Peperiomioides), Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea) and String of Pearls (Senecia rowleyanus).

Pop Up Pot | $15.00 | Purchase Here

5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Upcycle an old jar into a terrarium

If your mum loves terrariums, surprise her with one you’ve made yourself. In an upcycled glass jar place pebbles, potting mix, a selection of small plants such as succulents, ferns and moss, and decorative elements.  Write a nice message on a gift tag and tie it to the neck of the terrarium jar.

Aloe Flora created these beautiful terrariums.

Gift Tags | $9.95 for a pack of 10 | Purchase Here

52 Weeks of Love and Appreciation Cards

Write on beautifully illustrated gift tags nice messages, thoughts, memories, and words of love to your mum.  Place them in an envelope, small box, jar or tie them together with twine. Each week your mum can read a new message of love from you.  If 52 weeks is too much, you can create 7 Days of Love and Appreciation Cards and give it to your mum a week before Mother’s Day. Save your best message for the last card which is intended for her to read on Mother’s Day.

Trust us, she will adore this!

Gift Tags | $9.95 for a pack of 10 | Purchase Here

Cookie Jar Mix

Give your mum her favourite cookie mix. Simply upcycle a large jar, add the correct measurements of all the dry ingredients into the jar. On a gift tag, write the baking instructions plus additional wet ingredients she’ll need to add into the mix when baking the cookies. Tie the tag around the top neck of the jar with twine.

Gift Tags | $9.95 for a pack of 10 | Purchase Here

 

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