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March 10, 2021 3 min read

Mother’s Day is this week (Sunday 14th), and whether you’ll be able to see your Mum or not this year, now is the time you'll likely be looking for some present inspiration. It may not be on top of your to-do list to plan a zero waste Mother’s day, but we have made it simple to make this special day eco-friendly no matter what your budget is. So whether you're a mum or have a mum you want to treat, here are some eco-friendly ideas to impress and inspire.

To have that zero-waste mindset, start by having a good think about what SHE would actually love. Even if she's not really themother earth type, remember most activities, things and events can have an earth friendly spin on them.


Activities 

If the weather allows it and if you live close by, plan a socially distanced picnic - a relaxing way to celebrate Mother’s day, or you could head for a drive in the country to find a lovely spot or to a local park.

Not everyone is lucky enough to have flowers in their garden that they can pick so a great alternative is to create a  pot plant. Using old tins or containers, a little soil and a cutting or a sprinkling of seeds you can quickly create a sweet and decorative succulent or a mini herb garden. Our friends at Patch Plants make it simple to transform your home or office in a green oasis. 

 

Sustainable gifts

Sometimes, we do just want to buy a gift, especially if we can’t be with our mothers. Although focusing on experiences or handmade gifts may be more sustainable, there are other options for zero waste Mother’s Day gifts that may be just what she needs. Here are a few ideas:

 

1. Lucy Bee's Organic Core Collection (£75.50)

A family run business with a mission to create palm oil free, cruelty free, vegan, organic and natural products,  Lucy Bee is affordable, unisex, and sustainable. The products are great too.

2. Floe's Subscription Box (£18 - 50% off your first box!)

It might not be an obvious choice, but how about a subscription box from Floe. It is conveniently delivered to your door every three months, making it the gift that keeps on giving. It’s one less thing that your Mother will have to think of when doing the groceries, and it’s a nice way to show you care about  their overall health and well-being.

3. A Luxurious Eco Bathrobe By Coyuchi (£70)

Pandemic measures have made us stay at home more often so why not give your Mother the gift of eco luxury with a beautiful bathrobe made of Fair-Trade organic eco cotton?

4. Carry Courage Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag (£60)

This gorgeous veganCarry Courage Adventurer Cork Cosmetics Bag can keep cosmetics organised and stop your mum from digging around at the bottom of her bag to fish her lipstick out. 

5. Wool and the Gang's Beginner Knitting Kit (£110)

Wool and the Gang sells knit kits to people of all skill levels and patterns filled with sustainably sourced yarns and knitting needles to make learning how to knit easy and accessible to all.

6. Reformation's Cameron PJ Set (£106)

Known for its feminine silhouettes and on-trend collections, American cult sustainable label Reformation now has a beautiful collection of intimates and sleepwear for those seeking conscious style in the bedroom.


 Shop with Floe this Mother's Day

Throughout our supply chain, we are proactive in making sure that our products are not only recycled, but are also sustainable in their production.Our subscription box features:

  • A brand new Curaprox brush. With exactly 5460 bristles, it's the best manual brush of 2020according to Electric Teeth.
  • Two toothpastes designed for morning and evening brushing. Our Dawn paste helps whiten your teeth while our Dusk paste fights decay.
  • Natural activated charcoal floss. To help you clear food debris from between your teeth where it does unseen damage.

Floe has everything you need in one subscription. Your supplies will arrive every 3 months and that’s your oral care routine, taken care of.