“If evolution actually works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle
It’s true that during this lockdown period, there will be a lot of us who can’t physically be with our mothers. We can’t do the things which we normally do every year like take them out somewhere special or just spend the whole day with them.
However, on the other side, have you thought about those mothers (especially the single ones) who with their kids at home, have the multitasking job of taking care of them, the household chores plus get on with their work from home jobs? So, yes how come mothers only have two hands?
This said mothers have always been extraordinary in balancing her life along with her families’. Regardless of whether we are away from our mothers or with them, let’s celebrate this Mother’s day by gifting our mums something awesome that shows that we care, appreciate, and love them for always being there for us. And since we just had Mother Earth Day a couple of weeks ago, let’s combine the two special days and respect both the Mothers who have given us unconditional love, devotion, and encouragement in sustaining us. No matter how we are to them they have always stood by us.
So, here is a list of green gift ideas that not only honors the one who nurtures her child but also helps to contribute to one who nurtures all!
Gifts with Messages
Cards are special. They say things which we probably would have been hesitant to say in person. We can write heartfelt messages that will surely melt our mother’s hearts. This said, let's show our heart goes to Mother Nature as well by sending a card that not only speaks our thoughts but is planet-friendly too. Paper-Go-Round’s seed cards are ideal cards that show we care for nature and well as our mums. Whether it is the Happy Mother’s Day (Forget Me Not) or Happy Mother’s Day (Floral), these cards made from recycled paper grow into a beautiful garden. So there you go, you have expressed your love to your mother and nature as well!
On the other hand, if you want to humor up your mother and bring a smile to her face, cards such as Sorry I don’t call you enough Mum, but I still love you – girl or I’m so glad you’re my friend, mum from Able and Game, Amazing Job Mom or Bunny Love or Half as Lovely or Hiding Skirt or Love Me More or No Dependants from Wally Paper Co will do the trick.
And apart from the cards, some candles and chocolates are also engraved with funny one-liners. Damselfly’s Ain’t No Hood Like Motherhood, Every Inch a Queen or You’re a Limited Edition made from non-toxic soy based black wax with natural lead-free cotton wicks and a burning time of up to 60 hours are candles that calm and convey.
Relaxation Gift Sets
While many places may have not yet imposed any relaxations in the lockdown, it’s fair to say you can help your mum relax and rejuvenate with some wholesome and all-natural gifts! Make her feel pampered with ANSC’s All Australian Gift Pack which showcases some of Australia’s best oils including lemon myrtle, eucalyptus euphoria, all Australian tea tree, pure macadamia, and elemi & kunzea. A one delightful and uplifting selection of soaps! Likewise, instead of sending a bunch of her favorite lavenders, opt for the soothing Lavender Relaxation Pack which contains essential oils, bath salts, and real lavender buds!
Alternatively, if your mother is a tea lover and if you want to convey how much you miss having tea with her, present her with Tea Bottle Gift Set, Tea Lover Gift Set, Rebalance Me Tea, or the offbeat Test Tube Tea Gift Set from Organics for Lily. These therapeutic loose leaf herbal leaves promote health, wellness, and balance.
Stay Stylish At Home
Yes, indeed, stepping out all dressed up is not possible anytime soon. But you can always gift your mother some awesome stuff they can wear at home and feel stylish and good! Keeping with the natural theme, Nine Yaks’ Cashmere-wraps such as ponchos, throws, and shawls are perfect when the weather is getting a little chilly. Created from 100% Cashmere or Linen with vegetable-based dyes, these high-quality ethical clothing will make her feel that Mother Nature is giving her hug!
Mum’s are always concerned about our health and try to give us nutritious and tasty meals all the time. During this lockdown time, many mothers at home try out to enhance and experiment with their culinary skills. As a mission to go green, try gifting her cookbooks that are all about going healthy. Books such as Compassionate Kitchen or Green Kitchen at Home help discover new recipes that balance out flavor and freshness that is good for the soul as well.
Speaking about balance and as mentioned earlier, mothers are always at the task of balancing out everything. Now since she is always doing this to make sure her family is happy, for a change give her something about a balance that will keep her happy. Hardie Book’s Spark series’ Spark Balance presents 50 prompts on faux matchsticks for cultivating a more balanced life, from mindfulness practices and meditations to self-care activities. What an ideal gift during these times!
Similarly, if your mother is into gardening or is considering doing these days, treat her with Little Veggie Patch Co.’s Edible Flower’s Seed Kit, Beneficial Bug Seed Kit, or other various heirloom seeds. You could accompany this with the book Grow.Food.Anywhere and also cute ceramic planter pots from Gail Ceramics. A sustainable gift that is good for both Mothers!
Last but not least, show your mother that you are concerned about their health and well-being. During this COVID pandemic face masks and hand washes/sanitizers have become top essentials. Gift your mom, especially the elderly or ones all alone in self-isolation a self-made care pack that includes Ana William’s vibrant Reusable Cloth Face Mask, Aromatherapy’s natural mix of sandalwood and sea salt Hand and Body Wash and Hunter Lab’s 24 Hour Hand Sanitizer. What better way to say, "I know I can’t be with you mum but please stay safe!"