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More than ever, we’ve been thinking twice about how we spend our money. The last year has put into perspective our need for that crystal encrusted “must have” pair of heels or sadly, almost any lipstick purchase. Mother’s Day on the 14th of March this year, is a wonderful opportunity to send a token of appreciation to that special woman in your life. This curated, lust-worthy and most importantly, conscious Mother’s Day gift guide will benefit mummy, your wallet and the planet. Happy shopping!
Send her an eco-conscious bouquet
For those in London, Arena flowers (pictured above) are an ethical florist that plants a tree for every bouquet purchased. By tackling deforestation in countries most in need, like Haiti, Mozambique and Madagascar, Arena are helping to fight climate change. The business has also done away with those needless sheets of cellophane we’ve come to expect, where compostable materials are used instead.
Mother’s Day flowers start at £25 for letterbox delivery to £34-£120 for a hand-tied bouquet, a bottle of fizz and some decadent chocolates. If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving, there’s a 3 month gift subscription, starting at £60.
Pamper her with sustainable skincare
Gifting skincare isn’t easy. Do you go for a cult product she’s been dying to try or something that you know will benefit her skin, although she doesn’t know it yet? Omorovicza is a Hungarian beauty brand that ticks both boxes. It’s luxury with an eco-friendly mindset: the brand uses glass packaging instead of plastics, avoids synthetic ingredients and contains no-nasties. This Mother’s Day, for those shopping directly on their website, the offering is a complimentary gift (a suitably luxe gold makeup bag) over £150 spend.
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A designer handbag subscription for the family’s fashionista
If there was a gift I didn’t know I needed, it would be a monthly subscription to a handbag rental. Coccon Club has built a reputation for its inventory of virtually every “it bag” imaginable. The rental service has three tiers: light (£49), premium (£79) and “full” (£99) that allows its members one to two bags every 30 days, and you can hold onto that for up to three months.
Online low-impact pilates PT sessions
With Amazon has been selling out of dumbbells, only for people to abandon them at the back of their wardrobes, it’s clear that almost all of us need a little help when it comes to exercise. If you’re wondering how a low-impact, full-body workout can be more beneficial for women, I suggest you read this post by experts here. It seems surprising but this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for women looking to boost their overall health and well-being.
Vita Boutique Fitness is a small reformer studio based in South Kensington. Its trainers are well versed in post-natal exercise and recovery workouts. And unlike the cult names you hear like Barry’s Bootcamp or Peloton, these classes are extremely tailored and focused on womens’ health. Prices for personal training sessions start at £120 for two classes.
A beauty consultation with an expert
Dr Nina Bal and Renee Lapino are just some of the names any skincare fanatic will have heard of. With a global reach thanks to Instagram, they are beauty industry mavens that have worked on a celebrity or two. What better gift than a consultation with a facialist that can provide medical-grade product recommendations and analysis, all through the comfort of a webcam? It makes the perfect conscious Mother’s Day gift when you think about how much money is spent on beauty products that go unused!
Get Harley is an Asian-owned, female-led business that offers this service, starting at £30 for a 30 minute consultation. The process starts with a simple booking and WhatsApp reminders (from a real customer service rep!) about your upcoming appointment. During this, you can ask anything skin related. This includes sensitive or niche topics, like which laser is best for you or what aesthetic treatments your professional might recommend. Afterwards, you’ll receive a breakdown of which products are suitable for you, most of which you may not have heard of (for good reason, derm brands don’t spend a lot on mainstream marketing and prefer to go through qualified individuals because of its potency). Purchasing these are completely private and optional but as it’s Mother’s Day, why not put a little gift card behind that as a treat?
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