Mother’s Day 2019 is fast approaching so here it is, your lowdown to the ultimate ethical gift guide for the big day (which is Sunday 31st March by the way, in case you’d forgotten…)! Every year poses the question of what to buy for Mother’s Day, we’ve picked our favourite sustainable and vegan options so you don’t have to.

 

A relaxing bath…

Lush are always on hand with some luxurious vegan bathing treats and this Mother’s day is no exception. The Incredible Mum bath bomb smells and looks fab and is full of bergamot, ylang ylang and orange so is energising too, for the Mum that needs a quiet bath!

 

Chocolate (of course!) 

No Mother’s Day would be complete without the obligatory box of chocolates, when all else fails it’s a simple way of saying thanks, I love you or happy sunday. This beautiful collection from Nono Cocoa is something a little bit different and fun. Vegan, Fairtrade, Gluten-free, organic and (kind of) good for you! Plus, they are ‘handmade in small batches, lovingly and with care by #teamnono people with Autism in our London based kitchen.’

 

Take out

This gorgeous reusable keep cup from ecoffee cup is practical, cute and supports a good cause. 10% of the profits go to Surfers Against Sewage, a marine conservation charity working with communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. AMAZING!

 

Perfume

Eden Perfumes provide beautiful cruelty-free and vegan alternatives to your favourite designer scents, though they have stores around the UK, you can also order online. This sample gift box contains three 10ml bottles of your choice for £21.60. Bargain!

 

Vegan shoes

You could treat the special Mum in your life to a gift certificate to buy themselves a beautiful pair of ethical vegan shoes! From comfy trainers to gorgeous heels, they’re sure to find something they love in our designer collections.

 

A tasty Sunday dinner…

Treat your Mum to a homely Sunday dinner. BOSH have some gorgeous recipes that are easy to make and use simple ingredients that you probably already have. This Shepherd’less Pie is delicious and easy to make so you can spend less time cooking and more time hanging out with your loved ones.

 

Not forgetting…

Sending our love to anyone that may have lost someone or find Mother’s Day hard for any reason. You are wonderful and special, do what makes you feel good on Sunday whatever that may be.

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Last year I posted this on (U.S.) Mother’s Day and saw it passed around quite a bit, so much so that many people unfamiliar with me and my work were posting it in places I would never expect it to end up, and on several occasions, the image was manipulated. • So, what was supposed to be an inclusive and sensitive image suddenly became exclusive and harmful. It was awful for me to see, but it was probably more awful for other women to see. • If “those who have chosen not to be mothers” doesn’t resonate with you or seems strange to include here, I warmly invite you to imagine what I might mean by that (I mean a lot of things) and why this day might bring up some complicated and painful feelings for such women. You’re not obligated to understand or relate, but I hope you will at least imagine, and carve a bit of space for situations you don’t fully understand. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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