Just like the nurturing people who’ve raised us and put up with us throughout our most trying moments (remember those rebellious teenage years?) Mother Earth has done the same for us, too. So wouldn’t it be great to think of her as well when selecting presents this Mother’s Day?
Express your appreciation to all the special mums in your life – the ones who’ve made you the person you are today, raised children with you, or the best friends you couldn’t live without – with eco-friendly, thoughtful gifts that will not only make them look and feel good, but show the planet some love, too.
Urban Plants Flowers in a Pot
Instead of giving mum a bouquet of flowers wrapped in fancy plastic film and ribbons, why not give her a more lasting present of calla lilies in a decorative pot? These pretty, trumpet-shaped blooms from Urban Plants can brighten any room, plus they’re symbols of faithfulness and rebirth. They can grow up to 3-feet tall and 2-feet wide, growing best indoors in cooler temperatures and need only be watered every 4-5 days.
Available at Urban Plants
Rooftop Republic Curated Grow Kit
Does mum like to cook with fresh ingredients? Rooftop Republic’s curated grow kits has everything she’ll need to grow organic greens indoors (or on her balcony or rooftop) year-round. Let her enjoy delicious, nutrient-packed microgreens with the Microgreens Grow Kit, which includes instructions, the soil, seeds plant tags, a spray bottle, and a decorative ceramic growing tray, all packed in a pretty burlap sack.
Available at Rooftop Republic
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Fleurology Veggie Bouquet
If you’d still prefer to send a floral arrangement but want to go for sustainable and unique, check out Fleurology’s Classic Veggie Bouquet, which comes in tasteful and colourful combinations of various seasonal produce such as broccoli, eggplant, bell peppers and cauliflower, all edible and wrapped in recycled craft paper, making this bouquet truly zero-waste.
Available at Fleurology
8Shades Sustainable Gift Hamper
Give mum everything she needs to relax at home with the 8Shades Gift Hamper, which includes a limited edition STTOKE coffe cup, custom-blended candle from BeCandle, a gua sha face massager, bath salts, an eye mask and Coconut Matter soap scrub.
Available at 8Shades
See also: Introducing 8Shades’ Sustainable Gift Hampers
Cowshed Hand and Beauty Set
Looking for a gift for a mum-to-be? Cowshed’s Hand and Beauty set was designed for new and expecting mothers, with the bath and shower gel formulated with antioxidant-rich Sea Buckthorn oil, Vitamin E and Patchouli essential oils, for a gently cleansing but soothing and nourishing experience. All Cowshed products are cruelty-free, suitable for vegans and free from parabens and sulphates.
Available at Look Fantastic
Peninsula Hong Kong Massage Voucher
With spas and gyms open again, it’s the perfect time to give a gift of pampering. The Peninsula Hotel’s Mum’s Bliss package offers ultimate relaxation with a two-hour treatment of mum’s choice, whether facial, massage or body scrub, using products by organic and cruelty-free brand Voya, followed by a scrumptious, three-course meal by the poolside.
Available in May at The Peninsula Hong Kong
Kibo Sustainable Kicks
Is mum a lover of sneakers? Why not gift her one made with recycled leather, post-consumer plastics, and that’ll stay in her wardrobe for many seasons? Kibo, which means ‘hope’ in Japanese, is an apt name for a Hong Kong-based footwear brand that offers minimalist styles of footwear made from recycled PET bottles, leather, rubber, and cotton offcut trimmings – all materials that would have ended up in landfill.
Based on reviews, the shoes are not only stylish and sustainable, they’re really comfortable too. The company donates part of their profits to charities that serve under-represented communities, and they only work with partners who manufacture ethically.
Available at Kibo
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Suite Staycation
Treat the queen of the household to a memorable weekend of rest and relaxation with the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s Mother’s Day Club and Suite Room Package, which includes a stay in one of the hotel’s signature suites, a 60-minute spa treatment of her choice, a set dinner for two, club lounge access and a beauty gift set from cruelty-free luxury skincare brand Xove.
Available in May at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Gentle Diamonds Jewellery
Mums who love all things sparkly will appreciate this elegant tennis bracelet or dazzling pair of earrings from Gentle Diamonds, all created with lab-grown diamonds and set in 18k white gold.
Available at Lane Crawford
Lane Eight Workout Trainers
Another shoe brand committed to using upcycled and recycled materials in their high-performance footwear, Lane Eight’s HIIT Trainer is build for high-impact movement, and is made from plant-based knitted material. The ultra comfy and sturdy design comes in seven colours.
Lane Eight has also partnered with BLOOM, an organisation working with brands to implement changes in the way they manufacture products. For each pair created, Lane Eight cleans and returns 31.5L of fresh water back to Hong Kong’s waterways.
Available at Lane Eight.
Omega Heirloom Timepiece
If you’d like to treat mum to a piece that you’re hoping to inherit someday, then look no further than the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. This colourful watch features a pale pink dial that includes a wave-embossed pattern and 11 ruby hour markers.
The 34mm case is crafted in stainless steel and 18K Sedna Gold, and is presented on a shimmering red leather strap–definitely a piece that can be passed on to many generations. Omega has committed to sustainable production practices, investing in a facility that is energy-efficient and runs purely on solar power.
Available at Omega
Good Days Athleisure Wear
Busy mums, whether they’re running companies or marathons, will appreciate upgrades to their workout and weekend wardrobe. Good Days is a Hong Kong-based activewear brand that’s committed to keeping the planet clean by using recycled nylon, polyester, and poly-cotton blends recovered from materials like plastic bottles and fishing nets, for its line of comfortable, high-quality leggings, sports bras, shorts and tops.
Keeping packaging to a minimum, they also stock Guppyfriend laundry bags that keep microplastics from entering waterways.
Available at Good Days
See also: How To Keep Microplastics Out Of Your Body
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