Let your mum know how much she means to you, with these thoughtful, sustainable gifts for Mother’s Day

After the year that we’ve all had, many of us have a newfound appreciation for our families. With long-awaited reunions looming on the horizons, make this Mother’s Day one to remember with our pick of sustainable, thoughtful gifts.

1. LoveMyRead – book subscription

If your mum loves to sit back and relax with a good book, a subscription to LoveMyRead could be just the thing. Each month, the team offers up soon-to-be-published reads, you then have the option to pick which one you would like to receive, and then your book – along with some self-care treats and a specially curated in-house magazine – will be sent straight to your door.

This March, boxes have been curated by best-selling author Caitlin Moran, with 12-month subscriptions coming with a free copy of her book More Than a Woman.

From £13 per month, lovemyread.com


2. The Mindful Cook – chocolate making kit

With a hand-curated box, the chocolate making kit from The Mindful Cook includes everything that you would need to create beautiful chocolates at home. With top quality ingredients, utensils, and online videos and information – all wrapped up in sustainable packing – these kits are also vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free.

£47, themindfulcook.co.uk

The Mindful Cook

3. Sea Soul Blessings, affirmation gift sets

Inspired by founder Pippa Best’s own love of the ocean, this gift set from Sea Soul Blessings includes a set of 51 affirmation cards and a 60 page guide book – all with the aim of helping you tap into the soothing power of the sea. For those who have missed the ocean while in lockdown, this makes for an empowering gift.

£21, seasoulblessings.com

Sea Soul Blessings

4. The Recycled Candle Company, candles

A huge amount of wax is wasted each year, but The Recycled Candle Company is on a mission to change this, creating beautiful pieces as a result. These luxury candles are hand-poured in Devon using 100% recycled wax. With a range of scents to choose from, there’s something for everyone’s taste.

From £18, therecycledcandlecompany.co.uk

The recycled candle company

5. Body and Mind Holistics, online guided massage sessions

Want to treat your mum to a spa treatment from the comfort of your own home? The guided massage sessions from Body and Mind Holistics are great for beginners and families, and cover sessions for shoulders, necks, face, and scalp. Group sessions welcome up to 10 people, so why not get all the women in your family together to learn something new?

£60, bodyandmindholisticsbookings.as.me

6. Made for Life Organics, bath and body collection

For the ultimate self-care session, look no further than the bath and body collection from Made for Life Organics. Made in Cornwall, these products are rich in natural botanicals and invigorating ingredients.

£30, madeforlifeorganics.com

Made for Life Organics

7. Africology, pillow & linen spray and massage oil

Create the perfect environment for sleep and relaxation with this gift box from Africology. Use the pillow and linen spray to set the scene, with the massage oil offering a tempting prompt to indulge in some self-care.

£35, uk.africologyspa.com


8. Happiful magazine, print subscription

Give your mum the gift of a print subscription to Happiful magazine, and sign them up for a monthly measure of fascinating features, practical advice, expert tips, and inspiring stories. Choose from a subscription length to suit you, and remember that Happiful has always been free to read digitally – and by buying a print magazine, you're supporting our commitment to offer the digital magazine, and our app, for free – so that anyone who needs it, has access.

From £17.97, shop.happiful.com

Happiful magazine