A natural, new age Mother’s Day gift guide
Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation of our mums and all the wonderful things they do for us! Here are my favourite gift ideas for the natural, new age mum. Ladies, you might like to share this on Facebook or email to the appropriate loved ones!
Cosima Flawless Nourishing gift pack. I am a big fan of this range – I was lucky enough to win some from Facebook a while ago and totally loved how they made my skin feel. Angela is a Queensland mum who has created these natural products using certified organic ingredients of remarkable quality.
Flawless is a new line, full of anti-aging ingredients and is a natural alternative to Botox (much better than injecting yourself with toxins, I reckon!). It’s all backed up with clinical evidence, not false promises. Not tested on animals, recyclable packaging and manufactured in Australia – it ticks all my NNAM boxes.
Organics on a Budget Pana Chocolate Gift Pack. It’s no secret I love chocolate and Pana is one of the best healthy chocolates around. The ‘I Love You Mum‘ gift box has four 45g bars (Mint, Rose, Coconut & Goji and Raw Cacao) and a cute gift card to write your own personal message.
Pana chocolate is handmade in Melbourne using raw, fair trade, certified organic ingredients. No sugar, soy, dairy. gluten, additives, preservatives, GMOs or animal products. I totally love the packaging which is made in Australia with 100% recycled cardboard, soy based inks and recycled foil. Yeah, this company walks the talk!
Hand-made phone holder and matching key fobs. The clever girls from Me and Babes and Funky Bub on the Sunshine Coast have joined up to make these Mother’s Day sets. They source vintage fabrics from things like tablecloths and sheets and upcycle them into very funky things. I am also in love with their uber-cool vinty pants.
The phone sleeves fit most smart phones and it has a wristlet so you don’t have to hold onto anything (except little hands or groceries) and a snap fastener to keep the phone secure. The key fob has two key rings and a clasp attached so you can secure it to your handbag when need be.
You can get them from the Me and Babes Facebook page.
Snack it out recipe book. This is a fabulous cookbook I have had for many years. Donalee Halkett is a very clever mum who has come up with loads of snack ideas for kids and big kids. It’s full of colourful photos and interesting ideas. There are recipes for juices, smoothies, dips, patties, wraps, dehydrated foods and some yummy sweet treats and baking.
I just love that she uses the word ‘salubrious’ on the front cover! Get it online from Changing Habits in the book section.
DIY teacup candle. I have seen this idea in so many places and I can’t wait to give them a go. It’s so easy and thrifty! Just pick yourself up a vintage tea cup from an op shop, some soy or beeswax and pure essential oils. Find out how to do it at Inhabitat.
If you are into home-made gifts, take a look at these other ideas I have on the blog. If you are not into DIY, but still love these tea cups, check out Frank and Gusti where Gen will make them for you!
‘For Mothers’ necklace. This is beautiful motivational jewellery made from crystals and gemstones from Queensland family owned company, Sanctus Stones. The ‘For Mothers’ range is especially designed for mums to remind us on a daily basis of our strength and boundless energy within.
“You deal with constant change, you put your family before yourself, and you don’t expect anything in return. This piece is just for you. Everyday you wear this piece you will be inspired, motivated and reminded how wonderful it is to be a mother.” Get the necklace or wristlet online from Sanctus Stones.
A maternal care pack. For just $20, get Mum a charity gift from Act for Peace. The maternal care pack is for women in Pakistan who are not allowed out of their home and often give birth with untrained help. The pack goes towards midwives and safe birthing delivery kits as well as post and ante natal care.
You can help lower the maternal and child mortality rates in this country, which are among the highest in the world. Head to Karma Currency for the details. “Thank you for coming to provide us with the clinic and health care. You have done more for us than you will ever know.” – Yesmeen, Pakistan.
I hope this has given you a little inspiration for your mum or some ideas on what you can put on your wish list! However you like to celebrate, have a fabulous Mother’s Day and enjoy the precious time with your family.
You might also like to take a look at some other gift ideas for mums that I love.