Gift giving had been quite tough this year, not being able to go to the shops or gift experiences (like I would normally try to do!)…
Amazon has been a huge help for last minute gifts! But Ive been wanting to get away from shopping for convenient and mass produced gifts, however thoughtful they may be, to shopping for handmade, sustainable presents.
I think that with the financial impacts of Coronavirus on those who are self employed, amongst those working in the hospitality industry and other areas that can’t work as normal right now, has really opened my eyes to how important it is to support small businesses and really feed into your local area.
So, as Mother’s Day approaches I thought it might be nice to share some of the small and sustainable businesses I have come across recently 🙂 please show these companies some love!
(These are all UK based companies)
The very first thing we often look for before any celebration… THE CARD!
You could make your own card, of course! Or you could take a look into these guys.
I’ve recently come across an absolutely wonderful business called CW Cards, based in Wales.
CW Cards hand design their products use recycled, high quality card, packaged in compostable wrapping, posted with zero plastic! The team, Charlotte and Teifon are absolutely lovely and very helpful! You can find them over on @cw.cards on Instagram. They have just released their mothers day cards!
(If your Mum is crafty, have a look into their Brush Lettering Kits they have just launched!)
Why not switch it up a bit this year, and instead of sending a card, send a cracker!
A lovely business I have recently come across is @TheBespokeCrackerCo – there are some special Mother’s Day Crackers available which you can fill yourself, or you can buy handmade necklaces and earrings to go in them! Unfortunately my site wont let me upload a pic here, so there’s even more reason for you to take a look at their Insta!
Candles and Wax Melts
A classic gift for a Mum is candles and Wax Melts; who doesn’t love ’em?!
They really speak for themselves, so I will list a couple of my favourite businesses Ive found that sell quality Candles and Wax Melts and let you take a look into them!
Soaps and Skin Care
Handmade soaps are becoming more and more popular! (or am I just liking them more and more…?) You could try making some yourself or take a look into these lovely businesses!
Earrings are a great gift. They’re classic and so versatile… there are so many different options and businesses to support! Here are some I love!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you found what you were looking for!
Other gifts you could go for include; breakfast in bed, a home cooked lunch or dinner, a yoga class with your Mum, a handmade painting, and anything else that means spending quality time with your Mama!
Stay Safe and Happy Monday!