Branch Out for Mother's Day: Unique Gifts for Eco-Conscious Moms

Branch Out for Mother's Day: Unique Gifts for Eco-Conscious Moms

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you have an eco-conscious mom, you may be scratching your head trying to find the perfect sustainable gift. While the usual flowers, chocolates and cards are nice gestures, many moms these days want gifts that are not only thoughtful but also help protect the environment. Fear not! We have put together some unique gift ideas your earth-loving mom will appreciate.

At Branch and Bloom Designs, we create beautiful handcrafted gifts that are as unique as the sustainable brand behind them. As an eco-conscious gift and home décor boutique, we understand that many Mother's Day shoppers seek sustainable options for their hardworking moms. Whether you want flowers that last, DIY activities for quality time, or self-care essentials free from excess plastic, we have you covered with this curated guide to gift ideas your eco-mom will love.

Sustainable Flower Arrangement

Flowers are a classic Mother's Day gift, but the floral industry is not known for being very eco-friendly. Instead of cutting flowers that will wilt within days, opt for a living floral arrangement using our handcrafted wooden blooms. Our wooden flowers are painted by hand and crafted to last for years, bringing lasting beauty to your mother's home. She can add dried or fresh floral accents to switch up the look. Our arrangements come packaged sustainably and are a gift that keeps giving long after Mother's Day.

DIY craft kit

Give the gift of creativity with one of our popular DIY brush and blossom craft kits. Available in themes like springtime blooms or Australian natives, each kit contains all the materials your mom requires to paint and assemble her wooden flower arrangement. It is the perfect activity for your mom to unwind with this weekend. Our kits are made from sustainable materials, and once completed, she will have a unique piece of artwork to decorate with. Best of all, you both will enjoy the bonding experience of putting it all together.

Green cleaning bundle

Pamper your hardworking mom with the gifts of a clean home and a clear conscience. Our green cleaning bundle includes our top-selling non-toxic and plastic-free cleaning products and a wooden bottle and mason jar for storage. It has everything needed to tackle any mess, from our eucalyptus multi-surface spray to lavender glass and mirror cleaner. Your eco-champ mom will appreciate that these formulas are biodegradable, plant-based and packaged without excess plastic. A clean home never felt so good for the environment!

Plant pottery planters

Nurture your mom's love of gardening with some new sustainable planters handcrafted by local artisans. Choose from an array of stylish shapes, sizes and glazes that are as beautiful as they are built to last. Planters made of ceramic, concrete, and terracotta are perfect for both indoor and outdoor plants. Place one on her desk filled with bright blooms or herbs for a daily dose of green therapy. Best of all, these planters can be treasured for years, unlike many plastic pots.

Customisable gift box

Make mom feel extra special with a custom gift box crammed with her favourite things. You can choose from our wooden decor pieces, dried blooms, teas, soaps and more to create a one-of-a-kind gift. You can personalise the box lid with an engraved message or photo for an unforgettable present. It is the perfect curated collection of eco goodies for the sustainable sentimental at heart. Your mom will definitely appreciate your efforts in handpicking just the right items based on her tastes and interests.

Experiential gifts

Give the gift of making memories this Mother's Day with an experience your eco-mom will cherish. Options include a guided garden tour amongst native flora, a cooking class focused on seasonal organic ingredients or an art workshop learning the craft of floral arranging. You could even put together a gift package including picnic supplies, a guidebook and plants to get her green thumb growing on an outing you plan together. Experiential gifts are thoughtful alternatives to "things" that create special bonding moments to look back on.

Thoughtful cards and prints

Handmade cards and prints make affordable gifts with hearts. We have a range of artworks celebrating botanicals, native plants and nature. Your mom will love receiving your customized card stacked with thoughtful notes and dried blooms. Add a custom photo print tucked inside for a personalized touch. Artworks also make meaningful wall decor and are sustainable alternatives to cut flowers. You could surprise mom with a framed print to spruce up her home, garden or office space.

Subscription box

Give the gift that keeps on giving with a monthly or quarterly subscription to our curated EcoSend box. Each box features eco-friendly products, activities and inspiration tailored to your mother's interests and passion for sustainability. Pampering items, how-to guides for gardening and DIY, plus snacks and drinks produced with minimal impact are among the surprises in store each season. Your mom gets to look forward to discovering new favourites while supporting brands championing ethical practices. What better way to make every day feel like Mother's Day?

Australian native plant

Nurture your mom's green thumb and connection to the country with one of our beautiful native plants. Ranging from delicate ground covers to flowering shrubs and miniature trees - our broad selection caters to any style of garden. Each locally-sourced plant comes with growing tips to thrive in various climates across Australia. Your mom will love identifying native birds and bugs drawn to her new plantings. Your thoughtful gift sparks joy and learning while helping support local ecosystems and traditional lands.

Eco-friendly skincare

Help your mom pamper herself without costing the planet. Our curated range of plastic-free natural skin care products, kind to both skin and the environment, include bestsellers like our sustainable bamboo cotton pads, organic rosehip oil and zero-waste deodorant sticks. Packaged beautifully in reusable tins, your mom gets to look and feel her best without guilt. Bonus - brands we stock ethically source ingredients and package cleanly. Slip a soothing lotion or hydrating mask into her gift for an indulgent treat wrapped in sustainability.

Wooden outdoor game

Bond over quality family time outdoors this summer with an eco board game crafted from sustainable wood. Favourites include our oversized jenga tower and cornhole set, perfect to enjoy safely with physical distancing. Playing together creates memories lasting long after game pieces do. Games were hand-built by local artisans to last through many seasons of fun in the garden, park or beach. Your thoughtful gift encourages low-impact recreation and togetherness - values any mom would appreciate. Hours of repeat play means it keeps Mum smiling long after the holiday!

Thoughtful message

While many of our gifts will delight your eco-conscious mom, nothing means more than letting her know how much she is loved and appreciated. Handwrite a heartfelt letter or card expressing gratitude for all she does and her impact on your life. Include dried blooms and share some fond memories. Thoughtful messages can often be the most impactful gifts of all. Your mom will cherish your kind words and carry them close to her heart throughout each Mother's Day and beyond.

Sustainability starts at home

This Mother Nature's Day - commit to continuing Mom's legacy by adopting more eco habits. Whether composting food scraps, bringing reusable bags shopping or choosing eco-friendly brands, small everyday actions make a big difference when we all do our part. Ask mom for tips on where to start greening routines and celebrate the sustainable seasons you will enjoy together, creating a brighter future for our planet, all while honouring the mother who showed you the way.

Conclusion:

We hope this list has provoked some inspired gift ideas for the Mother Nature lover in your life. At Branch and Bloom Designs, sustainability is at the core of everything we do - from our hand-painted wooden blooms that withstand the test of time to our recyclable packaging and dedication to ethical materials. This Mother’s Day, show your earth-championing mom how much you care through a thoughtful gift from our boutique. She will appreciate your care for the environment and commitment to leaving behind a brighter future.

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