With Mother’s Day only a matter of weeks away, here are some gift ideas for mum with an eco friendly slant.
Practical Perfection by Kelly Exeter
Kelly Exeter is one of my favourite bloggers and podcasters. Kelly recently sent me a copy of her latest book Practical Perfection and I loved this book. I wish Kelly had written it earlier! If she had, it may have prevented me from reaching burn out point at the end of 2014 where I felt like quitting everything (you can read about my experience here).
In the book Kelly outlines the what Practical Perfection is:
“a place where I felt content, fulfilled, and able to deal with life’s (inevitable) challenges as they arose”
Kelly goes on to describe how we can easily fall in and out of this zone and she identifies three key signs that show we are out of the zone – burnout, overwhelmed and feeling like a hamster on a wheel. The magic in this book and the Practical Perfection framework Kelly has created is how you can use the framework to easily and quickly identify when you are falling out of the zone and strategies to implement to help you to “return to centre”.
This book would make a perfect gift for any mum, as we are all pulled in so many directions, it is great to have some guidance on how to cope with it all.
Bath Clay Infusion
These Bath Clay Infusions by First Aide Bath are the creation of Jenny Wright a Brisbane based holistic health coach. The aim of the infusions are to reverse the effects of a modern, plugged in life.
Everyday we are exposed to many toxins, notably our digital devices, air pollution, heavy metals and more.
Bentonite clay helps to draw out the many toxins that we are exposed to everyday.
This benefits our body by increasing immunity and reducing inflammation.
First Aide Bath Infusion – $12 + FREE shipping Australia-wide
iKOU natural wax soy candle
I love candles and the iKou range is gorgeous. This iKOU natural wax soy candles are hand poured using pure cotton wicks and sustainably sourced natural soy wax. Produced with solar and wind energy in the Australian Blue Mountains. Heavenly scented with pure essential oils. 100% paraffin free, GMO free and vegan friendly.
iKOU natural wax soy candle tin 40hr – de stress – $25 plus shipping.
Kester Black Nail Polish
Kester Black Nail Polish are a high quality, high shine and chip resistant nail polish that is ‘7-free’ from the ingredients Toulene, Formaldeyhde, Formaldehyde resin, Camphor, DBP, Ethyl Tosylamide, or Xylene. They are also vegan and 100% cruelty free, meaning neither the product or it’s ingredients have been tested on animals or derived from animals.
Kester Black Nail Polish – $20 plus shipping
Kate Knapp’s little affirmations – words from the birds
Kate Knapp’s little affirmations – words from the birds is part of the Twigseeds collection which is so adorable. This box set has 24 affirmation cards to inspire the soul. It comes with a wooden stand to display the cards.
Kate Knapp’s little affirmations – words from the birds – $15.95 plus shipping
iBark bamboo & polycarbonate iPhone 6 case
The iBark 100% natural bamboo phone case has a snug polycarbonate interior to protect your iPhone 6. Features an original engraved ‘radiance’ design on the exterior.
iBark bamboo & polycarbonate iPhone 6 case – $44.95 plus shipping
Spirelli vegetable spiral slicer
A vegetable spiral slicer is a handy kitchen tool for those who are trying to eat more whole foods and veggies. This model has Japanese stainless steel blades and best of all it is dishwasher safe.
Spirelli vegetable spiral slicer – $41.95 plus shipping
This is great Kombucha Kit which comes with:
- 1 X SCOBY
- Starter Tea
- Organic Sugar
- Organic Tea (Black or Green)
- Muslin Cloth and Rubber Band
Kombucha Kit – $39.95 plus shipping
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon is on my wish list this year! As mentioned above I love making my own kombucha, kimchi and many other foods from scratch. These foods are not new and Nourishing Traditions recalls the culinary customs of our ancestors and provides a guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques for modern families.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon – $39.95 plus shipping
Loving Earth Salted Caramel Raw Organic Chocolate
Loving Earth Salted Caramel Raw Organic Chocolate is one of my favourite chocolates! If you have someone in your life who has ditched dairy, processed sugars and the like, then this chocolate is perfect for them.
Loving Earth Salted Caramel Raw Organic Chocolate – $7.30 plus shipping
Organic Cotton Leggings
Black leggings are a staple in most wardrobes and these organic cotton leggings would make a great gift. They are made ethically in India in 95% Organic Fairtrade Cotton, 5 % Elastane Jersey. GOTS certified Organic Cotton and dyed using AZO and formaldehyde free inks.
Organic cotton leggings – $42 plus shipping
Pyramid Yoga Leggings
Or if the mum in your life is into yoga, then these fun Pyramid Yoga Leggings might be the perfect gift!
They are designed and made ethically and sustainably by Eleven44 Designs in Bali. Eleven44 was created in the late 2000s and is being slowly produced in Bali with the help of small cottage industry families who are skilled at their craft and workmanship. Eleven44 uses eco fabrics Organic Cotton or Modal blended with a small amounts of Lycra for stretch. Modal is a sustainable eco textile made from spinning the reconstituted cellulose fibre of plantation Beech trees.
Pyramid Yoga Leggings – $80 plus shipping
From one mother to another
The gorgeous team at St Kilda Mums are running a campaign this mother’s day that you can become easily involved in. It is called From One Mother To Another. The are encouraging women to give another mother a beautiful gift for mother’s day. This mother might be living in a refuge; her house might have burnt down, she might be homeless and a small gift from you could make a big difference to her life.
The poster above outlines the steps to follow to take part and can you read more about it here.
What is on your wish list for Mother’s Day?
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