Finding a unique gift for Mother’s Day can sometimes feel overwhelming - with so much choice out there, where do you begin? If you’re anything like us, then your mother is one of the most important women in your life, so getting her a meaningful gift to show your appreciation is important. Here at Newt, we’re also very conscious about buying Mother’s Day presents that last, and that are made in an environmentally friendly way. Finding a perfect Mother’s Day present that also has sustainability at its core can be a challenge, especially when you’re shopping online. So for this Mother’s Day 2021, instead of spending countless hours searching for Mother’s Day gift ideas that are meaningful, unique and sustainable, why not take a look at our gift guide for some gift inspiration. Read on for a round up of 10 brands offering sustainably made, unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that are guaranteed to make mum smile this year.
Here at Newt London, we have a beautiful collection of accessories under £20, all ethically made from recycled plastic bottles in our London factory. A silky hair scrunchie and colourful turban headband in matching prints would make the perfect eco-friendly gift for mums who love some colour. We can also include a personalised message on a gift card in your parcel for that extra touch, and we can deliver for Mother’s Day as long as you order by 11th March 2021.
Shop our range of sustainable accessories under £20 here.
2. Rose England
For unique Mother’s Day card designs, look no further than Rose England. The super talented Rose is a London-based print designer and illustrator. We have always adored her distinctive illustration style, as well as her use of contemporary and bold colours. Her designs often focus on the empowerment of women in their own skin. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a handmade Rose England print on a card made from FSC certified sources? We suggest the ‘Empowered’ Greeting Card (£3) for all those inspirational mothers!
3. STILL London
In ordinary times, you might have thought about organizing a Mother’s Day spa day. Whilst right now that’s not a feasible option, there are still ways to recreate that spa day experience. STILL London is a London-based beauty salon that focuses on using sustainable, natural and vegan products. Why not buy mum a gift card to spend at this eco-conscious salon when it reopens. Or browse their online range of natural face masks, exfoliates, candles and incense. Our top pick is the Organic Icelandic Salt Bath Set (£24), a lovely gift to help mum relax with her very own at-home spa day.
4. The Attic
The Attic London is an online, curated vintage homeware store whose beautiful selection of eccentric glassware has particularly caught our eye. Made in small batches, these one-of-a-kind pieces would make a really special gift for mothers who love the vintage look. What we love about pieces such as these Italian Bormioli Rocco glasses (£60) is that whilst being practical glasses that could be used daily, they also hold their own as standalone, decorative objects of art.
Parrot London is one of our favourite online jewellery brands. Also based in London and run by the lovely Flora, their jewellery is ethically sourced and handcrafted in a family-run workshop in India. All of their beautiful charms are made from recycled silver too. We love that you can mix and match charms, and whilst they’re primarily made to be worn as earrings, you can also put them on a chain to use as a necklace or bracelet. We think the Love Lock Heart Charm (£70) is the perfect ethically sourced Mother’s Day gift with a personal touch.
If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift for the home, check out independent home accessories brand Cheskie Her beautifully original and handcrafted designs are made from natural materials. We love the vibrant colours and meticulous craftsmanship on Cheskie’s range of hand made cushions, napkins, dressing gowns and tableware, all ethically sourced from around the world. We’ve got our eye on the Table Runner Napkin in teal (£84) - with its playful tassels, it’s a perfect accessory to brighten up your mum’s dining table.
7. Bottle Top
If you’re looking for truly unique Mother’s Day gifts, look no further than Bottle Top. Their handbags and accessories, including belts and phone cases, are made from recycled and cleaned metal ring pulls. Take a look at the Kibe Fino Belt (£75), a perfect accessory to add a unique, quirky touch to mum’s wardrobe. In addition to manufacturing and sourcing in challenged parts of the world, they also support grass roots health education and skills training projects through their BOTTLETOP FOUNDATION.
8. AOE Objects
AOE Objects is a London-based home decor brand that focuses on the modernist aesthetic. From their pledge to reuse and recycle wherever possible, to their environmentally-friendly packaging, we love this brand’s considered approach to everything they do. It’s hard to single out one product from such a beautiful collection, but we’re going with the Black Lustre Vase (£55). Don’t forget to get her some flowers to go with it on the day!
Putting a contemporary twist on sustainable jewellery is fellow London-based brand Jakhu Studio. All of their stunning designs are handcrafted by local artisans in Peru from locally-sourced silver. Jewellery is always a great option for Mother’s Day, especially these bold, unique designs that are made ethically and hand-crafted to last. A favourite of ours are the Palala Rectangle Earrings (£250) as they bring a bold expression to your look.
10. Western Affair
We’re so excited to have discovered Western Affair, a quirky brand designing extravagant, bold heels for women. We love the brand’s unique approach to sustainability: they mainly use deadstock bridal heels from the 2000s and adorn them with sheep fur sourced from Polish-Slovakian mountains (their website says it’s a two day journey in the mountains to acquire this). Sustainably-made and wildly extravagant, the Sheep Heels in Grape (£350) would make a truly unique, eco-friendly Mother’s Day present for eccentric, effortlessly stylish mums who love a touch of luxury.