As you may already know I am trying to massively minimalism my life and belongings and what I bring into the home, so when I do purchase something I try to find products that give a little bit back to this beautiful worlds of ours. Giving presents can be so incredibly satisfying and at times far more so than receiving so I thought I would share a few ethically inspired gifts that would make great presents for that all important mother figure in your life this Mothers Day.
I thought first I would start off with one my favourite Interior Stores - The White Company and their White Heart Foundation collection. This foundation and collection is committed to helping vulnerable women and children build a brighter future but donating 10% of sales to three fantastic charities - Prince's Trust, Refuge and Place2Be. Out of the collection I love this Shopper Tote bag above which is currently on sale at £11.20 as well as this beautiful Porto Stoneware Heart Plate below - both would make perfect presents.
Next on the list is for the slogan loving fashion moms looking for something fun, positive and gives a little back, then these cute sweaters from Mother Like No Other could be the perfect option with part of every sale goes to Pandas Foundation who provide post natal depression support. The sweaters are also locally screen printed which is another reason why they are a great buy.
If the Mother in your life loves to indulge in beauty products then the Deluxe Beauty Selection Box by The Body Shop may be just what they want. The Body Shop never tests on animals and is part of a community fair trade programme which benefits around 25 000 workers worldwide. So it's pretty feel good beauty.
Here are a few more fantastic feel good gifts, especially the Superwoman Smartbox from Buyagift, it gets two thumbs up as not only does it pamper the mum in your life with a variety of spa days, meals out or afternoon tea options but also £12.50 from the sale of this box will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.
The pretty necklace and star earrings below are both from my favourite ethical fashion retailer People Tree and they are both handmade in brass and are part of a fair trade social business in Kenya. If your going the tradition route with chocolate than why not opt for Green and Blacks organic or a Divine Chocolate tasting set which is made of fair trade chocolate.
Mothers Day ethical gifts by laurasidestreet featuring a shopping bag
If like me you don't want for anything and rather give a gift back than one of the charity Mothers Day cards from Oxfam which is £16 and provides Day care for a mother and baby in a developing country. It's a wonderful way to support this charity. These Beautiful You from SevenSeventeen candles not only smell divine but also donate £1 of the sales back to PANDAS Foundation, supporting women suffering from pre and postnatal illness. The last in this gift guide is perfect Forde-stressing or the creative minded and comes from the small homegrown mama business that is Mere Soeur - The Art of Motherhood colouring book is £10 and all profits go to Home Start, a leading UK family support charity helping vulnerable families provide a better life for their children.