Looking for sustainable Mother’s Day gifts? Well, you’ve hit the mother lode! Show mum a little love with our round-up of thoughtful ethically-made gifts for every type of mum.
For minimalist mums. This unique necklace adds a touch of style with three ceramic beads carefully hand-painted with blue floral patterns, every piece is uniquely different. This necklace is crafted with 14K light gold-plated rondure beads, double chains and findings. Your purchase will go towards helping disadvantaged female artisans in Cambodia.
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For sporty mums and active wear addicts. Look good on and off the yoga mat with these chic graphic printed leggings made of recycled polyester and plastic bottles! As if you need another reason to jump on the active wear (i.e. modern mums’ street style) bandwagon. They’re also built for maximum mobility without sacrificing on comfort.
Flower Bouquets (SGD 70 and up) by Hello Flowers!
For mums who love the classics. You can’t go wrong with flowers for Mother’s Day. We love the custom floral arrangements from Hello Flowers, a social enterprise that works with social service agencies in Singapore to provide training and employment to those in need. Better still, spend the afternoon with mum learning to arrange a garden-style hand-tied bouquet and creating your own embroidery hoop.
For timeless mums. Inspired by nature and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, S A Y A Designs creates a range of intricately-made eco-friendly hairpins from root wood salvaged from old rosewood, teak and tamarind plantations. The social enterprise will also plant up to ten endangered tree species in Indonesia’s rainforests for every purchase.
For mums who are beauty junkies. Made with 100% Organic Damask rose water infused with Gotu Kola, this spritz restores dry, mature and irritated skin. It provides a burst of moisture to all skin types. Rania Hasna donates 10% of their proceeds to saving and rebuilding lives through Human Appeal International. They’re also committed to saving the earth and you’ll get a SGD 2 rebate if you recycle three of their old bottles or packaging.
For nostalgic mums. Your mum is guaranteed to love this modern oval-link charm bracelet in 24K gold that is offset by a delicate traditional Peranakan-patterned charm by EDEN + ELIE. It features a monogram tag and bracelet lengths are also customisable. This Singapore-based jewellery brand works with artisans to produce wearable designs with a contemporary aesthetic. Their jewellery is hand-crafted locally using ethically sourced delica seed beads.
For mums who love a late night read. Imagine if you could light up an entire room with a single candle. With the Lumir light, you can. Inspired by their travels in India, where blackouts are common, the founders of Lumir set out to harness the thermal energy from candles to power an LED lamp that can increase candlelight up to 60 times. The Lumir C comes in two types – a mood lamp that diffuses soft ambient light and a spot lamp that’s perfect for late night reading.
For mums who love tea. Sustainably sourced from the beautiful hills of Sri Lanka, each TeaMood is lovingly blended and hand-packed by the deaf partners employed by Hush TeaBar – a silent tea bar that promotes mindfulness while increasing awareness for the deaf. Our favourite has got to be Delectably Robust that features rooibos, apple, ginger, cinnamon, lemongrass, coconut, pink pepper and cornflower blossoms. Each TeaMood comes in an artisan-designed and planet-friendly tea-tube.
For mums who could use some pampering. Who doesn’t love a spa day? Give mum the ultimate indulgence with Nail Social’s luxe service that includes the full works. Think foot scrubs, masks and a massage using natural ingredients like Rhassoul clay and essential oils, followed by a mani-pedi. The Nail Social trains and employs disadvantaged women and single mums. Book your appointment here.
For mums who love to entertain. Help mum up her dinner party game with Glambue’s eco-friendly and sustainably-made bamboo homeware products. Their range of trays, bowls and salad tossers come in a variety of eye-popping hues and are versatile yet durable, a welcome addition to any dinner table, it’s a perfect gift for the consummate hostess.