What would we do without our mums? They love us unconditionally and help us every step of the way. This Mother’s Day give your mum the gratitude she deserves and time to relax. The best gifts come from the heart and don’t mean creating waste. We’ve rounded-up a list of ideas to make this March 31st a day to remember.
Did you know that around 30 million Mother’s Day cards are sent each year?* Why not send a digital card, or if you prefer a personal touch, make your own? Check out Pinterest for ideas to re-use cardboard, magazines and paint swatches.
Go on a picnic
They don’t take a lot of time to plan; in fact, spontaneous adventures are the best, especially with the British weather. Get to know your local woods or visit some great parks with picnic areas nearby, where you can have quality time without the need to travel far.
Don’t forget to pack some lunch in these stainless steel TKPro flasks, which will keep your soup nice and toasty. For an afternoon brew, check out vacuum insulated bottles that come in handy when keeping your drinks hot or cold for several hours, so you never get thirsty.
Write a letter
Handwritten and left on a side table or a Facebook message printed and put it in the mailbox – do whatever works for you. A simple ‘Thank you’ note will make her day and she gets to keep it forever too.
Turn your home into a spa: it’s the perfect, environmentally-friendly way to pamper your mum. Grab a few scented candles and choose a relaxing playlist – it will help you to set the mood and the candles will keep the room lit without using electricity. Depending on what treatments you want to indulge in, there are plenty of eco-friendly face and hair masks you can try and they won’t break bank.
Host an afternoon tea party
Each year 920,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by the hospitality sector, which is equivalent to 1.3bn meals!** Skip the reservation and instead host an afternoon tea party in the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking to impress your mum, make a sweet and savoury nibble platter and pair it with exotic tea, which is great fun and will guarantee an empty plate by the end of your lunch. It’s a piece of cake!
Promise cheque book
Put your DIY hat on and craft a promise cheque book. Whether it’s a promise to make your mum a cup of tea, become her butler for a day or take on some hated chores, such as cleaning the house - your time could be the best present you ever give.
Support a good cause
Amongst all the chocolate, flowers and balloons, why not make a donation in your mum’s name to a worthy cause? Advocates for social change, we are proud supporters of our 1% for the Planet NGO FRANK Water. This safe water charity is campaigning to stop selling bottled water in single-use packaging as part of its #PledgeToRefill movement. You can join them too by spreading the word about how we stay hydrated on the move and pledging today!
All year round
Celebrations come and go, so don’t just leave it to Mother’s Day. Show your love all year round through daily actions that your mum and the environment will appreciate. However you choose to celebrate – have a day filled with laughter and great memories!
When enjoying any of these activities, don’t forget to #BringYourOwn reusable, eco-friendly stainless steel drinkware and join #KleanKanteenUK community on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.