Happy International Women's Day & Mother's Day gift guide

Happy International Women's Day & Mother's Day gift guide

International Women’s Day is annually recognised on the 8th March to quite rightly celebrate the achievements of women in ever sector, whether you are a business woman, a daughter, a mother, grandmother or if you don’t want to categorise yourself, either way being a woman opens you up to inevitable bias not seen or experienced by men. It may be 2022 but this day is needed to aid our call for action to advance gender equality. 

This year’s campaign theme hashtag is #BreaktheBias and spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality. 

And with Mother’s Day around the corner (falling on the 27th March this year) what better way than to round up International Women’s Day and give you our best recommendations for Mother’s Day gifts.

We all deserve some self-love, particularly women who have raised kids, someone once said to me ‘being a mum is the best job in the world’, I never really got that, it’s rewarding and amazing forsure but going to work is way easier. Then again, she had a neuro typical only child and went back to work when he was 3 months old so I hindsight she had it totally nailed in hindsight! Me on the other hand, I had the obligatory year off and then set up my life including work life around my 2 kids, I have it way harder than my husband! I think this is typical of women everywhere, yet because it’s STILL expected it is STILL really undervalued!

So, let’s take this time to salute to women everywhere on International Women’s Day, paying special attention to women who are suffering as a result of war and conflict right now (whether it is in a war-torn country or in the home). We pray for peace.

On a lighter note, and in the theme of ‘women’ we can start to recognise the women who are closest in our lives, our mums, grans, daughters and sisters on Mother’s Day which is just around the corner on 27th March.

Flowers, not sure about you but I love quality blooms that are not wrapped in heaps of plastic and that go on giving for as long as possible so this year I am recommending Bloom and Wild for Mother’s Day Flowers.

Bloom and Wild Mother’s Day offer is not to be missed either, but you need to be quick! I If you are quick you will be able to get 25% off Mother’s Day bouquets but you will need to place your order today so hurry and remember to add your Bloom and Wild voucher code at checkout.

How about an ethically made Recycled Chindi Long Handle Tote Bag by TRAIDCRAFT? Each made using repurposed saris, and hand crafted ethically by Shared Earth who are a charity in that supports underprivileged. These upcycled tote bags from TRAIDCRAFT make the perfect gift that does good while looking good.

Handmade brightly coloured bag from TRADECRAFT

These lovingly handmade soaps from Planet Organic don’t cost the earth in pounds or resources and smell divine!
handmade soap from planet organic wrapped in rope

You cant go wrong shopping with Aesop on LOOKFANTASTIC, they stock a lot of the range including the Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and Balm Duet and Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum 100ml

Aesop product selection

Or how about a magazine subscription? For the gift that’s packed with inspiration, support, tips and tricks, and unique, uplifting stories, a subscription to Planet Mindful from Anthem Publishing is a great Mother’s Day gift idea and one that keeps on giving.  Choose a subscription length from three to 6 issues, and your loved one can enjoy a beautiful new issue every other month each month, delivered straight to their door.

Or if mindful isn’t there thing how about a Great Magazine subscription? They have a fantastic Mother’s Day magazine offer and you can subscribe from just £10. Choose any from any of their ‘Great Magazines’ including Grazia, Trail Running, Garden Expert and Take a Break.

GRAZIA Magazine cover with Jennifer Lopez on the front

And last but not least I couldn’t write a blog about women and Mother’s and leave out chocolate could I? In my opinion you love is the most important thing you can give that special person in your life but chocolate helps, it tastes good, is always well received and doesn’t break the bank.

I often buy my mum chocolates and flowers, cliché but you cannot go wrong plus it doesn’t matter if she already has soe! Lilly O’Brien’s who are a great chocolate company and really ethical. They source raw materials from ethically traded ingredients and chocolates from sustainable sources.

Lilly O Brien Mothers Day Chocolate selection with personalised photo box

Mum's deserve the very best, don't they? So whether you’re saying “thank you”, “I love you Mum” or “what would I do without your support?”, we hope you find the perfect chocolate gift that will melt her heart this Mother's Day.

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Happy World Vegetarian Day 

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