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Your Mother’s Day gift, sorted

With everything that’s going on in the world, you’d be forgiven if you forgot Mother’s Day is just around the corner! If this is you – don’t stress, we’ve got you covered with a range of gift ideas for every kind of green-thumbed mum.

With lazy family brunches and breakfast in bed off the cards for many of us this year, mum could probably do with a mood lift. While you might not be able to give her a hug in person, you can give the next best thing – a leafy gift that will keep on giving, and literally breathe life into her home.

We’ve hunted down the best green gifts that will suit all mums, and all budgets – so rest assured, no matter where you’re at this Mother’s Day, we’ve got you sorted.

FOR THE SENTIMENTAL MUM

If your mum is the kind to wear her heart on her sleeve, a heart-shaped leafed plant is the perfect way to say, ‘I love you!’. There are plenty of varieties out there that will hit this brief, but we’re particularly loving the chain of hearts, anthurium, heart-leafed philondrendron and the heart-shaped hoya.

For the gardening Mum

Got yourself a mother who always seems to have dirt under her fingernails? Easy! Give her the gift of growth this Mother’s Day. A veggie seed pack bundle is a creative and inexpensive way to show her you care. Not sure what she should be popping in the garden this autumn? Check out our veggie garden guide here. 

If you’re lucky enough to be at home with mum at the moment, you could even go one further and literally build her a veggie garden, if she doesn’t have one already. Nothing says I love you like building a patch that you can grow and cook from together. 

If mum’s backyard needs a bit of love and attention before you go and plant those seeds, don’t worry – we’ve got that covered too. Check out our autumn garden prep guide here.

For the foodie Mum 

For the mum who always has something in the oven, give her some plant-based culinary inspiration this Mother’s Day. We recommend Paul West’s The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide which is not only a handy cookbook with over 50 family-friendly recipes, but contains a wealth of incredibly useful tips that will have her (or you, for her) growing a backyard patch in no time.

If it’s YOU that’s the foodie, why not whip up a delicious plant-based soup for a perfect pick-me-up on these chilly autumn evenings? Check out our favourite tummy-warming veggie soups (with recipe links) here.

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FOR THE MUM THAT JUST LOVES THE THOUGHT BEHIND IT

The good news is you don’t need to spend much at all – or at all – if you’re on a budget this year. A plant cutting of your favourite leafy baby is the perfect inexpensive gift, plus you and your mum can be two mamas of the same plant. Sentimental, right?

Left it to the last minute?

Not to worry! If you’re still stuck on ideas, look up your Mum’s nearest Plant Life Balance accredited nursery and give them a buzz to see what they’ve got in stock, and what delivery options are available.

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