Mother’s Day 2019: Surprise Your Mother With A Swachh Twist, Here Are 5 Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day 2019: Surprise Your Mother With A Swachh Twist, Here Are 5 Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

This Mother’s Day gift your mother something unique, useful and eco-friendly. Here is a lowdown of things you can buy to bring a smile on your mother’s face
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New Delhi: With Mother’s Day being around the corner, back counting has begun and so is the search for a decent gift. A gift which is a budget-friendly, unique, describes your real-life superhero (mother) aptly and at the same time, it is eco-friendly. Because you don’t want to put a burden on ‘Mother Earth’, our environment and overflowing landfills by generating more waste. As the day which is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May approaches, we bring to you a list of eco-friendly gifts.

1. Bamboo Cooking Utensils Because Mothers And Food Go Hand In Hand

Indian mothers love to cook and pamper their children with nutritious yet scrumptious delicacies. It is the only kitchen in the world that runs 24×7. From years, our mothers have been using the old, regular cooking utensils and its time you bring something traditional and personalised to her kitchen. Order her a set of bamboo cooking utensils with her name engraved on each tool.

Mother’s Day 2019: Surprise Your Mother With A Swachh Twist, Here Are 5 Eco-friendly Gift Ideas
Bid adieu to plastic and bring home bamboo cooking utensils in form of Mother’s day gift

Why bamboo?: Bamboo is a grass that can be cut without killing the plant. Also, bamboo grows faster than any wood which makes it a renewable and eco-friendly resource.

Why bamboo utensils?: Bamboo utensils are extremely strong, durable, do not stain and absorb odors. Your mother will love cooking with them.

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2. A ‘Unique’ Bag For All Her Shopping Needs

Be it grocery shopping or apparel, everytime our mothers go out to shop or are running errands, they bring with them at least one plastic bag. It is time you change this habit of your mother by gifting her an unique bag for all her shopping needs. ‘Veggie to Fridgie’ shopping bags by Astu Eco, a Bengaluru based firm, is one of the best alternatives for a plastic bag.

‘Veggie to Fridgie’ shopping bags come with eight pouches that lets an individual keep the contents organised. It comes handy during vegetable shopping.

Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Plastic: This Bengaluru Duo Gives A Green Spin To Shopping And Eating
Veggie to Fridgie bags, a solution to reducng your plastic footprint and at the same time keep your veggies segregated and fresh

One can use our bag without pouches as well as they are detachable. The pouches can be used separately also, it is a win-win situation, says Anitha Shankar, co-founder of Astu Eco, while speaking to NDTV.

The bag which is available in three variants can be purchased from Astu Eco’s website and E-commerce website like Amazon. The cherry on the top is, the packaging of the products is eco-friendly.

Also Read: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Plastic: This Bengaluru Duo Gives A Green Spin To Shopping And Eating

3. Eco-friendly Seed Jewellery To Adorn Her Beauty

Agree or not, our mothers hardly buy anything for themselves so the only way to bring in something new in her wardrobe is by gifting it to her. This Mother’s Day, buy her beautiful jewellery made by upcycling fruit and vegetable seeds. You can easily buy a pair or two from Beej, a Nashik based upcycling initiative, which provides an alternative to modern jewellery using something as natural as seeds which we usually toss in the bin.

Ever Heard Of Jewellery Made From Seeds? This Duo From Nashik Gives An Eco-Friendly Spin To Accessories
When sitafal, amla, and ratanguj meet, they make for an upcycled set

The upcycled jewellery will fit in your budget as while the earrings are priced between Rs. 100-250, the necklace and earring sets are valued between Rs. 250-350. So, what are you waiting for? Write to them, place an order either via Instagram or Facebook and get the product delivered anywhere across India.

Also Read: Ever Heard Of Jewellery Made From Seeds? This Duo From Nashik Gives An Eco-Friendly Spin To Accessories

4. A Pretty And Clean Home Makes A Mother Happy

Neither is our mother’s obsession with cleanliness hidden nor is her passion to make a house look like a home. Our mothers always ensure that our room is spick and span and never leave an opportunity to make it beautiful. It’s time we help her in doing this. How? Buy her some pretty upcycled home décor pieces. For instance, a SuperBatli – an upcycled glass bottle which works as both planter and holder, or a hanging planter made from old glass bottles with lights or simply a glass bottle turned into an appetizer plate from Wonky Works – Awesomely Upcycled.

Waste Management At Its Best: This Woman From Gujarat Is Upcycling Glass Bottles With A Quirk
SuperBatli – upcycled glass bottle which works as both planter and holder

Wonky Works – Awesomely Upcycled is a Vadodara based firm that deals in upcycling waste glass products with an aim to reduce the waste load. From jewellery, planters, appetizer plate, glass vases, book stand to door knob, Wonky Works has a wide range of products upcycled from glass bottles, wrist watch glass, and medical waste bottles.

Waste Management At Its Best: This Woman From Gujarat Is Upcycling Glass Bottles With A Quirk
Wear waste: Upcycled earrings made using scrap wrist watch glass

The complete range of products priced between Rs. 200 to Rs. 2,000 is available on Wonky Works’s official website. So, place your order before it’s too late.

Also Read: Waste Management At Its Creative Best: This Woman From Gujarat Is Upcycling Glass Bottles With A Quirk

5. A Hygiene Kit For One And All

If your mother is not fond of accessories or cooking, you can opt for something as basic and thoughtful gift as a hygiene kit. All you need to do is, pick an old container or basket or a wooden crate and fill it with eco-friendly and hygienic products like a menstrual cup, biodegradable sanitary napkins, scrub and soap and shampoo bars. The cherry on the cake will be if you make soap bars and scrub on your own.

For instance, you can make almond and essential oil scrub by using three products – ground raw almonds, half cup of almond oil and a few drops of essential oil. Simply mix the three of them and store in a tight jar.

Also Read: Throwing Your Kitchen Waste Recklessly? Think Again! We Give You 5 Ingenious Ways To Reuse It

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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