Mother’s Day small business gift guide for mums who love the outdoors

Please note, this post contains some gifted items, however we only recommend brands we do trust. Gifted items are highlighted with a *

Mother’s Day may be looking different this year in lockdown, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be special.

We’ve put together some of our top gift ideas for mums who love the outdoors from some of our favourite small businesses.

Twinning in our Button & Squirt tees and hats on one of our adventures
Twinning in our Button & Squirt tees and hats on one of our adventures

Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a birthday present for a special mum, we hope you can find something to make them smile.

Wild Things Forest School – Pamper & Craft Box*

I don’t know where to start with how excited we are by these Mother’s Day bundles from the Wild Things Forest School.

Such a beautiful box from Wild Things (gifted)

We joined their Valentine’s virtual forest school and not only had an incredible time, but we’re blown away by the quality of their boxes, so we knew their Mother’s Day boxes would not only be beautiful, but truly special too.

Pamper & Craft Box from Wild Things York
Pamper & Craft Box from Wild Things York

Inside their Mother’s Day gift boxes, you can find…

  • A string of plain bunting – ready for Hapa Zome (a Japanese form of expressive art)
  • A homemade chamomile & lavender bath soak
  • Organic chamomile tea
  • A bar of something sweet
  • Some wild flower seeds to sow
  • Instructions for Hapa Zome, sowing wild seeds, brewing the perfect cuppa and a recipe card for the chamomile & lavender bath soak
The most relaxing bath and tea – it smelled amazing! (Gifted)

To order your Pamper & Craft box, visit their website here.

Love Rustic Plantable Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Card*

Looking for an eco-friendly Mother’s Day card with a difference? We are absolutely loving these plantable Eco Friendly Seeded Mothers Day Card! It also comes with a gift certificate to plant their own tree at a reforestation project

They’re working with The Million Tree challenge, and aiming to plant 10,000 trees through their beautiful small business.

Love Rustic Plantable Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Card
Love Rustic Plantable Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Card

This card is made from 100% pre-consumer waste cotton and is packed full of bee-friendly flower seeds. The seed mix in has bees in mind and includes Sweet Alyssum, Poppy, Baby’s Breath & Basil. These are non-invasive species that are commonly found in garden shops. They can be grown in pots and left outside for bees and other pollinators but they should not be planted in the wild so as to avoid disturbing nature.

For more information on these cards, visit their Etsy store here or their website here for their Eco Friendly Grow Jar Herb Gardens – beautiful gift ideas.

Moonbeam Hound – mama and doggy twinning!

One of our favourite brand-new small businesses is Moonbeam Hound, set up by a front-line worker with her beautiful rescue greyhound.

Twin with your dogs thanks to the beautiful Moonbeam Hound
Twin with your dogs thanks to the beautiful Moonbeam Hound

Moonbeam hound have handmade snoods and bandanas for dogs, however we are loving their SS21 sneak peaks with their mama-dog twinning sets with headscarf and bandana, perfect for a gift for any dog-loving mama, grandma, or mum of a four legged friend!

Visit her Etsy store here or follow her on Instagram here.

Three Little Pandas Sleep Gift Set #MotherIsLove

Another of our favourite small businesses is Three Little Pandas, and we’re loving their Better Sleep Gift Set, because, let’s face it, we all need a helping hand with our sleep right now!

The Better Sleep Gift Set from Three Little Pandas
The Better Sleep Gift Set from Three Little Pandas

For just £11, this beautiful pack contains Sleepy Head bath salts and Sleepy Head balm, with soothing lavender and francincense, to help put even the busiest of mamas into the perfect relaxing state for sleep.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, Three Little Pandas also has a whole host of other beautiful gift sets to feast your eyes on.

Find out more here or follow them on Instagram here.

Button & Squirt

Anyone who follows us will know we are huge fans of Button & Squirt, who not only hand-draw the most beautiful animals but also have the best eco-friendly products too for children, adults and the home!

Twinning is winning - we can't wait to get out on adventures together again - tshirts Button & Squirt
Twinning is winning – we can’t wait to get out on adventures together again – tshirts Button & Squirt

This Mother’s Day, we’re recommending her eco-friendly jewellery, including brooches, necklaces and bangles, but you can also find mugs, posters, and all sorts of beautiful homeware too – perfect for gifts, and every sale includes a 5% donation to animal charities too!

Find out more about Button & Squirt here.

Nurture Collective

Head over to the Mama Shop over at the Nurture Collective for eco-friendly and natural gifts, from maternity wear and twinning outfits to eco-friendly beauty and home care products that are designed with families in mind.

We’re loving their organic cotton bee sweatshirts and baby-friendly geometric necklaces.

Their Zero Waste shop also has plenty of eco-friendly reusable products for the home, they are plastic-free and zero-waste alternatives for sustainable family living.

Natural Soap bars from the Zero Waste Shop at Nurture Collective

Scamp and Dude

One of our favourite female-run brands is Scamp and Dude, in particular their incredible warm, soft, cosy sweaters!

You can find high-quality bags, purses, scarves, dresses, joggers and more over on the Scamp and Dude website – I’ve been pretty much living in the joggers and sweaters through lockdown, and not sure how I’ll get back to the office without them again 🙂

Scamp and Dude twinning is winning!
Scamp and Dude twinning is winning!

For even more Mother’s Day or birthday gift ideas, why not twin with your little superheroes too?

Find out more here.

Odd Boo – give mum a BOO!

We’re huge fans of Odd Boo collectible bunnies and so are really excited to see a great offer on Boos for Mother’s Day. Not only can you get 15% off their beautiful Boo Bunnies, but a free cotton facemask for mum too!

BOO is a great gift sent directly to mum for any occasion
BOO is a great gift sent directly to mum for any occasion

Boo is a beautiful collectible bunny who is extremely soft and such amazing quality, and you can add on clothes to suit your mama’s style – whether that be an outdoor adventurer or someone who enjoys cosying up for winter!

We now own a Big Boo, Baby Boo and a Big Mousie Boo (don’t tell Lily that Mousie is hidden away for Easter!), having ordered her one for her birthday and Christmas last year, as well as beautiful clothing along the way too.

SuperLily and her SuperBoo Big Boo bunny
SuperLily and her SuperBoo Big Boo bunny

They make stunning gifts and really will give any mum a beautiful surprise to open on Mother’s Day. What’s more, they’re wrapped up beautifully, and ready to send directly to mum, grandma, or whoever you want to surprise.

Find out more about BOO here or be inspired by her Instagram here.

Cotswold Shoes walking boots, with the National Forest

Walking boots are probably one of the best things I’ve ever bought for our days out, and they’re on my feet every single day.

The Abbeydale Mid Hiker walking boots would make a great gift for mums (or grandmas!) who like the outdoors as they’re lightweight, breathable, and have a waterproof membrane to keep feet dry, whilst a memory foam foot bed moulds and cushions the feet, keeping adventurous feet comfortable.

Abbeydale Walking Boots
Abbeydale Walking Boots from Cotswold Shoes

What’s more, for every pair sold, Cotswold Shoes make a donation to the National Forest to support the creation and management of new woodlands.

My daughter absolutely loves her Cotswold Shoes walking boots (gifted) as they are super comfortable and keep her feet dry on every adventure, so we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Find out more here about the Abbeydale walking boots from Cotswold Shoes

Bonnie Pop Makes

The beautiful Bonnie Pop Makes has a fantastic section for mamas with some beautiful handmade clothing and items, including bra tops, reusable wipes, leggings, reusable makeup wipes and snoods.

We are particular fans of their slippers, and you can’t beat the fantastic range of fabrics they come in too.

I've spent lockdown in the Bonnie Pop Makes mama slippers!
I’ve spent lockdown in the Bonnie Pop Makes mama slippers!

Bonnie Pop Makes always has such high-quality fabrics and products – we’ve bought from her for years for both myself and Lily, and can’t recommend her enough.

Check out her mama collection here.

Box of Hugs – A Gardener’s Delight Hug In A Box

We’ve recently come across the lovely small business, Box of Hugs – something that could not be more beautiful to open up for anyone receiving a gift, especially right now!

In particular, we think an outdoorsy mum (or grandma!) would love the Gardener’s Delight Hug in a Box, containing:

Julie Dodsworth Forget Me Not Hand Cream
Butterflybom & Wildferbom Seedboms
St Eval Bay & Rosemary Tinned Candle
1x British Bird Pencil – selected at random
Garden Birds Notebook – Plain Pages
Cartwright & Butler Milk Chocolate Chunk Biscuits
Every Day Brew’ Teapigs Temples
Choice To Add: Spacemasks – 1 Self Heating Eye Masks

For more information and the other beautiful boxes for Mother’s Day and beyond, click here.

Box of Hugs Gardener's Delight
Box of Hugs Gardener’s Delight

Mutha Hood

Mutha Hood is a female-owned business who aims to empower women and girls with positive and meaningful clothing and goods. We’re huge fans of Mutha Hood’s Strong Girls Club and we can’t recommend their clothing enough – all printed in the UK with eco-friendly ink, something that is close to our hearts.

Strong Girls Club – for girls and mamas too!

The store has some amazing gifts, sweatshirts and tees with some stunning designs, and you can even twin with your little ones too! You can also find some high-quality bags and jewellery. There really is something for everyone.

Find out more here.

Book a staycation!

We’re huge staycation fans – why not book a special staycation for the family for a truly memorable birthday gift or Mother’s Day?

Lily and I love to head away for a weekend together, staying in the outdoors!
Lily and I love to head away for a weekend together, staying in the outdoors!

If you’d like some ideas on staycations, check out our blog post here on UK staycation ideas with the family.

Going for a Mother’s Day walk? Check out our ideas for making family walks more interesting in lockdown and beyond

Check out our eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas from small businesses here

For staycation ideas in the UK with the family, click here

For ideas for gifts for kids who love the outdoors, click here

Mummy-Lily adventures are our happy times
Mummy-Lily adventures are our happy times

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