As another commercialised holiday approaches; and they always seem to creep up on us sooner than we expect; many of us end up doing a last-minute dash to a shopping centre and buy something just so we have a present to hand over to our beloved mother on her day of days. It’s what we’re expected to do. It’s certainly how the corporations (motive: profit) and governments (motive: GDP) want us to act as well.

But is that really the best way we can demonstrate how much we love and appreciate our mums for all they have done and continue to do for us?

I’m daring to suggest that maybe it’s not. We can lavish our mums sans the stuff.

Here are 3 gift ideas that are friendly to the planet, your wallet and thoughtful AF.

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