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Say it With Trees Not Flowers This Mothers Day with Practical Presents

by
alister
on
Mar 13 2009

If you’re looking for a special gift this Mother’s Day, why not show your mum just how much you care by choosing an unusual charity gift that she’ll love? Practical Action offers a number of fantastic Mother’s Day gift suggestions with their charity alternative gift scheme Practical Presents.

These feature a wide range of inspirational ideas which have far reaching benefits for other mums and families in the developing world. Rather than buying a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates this year, why not choose one of these amazing gift ideas-

  • FLUFFY DUCKS – £10
    Ducks provide nutritious and tasty eggs whilst they can also be bred and sold to help generate income for poor families in Bangladesh.
  • TINY TREE – £15
    Saplings can be used to create trees that to help provide fruit and essential Vitamin C and calcium to keep children in Sudan healthy and well nourished.
  • GORGEOUS GOAT – £15
    Just one single goat can give families in places like Kenya and Zimbabwe an all year round supply of milk and cheese to keep children healthy and happy.
  • FLOATING GARDEN – £31
    When rain have destroyed fields and homes, these clever rafts made from hyacinth allow families in Bangladesh to grow fresh vegetables all year round.
  • CUDDLY ALPACA – £50
    In the Peruvian Andes, alpacas are not just a source of milk and wool but a fully fledged member of the family!

All theses presents are available in a presentation gift pack via the post or an e-card, the perfect option for those last minute gift ideas.

Practical Action’s New Initiatives Executive, Paul McQuaid, said –

Practical Presents are a fun and affordable way to show your mum that you’ve really put some thought in to what to get for Mother’s Day this year.  They’re a great alternative to all the usual flowers and toiletries, and by getting practical with your present, you’ll be making a huge difference to another mum’s life somewhere in the developing world too.

> > click here to order a Practical Present today

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