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.