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Alternatives To Cut Flowers This Mother’s Day

by Fabian Jackson

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Flowers are beautiful, there’s no denying it. But cut flowers often don’t last as long as we’d like them to. They make such a great treat, but if you’re looking for something more long-term, affordable and even sustainable than a bouquet of flowers, then you’ve come to the right place.   

House plants

house plant in natural sunglight

Okay, we’ll admit it, we’re still big into house plants. It’s not a trend for us, it’s a way of life. The best thing about house plants is there are so many to choose from: from near-on-impossible-to-kill right up to the attention-demanding (but-well-worth-its).    

Dried flowers

dried flower arrangement

How do you buy someone a bouquet of flowers that will last forever? Get them dried flowers.

So, this isn’t such an extreme alternative but it does have a significant difference. They might be a little pricier, but if they’re left alone then they’ll truly stand the test of time. 

Herb garden

fresh herbs in pots

Does everyone share the dream of a little kitchen garden, or is that just us? In the time being, we’re happy to settle with a few select pots of our most used herbs. Rosemary, anyone? 

Seed starter kit

seed packets

Give mum the gift of satisfaction and some seeds to grow from scratch. It might be a little bit late in the year for most bulbs now, but there are plenty of seeds that are more than happy to be sown right up until June. 

Cactus

mini cactus

What says ‘I appreciate your warm hugs’ better than a cactus? Well, that might be a slight joke, but if you want your present to be around for as long as possible, then a cactus might just be the right answer. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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