Mother's Day Gift Guide
Saturday 27th of March is Mother’s Day; a time to honour mums, grandmas and the all-round positive influence of mothers on the world. Here’s our guide to the most welcome, ethical presents. It’s time to start browsing, or dropping hints!
PLAYin CHOC is proud of our collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Whether your mother loves bountiful blooms, lush wildness or spiky cacti, there will be a garden near you she’ll love to explore. A gift membership includes free tickets, free, personalised RHS gardening advice, a monthly magazine and savings to RHS shows. Plus, if you buy a membership now, a £15 voucher to spend in an RHS garden centre; plants are so much happier living in a pot than cut and wrapped in cellophane. https://shop.rhs.org.uk/rhs-gift-membership
Apprenticeship to the Sacred Wild
Has your mother got a witchy, healing, magickal side? Give her the gift of knowledge with American writer Marysia Miernowska’s course in folk herbalism, plant shamanism and spiritual ecology, with a 10-month curriculum designed in synchronicity with the seasons and phases of the moon. Our founder Maya is taking the course, and is relishing every minute. Alternatively, Maryisia’s book, The Witch’s Herbal Apothecary, makes a beautiful gift. https://www.schoolofthesacredwild.com/
Frankincense Hydrating Cream
Not only does this wonder-product keep your skin silky-soft and radiantly hydrated, but its scent is soothing and calming. Our founder Maya’s go-to skin saver, this will protect through the last cold winds of winter, and take your mother glowingly into spring. https://www.nealsyardremedies.com/frankincense-hydrating-cream/12694534.html
Bobo Choses Womenswear from Scout & Co
One of Maya’s favourite stores, Scout & Co not only stocks the most colourful, hard-wearing, ethical products for children, but has the most luscious gifts for grown-ups too. Check out their stash of Bobo Choses Woman clothes and accessories. We adore the zingy printed dresses and dungarees as well as the cheering multicoloured sandals; tell your mum to wear them with socks to brighten up the school run! https://scoutandcokids.com/collections/clothing-for-grown-ups?filter.v.price.gte=&filter.v.price.lte=&filter.p.vendor=Bobo+Choses+SS22
It’s no secret. Mums love our creamy, dreamy, award-winning chocolate. Each individually wrapped piece is an adult-friendly hit of deliciousness. Every month subscribers receive two of our stylishly packaged, 10-piece JustChoc dark boxes and two of our 10-piece JustChoc m*lk boxes; that’s 40 pieces of intense and indulgent chocolate. That makes roughly one chocolate a day for mum, with – cough cough –about ten left over for her very generous and loving family members. https://playinchoc.com/collections
Peace With The Wild
Turn mum’s shower into a tropical paradise with Bain & Savon’s botanical shampoo bar, Monoi de Tahiti. Peace With The Wild’s super-ethical cosmetics and bathroom goodies not only smell incredible and are super-effective, but minimise waste and help reduce plastic pollution. And you know how much we at PLAYin CHOC love that! https://www.peacewiththewild.co.uk/product-category/haircare/shampoo-bars/
No-waste, pocket-friendly and very, very much appreciated, treat coupons make the sweetest, most thoughtful gift-that-keeps-on-giving. Maya’s favourite ever gifts from her kids were little hand-made vouchers for breakfast in bed, hoovering the house, washing the car, making dinner and a massage. Adorable! Hand-drawn are lovely, but find inspiration (and free printables) here https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-printable-mother-s-day-coupons-1357880
HOW WE COMPARE TO OTHER CHOCOLATE AND TOY COMPANiES
At PLAYin CHOC®, we are proud of the quality of our products and their positive impact on the world. We strive to create delicious and healthy chocolate treats that can be enjoyed by everyone, and are committed to eliminating single-use plastic and packaging.
VEGAN S'MORES RECiPE FOR BONFiRE NiGHT
A cosy bonfire, friends gathered around, and the sweet aroma of melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows in the air. It's the perfect setting for indulging in everyone's favourite campfire treat - s'mores!
A PLANET FRIENDLY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN
Every year, millions of pounds of chocolate and sweet wrappers, plastic pumpkin buckets, and rubber masks end up in our landfills. In addition to the environmental damage wrought by all this waste, the process of producing all this Halloween paraphernalia takes a toll on our planet as well.
Do you know if the chocolate you are eating is slave free?
There is nothing like having a sweet treat to brighten you or your child's day. But something that may not have crossed your mind is whether or not the chocolate treat you are eating is slave free?
EMBRACE ORGANiC SEPTEMBER
September is an exciting month for us at PLAYin CHOC® as it marks the celebration of organic living. We take pride in being organic year-round, using a 100% organically sourced and plant-based recipe, and being members of the Soil Association.