Mums are the hardest to buy presents for, a fact we all must reluctantly admit. Any gift ideas you’ve thought of they either already have, or end up buying themselves the day before. 

But this year, when your mum insists that all she wants is “a really nice time with her family” on Mother’s Day, Zed Bees have got your back.

It’s time to gift your mama the perfect plastic-free pamper hamper, without all of the unnecessary packaging. 

Say hello to the Zed Bees gift subscription box: 100% sustainable, 100% vegan and 100% luxury. Inside are seven specially-selected bathroom products, all sourced from around the UK.

Pamper your mum this Mother’s Day with Zed Bees sustainable toiletry boxes I Love Manchester

The first box contains:

  • Lemon and aromatic litsea body soap 
  • Lavender and ylang ylang hand soap
  • Coconut and argan shampoo bar
  • Mint toothpaste tablets (fluoride)
  • Reusable toothpaste tablet tin
  • Bamboo toothbrush
  • Organic body loofah

From there, your monthly boxes will contain refills for your essentials, such as extra soap, shampoo and toothpaste tabs, so your mum can indulge for months on end. 

Zed Bees was founded just last year by parents Zoe and Lee Shelton. Hoping to pave the a plastic-free path for their two children, Lee and Zoe introduced Zed Bees as a way for boys, girls, mums and dads to stock their bathroom essentials without the piles of plastic waste

“Things like shower gel, there’s a habit of people throwing these in their shopping trolley every week,” says Lee. 

“But there’s no need for this plastic waste to pile up in that way, because we have these really high quality alternatives.”

And with their sustainable gift subscription boxes, you can help motivate your loved ones to make the switch, too. Zed Bees have curated a collection of organic bathroom products that are 100% waste-free, to save you the job of searching for them yourselves – all tied up nicely in a recycled cardboard box. 

Pamper your mum this Mother’s Day with Zed Bees sustainable toiletry boxes I Love Manchester

Oh, and let’s not forget that they smell absolutely delicious, too.

“I think a lot of people are becoming aware of this kind of thing, and we want to be a part of introducing them to sustainable living, but also keep people committed to it,” says Lee.

By subscribing to the Zed Bees service, you’re not only making a commitment to reduce your plastic waste, but you’re also taking steps to saving the planet, too. And you don’t even have to do any of the work.

However, Zed Bees know it’s not up to them to tell you to make the change, but instead they’re here to inspire you to want to do so for yourself. 

So why not build your mum’s box yourself? Choose from 15 different bathroom essentials, including soaps from Wales and pink clay face masks from Sheffield (a lovely northern touch). 

Don’t be afraid to go wild, either. For build-a-boxes that come to over £30, you can get 20% off using the code BUILDABOX20. Result!

And then, if you still fancy saving (both money and the planet) after that, you can choose to continue your subscription for as long as you like.

“I very much believe in doing things the right way, so I want the business to always be built around doing things ethically,” says Lee.

And so they have, with all of the organic essentials sourced from the UK, consequently cutting down on carbon emissions from transportation. 

With all of their products tried and tested, Zed Bees deliver the subscription boxes to your door themselves, and gift subscriptions come with free postage each month. 

So, £37.50 for a fantastic Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving, AND you don’t even have to brave Market Street? That seems like a pretty sweet deal to us…

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