Charity Practical Action is urging people to give trees rather than flowers as a gift this Mothers Day.
The charity’s Practical Presents are a great way to show mum that you really care - about her, and about other mums and families in the developing world too - plus there are lots of inspirational gift ideas to choose from.
Instead of a bouquet of flowers, you could choose a 'Tiny Tree' instead - baobab saplings can grow and provide fruit packed with essential Vitamin C and calcium to keep children in Sudan healthy and well.
Or how about a 'Floating Garden'? These clever rafts are made of hyacinth and allow mums in Bangladesh to grow vegetables on top of flood waters when rains have destroyed their fields and homes.
Practical Presents are a great way to beat the 'credit crunch' too as gifts start from as little as £8. Other perfect gifts for mum include Fluffy Ducks, Gorgeous Goats and fantastic Fuel-
You can choose to send your mum a presentation gift pack in the post or an e-card instead. E-cards are a perfect option for those last minute gift ideas!