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Ten Sustainably Local Gifts for Mother’s Day in Byron Bay

Mum’s big day is coming up and even though we hope you’re spoiling her year-round, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse. And by extra, we mean surrounded in natural bliss, Byron Bay style.

For those who are in the market for something a little less run-of-the-mill with no crafting skills required, we’ve pulled together a sustainable and conscious selection of some of our favourite local Byron Bay products and experiences to treat Mum.

Sodashi Perfect Skin Ritual

Named after the Sanskrit word for wholeness, purity and radiance, Australian-owned skincare brand Sodashi produces the finest chemical-free skincare products and spa treatments. The botanical beauty lab creates skincare based on Ayurvedic principles and biochemistry. No synthetic, chemicals, preservatives or fragrances are used at this ethical beauty company—even the packaging is recyclable and printed with vegetable dyes. We love the Perfect Skin Ritual which includes the Brightening Marine Mineral Mask and Enzyme Face Polish. With phytonutrient and mineral-rich botanicals, and natural skin brightening agents, this is the ultimate ritual for glowing, radiant skin.

Pop into Eléme Day Spa at Crystalbrook Byron to choose from a selection of Sodashi products.

Go Lightly by Nina Karnikowski

Structured around hundreds of green travel tools – from avoiding single-use plastic to giving back to communities, from embracing slow travel to protecting wildlife – and including low-impact adventures and interviews with the world’s leading eco-adventurers, Go Lightly is full of ideas for how to say yes to travel that conserves, educates and inspires more than it destroys. It will help you look at rebuilding the way you travel not as a sacrifice, but as an opportunity to bring more richness and joy to your journeys, and as a gift to give the Earth.

Purchase the book directly through Nina’s website or from the Resort Boutique the next time you’re in Byron Bay.

Uscha olive wood bowls and salad servers

Uscha is an Australian business owned and operated by Barny and Uscha. They created their business to help share our ideas on life, the beauty in simplicity through both objects and more importantly living. Their work overseas helps small communities sustain themselves, provide opportunity and education whilst having limited environmental impact, and they are proud members of 1 Percent For The Planet. They source they olive wood products from a family company based in South Tunisia, where the olives trees grow in abundance. They use degenerated and non-productive trees and turn them into functional kitchen utensils.

Shop directly online at uscha.com.au

Ruby & Frank windowsill buddies and tumblers

Nestled in the quaint little town of Federal in the Byron Bay Hinterland, you can find Natalia making her pieces one by one in her mezzanine studio. Natalia makes a diverse range of hand crafted functional-ware through to art sculptures for the home. Each functional piece that is made is high-fired stoneware using food safe glazes. All of Ruby and Frank's tableware is microwave and dishwasher safe. We love the incredibly unique windowsill buddies and beautiful cacao tumblers.

Purchase directly from Natalia at her Federal store or from Crystalbrook Byron's Resort Boutique the next time you’re in Byron Bay.

Coconut Bowls candles

Coconut Bowls' mission is to make healthy eating and sustainable living fun, easy and accessible for everyone. Their eco-friendly candles are hand poured using a coconut-soy wax, natural aroma fragrance oils and feature a wooden wick that crackles when it burns. Burning in a handcrafted coconut shell for more than 45 hours (300g), Mum will enjoy memories of Byron Bay beach holidays, with the sweet scents of sustainable living from the comfort of her home.

Purchase the candles at Crystalbrook Byron's Resort Boutique the next time you’re in Byron Bay.

Huskee Cup

Huskee make sustainable reusable coffee cups with a difference. Huskee cups are stylish, great to drink from, and are part made from sustainable coffee husks. The cups are non-toxic, impact-resistant, dishwasher-friendly, and beautiful! Huskee cups are available to buy in all Crystalbrook Byron guest suites. It’s our way of helping you travel with a lighter footprint. Plus, we’ll throw in a free hot drink to get you (and Mum) started on your waste-free journey. Cheers to sustainability (and free coffee!)

Loco Love chocolates

Founded in 2013, Loco Love is dedicated to spinning decadent indulgence and high-vibe health consciousness into a New Food Order. The quality of ingredients is vital to the alchemy of their high-vibe products. They only use the finest organic, plant-based and whole food ingredients, including organic, fair-trade Criollo Cacao from Peru.  We’re particularly obsessed with their sweet yet spicy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate heart truffles. The truffles are spiked with a blend of aphrodisiac herbal extracts to awaken Mum’s sensuality, nourish her body and leave you her feeling high on bliss.

Shop directly online at locolove.com

Yoga class pass

This Mother’s Day, one of the best ways to celebrate the mothers in your life is to give them the gift of genuine self-care: yoga to nourish the soul and support their mental and physical health. Held daily at the resort, the classes mainly follow the key Hatha Yoga principles and cater for a range of experience levels (beginners are welcome!)

Passes cost $200 for 10 one-hour classes and can be purchased directly online at crystalbrookcollection.com/byron/special-offers

A cultural walking tour with Arakwal custodian Delta Kay

Gift Mum with a deeper understanding of the local Arakwal Bundjalung people and the cultural significance of Byron bay’s coastline and rainforest with a small-group walking tour hosted by Delta kay. As a proud Arakwal Bundjalung custodian, Delta Kay is committed to working in genuine partnership with the local community to promote awareness, understanding and mutual respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Book directly online at explorebyronbay.com

A donation to the SHIFT Project

The SHIFT Project’s vision is to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness in the Nothern Rivers. They provide unique individual support and education for at risk women in a safe residential environment. By fostering emotional and physical wellbeing, they empower their women to regain control of their lives, reconnect with community and achieve their full potential.

Donate directly at shiftproject.org.au

Bonus: cover all the bases with a gift card

Give the gift of a choose-your-own adventure with a gift card. Perfect for any occasion, a Crystalbrook Collection gift card lets you stay at our hotels and resorts, eat and drink at our restaurants and bars and unwind at Eléme Day Spa. And because it’s digital, it’s both conscious and sustainable.

Available for purchase online at crystalbrookcollection.com

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