Growing tiny humans is exhausting, and it really takes a physical toll on the body, health, and emotional well-being of any pregnant woman. It has never been more important for mums-to-be to invest in an excellent skincare routine, as any products that they put on their skin can potentially penetrate into their body and affect the health of their unborn baby.
Therefore, if you are shopping for gifts for a pregnant mum or postpartum mum, then you need to choose products that are free from harmful chemicals and skin irritants
So, why not opt for vegan gifts, to surprise the pregnant lady in your life?
In this article, we will answer the question ‘why buy vegan gifts?’ and give you some inspiration if you are shopping for vegan products that are pregnancy-safe and baby-friendly.
Why buy vegan gifts?
Vegan gifts are sure to go down a treat with any mum-to-be or new mum. Let’s start with the most obvious benefit: they are perfect for women who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle and for animal lovers!
But your gift recipient does not need to be a vegan herself, in order to appreciate a vegan gift.
Vegan-friendly gifts are a wonderful way to show someone that you are thinking of them, and they are a more ethical choice than non-vegan gifts.
Read on to discover the advantages of shopping for vegan gifts:
- Vegan products do not involve cruelty to animals
What makes a product ‘vegan’ is the fact that no animals were harmed in the manufacturing process, or before the product is sold to the public.
Vegan products are completely free from animal-derived products such as beeswax, carmine, gelatine, milk proteins, shellac and collagen. What’s more, vegan companies (such as ours at Mama Jewels) do not test their products on animals, as this causes so much pain, anxiety and suffering for our furry friends.
In fact, animal testing can no longer be considered the most effective way to determine how safe a cosmetic product is. Animals have totally different bodies and physiology from humans, so any products that might be safe for these creatures, might be dangerous for people.
Research has shown that animal testing can be unreliable: 92% of drugs fail in human clinical trials, despite appearing safe and effective in animal tests. This means that animals’ lives, and a huge amount of time and money, are being wasted, as the clinical trials did not bring successful results for humans.
So, why buy vegan gifts? Well, you will actually be saving the lives of animals who otherwise would have been abused and killed in confined cages in laboratories around the globe.
- Vegan products are healthy for the body and skin of pregnant mums and babies
Due to the emphasis on natural, earthy ingredients, vegan products are often abundant in powerful nutrients and antioxidants, like vitamin C.
Plant-based ingredients like jojoba and lavender help keep your skin cells healthy, by hydrating the skin, reducing irritation, and killing bacteria that clog up your pores.
Non-vegan skincare products are loaded with artificial fragrances and toxic chemicals such as parabens, sulphates and dyes. These are so harmful, that they can cause skin irritation, disrupt hormones, affect the reproductive organs and even affect birth outcomes.
Did you know that non-vegan beauty products can also include questionable animal products such as smashed insects, whale vomit, animal urine and faeces, and ground-up hooves? When you use these products on your skin, they will absorb into your bloodstream, which can be very toxic to your health.
When you buy vegan gifts for your pregnant spouse, relative, or friend, then you are actually safeguarding that mum-to-be and their baby from potentially harmful animal by-products that lurk in non-vegan items.
- Shopping for vegan products reduces your carbon footprint
It is far kinder to the planet to shop for vegan gifts.
Vegan products are more eco-conscious, which means that the company will take great care to adopt sustainable practices and materials.
For instance, they may adopt packaging which is recyclable, or compostable- which is far better than using plastic packaging which will take decades to degrade in a landfill.
Therefore, shopping for vegan gifts is a more environmentally conscious choice.
Gifts & Hampers for Pregnant Mamas
At Mama Jewels, we understand how challenging it is to find good quality skincare products which are effective, pregnancy-safe, and don’t irritate the skin.
That is why we have launched our very own vegan skincare brand for expectant mums and postpartum mums. Many of the products are also safe for newborn babies and the whole family, too!
Our Mama Jewels Vegan Skincare Brand
In this product range, you will find lotions and potions to help tired mums feel clean, hydrated, and relaxed after a stressful day. Our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, as we don’t believe in testing our cosmetics on animals. All of the ingredients we use are vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced, and certified organic.
Click here to view our vegan skincare brand, or read on to learn more about our favourite products from the collection:
Baby and Bump Balm
Every pregnant mum or postpartum mum deals with scratches, bumps, dry patches, stretch marks and everything in between.
Our Baby and Bump Balm is a natural soothing remedy to deal with those pesky skin issues. It is a 100% natural blend of skin-nourishing butter and oils, to soothe those boo-boos!
Even the most sensitive little skin will be softened, which is why our nourishing balm can be used on your little angel, so their skin will feel hydrated and smooth.
Specially formulated for babies to provide moisture and nourishment to skin in need of TLC, our balm contains shea butter and almond oil for extra skin protection.
You won’t have to worry about any harsh ingredients or toxic chemicals in our Baby and Bump Balm- this tub of goodness is free from preservatives, artificial perfumes and colourants.
Our gorgeous Baby and Bump Balm slides easily on the skin, giving you that wonderful pregnancy glow!
Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby
Isn’t it so frustrating when you have to use different skincare products for different family members, because you all have different skin types and needs?
Well, we have created our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby, as a ‘2 in 1’ solution to treat skin problems of both mother and infant.
Gentle enough for a baby’s sensitive, tender skin, our serum can be used to hydrate your little angel’s dry patches. Handmade with love in the UK, you can also use this product to treat nappy rashes, eczema flare-ups and dry skin which is prone to dermatitis and psoriasis.
Rich in Sweet Almond Oil and shea butter, with added chamomile and calendula, this deeply serum is deeply nourishing.
It is also a useful soothing remedy for treating wounds, burns, scars and inflammation.
Click here to shop our Vegan Baby and Bump Natural Serum for Mum and Baby.
Gift Hampers for Mums and Babies
Surprising a mum-to-be or postpartum mum with a beautiful gift hamper, just for her, is a thoughtful way to express your love and care.
At Mama Jewels, we have curated our own line of stunning gift hampers, filled with delightful treats to make the mum feel loved and appreciated.
- Pregnancy Gift Hampers
- New Baby Gift Boxes
- Mum & Baby Gift Boxes
- New Mum Pamper Hampers
- Spa Wellness Gift Hampers
- Letterbox gifts
If you are looking for a lovely gift hamper to surprise a new mum and her new baby, then why not opt for:
our Baby Boy Personalised Gift Box (Blue Dinosaur) for a bouncing baby boy
or our Baby Girl Personalised Gift Box (Pink Dinosaur) for a precious baby girl?
These lovely gift hampers include a knitted toy dinosaur, a silicone teething toy/rattle which can be personalised, a message card and a reusable kraft box, with a coordinating ribbon.
Do you need a gender-neutral gift hamper instead, for a baby shower, a gender-reveal party, or as a maternity leave goingaway present?
Then we have a wide range of unisex gift hampers, including:
- our Unisex Mum and Baby Gift Hamper (Bunny)
- our Mum and Baby Gift Hamper Mustard (Gender Neutral Bunny)
- our Mum and Baby Gift Hamper Polka Dot (Gender Neutral Bunny)
Mama Jewels vegan & cruelty-free skincare brand
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About Mama Jewels
Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company, selling planet-friendly and vegan-friendly artisan gifts, to help make the transition to motherhood easier and more comfortable for pregnant mums and new mums.
Visit the Mama Jewels website here.
We hope this article on ‘Why Buy Vegan Gifts?’ has been helpful.