orange_tree_main-prGreen shopkeeper Nigel Berman is thinking hard about how to give his Mum a gift that is more than just the usual hurried card and flowers, he’s going for “something more thoughtfully chosen, that’s more meaningful and more eco friendly (of course)”. Here’s what he suggests:

Oranges are not the only fruit, but these fantastic fruiting trees make rather nice Mother’s Day gifts. Put some tang into your mum’s life, they look fabulous in a hallway, conservatory or even out on the patio during Summer. Supplied approx 50cm high, it’ll fruit up to four times year. Orange trees look and smell terrific and will bring a taste of the tropics into the house all year round. £49.99

This Pocket Organic Herb Garden will make it easy for your mum to grow her own delicious organic herbs indoors. £4.99

The Sun Jar Solar Light stores sunlight in a jar to brighten up your mum’s evenings. £19.99

If your mum loves to cook, then this Bamboo Heart Shaped Spoon will be a great gift. For food made with love. £3.99

Amelia’s Magazine Apron Dress Kit will make is easy for your mum to make her own 100% organic and fairtrade babycord dungaree-style dress, from size 10 to 16. £24.99

For 10% off the prices you see at, use the code ECOMUM at checkout. Valid till 20 March 2009.