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Give a gift that keeps on giving this Mother’s Day, says eco-friendly Altrincham business

By David Prior at

An Altrincham business has called on people to “kick-start a sustainable journey” this Mother’s Day – by opting for a gift that keeps on giving, rather than a one-off present.

Lee and Zoe Shelton’s subscription box business, Zed Bees, sells eco-friendly, vegan, natural and low waste essentials for the bathroom.

And with subscription boxes becoming a more popular gift on special occasions, the Sheltons say that their plastic-free subscription and gift boxes can have the added benefit of helping to change habits and support people in a move to a more sustainable lifestyle.

One of Zed Bees’ specially curated Mother’s Day subscription boxes

“It’s the gift that keeps on giving,” says Lee. “A Zed Bees box drops through your door and takes the hassle out of finding alternatives to those everyday bathroom essentials, and adds a bit of sustainable style and luxury too.”

There are a variety of different options available at Zed Bees, which sources products from across the UK to make swapping to an eco-friendly lifestyle as easy as possible.

Zed Bees is the brainchild of Lee and Zoe Shelton (Zoe pictured here with their two children)

Boxes start from just £9. The Starter Box, which contains seven carefully curated eco-friendly products, is £18, while three or twelve-month subscriptions are £37.50 or £120, with free postage.

Customers can also choose their own products with a Build-A-Box box, which contains two organic, handmade soaps and a shampoo bar and then your own products which can include pink clay face masks, conditioner bars, bamboo toothbrushes or reusable makeup wipes.

The Sheltons say their plastic-free subscription and gift boxes have the added benefit of helping people to change habits

The Starter Box contains Lemon & Aromatic Litsea Body Soap, Lavender & Ylang Ylang Hand Soap, Coconut & Argan Shampoo Bar, Mint Toothpaste Tablets (Fluoride), Reusable Toothpaste Tablet Tin, Bamboo Toothbrush and Organic Body Loofah.

Exclusive Altrincham Today offer: Build your own Zed Bees box to over £50 and get 25% off with the checkout code ‘Altymums25’. For more information, visit Zed Bees.