5 Reasons Why Manuka Honey is the Perfect Pampering Gift for Your Mum on Mother’s Day


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Manuka honey is just as useful as it is luxurious. If you’re thinking about what gift to buy for mother’s day this year, consider getting a jar of manuka honey.

From beauty to skincare and so much more, manuka honey is a fantastic gift from nature.

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we've been on the lookout for unique and thoughtful gift ideas to show our appreciation for the special mothers in our lives.

Among our favourites, manuka honey stands out as a truly versatile and beneficial gift.

Manuka honey is produced by bees that pollinate the native Leptospermum scoparium (mānuka) bush, also known as tea tree.

It's well-known for its natural antibiotic properties that go beyond regular honey, making it an ideal gift for improving overall health and wellbeing.

So, this Mother's Day, why not consider pampering the treasured mother in your life with a jar of premium manuka honey?

Here are 5 reasons why you should with a few extra special ideas.

In this guide to manuka honey gifts for mother’s day:

  • What’s so special about manuka honey?

  • 5 reasons why it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift

  • How to choose the right manuka honey

  • Personal touches to make it extra special

  • Where to buy authentic manuka honey

What’s Special About Manuka Honey?

Authentic manuka honey from New Zealand has unique properties that set it apart from regular honey and make it an exceptional gift for Mother's Day.

One of the main features that makes manuka honey special is its antibacterial quality.

This powerful effect is attributed to the presence of methylglyoxal (MGO) in the honey, a naturally-occurring chemical compound. The higher the MGO content, the more potent the honey's antibacterial properties.

In addition to its antibacterial properties, manuka honey also offers antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits.

Gifting a jar of manuka honey to your mum on Mother's Day is a thoughtful way to show her that you care about her health and wellbeing.


5 Reasons Why it’s the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

There aren’t many all-natural products that can be used in food, drink, skincare, beauty, and medicine. But manuka honey is one of them.

1) It’s great for overall health

Consuming manuka honey regularly has been shown to help boost the immune system, improve digestion, promote healing of wounds and relieving sore throats.

The high concentration of antioxidants in manuka honey also helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which can lead to a range of health problems if left unchecked.

Studies have shown that manuka honey can help to reduce oxidative stress, which is a major contributor to chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. They have also demonstrated success in relieving some menopause symptoms.

Gifting a jar of manuka honey to your mum is not only a delicious treat, but also a gift that promotes overall health and wellbeing.

2) It’s a natural medical remedy

From wound healing to protecting scars and burns, improving oral health, digestion, fungal infections, managing diabetes, and more, manuka honey is an impressive natural medical remedy for specific concerns as well as general health.

It can be used topically for more serious conditions.

3) It’s a versatile ingredient

Manuka honey can be used in a variety of recipes, from sweet to savory, and adds a unique and delicious flavor to any dish.

Whether your mum loves to cook or simply enjoys trying new foods, gifting her a jar of manuka honey will give her endless opportunities to get creative in the kitchen.

Plus, she can enjoy the health benefits of manuka honey in her meals too!

4) It’s effective for beauty and skincare

Manuka honey has been used for centuries for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. But did you know that it's also great for your skin, hair, and lips?

A natural humectant, manuka honey draws moisture from the air and locks it into the skin and hair, keeping it supple and soft.

Its antioxidants protect from damage and environmental stressors, and its antimicrobial properties help keep the skin clear from acne-causing bacteria.

Whether you have dry, oily, or acne-prone skin, or dry lips, incorporating manuka honey into your beauty routine can help you to look and feel healthier and more radiant.

What more do mums want on Mother’s Day?

5) It’s an ethical and sustainable product

We are accredited by a number of independent authorities so you can trust that your manuka honey is produced to the highest standards both ethically and environmentally.

Our beekeeping partners are some of the best in the business and treat their hives with care and respect.

Our manuka honey is tested by independent labs and is graded according to the UMF™ system which is considered the strictest and most rigorous available.

It is stored in 100% recyclable, BPA-free PETE 1 packaging. This will keep your honey fresh for longer and is easy to responsibly dispose.

All our accreditations are available to view here.

Manuka honey is not only a delicious treat but also an amazing pampering gift that supports your mum's wellbeing, inside and out.

So, why not spoil your mum with some manuka honey this Mother's Day and show her just how much you appreciate her?


How to Choose the Right Manuka Honey

Selecting the perfect manuka honey can be a bit challenging, but we're here to help you make the best choice for Mother's Day.

It's essential to understand the grading systems and the quality grades within those systems.

Let's dive into some key factors to consider while selecting manuka honey for your beloved mum.

First and foremost, certification is crucial.

Look for the UMF™ (Unique Manuka Factor) certification on the label, as this indicates the honey's potency and certifies that the product is genuine manuka honey.

UMF™ grades start from 5+, and a higher grade indicates a honey with more potent methylglyoxal, the primary antibacterial compound.

However, the best grade for your intended use will vary.

In general, here's what we recommend you should use your manuka honey for, based on its UMF™ rating:

  • UMF™ 5+ to 10+: These grades are suitable for everyday health benefits and maintaining general wellbeing. They're perfect for use in the kitchen or in your skincare routine.

  • UMF™ 10+ to 15+: A medium-strength honey offering more potent health and immune-boosting benefits. It's excellent for digestion, as well as topical application on minor wounds and skin irritations.

  • UMF™ 15+ to 28+: These are high strength manuka honeys with pronounced therapeutic properties. They're suitable for treating more severe skin conditions, infections and providing a significant immune system boost.

Lastly, always ensure that the manuka honey you choose is raw, unpasteurised, and originates from New Zealand.

This way, you'll give your mum the finest quality manuka honey with all its natural benefits.

Personal Touches to Make Your Manuka Honey Gift Extra Special

To make your manuka honey gift truly unique and memorable, we've put together some personal touches you can add.

1) Gift her a personalised manuka honey spoon

Our manuka honey spoons are engraved, but why not buy one for your mum and add her name, or a message, to the back of it?

Wood engraving services are usually quite easy to find online or in local shopping malls.

2) Print her recipe cards to try with her manuka honey

In our blog, 176 Ways to Use Manuka Honey, we provide a lot of recipes and ideas for our customers to try.

It covers everything from food to skin and haircare, with all the information and ingredients needed. All you have to do is choose a few you think she’ll like and print them on nice paper!

3) Make something with the honey for her

Or, why not go the extra mile?

Perhaps you could make one of our recipes for your mum like the manuka honey body butter, a sumptuous face mask, or invigorating lip scrub.

Incorporating these personal touches will not only show your appreciation for your mother, but it will also demonstrate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

Manuka honey is already a lovely gift on its own, but adding these extras will truly make it a memorable and special Mother's Day present.

Where to Buy Authentic Manuka Honey

Our manuka honey is sourced directly from some of the best beekeepers in New Zealand and is independently tested to ensure its authenticity and purity.

With a wide range of grades and strengths available, you can choose the perfect jar of manuka honey to suit your mum's taste and needs.

Plus, with our commitment to sustainable beekeeping practices and the environment, you can feel good about supporting a company that cares.

Treat your mum to the gift of manuka honey from New Zealand Honey Co this Mother's Day and show her just how much she means to you.

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