Gifts That Give Back For Mom
With the arrival of springtime comes Mother's Day just around the corner! It is the perfect time to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives who love and care for us with no reservation. Each gift below is thoughtfully designed and crafted with care, giving back to not only your mum—but also to communities both local and global. The list was curated with self care in mind, for the mama who deserves a little time to herself.
1. Jasmine Blush Necklace | Purpose Jewelry
The Good Trade Partner
Adorn your mother this year with this necklace from Purpose Jewelry. 100% of the proceeds from each purchase goes to International Sanctuary, a nonprofit working to support and uplift women who are escaping human trafficking by providing employment, education, health care, and counseling.
Shop Online | $24
2. Organic Slip | Brook There
The Good Trade Partner
Perfect for Sunday breakfast-in-bed, this cozy organic slip in delicate pink is an everyday luxury perfect for lounging around in. All of Brook There’s GOTS-certified organic cotton garments are milled, cut, and sewn in the USA, so your purchase supports local economies close to home.
Shop Online | $66
3. Hibiscus Soaking Salt | The Little Market
This bathtime treat from The Little Market is hand-blended from hibiscus petals, natural freesia oil, and pink Himalayan sea salt. This soaking salt is made by women at Bright Endeavors, an organization that is lighting the way out of poverty for young mothers by teaching them to craft products in a supportive, professional, and flexible environment.
Shop Online | $18
4. Lexi Bag | Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat’s vegan bags are a long-lasting and functional gift your mom will use for years to come. Matt & Nat makes their products in safe, accountable factories, and seek to use recycled and sustainable materials whenever possible—the lining of this bag is made from recycled plastic water bottles!
Shop Online | $150
5. Every Mother Counts Orange Roses | Farmgirl Flowers
This orange rose bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers takes the traditional mother’s day bouquet a step further: a portion of this purchase benefits Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. Plus, Farmgirl Flowers sources primarily from USA growers, and only international growers that meet their fair workplace standards.
Shop Online | $78
6. Subscription Box | LOVE GOODLY
LOVE GOODLY is changing the game for subscription boxes. Every other month, your mother will receive a box of nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty, skincare, home, and/or style products for her to discover new favorites. You can even buy individual boxes! If she finds something she loves, LOVE GOODLY has an online marketplace to shop all the products in their boxes.
Shop Online | Starting at $29.95
7. Aziza Throw Blanket | Raven & Lily
This Moroccan cotton throw blanket is hand woven by women artisans in a fair trade environment in Marrakesh. Raven & Lily donates 10% of each purchase in this collection to Project Soar, an after-school program providing academic support, life skills mentorship and leadership coaching for girls so they can further their education.
Shop Online | $98
8. Valencia Candle | Prosperity Candle
Prosperity Candle’s poured-to-order essential oil-scented candles make for a classic Mother’s Day gift—plus, they give back! This social enterprise supports and employs women refugees and artisans who are building a brighter future for themselves and their families through candle-making. When the candle has burned down, the gorgeous vessel is designed to be washed and reused.
Shop Online | $30
9. City Slippers | Mohinders
Mohinders slippers are perfect to keep by the door for quick errands or to pop out for a quick meet-up with friends. They’re made from vegetable-tanned leather by fairly-paid artisans in India, and are designed to last a lifetime using traditional artisanal techniques.
Shop Online | $145
10. Kyra Earrings | Akola
These lightweight raffia earrings are elegant and playful! 100% of the revenues from these earrings go towards employing, training, and empowerment of the women in Uganda who made them. Akola trains mothers to create jewelry and gain steady income so they can provide for their families, and also offers a flexible and supportive work environment.
Shop Online | $28
11. Share: The Cookbook That Celebrates Our Common Humanity
For the mother with a culinary penchant, this cookbook features recipes from chefs, humanitarians, and women in countries that Women For Women International operates. 100% of the publisher’s profits go towards supporting Women For Women International’s efforts in helping marginalized women in conflict areas rebuild their lives.
Shop Online | $22
12. Sweet Orange Papaya Body Scrub | Meow Meow Tweet
Encourage a little self-care with this body scrub from Meow Meow Tweet. This natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare company includes organic and fair trade ingredients in their products, and prides itself in their transparent practices. We love their bright and playful packaging, and their dedication to giving back to organizations doing good in the world.
Shop Online | $32
13. Honey Bee Confections | Theo Chocolate
Remind your mother how sweet she is with this seven-piece confection box from Theo Chocolate! Each piece is made with raw honey from The Urban Bee Company, an organization that’s helping preserve bee health through community education. Plus, Theo is dedicated to using organic and fair trade ingredients, so these treats will help fairly employ people around the world.
Shop Online | $14
14. Ela Robe | Sudara
This watercolor-inspired robe from Sudara will be a loungewear staple in every season. Sudara is dedicated to empowering women survivors of sex trafficking through safe, living-wage employment, and many of the women they’ve employed and trained have moved on to start their own businesses.
Shop Online | $79
15. Color Changing Lipstick | Blush & Whimsy
Blush & Whimsy’s showstopping lipstick changes color based on skin temperature and pH, so you don’t have to worry about choosing the right color! Plus, Blush & Whimsy is paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and is crafted by people with Downs Syndrome, ALS, disabled veterans, and elderly people in the USA in a fair, supportive work environment.
Shop Online | $22