A Dozen Do-Good Mother’s Day Gifts
Lovely for Mom, Support for Others
Mother’s Day is coming fast and dear mother deserves a thoughtful gift. Always doing things for her family and others, we’ve rounded up a dozen ways to celebrate and thank mom with gifts that give back supporting charitable organizations and causes. So now you can give her something nice while being kind to someone in need.
Gold like honey, this honeycomb necklace of hand-blown glass beads made by women artisans in Rwanda delivers style and opportunity. Each Sky Necklace purchase provides a year of education for the artisan.
Crafted from upcycled aluminum ring-pulls, this chic bag is handmade by women artisans from the Purple Community Fund in Manila. Income from their crafts help support their families and strengthen their communities.
Punjammies® loungewear is incredibly comfortable to sleep in and so beautifully made they can be easily worn as stylish casualwear. Crafted by women in India who are at high risk or survivors of human trafficking, each purchase invests in skill training and the creation of jobs through the Sudara charitable organization.
Reminiscent of a heady summer day in the citrus groves of Italy, GIVESCENT’s signature roll-on fragrance has undernotes of spicy vanilla and sweet almond. Made of pure oils in New York City, a percentage of every purchase funds Women for Women International, which supports female survivors of war with resources and tools to become self-sufficient.
Mom will spend all summer in these stone –enhanced, popular Fibi and Clo Cascade sandals. Fibi and Clo provides sandals, funding and volunteer time to domestic abuse shelters across Texas.
Mom will be wrapped in luxury with this cobalt blue silk scarf. Ideal for travel or as a bright accessory, this sumptuous scarf is made in Afghanistan by a master silk weaver. Each Far + Wide Collective item supports fair trade artisans in emerging economies in the international market by building sustainable community programs.
Made with non-GMO, USA-sourced soy wax, this lavender-scented candle will do more than bring mom fragrant relaxation. Hand in Hand will donate one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in need in developing worlds.
Poolside or windy days will have mom all cute with this peachy, knit, floral turban. One size fits children, or grandbabies as well as adults, if she likes matching her loved ones. For every turban sold, Headbands of Hope donates a turban to a child with cancer.
These fair-trade, silk, eye masks make beautiful and practical gifts for the jet-setting, glamorous mom. Made by hand in Jaipur, India, a percentage of profits support the Jeevan Jyothi AIDS Centre in Theni and Focus Ireland, a charity that works to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness.
Full of gourmet candy, this leather-handled trunk with brass corners is perfect for the mom with a sweet tooth. After the sweets are gone, it makes a lasting keepsake for storing baubles. Sugarfina provides a percentage of profits to KIVA, an organization committed to alleviating poverty around the globe.
Just the right size to slip into a beach bag or make a fun pop of color on the back of a chair for a handy lightweight wrap, Siestas for Fiestas, Cambaya artisan textiles will brighten your day. Each blanket purchased provides a hot Christmas dinner to impoverished families in Cancun, Mexico.
Mom might get mistaken for a celebrity with these made in the shade, cool, sunglasses. The modernly-shaped Sphinx-04 is cat-eyed, with crystal frames and glitzy, red-orange, glass lenses. Westward Leading donates 25% of each pair of glasses purchased to the United Nations Fund.
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