I love gifts that give back and I am always looking for new companies with a unique mission. It’s nice to give someone a gift that provides a living wage for the person whose hands made it, or purchase from a company that sets aside a portion of the proceeds for charity. Handmade products have a special feel about them and I love learning about artisans around the world that have made the products. If you are not sure what to get for a special woman in your life, especially with Mother’s Day approaching, here are a few of my favorite picks.
JOYN sells beautiful handmade, eco-friendly items made by artisans in India. My current favorite print is the birds print on this crossbody bag, but I think I would love any of them. I have a JOYN clutch and receive tons of compliments. Pick out a bag that suits the style of your mom or special woman in your life and let the bag tell a story of empowering another person across the ocean.
A blanket is always a great gift. This company gives a blanket to a homeless shelter for each one purchased, the best part is the blanket is sent to a shelter near you. Great quality blankets with a beautiful mission.
Thistle Farms provides a stable income to men and women overcoming addiction, trafficking and abuse. Your purchase helps individuals with a new beginning after challenging life circumstances. This soap and lotion gift set comes with a great message; Love heals.
Fair Trade Friday subscription boxes, start at $11.99 a month
If you have a loved one far away, a subscription box is a great monthly reminder that you are thinking of them. Fair Trade Friday has great options from ear ring club of the month to a box full of curated fair trade goodies. I’ve learned about new fair trade products through the boxes. Seeing a person’s name and knowing that they are paid a living wage for their work, makes the products even more special.
I love the premise of this company. All candles are made in the USA and for each candle purchased, Bridgewater Candles purchases a meal for a child in an orphanage. Light a candle, feed a child. Any one of the candles in the Sweet Grace Collection would make a wonderful gift.
What are your favorite gifts to give for mother’s day?