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6 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back

Mothers Day gift ideas | 6 Thoughtful Gifts That Give Back

“Do unto others.” Is this a phrase you've heard from Mom often? Giving a gift that also gives back to others is a thoughtful way to treat her this Mother's Day.

Mothers Day gift ideas

Sophia Costas

These slightly sheer, generously sized 100% cotton scarves provide whimsy to your wardrobe and fair trade jobs to women in Nepal. Handcrafted and sustainably made. Shop Now

Mothers Day gift ideas  - Swell


Cold drinks stay cold for 24 hours, hot drinks stay hot for 12 with this chic insulated bottle. It rises to the top in both form and function making it perfect to take from the gym into the office. S’well donates 10% of proceeds to WaterAid, which provides sustainable access to clean water and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.  Shop Now

Mothers Day gift ideas  - Haiti Projects

Haiti Projects

The Sewing Cooperative is a program of Haiti Projects, Inc, an organization that supports the economic livelihood of the people of Fonds des Blancs, Haiti. These sleeveless, white cotton, nightgown are hand-embroidered and perfect for Mom.   Shop Now

Toockies - Mothers Day gift ideas


Made to use in the bathroom as a personal wash and scrub cloth, these hand knit clothes are made by women in Nababpur, India, in fair-trade conditions.  Shop Now

Lalabu - Mothers Day gift ideas


Designed for moms who want the intimacy of a wrap without the complexity, the simple pouch securely calms your child while the built-in nursing bra offers convenient everyday wear. One dollar of each sale of Lalabu is donated to African women through a non-profit organization called KIVA.  Shop Now

Mothers Day gift ideas  - WakaWaka


The WakaWaka Power+ is a rugged, ultra efficient solar lamp and charger beautifully designed to work for everyone. It provides up to 150 hours of bright LED light on a single charge from the sun. It also can fully charge smartphones, cameras, and other gear via USB ports.For every light purchased, another is subsidized in places where electric power isn’t an option.   Shop Now

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  • Arunkarthick Says:

    You have done a great job! Nice article with all info! I just love it.

  • Christine Says:

    If I purchase a WakaWaka, how does it give back to the people in Nigeria?

  • Francia Says:

    good ideas

  • Tori Says:

    Hi Christine, great question. For every light purchased, another is subsidized in places where electric power isn’t an option. With safe, low-cost light, more families will be able to read, study, work and socialize after the sun sets.

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