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Eleven Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back

What better gift to give for Mother’s Day than a gift than one that gives back? Here, you’ll find eleven beautiful, unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that will do more than make mama happy – they make the world a better place. Each gift supports charity, from jewelry handmade with recycled paper by women in Uganda to a stylish tote bag that will cover one year’s tuition for a child in Haiti.


  • Organic Bouquet Gerbera Daisies 1 of 11
    Organic Bouquet Gerbera Daisies
    Organic Bouquet's beautiful flowers are sustainably grown and come in biodegradable packaging - and, with some bouquets, 5% of each purchase goes to a specific charity. These cheerful gerbera daisies support the National Wildlife Federation. Get it here
  • Raven + Lily Elsabet Double Silver Tube Necklace 2 of 11
    Raven + Lily Elsabet Double Silver Tube Necklace
    All of Raven + Lily's products - from gorgeous jewelry to candles - are hand-made and eco-friendly, and provide women around the world with fair wages and supports to break the cycle of poverty. This necklace is made in Ethiopa, where Raven + Lily works to empower HIV-postive women, and also provides school scholarships for children and micro-enterprise training. Get it here
  • Warby Parker Madison Sunglasses 3 of 11
    Warby Parker Madison Sunglasses
    A cherry red pair of sunglasses are perfect for summer, and, with each purchase, Warby Parker partners with nonprofits around the world to provide access to glasses around the world. Over 250,000 pairs have been distributed so far with nonprofit partner Vision Spring. Get it here
  • Out of Print Clothing Charlotte’s Web Te 4 of 11
    Out of Print Clothing Charlotte's Web Te
    Begood only stocks items that give back, like these tees by Out of Print Clothing. The shirts feature artwork from classic books, and each purchase provides one book to a community in need and supports children's literacy. Get it here
  • Global Giving Charitable Gift Card 5 of 11
    Global Giving Charitable Gift Card
    By giving a charitable gift card through Global Giving, the mothers in your life can then make a donation to a charity of their choice, from disaster recovery to organizations providing access to education around the world. Global Giving makes it easy - simply buy a card, print it at home, and set it right next to the homemade pancakes on that breakfast in bed tray. Since 2002, Global Giving has raised $83,329,149 for charity. Get it here
  • Apolis Garden Bag 6 of 11
    Apolis Garden Bag
    This bag would make a great gift, stocked with a pair of new gardening gloves and a spade - or can be used for summer picnics. A co-op of women artisans in Bangladesh create the jute exterior out of locally harvested materials. Get it here
  • Punjammies Nanu Pants 7 of 11
    Punjammies Nanu Pants
    Punjammies are created by women in India who've escaped from forced prostitution, and now live in holistic after-care facilities that provide medical care, education, and other supports to move forward. These Nanu pants are comfortable for lounging during breakfast in bed, with a cheery floral print on red cotton. All profit from each purchase goes back to support advocacy efforts and women in India. Get it here
  • Ergo Designer Collection Baby Carrier in Umba Solid 8 of 11
    Ergo Designer Collection Baby Carrier in Umba Solid
    New mothers need something stylish to tote around their wee babe. Created with a pattern designed by a mother in Togo, 10% of the sales of this Ergo carrier will benefit Every Mother Counts, the organization founded by Christ Turlington Burns to promote maternal health around the world. Get it here
  • Women’s Bean Project Chocoholic Basket 9 of 11
    Women's Bean Project Chocoholic Basket
    Women's Bean Project transforms women's lives in Denver through employment training and support. The products created by women in their employment training programs range from jewelry to soup mixes, and all the profit from your purchase goes right back to support the organization. This Chocoholic Basket includes brownie mix, chocolate covered espresso beans, and other goodies. It's an easy way to send some Mother's Day love across the country, pre-bundled. Get it here
  • Bead for Life Moyo Five Strand Necklace 10 of 11
    Bead for Life Moyo Five Strand Necklace
    Made in Uganda, this recycled paper bead jewelry provides a steady income stream for women working to lift their families out of poverty. All come in a variety of colors, like the necklace shown here. Last year, Bead for Life worked with over 1400 women in Uganda. Get it here
  • ESPEROS Printed Tote 11 of 11
    ESPEROS Printed Tote
    Each ESPEROS bag sold provides one child in Haiti with one year's worth of tuition for school. The Printed Tote, shown here in olive, is a durable, stylish every day bag. Get it here

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