Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Honor Mom with a Gift That Empowers Women

Given the groundswell of organizations creating meaningful gifts for conscious consumers, we thought it was time to highlight some of our favorite gifts from like-minded organizations. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re focusing on products that empower women.

Here are some of our favorite gift choices for Mother’s Day this year. We have a look and product for every Mom with this diverse collection. Why not pamper a Mom in your life with a special gift that also empowers women? It’s a win-win.

Prosperity Candle’s Global Sisters Candle Set

We’re proud to be partnering with Women for Women International in Iraq to empower women entrepreneurs. To honor and recognize the importance of women connecting throughout the globe to create the change, we have paired two pillar candles in a beautiful gift box. The candles are made by Women for Women graduates in Iraq AND 10% of each gift set goes to support Women for Women International.

honoring global connections between women and gifts that give back, this gift set empowers women in iraq and makes a charitable gift to women for women international

Proxy Apparel’s Signature Hummingbird Bracelet

An elegant gift for Mom, Proxy’s Signature Hummingbird bracelet is handcrafted with fresh water green pearls and a unique hummingbird closure. Made by a fair trade, women’s cooperative in Guatemala.

A fair trade, sustainable mother's day gift that empowers women and give back

FEED Projects’ FEED 10 Pouch

Designed by Lauren Bush, this FEED 10 Pouch is made to be used as a clutch, makeup case, or pencil holder. It’s the perfect carryall on the go! Each pouch provides food and job skill training to 10 women, through the United Nation World Food Programme’s Food for Assets program.

FEED Projects - founded by Lauren Bush - features this bag which supports women's education and economic empowerment with the UN - a great mother's day gift that gives back

Nest’s Naema Necklace

Working with a cooperative of women in Morocco, Nest has helped them turn their traditional buttons (usually adorning head scarves) into necklaces. Each button is handcrafted and then strung into long strands, perfect for doubling. Each piece is slightly unique reminding us of the hands, hearts and creative energy behind each one.

A Moroccan necklace that makes a perfect Mother's Day gift that gives back - give Mom a meaningful gift that empowers women & contributes to charity

Proud Mary’s Mojave Dinner Napkins

These pastel, triangle patterned “Mojave” Dinner Napkins are made entirely by hand, by women, and make a meaningful Mother’s Day gift.  The fabric is printed using potatoes by a group of artisans operating outside of Cape Town and then sewn by a local, Charleston, S.C. quilter.

A beautiful Mother's Day gift of hand-sewn and hand-printed dinner napkins made by women in South Africa and South Carolina - empower women with this gift!

MoJo’s Momtrepreneur Coin Purse

This beautiful flowering coin purse was designed by Momtrepreneur Cyrahn, who will profit from the sale of the purse.  She lives in Lowell, MA and works with Mothers and Jobs. The coin purse is made of Italian wool, and is a fun addition to any handbag.

a coin purse made by a mom entrepreneur - a perfect Mother's Day charitable gift that gives back

ARZU STUDIO HOPE’S Peace Cord

A new project from ARZU STUDIO HOPE, these Peace Cord bracelets are handmade by women in Afghanistan from parachute cord and military uniform buttons. Each Peace Cord bracelet signifies another link toward peace. All proceeds fund projects that empower women and support U.S. troops helping to rebuild the war-torn country.

a gift that empowers women in afghanistan and supports military families and troops in the U.S. - choose a gift that gives back for Mother's Day!

Women’s Peace Collection’s Silk Bag of Happiness

These charming draw string silk purses are crafted by a woman’s cooperative on the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam. Each is distinctively designed with tiny flower blossoms both on the silk fabric and the handles.

a beautiful Mother's Day gift that empowers women in Vietnam. A great gift to show your love to Mom this year!


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