Mother's Day, Gifts that give
Mother's day is right around the corner. We all know that being a mother is the world's hardest job and this video proves it!Treat that amazing women in your life to gift that gives back. Here is our Mother's day shopping guide ~ 1) Noonday Collection - Lines and Stripes Bag $142- Noonday Collection pays their artisans living wages and supports adoptions through their trunk shows. 2.) Given Goods Co. - You are Beautiful print $30 - All products found on Given Goods Co. give back to make tangible social impacts. 3.) World Wildlife Fund - Really cute reusable bags - These bags are made of recycled material and can be yours for making a $50 donation to WWF. 4.) Far & Wide Collective - Yellow and Pink Basket $145- Far and Wide Collective uses fair trade principles to help connect artisans to international markets. 5.) Story Company - Yoga Bag $40 - Providing sustained employment to artisans in India 6.) Raven & Lily - Sweet Bangle Set $22 - Empowering marginalized women in India 7.) Sseko - T-strap sandals $74 - Provides employment to women to help them fund their college educations 8.) JOYN - Table runner $42 - Provides 9.) Krochet Kids - Love Tee $22 - Empowers people to rise above poverty by providing holistic economic development programs.
What if your mother truly doesn't need anything? Check out these options:1.) Give the gift of helping another become a mother in the midst of war and disaster. Check out the International Rescue Committee - Safe Delivery Kit 2.) Support local economies by giving your wife or mother a massage, pedicure, or spa day. She totally deserves it (please refer to video above if you are in doubt)!
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