This Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day. Be intentional about unplugging from social media to be fully present for your mom. The gift of time, kindness and appreciation are priceless. Take the time to write her a heartfelt note of gratitude.
You can make everyday an opportunity to let a woman who has inspired and helped you in your life by feeling special. Surprise her for no reason with a thoughtful kind gesture or a gift that keeps on giving on a day other than her birthday or special occasion. Below are my top five gifts that give back!
Buy: In Person or Online at lushusa.com
Price: $7.95 (1.7 oz) or $27.95 (8.4oz)
Highlights: Hydrating, easily absorbable, freshly scented
Ingredients: Shea and coco butter and essential oils. Great for all women especially those who have sensitive skin and are allergic to many products.
Gives Back: environmental conversation, human rights, animal welfare. (100 percent of sales minus taxes are donated). The top of every pot has a photo with description so you know where your donation is going. Read more about it here.
Buy: In stores or online at Nordstrom, S’well, Numerous Locations
Price: Bottles- $35 (17oz) // Cleaning Bottle Brush: $20 // Personalize it with max 10 characters for additional cost
Highlights: multiple stylish colors and patterns in sleek and stylish designs. The stainless steel reusable bottle helps keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours
Gives back: S’well supports UNICEF’s water programs to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world. Help “reduce single-use plastic consumption worldwide. “
Buy: In Person or Online at Nordstrom, Adornia
Description: Spread the love everywhere you go in this delicate lariat necklace. 23″ length; 1/2″ pendant drop with toggle closure. loop the L through the O twice to secure necklace.
Highlights: modern, minimalistic. Three finishes-rose gold, gold and silver
For the mom that likes clean lines and nothing fussy or with bling.
Gives Back: Adornia donates 10 percent of net profits to female empowerment.
Where to Buy: In Person or Online at The Little Market
Price: Purposefull Totes $12 (Small), $14 (Medium), $16 (Large)
Price: Candles $34, $40+ // Personalize: +$6 // Total Custom Candles (picking scent and message): $44
Highlights: A perfect pairing. Give mom or a special someone in your life a personalized candle with their name or message and wrap it in a lovely bag. Reusable handmade bag is water-resistant and a gift that keeps on giving. Choose from three sizes and black or white ink to find your perfect tote.
Gives Back: The totes are made in Bangladesh by artisan women using sustainable jute fabric, candles are made in the United States by refugee women. Each purchase empowers artisans ar CORR – The Jute Works in Bangladesh or Prosperity Candle.
Where to Buy: For UNICEF Donations: market.unicefUSA.org
Description & Highlights: send an e-card and a giving gift that honors mothers with hope and inspiration for children in need. Find a gift that gives back, dedicate it with a custom e-greeting and have UNICEF send the card to your loved one and the charity gift to the children who need it the most. I like that you can shop by cause such as nutrition, child health, education or a mother’s day gift basket. You can find lifesaving gift starting at $8!
Giving Back: Celebrating the strength of all mothers! Read each description to see what your gift supports.
Where to Buy: White House Black Market stores or online // If you are interested in just making a donation: Online charitable giving page
Description & Highlights: White House Black Market has partnered with the non- profit Habitat for Humanity! You can give the gift of style and feel good that you are helping support families in building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. I love that you can send an e-gift card too!
Giving Back: Purchase a WHBM giftcard for $25 + and WHBM will donate $5.00 to Habitat for Humanity from 04/1/19- 05/31/19.
Share and Do Good Store– OC (Fullerton)
A small gem in downtown Fullerton filled with gifts for the home, greeting cards, clothing, jewelry that give back. Items are lovingly handcrafted by women who are survivors of sex trafficking, slavery and situations that you can help rise out of poverty etc.
Address :122 N Harbor Blvd #109, Fullerton, CA 92832
The Little Market – LA (Pacific Palisades)
Founded by actress and entrepreneur Lauren Conrad. A Nonprofit that empowers female artisans around the world. Support survivors of trafficking and abuse by shopping their curated collections.
Address: 1010 N Swarthmore Ave ste 5-102, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
I had fun shopping for gifts that give back in this printed chiffon tiered dress by B Darlin from Macy’s. The dress can be either super casual or perfect to go out for lunch depending on your shoes and accessories. Put on a straw hat and tennis shoes or low heeled sandals and you are good to go out for a busy day. For a dressier look put on some heels and some jewelry. Macy’s has excellent sales and promotions. This dress was purchased on sale plus an extra 30 percent off. Right now the dress is originally $59 but with their special offers it is $ 29.99.