Your mom is a superstar. She was never squeamish when you skinned your knee. She sent you cards to heal a broken heart (or just because). She gave you her secret recipes and secrets to success, and showed you how to be the awesome lady you are.
Seems pretty obvious that your mama dearest likes to lend a helping hand, so what better way to show you appreciate all she does, than by helping her chip in for another woman in need?
Our friends at Styleite have sourced eight items that’ll spoil your mom like the queen she is, while supporting a charity that helps uplift women around the world. Philosophy partnered with Look Good Feel Better to help cancer patients deal with the challenges of a changing appearance while receiving treatment. SAME SKY is a fair trade jewelry company that teaches women artisans living with HIV/AIDS creative skills to bring joy to their days, and help them support themselves and their families.
If you have one of those amazing moms who took you to volunteer at a soup kitchen as a kid, or even if she just got the gum out of your hair enough times to earn the title of "saint," she’d probably love the thought of any one of these giving-back gifts.
Studio Samuel Ladder Necklace
This jewelry-line-cum-philanthropy org sources materials from Beza Entoto Outreach in Ethiopia, a co-op that provides life skills, medical care, and fair wages to its staff living with HIV and AIDS. They also happen to make classic-looking jewelry like this Ladder Necklace ($40). Did we mention it’s mande out of melted bullet casings? Whoa.
Gaiam Bird's Nest Earrings
No, we’re not suggesting you buy mom yet another yoga mat. Betcha didn’t know Gaiam sold clothing and accessories too. These Bird’s Nest earrings ($24) are handmade by female fair trade artisans in Northern India, and the proceeds benefit their local community and schools. Include a cheeky card about how you finally flew the nest and voila — a cute and caring gift for mom.
Philosophy Graceful Journey Set
Philosophy partnered with Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps women fighting cancer deal with the hardships of the physical changes they have to face. When put in the same sentence as a terrible disease, hair loss may not feel like a big deal, but the loss of identity that comes with it can certainly hurt. Make sure your mom feels her best with this sweet-smelling shower set ($25) that comes with inspirational notes to put a pep in her step every day.