Top Five Socially Conscious Gift Ideas

For all the Moms in your life.

A lot of the values I have were passed down to me by my mother. Be kind, be fair, be yourself. She taught me to dress myself (no matter how questionable my creative clothing combinations), make good food choices (but still enjoy dessert) and to read a LOT. If you’re like me, you probably don’t tell the mom’s in your life how much you love and appreciate them enough. So while once a year gifts hardly compensate for that, it’s a great place to start! What better gift to choose than one that shows you care for the world around you as much as you do your own world. Remember that Mother’s Day gifts are not just for your own mom, but wives, sisters, grandmas, mother-in-laws and mom friends!

1) Simple Elegance for the busy mom. She wants an effortless look for work or play.

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Threads Worldwide – Imja Earrings $34

“Handcrafted from sterling silver at a family run business in Nepal, these artisans have been able to improve their lives through education, specifically, learning to operate computers.”

2) Complete package for the one who raised you right.

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Sseko Designs – Mother’s Day Gift Package $74.99

Love Piece Bracelet, Gold and White Moon Clutch, Sunrise Print

“In addition to generating revenue that helps further our mission to educate and empower women in Uganda, every exquisitely crafted Sseko product is helping to end the cycle of poverty by creating dignified jobs and sustainable economic opportunity across Africa.”

3) Ethical pearls for an evening out or to dress up jeans. Great for your sister or mom friends!

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31 Bits – The Dreamer Necklace $48

“She’s a star-gazer and day-dreamer, seeing endless possibilities everywhere she goes. Her utopian world is complete with airy accessories as captivating as her thoughts. Three strands of gold accent beads cascade into colorful paper beads, creating the lightweight and flowy Dreamer necklace. Available in Cream, Black, Multi, Mint, and Cream/Gold.”

4) For the mom on the go. Know anyone with toddlers?!

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Inkaas Global Footwear – Patagonia Jogger $89

Handcrafted leather sneakers.
Cut, sewn & stitched by hand in Mexico.

A tree planted for every purchase.

“Where land ends and the sea joins the sky in the southernmost point of South America, Patagonia is a land who’s beauty is too vast to be contained.”

5) Your mother in law will like you better than her son when you gift her this pretty and practical gem!

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Better Life Bags – Brynnda Bag $192

Teal Herringbone and Floral Print

100% genuine leather flap, sides, bottom, and strap.
Flap closes with a silver, high quality lobster clasp.
Inside lining is a strong natural canvas

“We are small (yet mighty) manufacturing team that hand cuts and hand sews every order that comes through our shop. We hire intentionally from our under-resourced neighborhoods of Hamtramck and Detroit to give women a chance to learn a new skill and make an income for their families.”

No matter who you’re gifting or what you gift, make sure it’s given with love! Happy Mother’s Day!