Below find meaningful gifts for women that give back, perfect for Mother's Day and year round. Purchase a handmade gift for your mother which will create a dignified job for another mother; allowing her to feed, clothe and send her children to school!.
(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice. If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)
An ethical Hawaiian boutique. They offer beautiful apparel and accessories which would make perfect gifts for the woman who loves the beach!
(Get 10% off with the code: LEEANNEMCCOY.)
Prices: $16 - $145
Creates "artisan jobs for North Carolina women living at high risk for sex and labor trafficking and vulnerable to food and housing insecurities." They offer beautiful accessories for women, made in the USA.
Prices: $22 - $78
Designed for Joy
"A faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." Their gorgeous fair trade 100% silk pashminas make beautiful gifts.
Prices: $50 - $70
Their mission is "to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business." They offer a beautiful collection of gifts for women, including everything from jewelry to candles to travel bags.
Prices: $10 - $215
Works with Haitians "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment." They sell gorgeous, hand-painted watercolor kimonos and scarves, which would make beautiful and unique gifts.
Prices: $38 - $88
"Recycled saris are re-imagined and hand-stitched in the kantha style by a woman impacted by human trafficking and the commercial sex trade." They offer beautiful bags and wallets for women.
Prices: $10 - $116
"Beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking." Check out their amazing jewelry collection to find beautiful and meaningful gifts or buy a Purpose gift card so she can shop for herself.
"Strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages." Their fair trade fouta towels would make a beautiful gift, as would any of their gorgeous kitchen linens.
Prices: $13 - $40
Education and More
"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage." They sell awesome fair trade gifts & home decor and cool jewelry in popular sports team colors, (perfect for the sports lover.)
100% of proceeds of their "World Changing Coffee" are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world. They offer fun coffee-themed gifts, including unique tumblers and tees, perfect gifts for the coffee drinker!. (Their "blessed" tumbler is on my Mother's Day wishlist!)
Prices: $20 - $40
On a mission "to rewrite the story of fast fashion." They make their women's apparel by custom order, eliminating fashion waste. They also offer gift cards.
Prices: $38 - $88
"Creative Christian apparel & lifestyle products." 10% of sales go to fight human trafficking. They sell ethically-made jewelry inspired by Scripture, with deep meaning behind each piece.
“A non-profit ministry, which empowers Kenyan people with the love of Christ by training and selling their handcrafted products.” They sell beautiful handmade gifts,
including eco-friendly wallets, made from recycled inner tubes.
Prices: $5 - $60
Grain of Rice Project
Offers products handmade by women in Cambodia, who would otherwise be at high risk for human trafficking. They offer beautiful jewelry and kimonos for women.
Prices: $12 - $52
"Partnering with Haitian artisans to create life-changing beauty." They sell beautiful jewelry created in Haiti.
Prices: $10 - $35
"Started with one simple goal... to come along side young women in the underserved community of San Pedro Sula with a sister's heart." their beautiful note cards are perfect for Mother's Day cards or give her the whole set as a gift.
Prices: $10 - $24
A Sister's Heart
“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They sell gorgeous woven fair trade Mother's Day Gifts
Prices: $12 - $77
For more Mother's Day gift ideas, check out this blog from Julie Godshall:
“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.” They sell handmade fair trade gifts for women, including alpaca gloves, garden decor, jewelry and more. (My mom loved the cardinal ornaments I bought for her so much they hang in her living room year round!)
Prices: $7 - $60
Partners for Just Trade
"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer a beautiful collection of meaningful fair trade gifts for women.
Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They offer a beautiful collection of jewelry and totes, ethically handmade in Haiti and Mexico (my mom and I got matching totes and love them!)
Prices: $9 - $58
Vi Bella Jewelry
"Restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia." Buy their incredible jewelry as a gift and help bring hope and a new life to these women! (I absolutely love my Starfish Project bracelet and I loved how it came beautifully packaged.) They also offer gift cards.
Prices: $19 - $116
"Weaving together business and discipleship" for women in Guatemala. For the mom who is a dog lover, they sell beautifully handwoven dog collars and dog leashes.
Prices: $16 - $25
Women of Hope Guatemala
“Handmade, Fair Trade goods empowering widows in India.” They sell beautiful fair trade scarves and bracelets, which are "deconstructing the stigma of widowhood."
"Built on the belief that giving job opportunities is the best way to provide HOPE for people in need." Their unique, fair trade terra cotta ceramic baking dishes, are handmade and wood-fire kiln dried in Brazil.
Prices: $18 - $48
"Born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work." They offer beautiful jewelry for women. and girls. Also check out their fun "Mommy + Me" jewelry sets.
Prices: $13 - $80
Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. Their beautiful handcrafted home goods and jewelry make excellent gifts.
Prices: $12 - $170
HUGG Mission Market
“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They sell beautiful gifts for women with beautiful stories behind them, including everything from bangles to hammocks! And they even offer gift cards.
Prices: $18 - $198
Their "primary goal is to create a fair trade marketplace for handmade home decor and jewelry." Their beautiful art prints and their scented candles, would both make awesome gifts.
Prices: $8 - $24
The Sparrow Studio
Works to provide “the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty." They offer handmade baskets, which would make beautiful gifts.
Prices: $30 - $55
Hands Producing Hope
Their "fair trade products are sewn in India by women who have made the brave choice to journey out of the sex trade and into freedom." Their beautiful totes and pouches also give back to human trafficking survivors in the U.S.
Prices: $20 - $30
Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries." They offer beautiful fair trade gifts. Each gift comes with the artisan's picture and story.
Prices: $8 - $44
Gifts With a Cause
WorldCrafts"develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They offer a large selection of meaningful fair trade gifts for women. and also check out their Mother's Day gift guide.
Prices: $6 - $90
They trade directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans. They offer delicious, award-winning chocolate gifts, perfect for the chocolate lover.
Prices: $8 - $140
“Together with women rescued from human trafficking, we create jewelry that carries their stories.” Their beautiful jewelry shines with the beauty of those stories.
Prices: $7 - $100
Their "mission is to provide a functional premium quality product, while also creating a positive impact in the world." For the mama who is tough as nails, you could give her their "Woman Up" t-shirt which is fair trade, organic, eco-friendly and made in the USA.
Sizes S - XL
“Exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians." They offer beautiful leather accessories for women, including totes, clutches, journals and Bibles, intentionally made in Haiti.
Prices: $6 - $220
Lazarus Artisan Goods
Also check out this blog post from The Honest Consumer:
Handcrafted pottery, made in the USA, which gives back one week of clean water through Water for Good. They sell Mother's Day gifts, including planters, vases and custom mugs and also custom bracelets, which make special gifts. (Every gift I give from MudLOVE is a hit!)
Prices: $10 - $44
"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell high quality fair trade Mother's Day gifts, including candles, gift baskets, tea sets and lots more! They also offer gift cards.
Prices: $18 - $128
"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." Their fair trade Mother's Day cards and gifts are handmade out of local African materials and are gorgeous.
Prices: $3 - $86
Amani Ya Juu
"Re-imagining apparel production in a way that honors and celebrates the people behind the clothing we buy." They offer a "Hug More Often" tees, perfect for Mother's Day, or you can buy her a custom monogrammed tee.
Prices: $33 - $46
"A market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work.”They sell a large collection of Haitian metal wall art, with fun and inspiring messages.
Prices: $8 - $56
Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade." They sell beautiful and meaningful apparel, jewelry and accesories for women.
Helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” They sell gorgeous, hand-knitted slipper socks for women. (Both my mom and mother-in-law loved these as a gift and I wear mine all the time!)
Prices: $18 - $30
"Orphan prevention through job creation." They sell beautiful, hammered metal wall art, handmade out of recycled oil drums by artisans in Haiti.
"Goods sourced ethically, traded fairly, and selected artfully.” They offer a huge selection of fair trade and sustainable mother's day gifts, including everything from fashion to accessories to home goods.
Prices: $16 - $500
"Karama alleviates poverty by restoring dignity through creative, purposeful work for artisans, beginning in Africa." They offer beautiful handmade gifts, including luxurious bath towels, jewelry, lip balm and Ethiopian leather bags. They also offer gift cards.
Prices: $6 - $285
"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." They sell beautiful, traditionally handwoven fair trade baskets, totes, kitchen linens and more.
Prices: $5 - $210
Sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer Mother's Day gift sets.
Trades of Hope
"For the girl who wants to live wildly free & change the world." They sell ethically-made apparel and jewelry
Prices: $28 - $110
Salt & Light Trading Co.
Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They offer an eclectic assortment of gifts for women, including everything from authentic Haitian coffee to hand painted scarves to leather totes and more! They also offer gift cards.
Prices: $12 - $225
2nd Story Goods
"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA!" They offer a beautiful collection of fair trade jewelry.
Prices: $12 - $40
Mango + Main
"Zel Haiti aims to alleviate the orphan crisis by providing sustainable, fair trade jobs for women." If your mother is a medical professional, you can buy her a gift certificate for their life-changing scrubs.