Gifts for Women that Give Back

Mother's Day​


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.)

Vi Bella Jewelry: Creating "a beautiful life" for artisans in Haiti and Mexico
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer a gorgeous selection of home decor, gifts and accessories,

too much to list it all. (My mom loved the cardinal pillows I ordered for her!)

Use the code: 

ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order.

Prices: $5 -$394

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Persona Grata Goods

"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!" They offer incredible kitchen towels and napkins, made in the USA by refugee moms.​​  (I love my coffee shop fingertip towels--they are beautiful and super absorbent.)​

Prices: $11 - $24

Elegantees Mommy + Me matching dresses.j

Provides hope "to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal." 

They sell truly elegant women's tops and dresses and also adorable Mommy + Me sets! (My girls and I love our matching Elegantees tops!)​ They also offer gift cards.

Prices: $19 - $84 Petite Macrame Wall Hanging.

"Giving the gift of life transformation" through Mission of Hope in Haiti. They sell beautifully-made gifts including home decor and jewelry.​

Prices: $12 - $68

Amani Ya Juu bird pillow. Fair trade Mother's Day gifts.
Amani Ya Juu

"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. (I frequently buy my mom gifts from Amani and she loves them!)

Prices: $3 - $86

Designed for Joy Saddle Crossbody Bag.
Designed for Joy

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 - $178

Market Haiti coffee and Jesus metal wall art.
Market Haiti

"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

Vi Bella Jewelry Paradise tote.
Vi Bella Jewelry

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

Elisha C kimono. Hand painted in Haiti.
Elisha C.

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

Sari Bari bucket bag. Handmade in India from upcycle saris by women impacted by human trafficking.
Sari Bari

"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

Purpose Jewelry Restore Necklace. Handcrafted by survivors of human trafficking.
Purpose Jewelry

"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.

Prices: $20 - $81

31 Bits Mama Bird Necklace.
31 Bits

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. They offer beautiful Mother's Day jewelry, including custom charm necklaces, and their gift cards also make an awesome gift.

Prices: $22 - $58

Education and more fouta towels. Fair trade and handmade in Guatemala.
Education and More

"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

Papillon Grandma mug. Handmade and fair trade.

"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.

Prices: $6 - $68

Eternal Threads Pressed Flower Set. Fair trade photo frames, gift bags and cards made out of handmade paper and pressed flowers by women in Madagascar.
Eternal Threads

“'Weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking."  They offer fair trade gifts, including pressed flower photo frames, gift bags and cards, (I bought all three for the perfect Mother's Day gift!), jewelry, and accessories.  They also offer gift certificates.

Price: $2 - $42

Shop With a Mission Mother of Pearl earrings.
Shop With a Mission

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." 

They sell beautiful fair trade accessories for Mother's Day. They also offer gorgeous brocade gift bags and gift cards.

Prices: $10 - $75

Three Avocados coffee tumblers.
Three Avocados

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

Trove skirt. Sustainably and ethically made.

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

139Made Esther earrings. Ethically made earrings inspired by Scripture, which give back to fight human trafficking.

"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.

Prices: $15 - $28

Renew Project Alham foldover clutch. Made in USA by refugee women.

"Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." They sell beautiful totes, clutches, table runners and more, made in the USA from upcycled fabric.

Prices: $22 - $102

Grain of Rice Project eco-friendly wallet. Made in Africa from recycled inner tubes.
Grain of Rice Project

“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

Landmine Design necklace. Ethically handmade.
Landmine Design

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

Haiti's Jewels clear drop earrings. Made by artisans in Haiti.
Haiti's Jewels

"Partnering with Haitian artisans to create life-changing beauty." They sell beautiful jewelry created in Haiti.

Prices: $10 - $35

Rosie's Boutique I Got It From My Mama Handmade Greeting Card for Mother's Day
Rosie's Boutique

“Rosie's greeting cards exists to create jobs for mamas in Haiti."  Their hand-embroidered greeting cards are perfect for Mother's Day.

Prices: $3 - $10

Azizi Life handwoven fair trade trivet, made in Rwanda.
Azizi Life

“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

Fair Trade Moms Day Gifts from Dunitz Jewelry.
Dunitz & Company

For more gift ideas, check out this guide:

"Fair Trade Gifts Perfect for Mom"


from Dunitz & Company.

WorldCrafts Mother's Day Gift Guide. Fair trade gifts that are making a difference.

For yet more ideas, check out:

WorldCrafts Mother's Day Gift Guide,


which includes a free downloadable Mother's Day card.

Mercy House Strength and Dignity Proverbs Fair Trade Bracelet Gift for Women
Mercy House

"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.

Prices: $4 - $32

Sak Saum Nina Bag
Sak Saum

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They offer beautifully-crafted apparel and accessories for women.  (My mom, sister and I all love the stuff we have bought from Sak Saum!) and they also offer gift cards.

Prices: $6 - $50

Dunitz & Co. Images of Art Earrings. Fair Trade and made in Guatemala.
Dunitz & Company

They sell amazing, fair trade jewelry, handcrafted in Guatemala.  Also, check out their Mother's Day gift guide.

(Use the code: CHANGEWAY to get 10% off your purchase!)

Prices: $12 - $85

Noonday Collection Mother's Day necklaces.

They "design and sell an inspired collection of
jewelry and accessories made by Artisans across the globe." Check out the great video below from Julie Godshall, a Noonday Ambassador, with "Meaningful and Fair Trade Mother's Day Gifts"! If you can't decide, you can also buy a Noonday gift card!

Prices: $16 - $298

Starfish necklace from Naupaka, an ethical Hawaiian boutique.

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

Ten Thousand Villages Mom & Daughter Bracelet Set Fair Trade.
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946. They offer unique fair trade gift ideas for mom, and you can also browse their cool gift guide to find gifts that fit specific interests.

Prices: $6 - $125

Freedom's Promise lemon silk pashmina. Fair trade and handmade in Cambodia.
Freedom's Promise

"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

Amma's Umma Mother's Day card. Made in the USA and gives back to fund adoptions.
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They sell Mother's Day cards and their beautiful journaling Bibles would make a special gift to go along with the card.

Prices: $5 - $65

Starfish Project tassel earrings.
Starfish Project

"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

Women of Hope Guatemala dog leash and colar. Handwoven in Guatemala.
Women of Hope Guatemala

"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

White Rainbow Project Beaded Scarf. Fair trade and handmade by widows in India.
White Rainbow Project

“Handmade, Fair Trade goods empowering widows in India.” They sell beautiful fair trade scarves and bracelets, which are "deconstructing the stigma of widowhood."

Prices: $10 - $60

Rafiki Foundation Gourd Basket.
Rafiki Foundation

"Every purchase goes to support widows in Africa." They offer a beautiful selection of handmade gifts for women.

Prices: $1 - $45

Cross Trade fairtrad ceramic baking dishes. Handmade in Brazil.

"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

Beljoy Mommy and Me Necklace Set. Ethically made in Haiti.

"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

HUGG Mission Market hanging macrame planter. Handmade in Haiti.
HUGG Mission Market

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

Bought Beautifully hammock. Handmade.
Bought Beautifully

“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

Sparrow Studio flower art print.
The Sparrow Studio

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

Hands Producing Hope Teal Basket.
Hands Producing Hope

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

The Tote Project Free to Grow Tote.
Tote Project

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

Gifts With a Caus fair trade wire love bowl.
Gifts With a Cause

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

WorldCrafts butterfly jewelry roll. Fair Trade.

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

Askinosie Smore Chocolate Box. Direct trade chocolate.
Askinosie Chocolate

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

Eden Ministry tassel earrings.
Eden Ministry

“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

Around Eco Woman Up t-shirt. Fair trade, organic, eco-friendly and made in the USA.
Around Eco

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

Prices: $39

Lazaraus Artisan Goods Ana Rosa tote. Ethically-made.
Lazarus Artisan Goods

“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

The Honest Consumer Mother's Day Gift Guide.
The Honest Consumer

Also check out this blog post from The Honest Consumer:​

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Ethical & Eco-friendly Gift Ideas


for gift ideas for every mom from the outdoorsy type to the "hot mess mama."

The Lemonade Boutique Jasmine Embroidered Purse. Fair Trade.
The Lemonade Boutique

Sells beautiful products made by women who "take life’s lemons and make lemonade." They sell beautiful and meaningful apparel, jewelry and accessories for women. Check out their Mother's Day Gift Guide

or you can buy her a gift card.

(Get 10% off of your order using the code: Changetheworld.)

Prices: $5 - $78

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Give a Damn Goods

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer beautiful gifts for moms that give back.

Prices: $7 - $198

Serrv fair trade garden pot.

"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

Known Supply Custom Monogramed T-Shirt.
Known Supply

"Re-imagining apparel production in a way that honors and celebrates the people behind the clothing we buy." For Mother's Day, you can buy her a custom monogrammed tee.

Prices: $42 - $46

Rahab's Rope Sydney Throw. Fair trade and handmade in India.
Rahab's Rope

"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." They offer fair trade gifts baskets, beautiful home deocr, apparel and accessories for women.

And they even offer gift cards.

Prices: $14 - $79

MudLOVE custom mug. Gives back to provide a week of clean water to someone in the Central African Republic.

Handcrafted pottery, made in the USA, which gives back one week of clean water  through Water for Good. They sell custom mugs and also custom bracelets, which make special gifts. (Every gift I give from MudLOVE is a hit!)

Prices: $10 - $34

Sela Designs earrings. Made in USA and 100% of profits donated to charity.
Sela Designs

Donates 100% of profits to charities believing that "together we can make a difference, one piece of jewelry at a time." They sell

eco-friendly, ethically sourced jewelry, made in the USA.

Prices: $16 - $65

Rethreaded Hammered Hoops Earrings.

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

Women's Slipper Socks Blue. Hand knitted in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani Socks

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

Hands of Haiti Raising Arrows Wall Art.
Hands of Haiti

"Orphan prevention through job creation." They sell beautiful, hammered metal wall art, handmade out of recycled oil drums by artisans in Haiti.


(Their "Raising Arrows" sign hangs by my entry way and I love it!)

Prices: $13 - $45

Nightlight Design Pearl Mother Bracelet.
Nightlight Design

"Jewelry and apparel made in freedom" by women in Thailand discovering dignified employment through Nightlight International.  They sell   beautiful Mother's Day jewelry and they also offer gift certificates.

Prices: $13 - $36

Made Trade cast iron skillet. Made in USA.
Made Trade

"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 Savannah towels. Luxurious towels, handwoven in Ethiopia.
Karama Collection

"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

Mayan Hands tote. Fair trade and handwoven.
Mayan Hands

"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

Trades of Hope Mother's Day Gift Set.
Trades of Hope

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.

Prices: $54

Salt and Light women's dress.
Salt & Light Trading Co.

"For the girl who wants to live wildly free & change the world." They sell ethically-made apparel and jewelry

for women.

Prices: $28 - $110

2nd Story Goods hand painted scarves. Made with love in Haiti.
2nd Story Goods

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

Mango + Main cailyn necklace. Fair trade.
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes main street, USA!"  They offer a beautiful collection of fair trade jewelry.

Prices: $12 - $40

Zel Haiti blue scrub top. Made with love in Haiti.
Zel Haiti

"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.

Prices: $25

Little by Little Mother's Day morse code bracelet.
Little by Little

Helps keep children in Haiti out of orphanages by employing parents who are on the verge of giving their children up due extreme poverty. They sell Morse code bracelets for moms and also essential oil diffuser jewelry.

Prices: CA$15 - $45

Elegance Restored Carla Top. Ethically-made and made in usa clothing.
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods." They sell beautiful ethically-made apparel for women (my current favorite place to shop for clothes!) And they also offer gift certificates.

Prices: $20 - $70

Adored Boutique long sleeve organic stripe top. Ethically-made.
Adored Boutique

Every customer can "celebrate the impact her purchase will make on another woman's life." They offer a beautiful collection of ethically made women's fashion, including clothing, shoes and accessories.

Prices: $20 - $218

The Root Collective Espe Boot. Ethically made in Guatemala.
The Root Collective

"Partners with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes.” They offer beautifully and ethically made women's shoes, flats, wedges and boots. And they offer gift cards, so she can pick her favorite pair.

Prices: $98 - $218

Vickery Trading Co. infinity scarf. Made in the USA by refugees.
Vickery Trading Co.

"Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA."  Their infinity scarves, lounge shorts and headbands, are made in the USA by refugees starting a new life in Dallas, Texas.  (I love showing off my Vickery Trading Co. scarf!!)​

Prices: $10 - $35

Haiti Design Co Leather Napkin Rings. Ethically made.
Haiti Design Co

Works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families." They offer ethically-made home decor, which would make beautiful gifts.

Prices: $12 - $52

The Lemonade Boutique's Mother's Day Ethical Gift Guide
The Lemonade Boutique

And browse:​

The Lemonade Boutique's Mother's Day Ethical Gift Guide


for special mother's day gifts that give back.

Azizi Life: Handmade and Fair Trade Products from Rwanda.
The Village Country Store: Fairly Made Home Decor
Mother's Day Gifts that Give Back.

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