11 Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, don’t forget to get a gift for the person who raised you this year! A gift might not be necessary but as always it’s the thought that counts.

Don’t get stuck buying your mom the same candle from Bath and Body Works again. Instead, get her a gift that gives back. It’ll hold a greater sentiment because moms are selfless.

Lush Cosmetics, Charity Pot, $7.95 

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You might have seen videos on Instagram or YouTube of influencers taking colorful baths. Lush is where they get their bath bombs from. This body lotion from Lush is completely vegan, has a floral scent with a cocoa butter base and 100% of the price is donated to small grassroots organizations working in environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights. FYI-if you’re concerned, Lush doesn’t test on animals. What more could you ask for?

Origins, Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst, $27

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This intensive overnight mask is great for dry skin. Made with avocado and apricot, it’ll help hydrate your skin and repair it from signs of aging.

Origins will donate $5 of your purchase of this bottle to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Dear Heart Designs, Blessed Mom Necklace, $40

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Bless your Mom with this lovely 14k rose gold filled (or gold filled) bar pendant resting on an 18′ chain. It’s delicate, cute and stamped by hand. It also comes with a bible verse printed on a card. 5% of your purchase goes to educational and humanitarian trips around the world.


The Brave Collection, Olive Cobra Stitch, $78

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This reversible bracelet was made by fair trade artisans in Cambodia. It says Brave in Khmer. 10% of The Brave Collection profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls across the globe. You can read the story about their founder and artisans here.

Laura Mercier, Reflections of Hope Mirror, $25

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100% of the profits from this mirror will be donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund. This is a great gift for someone who always asks to borrow a mirror or uses their unflattering phone camera as one.

Traveler By Toms, Florentin Matte Ombre, $78.95

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Men and women have been going crazy over the ombre look, whether it be for clothing, accessories or hair. These sunglasses from TOMS take the trend to the next level because with every purchase from their eyewear collection they’ll help give sight to a person in need.

TOMS, Poppy Watercolor Floral  Women’s Deconstructed Alpargatas, $64.95

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If you’re not interested in purchasing any eyewear from TOMS, take a look at their shoes. These poppy watercolor women’s alpargatas are so cute. They’ll add a pop of color to a casual outfit and are comfortable to wear. Bonus perk: you can buy them for yourself, your baby or toddler. Mom and kids can match this mother’s day! Plus, with every shoe you purchase from TOMS they’ll donate a new pair to a child in need.

Alex and Ani, Butterfly Adjustable Necklace, $98

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Alex and Ani bangles are the trend that just won’t go away. If you’re walking around the mall you’re guaranteed to see women and young girls wearing a stack of their charm bracelets. Instead of buying a bracelet, opt for something different, like this butterfly necklace. It’s 14k rose gold plated and the necklace itself is adjustable from 15″ – 18.” Plus,  20% of the purchase price will be donated to Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, to help raise awareness and continue to fund their research for the skin disorder, EB.

Bird + Stone, The Future is Female Brass Cuff, $35

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This brass cuff has a positive message engraved on it and $5 from each purchase of one helps support Planned Parenthood in NYC.

The Giving Keys, Disc Pendant + Mini Charm Necklace, $48


This disc pendant and mini charm necklace from The Giving Keys is perfect for mother’s day. The mini key is stamped with the word love. You can choose to have the disc stamped with the word: mama, strength or inspire. The necklaces are assembled and hand stamped by people transitioning out of homelessness in Downtown LA, which is the main focus of the company.

Pret*ty, BOGO Mother’s Day Locket Program, $70


A locket is a timeless gift and perfect for Mom, Grandma or a special Aunt. You can purchase this locket in silver or gold with a line from a poem by E.E Cummings engraved on it, “I Carry Your Heart With Me” The more important part is when you purchase one, a locket goes to another mother who lost her child to cancer.




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