The 2016 Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide
Give Gifts that Empower Moms across the Globe!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time to find that perfect gift for Mom, a gift that shows her just how special she is. And while that “I <3 Mom” mug that you got her last year was cute, why not make this year’s gift Fair Trade Certified™ and spread the love to moms and women across the globe?
This year we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a special campaign called FairHer. Its goal is to recognize the strong, courageous and hardworking women of Fair Trade – from farmers and workers to business representatives and consumers. These “FairHer” women, many of them moms, make the world a fairer place – and so do YOU when you purchase Fair Trade products for your mom this Mother’s Day.
Not sure what to get? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our Mother’s Day Gift Guide highlights an array of Fair Trade Certified™ gifts that are sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face. From funky t-shirts to homemade treats to onesies for Mom’s newest addition, your purchase will help empower women worldwide – including moms just like yours.
Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory, these pillow covers are hand loomed with recycled scraps of cotton by skilled Indian artisans to create a rug-like texture in a modern geometric pattern. It's the perfect accent for Mom's couch or bed!
Check out the rest of West Elm's new Fair Trade products for spring.
Give Mom flowers that do more than look pretty! These gorgeous blossoms add vibrancy to Mom’s home and provide additional income and safe working conditions in the communities where they were grown.
Buy In Store
Whole Foods Market will be offering Whole Trade rose bouquets for Mother's Day at around $29.99 (includes a dozen roses) (prices vary by region).
If your mom lives far away, you can have Fair Trade Certified™ roses delivered right to her doorstep from One World Flowers. Order now to make sure they arrive on time!
Give Mom a good night's sleep! This luxurious 100% organic sheet set, available in seven colors, features an intricate seven-inch hem sewn by Indian artisans who are compensated fairly and treated with respect. Mom will doze peacefully knowing that her sheets support people and planet.
Mom will love curling up in this soft yet substantial, durable and pet-friendly Honeycomb Blanket from Coyuchi! Handwoven in a Fair Trade Certified™ Factory in India, its chunky jacquard weave provides weight and texture and locks in warmth. Rest easy knowing that you've done something good for Mom, factory workers and the environment.
Stylish meets sustainable in this sleek (100% soft organic cotton -- free of pesticides, fertilizers, and bleaches) little number. The perfect on-the-go dress for Mom provides the workers who made it with access to a better standard of living. Available in four colors.
Elevate mom's style and spirit with this festive dress. Its maxi length is given a distinct feminine silhouette by an empire waist and halter back. Soft stretch fabric is made from 95% organic cotton, and Fair Trade Certified to ensure fair wages, high working standards, and investment in community development.
Threads 4 Thought Assorted Tees
Help Mom make a fashion statement for global health! These four new styles from Threads 4 Thought and Wild Works, available at the end of April, are produced by Kenyan artisans who have been empowered to provide for their families without destroying forests, farmland, or killing endangered animals. Each tee features a powerful message urging others to respect our planet and its inhabitants. Stylish and thought-provoking.
Mom will rejuvenate her skin and Mother Earth with Skin Solve. Made with a quick-absorbing blend of coconut oil, sweet orange and rose hip, and Fair Trade Certified™ shea butter, this cream-to-oil formulation smooths and softens to improve skin's appearance and texture. The perfect product to SOLVE even the toughest skin issues!
If Mom likes to bake, this one's for her! The Guittard Chocolate Cookbook features 60 simple, tried-and-true recipes from Amy Guittard of Guittard Chocolates, San Francisco's oldest continuously family-owned chocolate company. Pair with Guittard Fair Trade Certified™ baking cocoa (Look for the label!) for a gift that's sure to spark Mom's culinary creativity. You can thank us for all of the homemade treats later!
The name says it all: Two dollars from the sale of each bag of this medium light roast organic coffee goes directly to breast cancer research, awareness, and support. Each purchase also helps coffee farmers earn Community Development Premiums to invest in women's healthcare services, childcare and more. Hope for women battling cancer? Check. A voice and visibility for women coffee farmers? Check. A great mid-morning pick-me-up for Mom? Double check!
Shareable. Snackable. Delectable. These are just a few words that describe this delicious line of Fair Trade Certified™ confections. Each of the twelve flavors features fun ingredients like nuts, fruits and even caramel, all layered in decadent chocolate. Pick up a few varieties for Mom, and maybe one or two for yourself (Don't worry - we won't tell!).
"Decadent" doesn't begin to cut it. These brownie bites and are morsels of sheer chocolate bliss! Each purchase supports Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa and sugar farmers, so grab a box or two for all of the special moms in your life. Be sure to pair with Fair Trade coffee or tea for the perfect sustainable treat.
Ideas for New Moms
Good news - there are now Fair Trade Certified™ baby clothes! From onesies to booties, these adorable outfit staples will keep baby snug and snazzy while supporting a good cause. Choosing Fair Trade early on is a great way to teach kids about being fair in every part of their life! Here are a few of our favorites:
Bake a Gift!
Sometimes the most memorable gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Bake a little extra love into your Mother’s Day confections with these Fair Trade ingredients: