The Ultimate Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide
Celebrate mom while giving back to moms around the world
Mother's Day is right around the corner and it’s time to find that perfect gift; a gift that says, “You are the best! I love you! Thank you for being you!” Whether you plan ahead or scramble to find a thoughtful gift last minute, the Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide is here to help. Not only will your mom appreciate her lovely gift, but it will simultaneously foster sustainable livelihood and empower communities of Fair Trade moms all over the world.
Here are some of our favorite meaningful Mother’s Day gifts in every price range:
Nothing says “relaxation” like a cozy blanket and Mom will love curling up under this beautiful 100% organic cotton throw. Made ethically in India of eco-friendly non-toxic dyes? Check. Made by workers who are treated well and working by choice? Check. Rest well knowing you’ve done something good for Mom, the planet, and our global neighbors.
Loomed from pure organic cotton, Coyuchi Air Weight™ Towel sets are soft and thirsty, designed to dry quickly on the towel bar or in the dryer. Save Mom a trip to the laundry room for a second drying cycle by giving her the sophisticated, relaxing, natural fibers of Coyuchi. Beautifully made with much reverence for the planet and its people.
Simple, elegant, and lightweight, this bathrobe is a wrap of absolute comfort. Give Mom affordable luxury while making a difference to human health, social justice, and the environment.
Impress mom with West Elm's handwoven, reversible Offset Chevron Cotton Dhurrie. The facility where it’s made is Fair Trade Certified™ and the artisans have chosen to use the premium they earn from Fair Trade production to fund additional healthcare coverage.
A magical bouquet that won’t just end up in the trash bin a week later. Why not give Mom flowers that improve the lives of women in the world? This beautiful bunch will brighten up Mom’s home and provide social premiums to the communities they come from. A school for young children with a schedule matched to their farmer moms work hours? Yes, please.
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).
Whole Foods Market will also be offering floral delivery via Instacart in markets where the service is available. Shoppers can order a dozen roses (in various color options) and filler wrapped in floral paper for just $29.99. The delivery service is free for first time users, and you're not just limited to flowers. Shoppers can also add other Mother's Day goodies to their carts like perfumes, tea, chocolate and other body care items to pamper mom.
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!
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 into community development.
Patagonia’s form fitting organic cotton/spandex top with a built in shelf-bra is perfect for the sporty mom, the couch dwelling mom, and every mom in between. Purchasing this top helps organic cotton growers build schools and health clinics, create scholarships, and improve their communities.
If sustainable threads are something mom will delight in, this new (100% soft organic cotton -- free of pesticides, fertilizers, and bleaches) PACT Wrap Dress is a winning bet. A dress for Mom to relish is a chance to provide the workers who made it with access to a better standard of living. Available in Twilight Grey, Violet and Black.
Mom will love the rustic yet sophisticated look and sublime softness of these slip-ons. Made of premium African leather, the Maseri is the epitome of style and conscience. Oliberte supports the rights of the African artisans who craft them, and now, so do you and Mom.
Surprise Mom with ALTER ECO's Mother's Day Gift set, featuring a their delicious melty chocolate bars, and a pack of silky truffles. All made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients! This gift set includes the Dark Salted Burnt Caramel Chocolate Bar, Dark Quinoa Chocolate Bar, Coconut Toffee Chocolate Bar, a 10-pack of Sea Salt Truffles, and an Allafia Lip Balm. It even comes with a Mother's Day Gift Card!
Mom will pamper herself and Mother Earth with chemical-free and eco-friendly Intensely Moisturizing Nourishing Shea Butter. Clinically proven to improve skin elasticity, this rich and quick absorbing butter heals skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines, scars, and stretch marks.
Their title doesn't exaggerate. These delicious brownie bites, made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and sugar, are a mouthful of heaven! Pick up a box for your favorite mom, and make sure to pair them with some equally delicious Fair Trade coffee or tea!
If you can’t give Mom a day at the spa, offer her a cup of Mother’s Little Helper in a unique DIY Nordic Mug featuring your own special message. Valerian Root (nature’s Valium!) will take the edge off as Mom drifts away with the soothing flavors of chamomile, peppermint, and lemongrass. Support poverty alleviation for the moms (and their families) of the tea growing communities.
Notes of lime, green apple, and blood orange are a bright way for Mom to start the day. Allegro’s coffee beans are grown and harvested by the Sopacdi Coffee Cooperative, based out the beautiful but turbulent Democratic Republic of Congo. Women, many of them widows, make up 20% of Sopacdi’s cooperative. Mom enjoys her cup of java, the Sopacdi ladies enjoy a premium that will enable them to provide for their families. Win-win.
Chewy, chocolaty, fudgy goodness made of Fair Trade certified cocoa, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate chips. Mom will appreciate the luxury and responsibility in one delicious bite. Premiums from your purchase will help the farmers in the Dominican Republic cocoa cooperative create improvements in the every day lives of their families.