Mothers’ Day Gift Guide 2014: 15 Last-Minute Picks From the Staff at That’s Caring

Mothers’ Day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning out gifts for the mothers in your life. To help those who feel like they’re running out of time, or those having trouble thinking of that absolutely perfect Mothers’ Day gift this year, we’ve compiled this easy-to-follow list of gifts from one-for-one companies around the world…meaning your Mothers’ Day gifts give, too! For more information about any of the companies listed below, check out our blog post: The One-for-One Guide to Giving Back.

1. For Mom on the Go—a pair of TOM’s shoes.

While we may not be able to help you pick out the style or color for the particular mom in question, we know for a fact that she’ll love a pair of these comfortable shoes as much as the fact someone in need received one as well.

2. For the Mom With a Lot to Manage—a Feed Project bag.

For busy moms with a lot of papers, books, folders or other supplies to lug around, a Feed Project bag is a great gift to help keep life organized. With several styles including messengers, totes and backpacks, as well as a variety of colors, it will be easy to personalize this gift and make it something this mom-with-a-lot-on-her-plate will love.

3. For the Mom Who Likes An Evening InThat’s Caring Wine, Cheese, Crackers and Chocolate Ambiance Gift.

What mother doesn’t like a night of relaxation, rejuvenation and, well, wine and chocolate? This high-end gift box filled with goodies is sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face, no matter what. It also donates weekend bags of food to hungry children in the Chicago area, which is definitely an added bonus.

4. For the Mom Who Brightens Up Any Room—a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses.

When you’ve got a mother in your life who makes just about anybody happy, you know she’ll need some shades to showcase her bright personality. Sunglasses from Warby Parker help donate eyeglasses to those in need, something that this mom will be more than happy to support. 

5. For the Mom Who Cares—a That’s Caring t-shirt.

This heather grey t-shirt helps spread the word about the That’s Caring cause, raising awareness of childhood hunger and food-insecurity in the United States. Moms will love supporting a good cause almost as much as the true gift involved in this give-back option: non-perishable edible items donated to hungry children in need.

6. For the Mom That Likes to Be Outdoors—an OAK Lifestyle backpack.

You’ll have your pick between Traveler Backpacks and the Old School Backpack, as well as a few different color options, when personalizing this Mothers’ Day gift. OAK, which stands for Ordinary Acts of Kindness, donates backpacks of school supplies to children in need, making this gift a true reminder of the give-back efforts it represents. 

7. For the Trendy Mom—a Rootz In Gratitude Bead necklace.

This trendy site is filled with everything from clothing and shoes to jewelry and watches. Each gift gives contributes to a different cause, meaning that this gift of a gratitude bead necklace will donate to people in need. It will also remind Mom to be grateful, a feeling that has been proven to breed positivity and happiness throughout the world—and who doesn’t want to spread that 

8. For the Mom in the Medical OccupationWear Figs medical apparel.

If your mom is involved in any kind of medical occupation in which she wears scrubs or other medical uniforms, this is the perfect gift for her. These breathable items donate money for healthcare providers in areas where people who need them. Not only will Mom be comfortable at work, she’ll be supporting her occupation worldwide.

9. For the Mom Who Deserves An Afternoon Break—a That’s Caring Homemade Muffins & Tazo Tea Gift Box.

This delicious gift box is perfect for women who are overworked, super busy or, well, Moms! With eight all-natural homemade muffins in Banana Nut, Blueberry, Double Chocolate Chip and Lemon Poppy Seed, and a box of Starbucks Tazo Awake Black Tea, Mom will be happy to sit, relax, sip and enjoy her Mothers’ Day gift. Plus, this gift box donates to hungry children in need.

10. For the Athletic Mom—a Faucet Face glass bottle.

Help the environment by giving your sporty mom a water bottle she can reuse. Not only does this eco-friendly purchase mean less plastic waste in landfills, it also donates 100 liters of clean water to families in need in India. Every time Mom uses her glass bottle, she’ll be reminded of how much good that gift did for people who needed help!

11. For the Super Clean MomHand-in-Hand soap.

These soap products are 100% vegetable-based, vegan, organic, gluten-free, biodegradable, palm-free and fair trade. In addition, these products—which come in a variety of scents and types, making it possible to completely personalize this gift for Mom—donates soap and clean water to those who need it, helping to save lives.

12. For the Mom Who Smiles—a Smile Squared toothbrush.

Sure, every mom could get a free toothbrush at her next dental visit, or she could always go to the store and purchase a set of four when hers runs out, but not all toothbrushes are created equal! When you buy a sustainable toothbrush from Smile Squared for your mom’s Mothers’ Day gift, or for any occasion, dental care and education for children worldwide are donated to people in need.

13. For the Mom Who Loves Baked Goods—a gift box of That’s Caring Homemade Cookies.

If your mom happens to love baked goods, she’ll love these all-natural, homemade, individually-wrapped cookies. With a variety of flavors from which to choose, including Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia, Double Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin—Mom will love sampling these delicious goods that also donate food supplies to hungry children in the USA.

14. For the Thrifty Mom—a Shop with Meaning shopping spree.

Sure, it might seem a little bit cheesy to get Mom a shopping spree for this Mothers’ Day, but honestly, what mother doesn’t like to shop? The Shop with Meaning website is dedicated to helping people find one-for-one companies that give back to people in need, meaning that every purchase Mom makes can make a positive impact. Let her choose what organizations she supports and the types of causes to which she donates, and then pay for her purchases when she’s done.

15. For the Mom with a Sweet Tooth—a That’s Caring Confections Assortment Gift Box.

If your mom has everything else, and she loves to snack on a thing of two, then she’ll love this assortment of confections. It contains sealed bags full of Chocolate Covered Raisins, Chocolate Covered Malted Milk Balls, Chocolate Brownie Bits, Cinnamon Spiced Almonds, Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Dried Fruit Cocktail Mix, Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts, Mardi Gras Mix, Tropical Mix, Peanut Brittle and White Chocolate Covered Pretzels, meaning there is definitely something in there that Mom will love. This gift also donates weekend food bags to hungry children in need, which makes it a win-win.