Mother’s Day 2015: 15 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Give Back

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning gifts for the moms in your life. Whether your mom is a foodie, book lover, fashionista, always on-the-go or needs to relax, we’ve compiled a list of gifts from one-for-one companies around the world…meaning your Mother’s Day gifts give back!

 Here are 15 gifts that will make mom’s heart melt and give back to charities around the world!


15 Mother's Day Gifts That Give 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, but we know that she’ll love a pair of these comfortable shoes as much as the fact that someone in need received one as well.

2. For the Mom Who is a Book Lover – a T-shirt from Out of Print

From “Alice in Wonderland” to “The Great Gatsby,” Out of Print offers literary classic t-shirts that mom would be proud to wear and celebrate great stories through fashion. For each t-shirt sold, one book is donated to a community in need.

3. 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.

4. 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 U.S., which is definitely an added bonus.

5. For the Mom Who Brightens up Any Room—a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses

When you have a mother in your life who makes just about anyone 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.

6. For the Active Mom —a That’s Caring T-shirt

This heather gray t-shirt is made of super soft, breathable material making it perfect for any active (or not-so-active) mom. It also spreads awareness and helps to feed hungry children in the United States. Each purchase donates supplies for non-perishable weekend meals for hungry children in food-insecure homes in the U.S.

7. For the Mom That Likes to Be Outdoors—an Esperos backpack

You’ll have your pick among different color options when personalizing this Mother’s Day classic backpack gift. With every product sold, ESPEROS donates 10 percent of the proceeds to help fund education for children in need.

8. For the Fashionista Mom—a Half United bracelet

This site has everything from earrings to necklaces to clothing to other accessories. Leather and hex nuts make the perfect pair on this everyday chic bracelet for your fashionista mom. For every product purchased, Half United provides meals to children in need.

9. For the Mom Who Deserves an Afternoon Break—a That’s Caring Homemade Cookies & 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 cookies in Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia, Double Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin and a box of Starbucks Tazo Tea, mom will be happy to sit, relax, sip and enjoy her Mother’s Day gift. Plus, we donate this gift box 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 Indian families in need. Every time mom uses her glass bottle, she’ll be reminded of how much good this gift did for people who needed help!

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

These soap products are 100 percent vegetable-based, vegan, organic, gluten-free, biodegradable, palm oil free and fair trade. In addition, these products—which come in a variety of scents and types to completely personalize this gift for mom—they donate soap and clean water to those who need it to help 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, but not all toothbrushes are created equal! When you buy a sustainable toothbrush from Smile Squared for your mom’s Mother’s Day gift or for any occasion, they donate dental care and education for children in need worldwide.

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 give mom a shopping spree for this Mother’s 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, also makes 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.

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 or two, then she’ll love this assortment of confections. Containing 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, means there is definitely something mom will love. This gift also donates weekend food bags to hungry children in need making it a win-win.

For more information about any of the companies listed, check out our blog post The One-for-One Guide to Giving Back.  For additional Mother’s Day gift ideas including DIY gifts, check out our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest Board.