Don’t say it with Flowers — 8 Ethical Mother’s Day Gifts

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Placemats (set/4 for $44) and bowl ($38) from Handmade in Kenya.

This year, don’t tell Mom you care with flowers—-unless their are ethically sourced, of course! Think outside the box this Mother’s Day by giving her a gift that gives back.

1) Give the gift of options ~ $ Any amount

Snag a gift card for a fair trade website and let mom choose her gift! We’re biased, but we highly recommend you get her a card from Amani ya Juu. Let mom choose from fair trade purses, jewelry, accessories, and more—handmade by marginalized mothers in Africa.

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2) Buy her a tree ~ $67

Create a better environment by giving Mom a beautiful tree from Seeds of Life. Each one of these trees is a beautifully packaged in a 100% natural jute bag and accented with an elegant silk ribbon. Deliver it right to Mom’s door or bring it by on May 11th—bonus if you help her plant it!

3) Sign her up for monthly fair trade goodies ~ $99

Trade as One offers monthly deliveries right to Mom’s door. Each box is jam-packed with fair trade goodies!

4) Give her a fair trade wind chime ~ $54

Make mom’s porch a little breezier with a chime of recycled glass and a charming little bird from Ten Thousand Villages. This fair trade wind chime is made by artisans in Ghana.

5) Give the gift of hope with comfy PJs ~ $35

Punjammies from the International Princess Project are handmade by survivors of human trafficking in India. These pants are super comfy and tell a beautiful story of hope.

6) Buy her stylish earrings with a beautiful back story ~ $44

These earrings from Raven + Lily aren’t just cute— they transform what was once meant for harm into beautiful jewelry. The Ethiopia line of jewelry is made of melted down bullet casings from conflict in Africa. Each piece is created by women with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.


7) Snag a handmade “Mom” charm bracelet from Kenya ~ $20

We can be on our own list twice, right? Honor your mom this Mother’s Day by supporting mothers in Africa with your purchase at This lovely combination of hand painted glass beads and old bottle beads is as unique as the woman you call Mom!

Mom Charm African Bracelet, $20 at


8) Ok, you can still give her flowers—if they’re fair trade ~ $50

Give Mom roses as a special gift of joy and feel good about it too, because each rose in this bouquet is Fair Trade Certified.Your bouquet will arrive bundled and ready for the recipient to arrange in their own special way. Your purchase includes a complimentary One World Flowers message card.


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