Mother’s Day is simultaneously the most and least stressful holiday to buy gifts for. What do you buy for the woman who GAVE YOU LIFE (seriously, no pressure), while knowing that mum’s going to pretend to love whatever you buy anyway? Regardless, you spend weeks adamantly resisting the urge to cave and just buy an apron or a candle – hey it’s worked every other year, why stop now?
Regardless of how far and wide you search, you’re likely left with a gift that just misses the mark. So why not give a gift that benefits others as well, not just keep you in the good books for another year.
This year tick all the boxes (yes, all!) with these gifts that give right on back.
Witchery White Shirt
A real wardrobe staple. Purchase a Witchery white shirt and everything except the GST will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research.
I mean, this is a no brainer right? From every piece purchased 50% of the proceeds are donated to provide shelter and employment opportunities for homeless youth. AND on top of that they’ll provide a meal to homeless youth through Ozharvest. All from your one little PayPal transaction.
This guy ticks all the boxes (bless you, Tom, wherever you are!) For each pair of shoes purchased they donate a pair to a child in need, and are currently moving one third of their production to be locally produced in the countries they donate to. Don’t fancy the shoes? They have a range of eyewear, bags and apparel as well!
How can you go wrong with Patchouli and Vanilla? 100% of the profits from the Thankyou body care range fund life-changing programs like hygiene education and training. Each item is also in possession of an ID Number, so you can track your impact in real time on their website.
SAMANTHA WILLS Bohemian Bardot Ring
This limited edition ring features a rose quartz stone dipped in rose gold, and 100% of all proceeds from sales are being donated to the McGrath Foundation to fund breast care nurses across Australia.
Look, Mum may not have a spot for a chicken coup in her backyard (so perhaps don’t lead with that), but this little family will provide integral support to poverty stricken communities in South Africa by providing them with livestock, and training them in sustainable practices.
Keep Mum’s skin smooth and her heart full knowing that 100% of proceeds from this hand cream are donated to small grassroots charities aligned with Lush that support environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
Cotton On Body Scrub
The in-house pamper. Ethically sourced with coffee beans grown and cared for by communities in Southern Uganda – all proceeds are donated to the Cotton On Foundation’s local and international projects, educating and empowering women to earn an income to support their families.