Mother’s Day gifts that give back

As you prepare to indulge your mum with gifts that show your love and appreciation, consider doing so with a present that gives back as well as shows what an amazing child she’s raised!

We’ve done our research and collated some top Mother’s Day gift ideas that will do more than make mama happy – they will help to make a difference to others’ lives too.

1.    Provide the gift of wellbeing and safety with a Refuge mother’s parcel

Refuge is a charity that support mothers from all backgrounds who may have suffered domestic abuse. Making the decision to leave the family home can be extremely difficult for a mother and so the Refuge mother’s parcel has been designed to help save and change the lives of women and children escaping domestic abuse. The parcel costs just £15 and contains toys, nappies, clothing, one-to-one childcare from a child support worker, help to access information about local schools and much more. To buy a box, click here.

2.    Give the gift of safe, clean water

WaterAid, a charity that helps the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, has a selection of Mother’s Day eCards that can be sent at any time (even on the day itself for those of you that aren’t so organised) which includes a donation for anything from a bag of cement to produce a toilet base through to a mason to construct a family toilet. We think it’s a great way to not only make your Mum feel good on Mother’s Day but also help another mum around the world too. To find out more, click here.

3.    Gifts from the heart

The British Heart Foundation has a selection of beautiful gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on mum’s face as well as help to raise vital funds for life saving research while you’re at it! Gifts range from a Rose Gold Swarovski watch to a beautiful Hearts & Pearls boxed brooch. Check out the range here.

4.    Say thank you with #MumOfAKind from Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care has recently launched its Mum of a Kind  campaign, where they have worked with Boux Avenue, Folli Follie, Dorothy Perkins, QVC and Buy a Gift to offer a fantastic range of special gifts for Mother’s Day. For each gift purchased, Breast Cancer Care will receive a donation to go towards the campaign. Gifts range from a specially designed jewellery range from QVC to a great selection of days out like afternoon tea or spa days from Buy a Gift (which can be ordered at any time!)

5. Delicious chocolate which does more than satisfy the taste-buds

Divine Chocolate is what it says on the package – and your mum would love to be treated with a sweetie like this. Fair-trade and co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo – this block of cocoa is more than just delicious. As owners, the farmers get a share in the profits, say in the company and a voice in the global marketplace.

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