After the dreary dead of winter, we are excited that spring is just around the corner. This fresh season brings the sprouting of flowers, the lively sound of nature and feelings of joy all around. The celebrations of spring also include Mother’s Day, Easter, Earth Day, International Women’s Day, and more. For many of these celebrations, we are seeking the perfect gift for our loved ones.
To guide you on the quest to that perfect present, we’ve created a gift guide full of spring gift ideas with an impact. So when you give your mother a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, you can also feel good giving back to someone in the process. Our impact vendors offer amazing products that contribute to our society and we are looking forward to you seeing what’s in store.
1. Floral Daily Task Notepad
We are LOVING this fresh and fun Orchid Garden Handmade Notebook from Pen + Pillar. This notepad is an ultra cute, environmentally-friendly way to take notes in style. Gifters and giftees alike can definitely feel good about its FSC certified natural text paper. Not to mention, Pen + Pillar gives back 10% of its proceeds to help local refugees get settled into their new lives. It also brings awareness of the beautiful and distinctive work of local refugee artisans. Its floral design will bring any stationary collection to life this spring.
2. Socks that Find a Cure
Our drawers are full of socks that lack the wow factor, but why do we continue sporting clothing that is simply ‘blah?’ Instead of picking up yet another set of drab and dreary socks, make an impact with a statement. Socks That Find a Cure are Fair Trade, Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and Vegan Certified. Created by Conscious Step, each pair of these socks sold supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the battle against childhood cancer and other children’s diseases. The gift of love will certainly be felt when receiving these socks.
3. 3-Jar Gift Box (Chili Today!, Comfort Curry, Herbes de Romance)
Take your cooking to a whole new level with this 3-Jar Gift Set to tantalize the taste buds. In this collection, Curio Spice offers three organic spice sets with different blends that appeal to a diverse range of palettes. Purchase one, two or all three if you aren’t too sure about the blend that your loved one would like.
All of Curio’s spices are sourced from small, sustainable, fair trade farms. It’s a gift that appeals to anyone passionate about delicious food also seeking new recipe inspo (it comes with a BONUS sleeve of recipes inside). All while making a difference!
4. Bethany Gold Bracelet
This fashion-forward bracelet is an original statement piece for the jewelry lover in your life seeking something special. Starfish Project has designed a versatile, adjustable 14K gold-plated cuff suitable for any woman looking to add a little extra pizzazz into her collection. It’s a gift that you can feel good about, too.
This social enterprise offers a holistic care program for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. 100% of purchases are reinvested into its mission to restore hope to exploited women and girls. Since its inception, it has already trained and employed over 150 women and served thousands more in the community. Suitable for any look from day to night, its recipient will enjoy the stylish touch it adds to her outfit.
5. Natural Soap Gift Set Wrapped in Ribbon
A nourishing soap packed with all-natural Jordanian olive oil, this Natural Soap Gift Set Wrapped in Ribbon by Sitti is a handmade beauty gift for skin seeking some extra love. Every product purchased is a step towards paving the path towards self-reliance among refugee and displaced communities. Through its sales, Sitti generates long-term employment opportunities and fair-trade restoration for communities. This fresh product ensures that we remain safe and squeaky clean during the pandemic – and it’s cute to keep on display, too!
6. Joy Mug
As we start to imagine a brighter, post COVID-19 future, we are filled with hope and joy for what’s to come. This hand-painted Joy Coffee Mug with affixed handmade hope or joy pendant from Prodigal Pottery reminds us of what we can look forward to with every use. Its products are created by women escaping homelessness, domestic abuse and sex trafficking in Birmingham, Alabama. Its mission is to employ, equip and empower women in the name of Jesus.
7. Woven Wall Hanging in Honeysuckle
A decor piece that makes a statement, Krochet Kids has made a Woven Wall Hanging in Honeysuckle, providing a cool, bohemian touch to any space. Each wall hanging is a one-of-a-kind piece individually made by women in Uganda. Since 2007, Krochet Kids has been offering the gift of meaningful employment and fair wages for Ugandan, Indian and Peruvian women living in poverty. With pieces like the Woven Wall Hanging, it’s easy to freshen up a space by swapping in different decor pieces with each new season and this versatile piece can quickly amp up the style of any home.
8. Corazon Necklace
A heart-shaped necklace with a message of hope, Hands Producing Hope’s Corazon Necklace is a versatile one-of-a-kind piece. Its large heart-shaped seed was handpicked on the Coppey Abajo reservation and hangs on a leather cord fastened with a jaboncillo seed. Because no seed is exactly the same, each necklace differs slightly in shape and size. The pieces were made with love by Fautina and Marcelina.
Each gift helps to provide the economic, educational and spiritual resources necessary for remote communities to rise above poverty. This heartfelt necklace is a beautiful keepsake for its recipient.
9. Vintage Floral Headband in Blue
Since pastels always find their way into our spring wardrobes, this girly Vintage Floral Blue Headband from Headbands of Hope is a cute touch to finish off any outfit. With every purchase of this easy-to-wear headband, a child receives one, too. Today, there have been over half a million headbands gifted to children in over 19 countries. A meaningful gift that’s given twice is one that we can all feel good about.