Mark your calendars: Mother's Day is just weeks away on May 10. As you scramble to find your mami the perfect present, take a moment to think about all the children and mothers around the world less fortunate than your own family. These nine Mother's Day gifts will make your mother a little happier and the world a little brighter:
1. Fashion Project
Fashion Project, the leading charitable re-commerce destination, donates 55% of their net profits to the donor's charity of choice. Basically, you get to give mom a beautiful, gently used designer item — and do a whole lot of good on her behalf! The site's handcurated Mother's Day boutique includes a variety of beautiful items from Zac Posen, Prada, Michael Kors and more. The inventory is fluid and there's often only one of each item, so hurry and grab your mami the designer gift she deserves!
ZAC Zac Posen Satchel, $99, fashionproject.com
2. Mothers Day 1
Does your mom love unique summer accessories? She'll adore these Flash Tattoos, unique henna-inspired temporary tats. Best of all, the company donates 5% of proceeds from each of their Sheebani collection purchases to The Miracle Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering orphans to reach their full potential by revolutionizing the way orphanages are run, funded and managed in India.
Sheebani Collection, $25, flashtat.com
3. Mothers Day 2
Fifty percent of the sales from this Donni Charm "Orange You Happy To Erase MS" Scarf will benefit the Race to Erase MS year round. These American-made scarves will give your mom an instant sense of effortless style, and each one comes complete with a charm as a reminder of luck and love.
Donni Charm Scarf, $104, donnicharm.com
4. Mothers Day 3
Your mami will be transported to the exotic island of Madagascar with this Decléor Relaxing Scented Candle. The notes of vanilla and grapefruit will add a touch of serenity to her bedroom. Plus, 100% of the proceeds go directly towards Decléor's Madagascar Initiative.
Decléor Relaxing Scented Candle, $39, DecleorUSA.com
5. Mothers Day 4
Commemorate the beauty of motherhood with this Pink Special Delivery Charm Bangle from Alex and Ani. The bracelet and charm represents happiness, gifts, and new beginnings, and celebrate the true miracle of parenthood. Alex and Ani will donate 20% of the purchase price from each bangle sold to March of Dimes to help moms have full-term pregnancies.
Pink Special Delivery Charm Bangle, $38, alexandani.com
6. Mothers Day 5
Since 1973, the Children's Art Project, a nonprofit organization at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has brought the artwork of pediatric cancer patients to life through the sale of their wonderful products — including this Bee Flowers Journal, the perfect accessory for the mom who prefers writing notes to writing texts. For an in-depth look at their project, visit their official website.
Bee Flowers Journal, $20, childrensart.org
7. Mothers Day 6
Purchases from Ten Thousand Villages — like this vase — help unprivileged moms, dads and families around the world. As a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged artisans. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare, childcare and more.
Phoenician Green Carafe, $69, tenthousandvillages.com
8. Mothers Day 7
The literary mom will enjoy the range of products offered by Out Of Print, a lifestyle brand that features iconic book covers on apparel, accessories, technology and home/office goods. For each OoP item purchased, the company donates a book to Books For Africa. So far, they've donated 1 million books.
Pride And Prejudice Navy Tote Bag, $18, outofprintclothing.com
9. Mother's Day Chamila
Chamilia offers a range of charms to curate and create the perfect bracelet for your unique, special mom. While creating her bracelet, don't forget to add the Autism Puzzle Piece Bead, which helps bring awareness to this important cause.
Autism Puzzle Piece Bead, $35, chamilia.com