Chances are, your mom, like my own, has evolved with the times. Flowers and chocolate are good as enhancers to any gift but the main attraction should be trendy and cool — just like mom. Here are cool ideas from some of my favorite shops on Etsy.
I found out about Etsy a few years ago while shopping for Christmas. I wanted to buy gifts while supporting varies charities. What I found was a hodgepodge of shops handmade gifts that donated certain percentages to charities I loved. This has become my favorite way to shop. I love variations of homemade and vintage. My favorite shops, however; are those that donate a portion to a worthy cause.
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Fight Like a Girl Bangle with Magnetic Clasp and Swarovski Crystal is a bracelet that mom will love. This is a handmade bracelet made of silver, crystals and flex wire that is adorned with pink breast cancer awareness ribbons. The shop donates 15% of the proceeds from each sale to help find cures for breast cancer. This is perfect for all of our mothers who have displayed strength and resilience throughout our lives. After all, my mom deserves a medal of honor for raising me. I think most of us would agree. This item is stocked and can be delivered within days. For made to order items, expect to give mom her gift a little late.
This shop supports Autism Awareness through the sales of the Mama Warrior Ring. The ring is made of several materials that include, 24-karat yellow gold plated brass, jade, nephrite jade and green jade. 20% of the proceeds from each sale go directly to Surfers Healing which works to make lives easier for children and families affected by autism. Orders take 1 to 2 weeks to create and deliver so mom may have to wait a bit for this gift. The gift will be well worth the small wait in shipping time.
For the mom who loves animals, Caitpaints sells a Custom Watercolor Pet Portrait Painting that can capture the uniqueness of mom’s furry child. 50% of the proceeds are donated to the ASPCA, an organization that rescues animals. This gift idea can take a little while to create and finish but once again, I’m sure mom won’t mind waiting.
There are many more shops that donate to different organizations on Etsy. Do a quick search to find something that mom loves and a charity that she loves to support. I love this way of shopping-it is two-fold and makes me feel good about supporting local businesses while helping others.