Even if your mom is endlessly practical and will swear until the cows come home that she’s over the moon about a new vacuum cleaner or coffee mug, sometimes you just need to take matters into your own hands and indulge her with something a bit more fun. Here are six foolproof, on-trend gifts that will make your mom feel extra special. Bonus: Even though each of these stunning items is just for her, they all give back in ways that spread the impact further afield.
Easton Earrings in Gold, $68, Kendra Scott
Available at kendrascott.com and at Kendra Scott stores by end of April
The Look: Everyday earrings that can be dressed up or down
The Impact: Kendra Scott launched You Do Good charms, currently available for purchase both in-store and online. Every day, 50 percent of proceeds go back to a selected cause. The Mothers & Families Charm is the perfect add-on to adorn mom’s earrings box.
Baby-Calf Hair Hide Belt with Architect Buckle, $375, KJ Design Love
Available at kjdesignlove.com
The Look : A custom-designed belt and custom-designed buckle (29 leather colors available)
The Impact: Approximately half of Kim Jackson’s gross sales are given to charity — 25-30 percent go to local charities and schools; other charity’s include Adopt-a-Family of Marin, Timothy Murphy School for Orphan Boys, Spirited Marin, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Sun Hat, $199, Tres Nomad
Available at tresnomad.com
The Look: A gorgeous wide-brim hat, available in a rainbow of colors, to shade and maintain mom’s beautiful face
The Impact: Every product sold equals one tree planted via a partnership with One Tree Planted.
Kira Chevron Flap Shoulder Bag, $528, Tory Burch
Available at toryburch.com
The Look: A bag that’s the perfect size and style to transition from day to night with ease
The Impact: Tory Burch is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs. She created the Tory Burch Foundation, which advances women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States by providing access to capital, education, and digital resources. You can find products that donate 100 percent of all net proceeds to the foundation online.
Short Kimono Robe in India by Anokhi, $120, La Belle Fifi
Available at La Belle Fifi
The Look: A beautiful statement robe to complement any loungewear collection
The Impact: Whenever possible, La Belle Fifi owner Fiona Dorst buys from companies that support women’s rights and independence in emerging economies. Recently, she set up a special foundation to benefit the talented craftswomen who make the one-of-a-kind Coast & Koi shoes from South Africa.
Spongelle Gift Set in Coconut Verbena, $40, Spongelle
Available at spongelle.com
The Look: A convenient “one stop shop” for the shower or bath (exfoliate, wash, and hydrate) — available in seven difference fragrances
The Impact: The line is paraben free, cruelty free, vegan friendly, and made in the USA.