Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the frenzy for finding the perfect gift for the woman who made you the person you are will be kicking off in no time. We know it’s hard to find a gift that encompasses the love and appreciation that you have for the main woman in your life but we are here to help! Whether you’re spending the day with your mum, nan or the mother figure in your life, there is an option on this list that will be sure to make them feel loved.
The best part of our list is that every item on here doesn’t just look good, it does good too! Each item is handmade by artisans in Sri Lanka, Nepal and India by Fair Trade Organisations that look after their artisans and their community. So you can go away finding the perfect gift whilst knowing it hasn’t caused any harm in the process and is supporting women in other countries too!
One of our most popular bags, the Personalised Curved Brown Leather Saddle Bag is a wonderful choice! This bag is made from goat leather and has been expertly stitched by hand. If you want a gift that will last for years then this is a fab choice! The leather will only get better with age and to top it off, you can personalise it with her initials or ‘mum’. You can choose from blind embossed, silver, gold or black lettering and the option of either the front, back or the strap for a more discrete personalisation.
You really cannot go wrong with a photo album. Pick her favourite colour, personalise it with something special and pop a few of your favourite photos together and viola, a really meaningful gift! These photo albums come in 8 different colours and contain 30 pages of acid-free khadda paper, each interleaved with tissue paper, holding up to 120 6″x 4″ photos. That’s 120 different memories you can share!
Show her how much she shines with this precious Mother of Pearl photo frame. Handmade from mango wood, one of the most sustainable woods on earth, this frame doesn’t just look beautiful but the earth wasn’t harmed in the process! These frames are made by artisans of Noah’s Ark, a Fair Trade certified exporter who does truly amazing things for their community. Read all about them and what they do here.
Does she love a bit of bling? Well, then this colourful Dhari Fair Trade Handmade Bangle will look amazing adorning her wrist! This beautiful wooden bangle has been hand made by individually inlaying every single element. Each vibrant stripe of colour is actually an individual piece of wood that has been intricately shaped and assembled by our highly skilled artisans in India. This level of detail and attention makes each stripe truly unique; no two bangles will be exactly the same.
This gorgeous Buffalo Leather Coin Pouch has a classic design and timeless feel. The perfect present to help her keep all her coins in one place rather than making a mess at the bottom of her bag! Buffalo leather is great because it will only ever get better with age as every scratch, mark and blemish eventually blends into the natural tone of the pouch to produce something that will not only stand the test of time, but will actually improve the more it is used. Personalise it to make it extra special!
The perfect way to show your love on a budget! A great gift doesn’t haven’t to cost an arm and a leg. Personalise this beautiful cow leather keychain with up to three characters. Perfect for her initials! That way she can carry your heart with her always!
If you rarely see her without her Ipad then it might be worth considering a gift to keep it safe! This stylish Ipad case does a wonderful job at protecting your tech while looking good! As mentioned before, buffalo leather only gets better with age and is protected with natural oils to give it a lovely rich finish, that also makes it hard-wearing. Guess what? You can personalise this one too!
Who doesn’t love a cosy home? These candle lanterns look fabulous indoors and out, setting the tone for the whole home. If she loves good interiors than this gift will be perfect! Made from recycled metal and glass, this is ideal for the eco-conscious home too! Pop some fairy lights or candles inside to give her home the perfect warm feeling.
If she loves jewellery then it might be worth considering somewhere to keep her treasures safe! This Antique White Carved Leaf Mango Wood Box has been hand-carved with an elegant leaf design from sustainable mango wood and finished with an antique white paint to give them a distinctive distressed look. There are four separate compartments to stop her precious jewels from getting all tangled up too!
Is she a notetaker? Then our Sari journals are perfect for her! Great as a diary, a recipe book or just for doodles and notes, these journals will safely store all of her thoughts. Each journal is handmade and contains 125 pages of unlined khadda paper. Khadda paper is made from recycled cotton and is acid-free, making the paper incredibly durable and giving it a really beautiful texture!
We hope you have a wonderful day with the incredible women in your lives and that our list alleviates some of the stress to find the perfect gift. If you want to see a few more ideas then head here to see our full Mother’s Day range!
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Since 2001 we have specialised in selling Fair Trade paper products and unusual eco-friendly gifts made in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. All our products are handmade using locally sourced sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible.
Each item sold helps our artisans and producers continue their fantastic work. Please feel free to check out our Producer page on our site to find out a little more about the wonderful people we work with. If you were intrigued about who exactly made a specific item please feel free to scroll down to ‘Make a Difference’ on any product on the site to learn more about the artisans of that item. Every item purchased helps all our wonderful artisans in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
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