We will always remember this Mother’s Day, the one during the pandemic. We are already seeing the memes our friends are sharing to remind their husbands that they expect something major this year. Some of us would simply love a haircut or manicure, while others are dreaming of a vacation or event that has been delayed. And still others may be longing for those things that are more difficult to give: a sense of normalcy or safety. This is a time in history that will impact each of us, and this is a year to be extra thoughtful as we express appreciation to the incredible mothers in our lives.
There are two gifts that are essential to Mamas this year: hope and connection. In a time of literal isolation, we all have this ongoing task of maintaining strong connections with our loved ones. And with many around us experiencing difficult losses, we are able to be a voice of hope and love. There are many ways that we can be givers of these gifts on Mother’s Day this year.
The beauty of fair trade gifts is their ability to connect us and our mothers with other mothers around the world. Our beautiful collection of gifts for Mother’s Day are perfect ways to connect with your mom this year and fill her day with hope. You may even consider adding a beautiful fair trade card to your gift, like this one!
In the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, a group of artists carves beautiful statues using soapstone mined in Kiisi. These stunning handmade statues connect us to families in Africa, while representing our own families. Portraying families of different sizes, these artistic masterpieces each depict a unique variety of family members -- some with one parent, others with two. There are from one to four children represented, as well. This is a meaningful, personalized fair trade gift for Mother’s Day.
This natural-colored soapstone statue captures wonderfully two parents with one child, while this one celebrates the joy of a family with two children. For the wonderful single Mama in your life, there is a statue that represents the breathtaking beauty of the life that she is building for her children. You will find that there are several others, as well, in the Mother’s Day collection.
These unique, personalized gifts provide a passageway out of poverty for artisans and their families in Kenya while providing a one-of-a-kind gift for you to give to a special woman in your life.
Hearts + Jewelry
The heart is my two-year-old’s favorite shape at the moment, and it is the symbol that we most often select for our mothers when we choose greeting cards, jewelry, or other special gifts.
If you love the Kenyan soapstone statues and want to spread a little extra love, the heart-shaped statues come in black, white, and red. These unique intertwined heart statues make treasured gifts and also provide you with an opportunity to share about the impact that this artisan business is having in Kenya. There are over 1,000 carvers who work for SMOLart, the group that creates these statues.
The rose gold and howlite Alexis necklace is a daintier piece, also heart-shaped and perfectly precious piece for proclaiming your love and appreciation for someone special this Mother’s Day.
Hope and Connection
This season is one that we will surely always remember. We will give thanks for each moment that we have with those we love, and we will be careful to express our love and gratitude in a meaningful way this year.
Whether we are giving gifts from near or far away, whether we are able to hug our moms or we must stand six feet away, we can all do something special. The ways that we remember the mothers in our lives this year will surely be extra special no matter what.