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A Daughter’s Perspective: Mother’s Day Gifts

Erin Mackey

I am not a mother.Someday, God-willing I will be, but this Mother’s Day I am on the giving end. And, while “gift giving” is not my top love language (for those 5 Love Languages fans out there), I do like showering my mom with extra treats on this special day. After all, she gave me the gift of life, and that is something I am eternally thankful for.

Even for you mothers, you’re probably also thinking about what you’re going to do for your mom, because that’s what moms do—put others first, right? This is the case for all the mothers I know. They epitomize my favorite scripture verse from Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs at the days to come.” If my siblings and I had our way, Mother’s Day would be spent with our mom, maybe going on a walk, chatting over a cup of tea or enjoying a meal together. We would let her know how much we love her and simply share the day with her. But being present is not our reality, so we strive to offer her something that will bring a smile to her face and joy to her heart.

Like many moms, our mother is also someone who serves others—not just as a mother but in her full-time job working for a nonprofit organization. As such, she especially appreciates gifts that give back.

So, for you moms out there who are looking for a great gift for your mom—or just want to treat yourself—here are five gift ideas from companies that give back and make an impact.

Jewelry and gifts from Serrv

Skincare products from Shea Yeleen

Fine gold jewelry from Reflective Jewelry

Candles and gifts from Prosperity Candle

 Gift sets for tea lovers from Choice Organic Teas

Not only do these businesses support women around the world, but they also ensure the environment is cared for and local communities are supported. Even more, every time you make a purchase, a donation is made to Catholic Relief Services to us help do works of mercy around world, just like our mothers taught us. Just be sure to use our special promo code, CRS, when checking out.

I have a feeling that this year, my siblings and I will have a fun time choosing unique gifts to show our mom how much we love her. And, with Mother’s Day less than a month away, it’s time to start our planning!

Make certain to purchase  your gifts by May 5th for on-time shipping!

From my family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!