Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

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The modern version of Mother’s Day was first started in 1907. The holiday began when a woman named Ann Jarvis of Philadelphia decided that it would be a thoughtful way to honor her deceased mother. Two years later, Jarvis and some of her friends began a letter-writing campaign to create a Mother’s Day holiday. ??In 1914, the US Congress passed legislation assigning the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is just a week away and the pressure is on to get a meaningful, and special gift for your wonderful mom. Here are a few ideas of Mother’s Day gifts that give back.

A homemade Mother’s Day Gift: A recent study shows that 36% of moms want something homemade for Mother’s Day this year. Martha Stewart has many great homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, but we particularly like the homemade dip dyed stationary gift. It’s simple to make and you could even take it a step further and sit with mom to write meaningful letters to elderly family members, our troops overseas or someone who may be in the hospital.

A fashionable Mother’s Day Gift: If fashion is a passion of your mom, why not give her a scarf she can wear all year long. We like the silk scarves ($48) from the Women’s Peace Collection. This group partners with local organizations to offer fair trade goods from around the world and 15 percent of the profits support local schools for rural Indian children.

Mother’s Day Gifts that raise awareness of sarcoma (and funds to fight it): Since we are working so hard to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds to support research and adult sarcoma patients, we hope you take a look at some of the EDDF merchandise we have for sale. Click here to shop all of the merchandise to support the work of EDDF. Or, here are a few ideas we have for mom:

For the sporty mom, we love the Team Eric tank. Perfect for a long walk, a yoga class or just relaxing ($18).

Screen shot 2013-05-01 at 4.17.03 PMFor the mom on the go (what mom isn’t!) we like the EDDF woman’s hoodie (left). At just under $40 it is a neutral color and a great shirt to have watching a t-ball game, a movie or anywhere it could start to cool off.

Does your mom love tea? How about a unique tea tumbler that lets you brew on the go. This durable thermos has vacuum insulation, which keeps your tea hot but your hands cool. Drop some ice cubes in for an instant iced tea and a condensation-free experience.

Wine gifts For Mother’s Day: Does mom love to relax with a bottle of wine? Get her a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon from One Bottle, One Tree (Trinity Oaks) and they’ll plant a tree for each bottle sold. There is no limit to the amount of trees they will plant, so buy one for her and one for your godmother to enjoy together.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hardworking, caring and beautiful moms out there from your friends at EDDF. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

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