Mother's Day: Gifts For Mum, Gifts To The Community
STORY: Chris Toh
05 May 2021
You’ve done it again, right?
You’ve left it till the last minute and now you’re scrambling to find a gift for the main woman in your life: your mum. (And no, you shouldn’t use “but she always say don’t get her anything” as an excuse.)
So, what can you do? Don’t worry, we’ve found some quick ‘n’ easy Mother’s Day ideas for you. The best part? These are gifts that also give back the community or charity organisations.
A not-for-profit social enterprise with a community of differently-abled crafters, Social Gifting is supported by Northwest CDC and spearheaded by undergraduates from SUSS.
Their Mother’s Day Specials have something for everybody, whether it’s a special PU Leather Journal with Pen and Thermal Flask set for mum who loves to write, or an Abstract Art Mug for mums who love a bit of quirky in their lives. This range of gifts is crafted or packed by crafters who wish to find employment but are unable to do so due to physical constraints or caregiving duties.
Your gift to your mum will make a difference in the lives of people who are fighting their battles in autism, cancer, mental illness, motherhood and social isolation.
If your mum is a dog lover, then you might want to get her a lovely bracelet from Postman’s Trinkets, a jewellery store with one goal: to lend a helping hand to dog shelters.
Their charm bracelets look elegant and lovely, coming in silver and rose gold, and according to them, 30 per cent of their total sales proceeds go towards a different shelter each month, such as Save Our Street Dogs Singapore (the charity for May 2021), Hope Dogs Rescue, Metta Cats & Dogs Sanctuary, and more.
Make this a paw-some gift for your mum and Man’s Best Friend.
Speaking of jewellery, if you want to go upmarket, then you may want to consider ByCanary’s range of bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. They not only look good, they do good too.
That’s because they donate 10 per cent of profits from every designer collaboration to a Singapore Government-approved charity of each designer’s choice, based on their personal advocacy.
For instance, Dignity for Children Foundation is the beneficiary for their current collection Yiulin X ByCanary, with designs by Ung Yiu Lin, the founder of the noted Malaysian multi-label store, ShoesShoesShoes.
In addition to being a fair market (or marché, hence the name) for socially and environmentally responsible products, Fairmarch also wants to raise awareness for social and environmental issues, as well as encourage inclusive practices for the disadvantaged and differently abled.
For Mother’s Day, they have exclusive bloom bundles – a bouquet and cake or cookie set. With every bloom bundle purchased, 5 per cent will go to Daughters of Tomorrow, a group that facilitates livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women and supports them in achieving financial independence.
Help your mum keep her skin glowing and smooth with the Charity Pot Body Lotion from Lush. It is made from a blend of ylang ylang and rosewood oils, and this self-preserving, rebalanced formula makes this is an all-round body lotion that does a lot of good – and not just to your skin.
That’s because Lush gives 100 per cent of the proceeds from this Charity Pot directly to grassroots foundations around the world that align with Lush’s ethics in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.