By Moms, For Moms: Our Top Picks For Unique Mother's Day Gifts

20-Apr-22

Whether you call her Mother, Mom, Mum, or Mumsy, a handmade Mother's Day gift is a great way to celebrate all the incredible things that she does!

Here are some of our favorite handmade gifts from around the world for the moms in your life, each crafted by communities of global artisan moms.

Gifts for moms on the go

Grasslands Boat Basket

If Mom always has someplace to be, give a unique Mother's Day gift she can take with her! SERRV carries a wide variety of handmade totes, bags, woven baskets, and more to help her with all her favorite hobbies.

If Mom likes to visit the farmers' market, an elephant grass basket from Bolgatanga is the perfect choice! Each beautiful handmade basket is crafted by skilled women artisans in Ghana, who build independence by earning their own incomes through weaving artistic baskets and décor.

Perfect for anything from books to blush, a hand-embroidered pouch or tote from India makes a beautiful gift for Mom (especially when filled with treats like delicious Divine Chocolate!). Each 100% cotton travel essential features colorful hand-embroidered designs, stitched by women artisans in Moradabad, India who can send their children to school with the wages earned through their work. For the spontaneous mom, our travel-sized Kantha Makeup and Toiletries bags fit pencils, electronics, and other small necessities, while our Recycled Sari Totes make great reusable bags for the supermarket or book club. Plus, moms in East India earn fair wages crafting them!

Shana Embroidered Travel Collection

Kantha Pouches

For moms who like to spend their time in the garden, an eco-friendly recycled feedbag market or garden tote makes a unique and useful Mother's Day gift! Each one is truly one-of-a-kind and perfect for garden supplies, groceries, and more, and helps moms in South Vietnam purchase medicine for their children.

Recycled Feedbag Market Tote

Recycled Feedbag Garden Tote

Gifts for Mom to use at home

Raffia Baskets from Uganda

Support women in rural Uganda while giving Mom something to brighten her space. A beautiful handmade basket crafted by skilled women weavers brings color to tables, walls and shelves, and access to health care and education for moms in Kampala. Choose a handmade tray (you could even bring her breakfast in bed!) like our Black Swirl Tray or Turaco Feather Tray, or a unique woven basket like our Shamba Raffia Basket Plate.

For the mom who loves to bake, screen-printed kitchen textiles make charming gifts! Give mom a matching apron and hot pad set in our adorable Hot Dogs or our Red Quail patterns and support artisan moms in Nepal. Through fair trade, skilled women artisans in Kathmandu are able to work from home and care for their families while earning a steady income. If Mom likes a little more color, our handmade Recycled Sari & Denim Apron is an excellent alternative!

Red Quail Apron

Recycled Sari & Denim Apron

If mom enjoys spending time in the garden or on the patio, a handmade bird house or wreath is a great one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift. Crafted by multiple generations of skilled artisan families across the Philippines from fast-growing woods and grasses, a Peace Wreath or eco-friendly bird house brings rustic charm to any space while providing a source of steady income.

Artisan mom & daughters from the Philippines with a Layered Peace Wreath

Gifts for the fashion-conscious mom

Recycled sari necklaces from India

Each mom has her own style, and no two are alike. Whether your mom prefers to wear sweats or stilettos, SERRV has a global fashion accessory that's perfect for her.

Give mom a unique piece of handmade jewelry that gives back. Our colorful recycled sari necklaces enables artisan moms in Delhi to gain access to healthcare and handcraft skills training. They're also perfect for moms who like a little color in their wardrobe. These goes-with-anything pieces are one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly.

If rustic is Mom's aesthetic, our handwoven sisal jewelry is a great way to show her your appreciation. Each sustainable fashion piece is meticulously made by a master weaver in eSwatini--many of whom are moms themselves--from natural and hand-dyed sisal grass. By crafting these gorgeous fair trade pieces, these rural moms receive literacy training, health education, and financial independence.

Nandi Bracelets

Majani Weave Necklace

Nandi Fennel Disc Earrings

Leather handbags from India

Moms are always prepared! When you need a pen, snack, or bandage, chances are that she's got in in her purse. Give her an upgrade this Mother's Day by gifting a genuine leather handbag from India! Moms in Kolkata earn fair wages helping craft each go-to tote and crossbody bag, and Mom gets a fashionable and long-lasting carry-all! Our Teal All-For-One is one of our most popular bags, or choose our Kolkata Crossbody Bag.

If you want to skip the leather, we have vegan options, too! Our Jodee Canvas Tote Bag is sturdy enough for daily use (and perfect for carrying a small laptop) and stylish enough for a night out. For moms who need a little sparkle, the sustainably-made Jangali Collection is a leather-free must-have!

Gifts to give mom a break

Moms always give us so much, so Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to help her take some well-deserved time off! Our collection of artisan-made wellness handcrafts will put a global spin on her at-home spa day, from cozy robes to mango wood massage and more.

If your Mom loves candles, these hand-poured candles are great... in more ways than one! Each ethically made natural soy candle is poured by young moms in Chicago, who receive job and skills training to help them pursue permanent employment. They're also phthalate free, and come in a wide range of unique fragrances, from sweet Sugared Grapefruit to rustic Whitebark Pine.

While mom is supporting her health with a day of relaxation, she's also supporting moms in India! Each of our ethically-made robes is crafted by hand, and helps moms in East India gain access to healthcare and safer working conditions. Our Recycled Sari Robe is eco-friendly, made with natural cotton sari in a variety of colors and patterns--truly one of a kind, just like Mom! For a more luxurious at-home spa day, choose our 100% silk Kalyani Spa Set, complete with matching eye mask.

Recycled Sari Robe

Kalyani Hand-Painted Silk Spa Set

Fragrant fair trade soap is another way you can help Mom de-stress while supporting moms in Bangladesh. Each bar is infused with a delightful scent, including spicy Chai Masala and sweet Lemongrass & Honey, and comes wrapped in colorful handmade paper. These bars also help single moms and women who have escaped the sex trade earn a fair wage and support themselves and their families.

There are hundreds more handmade Mother's Day gifts at serrv.org, so you'll find something perfect for every mom! Already gave Mom her gift? Let us know how much she loved it! Send us photos at marketing@serrv.org. Thanks to all the moms around the world making a difference!

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