Mother's Day Gifts That Give Back

Gifts that Give provides a win-win gift solution this Mother’s Day. A donation of $1 of every $5 spent is given to a charity of the shopper’s choice. Founder Nancy Taylor shares some of her favorite picks with us here

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Daum Perfume Bottle

 Since 1878, Daum's crystals have brought rare and colorful pieces to collectors throughout the world. Mom will feel so special with floral stopper and crystal perfume bottle, handcrafted in France by master artisans. Each piece is unique, so no two crystals are alike. 


Click to buy; $345

R. Nichols Note Cards

These bicyclist note cards are the perfect gift for moms who have a way with words. All R. Nichols designs begin as intricate hand cut collages and then are turned into beautiful note cards. Box of 8 with envelopes, not greeted.


Click to buy; $16

Annabel Ingall Roman Holiday Carry All

Annabel Ingall’s Roman Holiday Carry All in Natural/Champagne is the perfect Spring and Summer go-to bag. Used for airplane rides or just a day at the beach, mom can throw all her loot into this chic tote. It’s sleek design is made from braided natural raffia from Madagascar and is trimmed with genuine leather. Features a snap closure and inside zipper pocket.


Click to buy; $385

chicBuds Earphones

Retractable, decorative earphones to accessorize mom's music habit, whether it be with an iPod, portable CD player or your personal computer. chicBuds are detailed with genuine Swarovski Crystals transforming, what was once simply functional, into ear candy. Listening never looked so good! 


Click to buy; $40

Lilly Pulitzer iPad covers

Friends will be pink with envy when they see mom's Lilly Pulitzer iPad cover. Silicone cases offer a smooth fit and great feel to the touch.  Fits Apple iPad 2 and 3.  Available in Chum Bucket, Fance Dance and Scarlet Begonia patterns.


Click to buy; $30

Fornash Lime Green Scarf

This versatile scarf can be dressed up or down.(Wear it with jeans or a cocktail dress.)  The ruffles and frayed edges add volume and fun.


Click to buy; $38

Rowallan Envelop Clutch

This envelope clutch is perfect for carrying mom's iPad or other tablet PC. Designed with a detachable strap allows her to use this versatile bag as a cross-body carrier or as an everyday handbag. Includes a back pocket with two compartments for easy access to accessories. The practical mom will feel oh so chic with the best colors of the season. All you have to do is pick one.


Click to buy; $108

Dimacci White Watch

This fashionable white watch, adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals, makes the perfect accessory. With an adjustable stirrup made from the finest Italian nappa leather and a black cabochon crown, this timepiece is a must-have for the special woman in your life.


Click to buy; $400

Lafco New York Candles Set

Make mom three times as happy with this mini candle set. The marine scent is light and fresh-- reminiscent of an afternoon by the sea. Made of clean burning soy-based wax and 100% natural cotton wick, these candles can burn up to 25 hours.


Click to buy; $85

Kim Seybert Placemats

New for Spring 2012, the Kim Seybert Caviar Collection brings unexpected color combinations with marine blues and chartreuse brights. It's the perfect gift for the modern mom who loves to entertain!


Click to buy:

Marine & Chartreuse Pop Rock Napkin Ring $25;

Marine & Chartreuse Tile Napkin $28;

Marine Caviar Beaded Placemat $56;

Chartreuse Caviar Beaded Placemat $56


The FEED 100 bag is a convenient and lightweight zip-up tote, perfect for grocery shopping, travel, or carrying those extra pair of wedges. Each bag sold provides 100 school meals to kids in Rwanda, donated through the United Nations World Food Programme's School Feeding program. FEED 100 comes zipped up in a burlap pouch, which unfolds into a full-sized bag, made of organic cotton with copper rivets.

Click to buy; $42

Agraria Bath Salts

Agraria’s luxurious bath salts are made with salts from the Dead Sea and pure essential oils. French lavender & Italian rosemary is enriched with the zest of bergamot & a few drops of English Amber. Mom, grandmother, aunt or sister will feel relaxed and refreshed after bathing in these soothing salts. Beautifully gift boxed, each 32 oz oval box contains a real seashell to use as a scoop.


Click to buy; $28

Graphic Image Photo Albums

These colorful albums feature archival quality polypropylene pages that won’t wrinkle or harm photos. Includes one set of 18 leaves, which holds 36, 4”x6” prints.


Click to buy; $55

Same Sky Beaded Bracelets

These bracelets are crocheted by women genocide survivors in Kigali, Rwanda. Hand-blown glass beads are crocheted on a complimentary colored, non-stretch cord, then signed by the women it was created by.  All sale profits go to training and employing more women artisans in Rwanda, allowing them to take their first steps out of poverty.


Click to buy; $160

Michael Aram Frame

Mom will appreciate this elegantly designed photo frame. The nickel plate design will hold cherished memories to pass down for generations. 


Click to buy; $99

Tech Candy 3pc iPad Cover

The chic, tech-savvy mom will love Tech Candy’s 3-piece layering set.  Impact resistant, there is no paint to fade, scratch or rub off. Clear access to all ports, buttons and functions.


Click to buy; $48

GiGi New York Wallet

Make Mother's Day sizzle with this embossed leather hot pink wallet. Crafted from full grain python leather, it features a fold over snap closure, twelve credit card slots, two bill pockets and a full- length exterior pocket and interior pocket for change.


Click to buy; $180

Trina 3-Piece Cosmetic Case

Say bon voyage in style with Trina's Sandra Essential Train Case. The roomy case keeps your toiletries and travel items secure, while the top handle provides maximum portability. Features two interior removable pouches, secure zipper closure, and wipeable exterior.


Click to buy; $48

Seda France Candle

An intoxicating combination of three fruits—crisp apple, peach nectar, and zesty grapefruit—give this candle an invigorating fragrance.

Click to buy; $27

Courage. B Red Handbag

Mom will love this large and functional bag. Closures on each both sides cinches in to create a chic purpse and expand into a roomy tote when more space is needed.  Made of fine Italian pebble leather, she'll never forget this bag, or who gave it to her!


Click to buy; $450

Donni Charm Wings Scarf

This hip scarf is embellished by a silver chain tassel and wing charm to bring good luck to the person wearing this design.


Click to buy; $99

Picnic at Ascot Wine Carrier

Bring your favorite vino anywhere with this unique carrier. High-end design details and construction make this an excellent gift for any occasion.


Click to buy; $45

Blunt LITE Umbrella

Make mom’s life easier (and brighter!) on the rainy days with this umbrella. This unique design incorporates revolutionary Radial Tensioning System (RTS) into a lightweight, aerodynamic weather canopy. It is unflappable and easy to control, even in stormy conditions. Its uniquely hard-wearing design means it will be a pleasure to use, rain or shine, year after year.


Click to buy; $65

Vietri Cocktail Plate Set

The Vino Collection, inspired by the picturesque vineyard farmhouses and wineries of Tuscany, celebrates Italy’s historic winemaking heritage. Handmade of terra bianca in Tuscany and dishwasher safe.


Click to buy; $168 for a set of 4

Rowallan Jewelry Trunk

This leather, five-drawer chest is the perfect place to keep mom’s crown jewels safe. She will feel like a queen with these specially built compartments to hold watches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Full-size travel pouch tucks in the deep bottom drawer when not in use.


Click to buy; $199

Simon Pearce Posy Vase

Hand-blown by master glassblowers, the artistic folds, graceful gathers, and undulating waves mark the Shelburne Vase. Dishwasher-safe.


Click to buy; $95



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