Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

Ashley Cheuk
April 2, 2013
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Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 12. Yes, flowers are lovely, but if you're looking for something a little more unique, we've got some fairly traded gifts that will be a hit with Mom and also support women farmers and artisans around the world. Here are some of my favorite choices for Mom (many are Mom-approved by my own mother, pictured with me on the right). Mix and match for the ultimate customized gift: 

  • Coffee Club Subscription - Pick out a coffee (or two, or three...) and we'll deliver it to Mom's door at the frequency you choose. Who doesn't love getting packages, especially when it's coffee?!
  • Toddy Cold Brew System - This is an awesome gift and just in time for summer. The Toddy Cold Brew System is our favorite method for making iced coffee. The coffee steeps for 12-24 hours and the results are worth it. 
  • Congo Coffee & Congo T-Shirt - This coffee has been wowing our Quality Control team on the cupping table, and better yet, for every purchase of Congo Coffee we donate $2 to the Panzi Foundation, an organization that provides treatment, counseling and skill-building to survivors of sexual assault in the D.R. Congo. 
  • Organic Expedition - The latest in our Biosphere Reserve Series, Organic Expedition comes from farms that serve as a buffer zone for a protected national park in Peru. The can is beautiful, the coffee is delicious, and it helps keep a Peruvian forest wild. Triple win. 
  • Organic Tote Bag - Mom can help save trees by bringing her own bags to the grocery store - and show off her love for Equal Exchange at the same time! You can seriously fit a lot of stuff in there and it doesn't feel like the bag is going to break. 
  • Silver Cuff - Not only have I already given my mother one of these cuffs, but I also got one for myself. It's a versatile, fashionable cuff that adds a little something to any outfit. 
  • Chocolate Bar Collection - Does Mom love chocolate? Probably. This collection is a great way to let her try a bit of everything in our organic chocolate line. 
  • Handmade Gift Wrap - Impress your mom by presenting your gift wrapped in this beautiful, tree-free wrap made from cotton. If she's crafty, give her the extra because it comes in quite handy for card making, scrapbooking, or any other craft project. 

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