Gifts for Mom that Also Empower Women? Yes, Please!

As much as I wish most people would give to causes and charities without a second thought, I still love the idea of shopping for a cause. At the end of the day, I realize that, for many people, the incentive of getting something while you give is really powerful. This is one of the methods to my madness when I’m shopping for gifts. If I can find something that was made thoughtfully and helps others, but also makes a great gift, I’m easily sold. So needless to say, it didn’t take much for Walmart to sell me on their Empowering Women Together collection for Mother’s Day.

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Empowering Women Together is a selection of products that support women-owned businesses around the world. This initiative isn’t new. In fact, I’ve written about it before. But in time for Mother’s Day, Walmart will begin selling these products in 2,700 stores for the first time! This means that small women-owned businesses will now have their products in front of an estimated 100 million shoppers.

I got a firsthand look at a bunch of those products, and I think you’ll approve.

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The collection currently includes a ton of possibilities for any woman on your list, including:

  • Chocolates
  • Both ceramic and insulated plastic coffee mugs
  • Aprons
  • Infinity scarves
  • Double-walled plastic cups with straws
  • Cards
  • Gift bags

All of them feature gorgeous designs by artisans from all over the world, and many of them offer messages that will speak directly to Mom.

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They are colorful and springy, but my favorite feature? Almost every product is hand-signed by the artisan who made it. These artisans are from the U.S., Peru, Haiti and India, in collaboration with Full Circle Exchange.

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I absolutely LOVE the infinity scarves, which will help me stretch my spring wardrobe by giving basic outfits a different look.

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And as a breastfeeding mom, they’ll also work as nursing covers that my daughter won’t be able to pull off since they’ll be around my neck. The scarves and aprons would make great gift wrap, as well.

As you can see from the first photo, I’ve already picked my favorite mug and scarf, but I’m planning to do a lot of gifting to my favorite moms. The next time you’re at your local Walmart, check out the collection for yourself. You’re bound to find something affordable that mom will love, and she’ll be more than happy to know that her gift is helping other women sustain themselves and their communities.

DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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