Show your Mum she’s queen bee this Mother’s Day
So you’ve thought about flowers and a card. Now what about a Mother’s Day gift that is special and unique – just like your wonderful mum?
Our best charity gifts for her
You could treat your mum like royalty for the day and give her a Happy queen bee World Gift as a lasting reminder that she’s one in a million. This quirky little CAFOD gift, just £4, will bring joy to mothers across the world who struggle to make ends meet. Martha’s family lived on plain tortillas day after day, growing tired and weak, until the gift of a Happy queen bee helped Martha start up a beehive. Now her family collects delicious honey to eat and sell.
For an even bigger smile, choose a gift that gives back – buy our Make a child smile World Gift for your mother who filled your childhood with love and laughter, or for the grandparents and carers who looked after you when times were hard. This Mothering Sunday gift provides a full day of games, music and dancing for children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. For just £22, you can let orphaned children laugh, make friends and have a happy day to remember.
And here’s the perfect alternative gift for new mums. If the new baby in your life is too young to choose a gift or write a card this Mother’s Day, why not buy the gift of a Healthy mum and baby on their behalf? This £30 gift will provide vaccinations, food supplements and more for mums and babies living in poverty. “For me, the most important thing is the health of my children,” says Haoua, a young mum in Niger. Haoua’s words are echoed by mothers throughout the world. Celebrate the arrival of a new baby and the fellowship of motherhood with this special Mother’s Day gift that makes a difference.
Don’t forget the finishing touches
Buy your mum a handy tote bag for £4.50 to carry all her Mother’s Day presents and World Gifts, then top it up with a £2.50 bag of Fairtrade Divine chocolate coins so she can feel a million dollars - well maybe not a million but it’s the thought that counts.