Mother’s Day 2015 good gift guide – five gifts that give twice

I LOVE a gift that gives twice.  Gifts that in addition to being for your intended recipient, one that also helps someone, a charity, a cause or a social enterprise.  Here is my 2015 Mothers Day gift guide of socially kind gifts to give.

Hey fellas, important note here – it is Mother’s Day in Australia on Sunday 9th May 2015.  Here is your chance to be super thoughful.  You are welcome.

In no particular order:

Beautiful Ruby Olive Earrings supporting The Hunger Project
RubyOliveSkye Anderton, the clever and talented jewellery and fashion accessories designer behind Ruby Olive is on a mission to raise $15,000 for The Hunger Project.  Skye has conspired with friend Carla Thurgate who owns Cheveux Expresso and Design, a gorgeous cafe in Auchenflower, Brisbane to sell beautiful Paradiso Wooden Earrings $18.00 (in colours pink, blue, yellow, orange and more) with 100% of the sale price going to The Hunger Project – send Carla a note on her facebook page to buy, or purchase online here!  If you buy online, leave a message in the shopping cart “charityspam” so Skye knows to donate the proceeds.

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.14.04 pmCharity have a gorgeous collection of “gifts that dont suck”. 0% crap, 100% awesome and we agree!  Check out this beautiful stainless steel bangle engraved with the message SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID. $30.00 each with proceeds going to educating girls in Africa.  Visit the ONE GIRL online shop, there are too many beautiful gift ideas. Get your order in this weekend for it to arrive in time for Mothers Day!

Thank You MumHamper – by the Thank You movement
Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 12.47.08 pmThe gift that keeps on giving this Mother’s Day with a Thank You Mumhamper. Not only do these premium products look amazing and smell delicious but each Thankyou body care product helps fund access to hygiene and sanitation programs for someone in need. Two gorgeous packs to choose from $55 each.  Shop here.

OXFAM Fairtrade Organic Drinking Chocolate 225g
Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 1.18.09 pmThe OXFAM Shop have LOADS of great gifts for mum, including their bestselling Organic Drinking Chocolate! Ingredients include organic fairtrade raw sugar, organic fairtrade cocoa powder (23%), natural flavour & salt. May contain traces of nuts. Directions for use: Whisk 20g (3 – 4 teaspoons) of mix in 180ml of warm milk until smooth. Enjoy! $6.95 so why not buy one for yourself! Buy here.

Give light, get light – via LuminAid
Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 1.29.12 pmLuminAID’s goal is to make portable lighting a part of the supplies commonly sent as part of disaster relief aid, for example in Nepal right now. In addition to food, water, and shelter, light can greatly add to the well-being of victims of a natural disaster or crisis.Buy a light for yourself, and sponsor a light to be distributed by one of our charitable partners to someone in need.  Your purchase covers the cost of one solar light which you will receive, and the cost and associated shipping of a solar light that one of our charitable partners will distribute to an individual in need. Buy your two lights here.

If none of these gifts tickle your fancy, you can choose your own gift via these options:

The Ripple Effect – $20 Nepal Fundraiser Tickets – $2000 in prizes to be won
485RedCross_CircularLogo_RGBThe ever generous Ali from Ripple Massage, the day spa that comes to you, has organised a fundraiser for Nepal, with all funds going direct to Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal
There are three prizes worth $2000 in total which include:
First Prize – A years worth of Ripple Massages, one a month, valued at $1310
Second Prize – A couples massage of 2 x 2 hour massage vouchers valued at $390
Third Prize – A couples massage of 2 x 1.5 hour massage packages valued at $300.

There are only 200 tickets only at $20 each, once sold no more will be released.  Buy your tickets here.

#bakedrelief Mother’s Day campaign supporting regional towns in drought affected communities
#bakedreliefTeaCupDesignsThis Mother’s Day, #bakedrelief has solved your gift-giving woes with a partnership directly helping a small business in a drought affected community. Gifts at Tea Cup in Roma was chosen as #bakedrelief’s first shopping event partner for Mother’s Day this year and #bakedrelief are planning to showcase other online regional businesses going forward in creative ways. For more information visit #bakedrelief on Facebook,  or  and join the conversation on twitter via #bakedrelief

Donate to charity just by shopping online via
Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 6.56.59 pmIt is simple, you shop online with the same big name brands on Shopnate without paying a cent more. They donate – retailers pay us a commission and it is given automatically to your chosen charity – there are over 395 charities for you to choose from. Everyone is happy! Visit for more info

Do you know of other great Mother’s Day gifts that give twice?  Please leave me a message!

About charityspam

I love helping charities and not-for-profits. I am a fundraiser by day and a community do-gooder by night. I often get caught up in great charitable projects and fundraisers, of which I attempt to encourage (some call this spam) others to get involved - hence the name charityspam! My background is in corporate social responsibility and marketing, and I work as a fundraiser/consultant for Social Money Solutions ENJOY! Please subscribe and help spread the word!
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3 Responses to Mother’s Day 2015 good gift guide – five gifts that give twice

  1. Adam says:

    Hi Tara

    That’s a great email, thanks for sharing. Although I think Mother’s day is Sunday May 10th you’ve got it as 9th in your article.

    I emailed you previously about Shopnate but it’s definitely in the same vain as all these gifts that give twice. If you purchase with any of our retailers a donation goes to your choice of 396 charities.

    Since launch we’ve seen over $100,000 of purchases made through the Shopnate site. It’s still early days but in the coming years we intend to be providing a free regular income stream for non-profits of all different sizes.

    I’d still love to be able to share the Shopnate idea with your readers. If you think it’s suitable let me know


    Adam Hackney

    Shopnate Founder

    Connect with me on LinkedIn:

    Call me: 0468471047

    • charityspam says:

      Hi Adam, thanks so much for your email, I will certainly add ShopNate to this post. Or perhaps write a dedicated post for you. Thanks so much for the date correction, doh! and reading charityspam! Cheers, tara

  2. Alison Gray says:

    Hi Tara,

    Gifts4Good has put together several blogs containing Mothers Day gift ideas that all give back.

    Here’s an example: “20 Mothers Day Gifts Delivered to Her Door”

    At Gifts4Good, we also love gifts that give twice and believe individuals can have a positive community impact, just by shopping. All purchases via our website earn free donations for the shopper’s favourite cause or contribute directly to the work of a charity or social enterprise retailer.

    Thanks for producing charityspam! and highlighting the inspiring activities happening in the charity sector. If I can provide any further information about Gifts4Good, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Regards, Alison

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