Every year Cool Hunting salutes the mothers that make the world a better place with a gift guide that speaks to their nurturing nature. This year we’ve gathered a new batch of goods that give mom something in return, whether it’s a little rest and relaxation or a new accessory to brighten her day. Check out some highlights from CH’s latest Mother’s Day additions below, including several Fair Trade items like coffee from a women-run Guatemalan co-op and an Apolis gardening bag handcrafted by female artisans in Bangladesh. Whatever her interests, we’ve got a wide range of gifts to show your love and appreciation. Time is running out so order now to have it by Sunday, 12 May 2013.
Garden Bag by Apolis + Kinfolk
The socially-motivated lifestyle brand Apolis teamed up with Kinfolk magazine to create this handsome garden bag. Handcrafted by a co-op of female artisans in Bangladesh, the bag is made from golden jute fiber with a durable waterproof lining, and boasts six pockets, vegetable dyed straps and nickel rivets for extra utility.
FTO Guatemala Café Femenino by Klatch Coffee
These Klatch Coffee medium roast beans are from a women-run co-op farm in the Nahuala region of Guatemala. The Café Femenino Coffee Project began in Peru with now more than 1,500 women in Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala are actively involved in growing single origin Fair Trade coffee. These beans offer the aromas and flavors of chocolate, nuts and citrus.
Rose Geranium Bath Soak by Royal Botanicals
Revitalize your favorite lady with a bottle of Royal Botanicals’ Rose Geranium Bath Soak. This invigorating blend includes Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts and organic essential oils of the “flower of constancy,” housed in a Victorian Era-inspired amber glass bottle.
Valssi Necklace by Marimekko
Scandinavian design house Marimekko, known for original prints and a geometric approach to shape and color, created the Valssi necklace in homage to dances at traditional Finnish summer parties (Valssi means waltz in Finnish). With clean lines and bold shapes, this Haldu wood and resin statement piece is whimsically sophisticated.
Balsabox by Nomess Copenhagen
Keep makeup, accessories or valuable keepsakes organized with Nomess Copenhagen’s smartly configured Balsabox. Smaller boxes nest within the larger structure for solid organization, but best of all, the lid opens to reveal a mirror that can be situated inside for a vanity effect.
Supermum Wafer Notebook by Smythson
Let your mother know just how super she is with a classic Smythson lambskin notebook dedicated just to her. The 96-page pocket-sized Supermum journal contains gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper, sure to make even a mundane grocery list look more attractive to mums and moms everywhere.