4 Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Puts Others First

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05.07.2013By

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Have you picked up that mother’s day gift yet? Me neither. But what do you give the woman that’s gotten the best gift of all: YOU!

Easy. You buy her something that helps someone else that isn’t as fortunate! Here are four gifts that are sure to make mom and another feel special.

Praise Mom and Save the Children with Care Cards

Just in time for Mother’s Day, consumers can tell mom “well done” by creating a personalized digital Care Card on Facebook, by visiting johnsonsbabycares.com. For every Care Card sent, shared or Liked, Johnson’s Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children programs such as Early Steps to School Success, an early childhood education initiative. The Early Steps program works with more than 10,000 children, parents, and caregivers annually to help provide a brighter future through early childhood education.

Save a Dog or Cat During National Adoption Weekend

Is your mom lonely since you moved out? Surprise her with a cat or dog during Petco’s National Adoption Weekend, which takes place Mother’s Day weekend. You can meet loving pets searching for their very own family, speak to local adoption groups about fostering, and learn how to properly care for a new pet’s physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. After years of raising children, cooking, and housecleaning, a pet to care for and clean up is exactly what mom needs. Just make sure you’d be happy to adopt the pet in case mom thinks your gift is too generous.

Make Your Mom Feel Wicked Good With This Scented Candle

I’m buying my mom this tee shirt because she’s a big fan of Boston slugger David Ortiz–and she talks like a truck driver (she learned from my dad who was one). Your mom may not as big a fan of Big Papi–or curse words–so buy her this Boston Strong Candle from Yankee Candle.

It smells just like Boston. The Charles River? The Boston Red Sox dugout? Dunkin Donuts coffee? No, according to Yankee Candle, the smell is “a heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea.” The candle benefits the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Toast Mom with One Hope Sparkling Wines

Every mom needs a good drink every now and then. That’s why you should toast her with One Hope sparkling wine. Twenty-five percent of the profits go to bringing clean water to developing countries. At checkout you can designate another 25 percent of the profits to one of five causes, including charity: water and No Kid Hungry.

What will you buy mom for Mother’s Day? Sound off in the comments below!