For anyone looking to give the mothers in their lives a little something special on Mother’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the adventurous, thrill-seeking, tech-savvy, gadget-loving, handy, all-around brilliant and dynamic mothers in your lives.
This very bright sweater for getting noticed in.
This board game for winning.
This neck-tie for staying fancy.
This moonshine for sipping.
These whiskey glasses for helping it go down smoothly.
This bluetooth speaker for broadcasting favorite
podcasts tunes to the picnic blanket.
This zero-waste quilt for lounging on.
This fedora for hiding under.
This universal bit kit for being able to make any tech-related repair a person could think of.
This simple set of covers for keeping tech safe.
This 2018 membership to the Feminist Bird Club.
In an effort to ground all of this gift-giving in something a bit more down to earth, here are organizations you can support to help mothers at home and around the world:
For incarcerated black mothers: Join the #FreeBlackMamas Mother’s Day initiative to help pay bail for mothers who are in jail because they can’t afford to pay their way out. Why pay bail? Pre-trial incarceration has drastic longterm and immediate impacts on families and communities. Just a few days spent in jail can mean a lost job, lost housing, and torn-apart families. Sign up for a tool kit and find more information about this year’s National Bail Out to bring mothers to their families on Mother’s Day. (The NYC Black Mama Bail Out initiative is this way.)
For pregnant mothers in precarious places: Support Every Mother Counts, a global nonprofit dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. They work both internationally and right here in the US, one of only thirteen countries with a rising maternal mortality rate. This month, together with another terrific non-profit, Choices in Childbirth, they published Maximizing Midwifery, a report focused on using midwifery to achieve high-value maternity care in New York.
For indigenous mothers and mothers of color: Support Sistersong, a nonprofit with a mission to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.