Mother’s Day Finds From Frames, to Blankets to Bags and Bike Accessories


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Altiplano is a small business in southern Vermont that sells fair trade jewelry and accessories from a community in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, supporting indigenous people and the environment. Their Recycled Cosmetic Bag ($32) is made from a Mayan blouse with hand-woven red and orange floral patterns and a suede leather trim.

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Mom can always use an extra throw, particularly one as lovely as this Recycled Cotton Sari Throw Blanket ($88), 78” X 38”, from EarthLover. Perfect for picnics, the beach or adding pop to a living room, these throws are hand-stitched from saris by underprivileged women that are undergoing vocational training in India.


Family pictures are go-to gifts for moms, but it’s the frame, in this case, that will really make a statement. These bold aqua or red Tin Frames ($45) offer a modern twist on old world charm.

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Sophisticated moms will love this slim and stylish hand blown glass pitcher and glasses made from recycled glass ($420/pitcher and two glasses) from a shop called Esque out of Portland, Oregon. The glass is formed by designer Andi Kovel in an electric furnace that’s powered by wind. The delicate, vibrant set is just right for serving decadent drinks on the veranda.

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Nutcase, a helmet company based in Portland, Oregon, is known for its stylish, sporty helmets ($60) that feature bold designs and a quick-snapping magnetic chin strap. For biking moms or planning-to-bike-more moms, what better way to show her you care?

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A must-have accessory for moms on wheels is a sturdy basket. We like this easy-to-affix Denver Oval Wicker Bike Basket (about $50) from Basil made of sustainably grown rattan with a snap-closure lid to keep farmer’s market finds in place. It also features a big carrying handle for carting items home.