6 Ethical Gifts for Mother's Day 2022

6 Ethical Gifts for Mother's Day 2022

Buying a gift for Mother's Day can be perplexing. What do you get for someone who "doesn't need anything"?

Give something meaningful this Mother's Day. The Hamlin Shop features a range of handcrafted gifts from the Hamlin Shop that celebrate and support artisans. And knowing that all profits help women in Ethiopia with childbirth injuries? That's bound to make Mum smile.

The Hamlin Shop has curated a collection of ethically-made and fairtrade gifts for Mother's Day. Below are six of our favourite ways to say, 'Thanks Mum.'

Zanele and Mariam bundle

Treat Mum to an accessories update with a delicate and stunning Zanele necklace and Mariam scarf. 

The Mariam Linen Scarf is a firm favourite at the Hamlin Shop. Made from Ethiopian linen, it is lightweight and perfect for transitional months. We think Mum will love the Zanele Rope Necklace and Zanele Strand Necklace. Each glass bead is carefully crafted in unique, dazzling patterns by female artisans in South Africa.

We love the Zanele and Mariam bundle in sleek white, silver and grey. You can gift Mum a Zanele and Mariam bundle from here.


Share the stories of inspirational women with the maternal figure in your life. Written by Dr Catherine Hamlin and John Little, The Hospital By the River is a candid account of Catherine's story - from medical student to pioneering surgeon transforming lives in Ethiopia. 

Acclaimed journalist Sue Williams book Healing Lives tells the incredible story of Dr Catherine Hamlin and Mamitu Gashe - an how their friendship transformed the lives of thousands of women in Ethiopia. Catherine's Gift, written by John Little, follows the journeys of obstetric fistula patients who have travelled to Hamlin fistula hospitals in hope of a cure.

Know a voracious bibliophile or Hamlin super fan? Gift them the Hamlin Book Bundle, featuring all three books and a Hamlin Shopping Bag! Click here to explore the Hamlin Shop's collection of books.

Capes and ponchos

The promise of crisp autumnal days around the corner is the perfect incentive to gift Mum a stylish cape or poncho to her sartorial collection. The Anna Cape and Maret Poncho are vibrant, warm and perfect as a statement piece.

Better yet, they are sustainably made from hand-spun cotton and organic dyes. These fairtrade products provide employment to 65 artisans in Ethiopia - including a number of former fistula patients.

Back by popular demand! Give Mum an eye-catching and versatile gift that makes a difference this Mother's Day. Click here to explore the Hamlin Shop's range of capes and ponchos.

Kazuri bundle

Handmade from clay, the beautiful Kazuri Necklace and Earrings Bundle adds a dash of colour to any outfit.

Crafted with love, each Kazuri bundle supports female artisans in low-income areas of Kenya.

Available in various colourways, this bundle is a wonderful way to show Mum you appreciation. Click here to purchase a Kazuri Necklace and Earrings Bundle.

Hand towel and salad servers bundle

Add handcrafted touches to the home with the Hamlin Shop's hand towel and salad server bundles.

We think Mum would love the combination of a handwoven hand towel made from luxurious, rich Ethiopian cotton and natural dyes, and distinctive salad servers hand-carved from Kenyan olive wood.

Find the perfect hand towel and salad server combo for Mum here.

Slippers bundle

Give a Mother's Day gift with a difference with a Shweshwe bundle. The Slippers Gift Bundle features a pair of cheerfully bright Shweshwe Slippers, and the traditionally beaded Shweshwe Toiletries Purse.

Moreover, this bundle also features a Patient Slippers Gift From the Heart card for Mum. The card represents a donation to provide slippers to patients at Hamlin fistula hospitals.

Click here to give Mum a distinctive gift that gives back with the Slippers Gift Bundle.


Mother's Day is right around the corner! Make Mum's day with a beautifully handcrafted gift that supports artisans and women with fistula injuries. Click here to shop the Hamlin Shop's Mother's Day Collection.


Photos by Sabahar.

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