I’ve never been one for showy, over-the-top presents. In fact, if you follow me on social media, you’ll immediately know that I appreciate gestures from the heart, gifts of use, and thoughtful ways to convey love and affection. (Of course, I will be swayed by a designer handbag from time to time, but hey, I’m only human!)
And so, with Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s no surprise that I’m less about candy and flowers, and more about how I can revel in my blessings. Of course, this drives my husband up the wall, as he is convinced he needs to present me with a wrapped gift. So, I try to find suggestions that celebrate my love of fashion, is a gift from the heart, and one that gives back to a worthy initiative. At the top of my list? A Me to We Artisans Neno Mom Bracelet, handcrafted by Maasai mamas in Kenya. This impactful piece features a hand-cast brass pendant inscribed with ‘MOM’, and is accented with brass beads and a single pearl.
There are many reasons I love this piece. First, it’s a unique design that is neither showy nor mass-produced. Haven’t you heard? Tiffany bracelets are so 2005, sister. Second, at just $24.99, available at www.metowe.com, it’s an affordable gift that transcends cultures and generations. But the most important reason I’m selecting the Nemo Bracelet as the perfect gift for mom?
For each bracelet purchased, DHL Express, Me to We’s logistics partner, will donate $5 to provide one health clinic visit to a mother and child in a Free The Children community overseas.
DHL Express provides in-kind shipping services to move Artisans products from Free The Children’s Adopt a Village countries to Me to We headquarters, helping connect over 800 Maasai mamas to a greater market for their traditional beadwork. By expanding the reach of Me to We Artisans products, the mamas are empowered with a sustainable income to lift their families and communities out of poverty.
This Mother’s Day, the choices for gifts are endless. And the truth is, maybe the Nemo Bracelet is not your style. Or perhaps you’re not a lover of bracelets. I get it – I’m not keen on jewelry either. But I will ask my husband to purchase this bracelet just the same. Because every time I see it hanging on my bureau mirror, or mixed up in my jewelry box, I will be reminded that it is a gift that celebrates and empowers mothers everywhere. It is a gift that gives from one mama to another.