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Mother's Day Gift Guide | Gift with Purpose

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 12th, and Designed For Joy is here to help you celebrate all the moms in your life. No matter what type of mom you’re shopping for, Designed For Joy has something she’s sure to love!


The On-Trend Mom


Millie Bucket Bag - $96

Talk about cute and flirty! Our bestselling and so versatile Millie bag can be worn two ways. Try it with the sides folded in for a cute triangular bucket bag look or with the sides folded out for more capacity. It features a scarf laced gold chain handle, beautiful sueded interior, magnetic snap closure, and 4 gold feet.




Louise Leather Handbag- $140

A big sister to our Lottie bag, the Louise bag is deceivingly large. She can hold a lot and is more like a stylish tote with two beautiful resin handles that feel smooth in your hands and on your arm when carrying. The bag is structured and will sit upright when put down. A flower printed double interior pocket will hold your wallet and your phone separately.



Cork Wristlet - $39

Our cork wristlet features a natural, real cork face with gold fleck accents. Not only is it stunning, this cork is also sustainable, durable, and hypoallergenic!


The Faithful Mom


Gold Large Cross Necklace - $38

Our elegantly hammered cross necklace features a 24K gold plated cable chain and lobster clasp closure. Measuring at 24”, it’s perfect for layering with other necklaces. 



Leather Journal - $30-40

Perfect for quiet reflection, these handy notebooks are offered in two sizes: a larger Travelers notebook for your desk or purse, and a smaller Pocket size for on the go. Offered in a variety of colors. Best of all, the leather is made right here in the USA. Three (standard sized and easily replaceable) lined paper inserts are held in each leather cover with a sturdy elastic cord enveloping them all.

The Travel Mom


Leather Passport Cover - $38

Keep your travel documents together in this gorgeous leather bound passport cover. Features card slots on the inside for your ID and credit card. Sized to hold a standard passport and slim enough to fit in a pocket or purse. Beautiful sueded interior. Designed For Joy logo imprinted on the lower front cover.


Travel Bundle - $64

This handy leather travel bundle will have you airport ready! We've combined a luggage tag, a passport cover, and a matching cord organizer. The passport cover can be used as a travel wallet as well with three card slots and a slip pocket. Place it in the front pocket of your carry on, and you have everything at hand for the TSA agent!


Rosie Leather Crossbody Sling Bag- $74

Rosie is our rebel. She doesn’t want to be a traditional shoulder strap bag. Instead, she’s a sling bag that can be worn across the chest or around the waist. Customize her with your favorite adjustable webbing strap (sold separately) and make her your own. Full zippered compartment fits your wallet, phone, and all your essentials. Beautiful sueded interior.


The Mom Who Loves to Accessorize


Double Star Huggie Hoop Earrings - $24

These Double Star Huggie Earrings are a must have for any wardrobe. Wear alone or paired with other huggies for extra star power!



Padlock Gold Necklace - $28

A fun twist on the paperclip trend, this padlock adds a pop to your outfit. With the chain extender on the clasp, this necklace can measure from 19.5” to 21.5”. Chain is 18K gold plated.



Puffy Gold Teardrop Earrings - $42-50

New! Add a fun pop of gold to your ears this spring. These earrings are trending on socials in 2024! The Puffy Teardrop shape is a fun addition to your earring collection and comes in sizes large or small.


Scarf Chain Straps - $18

Compliment your favorite bags with our new Scarf Straps. These gold link chains come with an interwoven silky scarf and an array of patterns to add some sunshine to your outfit. From florals to pearls, you will find something that makes your look blossom.

These straps are fitted with an easy take-on/take-off clasp for interchanging between looks. Scarf is removable and can be used to accessorize other items. Purchase multiple straps to enrich your Classic Collection bags or any of our Mix and Match Collection. Straps come in your choice of 14” or 26”.



The All-Star Host Mom


Charcuterie Board - $125-195

This one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, live edge charcuterie board is harvested from locally grown North Carolina black walnut wood (says there’s also maple on website?) and expertly sanded, oiled, and finished by our own Designed For Joy Artisans. Each unique board is a masterpiece of its own. Unique in shape, wood grain, and character, these boards have gorgeous spalted wood patterns, knots, and live edges. These boards also come with soft, durable, sustainably sourced US leather stitched handles with beautiful brass hardware and rubber feet. (Sustainable velvet board bag for gifting and storage sold separately.)




Why shop at Designed For Joy?

Every single purchase supports women emerging from crisis who are earning a living wage as artisans at Designed For Joy. These women start in our Day Work Program where they earn cash-in-hand at the end of each day. Many of these women are experiencing homeless and in immediate need. When they arrive at Designed For Joy, we feed them, show them love, and provide them with purpose and a safe space. After the first week, they are eligible to interview for our 3-month artisan program. To date we've hired over 140 women, and they have earned over $500,000 in living wages. Our goal is to help these women build the confidence and skills needed to transition into a permanent retail management position.


Gift with a purpose and shop all Designed For Joy's collections this Mother’s Day!