Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day are only a few days apart this year, giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the most important women in our lives and support those who need our help. The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report revealed that gender parity is still over 200 years away! This means it’s more important than ever to unite and support International Women’s Day’s #PressForProgress towards gender parity.
Keen to get involved? That’s what we like to hear! We’ve selected a handful of meaningful gifts for mothers and daughters to share for International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. We hope they’ll help ignite discussion around gender parity within our homes, schools, offices and wider communities.
The sweet taste of support: GIRL POWER Chocolate by Creightons
What better way to enjoy a slab of chocolate than by supporting young women at the same time? One of our very favourite artisan chocolate brands, Creightons, has designed a special charity chocolate bar called GIRL POWER. It’s a dark chocolate version of their delicious and extremely popular salted caramel bar, this time encased in a funky holographic wrapper.
The wonderful people at Creightons are giving £1 for each bar sold to Girls Out Loud – a social enterprise dedicated to empowering teenage girls to have confidence, ambition and a positive self-image, helping them fulfil their potential and reach for the stars.
And Creightons couldn’t be more fitting for Mother’s Day and championing female entrepreneurship. This chocolaterie is run by mother and daughter duo Andrea and Lucy who lead an all-girl team of chocolate geniuses. Sounds like a dream job, right? Their stylish wrapping, fun flavours and thought-provoking cause will definitely leave a sweet taste in your mouth.
Take a leaf out of the books of history’s most inspiring women
Designed for a younger audience, our Little People, Big Dreams series of books document the life stories of incredible women from around the world. Whether they were an artist, scientist or designer, each woman protagonist represents a young girl with a dream. From Amelia Earhart and Ada Lovelace to Emmeline Pankhurst and Coco Chanel, these inspiring role models are represented in a way accessible to young children, featuring engaging and quirky illustrations. Much like Girls Out Loud, these books encourage younger generations to strive for their dreams and celebrate individuality. They’re a fun way to get younger girls inspired to #PressforProgress!
A toolkit for winning at work
Whether you’re supporting your mother or encouraging your daughter, Uwagba’s Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women is packed with fantastic experiences and insights from inspiring personalities. This Sunday Times bestseller is a concise guide to help women navigate the working world and absolutely rock while doing so. With wisdom from creative minds like Pandora Sykes, Penny Martin and Caryn Franklin, this pocket-sized book is a celebration of women in business. You’ll be hooked!
Whether young, old, or everything in between, we hope to have shared some inspiring gifts for the females in your life. We hope they spark discussion and remind us that even small actions build up and help us all #PressforProgress!