Dozens of people from around the world celebrate Mother’s Day* on the second Sunday of May. Which, in 2020, is May 10. Therefore, we’ve selected gifts for mama with a specific theme. Because without her uterus and her menstrual cycle, you wouldn’t be there. Thank you mum!
FOR POWER MUMS This reusable tote bag with long handles, so you can also carry the bag on your shoulder, is available in four colours. By the British label Illustratedidentity. Model K2457 costs €7.17.
FOR ARTISTIC MUMS The Spanish Marta Gonzalez uses the the ancient macramé technique and the art of sculpting in polymer clay for her jewellery. Many of her pieces are based around vulvas. This blood red necklace also features a Swarovski bead. Dark Sky Studio, €95.
FOR GREEN MUMS Washable sanitary towels! Because why not try something different? These are made of super absorbing soft fabric and come in a very practical colour: red. By the German label AnneFeatherstoneDsgn. The price is nice as well: a pack of four in two different sizes costs €8.
FOR MUMS WITH HUMOUR A different kind of snow globe. This unique piece is a menstruation snow globe. With Barbie feet. Body parts of the iconic doll can be found in more designs by the American label ZooperArt. Get one of these for €19.
VOOR BAD-ASS MUMS Cotton crop top in either black or white with a very clear message: Anything you can do, I can do bleeding. Available in four different sizes. By the American FeministTrashStore, from €24.74.
VOOR BUSY MUMS Have your morning coffee in this Coffee & Cramps mug so colleagues and housemates know not to ask any annoying questions. By period power project Good Blood from the UK, €10.18.
VOOR CARING MUMS This richly illustrated sweet little book explains why mothers bleed every month, why this is also called moon time and why menstruation isn’t scary. Found in the webshop of the British illustrator Stephanie Green, Dauntless Daughters, €10.76.
All shopping tips in this Mother’s Day selection were found on Etsy. Prices can fluctuate with exchange rate and do not include shipping costs.
Mother’s Day around the world
*Yes, we know; in the UK and Ireland, Mother’s Day (officially called ‘Mothering Sunday’) has already been this year, on March 14. But in case you’ve forgotten to honour your mother that day, just do like the Dutch, Belgians, Canadians, Americans and dozens of other people from around the world and celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Which, in 2020, is May 10. Other dates to honour your mother this year include May 3 (Portugal), May 7 in France (La fête des Mères), May 31, which is celebrated in Sweden (Mors Dag), and June 14 (only in Luxembourg). In Argentina, mums have to wait a bit longer; there, the Día de la Madre is celebrated on the third Sunday of October,
In Zambia, Mother’s Day has a totally different meaning: the Zambian law stipulates that working women are entitled to one day off each month: menstrual leave.
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