Image from childmind.org

Mother’s Day, which falls on May 14 this year, is right around the corner. If you’re looking for a gift, I have a great suggestion for you: the Alex and Ani Signature Little Brown Bear Bangle. This adorable bangle comes with several charms, one of which is a teddy bear. The bangle itself is an adjustable wire band, so you don’t have to worry about whether it will fit. As someone with tiny wrists, I appreciate that fact. I’m always afraid I’ll lose my jewelry! Anyway, another perk is that the Signature Little Brown Bear Bangle is available in either a Rafaelian gold or silver finish. For such a nice piece of jewelry, I’m impressed that it’s retailing at only $28.

There’s more to this bracelet than just being a cute Mother’s Day present, though. Alex and Ani have a Charity By Design line of jewelry with the express purpose of donating part of the cost to partnering charitable organizations. The Signature Little Brown Bear Bangle is a Charity By Design creation, and 20% of its cost is donated to the Child Mind Institute. The Child Mind Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports children, and their families, who struggle with mental health and learning disabilities. They provide clinical care and free resources, but they also conduct scientific research and support the professionals and policymakers that make a difference in these children’s lives. By the way, if you didn’t know already, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. So, you can kill the proverbial bird with two stones. You can buy mom a Mother’s Day gift that recognizes and supports Mental Health Awareness!