What’s better than giving the perfect gift? Giving a gift that gives back! Sure, it’s easy to pop over to the nearest shopping mall and pick up a small gift; the convenience factor alone is tempting. But, have you considered the alternatives when doing your holiday shopping? Instead of reaching for traditional gifts, give your loved ones a little something that spreads joy and good will.
Here are a few of our favorite products that not only make terrific gifts for your loved ones but at the same time create positive global change.
Our Amsterdam Recycled Leather Clutch in nude is as empowering as it is beautiful. Not only will it make a treasured piece for the recipient for years to come, but each one is customized by the hands of women/artisans overseas. Each artisan receives training, fair wages, and safe working conditions, elevating the lives of their families and themselves through fashion. At Lions in Four, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we touch. And, we always deliver the highest quality and most mindfully designed pieces possible.
Conscious Steps has paired comfy and stylish socks with global causes to fight poverty and fund organizations that make the world a better place. Mindfully manufactured with fair-trade cotton and nontoxic natural dyes, the attractive designs represent each individual cause. With just a pair of socks you can help provide drinkable water and combat HIV.
The beautifully designed drink ware from Emery is handcrafted in South Africa from 100% recycled glass. Their factory uses recycled cooking and engine oil to fuel their furnace, as well as recycled water and rainwater throughout the production process. On top of that, Emery compensates locals who collect the glass and organizes environmental clean-up days in exchange for donations like building materials or soccer team sponsorships.
If the person you’re shopping for is loves to give back as much as you, consider donating in their name to the International Justice Mission which works to end modern-day slavery. The organization has a wide variety of ongoing missions you can support. Just specify how you would like the donation to be used. You can choose to fund a sex trafficking rescue operation, provide trauma counseling, or fund care for survivors. In doing so, your gift will make a positive impact for someone in need.