What does your heart desire this holiday? Joy? Hope? A Better World? All this goodness is possible with just a few clicks. Let go of mindless consumerism and choose gifts that create social change. Whether you have 10 or 100 dollars, here are memorable gifts that can do a lot of good:
1) CHARITY POT
Make your skin softer with this fair trade organic cocoa butter cream . Every purchase goes to fund grassroots charities all around the world.
2) CHARITY MUG
Delight coffee and tea lovers with this unique designer mug. Each painting has been created to represent a charitable organization that will receive 50% of its mug sale (Architecture For Humanity, Oceana, Doctors Without Borders, It Gets Better, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise).
3) MiiR WATER BOTTLE
Get this cutting-edge bottle to improve your hydrating experience and provide one person with clean drinking water for one year (cool, right?)
4) 9 BAR CHOCOLATE BOX
Indulge in this awesome chocolate brand and help save a child’s life. For every bar you buy, their non-profit partner makes a life-saving packet of food to where it’s needed most.
5) SARI PLACEMATS
Bring the world to your table with this exotic handmade set and empower women artisans in India. Layers of recycled sari fabric are hand-sewn and quilted with a traditional kantha stitch. There is a different pattern on each side, flip them over to change up the style – you get two-looks-for-one!
6) THE BECKS
Keep your head warm with this colorful hat and help lift 38 women out of poverty in Peru.
7) RESCUED WINE CANDLE
Hosting a party? Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of vino, and welcome your guests in style. These candles not only smell great, but they also help animal rescue shelters through each sale. Made from 100% natural + recycled materials, which is good for the planet, and for us.
8) FEED PHILIPPINES T-SHIRT
Children are the most vulnerable after a natural disaster, often becoming separated from their families and in need of nourishment. Buy this T-shirt and provide 10 emergency meals for children in a country rebuilding from Typhoon Haiyan.
9) RECYCLED NET WEEKEND BAG
Going Away? Invest in this practical multi-purpose bag and offer financial sustainability for women artisans in Cambodia who would not otherwise have access to export markets.
10) THE GIFT OF EDUCATION
In many parts of the world, girls face incredible hardships in staying in school. Your gift will provide a girl with the opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge needed for a brighter future.
Want more goodness? Check out last year’s list.
BE LOVE through your deeds this season.
To changing the world – one gift at a time,