5 Christmas Gifts That Give Back
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
Christmas shopping is hard but it doesn't have to be. Giving a thoughtful and meaningful gift that also gives back is like giving two gifts. Whether the recipient enjoys supporting eco-friendly practices, small businesses, or animals there is something for everyone.
CACTUS BLOSSOM BAR SOAP $6
Soap made only from the best ingredients and excluding the worst. Leaving out palm oil and filling the soap with ingredients like organic shea + cocoa butter, this soap is ready to take on the world. Hand in Hand Soap is not only cleansing but hydrating. But it doesn't just leave your hands feeling good, it also keeps the heart feeling good. For every soap that is purchased, a bar of soap and one month of clean water is given to a child in need. This vegan, palm oil-free, cruelty-free soap is perfect for the activist in your life - not to mention the packaging is super cute!
ADVENTURE SHIRT $32
Gift this cool and comfortable cotton shirt, with its custom shweshwe trim, to the man in your life. At GoodbyeMalaria.com, every $5.50 (R72) spent protects a life for 6 months. The clothing is all made locally and ethically in South Africa. The currency for this store is in South African Rand, so just know that R72 is $5.50. Buying from Goodbye Malaria is not only supporting healing malaria but promoting job creation with great fashion.
The perfect gift for the empowered ladies in your life. Sudara focuses on giving education and resources to help women in the Red Light District stay out of sex-slavery. Every product is made in India, providing sustainable living-wage employment to the women. The company also accepts donations at the checkout to help fund safe houses and provide micro-loans to people who need it. With a wide range of products for women and kids including yoga wear and sleep sets, there is something for every woman on Sudara.org.
ADVENTURIST CLASSIC BACKPACK $65
This cute minimalist backpack completely fits the Lower Mainland's PNW vibes. With water-resistant material, faux leather straps, and 4 different color options, it is the perfect staple backpack. Adventurist was started by a husband and wife who had a passion for adventure and helping people. For every backpack that is bought, 25 meals are given to families in need across the United States.
Give the gift of a good morning with Grounds and Hounds Coffee. Every pound of coffee goes to save a hound. After discovering that 2 million dogs were euthanized annually in the U.S., Jordan Karcher founded Grounds and Hounds Coffee which donates 20% of their profits to fund no-kill rescue organizations that provide safety for dogs with no home. The coffee is organic, fair-trade beans that come in a bag or single-serve pods. Perfect for any coffee lover.
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