Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

Shop gifts that give back this season

With the busyness of the holiday season swirling around us, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping and preparing for all of the festivities. We love to take any opportunity to show our loved ones just how much they mean to us, and that usually comes in the form of a gift or two during the holidays. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to shower your friends and family with a little love and appreciation this time of year, we have a little proposition for our readers. This year we challenge you to shop with intention and consider purchasing gifts that give back to amazing causes. To help you out we’ve created a gift guide today that showcases stocking stuffers and gifts that give back to artisans, communities, and organizations around the globe. We’ve included some of our favorite brands that we’re sure you’ll love to. Keep scrolling to see how you can give back, one gift at a time…

1. The Little Market Alpaca Mittens, $40
Not only will these cozy, hand-woven mittens keep your fingers warm, but they also benefit women artisans in Peru working with Manuela Ramos.

2. Deborah Lippmann Cranberry Kiss (RED) Nail Polish, $20
This festive red nail polish from Deborah Lippmann is one of our favorites! It is vegan, 7-free and not tested on animals. With the purchase of this nail polish you are financing HIV/AIDS grants impacting the lives of 70 million people.

3. The Little Market Tropical Bucket Tote Bag, $130
This adorable bucket bag is perfect for the girl on the go! Each bag is handmade with natural, organic and sustainable materials and benefits women artisans in Madagascar.

4. Clare V. Every Mother Counts Tote Bag, $45
This cute Clare V. tote was created in partnership with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. That makes it the perfect gift for the special mama in your life!

5. The Little Market Peppermint Soy Blend Candle, $26
When it comes to candles, The Little Market has all of the best scents. This peppermint soy blend candle is definitely our holiday favorite! Each candle is made in small batches by Prosperity Candle, a social enterprise in the U.S. that invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty.

6. FEED + Mouth Holiday Sweets, $62
If your loved ones have a sweet tooth, this FEED + Mouth holiday sweets assortment has all of the yummiest treats! Each purchase provides 10 school meals for children around the world.

7. The Little Market Beach Bound Gift Bag, $266
Every day is a beach day with this adorable gift bag! Inside the handmade beach tote you’ll find a beach hat and beach towel, all made by artisans in around the globe. Each purchase helps sustain the communities that the items were made in.

8. Purpose Jewelry Knot Studs, $18
We’re smitten with delicate jewelry and these knot studs are no exception. Each pair of earrings is handcrafted by a survivor of modern-day slavery.

9. The Little Market Diamond Frame, $38
This frame is the perfect way to display some of your favorite memories. Each frame is made with socially and environmentally responsible products and helps underprivileged artisans in India improve their economic and social standing.

10. FEED + West Elm Apron, $29
FEED recently partnered up with West Elm to give you this adorable rosemary printed apron. Each purchase provides meals to families right here in the United States.

11. Gratitude Collaborative Winter Solstice Kit, $189
We love to gift our friends and family thoughtful gift boxes from Gratitude Collaborative. This Winter Solstice Kit contains items for the perfect relaxing night in—a luxurious bathrobe, hot chocolate, Moon Mist, and Match Milk Bath for ultimate relaxation. Each gift box provides 10 meals to children in the U.S.

12. The Little Market Hot Cocoa Gift Box, $52
This gift box has all you need for the perfect cozy evening by the fire. This box includes drinking chocolate harvested by farmworkers at Divine in Ghana, an olive wood coffee scoop handmade by wood carvers of Kenya, and two hand-painted ceramic mugs by artisans at Le Souk Ceramique in Tunisia. Each purchase gives back to the community where the items were created.

13. The Little Market Ikat Tassel Pillow, $155
This ikat tassel pillow is the perfect gift for the interior designer on your list. Each pillow is handmade by a resettled refugee woman living in Dallas, Texas using unique and repurposed textiles.

14. Olen Organic Romp Around Better Bundle in Kulpa Print, $42
This Better Bundle from Olen Organic is the sweetest gift for the littles or new mama in your life. Each item is made from naturally soft 100% organic cotton. After baby outgrows his or her Better Bundle, pack up the old clothing and send them to a new home with a pre-paid shipping label!

15. LSTN Zebra Wood Satellite Bluetooth Speaker, $99.99
This travel-sized Bluetooth speaker has over 10 hours of battery life and blasts premium quality sound. Each purchase helps fund hearing restoration and spread awareness for the global problem of hearing loss and hearing impairment.

How are you giving back this holiday season?

Let us know in the comments!

XO Team LC