Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Gifts That Give Back

Whether you're shopping for the holiday season or need a year-round guide to birthday, baby, wedding, or other gifts, here's a quick look at some fantastic gifts that give back from a few favorite places:

Photo Credit: Enrou

Enrou: A brand close to my heart, I did most of my holiday shopping for friends, family, and colleagues during their Giving Tuesday weekend push.  Enrou is all about giving opportunity through dignified work.  Each product has a matching clock of how many hours of dignified work you create through purchase, along with the story of the artisan and area you are supporting.  Some of my favorite products include the Be Inspired Travel Tin Candle (limited edition holiday scents too!), the Resolution Wrap bracelet (perfect for those New Year's resolutions!), and all of the beautiful scarves.  Hot tip: Free shipping with orders over $75 and use my code RACHEL10 for 10% off your whole order!

Photo Credit: Loved by Hannah and Eli

Loved by Hannah and Eli: You don't have to be a Mama Bear to appreciate the adorable and soft clothing options from Loved by Hannah and Eli, owned and created by awesome mom Sarah.  What started as a small dream has grown into a line for moms, dads, children, and babies; my favorites are the Prevent Bullying t-shirt, Grumpy Bear Fleece Hooded Sweatshirt, and the Packers-colored Mama Bear football tee.  LHE also works hard to support local causes close to the owner's heart, featuring a Clothes for a Cause section where profits go right back to the needs that inspired the designs.

Photo Credit: ONEHOPE

ONEHOPE: Located in Napa Valley, ONEHOPE is both a lifestyle brand and a world-class vineyard that gives back and creates measurable impact through wine and related products.  Toast your New Year with one of their Glitter Edition bottles, indulge with Fido through the Pinot for Paws Woof! Gift Box, or buy some coffee if you're not a drinker.  Booze for a cause!

Photo Credit: FEED

FEED: Created by girl-crush Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED was started to break the cycle of poverty through free, nutritious school lunches.  FEED products engage people in the fight against hunger by displaying the number of meals provided right on the item purchased.  I've heard LBL speak several times and have a few products already; I'm currently lusting after the Waxed Canvas Overpacker, the FEED + West Elm Apron, and the Striped Sun Onesie for some of the new babies in my life.

These are just a sample of the many stores dedicated to meaningful purchases.  Search "gifts that give back" on your favorite search engine to find more ideas or use a few great gift guides I've already found from Bon Appetit, Forbes, The Good Trade, and Real Simple.  Happy Holidays!  

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