This time of year we all get a bit spend happy. Christmas has become more about presents then anything else. We all give gifts to loved ones each year, giving presents for presents sake. I thought it would be good to get together a list of 'typical' christmas gift ideas that also give back to charities. That way you're giving to your loved ones and giving back to good causes, it's a win, win and leaves you with an even bigger feeling of giving.
Soko is a jewellery company that is "redefining the aesthetics of ethical fashion". They work with artisan craftspeople who use locally sourced, eco friendly materials to create beautifully hand crafted pieces of jewellery. Soko work with the artisans everyday to help build their businesses and help to have a meaningful impact on the lives of their artisans by creating a sustainable income. It helps too that the jewellery is beautiful, minimal and versatile. I want almost every piece. Check out their website here.
Society B is an online market place selling everything from bags to homewares, toys to body products. They give 10% of their sales to their four chosen charities A21, Action Against Hunger, Kids in Need Foundation and Water.org. A21 helps fight human trafficking, Action Against Hunger is an organisation committed to combating world hunger. The Kids in Need Foundation ensures that every American child is prepared to learn by providing free schools supplies to the kids that need it most and Water.org help to provide communities globally safe water and accesses to a toilet. These charities do so much good and when you purchase something from Society B, you are helping to make a change. Visit their website here.
Mercado Global empowers indigenous women in Guatemala to overcome poverty and change their communities. Mercado sell handcrafted loomed goods like bags, cushions and throws and they are stunning! Mercado provide education and tools to allow these women to invest in their own communities aiming to break to cycle of poverty. Check out there stunning pieces here.
A candle is such a brilliant present for almost anyone. It makes a great 'just in case' gift too for those time you receive that unexpected act of kindness. This candle is partially special because for every candle bought Origins plant a tree in support of Global ReLeaf's work. This 'Feel Good' Candle smells like Pine, Spruce and Orange and is the perfect christmas scent. Get yours here to plant a tree.
Neal's Yard Remedies
Neal's Yard has a collection of remedies dedicated to saving Britan's Bees. With the sales of the Bee Lovely collection, Neal's Yard donate £10,000 each year to protect these beautiful insects. It is predicted that the bees could disappear entirely by 2018, the money that Neal's Yard donate goes towards conservation projects like the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Plant Life and Bees for Development. Get your hand on the Bee Lovely Collection now!
So there you have it, a few gift ideas that give back! I love this idea and will defiantly been on the look out for more companies that give back to good causes. The voting for the UK Blog Awards closes tomorrow at 10am (GMT) so if you haven't already cast you vote please follow this link and vote for me! I hope you enjoyed todays Blogmas, see you tomorrow for Day 7! Until tomorrow...