Seven Gifts That Keep on Giving This Holiday Season
by Andy Talajkowksi
‘Tis the season to give, not only to your family and friends, but also to the causes you care most about. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and you can continue the spirit of generosity by turning your holiday shopping into a fun opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a charitable present. Here are seven gifts for the different people in your life that will make everyone less of a Scrooge:
For Your Mom: Global Goods Partners
Global Goods Partners creates an international marketplace for female artisans. Through their website and various shops in the U.S., you can purchase homemade, fair trade goods made by women in over 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Get a gift for your mother and support fair, living wages for women around the world!
For Your Partner: Conscious Step
Every pair of socks sold through Conscious Step is made in an environmentally and ethically conscious way, and results in a set donation to a different charitable cause. You can even choose which objectives you wish to donate to, such as ocean conservation, clean water sources, and children’s education.
For Your Kid: UNICEF Market
With fun, playful gifts such as coloring books, dominos, and puzzles, you can get a present perfect for a younger child and also give to children in need.
For Your Coworker – Thistle Farms
Thistle Farm’s revolutionary model helps care for and empower female survivors of trafficking, addiction, and prostitution by providing housing, health care, and vocational training. The natural home and body products on their website are made by the program’s participants.
For Your Neighbor: The Starling Project
With the goal of “light for light,” The Starling Project donates to global solar energy projects every time a candle is purchased from their site. So far the project has raised over $150,000 for UNICEF solar initiatives. Get their special holiday scented candle!
For the Animal Lover: Kindred Spirits Care Farm
Kindred Spirits Care Farm is true to their name – their program of care farming is a sustainable and loving environment for the farm animals they adopt and the crops they harvest. Look out for their adorable alpaca or pig printed wallets.
For Your Hiking Buddy: National Forest Foundation
Keep our national wildlife beautiful. For every dollar you donate to the National Forest Foundation, the organization will plant one tree to replace those damaged by fires, disease, or other destructive causes.