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gifts that give back

I love giving gifts, but what I love even more is a gift that keeps giving.  There is no better time than Christmas to do good – as author Washington Irvin said, “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”  And so, we have rounded up a few of our favorite charitable gifts that give back:

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1 – Symbolic Animal Adoption – A $55.00 symbolic adoption supports WWFs global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats.  Choose your favorite animal and recieve a plush version of it, accompanied by an adoption certificate, a species card, and a WWF gift tote.  Not only will your little one receive an adorable toy, but will also learn about animal conservation, and caring for our planet.  It’s a win-win in my book!  Find your favorite here

2 – Black Striped Basket – This basket is made by a group of 30 women for whom basket-making has become increasingly important in the past years, as crops have been destroyed by elephants migrating through their fields to the Tsovo East National Park.  Far and Wide Collective partners with super talented artisans in post-conflict and emerging countries, providing them with a platform to reach the international market, promoting the growth of a more sustainable infrastructure of these communities.  $70.00

3 – Tiny Brass Cube earrings – by Nisolo, a company who, according to their website, “want to do fashion in a way that connects and benefits both consumers and producers. We operate a hand-up model that empowers makers in emerging economies by connecting them to the global marketplace in a responsible manner.”  What’s better that a gorgeous pair of delicate earrings that not only look good, but do good!  $34.00

4 – Horn Line Ring – Brought to you by Soko, another forward thinking company connecting and training artisans, who are mostly women,  in emerging markets with the global marketplace, helping to drive local economic development.  $54.00

5 – Porcupine Naibor Earrings – Tanzania.  Another beauty brought to you by Far and Wide Collective.  $55.00

6 – Vacuum Insulated Bottle (17oz, 23oz) – $28.00.  Every bottle purchased helps give one person in need clean water for one year.  Made by Miir, who “redesigned a timeless object with the mission to provide clean water to those without. Through this we have built wells, started a bicycle line providing transportation locally and globally, and we continue with a bag line empowering education.”

7 – Benedict the Bunnie by Cuddle + kind – $55.00 – adorable, handcrafted, knit dolls that help feed children in need.  For every cuddle+kind doll you purchase, they will provide 10 meals to children in need through their partners World Food Program USA* andChildren’s Hunger Fund.  ( Due to the overwhelming demand, their dolls won’t ship until the end of January)

8 – Friendship Pouch – this $25.00 bag by FEED provides 10 school meals for children around the world.  Doing good and looking good?  That’s twice as nice if you ask us! 😉

What are your favorite ways to give during the holidays?  Share with us below!

Happy giving!

xx Sabina & Valerie

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