Last year I did a post on Gifts that Give Back. In a world where we have so much and others have so little, gifts that give back in return is a brilliant concept. Not only are you giving something special to someone you care about, you are also giving back perhaps even more to a person in need. Here is my list of top Gifts that Give Back for 2013. Feel free to add more ideas in the comment section below.
Scarves, Appareil, Jewelry and Household Items
Anchal (scarves, pillows and quilts)
“Designing Change Stitch by Stitch” Anchal creates absolutely stunning scarves, pillows and quilts each handmade out of recycled saris by Indian women rescued from prostitution. I can not tell you how many compliments I have received on my stunning Anchal scarf. I wear it every day and it is warm, colorful and a reminder of the hard work that was put into making it. I had to order another one I love it so much.
fashionABLE (scarves and leather goods)
“Your purchase of a fashionABLE scarf creates sustainable business for women in Africa. Our commitment as a non-profit is to the development of people — fashionABLE works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty. So, when you purchase a scarf you are providing jobs, and then we send the net profits back to holistically rehabilitate more women”.
Once again, I love my fashionABLE scarf! It is beautiful and makes a delightful gift.
A wide variety of gifts that all go to support The Global Fund and ending AIDS. I just downloaded the DANCE RED from iTunes and LOVE it! To check out all the (RED) products click here on my most recent post.
Uncommon Goods (jewelry, household items and gifts)
UncommonGoods is an online specialty marketplace that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted products created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1999, UncommonGoods strives to provide gifts that are unique and made by local and international artisans.
Unique Gift Ideas:
Why not give a family in need a goat, a cow or some chicks? Giving the gift of livestock creates everlasting livelihoods for people living in extreme poverty around the world. Click here for “The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World“. I bought a goat to donate for my birthday gift this year and feel wonderful knowing some family is starting a better life! You can also donate money to send a child to school and much more.
Save the Children
Save the Children has launched their 2013 “Gifts of Joy” Guide containing 63 unique, life-changing gifts such as Bees that’ll keep busy feeding families, cows that create income opportunities, Early Childhood Education to enhance a child’s potential, Newborn Care Packages that help babies start strong and much more.
To view their complete catalog, click here.
This holiday season give the gift of healthy food to families in communities across the nation. Your gift through this catalog will help Feeding America in our efforts to supply nutritious, fresh foods to the millions of Americans who struggle with hunger through our network of 202 food banks across the country.
UNICEF 2013 Holiday Collection of Gifts and Cards is here and it is lovely! For every card or gift you buy, the proceeds helps save children’s lives. Check out the collection here.
I hope you enjoyed this post full of wonderful ideas of giving gifts that give back. If you know of any other ideas, please feel free to share with me. Happy Holidays!
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