These 12 Companies Make The Perfect Gifts For Socially Conscious People
Let’s be real — gift giving is not easy. You can only buy people gift cards so many times before it seems like you just don’t care. So this year, put in a little more effort and make an impact that’ll last long after the present’s been unwrapped and the product’s been used. Regardless of whether the person is into volunteering at the local animal shelter, working at a soup kitchen on weekends or is just a very socially conscious person, here are 12 gifts for you to buy them this holiday season that they’ll love.
1. TOMS Shoes
The OG of socially conscious companies, TOMS is best known for its “buy-one-give-one” model. The company sells shoes, clothing, coffee, accessories and more, and when you purchase one item, TOMS gives a pair of shoes, safe drinking water, eyeglasses and more to people in need.
2. Warby Parker Glasses
Like TOMS, Warby Parker also has a buy-one-give-one model. For every pair of glasses you buy through the company, Warby Parker will donate a pair to someone in need. Since you probably wouldn’t buy someone a pair of eyeglasses, opt for sunglasses or a gift card to help fund your friend’s purchase at Warby Parker.
3. Conscious Coconut Oil
Know someone who’s into all-natural beauty products? Conscious Coconut offers great gifts with a little give back, too. For every tube of coconut oil sold, the company gives a meal to a child in need through Feeding America food banks. Even better, the company works with local farmers to source its ingredients, as well as adults with special needs at the MacDonald Training Center in Florida to help those with disabilities find work and earn an income of their own.
4. Mable Toothbrush
You might not think to gift a toothbrush to someone as a gift, but though Mable, you’ll be giving them more than a clean smile. For every toothbrush sold, Mable gives one to a child in need in the U.S. The company also goes into schools to help educate kids about personal health, smart choices and more.
5. State Bag
With fanny packs, backpacks and more, State offers great, practical gift ideas for everyone in your life. Plus, the company donates one backpack filled with a ton of stuff to children in need for every bag that’s sold.
6. Roma Boots
Rainboots are a unique but necessary gift that any friend will surely use. Buying through Roma makes the gift even more special because whenever one pair is sold, the company donates another pair of rain boots to a child in need.
7. Bombas Socks
According to Bombas, socks are the most requested item in homeless shelters. Buy your socially conscious friends and family members socks through Bombas and help those in need by keeping their feet warm. For every pair of socks sold, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need.
8. SoapBox Soap
Soap might not seem like the ideal gift to get from a friend, but through SoapBox, it’s much more than just a bar of soap for the shower. With every bar sold, SoapBox donates a bar to someone in need.
9. WeWOOD Watch
A watch makes a great gift, but a watch that helps make the world a better place is even better. With the purchase of a WeWOOD watch, you’ll also be giving the gift of one new tree planted. WeWOOD works with Trees For The Future to plant new trees and help sustain Mother Nature.
10. Out of Print Apparel
For the book lover in your life, go with a t-shirt, socks, boxers or something else from Out of Print apparel. The clothing company makes unique items that relate to your famous reads like “Harry Potter,” “The Great Gatsby” and more. Plus, with every purchase, the company donates books to those in need and aids literacy programs around the world.
11. Raven and Lily Accessories
Empower other women by buying a gift through Raven and Lily this year. The company sells accessories like jewelry and handbags, and every purchase helps fund microloans for female entrepreneurs within the Raven and Lily community. Even better, the company’s items are all created by female artists from around the world who, through Raven and Lily, receive fair wages, healthcare sustainable income and more.
12. St. Frank Home Decor
Similar to Raven and Lily, St. Frank works with local artisans in low- and middle-income communities around the world to create unique home décor items and accessories. These gifts will be sure to wow your friends and family members. Plus, they’ll love knowing that with every purchase, St. Frank provides quality jobs, training and support to its artisans.
What other gifts do you think are perfect for the socially conscious person? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected].
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