My favorite part of the holidays is GIFT GIVING! I love finding the perfect gifts for my loved ones and spreading joy.
And let’s face it – this year, we can use all of the happiness that we can get!
One way to DOUBLE that joy = Choose gifts that give back.
Choosing to purchase from companies that provide funding to charities and programs that help others is an awesome way to spread love and joy.
I listed a few of my favorites below. (add your own favorites, also check and see what your friends are doing on FB and support them if it makes sense)
🎁 Hand in Hand Soap (handinhandsoap.com) – Buy a bar, give a bar. This non-profit was created after the owners learned that 5 million children die each year from water related illnesses – and 45% of those deaths could be prevented with simple hand washing alone! For every bar of their eco-friendly soaps that you purchase, they donate one bar to children in need. They also use profits to build wells in underprivileged countries. Stocking stuffers!!
🎁 ONEHOPE (onehopewine.com) – ONEHOPE sells wines, coffee, and other products to support various charitable organizations and social causes. Each bottle of wine supports a different cause…cancer research, clean water initiatives, women, and many more. Choose a cause that is close to your friend or family member’s heart to make this gift more personal!
🎁 TOMS shoes (toms.com) – TOMS shoes and slippers are super cute. And for every pair that you purchase, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to someone in need. Additionally, for every $3 that they make, they donate $1 to various causes – including community programs, opportunity equality initiatives, and mental health resources.
🎁 Northern Light Coffee (northernlightcoffee.com) – Their mission is to offer the best coffee while also restoring hope, empowerment, and freedom to girls out of sex trafficking by offering resources, mentoring, and career opportunities.
🎁 BridgeWater Candles (https://bridgewatercandles.com/collections/products-that-feed) – They have the “Light a Candle · Feed a Child Program” which provides three meals to a child when you purchase a candle.
And for the person who already has everything? Donate in their name!
🎁 Operation Warm (operationwarm.org) – Donate a coat to a child in need in that person’s name! You can print a certificate to provide at gift-giving time. Warm the hearts of your loved ones by warming impoverished children this year! $20 buys a child a brand new coat.
🎁 Choose Love (us.choose.love) – Purchase items to be sent to refugees. The Choose Love shop includes basic essentials, emergency needs items, educational supplies, mental health services, and much more! Once you purchase items, you can select a beautiful e-card to download, print, and give as a gift to friends and family.
These are just a few of the many amazing organizations out there!
I couldn’t fit all of the awesome organizations and charitable stores in one post. Please feel free to add your favorite charitable companies below!