You guys. I did a training this week in my group, The Playground, on holiday gifts that give back to the community and I am so in LOVE with the list that I put together and the products that these companies offer that it made me want to give presents to everyone I know.
Like seriously. If you are someone like me that feels like shopping for holiday gift is a somewhat tedious process, this will make your heart explode like the Grinch on Christmas Day.
If you still have some holiday shopping to do, consider giving something from the list below – which I am not affiliated with in any way other than crushing on them hard.
Bath products, succulents, jewelry, adorable beanies and more. The things that are already on your shopping list BUT these have a special impact in the world.
kiva.org Using lending to alleviate poverty.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential.
100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva supports 2.7 mil borrowers in 82 countries.
You can give a kiva gift card allowing the recipient to choose who they want to support and when the loan gets paid back, they can continue to loan the money to other entreprenuers in need OR you can shop gifts created by Kiva artisans.
thegivingkeys.com Jewelry that helps transition people out of homelessness.
The company’s core values are DREAM, CREATE an INSPIRE and you’ll see these words and many other inspirational words stamped onto keys that are transformed into beautiful necklaces, bracelets and more.
loveyourmelon.com hats dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America.
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.
lulasgarden.com succulent gardens providing access to safe water around the world.
Lula’s Garden was born out of love for succulents and everything they stand for. After noticing the popularity of succulents, founder, Liraz Birnbaum, inspired by modern culture, spent over a year developing an eco-friendly product that reinvents the concept of gifting.
Her mission is to create memorable gifts that express life while improving the lives of others. Lula’s Garden proudly supports organizations that help improve lives around the world by providing access to safe water.
statebags.com backpacks gives a backpack packed with essentials to every American child in need.
STATE was created to address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging – and in some cases critical – circumstances.
For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack – packed with essential tools for success – to an American child in need.
beelovebuzz.com raw honey infused body care products made by men and women returning from incarceration.
Sweet Beginnings, LLC makes the beelove® family of products — an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products.
The natural, high quality products are produced by men and women returning from incarceration.
At Sweet Beginnings, these talented men and women develop a stable work history, learn marketable skills and gain the confidence they need to re-enter the workforce.
Thecompanystore.com buy one give one comforter to homeless children in America.
They have a buy one give one offer right now. Buy a comforter and they will donate a comforter to a homeless child in America. They automatically ship one to Family Promis affiliates through out the US.
I’d love to hear from you. Do you have companies you support that give back to the community? Come on over to my Facebook page and let me know your favorite ways to make the world a better place!