6 Gifts that Give Back
If you’re a practical gift giver and socks are on your list, then you’ll love Bombas. Not only are they great socks, but for each pair sold, they donate a pair to a homeless shelter. And nearly all of us buy wine during the holidays. Well check out One Hope, featuring vintners from California who offer part of their proceeds to various good causes. Check out these gift ideas and more of gifts that give back.
Bombas – Socks that Give Back
The number one item requested by shelters for the homeless, is socks. So Bombas, a company that makes really amazing socks that are built for athletic performance and engineered for extreme comfort, decided that for every pair of socks it sells it will donate one pair to a homeless shelters. So far, they’ve donated over 600,000 pairs of socks. You can buy their socks directly from them, or from the Gap. Get the details. http://www.bombas.com/
Sseko – Uganda Fashion Brand that Sends Girls to College
This brand based in Uganda, began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. And it is working! Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree or has graduated from university. The brand has become known for their beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways. They also have beautiful handbags and accessories.
Yoobi – Every Purchase Helps a Classroom in the U.S.
Yoobi has a great range of art and stationary supplies that kids and grownups love. And the best part is that when you make a purchase, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need. Here’s a great gift for the budding artist, the Get Artsy & Crafty bundle. Complete with everything from markers to paint to crayons, no surface is safe from colorful expression. With the purchase of this bundle, they’ll donate 6 items! Artsy & Crafty Bundle is $25.00.
One Hope Wine
One Hope Vineyard is located in the heart of Napa Valley, and through several charitable partners, a portion of its products is helping many great causes. For example, the ONEHOPE California Merlot is a unique drinkable wine created in partnership with Rob Mondavi Jr. from select vineyards throughout Napa, Sonoma and California’s Central Coast. And every bottle provides life-changing medicine for a child in need through END7. Learn more at http://www.onehopewine.com
Help America’s Small Farms
This fall, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge are widening distribution of their Beekman 1802 products in a new deal with 1,700 Target stores. Their 48-item Beekman 1802 Farm Pantry products are partly sourced from small farms, and through their Mortgage Lifter Program, they donate a percentage of profits to small American farms. Put together your own gift basket with their mustards, salsas, pasta sauces and more. $3.99 to $7.99 in Target stores and at target.com . Throw in the “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook” for $19.50, also at Target. (Source the LA Times.)
Soap That Helps a Child in Haiti
Give the gift that keeps on giving! For every Bar Soap Gift Set purchased, 6 bars of soap and 6 months of clean water are donated to a child in Haiti. This set comes in wonderful scents like lavender, orange blossom and rose petal. Good to Give. Good to Get. $55 from Hand In Hand Soap.