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Dec 12.18

Gifts that give back

Posted In: Charity Pot

‘Tis the season for gift-giving!

All that holiday shopping can give our credit cards a workout, but it’s also an opportunity to exercise our buying power. By choosing locally-produced, ethical or charitable gifts, we’re not only spoiling that special someone, but we’re funnelling our hard-earned dollars into local economies, ethical supply chains and worthy causes, too. Let’s check out a few of our favorite gifts that give back.

It’s in the bag

For the fashionista on your list, we’re loving the Matt and Nat Hope Bag. This vegan handbag is a versatile cross body style in classic black, and the entire purchase price is donated to charity. When you add the bag to your electronic shopping cart, you get to choose one of five charities that will benefit from your purchase. Fashionable AND charitable? Yes, please! 

Everett playing wth Fun in the tub

Bringing fun back to Fukushima

In response to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, Lush created a brand new product range called Fun. We now donate a portion of the sale of each bar to grassroots organizations working to create safe opportunities for kids to play, grow and flourish in the face of radiation risks in their home areas. Give this multi-purpose moldable soap, bubble bath and shampoo to someone on your Christmas list to bring fun to their bathtimes…and to the kids of Fukushima.

Theo Chocolates

Sweet indulgence

Planning to fill your stockings with chocolates this holiday season? Choose fair trade and organic varieties like Theo, a Seattle-based chocolate maker. Fair trade and organic certifications don’t just affect the quality of the chocolate, but also ensure it’s ethically sourced and produced. The certifications require a high degree of transparency and traceability, ensuring everyone in the supply chain was fairly paid for their work, and the product you’re purchasing benefits farmers and producers around the world. It’s an easy and delicious way to make a difference!

Charity Pot in use

Spread some good

Our Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion is a gorgeous cocoa butter-based cream with a delicate perfume of ylang ylang and rosewood. With every purchase of Charity Pot, we donate 100% of the price to small organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights. You end up with velvety soft skin and you’re doing a world of good with every pot—nicely done!

Give generously

For the person who has everything, consider donating in their name to an organization they’re passionate about. Know someone who is crazy about animals? Donate to their local animal rescue association. For the humanitarian in your life, consider donating to their local food bank or educational organization. The best part? You can do this online at any point before the big day, so it’s perfect for us last-minute shoppers!

Have any ideas for gifts that give back this holiday season? Let’s hear them!