If you’re stuck on ideas for a meaningful gift or you know you’re shopping for someone who appreciates giving back to their community, consider looking for a present that supports a great cause. With a little research, you’ll find there is an incredible number of organizations out there on a mission to turn their profits into positive change. Here are ten places you can find Christmas gifts that support a great cause:
By purchasing from Mercy House Global, you’re supporting an organization on a mission to help women find economic empowerment. You’ll find all kinds of fair trade items in their online shop! From delicate jewelry to practical journals, they make great gifts for many of the people on your list.
Gift the fashionable and socially-conscious person on your shopping list a handcrafted bag from Láro! Your purchase will support local artisans in marginalized communities, and will help combat human trafficking.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for him, for her, or something for the home, you’ll find something to please just about anyone at GreaterThings. This little online shop is on a mission to help people make mindful purchases that make a positive impact, and each item offers a small explanation around who will benefit from your purchase.
Shop at The Brave Collection, and your purchase supports women and families in Cambodia. They pay a fair wage and provide benefits many of the women they employ typically don’t have access to, like education stipends for their children. They create beautiful bracelets and necklaces you can buy online!
This online boutique features fair trade products sourced from artisans around the world by none other than Lauren Conrad. Choose from bags, home goods, jewelry, and other goods handmade by local artisans in countries around the world, and know your purchase will support those in need.
Bought Beautifully is the perfect place to source your ethically-made holiday gifts. Aside from supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs with your purchases, you’re also supporting efforts to assist victims of human trafficking, orphans, widows, and others in need.
This shop specializes in blankets, scarves, wraps, and other wearables made with alpaca fur. Founders Lori and Andrew Schuster work directly with Ecuadorian artisans to source products and fairly compensate them for their craftsmanship.
8. Bloom & Give
When you shop at Bloom & Give, 10% of your purchase will fund programs that help women around the world. From promoting gender
This online shop helps connect ethically-minded buyers with fair trade products they can be proud to purchase. Browse their gift guides for the ideal present, or browse their full inventory to find the perfect gifts for friends and family.
If you’re on a mission to support sustainability, shopping at S’well is a great way to find an eco-friendly gift for friends or family. These super stylish water bottles are BPA-free, well-insulated, and easy to carry – far less bulky than most water bottles on the market. The company partners with UNICEF to bring clean water to places that need it the most, committing nearly a million dollars toward the effort.
Grab a gift from one of these spots and you can feel good knowing you’ve done something small to contribute! Did your favorite eco-friendly, ethical, or fair-trade shop make the list? Leave a comment and share other businesses doing their part to help those in need around the world!