Here come the holidays, and lucky for me I love giving gifts! I love choosing gifts for the people I love, especially when you know the gift is just right. This year I’ve had the pleasure to get to know a few brands who not only have some gorgeous things in their shops but also have incredible missions of helping to give back in some way to communities in need. Each of these awesome brands is created by awesome people who care greatly about the products they make and the people (and animals!) that they benefit. And I think that’s super inspiring. Read on to find some perfect gifts for the holidays, and to enter to win a prize pack with a little something from each of these awesome shops!
I have a feeling you’re going to love Tribe Alive. A quick peek through their online shop is enough to make you swoon. We’re giving away their ikat weekender, which would be a perfect holiday gift to your sister or girlfriend. The gang at Tribe Alive builds sustainable partnerships with marginalized women in developing countries by connecting them to the global marketplace. They work to break the cycle of poverty by providing female artisans with the tools, training and support needed to reclaim their futures and thrive as independent business women. Beyond that, their products are handmade and fair-trade, and each purchase has a positive impact on an individual’s life.
The folks at Houndstooth Leash Co. believe that our pets are extensions of who we are. Isn’t that lovely? Kindness to animals is pretty high on my list of what makes a great person. They make these crazy cool and highly functional leashes for your pups (this one is in our giveaway!). Houndstooth Leash Co. also donates a portion of all sales to Wolf Connection, who rescue and train abandoned wolves and wolfdogs to become program animals for rehabilitating at-risk human populations.
Las Bayadas makes the most fun, fresh beach towels I’ve come across. They’re lightweight but compact and come in the most gorgeous array of colors (we’re giving away two of them!). The towels are made from recycled cotton in Mexico, and 10% of the profits of each towel sold is donated to support a scholarship program for the local Mexican students going to the Costa Verde International School.
I stumbled across Seattle Chocolates last year and it’s my go-to for fun chocolate bars in crazy flavors (birthday cake? hello?). They’ve got every flavor you can imagine, and I always love checking back around the holidays because they’ve got special edition bars that come and go. You can sample a whole stack of flavors if you with the giveaway! This holiday season, Seattle Chocolate Company will donate a serving of fresh food to local food banks for every chocolate purchase made online, or in stores. In addition to each purchase, a serving of food will also be donated for each time you use the hashtag #chocolategives.
Hope these help you do a little holiday shopping! And if you want to enter to win our giveaway prize pack with a little something from each of these awesome brands, check out the Rafflecopter below for all the ways you can enter. Happy holidays! xoxo