As we are all busy leading our lives and preparing for the holiday season ahead of us, I thought I’d share with you some holiday gifts that give back.
Holiday gifts that give back are not only great in the sense that you’ve scratched off another person off your list, but in the way that they actually provide something back to society in various methods.
Whether it’s by redirecting funds into a philanthropic organisation, raising awareness, helping the less fortunate, whatever the cause, in the end, as an individual, you feel better about your yourself in this season of giving.
So, if you haven’t made up your holiday gift list yet, let me help.
Holiday Gifts That Give Back Suggestion #1
The Pink Dress and the Beanie Hat
3rdeye Brand created designs in support of breast cancer. They use fashion to bring awareness to the cause. Each of their pieces symbolises a breast cancer fighter and survivor who overcame the disease thanks to their utter courage. ‘’Dress the way you want to feel. No matter what,’’ is there motto.
The company donates a portion of their hand-crafted designs proceeds to the cause. I chose the pink dress, which was a contribution between the brand and designer Jean Fredeling, as it strongly symbolises breast cancer thanks to its vibrant colour.
The beanie hat was another choice as it seemed as a pretty versatile gift, that would suit anyone.
These pieces are awesome holiday gifts that give back as they serve as a reminder of the cancer struggle survivors go through. You can check out more of their designs in their Etsy Shop.
Holiday Gifts That Give Back Suggestion #2
Men’s Jumpsuit & Leather/Cotton Hoody
Yes you read right, a men’s jumpsuit. Not something we’re particularly used to unless you’re a mechanic or a prisoner. Which brings me right to my point. Pietà, a fashion label created by a group of young inmates of three jails in Lima, Peru, began the project two years ago.
While it was difficult, they persevered through the harsh jail conditions. They’ve taught themselves the skills of the trade, and by applying quality all-natural Peruvian materials such as organic pima cotton, ecological Andean highland wool, baby alpaca, they produced the best they can in men’s and women’s sweaters, pants, t-shirts, hats, wallets, and even rugs!
The idea was to create something to express their feelings as a form of escaping the cells. By investing in these holiday gifts that give back, you are allowing them to independently generate an income, develop their skills and accelerate their rehabilitation, in addition to decreasing their sentence.
I absolutely love the jumpsuit and can’t wait to have a lady version.
The hoody is quite exceptional with the combo of leather and cotton, it just fancy’s it up a notch.
These are my top choices for holiday gifts that give back from Pieta, but they have a ton of other options you can choose from.
Holiday Gifts That Give Back Suggestion #3
The Purple Paisley Pocket Square & the Floral Tie
As millions of veterans across the USA returned home from service in the last couple of years, they were faced with the harsh reality of lack of employment.
David Herzka, a luxury neckwear designer, created a line of ties that supports the hiring of veterans through each tie sale. Having experienced the effect first hand through his best friend who returned home from Afghanistan with no job to wake up to, Herzka was inspired to start David Fin and personally involve himself in helping veterans learn how to dress for the job interview process. Each tie has a camouflage tipping on the back to remind those wearing them of the tie’s mission.
My personal favourite? The purple paisley pocket square and the purple and grey floral tie, both in 100% silk.
Join the ranks of business magnate such as Charles Munger to actor Gary Sinise all the way to Super Bowl Champ Steve Weatherford in dress-wear by investing in these holiday gifts that give back.
Holiday Gifts That Give Back Suggestion #4
Andrea, The Basic Tote
Angela Roi Handbags has introduced a basic tote line called the Andrea Collection. It’s essentially a luxurious and functional tote, that comes in tall and in oversized. It’s made with vegan leather and suede, at an accessible price point.
Now who doesn’t love a back you can dump absolutely EVERYTHING (I’m talking to you mommies) in while still looking stylish?? If you love that so much, don’t you think anyone on your gift list that’s looking for a true carry-all, which will fit diapers, keys, wallet, phone, makeup, snacks, pull ups, wipes, and I can go on forever with this….
Each colour (black, mud grey, orange brown), supports different cancer cause and the disease fighters. My pick, you ask, the black, simply because I need one…so if you’Re thinking of getting me a gift, now you know what I need J. Plus, enjoy free shipping and returns, in addition to a one year warranty.
Holiday Gift That Give Back Suggestion #5
TOMS Suede Cheetah Wedge Booties for Little Girls & Champagne Cateye Sunglasses
Every little girl likes to play dress-up. Well with TOMS suede cheetah wedge booties they can, and it would actually be in their size.
These cateye sunglasses are so original they were so hard to pass up. I just had to include them in my list of holiday gifts that give back.
TOMS is the One for One company. What that means is for every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, TOMS provides a new pair of shoes to a child in need. With every pair of TOMS eyewear purchased, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need. With every TOMS bag purchased, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need.
Hopefully these ideas will entice you to invest your money in holiday gifts that give back, so you can see the smile on the gift recipients faces, as well as on the person you’re helping at the other end of the line.
What are the holiday gifts that give back that you might have on your list?