As we approach the New Year, I have made the conscious choice to start living a more sustainable life, as well as an easier life. No Ghosts of Christmas past sponsored this post or anything…I just really want to leave the world a better place than I found it!
Surprisingly, it is super easy to find brands that want to do the same! So this holiday rather than focusing on a bunch of Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday must-haves, I wanted to share some of the really rad gifts out there that will make a difference!
A bonus addition to this list I forgot to add, but think it deserves an honourable mention. Growing up, a majority of us took teachers for granted. Maybe we didn’t use their knowledge to the best we could or maybe you used to pick on the supply teacher as a joke. Either way, they deserve more praise, especially over the holiday period. If you know of any teachers that could do with help marking tests/ assignments, tell them to look into a grader for teachers? No doubt will this give them some help and make it easier on them during the holidays. It may not be the typical black friday gift, but it sure will make a difference.
FOR THE MERMAIDS IN YOUR LIFE
100% of the proceeds from the COOLA X Cynthia Rowley Limited Edition Change Gift Set go towards the Ocean Conservancy!
COOLA is an suncare powerhouse that is 70% organic and dedicated to making the healthiest sun protection out there, not just for us but for our oceans and environment as well!
FOR THE FEMINISTS IN YOUR LIFE
A portion of the proceeds from all ‘Year of the Woman’ totebags go towards the National Organization for Women!
This tote bag was hand designed by the Taryn Sutherland, a badass babe out of San Diego!
FOR THE JEWELRY LOVER IN YOUR LIFE
One plate of food is donated for every single piece of jewelry you buy!
Each piece is handmade by an artisan in the U.S and created with recycled metals.
FOR THE CANCER SLAYERS IN YOUR LIFE
100% of the ‘Slay Cancer’ Collection supports FuckCancer.org and their ‘Dyin to Live Dreams’ campaign.
All pieces are designed and hand cut by Nic Rocero a badass babe out of San Diego and fellow cancer survivor!
FOR THE GLOBETROTTERS IN YOUR LIFE
10% of all online sales are donated to Solesforsouls.org – an organization that disrupts the cycle of poverty.
All of People of Leisure’s threads are made of organic cotton and only sourced through fair trade suppliers.
FOR THE HANDBAG HOARDERS IN YOUR LIFE
Each piece is made from scraps and proceeds from each sale create scholarships, and job training for young girls in Liberia.
Boshbosh.org was founded by Charlene Espinoza after a trip to Liberia during her time with the Peace Corps. Her brand is created from scraps and recycled materials and gives young girls in West Africa the chance for a better tomorrow.
FOR THE VINTAGE LOVING HOSTESS IN YOUR LIFE
83% of Goodwill’s proceeds go directly towards job training and education.
Did you know you can shop at Goodwill ONLINE?! Say whhhhhat?! Click here to browse their auctions!
Or, you can visit one of their locations Nationwide. Granted, this shopping adventure will be a bit more time consuming than just clicking through a website and buying something, but…you get to handpick something special for the ones you love, and at the same time you are creating jobs and preventing waste. You go Glen Coco!
Need help with how to navigate your local Goodwill?! I got you bae, click here to read my tips for navigating a second hand store like a pro!
Milk Glass Vase | Goodwill.org – $3.00