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Gift Guide | 11 companies that give back

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It's no secret that Christmas is on it's way, and I like everyone else is super excited. But, I have decided to do a little something different this year. I love to help people, and had the idea of just giving to a charity to feel good this year, but when it comes to giving money, I sorta have an issue with just giving it. I really like the idea that companies have come up with- buy a product, and they donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity of some sorts. I feel like it's a win win, and when someone asks about a certain thing that I am wearing, drinking, etc, then I can tell them about the company that I bought the item from, and feel good. Plus, considering that I am a blogger, it drives more traffic to that company.

Today I am going to give you 11 gift ideas for your bestie, your sister, your brother, your mom... anyone that you love, and all the gifts come from companies that give back in some sort of way.

Christmas Gift Guide | 11 companies that give back

Back in 2009, a brother/sister duo, Christian and Carmin Black, decided to step up and set out to change the lives of people in need. With only $200, their passion to end the global hunger epidemic resulted in the formation of HALF UNITED. Their idea was to give half of their profits to feed people in need. Deemed "Fashion with a cause", HALF UNITED sells jewelry and shirts, and with each product that is purchased from HALF UNITED, the purchase provides 7 meals for children in need. Seven years after it's formation, HALF UNITED has stayed true to their idea and customers have provided over 200,000 meals for children in need in the USA, Fiji, Cambodia, Liberia, Nepal and Haiti.

*If you are interested in joining the fight against world hunger, you can use the code WISHES25 for 25% off your purchase!

*To see my full review, click here!


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Featuring apparel, accessories, and even things for your pet, Hendrick & Co. was founded in 2011 to simply help animals in need. With every item purchased, Hendrick & Co. delivers a $10 donation to save animals. More than 600 rescues, shelters and sanctuaries in the U.S. and Canada have partnered with Hendrick & Co. and to date, Hendrick & Co. has donated more than $1 million. If that wasn't enough, the one thing that I love about Hendrick & Co. is the fact that they show you the animals that are in need. They give you a photo, a name, and a description of the animals that you are going to be helping with your purchase. And they pull at your heartstrings. They make you want to help the poor creatures. Yes, their stories are sad, but you get to see what a difference your purchase is going to make.

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Started in 2010, Twice as Warm had one goal: to provide new winter clothing to people in need. Today, they are able to do that. With each product purchased, they give one new clothing item to a person in need, and the way they do this, is by donating to local shelters and organizations in need.

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4 // Clara Tote in Vintage Floral | Better Life Bags
Better Life Bags is about changing the lives of women. Started in 2009 by Rebecca Smith, Better Life Bags started out as an Etsy shop, and Smith would give 10% of each bag sold to entrepreneurs overseas through microloans. Around 2012, Smith experienced a large boom, and decided to turn to her neighborhood for help. She started employing women around Detroit, MI. Her mission? To hire women who have various barriers to employment to make the companies custom leather and fabric bags. Through the employment, they are given a chance to succeed in life, family, and friendship. All bags that Better Life Bags sells are custom made and most are made-to-order. You can find some ready to ship bags, like my favorite Clara Tote in Vintage Floral, but you can also design your own unique bag! Each bag also comes with the name of the women who made your bag, and Smith believes that this makes a personal connection.

*If you are interested, you can sign up for their newsletter for 10% off your purchase. 


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Featuring clothing, accessories, and more, Out of Print is dedicated to celebrating favorite stories while promoting literacy in low income communities. For every item sold, they will donate one book to Book for Africa. Therefore, each purchase you make helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. 


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“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Started five years ago by two college students, Pura Vida Bracelets is about slowing down and living in the moment. Through the sales of their bracelets, the company is about to give artisans in Costa Rica a better life. Along with their rather unique colors and durable bracelets, Pura Vida Bracelets also has a charity collection, which was created to give back to different causes all over the world. They are partnered with over 190 charities and have donated more than $935,358 to date. They just started their Pura Vida Monthy Club and it is a huge hit. The club is like a subscription box, but instead of getting stuff that you don't want, each month you will receive 3 hand picked bracelets (up to a $50 value), and trust me- you will love them.

*If you are interested in purchasing, and want to get 50% off (with a purchase of $40 or more), click here for your coupon code!


7 // CAUSEBOXSevenly

From the creators behind Sevenly, CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that is very unique and the symbolism is amazing. Each box contains a seasonal selection of socially conscious products, from companies with hearts to change the world. And with the proceeds of each box sold, money goes to donate meals and support local artisans around the world. Currently, CAUSEBOX has been able to donate 20,000+ meals and support artisan groups in every corner of the world... and they're only getting started.

*If you are interested in purchasing, you can use the code "FALL10" for $10 off your first box.
Bombas just aren't any socks, they are purpose built for athletic performance and designed for extreme leisure; and they are built to last. And Bombas is like the Tom's of the sock world. For every pair bought, they will donate one pair of socks to someone in need, and to date, they have donated over a million pairs. 

*If you are interested, you can sign up for their newsletter for 20% off your purchase. 


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9 // Sparrow Bracelet Stack | The Shine Project
Started in 2011,The Shine Project started out as a scholarship program for inner city youth, but once founder Ashley LeMieux learned of a scholarship recipient's home life living conditions, she wanted to find a way for the youth to make money. Ashley decided to start out by helping youths make friendship bracelets, and some years later, The Shine Project now employs 11 inner city students, and features handmade jewelry and apparel. The proceeds from sales go back to helping kids go to college, and 100% of the donations made, go directly to the youths.

*If you are interested, you can sign up for their newsletter and get $5 off your purchase. 


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10 // I Just Want to Hang with My Dog | The Daily Tay

Started in 2014, by a self proclaimed "t-shirt lady", The Daily Tay sells t-shirts that feel like a warm hug. They are soft, durable, and most of all, they are so true. The I Just Want to Hang with My Dog shirt is made by a dog lover, for dog lovers, and 20% of the proceeds of this shirt is donated to animal shelters. To date, Tay has donated more than $7,000 to a local Chicago, IL shelter.


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11 // Single Bottle Core Collection White Gift Box | ONEHOPE Wine
Started by eight wine loving friends that just wanted to make a difference, ONEHOPE Wine is committed to helping the world be a better place, and to making great wine. Voted in the top 300 out of 8,000 wineries in the US, ONEHOPE Wine has donated over 2 million to charities which has provided more than 2,600 clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1 million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines, and so much more. Their impact is strong and they have partnered with various non-profits to increase that impact.

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How do you give back during the holidays?




Christmas Gift Guide | 11 companies that give back

Christmas Gift Guide | 11 companies that give back


Christmas Gift Guide | 11 companies that give back

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