It’s that time of year when consumers are beginning to think of holiday gifts for loved ones. You’ll see many gift guides popping up in the next couple of months promoting the hottest techie gadgets, designer bags, and blinging jewelry. Why not be different this year? It’s not the gift that counts, it’s the sentiment behind it. Why not put your money to good use and get your loved ones gifts that truly keep on giving?
There are tons of wonderful gifts in this world that help contribute to various charities and great causes. Without further adieu, here is Half Full Magazine’s 2014 Give Back Holiday Gift Guide!
JEWELRY & HOME DECOR
From bullet casings to telephone wire, artisans from around the world are using recycled goods to create home décor, accessories and jewelry, exclusively sold at Ten Thousand Villages –one of the world’s largest fair trade organizations with products that originate from over 35 countries.
A product sale directly helps to pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. As we enter the season of giving, give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday.
CureDiva.com offers fashionable items for women with breast cancer as well as women in recovery. They often team up with breastcancer.org to raise awareness and funding. Check out some of their beautiful products as well as pick up a bottle of “Brave” nail polish, a $1 will be donated to breastcancer.org through October.
FUN FOR KIDS
Soon to be seen on NBC’s “Mysteries of Laura”, SuperME is a collection of personalized superhero-inspired products that combine functionality and fun and embrace the inner personality, unique skillset and boundless talent of kids all over the map! Every item in the SuperME collection comes with Velcro patches which can be PERSONALIZED with your child’s name or to reflect your child’s ever changing interest (baseball, ballet, snowboarding, cars, etc). The SuperME collection consists of hooded & cape backpacks, luggage, cape-n-nap travel blankets/pillows and lunchboxes. All SuperME items also come complete with a mask allowing your little one to truly embrace the hero within.
SuperME donates a portion of its proceeds to support PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and encourages children to be proud of who they are and accepting of others. You can view the entire SuperME collection at: www.supermehero.com
CUSTOM SHIRTS, HATS & TOTES
Paper Clouds Apparel was formed to showcase the creative minds and artistic abilities of individuals with special needs while raising funds to provide financial support for special needs schools and organizations.
Paper Clouds Apparel also hires individuals with special needs to package all of their sensory-friendly clothing. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the sale of all merchandise is given to the cause they are promoting in each campaign. Design a gift today for your loved one at www.papercloudsapparel.com.
That’s our holiday gift guide for this year! If you know of any awesome products for sale that give back to a good cause, let us know in the comment section!
It’s always nice to receive, but it feels better to give. With these gifts, you can give and receive in one shot!