Looking for some last-minute gifts for Christmas that make an impact in the lives of others? Here are some great companies that sell gifts that give back
Hey friends! This year’s gift guide is a little bit different than some of my other ones: instead of sharing specific gift ideas, I’m going to share some great companies to buy gifts that give back. This post is a little bit later than I’d like, but let’s face it, some of us are still Christmas shopping, so this will come at the right time 😉
The companies I’ve listed below are mostly organizations whose products I actually own, but I’ve listed some other companies that I follow as well. When we traveled to Haiti in August, we visited Rosie’s Boutique and found some amazing companies that help to create jobs for people in Haiti.
There are many fantastic companies that give back to people in need through job creation, fair trade, and donations to after-care for human trafficking survivors, but here are just a few of my favorite companies that give back. If you know of other good companies, let me know in the comments who are your favorite!
Companies and organizations that give back
Rosie’s Boutique in Haiti works to sell handmade goods from Haitian artisans to help further job creation and financial security for families in Haiti. They also have a store in Iowa, so you can order some of their gift products through their Iowa store.
Some of the great brands that Rosie’s carries are Béljoy jewelry and Singing Rooster coffee. We got some beautiful Béljoy bracelets while we were at the boutique, and I also bought some of the Singing Rooster coffee. This is a great company to purchase gifts from if you want to support artisans in Haiti!
Made for Freedom
Made for Freedom offers clothing, yoga bags (I love mine!), jewelry, and more handmade by survivors of human trafficking and slavery. Employing at-risk women in fair trade helps them to break the cycle of poverty and helps them to turn from sex trafficking and sweat shop labor as a way to earn money.
Made for Freedom also partners with help centers around the world to bring healing and hope for women and girls rescued from trafficking, and they work to bring social awareness to the global problem of human trafficking.
They work to use sustainable materials in their clothing (like recycled wool, recycled cotton, etc.), but they are also committed to working with fair trade farms and facilities for their materials and clothing construction.
Fair trade gives farmers, factory workers, and artisans around the world fair wages for their labor and safe work conditions so they can provide for their families safely. Last year, prAna’s Fair Trade Certified program gave back $150K+ to over 14,000 workers around the world!
One of the fun ways you can give back through gift-giving is with World Vision. Last year and the year before, I worked with World Vision to showcase their fun annual gift catalog.
You can send helpful gifts to those in need (like bikes, sewing machines, goats, access to clean water, etc.), or you can donate to areas in most need and receive handmade artisan gifts you can give to friends and family. You’ll be donating to a good cause and giving gifts to loved ones, too 🙂
Compassion International also has a similar gift catalog where you can give gifts of emergency food and water, medical care, and more in the name of a friend or family member with their Honor Cards.
Other amazing companies that give back!
House of Diamonds Indonesia (they provide disadvantaged women in Indonesia with safe and meaningful employment)
A21 shop (proceeds go toward their mission of promoting freedom from trafficking)
Sari Bari (Sari Bari sells ethical fashion created by at risk women and trafficking survivors in India)
Purpose Jewelry (fair trade handcrafted jewelry made by women rescued from trafficking)
Ten Thousand Villages (fair trade and ethically sourced gifts and home goods)
Servv International (One of the first Fair Trade organizations, founded in 1949. A non-profit organization fighting poverty through fair trade)
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist