Double Give This Holiday!
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.” ~ Mother Teresa
I want to get my business to the next level. I want the iPad mini. I want my husband to make less of a mess in the kitchen when he cooks for me. We spend the whole year wanting, and wanting gets exhausting! My friends, let’s make it a point this December to double give by getting gifts that give back. Your friends will love the thoughtfulness and hopefully be inspired to makeover their holiday gift lists next year. Here are a few picks from my list.
FOR THE WINE LOVERS LIKE ME
Price: $18.99 & up
What better way to enjoy family than with great conversation and a bottle of wine that is healing other families all across the country? Half of all profits from One Hope Wine—already $1 million since 2007—support more than a dozen causes from breast cancer to clean drinking water to autism. This year, toast to goodwill.
FOR THE TECH GIRL
Leather iPad Case by Cuyana
We all have one person on our list who has great taste, an even better heart and is the hardest to shop for. Forget another trip to the mall and spring for Cuyana’s textured red leather iPad case– a must for traveling with your favorite accessory. A percentage of proceeds are donated to Charity : Water.
FOR THE GOOD PARENT
Dinner Party In a Box by Stop Hunger Now
6 meals, recipes from around the world, the perfect invitations and a solution to world hunger all in one box? For only $25 Stop Hunger Now provides the perfect excuse for a holiday party and reminds us what the season should really be about.
FOR THE GIRLFRIEND
FEED Guatamala Pouch
Best friends deserve a gift equally fabulous as meaningful. Our dear friend Lauren Bush began FEED to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) School Feeding program. This season, this beautiful handmade pouch reflects the vibrant female artisans and designers who created it. Proceeds will help support their families by providing 5 school meals per pouch.
FOR THE HOLIDAY HOSTESS
Price: $20 & up
Prosperity Candle founder and remarkable woman, Sirri Morley, believes that every candle flame ignites social change for and provides hope to women whose lives have been destroyed by disaster. For the person who has brought peace to your life, buy a candle that will pass on peace and prosperity to women business-owners in developing countries whose success will empower thousands of families.
FOR THE MAN
Earbuds and headphones by Urbanears
Price: $35 &up
For the person who doesn’t go anywhere without their headphones (like my husband!), Urbanears’ upscale design is the perfect gift.The brand is featured on Gifts that Give, a site that lets you choose a gift from 100 brands and choose one of 25 causes that you want your purchase to support. Through a pair of $35 earbuds you could be donating $8 to support access to clean water, medical research, animals and wildlife or whatever you’re passionate about.
Bluma Bangle (set of 6) at ABC Carpet & Home
One for you…one for me. Feel good by looking good this holiday! Designed in New York and created by women from Rwanda and Ghana, these fun bangles were made for the bluma project, which supports women’s employment in cooperatives throughout the globe. I’m wearing mine mix matched with other bracelets for a world traveled style.