Double your impact with Gifts That Give Back. Supporting local small businesses already strengthens local communities. For those in your life always thinking about how to make a difference, this gift guide highlights items that contribute to a more inclusive, equitable, sustainable world.
Refugee Artisan Initiative #SocialEnterprise
Not only are these gloves cozy but they are each one of a kind. The gloves are made from upcycled sweaters so you can pick from one of two color tones and for each pair you buy, another pair is donated to people experiencing homelessness who need them.
Made in Africa Jumper, $300
All of TASWIRA’s (Transformative Action for Sustainable Women’s Initiatives & Resources in Africa) streetwear is inspired by African culture. This multicolored jumper is handmade in Kenya with hand carved coconut shell buttons and a percentage of all profits go to protecting Indigenous communities in America and Africa.
Socks That Save LGBTQ Lives, $14.95
These socks are cute, show support for LGBTQ+ people and their right to equality and safety, and a portion of the profits go to The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project focuses on LGBTQ+ youth and supports them in the barriers they face so that they make it to adulthood.
Tizana Mexicana Clay Cups, $10-15
Ventures Marketplace #socialenterprise
These stunning one-of-a-kind shot glasses will impress your loved one that enjoys a good fiesta! Mexican artist, Suleiny Altamirano’s mission is to support tradition and uplift Indigenous communities so each purchase elevates authentic Mexican art and people.
Chocolate Bonbons, $27
These chocolate bonbons by Dolcetta Artisan Sweets are works of art. Even though they almost look too good to eat, flavors like honey saffron and lemon yuzu are too good to pass up. Most importantly though, they donate 5% of sales to Food Lifeline, an organization dedicated to ending hunger.
Willow + Clay dress, $165
Alien Mermaid Cove #WomanOwned
Altered States is an exclusive line that re-purposes clothing and lifestyle goods into beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces while protecting the world from waste. A portion of the proceeds goes towards art grants for women. Be fashionable and sustainable while supporting women in the arts.
Mauve Elegance Earrings, $42.99
Purpose Boutique #WomenOwned
These earrings are stunning but even more exciting that when you shop with Purpose, you’re shopping to change lives! A percentage of every sale is donated to fight human trafficking, and they offer over 20 brands that are created by survivors of trafficking and social injustice around the world.
Given Gift Pack, $60
Vital Winery #WomanOwned
Vital wine packages your gift for you saving you time and energy! If their excellent wine wasn’t enough they also send a postcard acknowledging the donation your gift made to open-door, free clinics or other healthcare sources for vital local wine workers.
Eighth Generation #NativeOwned
All proceeds from this blanket go directly to Rapid City Children’s Memorial to honor those who have been harmed by the residential schools that stole Native children from their families. Travis Harden (Oohenumpa Lakota and Winnebago Ho Chunk) worked with the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Project in South Dakota to create a design that represents the sacredness of children, and hope for the next seven generations.
If you live in the Seattle area, give the gift of a gift certificate to a local restaurant! You can purchase a gift certificate from over 100 participating businesses by visiting our Gift Certificate Marketplace.
For those who love to give back, we recommend buying a gift card to QueenCare. Every purchase from QueenCare supports the nonprofit Life Enrichment Group founded by owner Monika Matthews.
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