Gifts That Give Back For Everyone In Your Family
This 2013 Holiday season, Jenny Houser of Given Goods Co., shares her top 10 gift ideas for your loved ones. The best part is, they are gifts that keep on giving, a great way to Live Conscious during this beautiful time of year!
Holiday gifts curated by Jenny Hauser of Given Goods Co.
1. For Him:
Emilio LE Chukka by Nisolo: Handmade by artisans in Trujillo, Peru, these shoes are super stylish and provide economic opportunity for talented makers.
Buy here, $168
Given Goods recently launched our Men’s Shop, a selection of our favorite gifts for the guys in our lives. Fathers, significant others, weird cousins you don’t really know, our Men’s Shop has something for everything.
2. For Her:
This Gold .223 statement necklace from The AMMO Woman is on the top of my list. A contrast between the bullet casing and the gorgeous vintage stone, these pieces are meant to remind women of their innate beauty and strength while providing job opportunities here in the U.S.
Buy here, $68-$78
3. For Dad:
My father loves utilitarian gifts—ones that are thoughtful, well made and inherently useful. These gorgeous speakers from Vers support the Arbor Day Foundation and look good literally anywhere. Plus, the sound is incredible and they’re Bluetooth ready. Great for entertaining, too!
Buy here, $199
4. For Mom:
One can never go wrong with art, and this intricate print would look beautiful in any room. It supports artisans in Afghanistan who creates the most beautiful eye-catching designs. Pair this with a minimalistic frame and a hand-written note and you’re good to go:
Buy here, $85
5. For Your Brother:
The allusive brother. My pick would be this rad bag from United by Blue. Great for school or work, it’s super sturdy to withstand all his adventures while keeping him looking good. For each bag sold, United by Blue removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways.
Buy here, $98
6. For Your Sister:
The Bamblues by SOLO Eyewear are great. Sunglasses are a must even in winter, so these make a great gift she can use year round. Purchase supports eye care for those in need of vision-resorting surgery or eyeglasses
Buy here, $89
7. For Your Somewhat Distant Cousins:
Gotta get ‘em a gift, so you may as well make it awesome. This carafe set is made from upcycled wine bottles and provides economic empowerment to people in Boise, ID. They’re useful and a great conversation starter, which you probably need when you haven’t seen your relatives in a decade.
Buy here, $42
8. For the In-Laws:
This cutting board is absolutely beautiful and it will make your in-laws happy each time it’s used. Made in LA, the boards create sustainable job opportunities for underserved members of the community. They’re beautiful and would look great in any kitchen.
Buy here, $30
9. For The Stocking Stuffer:
Duke Cannon Big A** Brick of Soap: Jokes about the name aside, this extra large brick of soap “smells like productivity” and supports U.S. Armed Forces veterans through the Honor Flight Network. The packaging is awesome and the price just right.
Buy here, $9
10. For Everyone Else:
Maybe some would think this is a cop-out, but I think gift cards can be pretty great, especially when they’re to shops you know the person on your list will love. If you think someone on your list would be psyched on Given Goods but you’re not sure just what they’d like, let them choose!
Buy here, $25-$200