2018 Do-Good Holiday Gifts for Women
Do you have a special woman in your life that deserves the world? Still looking for the perfect gift that is both thoughtful and you can feel good about buying? Look no further! The 2018 Do-Good Holiday Gift Guide is here! We’ve carefully curated a list of 10 companies that not only offer meaningful gifts for women - but at the same time are also creating meaningful change.
The holidays are a time for reflecting on what truly matters in life, for spending time reconnecting with family and friends, and showing them how much you care for them by gifting them something they can use and enjoy. Here at Kind Co., we want you to take spreading love a step further by choosing intentional gifts this holiday season. From headbands and hats that fight against pediatric cancer and coffee that is equal parts delicious and just, to jewelry and goods that beautify body and home, these amazing companies are putting smiles on faces while tackling human trafficking, clean water initiatives, and animal welfare. No matter what causes you hold near and dear to you, there is a company out there leading the fight toward positive change. Now is the perfect time to share the love in more ways than one this holiday season!
After meeting a number of kids with cancer while she was working as a photographer at Disney World, Jess, the founder of Headbands of Hope, became inspired to produce headbands and accessories that could be worn by those suffering hair loss from chemo treatments. She knew it was time to band together in the fight against pediatric cancer, so she created Headbands of Hope using the one-for-one business model. For each headband sold, a headband is donated to a child fighting cancer to help them feel a little more beautiful. Support the fight against pediatric cancer when you buy Headbands of Hope. With fashionable headbands, knit hats and headbands for chilly weather, swaddle and headband sets for baby, and a Headband of the Month Club, there are great options available for gifts and stocking stuffers.
In 2007, co-founders of PURPOSE Jewelry, Wendy and Stephanie, decided to start helping victims of human trafficking by creating International Sanctuary in Mumbai, India.
Using a four-pronged approach centered on providing income, education, health, and a healing community, PURPOSE Jewelry is International Sanctuary’s social enterprise, providing vocational training and employment to empower women and help them become autonomous. Every piece of beautifully handcrafted jewelry, all signed by an artisan survivor, helps reduce the statistical likelihood that the woman who made it will not find themselves in a vulnerable position again. Check out their stunning necklaces, bracelets and earrings and know your purchase serves a greater purpose.
With a need to give back and make the world a better place, Goods that Matter founder, Tippy Tippens, creates everyday design goods that make an impact. A place where eco-conscious consumers can trust that all products are of the highest quality and sustainably handmade-in-America, 10-percent of all proceeds flow to causes that impact the health and happiness of local communities and around the world. The first Benefit Corporation in Louisiana, Goods that Matter has donated over $31,000 to partner causes. Keep that number growing when you shop delightful goods like BirdProject soaps, hand-poured candles, totes and tees.
One for Women is an online gifting community offering curated gift sets with products that all come from women makers. The goal is simple, empower and connect women through intentional gift giving and support women in business. Women are doing amazing things throughout the business community, but only 3-percent of all startup funding goes to women-owned businesses. When you buy One for Women gift boxes, whether you're making a small gesture or going all out, the gift recipients, givers and makers all win. And, with each purchase, a portion of the sale generously goes to nonprofit organizations assisting women.
Brightly Co. is a place where like-minded brands beautifully showcase their products, create an engaging and educational community, and where people can use the power of the dollar to support brands that are doing things to make a difference in the world. It’s a single destination to the best products available, where all are sustainably made, provide dignified work to artisans, and give back to bigger missions through supporting social justice causes, from clean water initiatives to animal conservation. Shop sustainable apparel and handbags, bath and body care, and finely crafted home goods all with full knowledge that you are supporting designers and brands who envision a brighter future.
Celebrate diversity and positivity with the sustainable swimwear at Arrow + Phoenix. Created by a beach lover looking to design functional styles that suit women of all sizes, the collection lies somewhere between sporty and spirited, with bold colors and fashionably comfortable silhouettes. Inspired by travel and culture, when you shop Arrow + Phoenix swimwear, you promote sustainability, you empower women, and you give back to the community.
Founded by eight friends with a big goal in mind, ONEHOPE set out to help people do good while indulging at the same time. Wine was the perfect way for them to make it happen. Bringing quality wine to the market with a commitment that a portion of the sales goes to causes they are passionate about, they’ve donated more than $3 million to global healthcare needs and vaccinations, along with animal welfare initiatives. No matter what your wine preferences are, ONEHOPE has a wine to meet your every need. Pick up a bottle (or 7) for plenty of merrymaking through the season or grab a bottle as a hostess or host gift of appreciation. You’ll be giving more than good spirits with every bottle!
A longstanding Italian tradition is to linger at the table and talk over an impressive brew, connecting with people, asking deep questions, and sharing stories and ideas. The Cardiello family has harnessed that special power of coffee with The Unimatic, the world’s only drip-percolator, that when paired with hand-crafted Italian-roasted coffee beans, offers the ultimate coffee experience. Elevate your coffee game with this delicious duo and use it as a platform of change to see the world in a new way and do better.
Wife, mom, and Founder/CEO of Beautycounter, Gregg Renfrew, vowed to change the beauty and body care industry by delivering safer beauty products that everyone can use with confidence. Committed to rigorous testing, responsible sourcing and transparency, Beautycounter uses ‘The Never List’ that includes 1,500 harmful or questionable chemicals that they strictly prohibit in their products. A certified B Corps, the company delivers skin care that meets the highest standards of safety and works to educate people on the substandard industry-wide regulations. Know you’re getting the best of the best with BeautyCounter’s full cosmetics line, from shadows and lip colors to lotions and washes for the whole family.
Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin, founders of Raven + Lily, created their for-profit lifestyle brand offering trendy fair-trade fashion, accessories and home goods in 2011. As a certified B Corp, they ensure that every raw material is extensively researched and sourced, right down to the zippers, ensuring that each product is made sustainably and that the impact on people and the environment is always a consideration. At its core, the company is on a mission to empower women around the world. When you shop the exquisitely designed apparel, jewelry, handbags and home goods, you also provide safe jobs, fair wages, healthcare and microloans to women artisans and communities in need. With Raven + Lily, good design meets humanitarianism, because they know that when others win, everyone wins.