Holiday Gift Guide :: for your friend who rarely takes no for an answer, will eat ice cream for dinner any day, and wants her opinions & lifestyle to positively impact the lives of others

A necklace that isn't just pretty but empowering.
31bits is a company using design to empower people to rise above poverty.
Each necklace means jobs, education, counseling services, health education, finance training, and business mentorships for women and men in Uganda. Read more here.

A beanie for a good cause & a one-for-one initiative.
Love Your Melon brings hats to children battling cancer & donates 50% of the proceeds to CureSearch and the Pinky Swear Foundation to fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families. Best. Gift. Ever.


Grab a tee or sweatshirt benefiting beautiful animals all around the world.
VAUTE is “The World’s First All-Vegan Fashion Brand.” Buy from a line that says no to animal cruelty & yes to conscientious fashion choices. Many items from the casuals line support charities ending animal testing and harm.


Snag an incredibly powerful necklace.
Each old, used key is engraved with an empowering word and meant to be worn for the time you need it and then passed on to somebody else. A percentage of the sales go to Chrysalis, a non-profit creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.


Give her something that can hold her necessities while providing meals for the hungry!
This bag provides 70 micronutrient packets to children in Guatemala. FEED is fighting against hunger in a tangible way. Each bag features the number of meals or micronutrient packets provided to those in need. I've bought several of their products and am always in awe of their impact and beauty.


A necklace or ring or cuff from an organization with an extremely powerful mission statement. Liberty United transforms illegal guns and ammunition provided by police into handcrafted jewelry. Every purchase helps to protect an at-risk child from gun violence. Read more about Liberty United here.


Nothing like a new pair of shoes!
If you've never heard of Toms, they are incredible. With their one-for-one promise, buying a pair of shoes means a pair for someone else in need, too.


Shop local! If you're in Wilmington, check out Pineapple Studios, a beautiful yoga and pottery studio. Jess sells her own work as well as the creations of others, and I personally want to buy it all. You can shop her store, and this beautiful mug, at the studio or online! When you shop local, you empower men and women in your community. Find a local store you love and support it will all of your heart.


Empower men and women all across the world with a $25 loan.
The loans from Kiva are repaid back to your account which can be lent out again and again and again. What a beautiful gift to give in the name of someone.

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