With graduation, birthdays, and Mother’s Day all coming up it’s a good time to stock up on simple gifts. But instead of throwing money away at gifts they may not totally love or products that wont last forever, consider some of these gifts that have a lasting impact.
The only thing better than giving someone their favorite gift is giving them a gift that also gives back to the community or environment. Making you feel better about spending the money, and making them feel like their gift gives back and means more.
For your friend that is all about Girl Power
This simple cuff by NYC based jewelry company Bird + Stone not only shows off the power of women but also helps to provide for women. Each bracelet gives five dollars to Planned Parenthood of NYC.
For the friend that is always losing their sunglasses
The best part of Warby Parker glasses, besides their affordable prices and classic styles, is knowing that for every pair you buy, a pair is donated to a person in need.
For the coffee and puppy lover
Grounds and Hounds’ mission is to prevent the unnecessary killing of sheltered dogs. This is achieved by donating 20 percent of their proceeds to no kill shelters around the country.
For the accessories lover
Akola reinvests every dollar they make into providing work opportunities and training to 500 women in Uganda in Dallas that are unable to otherwise earn livable wages. In addition to helping women gain empowerment and the tools needed to support their family Akola also makes serious cute earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings.
For the comfy activist
Lingua Franca’s signature cashmere graphic sweaters have taken off in terms of popularity this year. If you’re willing to make the splurge for one you not only gain a classic staple piece to your wardrobe but also help to give back to various charities. Check out more causes they are helping here.