I bet last year you said to yourself: this year will be different!
I know, Christmas is still ages away to be thinking about gift giving – but we also know that to avoid the stress of last minute shopping, we need to plan ahead.
Eight on-line stores, full of great gift ideas I think you’ll like
While it makes sense that Christmas inspires these types of articles, it’s not just about the holiday – it’s about what you choose to surround yourself with and support in this world. So, when it comes to the things you buy, take a look at these 8 social-brands – I think you’ll find great gifts that carry a beautiful story. Whether for yourself or a friend. For Christmas, or just because
If you’re looking for that perfect something – look here first! Happy shopping!
Raven + Lily work with underprivileged and talented women all around the world to produce a range of designs for home, beauty and fashion. Every purchase you make empowers a woman to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their family.
Wear Panda are handcrafted from sustainable bamboo, not only are they eco-friendly, but they’re style with heart – each pair sold provides an eye exam and eyeglasses for someone in need.
Krochet Kids is a social enterprise aimed at providing employment, education, mentorship and a feeling of self-worth to people living in poverty. Every item you buy is signed by the person who made it – you can explore their site to learn about this person and how they are being empowered.
LSTN Headphones are on my not-so-secret Christmas gift wish list. hint hint. I love their headphones, but even more the fact that every pair sold gives the gift of hearing, by providing hearing aids to children in deaf school and people all around the world.
The Little Market was created by Lauren Conrad and a friend – they partner with artisans from all around the world to provide employment, opportunity and education by giving them a platform to reach customers and sell their handcrafted goods. I like that you can see exactly where your purchase comes from and is made.
I’d love to know, what’s the best gift you’ve ever received? What made it so special for you? Share with us in the comments below, it might spark an idea for someone else :)
PS, Singapore: these brands are all based in the US , but if you’re in Singapore – try using VPost to have it shipped over