GOOD Gift Giving Guide 2017

Thanksgiving has come and gone. We’ve polished off the last of the stuffing and turkey...finally. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday have whizzed past. So now, you’re probably feeling the weight of your lingering holiday shopping list. It’s one of the great joys of the holidays - giving meaningful gifts to those you love. But, it can also be a point of stress. We’re here to mitigate that stress. While we can’t physically do your shopping for you, we did come up with some of our favorite eco-minded, sustainable, and socially responsible companies so you can find great gifts for everyone in your life while supporting noble causes.

For the kiddos in your life

  • Plae -  Plae is a San Francisco based company that makes kid shoes. Their shoes are made from eco-friendly, breathable, and washable materials that are engineered to be durable, flexible, and customizable to allow for the natural development of children’s feet.

For the outdoorsperson

  • Patagonia - This may be overplayed. But, Patagonia is really the best of the best when it comes to sustainable purchasing. Patagonia is an outdoor apparel and gear company that commits to building the best product while causing no unnecessary harm and using business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

  • Revel Gear -  Revel Gear is an outdoor lifestyle brand based out of Boulder, Colorado which makes solar-powered camp lighting. For every picture you share on social media of your #REVELGEAR, Revel Gear will donate either renewable energy or renewable energy and lighting to a community in need.

For the hostess with the mostest

  • Olives & Grace - With a strong belief in the maker and artist industries, Olives & Grace opened in 2012 with a mission to highlight emerging food and gift makers. There’s a wonderfully curated selection of home goods, accessories, and other handmade items.

  • OtherWild - OtherWild is a retail space, studio, and event space with an online shop that uses ethically-sourced supply chain goods Otherwild's business model includes the support of ethical practices, advocacy, and activism issues. Proceeds of purchases go towards Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and other organizations.

For the locavore

  • Imperfect Produce - Imperfect Produce provides a produce delivery subscription service of slightly imperfect fruits and vegetables so you can eat local food & help combat food waste.

For Man’s best friend

  • Bixbi - Bixbi Pet is a company specializing in USA-sourced and made dog treats and supplements. None of the company's treats contain wheat, corn, soy, or byproducts. Only the good stuff.

  • Found my Animal - Found My Animal is a shop specializing in USA-made nautical pet collars, leashes, harnesses and more handcrafted right in Brooklyn, NY. The accessories help support animal rescue and jump start the conversation about adopting, not shopping, for animals.

For the spa enthusiast

  • Lush Cosmetics - A global company, Lush Cosmetics makes fresh products by hand with love that are 100% Against Animal Testing, 100% Vegetarian, 83% Vegan, 60% Unpreserved and 38% Unpackaged and can be found in many US cities. Tread your spa aficionado to one of their famous bath bombs or a luscious, soothing face mask.

For the clotheshorse in your life

  • Pact Apparel - Treat that special someone to the softest, most comfortable pair of skivvies ever! PACT Organic Apparel makes super soft organic cotton socks & apparel for men, women & baby using non-GMO organic cotton in a transparent supply chain that improves the lives of farmers and workers.

  • Buffalo Exchange - Arguably, the most eco-friendly way to purchase clothing is to buy second hand. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion and trends. Buffalo Exchange is unique, because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded locally with store customers. Their ever-changing inventory includes designer labels, vintage, jeans, leather, current basics and one-of-a-kind items. For the vintage lover in your life, this is the place to go.

  • Amour Vert - Social responsibility and great fashion come together to form Amour Vert, a sustainable clothing company based in San Francisco who believes great fashion and social responsibility can coexist. All their products are made in America, using non-toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics, and enlisting a zero-waste philosophy.

Shop stress-free with these businesses, and all of the other righteous businesses on This Good World.

 

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