Gift Guide: Gifts With A Bigger Purpose
Buying gifts for your loved ones is always such a satisfying feeling, but you know what’s even more satisfying? Buying gifts for your loved ones that serve a bigger purpose!
That’s why today I wanted to share a number of products that have more meaning behind them, whether that be something that is made with clean ingredients, something that comes from a brand who has a mission, or something of that sorts!
These products can be enjoyed by many and you’ll know that you’re doing something good when gifting them!
The first product is one that you could get for really anyone in your life, but especially those who love caffeine but are looking for a better solution than soda or energy drinks. These yerba mate drinks are sparkling, organic, vegan and all around healthier than your average energy drink. The pop culture fanatic in me first heard about Yerba Mate because Khloe Kardashian has it in her fridge, and she lives a pretty healthy lifestyle! The best part about these drinks from CLEAN Cause? 50% of the profits from CLEAN Cause go towards individuals who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. To date, CLEAN Cause has granted over 1,526 sober living scholarships at a value of more than $763,000. Which is awesome! Who wouldn’t want to contribute to that?
This next product is one of my faves, it’s coffee beans from Generous Coffee Co. My husband absolutely LOVES this coffee. In fact, he bought a coffee bean grinder just for this coffee. Personally, I’m not a coffee drinker, however, I have tried this coffee and it is really good. The beans in particular, Obsidian, are a dark chocolate bean and it is delish! Generous Coffee Co. was started by former ABC Bachelor, Ben Higgins. The company donates 100% of their profits to non profits, most of which they have a personal connection to. There are 8 different blends of coffee, which are also available through a wholesale portal, as well as through a subscription service!
If you have friends who are homeowners, chances are they appreciate the little things in life – I know I do! Some of those things can be new flowers for the garden, new candles, and even some new hand soaps! The Coconut Milk & Sandalwood Liquid Hand Soap from Soapbox is made from naturally derived ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin E and fatty acids from coconut oil, which means your hands won’t dry out like some hand soaps cause you to, and let’s be honest, we’re washing our hands a lot these days, so dried out hands can happen! The soap is paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan, and let’s not forget to mention it smells great! So if you have any friends who are into clean or natural products, this is a good choice. And might as well grab one for yourself as well! They’re great as a stocking stuffer, or to put together a basket!
Calling all beauty and haircare lovers for this one! This product is made to do exactly what you think – tame frizz! This is a product that is perfect for the clean beauty lovers in your life, as it is sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan. In addition, it is safe for colored hair and has a great fresh scent. The best part is that it is so easy to use, all you have to do is spray some onto damp hair, comb it through and style your hair like normal to tame frizz and those pesky flyaways – super simple! This is another product that is perfect as a stocking stuffer or part of a basket.
Everybody can use a pair of sunglasses! WearPanda has super cute polarized sunglasses that are made from bamboo – so neat. There are so many cheap, plastic sunglasses out there, that these bamboo sunglasses offer something different, unique and better for the environment. The glasses are lightweight, and come in different frame and lens colors. These sunglasses fall under the category of “fashion with a purpose” as a portion of each sale is donated to different charities worldwide. WearPanda works with a number of partners, including but not limited to Washington’s National Parks Fund, Pencils of Promise and One Tree Planted.
This next product is another one that my husband loves! He has a buzzcut, so buying big plastic tubs of shampoo seems so wasteful to me, especially when he can have something like this shampoo bar from Soapbox. This shampoo bar is yet another product with naturally derived ingredients and is vegan. It’s totally travel friendly, and as I mentioned earlier, eliminates plastic waste! This is perfect for stockings or to add to a basket with other haircare or beauty products!
Have someone in your life who is always on the go, or maybe you are? It’s easy to forget to stay hydrated while constantly on the go – luckily, there are solutions for that! The RECON Water Bottle from HydraPak is easily transportable with its lightweight and comfortable handle, fits in most cup holders and backpack pockets, can easily be cleaned, and the best part? It’s made from 50% recycled plastic! The bottle is made clear through Tritan Renew Technology, making it impact, stain and odor resistant, and it is 100% BPA, BPS and BPF free! I especially love that the bottle is marked on the side so you can keep track of how much water you are drinking throughout the day to make sure that you are staying hydrated. Because let’s be honest, a hydrated person is a happy person!
And lastly, I’m super excited to tell you about this product! I actually used this the other day and loved it! This Tea Tree Soothing Hydration Hair Mask from Soapbox is great to help repair dry scalp and restore hydration to your hair. It is safe for colored hair and has a soothing minty scent to it. And as with the other Soapbox products I mentioned in this article, this hair mask is sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan. If you or someone you know is looking for some nice clean beauty haircare products, you’ve come to the right place!
So that’ll do it for my roundup of gift ideas with a bigger purpose! If there are any products or brands out there that you absolutely love that have a great mission or purpose, please let me know! I love hearing about these brands!