MINI PENNY: Valentine's Day Gift Guide with Given Goods Co

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Guide with Given Goods Co

With the holiday of love right around the corner (not to be confused with Love Day, folks), what better way to show you care than by gifting not only something amazing, but something that also gives back. There are so many philanthropic brands to choose from, and Given Goods Co. is a fantastic marketplace where you can find many different causes in one spot.

From Given Goods Co.'s website:
Every single product on Given Goods gives back. We are a marketplace and company that is passionate about products with an impact. When you buy a product on Given Goods, you are triggering its tangible social good—and through your purchase you become an active participant in that impact. Look for the "G" icon as you shop to learn how each product gives back and track your cumulative good in the Personal Impact Profile. You are part of a special community at Given Goods and we want you to know what everyone is doing. Check out the Community Impact Map to see how the whole community is giving back. Retail is no longer black & white.
Here are some of my his and hers picks for Valentine's Day!

Big Ass Brick of Soap Black Bar by Duke Cannon Supply Co, $9. Working with the Honor Flight Network, Duke Cannon supports a program that helps fly military veterans to Washington DC to visit and reflect at memorials.
Sutter's Mill Tool Bag by United by Blue, $118. Supports United by Blue's monthly efforts to remove trash from ocean and waterways.
Pocket Square by Tabii Just, $24. Ten percent of the sales goes towards helping children in Trinidad and Tobago.
Emilio LE Chukka Boot by Nisolo, $168. These shoes are made by artisans, creating jobs and bringing in revenue to the workers in Peru.
1Q Bluetooth Sound System by Vers, $119. For every tree used to make a Vers project, 100 trees are planted!
Dinosaur Notebook Set by Little Alexander, $28. Little Alexander uses 100% recycled materials and donates ten percent to help fight poverty in Kenya.
Monogrammed Luxe Camera Strap by FOTOSTRAP, $133. Ten percent of the proceeds go towards Fotolanthrophy.

 Eco Leather Messenger Bag by UNA Fashion, $295. Through fair trade practices and working with organizations that exceed fair trade standards, UNA brings female artisans to the global market.
 Doodle Canister by Chaka MarketBridge, $20. Creates sustainable job opportunities and enables artisans to reach a global market with the goal of increasing annual income by 25%.
 Valley Ring by Red Earth Trading Company, $45. Provides sustainable job opportunities for artists and funding for community development projects.
 Bole Collection Scarf by Connected in Hope, $28. Creates sustainable job opportunities, work-life balance and support for female weavers and their families in Ethiopia.
 Barcelona Candle by Chilantrophy, $36. Five percent of proceeds from this candle help to create self-sustaining bicycle repair businesses and provide transportation to work through the non-profit organization Pedals for Progress
 Alem Triangle Tube Necklace by Raven + Lily, $26. Provides sustainable job opportunities and medical relief to HIV-positive women in Ethiopia.
 Wanderer's Wallet by Red Earth Trading Company, $30. Provides sustainable job opportunities for artists and funding for community development projects.
 Beauty Essentials by One Love Organics, $139. Provides scholarships to support education for low-income families in developing nations and the U.S.

What are your favorite products from Given Goods Co.?

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