#ForGood Gifts Under $50: For Her

#ForGood Gifts Under $50: For Her

Alright, let’s cut to the chase. Christmas time is here again, and this year we need to get our shopping done early so that we can enjoy everything this season has to offer, from office outings and Chrismukkahs, to cookie baking and church services. If you’re looking for gifts that are not only thoughtful picks for the loved ones on your list, but also kind to people and the planet, then you’ve come to the right place. I put together a list of 50 #ForGood Gifts Under $50 to help you shop ethically while making sure the most wonderful time of the year doesn’t break the bank. To kick things off here are my top ten picks for all the lovely ladies in your life. Each day this week I’ll release ten more items in another category to make sure all your holiday bases are covered. Comment and let me know your favorites below!


Rowan Necklace
Brand: UNCVRD
Ethics: Gives back, Made in USA, ethical production
Price: $48.00

The Rowan Necklace is one of many chic, minimalistic pieces in UNCVRD’s collection. It’s dainty enough for a holiday party, and classic enough to dress up your wardrobe year-round. 40% of the proceeds from each sale are donated to a program that educates and empowers human trafficking survivors inside the Women’s County Jail in Long Beach, CA.

RowanNecklaceUNCVRDJewelry


Citrus Bergamot Hand Cream
Brand: Brandless
Ethics: Gives back, Transparency, Paraben-free
Price: $3

This Shea Butter-enriched hand cream is the perfect #forgood stocking stuffer. It’s ultra-moisturizing, calming, and good for people and the planet. Oh yeah, and it only costs $3. In fact, every item at the Brandless online grocery store only costs $3, making this an ideal shopping destination for the holidays. Even further, for every order placed on the site, they donate to Feeding America to provide a meal for someone facing hunger. It’s rare to find the combination of quality, sustainability, charity and affordability, but this company does it all. 

Citrus Bergamont Brandless Hand Cream


ABLE Scarf
Brand: ABLE
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical Production
Price: $48.00

If you’ve made a habit out of giving #forgood gifts, you know that every once in awhile you evoke tears from your gifts’ recipients. I’ll warn you now, this is one of those. The ABLE scarf is handwoven by artisans in Ethiopia, and is screen printed in Nashville with empowering statements. Each phrase was penned by their artisans about what they were able to do when provided with an opportunity.

ABLEScarf


“The Power” Water Bottle
Brand: Yuhme
Ethics: Gives back, Eco-friendly, Ethical production
Price: $33.41 (varies depending on exchange rate)

Reusable water bottles are a fashion statement these days, but while there’s countless designs and brands to choose from, you won’t find a more eco-friendly option than Yuhme. These bottles are not only made from sugarcane (a C02 negative renewable resource) they are also ethically made and fully recyclable. For each one sold, 6 months of clean drinking water are donated to an individual in the Central African Republic. You can’t get better than that for under $50; Yuhme is a true ethical unicorn.

YuhmeWaterBottle


Free to Explore Pouch
Brand: The Tote Project
Ethics: Gives back, Fair Trade, Eco-friendly
Price: $20.75

I’ll admit I’m biased, but I think the fair trade pouches we sell at The Tote Project are pretty wonderful! Our PNW-inspired Free to Explore pouch is made by human trafficking survivors in India, gives back 20% of profits to support human trafficking survivors in the US, and is a festive, eco-friendly wrapping alternative.

Free to Explore Pouch The Tote Project


Bath Soak Trio
Brand: Thistle Farms
Ethics: Gives back, Made in USA
Price: $28.00

It’s important to take some time to relax during the holidays, and I can’t think of a better way to do so, than with a nice hot bath infused with Thistle Farm’s bath salts. This gift set includes three therapeutic scents: Citrus Wood Uplifting, Lavender Serenity and Eucalyptus Mint Moringa. Product sales support stable income for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.


Aura Cluster Studs
Brand: Dear Survivor
Ethics: Gives back, Made in USA
Price: $36.00

Dear Survivor’s Aura Cluster earrings are earthy, yet chic; classic with a bit of an edge. Each pair is handcrafted in San Diego out of Galena and Black Tourmaline, and the nickel free brass posts ensure that this is a safe gift for anyone with sensitive ears. 10% of the profits from Dear Survivor are donated to GenerateHope to support human trafficking survivors in San Diego.

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Sloan Tee
Brand: Krochet Kids
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical Production
Price: $48.00

Rock this staple tee from Krochet Kids for an effortlessly cool look. Each shirt is individually made in Peru and helps to provide jobs for vulnerable women in the community where it’s sewn. Three color options are currently available, but this one is selling out fast!

The Sloan Tee Krochet Kids


Kazi Cuff
Brand: Soko
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical Production
Price: $45.00

Who doesn’t love a thoughtful, personalized gift? This Kazi cuff bracelet from Soko is engraved with the initials of your choice, alongside the initials of a Kenyan artisan. When you gift this make sure to share the company’s story — Soko uses mobile phone technology to connect marginalized artisans around the world to an ethical, transparent “virtual factory”. Intrigued? Head to their site to read more about this innovative program.

Kazi Cuff Bracelet Soko


 

Charity Pot
Brand: LUSH
Ethics: Gives back, Vegan, Fair Trade
Price: $7.95 – $27.95

Lush bath products leave shoppers and their consciences squeaky clean thanks to the company’s incredible commitment to ethical business practices and sustainability. The Charity Pot’s wonderful-smelling body lotion will keep your skin extra soft thanks to the Fair Trade Shea Butter in it, and 100% of the purchase price is donated to small grassroots organizations — you can choose which cause/organization if you purchase in store. 

Lush Charity Pot

 

 

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