Friday, December 15, 2017

Feel Good Friday - Holiday Gift Guide

If you're like me, you might spend this weekend doing some last minute shopping. Since it's Feel Good Friday, I want you to find gifts you can feel good about buying.

For a start, odds are your favorite organizations (and most of the ones featured on this blog) sell branded merchandise on their websites. Whether that's supporting under-resourced studentspandas, or the ocean, you can wear that merch with pride and let the world know what's important to you.

If you've got people in your life who would be happy with a gift given in their name, you can support an organization like Heifer International and purchase livestock, trees or seeds to help end poverty and hunger around the world.

If you're looking for something that you can wrap up in a box and tie with a bow, check this out.  In 2014 I put together a list of organizations I profiled that year with a description of the products they sell and who benefits. It includes rugs that raise money to educate at-risk children, beauty products made by women who have survived trafficking and prostitution and lights that can be used by you and people in countries without reliable electricity. You can review the full list here.

I also did a quick internet search and came up with this list of "26 Gifts That Give Back" compiled by Woman's Day magazine. Items you can purchase include beanies that benefit pediatric cancer research, headphones that use company profits to provide hearing aids for people in need and dog leashes that support animal rescue organizations around the country.

Now that you have so many options, you can feel good about shopping!

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