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Greater Goods: Holiday Gifts That Give Twice

This holiday season why not give the gift the gives again?

Cheese Board.

Arthur Court Grape Cheese Knife and Granite Board Set

$35.00 ($7.00 goes to a cause of your choice)

lunch set


The Green Lunch Set with Recycled Tote


Microwave and dishwasher safe, BPA free and made from a mix of recycled plastics. On average in contains 95% recycled material and up to 25% post-consumer content. I’ve owned this set for a bit short of a year and I absolutely love it!



Fresh Paper


One small biodegradable sheet of FreshPaper keeps an entire bag, carton, or fridge drawer of produce fresh for up to 2-4 times longer, organically! I discovered these from this TED Talk – an amazing story and fantastic product. Imagine the possibilities!

common threadz


Common Threadz apparel


With Each Awesome T-Shirt Or Other Item You Buy, They Will Give:
A School Uniform To An Orphan In Africa So They Can Go To School, Or Meals For 1 Month! I’ve purchased a dress and two t-shirts from them and they have been staples in the wardrobe since.

Sky Bracelet


Same Sky Bracelet


“SAME SKY is a jewelry company that provides employment to HIV-positive women in Africa struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. Empowered as artisans, they’re proudly rebuilding their lives. Each stunning bracelet represents one woman’s fight for survival and prosperity.” – samesky.com

Star Bracelet

Super Star Charm Leather Bracelet

50% of proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation, helping to give hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. – gorjana-griffin.com

maasi necklace


Leakey Necklaces


Gorgeous hand made by the Maasai women and men of Kenya from environmentally sustainable materials





With every pair you purchase TOMS will give a pair to a child in need. Shoes for men, women and children. I’ve worn out my pair that I loved to ruins and I’m excited to buy another!

Not For Sale


Not For Sale ring


“The Not for Sale store generates enterprise & employment to prevent human trafficking and create new futures for survivors. Every purchase you make is an action to end slavery — because no one should be for sale.” – notforsalecampaign.org

not for sale key

The Giving Keys 

Their “…mission is to provide jobs to the homeless of Hollywood. Each purchase furthers their transition out of homelessness and helps spread the word that No One Should Be For Sale.” – notforsalecampaign.org

Herb Planter

Herb Planters

“Made from recycled snack wrappers these  planters are sold by Ten Thousand Villages, the fair trade retailer that sells everything from items for the kitchen to clothing both online and in their retail stores across the country. Ten Thousand Villages was one of the founding members of the World Fair Trade Organization and seeks to help disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries.” – tenthousandvillages.com


Clothing, Accessories and Home Goods from Red Earth Trading Company

“Red Earth Trading Co. aims to provide goods that are as life-changing as they are fashionable. All of its profits go toward the development work of local non-profits in East Africa, and purchasing items on the site directly benefits African artisans.” – redearthtradingco.com



Buy One, Give One Blanket


“Blanket America sells quality blankets, comforters, sheet sets and other types of bedding, and in turn, the company makes a donation to Americans in need.” – blanketamerica.com



Stylish Ties from FIGS


“FIGS partners with local weavers and tailors around the world to make uniforms for school communities. Every purchase you make from FIGS gives a uniform to a child who needs an education.” – wearfigs.com

baby clothes


Organic Baby Clothes from Baby Teresa


“Baby Teresa sells 100% organic cotton baby clothes and accessories. For every outfit Baby Teresa sells, the company gives an outfit to a child in need. Portions of accessory sales go toward purchasing formula for babies in orphanages.” – baby-teresa.com

silver bowl


SPIRAL Foundation Recycled Silver Bowl


“Handcrafted in Nepal by artisans in the remote mountain villages of Lapa, Tipling and Shertung. Amazingly, the bowl is actually made from discarded plastic wrappers that have been brought in from the streets of surrounding cities. Proceeds from the purchase of this bowl will be used to help fund primary healthcare and community education through Himalayan HealthCare.” – cleanspirited.com


A FEED Bear or other great gifts from FEED


feed bear

“FEED Projects has partnered with Teddy Share, a charitable teddy bear company, to create both the FEED 5; each bear will provide 5 treatments of Plumpy’Nut, a high nutrient paste, to 5  malnourished children.” – feedprojects.com

roma boots


Roma Rain Boots


For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a new pair is also donated to a child in need.

NP Pass

Annual National Parks Pass 

Your purchase will help maintain the parks so everyone can get outside and experience the country’s natural areas.

Looking for more? For an excellent and more complete list, visit the Rage Against The Minivan Blog for their Gifts That Give Back: Occupy Christmas Link-Up

Believe in the choices you have with your spending power. Believe in the TRUE spirit of the Holidays.


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