A Holiday Gift Guide with Meaning is meant to inspire and encourage shoppers to purchase gifts from businesses that have meaning behind what they do. Enjoy!
I’ll be honest, earlier this month I had no intention of creating a gift guide. I literally never read them, and just didn’t see the need to put another one out there. However, it’s becoming increasingly more important to me to shop small businesses, local businesses, women-owned businesses, and businesses that are actually out there making an impact and bettering the world. This holiday season I would encourage you to do the same – support companies that are up and coming and out to create lasting change! Here are a few great places to shop for unique and beautiful gifts:
ERIN BESS JEWELRY // Erin is actually a dear client of mine, and she has just started up her own handmade, stamped, personalized 14k gold filled jewelry business. Every piece is handmade with care, and her heart behind it all is to connect with women and empower them through beautiful jewelry that reminds them of a loved one, Bible verse, or mantra. She has graciously given a Black Friday code, so today ONLY you can shop for 20% off – just use the code “BLACKFRIYAY” at checkout! Make sure you follow along on Instagram as well – I’ll be offering a gorgeous free necklace from Erin there!
BEAUTYCOUNTER // When you shop my Beautycounter business you’re not just helping to support me and my family, you’re actually investing in safer products AND contributing to a company on a mission to make huge social and environmental impact. Two years ago, when I said YES to the opportunity, I had no idea how much this company would actually be able to do to better the lives of others – and they have delighted me every step of the way! If you have questions on which products work best for your skin and your budget, please don’t hesitate to reach out! hsdisarro (at) gmail (dot) com
KNIXWEAR // In my search for a bra that is comfortable and supportive I came across Knix and have been nothing but impressed. The product is great, yes, and I love the bras that I’ve purchased. But what really sold me is the true size inclusivity, the customer service, and the fact that they do a lot to give back. Case in point: one of the bras I purchased didn’t quite fit, so I emailed them to exchange. They sent me a new one, free of charge, and then asked that I donate the one that didn’t fit to a women’s shelter. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!
FRANCIS + BENEDICT // This amazing company exists to empower and equip skilled Togolese seamstresses by providing them with dignified and sustainable employment. Plus, their profits are used to resource community leaders in Togo, enabling them to continue projects that benefit orphans, widows, and those suffering in poverty. The clothing is absolutely beautiful too, and definitely something that I know I’ll be wearing for a long time!
KEEPCUP // I’m constantly trying to figure out how we can lessen our environmental impact, and using reusable coffee cups is a huge way to reduce the amount of waste. These cups are adorable, plus you can customize them for anyone you want to buy for. Perfect for any coffee or hot tea lover!
BALANCED BITES // For all my fellow foodie friends out there (pretty sure that’s ALL of you!), Balanced Bites is a really fun idea to gift yourself or your fellow food lovers. These are spices and oils that have full transparency (click here to learn more), and taste amazing as well. Super Garlic for the win is all I’m saying!
ETHNOTEK // Directly from their site (because I couldn’t say it better myself): At Ethnotek, our mission is to keep culture alive by creating high quality laptop and travel bags that feature ethically sourced handmade textiles. Your purchase sustains employment for the art of hand printing, weaving and embroidery with our partnering artisan villages in Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Ethnotek is so much more than just a bag! It’s a celebration of culture, it’s a community, it’s a global movement! Come join the Tribe, together we can keep culture alive!
I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving celebrating gratitude with people you love. I am truly thankful for every single one of you – for your inspiration, encouragement, love, support, and friendship. Can’t wait to celebrate this holiday season with you!