It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your beloved. Many of us will give and receive chocolate, flowers, and jewelry. These are the wonderful staples of this holiday. But did you know you can revel in love and romance while making a difference? Here’s an opportunity to share the love you feel for each other with others around the world.
Check out these five gifts that give back and share the love!
This workspace provides an afterschool sanctuary for inner-city students to design and manufacture this gorgeous jewelry. You can buy one of these lovely baubles knowing that profits go to helping students learn valuable skills and earn scholarship money.
It stands for Make A Difference Intimates, and for every lacy, racy nightie you buy, a woman in crisis receives a new pair of underwear. According to their website, underwear is the most needed of clothing donations. They even sell heavenly lavender sachets!
Never feel guilty about eating chocolate again! Rescue Chocolate donates 100% of net profits from the sale of their vegan, Belgian chocolate to animal welfare organizations.
Get your skin silky smooth and save the planet at the same time. This luscious body lotion has a cocoa butter base and is lightly scented with rosewood and ylang-ylang. Lush, the company that produces these little pots of goodness donates proceeds to grassroots groups committed to environmental conservation and human rights.
Those long-stemmed red roses that will fill shops for this holiday have to be grown somewhere else, so here’s a friendly reminder to embrace fair trade when purchasing flowers. 60% of roses will be imported from countries like Ecuador and Columbia, and fair trade greatly improves wages and conditions for agricultural workers.
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