10 Companies to Purchase Gifts with a Purpose (All Year Round)
Gifts are an expression of love and care. And to some it means more than others. Picking gifts out for our family has always been fun for me, but also stressful. I am very sentimental and want to get a gift that will express the meaning behind what I am giving it for.
All year we give gifts for birthdays, holidays, friendship and gratitude. Over the years I have settled on a few places that I love to get gifts from. They are all fair-trade, non-toxic and made with so much care and consideration from the companies themselves.
Consider these 10 companies to purchase your gifts from because as you purchase them, it also gives to others. Click on each name to go directly to the company’s website. Enjoy all year round!!
1. Sari Bari
Sari Bari was started by friends of mine in India. These items are hand sown by women who have literally been free from trafficking. They are brilliant business women and get education, benefits and skill training by working for Sari Bari. Every purchase gives freedom and each woman’s name is sown on the inside of the item. You can read their stories and more about the company online.
They started with blankets and now have so many items for the whole family. These are some of my favorite teacher gifts! If you subscribe to them you will get friends and family deals throughout the whole year!
This company was started by a 14 year old girl who was passionate about safe products for others. She chose to produce products not only to give safe products to others but to help with education, not educate in order to sell products.
This company has an incredible mission and recently changed their name to “Pure Haven Essentials”. The integrity of this company impresses me so much!
My family and I have tried all kinds of natural deodorants and this one works for everyone I know! They also have lip balms. Our favorite scent is Lavender for the girls and Royal Rogue for the boys!
My friend Noelle is wonderful! She has joined this company to help put safe beauty products into the hands of everyone! Beautycounter has a mission to educate and make safe beauty products as well as effect legislation to get laws changed.
Did you know that there has not been a law passed since 1938 to regulate ingredients in beauty products? The US currently bands 11 ingredients from cosmetics while Europe and other countries band over 1200! Beautycounter bands over 1500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard.
Your purchase from Beautycounter goes towards keeping you and your friends safe from toxins and also helps to promote safer standards across the US.
I listened to a podcast with Plant therapy and we so impressed! Since then, I have personally emailed them and continue to be amazed at their integrity and desire to help everyone use essential oils in a safe and therapeutic way.
Plant therapy is an online company and does not work through consultants to sell their products, thus giving them the ability to sell their quality oils to you at a fair price. Their oils are from the indigenous places of origins and are extracted and bottled with quality.
Plant therapy is family owned and operated and have a team of aromatherapists who have been practicing for over 30 years. I love their Kidsafe synergies. Although you can use oils many ways, plant therapy takes the safest stance with their oils recommending to dilute and use topically and aromatically. They are available to help you via email and have great customer service.
One of my favorite things is that you always get free shipping! Our favorite oils are Frankincense, Better than Kisses and Nighty Night. We have used many of their oils and synergies and LOVE all of them!
I have used high quality essential oils for years and have a lot of training in plant remedies. I give two thumbs up for Plant Therapy!
I get to live in walking distance from a friend, Laura Ingram. She is an incredible woman and friend! We both love to walk and started our friendship over walking and a crazy story in our neighborhood to tell another day. We are both sentimental and she has taught me more than anyone about purchasing with purpose!
She and I started our own laundry soap gig last year to help send her to Spain. And as if life for us as wives and moms were not busy enough, we both started new careers. I became a Health Coach and she started working for Lularoe! We don’t get to walk as much but still get to make grocery runs for each other between customers and help keep our family life going. It is so fun!
Lularoe is a clothing company whose design and factory is all from USA. This is a family run business and helps empower other entrepreneurs! These clothes are the cutest and most stylish designs you will get to buy for both kids and adults! Connect with Laura on Facebook and Instagram and she will introduce you and get you started on purchasing with purpose!
In 2010, my friend Jessica Honeggar and I sat at a park bench one day praying for our sons to come home. Her’s from Rwanda and mine from Haiti. She shared about this idea of selling beads to raise money for her adoption but also to support this family that she had met who could make them.
Noonday was birthed and has become more than she could ever imagine. This company was birthed from a desire to help and serve others and are some of the most beautiful designs you will ever see.
My friend Sally Schwarz’s is a noonday collection ambassador and can connect you with this company and the people who make their products all over the world!
I have great friends! My friend Tiffany Wade started this specific earring company and Jana Cofield joined her recently to make this the best feathered earring company in the world! I am not kidding.
If you know me, you know I LOVE feathered earrings. These two women are pros at making them! Check them out and you will find the coolest gift ever!
Gosh, I have talented friends and I am so excited to connect you with Waterloo! My favorite colors are the silver, black and red earrings. Medium is the best size for me, but they have large and smaller earrings.
My neighbor Laura Ingram introduced me to this book. It is so fun and the perfect gift for small children! It takes the name of the child and creates a story book using the letters of their names. You can help design it and it can be shipped right to your door! Very creative gift or for a newborn!
10. Piggy Paint
I have two girls and they LOVE to paint their nails! When I found out about toxins in products like fingernail polish, I looked for a paint that I could feel good about for my kiddos. Piggy Paint is so fun and available at some local stores.
Check out their website for more details. They offer polish remover and rad colors for any girl! Perfect for a birthday party or spa day!
Disclaimer: I do not get any kick backs from any of these companies. I have stated the 2 parties I have with Ava Anderson and Beautycounter and receive product benefits from your purchases, but do not receive cash or discounts from any of these companies listed. They are truly my favorite companies and I wanted to share them with you! Enjoy!