For the longest time, I couldn't figure out what I wanted for Christmas this year. The idea of getting lots of "stuff" just was not appealing. But gift-giving at Christmas is such a wonderful opportunity to be a blessing to others - not just just the person you're giving a gift to, but also the companies and workers you support by your purchase.
In years past, I've shared gift guides for gifts that give back
, but this year, I don't really have time for that. You know those "what's in my purse" posts? I thought I'd adapt that, and share what's on my Christmas list this year.
1. Black Metallic Desert Wedges. I love, love, love every pair of TOMs I've owned, but I've never tried anything other than flats. I've also never ever worn ankle booties. I could really use a new black pair of shoes for work, and instead of getting another pair of flats, I'd like to add these shoes that give a pair of shoes to someone else.
"In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world." I think this is basically required reading for 20 something women these days, and it sounds fascinating.
5. Moscow Mule Mugs.
Because, copper. I can't get enough. Honestly, I could see myself drinking hot chocolate out of these. How cozy would that be?
6. Causebox by Sevenly.
This would be like Christmas every few months! It's a subscription box filled with ethically made, goodies that give back. It's not cheap . . . so a Sevenly Giftcard
to go toward a shirt or print would also be much appreciated!
Not pictured: a lot more books, and some Disney/Pixar animated movies - namely, UP
For more gift ideas that give back, you have to listen to The Happy Hour Podcast's Christmas episode.
So many great ideas! And Jen Hatmaker. Seriously, it's a gift just to listen in! And, I've got a Gifts that Give Back pinterest board for more inspiration.
How's your Christmas shopping going? I have started ... sort of. The problem I have, is that I find cool things, and then I want to keep them for myself. Anyone else? Let me know in the comments below!
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