“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
– Maya Angelou
Hello guys, I thought long and hard this weekend about what I wanted this week’s post to be about. I still wanted to write an article about Christmas gifts, but wanted to add on items that contribute in one way or another to a good cause. I found several items while browsing either on social media or the internet and I have decided to include my favorites in this post. I hope that these items inspire you to treat a special someone while still collaborating with charitable causes.
I tried to add items that target different price points and a variation of charitable causes. You can find all the links to the websites in this article so that you can check out all the details about each cause’s amazing contributions, and you can shop for these items if you wish to do so.
Disclaimer: none of the links in this article are affiliated links. This post was simply written to help you guys with your Christmas shopping.
Lush Charity Pot
The “Charity Pot” is a cruelty free hand a body cream made from fair trade ingredients. Every time you purchase a charity pot Lush donates 100% of its proceeds (except for TAX) to its charitable foundation “NEW CHARITY POT” that aims at helping different causes that advocate for both human and animal rights.
The retail price for 240ml of this cream is 30.00 CHF
If you happen to know of a cause that could benefit from some extra charitable donations you can enroll this cause in Lush’s program if they meet certain requirements.
here application guideline in english.
here application guideline in french
also read about the 3 actual projects Lush is supporting in Switzerland.
I think this can be an excellent gift for the skincare junkie in your life. I have personally bought this cream several times and I can tell you for a fact I never get enough of it. It is extra rich in moisturizing natural ingredients (such as cacao and shea butter) and it smells absolutely amazing.
I Believe in Dog Sweater by Wild at Heart Foundation x Estee Lalonde
You might have heard about Estee Lalonde, famous English Youtuber, blogger and lover of her adopted Greyhound “Reggie.” But did you know that she has collaborated with the Wild at Heart Foundation? A foundation that funds and supports animal welfare projects all over the world! Well, Lalonde and WHF came up with a super cute and comfy sweater that stars Reggie the Greyhound.
The price for this sweater is 50£. Buy it.
The cool features about this sweater is that it is made from 100% fairtrade/organic cotton, and 100% of the profits will go directly to the foundation to help animals. If you wish to see other sweater designs and products you can click here.
This sweater can make a perfect gift for the crazy animal lover in your life, or also your inner Netflix binger… I know I am getting one for myself! You can’t blame a girl for wanting to stay in style while still being comfy this Holiday Season.
Wild at Heart Foundation website
I recently discovered this new Swiss brand (it might not be a new discovery for some but it definitely was for me). Well, Allure Sauvage is coming up with a new handbag design made from strictly pineapple textiles. You heard me! PINEAPPLES! This means the bag is free from plastics and leather.
What I love about this Kickstarter is that you can decide how much money you want to donate to this campaign. Contributions vary from 10 CHF to 1000 CHF, so there is something for everyone. For example, with a 10 CHF contribution you can get a thank you video for helping kick-start this campaign. If you wish to purchase the actual bag you will have to contribute 175 CHF.
If you want to learn more about this campaign you can click here to go directly to their Kickstarter. In this image you can see all the details and the different formulas for rewards they have designed.
This gift will be perfect for that special someone who loves eco/cruelty free fashion AND vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.
I will be soon posting an article just about this handbag with all the details about the material, the size, styling tips and of course what can you fit in the bag!
Get to know the brand a little bit more and browse their website.
Louis Vuitton x UNICEF
Ok so now we are moving into the big leagues. Who hasn’t heard of UNICEF and Louis Vuitton? Well, although these upcoming items are more expensive than the rest, maybe you can treat yourself or a loved one to one of these pieces.
This campaign aims to help children in precarious situations, like children living in refugee camps in Jordan. As of 2015, there are 8 million kids living in refugee camps, and that number is rapidly rising. By contributing in kind donations, UNICEF can help a large amount of children living in these dangerous circumstances. I will leave the video of their campaign For you to check it out.
The first bracelet is their “silver lockit color” for 250 euros, where 100 euros will go directly to UNICEF.
The second bracelet is all silver, for 500 CHF, where 200 CHF will go directly to UNICEF.
Finally, the necklace, this one is made of silver and it goes for 600 CHF, 200 CHF will go to UNICEF’s cause.
I advise you to call or visit your local LV boutique to check their availability, or place an order if it is necessary.
If you want to make a direct donation to UNICEF official page just click (minimum donation starting at 50 dlls).
I hope I was able to provide you with different ideas for your gift list. Remember that these are not the only brands or charitable causes you can support, but these are the ones I thought were cool.
Share in the comments below or in my social media if you know about other brands or products that you’d like to share with everyone. The more people know about these the better!
See y’all next week!
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