There was so much to see at NYC’s Gift show, it’s hard to know where to start! But in bringing you the trends, we had to point out one that can bring joy to the gift giver, along with the receiver. Here are gifts that also give to a good cause, and that makes your gift even more special.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: NEST FOR AUTISM
You might know the Nest Fragrances brand from its amazing candles and diffusers, but they also have perfumes, creams, and even lip balms. Apple Blossom, their new home fragrance collection, officially launches in mid-March and a portion of the proceeds will be benefiting NEXT For Autism, a non-profit co-founded by Nest’s brand founder Laura Slatkin.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK: AID THROUGH TRADE
The name says it all with these stylish bracelets. Aid through Trade started in 1993 by a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and is one of the leaders in the fair trade fashion industry and employs over 200 female artisans in Nepal.
Buy them individually, or in sets of three, you can stack ‘em, collect ‘em, and they are great for the bride or her entire bridal party. Fun for day or night, these bracelets work in the city, the country, or at the beach, and come in a variety of colors. However or wherever you wear them, these gifts that also give to a good cause are fun and fashion-forward.
JOY PAPER CO.
There are so many great paper companies out there, and all have talented artists that create stationery, calendars, note cards, and the like. Joy Paper Co. is a stand-out because not only are their products useful, incredibly pretty, and often clever, their founder is committed to giving back. A portion of proceeds is donated every year to Johns Hopkins Department of Mental Health to support their efforts in research as well as awareness.