Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 | GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Sometimes I can feel a bit guilty when it comes to the holidays and what I mean by guilty is that we are all spending money like crazy and probably not even putting forth much thought or effort into what we are buying.  Meanwhile, there are so many people in this world that are in need and would be happy to even have the money to buy 1 present so that they could feed their family or pay their bills.  I know that I sound like a Mom when I say this but please hear me out. 

This year we got hit really hard by a terrible hurricane and seeing the devastation it caused really opened my eyes to what is important, what is realistic, and also what is needed.

Although Jamie and I are not giving gifts this year (we used our entire Christmas fund to donate toys to the disaster relief victims), I wanted to make an effort to create some gift guides that are useful with meaning.  

This last gift guide is all about fashionable brands that give back to charitable organizations so you can feel good about buying and giving this holiday season.

 

fashion gifts that donate to charities

 

| 1. BELT BAG | 2. TORTOISE SUNNIES | 3. GOLD CUFF |

| 4. STUDDED MULE | 5. GOLD NECKLACE | 6. FEDORA |

| 7. SCARF | 8. LOAFER | 9. GOLD STUD | 10. LEATHER POUCH |

| 11. OCTAGON SUNNIES | 12. CROSSBODY PURSE |

Ok now that you’ve got the goods, let’s talk about the brands!

Treasure and Bond is a Nordstrom-exclusive brand have partnered with WE providing support to organizations that empower young people with a percentage of each purchase of their wide range of easy-to-wear wardrobe staples and goods.

DIFF Eyewear has a mission to “use fashion as a force for good”.  They have provided over 1,000,000 pairs of reading glasses to individuals in need all around the world.  DIFF’s promise if to donate a pair of reading glasses for every pair of sunglasses purchased.  They have partnered with Restoring Vision to ensure that this promise is kept.

ABLE is a lifestyle brand that focuses on ending generational poverty by providing economic opportunity for women. By purchasing their leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, clothing, and footwear, you will be helping support their cause and provide a safe environment and jobs for the women at their work sites in Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, and Nashville, TN.  

I chose these pieces as I saw them to be very versatile and easy to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe or someone else’s for that matter (I guess this IS a gift guide after all).  I chose these labels because I believe that everyone is capable of making a difference in the world.  One way or another it feels good to know that we are all a part of something grander than ourselves and that we are helping impact others in a positive way.  I hope you enjoyed this gift guide and if you need any others, please let me know in the comments below!

Cheers-  Ashley Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Comments

  1. I view something really interesting about your weblog so I bookmarked.

    Posted 2.14.19 Reply

FOLLOW ALONG @thecottageboundblog

  • All starry eyed over here 🤩 with this constellation print from @hello_strellas and how much it means to us! I was so excited to have our exact constellation of the day and time we got married almost 10 years ago arrive yesterday. 
It’s been such a wonderful reminder of where we started out as a new married couple and where we are now. Looking back on how much we’ve been able to accomplish together and how much our relationship has blossomed has made me realize how excited I am for our future together and all the adventures we have ahead of us! 
If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s gift for your special someone, this is hands down the most thoughtful gift out there! ✨
Check out my stories to see how to order this 💫 filled gift!
  • Road trippin to happiness or maybe just to my parents for a home cooked meal 😉 moral of the story here is to do what makes you happy! ❤️
  • Weekend Mood = SLOW DOWN! ⚠️ After a week of going 100 miles an hour, I think it’s time we slow down.... Have you heard of the art of slow living? February is the perfect time of year to start practicing. 1.| Take 5 minutes to enjoy your coffee or tea in the mornings instead of rushing to get out the door. 2.| Take time to organize your life so you have time to be present and enjoy the things you love. 3.| Take walks and reconnect with nature. This is a really great way to clear your head or find inspiration. 4.| Instead of turning the tv on right when you get home, turn on some music and allow yourself to decompress from the day. 5.| Don’t over-plan your day. That will only create stress and overwhelm. Learn to be flexible, give yourself a few of the most important tasks so that when they are complete you can treat yourself and enjoy the rest of your day doing something that will spark joy. 
Hope you found this helpful friends! Happy Friday! ❤️
  • Bedtime ☕️ (tea) and happy me! 😊
  • Sunday mornings and this one... always people watching 🐶👀😂 Happy Super Bowl!!! P.S. You can now shop some of my home goods via the @liketoknow.it app!
  • Polar vortex, huh? Namast’ay at home with my plants... 😏🌱 #pilea #womenwithplants #plantlady #botanicalwomen #thejungalow
  • So hard to believe that a year ago we brought this little nugget into our home! We have learned so much from her as well as ourselves. She has been off at obedience school and we are so excited to get her back! 
#loveyoursog #polarbearsoginstagram #petsarethebest #furbabies #whitelab
  • Currently wishing I could smudge away this cold... if only it worked like that! 
Instead, I’ll be sipping hot tea and popping Vitamin C, but if you’re looking for a good read on “smudging” check out my latest blog post (link in bio) for some enlightenment on the subject. 
#smudging #smudgestick #smudge #wellnesswednesday #staywell #positivevibes

Follow Me!