It doesn’t get much better than the joy of watching someone you love open a gift you hand-picked with love. The only thing that feels even better? When the present also helps to support a cause you (both) care about. From items that pamper to athleisure that will take you from the studio to the street in style, everything on this list has one thing in common: they give back.
The Chelsea Stripe is named after the owner of one of K-DEER’s original retailers through her local shop, Market House in Westwood NJ. She and Kristine connected through their love of entrepreneurship, yoga and service to the community. Chelsea is an advocate for food insecurity and homelessness in the local area and has volunteered with NJ based food pantries to aid this cause. With each purchase, 5% of e-commerce sales are donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), New Jersey’s largest anti-hunger organization that provides food, help, and hope throughout the state. For 45 years, the FoodBank has worked to feed pantry lines today and engineered solutions to shorten them tomorrow, inspiring positive lifestyles along the way with healthy food, nutrition education, and job training.
Price: $98 for Sneaker and Legging length and $88 for Capri
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These must-haves are made by the family-run, female-founded business, Apotheke, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Now here’s the most important part: Give a charcoal soap and a charcoal votive candle, and you will provide a family in Kenya with a new, charcoal-efficient stove and a new solar light.
The soap is made with bamboo charcoal powder, which draws out impurities and disinfects, while coconut, olive, and organic palm oils moisturize and cleanse. The all-black candle sparkles with scents of cedarwood and sandalwood. Trust us, it’s amazing.
Look no further for your winter boot needs! PAWJ California provides fashionable, high quality, and 100% cruelty free footwear. Use code “NYJC” at checkout for 10% off purchase.
Price: $80 – $150
What’s better than an empowering mantra-based tank that fits perfectly for practice? A mantra-based tank that helps to change the world by turning on lights for families in need.
For each Vibrate Higher item purchased, a solar powered lamp is donated to a family in Haiti. VH wants to help light the world and light the way for families in need and we are ALL in for that.
We especially love the Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Warm Heart Racerback Tank!
Price: Between $35 and $80
Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. After achieving their original goal of giving 45,000 knit hats, Love Your Melon set a new goal of giving one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and providing immediate support to children and their families. To date, they have given over 6.2 million dollars to the fight against pediatric cancer and over 180,000 hats to children battling cancer.
Price: Between $30 and $50
Actually, we just want you to check out everything Happy Buddha has to offer because you will undoubtedly find incredible gifts for everyone on your list – even the people who won’t even consider stepping on a yoga mat (or sitting on a meditation cushion).
Happy Buddha is a brand and community united by the power of spreading love and light, both online and offline. Every product they create is infused with the power of gratitude, with a mission of appreciating all the positivity in our lives.
Price: Anywhere from $4 to $50
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Thank you to Michele at Turnaround Graphics for Creating our Gift Guide Graphics! We love you.
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