If you’re like me and always wait until the last second to do your holiday gift shopping, here are some wonderful suggestions for some last minute, and heartwarming gift giving…click on each to learn more and purchase for your friends and family!
- Sole Rebels Footwear
soleRebels began in 2004 as an idea: to bring jobs to the community of Zenabwork, a small village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a place where there literally were none. They provide shoes that are as they say “riffs, recreations and re-imaginations on the the traditional “selate” and “barabasso” shoes, a recycled car tire soled shoe that has existed in Ethiopia for a LONG time (in fact, it was THE footwear from back in the day when the ORIGINAL “soleRebels” fought off the invading forces and kept Ethiopia as the only African nation to never be colonized!).
soleRebels features collections of superFresh, comfy + cool sandals, flip flops and shoes featuring recycled car tire soles and an array of recycled and sustainable ingredients like hand spun + hand loomed organic fabrics and a pallete of unique natural fibers including organic pure abyssinian jutes and PURE Abyssinian KOBA.
- MercyCorps Gifts
- Choose your gift (ranging from educating a girl in Pakistan teaching aprising young farmers sustainable agriculture)
- Your recipient gets a card
- Your gift helps families in need
- Mission: China
Xeko: Mission China is the 4th collection of an eco-adventure trading card game where children and adults alike have an opportunity to learn about China’s ecosystems and meet the endangered species that live in them. This award-winning game introduces kids to threatened species and the world’s conservation hotspots -the Earth’s most ecologically rich and most critically threatened habitats.
- Water Powered Alarm Clock
The best way to go green is by just adding water! Here’s a water powered clock in bottle shape that requires no batteries. The tinted, transparent body displays the electrode plates that harness power from the water.
- Raise Your Voice Coffee and Candle
The Raise Your Voice coffee and candle bring together three organizations focused on the health, safety and well-being of women. Equal Exchange’s Congo Coffee Project supports the Panzi Foundation & Hospital providing life-saving treatment and support to more than 2,000 victims of sexual violence each year.
The Amnesty International 50th Anniversary candle is made by refugee women from regions of conflict, and supports Amnesty International’s vital work with a 10% donation on each purchase.