November 10, 2017
We all have that friend or family member who is always looking out for the wellbeing others, which is a totally amazing thing. But what do you get someone who’s constantly giving? The honest answer, pretty much anything. People who are empathetic would be super grateful for any gift, but why not get them something that also benefits others?
Sherpa has provided jobs to thousands of Nepalese peoples by making their products in Nepal. Additionally, for every Sherpa garment purchased a small donation is made to provide scholarship to the children who grow up in the Himalayan villages. If you think this would resonate with your loved one, here are a few of my favorite Sherpa items:
Sherpa Karma Jacket is the perfect lightweight fleece for the rugged adventurer. The smooth outer surface slides easily against other layerings making it better for abrasion resistance. Additionally, the designers kept your shoulders in mind when constructing the seams of the Karma fleece; the seams are placed off the tops of the shoulders so that you don’t have to worry about chafing when wearing a pack.
I think we all can use another hoodie in our lives. The Sherpa Sikkim is a great go-between city and mountain life. It’s classic, clean look makes it the perfect hoodie for any outing while the circular-knit fabric makes it breathe like activewear. Available in men’s and women’s.
When a consumer purchases any LifeStraw product, a portion of the funds are used to purchase and distribute high-volume LifeStraw Community water purifiers to primary schools in developing communities that don’t have ready access to safe drinking water. As part of the distribution, LifeStraw educates students and teachers on proper use of the purifiers and conducts follow-up visits to make sure that the purifiers are in good working condition and are being used properly. If you’d like to give the gift of hydration this holiday season here are some great LifeStraw products:
LifeStraw Go with 2-Stage Filtration is one of the best water bottles in the business. It removes 99% of waterborne bacteria, including E-Coli. 99% of waterborne protozoan parasites, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. You can even purchase replacement filters if your friend is already using this awesome bottle.
If your friend is attached to their bottle then the LifeStraw Universal Kit is the way to go. It’s the perfect gift for your friend who’s always carrying around their sticker covered bottle. They don’t have to part with their personalized bottle and you can feel confident that they are drinking filtered water.
One more company to keep your eyes on is Toad&Co. This 20 year old company works it’s toady butt off to ensure their business embodies social responsibility and sustainability. What does this mean? Well, a portion of every purchase of Toad&Co garments goes to creating job opportunities for adults with disabilities. They also ensure each piece is long lasting and made with sustainable materials such as cotton, hemp and recycled fibers.
For the ladies in your life, we love this Windmere Dress. Long sleeved with a swing out silhouette, this dress is the answer to transitional wardrobe pieces. The dress can easily be layered with leggings for a casual hike then paired with booties for a night out to dinner.
But more than anything, these pieces will hold up to season changes and trend shifts. Your philanthropist will be thrilled with a new wardrobe item that has little impact on the environment and won’t wear out quickly. As with all of the items on our gift guide, they are about helping others – which is what is truly important this holiday season. Cheers.