After the highly anticipated, consumeristic events of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, at HeartPress PR we are ready for a celebration that begins with #GivingTuesday. This is not to say that we didn’t participate in a sale or two ourselves but now, and especially on this international day of giving, we’re ready to give back and kickstart the holiday season by doing good.

Stay tuned over the next month for our #SocialGood series of gift guides and be inspired by companies who are going beyond tradition to make an impact. From the buy-one-give-one model, to donating a monetary portion from each product that is sold. After all, the beauty and magic of the holiday season begins with giving back. Without further ado here is the first round up of gifts dedicated to the hostess. Happy #GivingTuesday!

#SocialGood Gift Ideas for the Hostess

social-good-gifts-for-the-hostess1. ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine Gift Box

Add meaning to your gift with ONEHOPE – a wine with impact. ONEHOPE’s impact started with the idea to inspire people to indulge while doing good; their commitment to quality wine is equally as important as the causes they support. With $2 million in donations already, they have provided 1,108,159 meals to hungry children, planted 52,621 trees, found 13,605 animals forever homes, provided 46,930 people with life-changing medications and much more, ONEHOPE continues to make an impact.

2. Orange Flower and Amber Starling Candle

Gifting a Starling candle will not only light a home but through the Starling Project’s mission of providing solar power to communities in need around the world, it will also light the world. As simply put “light your home, light the world”. Over $100,000 has been raised to date and donated UNICEF in countries such as Chad.

3. FEED 10 Bag With Pouch

Every FEED product is labelled with a number to mark how many meals will be provided to children around the world with each purchase. This particular FEED 10 Bag With Pouch will provide 10 school meals to children around the world. Not only does FEED provide useful and chic products but they help to engage customers in the fight against hunger.

4. Raven + Lily Uzma Notecard Set

Raven + Lily employs over 1,500 marginalized women giving them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care and education. This is a chance for women around the world to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Items such as this notecard set directly empower the women who made them in India.

5. jcoco Black Fig Pistachio Chocolate Bar

Every purchase of a jcoco bar, such as this one, provides one serving of food to a person in need. This is the heart of jcoco’s mission: to give back to the community through the food that connects us. To date, jcoco has provided 1,000,000 servings to food bank partners in Seattle, LA, Chicago and New York.

6. Mulberry Silk Eyemask by The Ethical Silk Company

Like the Mulberry Silk Eyemask, all products made by the Ethical Silk Company are produced in their ethical and transparent supply chain. To further the impact that they are making, 5% of the Ethical Silk Company’s profits are donated to the Jeevan Jyothi AIDS Centre in Theni, India and another 5% of profits are donated to Focus Ireland.

7. Hand in Hand Winter Woods Bar Soap

Hand in Hand Soap was founded to help prevent deaths from water-related illnesses. This is possible through their buy a bar, give a bar model and partnership with My Neighbour’s Children. To date, Hand in Hand Soap has provided 350,000 bars of soap and thousands of people with clean water through four wells.

Photos: ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine Gift box,  Starling Candle, FEED 10 Bag With Pouch, Uzma Notecard Set, jcoco Black Fig Pistachio Chocolate, The Ethical Silk Company Mulberry Silk Eyemask, Hand in Hand Winter Woods Bar Soap


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