Valentine’s Day can often come with the stress of getting the perfect gift or risk ending up in the doghouse. The following gift guide will help you not only get your loved one an original and affordable gift, but also one that will leave you both feeling good—gifts that give back to a cause or a charity!
Krochet Kids • Buy A Hat, Change a Life
Krochet Kids empowers people in developing nations to rise above poverty. Their vision is to create sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities by providing jobs to local artisans and selling merchandise made by their hard-working hands. Some of our top picks include:
The Barney Beanie ($25.95) • Nothing beats a classic. With its simple shape and timeless colors, the Barney has been a staple and mainstay in their line since the beginning and promises to remain so for years to come.
The LOVE Tee ($25.95) • Tagless and crew design. No better image symbolizes the heart of Krochet Kids international. February is the perfect occasion to wear this message of LOVE front and center, and share the story of hope that is unfolding in Uganda.
The Emma ($17.95) • The Emma headband is made of a unique blend of stitches to create a series of flowers. Yes, you’ll have flowers in your hair and we love that! It comes in a variety of colors to fit all your looks and will be sure to turn some heads.
1:Face Watch • Changing the world 1:face at a time ($40)
This watch has a minimalist design, both visually and functionally but that’s exactly what we like about it. The thick silicone band comes in six different colors, each color representing a cause. At the push of a button the watch displays the time in bright white LEDs. When the button is not pressed the display is a full-face square mirror screen that can come in handy for a discreet lipstick touch-up. In reality, the mirror face of the watch is a reminder that you are the change you want to see. Pick a color, pick a cause:
White = Child Hunger
Yellow = Water
Pink = Breast Cancer
Blue = Environment
Red = AIDS
Black = Cancer
FIGS • Threads for Threads ($55-$145)
FIGS makes affordable luxury neckwear that serves a global purpose, to educate children in need, without compromising style. For every purchase, FIGS gives a school uniform to a child in need of an education. From bow ties, to handcrafted ties to cashmere scarf-ties, FIGS has the perfect gift for the stylish amor in your life.
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Votivo charity: water • Clean Water ($28)
Nothing sets the mood like candles. Consider buying the Votivo scented candles where $18 from each candle goes to charity:water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. This Votivo scented candle is called Clean Crisp White a scent as refreshing as water.
Trinity Oaks Wine • One Bottle, One Tree ($9)
“Buy a Bottle and We’ll Plant a Tree”, that simple! For every bottle of Trinity Oaks sold a tree is planted and there’s no limit to the number of trees they will plant, so snag a bottle of Trinity Oaks today and take one small step toward a greener tomorrow. Buy online or take your love for a drive through California winery country and pick it up yourself.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer • Be a Good Cookie. Give a Good Cookie ($29.99)
Does your honey have a sweet tooth? Get some cookies that sweeten the lives of children with cancer too! It all started with a bake sale and now Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supports the development of new and better cancer treatments for children by offering the public a simple way to get involved.
Liam’s Lemon Cookie • Share the Love limited edition cookies (Box of 1 dozen) These deliciously tart and tangy cookies sparkle with bright pink sanding sugar, and are sweetly gift-wrapped with an orange ribbon with pink trimming. For an extra special touch, this box of cookies also includes a gift card personalized with your message. So, share the love this Valentine’s Day with a truly delectable gift they’ll never forget!
Chocolate Almond Coconut Crunch • If you are a fan of Almond Joy, the famed Mars candy bar, and even if you aren’t, you will flip for this cookie’s sensational chewy texture and added nutty crunch. Toasted almonds diced to the perfect size with a pile of award-winning Guitard Chocolate Chunks followed by fresh shredded coconut. Guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!