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This Holiday Try These Gifts That Give Back

From helping artisans around the world to providing clean water to those in need, these are just some of the awesome ways companies are giving back. Brands such as 31 Bits and The Little Market help support artisans and their families, while TOMS even helps improve eyesight and provides safe births around the world. These are just a few of our favorite gifts to help give back this holiday season.

Krochet Kids

Krochet Kids is a nonprofit brand that empowers people in Uganda and Peru with handmade knit and crochet apparel for men, women and babies. With every purchase made, you help break the cycle of poverty and provide life-changing job opportunities to women in need. Every product is also hand signed by the maker herself whose story you can view right on their website – you can even write a thank you note to your maker! To see their current collection of apparel, headwear, bags and accessories, visit their website HERE.

31 Bits

From jewelry to home decor, 31 Bits began with a simple idea: to “give artisans dignified job opportunities by making products that women would buy”. Founded by three college students, 31 Bits has since transformed into a company that collaborates with artisans from around the world to create kitchen and home goods, bags and jewelry. Each product you purchase helps people in need as well as supporting the artisans who make each piece. To shop their full collection, visit their website HERE.

The Little Market

Founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market is a nonprofit online fair trade shop. Customers are able to purchase handmade products from artisans around the world while practicing fair trade principles – The Little Market is even a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Products include bags, home decor, kitchen, jewelry and more so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your holiday list. To shop their collection of goods, visit their website HERE.

TOMS Shoes

For every product you purchase from TOMS, the company will help a person in need – One for One. What started with giving shoes has now expanded to improving sight, access to clean water, providing safe births and preventing bullying. From Nepal to Kentucky, TOMS helps people around the globe through their shoes (also available in vegan), sunglasses, bags and apparel. TOMS also launched its roasting company in 2014 – with every purchase of TOMS Coffee, they provide 140 liters of safe water to a person in need. To see their full collection of products, visit their website HERE.

We would love to know what are some of your favorite ways to give back during the holidays? Do you know of any other gifts that help to give back?

About the Author

Ernie Carswell is one of the most accomplished and respected real estate agents in the industry today. With more than 25 years of experience in the business, Carswell’s extensive roster of satisfied clientele includes the likes of Fortune 500 CEOs, professional entertainers, top studio executives, leading attorneys, government officials, ambassadors, and foreign dignitaries.Carswell is one of the most admired names in luxury real estate and frequently receives accolades for his outstanding work in the press. He has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” listing, in Variety’s feature on “Showbiz Real Estate Elite,” Billboard’s coverage of the “Top 15 Real Estate Agents Representing Musicians Today,” and was ranked in the top 100 Agents in the nation by the Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends.