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20 Inexpensive Gifts With A Social Mission

It's holiday season, which means it's shopping season. Why not make the busiest buying month of the year a little easier on the conscience (and the wallet) with this list of gifts from social enterprises? Each gift on this list costs less than $100, is great quality and supports a business with a social or environmental mission, meaning your purchase has a purpose. Check out the gift (and the "give back") in this list below!

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1. The Gift: Azmera Blanket — Parker Clay

Price: $78The Give Back: Employing artisans following Fair Trade principles, providing economic security, a positive, safe work environment and wage premiums averaging 87% higher than local rates. Partners with Ellilta — Women at Risk, an organization empowering women through rehabilitation, counseling, and skills training. Buy here
Parker Clay / Via parkerclay.com

Price: $78

The Give Back: Employing artisans following Fair Trade principles, providing economic security, a positive, safe work environment and wage premiums averaging 87% higher than local rates. Partners with Ellilta — Women at Risk, an organization empowering women through rehabilitation, counseling, and skills training. Buy here

2. The Gift: Wood Avalon Earbuds — Gifts for Good

Price: $49The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift supports LSTN, an organization helping deaf individuals in need receive hearing aids. Buy here
LSTN via Gifts for Good / Via giftsforgood.com

Price: $49

The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift supports LSTN, an organization helping deaf individuals in need receive hearing aids. Buy here

3. The Gift: Nisolo Passport Case

Price: $68The Give Back: Ethically sourced leather goods. Employing men and women in Peru — creating job opportunity, access to above-fair-wage income, access to healthcare and stable salary and benefits. Buy here
Nisolo / Via nisolo.com

Price: $68

The Give Back: Ethically sourced leather goods. Employing men and women in Peru — creating job opportunity, access to above-fair-wage income, access to healthcare and stable salary and benefits. Buy here

4. The Gift: The Pioneer — Ed Pack Global

Price: $99.95The Give Back: Eradicating systemic poverty through education — 15% of the profits from this backpack go directly to Ed Pack’s partners Thistle Farms and Mi Esperanza. Buy here

Price: $99.95

The Give Back: Eradicating systemic poverty through education — 15% of the profits from this backpack go directly to Ed Pack’s partners Thistle Farms and Mi Esperanza. Buy here

5. The Gift: Leather Journal With Latch — Rethreaded Inc.

Price: $40The Give Back: Providing safe, viable and dignity-giving work to survivors of the sex trade, to fight the business of human trafficking. Buy here
Rethreaded, Inc. / Via rethreaded.com

Price: $40

The Give Back: Providing safe, viable and dignity-giving work to survivors of the sex trade, to fight the business of human trafficking. Buy here

6. The Gift: Handmade Raffia Earrings — Three Sisters, L3C

Price: $25The Give Back: Three Sisters provides tutoring for children in West Africa who otherwise would not have access to in-depth education. All profits from the sale of these earrings go into the TS Education Fund to fund tutoring sessions in Cotonou, West Africa. Buy here
Three Sisters, L3C / Via threesisters.org

Price: $25

The Give Back: Three Sisters provides tutoring for children in West Africa who otherwise would not have access to in-depth education. All profits from the sale of these earrings go into the TS Education Fund to fund tutoring sessions in Cotonou, West Africa. Buy here

7. The Gift: San Marcos Dopp Kit — Mission Lazarus

Price: $68The Give Back: Mission Lazarus leads a variety of initiatives including the construction of schools, clinics and churches in communities overseas. They also employ artisans and have vocational schools where young adults can learn skills and earn an income to give them a better future. Buy here
Mission Lazarus / Via missionlazarus.org

Price: $68

The Give Back: Mission Lazarus leads a variety of initiatives including the construction of schools, clinics and churches in communities overseas. They also employ artisans and have vocational schools where young adults can learn skills and earn an income to give them a better future. Buy here

8. The Gift: Aster Scarf — ABLE

Price: $74The Give Back: Employing women who have overcome addiction or homelessness, or who need a chance to lift their families out of poverty. Buy here
ABLE by FASHIONABLE / Via livefashionable.com

Price: $74

The Give Back: Employing women who have overcome addiction or homelessness, or who need a chance to lift their families out of poverty. Buy here

9. The Gift: Tin Soy Candles — New Moms Bright Endeavors

Price: $7.99 — $24.99The Give Back: Lighting the way out of poverty for young moms by teaching them to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through their paid transitional jobs program, New Moms Bright Endeavors provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success. Buy here
Bright Endeavors / Via brightendeavors.org

Price: $7.99 — $24.99

The Give Back: Lighting the way out of poverty for young moms by teaching them to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through their paid transitional jobs program, New Moms Bright Endeavors provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success. Buy here

10. The Gift: Ethiopian Coffee — Coffee 4 College

Price: $17The Give Back: Providing a platform for students to earn an income that assists with their college expenses. Their program teaches entrepreneurship, communication skills, and encourages confidence to help guide young students toward educational and financial success. Buy here
Coffee 4 College / Via coffee4college.com

Price: $17

The Give Back: Providing a platform for students to earn an income that assists with their college expenses. Their program teaches entrepreneurship, communication skills, and encourages confidence to help guide young students toward educational and financial success. Buy here

11. The Gift: Customizable Glass Water Bottle — Gifts For Good

Price: $35The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift gives clean water to those in need around the world. Buy here
Gifts for Good / Via giftsforgood.com

Price: $35

The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift gives clean water to those in need around the world. Buy here

12. The Gift: Tiny Branded Cuff — Branded Collective

Price: $20The Give Back: The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. The women work with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection; 25% of the profits go to the rescue and restoration of survivors. Buy here
Branded Collective / Via brandedcollective.com

Price: $20

The Give Back: The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. The women work with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection; 25% of the profits go to the rescue and restoration of survivors. Buy here

13. The Gift: Strengthen & Replenish Bundle — SOAPBOX

Price: $29.95The Give Back: For every product sold, a bar of soap is provided to those in need, both in the U.S. and abroad. Buy here
SOAPBOX / Via soapboxsoaps.com

Price: $29.95

The Give Back: For every product sold, a bar of soap is provided to those in need, both in the U.S. and abroad. Buy here

14. The Gift: Bo Bunny -- Thistle Farms

Price: $38The Give Back: Help women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction find healing, hope, and freedom, by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners. Buy here
Thistle Farms / Via thistlefarms.org

Price: $38

The Give Back: Help women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction find healing, hope, and freedom, by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners. Buy here

15. The Gift: The Kitchen Box -- Gifts for Good

Price: $65The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift supports artisan communities and families around the world. Buy here
Gifts for Good / Via giftsforgood.com

Price: $65

The Give Back: Gifts for Good curates premium company gifts that support charitable missions. This gift supports artisan communities and families around the world. Buy here

16. The Gift: Yoga Mat Bag — Kupendiza

Price: $49.99The Give Back: Kupendiza only sources fair trade goods, directly from the business women in Africa who supply their beautiful products. Kupendiza partners with women’s empowerment organizations to donate a portion of sales to girls education. Buy here
Kupendiza / Via kupendiza.com

Price: $49.99

The Give Back: Kupendiza only sources fair trade goods, directly from the business women in Africa who supply their beautiful products. Kupendiza partners with women’s empowerment organizations to donate a portion of sales to girls education. Buy here

17. The Gift: Cutting Board Gift Set — UTEC

Price: $80The Give Back: Providing youth most in need the opportunity to gain valuable job skills and real earnings to help them pursue positive life choices. UTEC’s jobs program, teaches healthy life skills, job readiness skills, industry specific skills and financial literacy skills. Buy here
UTEC / Via preserveproducts.com

Price: $80

The Give Back: Providing youth most in need the opportunity to gain valuable job skills and real earnings to help them pursue positive life choices. UTEC’s jobs program, teaches healthy life skills, job readiness skills, industry specific skills and financial literacy skills. Buy here

18. The Gift: 12 Piece Keepsake Brownie Set — Greyston Bakery

Price: $40The Give Back: Providing individuals in Southwest Yonkers, NY with employment skills and resources to lift them out of poverty with open hiring, Pathmaking and other social services to assist individuals and families in visualizing their paths to self-sufficiency. Buy here
Greyston Bakery / Via shop.greyston.org

Price: $40

The Give Back: Providing individuals in Southwest Yonkers, NY with employment skills and resources to lift them out of poverty with open hiring, Pathmaking and other social services to assist individuals and families in visualizing their paths to self-sufficiency. Buy here

19. The Gift: Mexican Embroidered Pillowcase Kit — Tingomo

Price: $29.99The Give Back: Using sustainable materials, each kit supports programs to help artisans, keep families together, and send girls to school. Donates kits to schools and afterschool programs in Los Angeles and Vermont. Buy here
Tingomo / Via tingomo.com

Price: $29.99

The Give Back: Using sustainable materials, each kit supports programs to help artisans, keep families together, and send girls to school. Donates kits to schools and afterschool programs in Los Angeles and Vermont. Buy here

20. The Gift: Urban Tea Tumbler — La Terza Artisan Coffee Roaster

Price: $29.95The Give Back: Sustainable sourcing and living-wage employment in low-income communities abroad. Buy here
La Terza / Via laterzacoffee.com

Price: $29.95

The Give Back: Sustainable sourcing and living-wage employment in low-income communities abroad. Buy here

21. There are so many organizations out there making quality goods, but putting their profit toward social good. It's easier than you think to start shopping social!

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