Dusk Candle $80
Dusk is one in a trio of handmade coconut oil candles created in scents matching designer Kelly Lamb's favorite places and moments of the day. You can use the oil for fragrance or as balm, and once it's diminished, the geometric ceramic vase can be used as an elegant flower pot.
The School of Life + Momiji Collective
Virtue Doll: Kindness $37
London-based The School of Life is "devoted to developing emotional intelligence," and this hand-painted resin figurine is a beautiful upshot of such altruistic thinking. Their "Kindness" virtue doll—created in collaboration with the designers behind Momiji Collective—is a physical reminder to spread joy and affection to all.
Glassbaby first awed us with a line of opaque and translucent votives that ranged from bright, saturated hues to more serene tones, each constructed using a multi-layered glassblowing process that makes for a thick, sturdy structure and sublime lines of color. They've now perfected a new shape for a stunning line of drinking glasses. A set of these tumblers and a bottle of booze will surely satisfy your favorite tippler, and 10% of the sale of every drinker (and votive) goes to charity.
Heritage Radio Network
Heritage Radio Network Donation $25-1,000
The non-profit station, Heritage Radio Network was created in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. Reporting live from two converted shipping containers out back of the sustainably-minded Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's, HRN "chronicles and celebrates the growing movement to change American food ways." HRN offers an abundance of thoughtful ways to get involved in the local food movement that extend beyond farming and well beyond Brooklyn. Keep this educational resource going with a donation in support.
International Rescue Committee
Rescue Gifts $20-100
Help the International Rescue Committee (IRC) continue to offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and others in need through Rescue Gifts. School supplies, clean water and a year of education are only some of the examples of meaningful services and products the IRC provides on your behalf. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises helping people survive and rebuild their lives.
Material Change $24
"Material Change" explores the creation of a for-profit business with a mission for social progress. The poignant book recalls the journey of architect and social entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who formed her company Lulan Artisans to preserve artisanal skills and create jobs in communities lacking economic stability, all while producing beautiful and coveted designs sold at ABC home, among others. Rife with stunning photography and a wealth of information, this inspiring story is a must-read for anyone who seeks to design with a conscious.
North Star Leggings $38
PACT's North Star Leggings not only make your gams look festive and your buns look tighter—they also make the world a better place. PACT made, well, a pact, to keep their supply chain virtuous by growing non-GMO cotton, using ethical production techniques and packaging their goods with biodegradable materials. Wait, there's more. A portion of proceeds from the sale of these rad long johns will go toward funding low-income entrepreneurs who want to start a small business. Truly, these are some magical pants with a powerful purpose.
Bag Bolo + Key Ring $36
LA's Karen Kimmel is known for establishing crafting community workshops which foster immersive design experiences for families to explore their artistic inspirations. Add a dash of this creativity-guru's seemingly endless juices to your everyday living with her Bag Bolo and Key Ring. Hand-constructed in her studio from knotted paracord, hand-wrapped with shimmering thread and finished with gold-plated hardware, these splendid key rings are a refreshing take on the ubiquitous leather tassel.
Nomadic Cashmere Throw $495
From the home goods institution that never disappoints comes the nomadic Ivory Cashmere Throw, inspired by the traveling people of Mongolia, also called "Nomad's Land." Woven from the finest Alasan cashmere from the country's cuddliest goats, this blanket is produced with centuries-old techniques, and its cruelty-free creation employs communities in Vietnam. Whether you are snuggling on the couch or keeping cozy on a journey of your own, this worldly throw is sure to bring romantic wanderlust wherever it may go.
Vogue + Edible Schoolyard Project
Designer Charity Masks $100+
With its mission to "build and share an edible education curriculum for all schools," Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project is dutifully working to transform the way young Americans view food and eating. You can help by bidding on one of these high-fashion masks, commissioned by Vogue and created by designers like John Derian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Warby Parker, Eugenia Kim and more.
Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs $5
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates employment opportunities for formerly homeless men and women in Los Angeles.
Askov Finlayson + Faribault Woolen Mill
Zag Blanket $185
Our friends at Minneapolis' Askov Finlayson designed this limited edition, double-woven jacquard blanket with nearby Faribault Woolen Mill, which has been weaving for nearly 150 years. The domestic Merino wool is blended with a small amount of cotton for added softness. Best of all, for every blanket sold one is donated to St. Stephen's Human Services, a local not-for-profit addressing homelessness.
Charity: Water $25
There is no better gift than the gift of giving back. Charity: Water has a clear mission to bring available clean drinking water to every person on earth. This holiday season, they partner with CLEAR Cambodia in an effort to provide 15,000 Cambodian families with BioSand filters, which transform dirty water found in Cambodian marshlands into drinkable hydration. A gift that not only brings joy through aiding others, but also forces us to not take this precious resource for granted, and realize our own good fortune in something as simple as the kitchen sink.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.
WWF Animal Kingdom Playing Cards $7
Fit for the cardshark, magician, or amateur player, this delightful deck will add an extra element of fun to even the most elementary game of Go Fish. These festive cards showcase delightful hand-illustrated interpretations of your fave fauna. Added bonus? The cards themselves are derived from sustainable materials, and for every deck purchased, $1 will be donated to to the World Wildlife Fund, benefiting global conservation efforts.
The Becks $26
The altruistic friends behind Krochet Kids International hope to empower the women of Africa and Peru by teaching them a skill to provide for their families, crocheting. Each limited edition, hand-crocheted beanie comes in a variety of styles and colors, all made of wool and acrylic-blend that bares the name of the women who stitched it.