We all know finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is never easy. This year, we present to you a wide variety of gifting options that help you support local causes, spread joy and give back to society. Go on, shop till you drop!
1. Book Lovers?
A writer, a cook, an artist, a doodler or a planner – this book is for one and all. Made in the style of a traditional ‘Godhadi’ – traditional hand quilted blankets from Maharashtra and Gujarat – this book is handcrafted by tribal women.
The Initiative upcycles fabric scraps to design functional handcrafted products that provide sustainable livelihoods to craftspeople. At The Initiative, every piece created is unique and handmade from quality materials by people who are treated fairly for their labour.
2. Small and Sweet
Right from the health-conscious people who are watching their calories even through the holiday season to the ones indulging in cups of hot chocolate – this is a fitting gift for everyone! A bottle of honey to add to the sweetness of the festive season.
Under The Mango Tree aims at reducing poverty through beekeeping and improves the lives of marginal farmers in India. Since 2010, they have impacted over 25000 lives, increased agriculture yields by 60% through bee pollination and created market access for over 5000 farmers.
Buy here: https://utmt.in/our-products/
3. Bag the right gift!
Not too big, yet not too small! You’ve got enough space to fit your files and a 14-inch laptop and still, have space for the book you’ve read halfway. The best part – it’s socially & environmentally conscious!
Aarohana EcoSocial Developments works on upcycling plastic waste by using the process of handloom weaving to convert them into handbags, laptop bags, folders and other office & home decor products. Their products are created by women from tribal villages near Silvassa and Pune.
4. Shout out to the Harry Potter fans!
Every winter the women artisans of Khwaab come together to create a range of handknit mufflers, snoods, infinity, caps, and socks. This year, adding to their range of products is a new collection of Harry Potter-based mufflers. Spread the warmth and joy this holiday season!
Khwaab addresses the problem of the lack of participation of low-income community women in the socio-economic decision-making of the household through a three-pillared holistic approach of Awareness, Skill Development, and Livelihood. Each Khwaab product is handcrafted by combining the skill of tailoring with the indigenous art-forms of India – Ikkat, Kalamkari, and Tie-Dye.
Link for Purchase: https://khwaab.org/product-category/knitwear/
5. The holidays are incomplete without cookies, right?
This box of goodies celebrates the togetherness of rural women and people who believe in the promise of a better future of food. Carry one or five of these wherever you go to brighten and sweeten the holiday season for everyone around!
Happy Roots is creating an ethical food chain that produces delicious wholesome snacks and increases incomes of farmers & rural women by 150%.
6. Endless Opportunities, One Book
Know Your Star Book Series is conceptualised to raise awareness among children about the different opportunities available to them by introducing role models in their lives. By sharing the stories of these role models, they aim to broaden the horizons of our youth, sow seeds of aspiration, and nurture strong dreams.