#BuySocially: 5 Stocking Stuffers Saving Lives This Christmas

BY MARY MUSOLINO

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Trying to find the perfect gift this holiday season? Want to give a gift with meaning? Spread some holiday cheer by supporting those that need it the most, while spoiling your loved ones in the process.

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Check out our Ultimate Social Gift Guide for 2016 – sure to put you on Santa’s ‘nice’ list this year!

1. Thankyou For Ending Global Poverty.

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Thankyou

Give the gift of a life-changing shower or a nappy filled with hope when you purchase your gifts from Thankyou. A wonderful social enterprise based in Melbourne, Australia, that give 100% of their profits to helping people in need. Their product line is smart and simple; everyday products, made from natural ingredients. Their philosophy: let’s beat global poverty in this lifetime, together. “Almost a billion people live in extreme poverty, while six billion people don’t. We reckon the six billion of us could work together to put an end to global poverty, for good.”

Thank you has over 40 products available in 5000 outlets across Australia, including various food and water and body care products. If that wasn’t impressive enough, in 2016 the enterprise gave birth to a new product line, Thank you baby, a nappy and baby care range, funding child and maternal health programs around the globe. Check out their story and help end global poverty here.

2. Give The Gift Of Music With LSTN.

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LSTN

Edgy and modern, LSTN’s luxe range of headphones, speakers, apparel and records are just as good as they sound – in more ways than one! Handcrafted from real wood, these premium audio products are changing the world by helping people hear for the very first time. For every purchase, LSTN provides hearing aids to a person in need.

In partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation, LSTN has already helped fund hearing restoration to over 20,000 people worldwide – and they are only getting started. Help bring the gift of music to someone in need and see what it sounds like to change a life. Check out their new wireless ear buds and the rest of the catalog here.

3. Taking A Conscious Step In The Right Direction.

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Conscious Steps

Ethically manufactured? Check. Organically produced? Check. On trend? Check. Socks that fight hunger? Check!

Turn an old stocking stuffer favorite into a must-have gift this year with Conscious Steps’ line of fair trade cotton socks. Concerned with the lack of awareness and the gravity of issues faced by their generation, the founders of Conscious Step set forth to learn more about these problems and tackle them head on.

Pairing up with major charities and social enterprises, the company launched their comfy, durable, cotton sock range, individually designed to tell the story of the cause it supports. To date, Conscious Step has helped to plant over 10,000 trees, provided over 14,000 days of HIV therapy and sent over 3,000 schoolbooks to children all over the world.

With some new look holiday themed designs, these socks are a quick win for your loved ones and humankind. Choose a design, choose your cause and help build a better future, one sock at a time! Visit Conscious Step here.

4. Saving Syrian Children With UNICEF.

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Right now, Syrians are facing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Many are being displaced from their homes and families and forced to flee their own country. Nearly five million Syrians have been registered as refugees, and that number is growing every day.

Fortunately UNICEF and its partners are committed to delivering essential services for Syrian families, and there is a way that you can help, too. By purchasing a UNICEF ‘Inspired gift’ on behalf of a loved one, you’ll be providing vital supplies for children, including water purification tablets, high energy peanut paste, exercise books and pencils and much more. Help safeguard the future of Syrian children by clicking here.

5. Light A Brighter Future For Women With Prosperity Candle.

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Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle is lighting the way for refugee women and their families in the U.S. by helping to create equal opportunity for all. A social enterprise that believes in contributing to the common good, Prosperity Candle was created to ensure all women have the opportunity to thrive.

Every candle sold helps to provide a living wage for the women of Prosperity Candle who have recently resettled from refugee camps. Prosperity Candle stock a unique range of scented candles and gifts, hand-made and lovingly named after the artisan who created it. With options to personalize the candle’s scent and its strength, choose a design and send direct as a gift, these candles should be at the top of your gift-buying list this year. Read all about Prosperity Candle and the women behind the wax here.

Are you doing anything to be socially-conscious this holiday season?? Share with us in the comments.

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