The Gift: Panama Hat ($49+)
The Founder: A compassionate thirty-something Argentinian woman.
The Cause: To help support, promote and maintain the weaving community of Sig Sig in Ecuador.
The Bottom Line: Hats are purchased directly from Sig Sig to be sold online with 2% of total sales donated back to Sig Sig.
Perfect For: Your father, currently dreaming of sandy beaches and full-time retirement.
Elephant Landing Co.
The Gift: The Grace Pillow ($50)
The Founders: Two lifestyle photographers traveling the world.
The Cause: To provide employment and educational opportunities for the women in the villages of Andhra Pradesh.
The Bottom Line: 100% of all profits are used to develop more training/sewing centers in villages throughout Southeast India.
Perfect For: Your sister, who just moved homes (and can move mountains, too).
The Gift: The Genet Scarf ($65)
The Founder: One visionary man in Nashville, TN.
The Cause: To provide sustainable employment opportunities by offering an alternative income for women.
The Bottom Line: FashionABLE partners with Women at Risk in Addis Ababa to counsel, train and rehabilitate former sex workers.
Perfect For: Your mother-in-law, who always wants to know where you score those great scarves you sport weekly.
The Gift: Sweet Tart Necklace ($28)
The Founders: Five carefree college girls following their gut.
The Cause: Channeling a love for fashion and design to empower people to rise above poverty.
The Bottom Line: Employs a five-year holistic development program in Uganda with over 120 woman receive health education, finance training, counseling, and business training.
Perfect For: Your fashionable niece who hasn’t yet unlocked her loads of potential.
The Gift: Tea Towel ($12)
The Founder: A prospective adoptive mother passionate about orphan care.
The Cause: To create economic opportunities for the vulnerable.
The Bottom Line: Employing a trunk show model, ambassadors can sell jewelry and accessories made from over 1,000 international artisans with good working conditions and fair living wages.
Perfect For: Your beloved neighbor going through the early stages of adoption, knee-deep in stress-baking.
Raven + Lily
The Gift: Wood-Printed Journal ($22)
The Founders: Two best friends collaborating with artisans to create ethically made and fashionable goods.
The Cause: Empowering women through design.
The Bottom Line: Proceeds go back toward supporting women artisans in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia and the formerly homeless women in Los Angeles and refugees in Austin.
Perfect For: Your favorite faraway fried who believes in the art of handwritten letters and womens’ rights.
The Gift: Black Leather Hobo Bag ($150)
The Founder: A budding journalist living overseas.
The Cause: Using fashion to educate and empower the women of Uganda.
The Bottom Line: Sseko Designs hires high potential women in Uganda, enabling them to earn money to go directly towards their college educations.
Perfect For: Your assistant who is passionate about women and education (and is forever searching for the perfect bag).
The Gift: Oat Milk Bath Tea ($12)
The Founder: A New Zealander tastemaker-turned-Texan.
The Cause: To build profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions.
The Bottom Line: 1% of sales goes toward Aid to Artisans to create opportunities for low-income artisans around the world.
Perfect For: Your grandmother who taught you how to knit – and who never turns down a warm, milky bath.
Stone + Cloth
The Gift: The Lucas Backpack ($74)
The Founder: A mountain-climber with a vision.
The Cause: Providing scholarship needs for children’s schooling in Tanzania.
The Bottom Line: Stone+Cloth partners with The Knock Foundation, a non-profit near the foothills of Kilmanjaro, to offer scholarships and development projects for children pursuing an education.
Perfect For: Your high school-aged nephew who loves the great outdoors and needs a fresh perspective.
Rose + Fitzgerald
The Gift: Bell Jar Lamp ($150)
The Founders: A California couple transplanted to Kampala, Uganda to start a design/craft studio.
The Cause: Investing in local artisans while offering handmade, sustainable goods.
The Bottom Line: Founder Courtney offers builds relationships with local Ugandan artisans, challenging them to create high quality products and exposes them to foreign markets.
Perfect For: Your best friend who is the sunshine in your world and the light for her family.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
The Gift: Newport Hanging Hammock Chair ($149)
The Founders: An unlikely pair of hammock connoisseur and hammock-phobe.
The Cause: Encouraging afternoon naps to provide impact families halfway around the globe.
The Bottom Line: Every hammock is 100% handwoven by hill-tribe artisans; the shop allows for greater demand and higher wages in rural northern Thailand.
Perfect For: Your mother, who is always encouraging you to take the day off from work and relax.
The Gift: Mens Custom Adibos ($99)
The Founders: A filmmaker with a dream and the Invisible Children crew.
The Cause: A social enterprise geared toward improving the quality of life for women in Gulu, Uganda.
The Bottom Line: Women directly affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) conflict produce high-quality bags while being offered post-conflict trauma, literacy meetings and financial training.
Perfect For: Your passionate husband, who viewed and shared the Kony 2012 video approximately 10,132 times.
Crane & Canopy
The Gift: Pintuck Duvet Cover ($119)
The Founders: An innovative SF-based designer duo.
The Cause: Crane & Canopy partners with Safe Horizon to refresh womens shelter’s resources or gift bedding to women affected by domestic violence and abuse.
The Bottom Line: For every duvet cover and sham set purchased, Crane & Canopy donates a duvet cover, sham set and comforter to women and their families leaving their residences.
Perfect For: Your older sister who works the night shift and deserves a good, good night’s sleep.
The Gift: Cherry Wood Bowery Headphones ($50)
The Founders: Two social enterprisers with a whisper of hope.
The Cause: To help provide hearing aids to the 275 million+ people worldwide who are hearing impaired.
The Bottom Line: For every purchase, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Perfect For: Your son who may not always listen, but always hears your words.