When we think Valentine’s Day, it’s traditionally about professing our love to our significant others.
But as the times evolve so do holidays and more and more people have come to embrace the holiday as a larger celebration of love.
As in, the love we have our friends & family, the love we have for ourselves — and even the love we have for humankind. So why not show how wide your love can reach with a gift that gives back?
Along those lines this year’s Valentine’s Day gift guide is packed with gifts that yes, includes everything from sweets to sparkles — but also help noteworthy causes, from job creation for local artisans to providing access to clean water for those in need.
So whether you’re gifting your significant other, your best galentine, or yourself… you can truly spread the love.
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What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? A second-generation chocolatier based in Los Angeles, andSons boasts an award-winning culinary team that draws upon the finest cacao and specialty providers from around the world to handcraft each confection.
This Valentine’s Day, they’ve teamed up with artist Alexandra Grant to create a limited-edition box that features her signature “love” iconography and is filled with heart shaped bonbons and classic European ganaches.A portion of proceeds from the sale of these boxes will be donated to grantLOVE Project, which supports artist projects and non-profit arts organizations.
Photo Credit: Ed Rudolph
We love a good subscription box filled with goodies…especially one that gives back. Every season, CAUSEBOX members receive a limited edition curation of products from the leading socially conscious brands. Bonus: they also partner with amazing companies, like Tribe Alive, that are empowering women and creating jobs.
One very controversial opinion around these parts? That succulents are ALWAYS better than flowers. Whether you agree or not, it’s hard to disagree that this adorable planter from Lula’s Garden would put a smile on someone’s face.
The trio of hand-planted succulents, aka the “Love Garden,” even arrives with an “I Love You” sleeve decorated with gold foil hearts. Proceeds go to supporting organizations that help improve lives around the world by providing access to safe water.
So many gorgeous options, we couldn’t choose one piece. Luckily, whether you’re getting a heart-adorned gold cuff or dainty pearl hoops, proceeds go to the company’s non-profit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages. Each piece is also handcrafted by survivors of human trafficking.
We’ve been hooked on Bloom & Give’s gorgeous, handloomed textiles since we first discovered them. Designed in the U.S. but made in India, each piece originates from small artisan co-ops where the continuation of familial craft is honored and fair wages are guaranteed. And their designs are made all the more beautiful by their charitable efforts: 50% of all of their profits are donated to girls’ education programs in India.
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