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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back

When you put these things under the tree, you also help a person in need

From the Editors of Traditional Home

1. Bombas Socks, starting at $14

Make someone's toes happy this season with a cozy pair of socks and Bombas will do the same for a person in need. Socks are the number one most requested item in homesless shelters, so for every pair you buy, the company donates a pair to someone who needs them. Buy a pack of four and four pair will be donated. Give the gift of happy feet!

2. Holiday Jar Candle, $22 from Bridgewater Candles

Can you smell the holiday spirit? Enjoy the scents of the season with a soy wax candle from Bridgewater. As part of their Light a Candle Feed a Child program, Bridgewater has partnered with Rice Bowls, so that a purchase of of one of their jar candles feeds an orphaned child for an entire day. 

3. Woven Basket Ornaments, $26 for a set of 3 from Meridian

This trio of basket ornaments are hand-woven from local sweetgrass and sisal by a Fair Trade certified women's cooperative in Rwanda. The purchase of these baskets provides income for the artisans while helping promote a safe and empowering work space. Hide treats inside the petite baskets for a sweet surprise or tie them onto a gift for a darling topper. 

4. Texas Wildflowers Pillow, $59 from Rifle Paper Co.

Dallas-based Loloi rugs partnered with Rifle Paper Co. to create these sweet Texas Wildflower pillows to support hurricane relief. 100% of proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity's relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Peurto Rico, the Caribbean and all other areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Available now for preorder and will begin shipping late November. 

5. Handwoven Velvet Slides, $275 from the Charlotte Moss collection for Ibu

Fair trade fashion at its finest, The Ibu Movement's latest collaboration is with one of our favorite interior designers, Charlotte Moss. Ibu partners with women artisans around the world, providing them with materials and buying the finished product outright at the artisan's asking price. We love these velvet ikat mules, but the entire collection is filled with stylish pieces.