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Who to Buy Gifts For This Holiday Season: Making Your List? Checking it Twice?

by Emily Waddell

Are you making your list of who you have to buy gifts for? Checking the list twice because you don't want to forget anyone? So where do you draw the line? Family, friends, co-workers, the holidays can be really expensive.

Who to Buy Holiday Gifts For?

I tend to buy gifts for my immediate family and few closest friends. But then theres the age old worry, "Well what if _____ gets me a gift and I don't have anything for them." Maybe it's just my anxiety that makes me think like this, but either way I know I'm not alone. 

So the way I handle this situation is by having a few affordable goods on hand that everyone loves and can easily be wrapped up if you're in a bind.

 A few items I particularly use for this are Light Shine Candles, Leather notebooks, Thistle Farms Soap/Lotion/Candles, and Singing Rooster Coffee. These are great items to keep on hand because they're gender neutral, all under $30, and if I don't end up giving them away, it's something I can use or gift them for another occasion. If you're looking for more ethical & sustainable gift ideas be sure to check out the 2019 Damn Good Gift Guide, Ethical Brand Directory, or 2019 Ethical Holiday Gift Guide. 

Some Good Gifts to Have on Hand

Gifts That Give Back: Home Goods Empowering Women

Soy Candle

Social Impact: Your purchase of Thistle Farms products directly impacts the healing and empowerment of women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction in the USA. Thistle Farms helps survivors
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Holiday Candles available for wholesale

Clove + Orange Candle by Light Shine

Social Impact: Light Shine Candles are made by "mom-preneur," Anna, in Nashville, TN. Candles are made with non-GMO soy, a cotton wick, a made-in-the USA glass jar, and free of
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Wholesale Fair Trade Coffee

Medium-Dark Vienna Coffee

Social Impact: Singing Rooster supplies U.S. markets with gourmet Haitian coffee by partnering commercially with small producers in Haiti to build better businesses. Singing Rooster helps farmers with business training,
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