For the longest time, I couldn't figure out what I wanted for Christmas this year. The idea of getting lots of "stuff" just was not appealing. But gift-giving at Christmas is such a wonderful opportunity to be a blessing to others - not just just the person you're giving a gift to, but also the companies and workers you support by your purchase.
In years past, I've shared gift guides for gifts that give back, but this year, I don't really have time for that. You know those "what's in my purse" posts? I thought I'd adapt that, and share what's on my Christmas list this year.
2. Rose Gold Round Watch in Pale Pink. I love wearing a watch, and this classy handmade watch is is sustainably made from new scrap leather that would otherwise go to waste.
3. #GIRLBOSS. "In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world." I think this is basically required reading for 20 something women these days, and it sounds fascinating.
4. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms. Emily Henderson wrote a book! I'm an avid reader of her blog, and I've been awaiting this book release with great anticipation.
5. Moscow Mule Mugs. Because, copper. I can't get enough. Honestly, I could see myself drinking hot chocolate out of these. How cozy would that be?
6. Causebox by Sevenly. This would be like Christmas every few months! It's a subscription box filled with ethically made, goodies that give back. It's not cheap . . . so a Sevenly Giftcard to go toward a shirt or print would also be much appreciated!
Not pictured: a lot more books, and some Disney/Pixar animated movies - namely, UP and Wall-E.
For more gift ideas that give back, you have to listen to The Happy Hour Podcast's Christmas episode. So many great ideas! And Jen Hatmaker. Seriously, it's a gift just to listen in! And, I've got a Gifts that Give Back pinterest board for more inspiration.
How's your Christmas shopping going? I have started ... sort of. The problem I have, is that I find cool things, and then I want to keep them for myself. Anyone else? Let me know in the comments below!