Find the perfect gift this holiday season with gifts that give back!
At Le Souf, we believe that products can bring joy, not just through their beauty and function, but also through building communities, giving back, and taking less. This holiday season, give them something that gives back in a big way! We have gathered a list of our favorite gifts for this years season of giving that will help you cross off your list while contributing to a greater good - if you're looking for a gift that allow you to support socially responsible brands, look no further than our definitive gift guide. With products that support local communities, fair-trade artisans, and charitable donations, we've got gifts for yoga gurus to fashion trendsetters, and everywhere in between. Plus, Le Souf donates a portion of every purchase to prevent human trafficking, as well as offsetting our carbon footprint!
We know that 2020 hasn't been the year we all expected it to be, but through it all, we have grown closer together and learned about ourselves. This year gift giving is a way to show how much we care for eachother, and how much we care about our future. So, if you are not sure where to begin, this list of holiday gift ideas will get you started. These gifts will not only show how much you care for the special people in your life, but will also allow you to support and give back to the causes you care about this holiday season.
1. CLOVE Face Mask Set
This adorable face mask set (of 2) will be a necessity this holiday season. As masks are required for just about everything these days, it's important to have one that's not only comfortable, but reflects a personal style as well. Giving the CLOVE mask will let you achieve this all while helping support fair trade artisans in Java, who need our support during these uncertain times.
2. Con Dao II Geo Dangle Earrings
For your fashion forward friends, we would recommend a pair of these modern, yet classic dangle earrings by Hathorway - an eco-conscious accessories brand defined by geometrical, yet minimalistic silhouettes - Each piece is designed by Jessica Phan, who wanted to reconnect with her Vietnamese heritage by preserving a 400-year-old craftsmanship which uses ethically-sourced buffalo horns, a material—like leather—that has been discarded from deadstock and the food industry in Vietnam. They have thoughtfully selected buffalo horn as the primary material because it is an organic by-product of waste, created with a chemical-free process, which contributes to the creation of a one-of-a-kind piece, each possessing its own exquisite colors and patterns.This pretty post dangle earrings is the perfect accessory to elevate any outfit while making a sustainable statement in its geometric form.
3. Healing Water Toning Mist
For your friend who is always on the go, might we suggest this little bottle of miracle mist! For the non-stop working professionals, to wander-lusters and anyone in between this toner makes light work of keeping skin ultra-hydrated. Use after cleansing to help skin stay soft, or on it's own anytime skin is feeling dull or dry. Your gift from activist also goes a long way to help the planet - Activist donates 5% of their revenue to support the Rainforest Trust, helping protect the oceans, rainforests, and atmosphere.
And this stuff packs a serious moisture punch - here is one of our favorite reviews from L.C. in New York City, NY:
Unique ingredients, refreshing aroma & overall super hydrating - This mist is simply amazing. I'm a (clean) beauty junkie and have tried countless face mists of various price ranges and brands. This ranks in my top 3! It has all the nutrients and minerals your skin needs... MSM, vitamin B5, cucumber, hyaluronic acid... I spray this mist all day - right after cleansing, to set makeup, and throughout the day. I keep mine in the fridge because I love the extra cooling effect. I want a mini one for my purse, office, and travelling! This is for sure a must-have.
4. Turkish Throw Blanket
Mike&Co. New York, $59.99
Shopping for your favorite homebody? Give the gift of warmth and coziness this season with this gorgeous, fair-trade turkish throw blanket from Mike&Co. New York - a Women Owned Business. This smooth and soft blanket is made of 100% Turkish cotton and is handwoven in Turkey in small batches - lightweight and cozy, perfect for sofa or bed! In the summertime it can double as your new favorite picnic or beach blanket.
5. The French Market Bag
Help the eco-conscious one on your list reduce their carbon footprint this season with the simple, yet adorable French Market Bag. We searched for the cutest, and most responsible bags we could find - which lead us to PILLOWPIA, a women owned brand that focuses on handcrafting small-batches of organic products. Their adorable shopping bag is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and designed to evoke 70's vintage vibes with the pop of color. Super versatile, these bags make the perfect essential bag for anyone on your list this season.
6. Garshana Gloves
PAAVANI Ayurveda, $29.95
Give the gift of self-care this season! Handmade in small batches from 100% raw silk these gloves are eco friendly and organic! The raw silk creates the perfect texture which is designed to exfoliate skin and provide an ayurvedic massage known as garshana - helping to support lymphatic flow and minimize the appearance of cellulite while providing the skin and hair with beneficial silk enzymes. (Pro-tip: You can use a body oil to help moisturize skin and get extra benefits from the oil of your choice - we recommend Vata Body Oil with ashwagandha for extra stress relief!)
If you have someone on your list that deserves a little me-time this gift is sure to have them glowing inside and out all year long.
7. Camille Belt Bag
Kamilah Willacy, $200
If you're shopping for someone who is fashion forward, but hates fast fashion then this is the perfect gift! Kamilah Willacy, a Women Owned Business, makes their luxury leather goods at their own production factory in New York and sources their materials sustainably and uses recycled materials whenever possible. Their timeless designs focus on function as well as fashion to produce unique, statement pieces that will last a lifetime. Handmade, in small batches in the USA you can be sure that these bags will make heads turn!
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