8 Gift Ideas for Shoppers On a (Social) Mission

This gift guide is brought to you by two guest writers: Emma Dieter and Ryen Gailey. Emma is a PR major at Penn State, but she has a passion for anything combining fashion with sustainability. She’s also the student life editor for Onward State. Ryen is an education major who attends Penn State. She loves supporting products that serve a mission and help those around the world. She also has a passion for traveling and having key essentials you can take with you on the go.

Conscious consumers want to make sure what they buy is good for the earth and mankind.  Whether that’s you or the friend you’re buying for, here are some gift ideas from companies with social missions. One purchase has twice the impact – once as a gift and again by supporting the seller’s charities.

When it’s time to wrap your gift, be sure to choose one of our reusable fabric gift bags.  Most of these would fit in either a wine/skinny or standard gift bag.

  • Burt’s Bees, an American personal care products company, has a full line of makeup that is free of paraben, synthetic fragrances, and not tested on animals. Their products use red raspberry seed oil, beeswax, bamboo powder, and shea butter which all helps soften, nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin. Since 2007, the Burt's Bees Greater Good Foundation has donated over $2.4 million in grants to non-profits that support human and honey bee health. Without the bees, they'll be no more humans!

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