Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but instead of giving chocolate and flowers this year, try giving a socially conscious Valentine's Day gift that we know your partner will love!
31 Bits: Endorsed by celebrities like Sophia Bush and Jessica Alba, 31 Bits offers jewelry, woven baskets and bags, and other items crafted by female artisans in Uganda and Indonesia. The company was founded with a simple idea: To give artisans dignified job opportunities by making products that women would buy. More than a decade later, the founders are still committed to that goal. Shop the Valentine's Day collection.
Causebox: If your partner is hard to shop for, consider a membership to Causebox. Each season your partner will receive 6-8 hand-curated products. Every product inside has a beautiful story and helps create a better world — because it matters how these products are made, and who they empower. The winter kit includes an art print, candle, cuff, beanie, and other items. You can order here.
Bloom & Give: Founders Partha and Madhu wanted to showcase India's artistry and potential when they first launched their company. Now, they're donating half of their profits or 10% of their sales from scarves, bags, and home items to programs that send girls to school. To check out their collections, go here.
TOMS: Each TOMS Eyewear purchases provide a person in need with a full eye exam by trained medical professionals. Each patient then receives the treatment he or she needs. TOMS supports treatments for three of the most common vision issues including prescription glasses and sight-saving surgery. Other purchases at TOMS provides shoes, water, or supplies for a safe birth to those in more than 70 countries around the world. Visit Toms.com.
Pura Vida: Every Pura Vida item is handcrafted by artisans around the world. The artisans' dedication to the “pura vida” way of life is demonstrated in the seemingly endless color combinations and innovative styles of bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Additionally, giving back has always been at the core of Pura Vida, which is why the founders started the Charity Collection, partnering with more than 174 different charities around the world. Visit the Pura Vida website.
CANNED GOODS: These handcrafted accessories are made by Thomas Paul Althaus in Denver. CANNED GOODS repurposes tin cans into trendy metal accessories that are simple, up cycled, and give back. Each CANNED GOODS product you purchase gives one can of food through the CAN DO GOOD program. This program donates the canned goods to local reputable charities. For more information, visit the CANNED GOODS site.