Last Minute Gifts for the Socially Conscious Shopper


If you’re like me, you haven’t even started holiday shopping. There’s still LOADS of time, right?? Or maybe there’s just a few of those “hard to shop for” people left on your list. However, with Christmas and Chanuka right around the corner it’s time to get down to business. Here are some ideas to get your on your way to gift giving goodness. All of these products were still ready to ship in time for gifting, but I recommend checking the websites for current ship by dates and availability.

For your Hipster Brother:

Inkkas Worldwide – Beagles Slip On Sneakers

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Whether traveling to Iceland or trekking to try a new craft beer these shoes will get him there in style. Plus, who doesn’t love Beagles in plaid coats?

Another benefit is that Inkkas Worldwide will plant a tree for every purchase. So everyone can breath easier with this purchase.

For your First Xmas as a Couple:

Topo Designs – Woolrich Klettersack

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Good lucking enough to fit in the city yet rugged enough to hike up a mountain. (Just like your Lumbersexual boyfriend, no?) 100% Wool outer with Leather Details.

Topo Designs products are made in the USA, right here in my home state of Colorado!

For your Boo:

PACT Organic – Men’s Organic Trunks

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Some men (you know who you are) have been known to hang on to their undies until they no longer resemble the useful state of coverage from whence they came. Give him a pair he’ll be happy to wear with these super soft and sexy trunks.

PACT products are Fair Trade Certified, ethically produced, sweatshop free.

For your Favorite Teacher:

Amour Vert – T Shirt Gift Box

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Full of sustainable, eco-friendly and handmade gifts paired with Amour Vert’s best selling T-Shirt; this is the gift your kid’s teacher has been hoping to get. Sweeter than any apple and smarter than the librarian.

Amour Vert “means Green Love in French… it also means American manufacturing, non-toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics, a zero-waste philosophy.”

For your Teenage Niece:

FASHIONABLE – Hammered Stacking Rings

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Simple, elegant and goes with anything, these hammered stacking rings come in sterling silver, rose gold or gold fill. Buy one or three or five to mix it up. Any young woman will feel stylish in these.

Even better, you can tell her the products are made by empowered women across the world who have overcome hardships. Stylish and a good role model? Now there’s a winning gift.

For a Furry Friend:

Sword & Plough – Dog Collar

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All of Sword & Plough’s products have a classic style and are long lasting. Now your dog (or your Grandpa’s dog) can be classy too. Comes in three widths to fit a multitude of breeds.

American made and Veteran owned, you’re supporting a great company when you gift this leather dog collar.

For your Camping Cousins:

United by Blue – Campsite Cocktails Gift Pack

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They spend most of their time outside, in the woods, sleeping under the stars. Whiskey and firewood keep them warm, so give them a gift fit for a camping king.

Since your mountaineering family members care about sustainable adventures, you can gift easy knowing that for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways.

For your BFF:

Sseko Designs – Aida Tote

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She’s been coveting this bag for months. Large, Leather, go everywhere, with everything, Aida Tote. Splurge on your forever friend this year and see a smile on her face. She deserves it.

Buy Sseko and send a girl to college. Ethically made by women in East Africa.