Social Santa – socially and environmentally conscious gifts for Christmas

Originally Published on Social Venture Challenge Asia

 

There’s less than two days left for Christmas! Whether you’re looking for a nice, meaningful last-minute gift for your mum or for your boyfriend, these companies help make giving go beyond the person you’re gifting to. Here is our list of 10 inspiring gift ideas for you to spread your even love further this Christmas!

 

1. Check out these super cool Bamboo Fruit Bowls, from Bamboa which work to support local artisans and rural communities throughout the developing world.

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2. Get one of these Eco Art Kits from Artterro as an eco-friendly stocking filler for the kids!

 

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3. Indosole has taken Indonesia’s growing waste issues into an opportunity to make soles with soul.  A super cool gift for both him and her.

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4. Linking over 90,000 people in India to sustainable rural employment, FabIndia creates a range of beautiful apparel & homeware products which embraces India’s traditional handicrafts.

 

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5. These bamboo-frame bikes by BambooBee make riding around town fashionable and sustainable at the same time!

 

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6. Get quirky with these fun Bottle Cap Earrings by GreenieGenie.

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7. The Tree Shirt House allows you to choose a cause which has meaning to you.  Their organic t-shirts are designed to tell the story of endangered wildlife, with a percentage of the sale going to the cause.

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8. You can get all your friends & family involved in the joy of giving this Christmas with a Milaap GiftLoan which empowers everyone to positively change a life with the access to water, sanitation, energy and education.

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9. From Rags To Riches creates a stylish social statement with its high-end fashion accessories which aims to weave better futures for Filipino artisans, their families and their communities.

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10.  Support sustainability in post-conflict countries with Saught’s stunning range of jewelery made from scrap landmine supplied by de-mining organisations in Cambodia.

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To meet and connect with more such entrepreneurs creating impact in low-income communities, join the Ennovent Network and its community of 20,000 entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and experts.

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