Spread the Love

Everyday we see headlines and hashtags encouraging movements that will insight positive change and help us all focus on inclusiveness. What better time to practice what we’re preaching than in the days leading up to a holiday that celebrates love…it is what makes the world go round after all. This Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect time to start spreading the love with every thought, message and, most importantly of all, purchase. As I’m dedicating my V-Day to this sentiment, I thought it would be fun to round up all of the gifts that give back so that you can pick up a few things for the people that mean most to you, while helping those that may just need a little extra love right now.

Photo courtesy of Thread Talk

Since this winter has been one of the coldest in decades, these incredibly soft blankets are the perfect way to cozy up with your favorite people. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each Thread Talk blanket go directly to domesticshelters.org to help create a safe place for victims of domestic violence.

Photo courtesy of Adornia

This delicate lariat necklace is anything but dainty…it’s one of a series from Adornia, an empowered brand that makes it easy (and chic) for women to say it loud. Since the brand’s inception, it has donated 10% of all sales to a variety of female-driven organizations.

Photo courtesy of Headbands of Hope

Everyone little girl loves a good headband. Headbands of Hope’s collection runs the gamut from girly to sporty with something for everyone…literally. For every single headband sold, the brand donates a headband to a child battling cancer. To date, they have put smiles on the faces of over 100,000 kids. Now that’s something to love.

Photo courtesy of Paxmonde

A simple reminder for those in your life who are stressed or exhausted or need a little pick me up…just breathe and always exhale love. 15% of every Paxmonde purchase is donated to impartial, neutral, humanitarian organizations worldwide whose mission it is to advance peace, support education, alleviate poverty and conserve a healthy planet.

Photo courtesy of Meridian

Buying jewelry is a given but sometimes a girl needs something pretty to put it in. Meridian’s handmade marble dishes and inlaid resin boxes are the perfect place to store those meaningful baubles. The brand works with artisans from disadvantaged and marginalized communities to bring their work to the world and provide steady income and sustainable job growth.

Photo courtesy of Cerimani

Incredibly beautiful and impactful, Cerimani’s pieces speak for themselves. $50 from every single piece helps give one more person access to an entire year of clean water.

Join me in a vow to make your gifts count this February 14th and let’s spread the love while we let our loved ones know just how much the mean to us.