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Where to buy gifts that create good

Your 2021 gift guide is sorted thanks to our friends at Supply Change

Supply Change and Year Here are both in the business of supporting others to create impact. Year Here have launched 45 ventures that tackle society’s biggest challenges. Supply Change has helped organisations redirect over £300k of spend to social businesses. In the run-up to the holidays, we have collaborated to help you buy thoughtful gifts, whilst also creating some good with the money you spend.

Pivot

Fashion & Accessories — Learn something — Gifts

Pivot supports people in temporary accommodation by teaching them the process of designing, marketing, making and selling jewellery. The participants are also given financial support and life coaching to help build up the necessary skills to move towards independent living and employment. Alongside their range of handmade jewellery you can buy jewellery-making workshop. This year they have also released their first make-at-home accessory, a DIY Christmas Bauble.

makepivot.org

Organic Blooms

Home — Gifts — Learn something

Organic Blooms is an organic cut flower farm near Bristol. They grow and sell beautiful seasonal British cut flowers sustainably and help local people with disabilities and support needs by providing them with certified work training. Their online shop offers bouquets, plant gifts and a range of workshops to learn floristry and horticulture.

organicblooms.co.uk

Designs in Mind

Home — Accessories — Gifts

Designs in Mind is a studio, where adults living with mental health challenges work together on experimental art and design projects. They have an expansive range of bright and boldly designed products including homewares, prints, accessories and stationery.

designsinmind.co.uk

Fat Macy’s

Food & Drink — Gifts

Fat Macy’s runs multiple food businesses including a restaurant and bespoke catering. They run programmes for people in temporary accommodation to give them skills and help them earn a deposit to move into a home. You can hire them for your Christmas do at work or shop their range of food and drinks gifts on their website.

fatmacys.org

Birdsong

Fashion & Accessories — Gifts

Birdsong designs clothes for remarkable women that are also made by them. They work with expert women makers who face barriers to employment and pay them London living wage. Their range of womenswear, accessories and gifts are all made to Birdsong’s extremely high standard of design, ethics and sustainability.

birdsong.london

Migrateful

Food & Drink — Learn something

Migrateful runs cookery classes led by expert refugee and migrant chefs who are struggling to integrate and access employment, due to legal and linguistic barriers. Their mission is to empower its chefs on their journey to employment and independence. Migrateful offers a range of in-person, online, group and private classes.

migrateful.org

Wings and Radicles

Home — Gifts — Learn something

When Rachel Sampara discovered a love for beekeeping she also discovered a lack of diversity in the field. Rachel set up Wings and Radicles to allow more people to get involved with beekeeping and to engage people in environmental education. Anyone can book beekeeping workshops and buy beeswax products including wax melts, lip balms and food wraps.

wingsandradicles.co.uk

Lemonade

Lifestyle — Gifts — Home — Food & Drink

To support their work helping young people understand and manage their mental health, Lemonade have curated Wellbeing Packages to give as gifts. Inside, you’ll find handpicked items that have been thoughtfully selected to create moments of comfort, or to inspire an activity that aids mental health maintenance.

lemonadeuk.org

Breadwinners

Food & Drink — Gifts — Subscription

Londoners can now order Breadwinners high quality bread and pastries to their door. Their online shop offers buns, a bread subscription, sourdough kits and gift vouchers. They provide work experience for refugees and young people seeking asylum as well as employability training, social networks and mentoring.

breadwinners.org.uk

The Visionaries

Lifestyle — Subscription — Gifts of giving

The Visionaries support youth to transition into healthy adulthood, equipped with a deeper connection to nature, community & a vision for their future. You can get their monthly meditations and discounts on their training and events through their Patreon whilst supporting The Visionaries to help young people step into healthy and compassionate adult life.

patreon.com/thevisionariesuk

Miss Macaroon

Food & Drink — Gifts

Miss Macaroon makes a wide range of luxury, hand-made French macarons. They have multiple customisable packages including gift boxes, co-branding and “showstoppers” for special events. They also reinvest 100% of profits into helping unemployed young people gain skills.

missmacaroon.co.uk

100DaysOfNoCode

Learn something — Subscription

Gift someone a subscription to 100DaysOfNoCode and you are giving them the tools and support to turn that project they have been dreaming of into a reality. They can learn to build digital products including apps, websites and software without writing a single line of code, all with the support of a brilliant community.

100daysofnocode.com

Nemi Teas

Food & Drink — Gifts

Nemi Teas is a specialist London-based tea company that offers a variety of tea blends both as loose-tea and teabags and a Chai Syrup. They also provide employment to refugees to give them local work experience and job readiness skills to enter the UK workforce and help them integrate into broader society.
nemiteas.com

Social Stories Club

Food & Drink — Gifts

Each of the products inside Social Stories Club’s sustainable gift boxes and hampers has been made by social ventures. The products inside range from delicious chocolate that supports global reforestation projects to Earl Grey Tea helping to educate girls in India. You can create a special gift for your work team, clients or community with their co-branded corporate gift options.

socialstoriesclub.com

Second Shot Coffee

Food & Drink — Gifts — Gifts of giving

Second Shot Coffee employs and trains people who have been affected by homelessness to help them transition to long term employment elsewhere. You can buy their signature ‘From the Ground Up’ blend online or you can visit their cafe in East London. You can also ‘pay-it-forward’ to buy food and coffee for rough sleepers.

secondshotcoffee.co.uk

Split Banana

Lifestyle — Learn Something — Gifts of giving

Many in our community are people working to improve the wellbeing of young people. With Split Banana’s Relationship and Sex Education cards and gift vouchers, you can give them the resources to help young people to have healthy relationships with their minds, their bodies and each other.

splitbanana.co.uk

Supply Change gives social enterprise suppliers access to procurement contracts. If you are a social enterprise or co-op that sells to businesses or the public sector you can find out about how Supply Change can support you here.

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