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Gifts that give back


5 socially conscious gift ideas.

Stuck for ideas on what to get your loved ones or friends? Consider getting them a gift that keeps giving. Socially conscious gifts are a great way to give back. Not only are you helping a great cause, but you’re also putting a lot of thought into a gift for someone you care about.

We’ve put together a list of socially conscious gift ideas that are bound to delight.

1. For homeware lovers

Speaking in Colour is a 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated business who have a mission to make a difference in the delivery of Aboriginal education. Their shop sells beautiful woven bowls that are hand made by local Aboriginal women. The bowls range from small to extra-large and are a perfect addition to any household, plus custom colours and sizes are available upon request. They are awesome for decluttering your dining room table or keeping your jewellery in. Save yourself time and effort by taking advantage of the gift wrapping also on offer for an extra special touch!

2. For the coffee addicts

Avenue is a day program alternative for people of all abilities to complete work tasks, socialise and develop their skills regardless of their support needs. Participants like Glenn Turnbull are supported to turn their passions into a career through Avenue. Glenn has turned his love of art and painting into sell out products like super groovy coffee mugs! Any revenue generated from your purchase is shared equally amongst all participants, how incredible is that!

3. For the outdoorsy types

We all have that friend who lives at the beach or loves spending their summer outdoors. Look out for them by gifting them a sun protective hat from Cancer Council. All their hats are independently tested and have a maximum UPF50+ to help protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. They have a wide range of colours and styles, plus every purchase also goes toward cancer research and services.

4. For the fur mums and dads

By buying a gift from Welcome to Country, you are helping to increase the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economy and create jobs. Their website offers a range of funky pet accessories that would be great for that friend who loves to spoil their fur baby. Plus, you may be able to snag a special offer by joining their mailing list.

5. For the book worms

If you have a friend who always has their nose in a book, then head over to the Save the Children website and spoil them with some new reads! Their website has over 4,500 books to choose from. Save The Children is an amazing organization that gives a voice to children by championing for their rights. The money they collect through their online op shop goes toward long-term education, health and protection for children in Australia and around the world.

By buying a socially conscious gift, you are contributing toward a better community and planet. Gifts are given to make someone else feel warm and fluffy inside, but you will also feel the benefits knowing that you’ve directly contributed toward improving the lives of others.

This article is intended to provide general information of an educational nature only. Information in this article is current as at the date of publication. We do not recommend any third party products or services and we are not liable in relation to them. Any links to third party websites are for your information only and we do not endorse their content.

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