gifts for good


Now, some of you crazies have already done your Christmas shopping, wrapped the gifts and put them under the tree you’ve had up since July.  For those of you haven’t even thought about present buying yet, there’s a really cool way for you to do your Christmas shopping and spread your generosity and good cheer a little bit further.

Gifts4Good is a similar enterprise to Shopnate, which I told you about last year, but they specialise in gift shopping.  You can do any kind of shopping on the site, from well known retailers and brands, who then donate a percentage of your purchase to a charity of your choice.

You can kill two birds with one stone, or rather give one bird a really thoughtful gift, while the other bird gets the opportunity to help more birds in need.  No killing necessary.  Alternatively, you can just go nuts buying stuff for yourself, knowing that at the other end of the transaction, someone is generously making a donation on your behalf to support a cause or charity you feel really passionate about.  What’s not to love?

Gifts4Good is not limited to just special occasion shopping.  Your frequently visited and favourite online stores are there, so you can start making a difference just by accessing them through an alternate site.  Amazon, iTunes and Dan Murphy’s are all there, ready to contribute a percentage of your sale to those who need it more than them, or you can go all ‘triple whammy’ on it and shop from one of the charity stores.  These are retailers and businesses who are creating positive change and making a difference, at every level, not just through Gifts4Good.

“Our directory of purpose-driven stores allows you to easily find products that support a cause you believe in.  From creating employment for disadvantaged groups, to raising funds for research or addressing causes like homelessness, your purchase will truly make a difference.”

Man, imagine all the birds you’ll be helping.

But of course, if it’s cosmetics you’re looking for, either for a gift or your own beauty needs, then there are plenty of retailers offering up a great selection of cruelty free brands and products to sort you out from head to toe.

ADORE BEAUTY are just chockers with everything beauty, including some of my favourite brands, Aesop, Antipodes & butter LONDON.

100% PURE is a fabulous natural skincare and makeup brand, which I am yet to try but really, really, really want to.

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS is a range of organic beauty products made in Australia, with an incredibly beautiful selection of gifts for Christmas.

ALIVE SKIN & HAIR are stockists of a huge selection of beauty brands, including one of my socially conscious favourites,  Wotnot.

AYURDA is an Ayurvedic skin care brand which I’ve been meaning to try forever, because I was really into all that cool, hippy stuff in my 20s and I loved it.  Their products sound absolutely exquisite.

FACIAL CO. stock the absolutely divine Australian spa brand,  ASPAR Aurora Spa Rituals, along with one of my hair care favourites, De Lorenzo, plus a truckload more.

LHAMI is a gorgeous range of natural beauty products, made by a soulful woman on the Central Coast of New South Wales.  I dare you to go onto their website and not fall in love with Natalie.

LUST HAVE IT is a subscription beauty box service which also offers an Eco Box for those looking for new cruelty free, natural and eco friendly products to try each month.  A fabulous gift idea.

NOURISHED LIFE is just such an amazing place to shop.  You can buy anything from there knowing that you are putting only the purest and most natural, cruelty free products on your skin, with brands such as butter LONDON, Wotnot & Zuii Organic.

SODASHI is a Sanskrit word, which translates to ‘wholeness, purity and radiance’.  Their skincare is my next ‘must try’, mostly because the super sleek packaging just kills me.

RY RECREATE YOURSELF has possibly the most extensive brand listings of any online beauty retailer, as well as being Gold Coast locals.  Antipodes, Aurora Spa, Bondi Sands, butter LONDON, De Lorenzo, Eco Tools, Goldwell, Wotnot, and everything else.

Gifts4Good also have a range of greeting cards produced for selected charities to raise funds directly.  They really do have everything covered for you to have a Happy Ethical Christmas.  I’d love for you to share any other ways you like to give a little more at Christmas time or any time for that matter.  I only just realised now that we’re in November, so any help with this gift business would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Beauty Points : EVERYTHING!!!!


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