The holiday season is upon us which means the shopping, gifting, and giving hustle and bustle is about to kick into high gear. But before getting lost in the gift-giving chaos, I thought it would be a good reminder to consider adding giving back to your shopping list too. Here in the US we’ve got our Thanksgiving holiday that comes up just before the holidays that provides a good reminder to reflect on gratitude, stop and give thanks for everything we have and find space in our hearts to give to those in need. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I think the giving mindset is a great way to start the holiday season on the right foot.
There are a ton of places you can donate time, gifts or money to for the holiday season (way too many to get into here). However, since we are major subscription box lovers here, I do have an easy way you can help give back, while also gifting (or even treating yourself) that involves subscription boxes. You might think that subscription boxes are just full of treats for the recipient, but many subscription boxes actually have a charitable aspect too. Many boxes give a portion of their proceeds to related causes or they give items to those in need to match purchases. I thought that since it’s “gratitude month” that it would be a good time to highlight some of our favorite subscription boxes that pay it forward and what they each contribute to those in need.
Here are just 10 subscription boxes that do some serious giving!
Every box supports a cause voted by the Earthlove community. Every season they partner with environmental non-profits who protect, restore, conserve the natural world and protect our ecosystems. Plus they give back to mother earth by being conscious of their product sourcing and packaging.
Coupon Code: Use code REWILDYOURLIFE for $5 OFF your first box! – CLICK HERE
Each month they donate a portion of each box to a different chosen “Cause Partner” that is working to make this world a better place.
Coupon Code: Use code AYEAROFCMB for 10% OFF your first box! – CLICK HERE
Every box is filled with socially conscious lifestyle products. Each product has a story and supports a good cause. Plus their values include sourcing fair labor, sustainable and low waste products therefore giving back to communities and mother nature through their choices.
Coupon Code: Use code YEAROF for $10 OFF your 1st box! – CLICK HERE
GlobeIn Artisan Box
Their handmade products from all over the world support local artisans who are paid fair wages. Everything is ethically made by remote artisans around the world so every dollar you spend equals jobs created and fair wages. Their platform provides an income opportunity for the artisans by giving them a way to connect with the global economy.
Coupon Code: Use code WELCOME to get $10 OFF! – CLICK HERE
This box helps give back to mother nature as with every box sold, they plant a tree with their partner trees.org.
For every box they ship, they donate a book to a child in need. They partner with reputable literacy charities to help donate thousands of books every year and give back to children in need all over North America.
Coupon Code: Use code YEAROFBOXES for 15% off your first box! – CLICK HERE
They donate 13% of profits to organizations that are on the front lines of fighting to help end human trafficking.
Coupon Code: Use code AYEAROFBOXESFREE to receive a $40 GC with your first order! – CLICK HERE
For every box they ship they donate a snack to Breakfast Club of Canada. This organization is dedicated to ensuring every child starts their day with a nutritious morning meal, in a safe and secure environment.
Coupon Code: Use code AYEAROFBOXES20 for 20% OFF your first box! – CLICK HERE
SinglesSwag’s mission is helping to make single women feel beatiful while empowering and inspiring them, that’s why they donate a portion of all proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Coupon Code: Use code YEAR30 for 30% OFF your first box! – CLICK HERE
They donate $1 from every box to Paradise 4 Kids which helps provide food, clothing, education, shelter and care to the many people in dire need of assistance in Africa. Currently funds are being used to build 3 orphanages for children who lost their families during the Ebola crisis.
Coupon Code: Use code YOB10 for $10 OFF your first box! – CLICK HERE
The Botanic Gal – http://www.botanicgal.com