The gifts that also give back to good causes
When it comes to buying a gift for someone, it’s important not to just think about what they would like to own. Many people would also love a gift that benefits other people less fortunate than them. With that in mind, here are some of the gifts that are not only great to receive but also give back to good causes.
Nuggets of gold
You probably know already that gold is one of the most desirable and sought-after materials in the whole world. What you might not know is by buying it, you’re not only getting something stunning, but you could also be helping charity at the same time. The Gold into Water campaign sees gold retailers donate a portion of their products to help fund access to clean water around the world. There are over 780 million people who don’t have access to clean water around the world, and this campaign works hard to try and reduce that number every year.
By buying from a website like Nuggets By Grant, you’ll not only receive a stunning nugget of gold, but you’ll have the pride of knowing that 1% of every dollar you spend on gold goes straight to helping the campaign. If you buy a piece of jewellery from their site, they will donate 10% of those sales to the campaign. As well as giving to charity, gold is also one of the most thoughtful gifts you could give someone. There are very few people in this world who have never desired to own a piece of the precious material, but there are very few people who ever own a little piece of it in its most natural form.
Another great way to help a charitable cause is to buy a Fairtrade product. If you see something with the Fairtrade label on, you can rest assured that the people involved in producing the product got a fair wage in return for their work. Sometimes if you buy a product that is mass-produced from a cheap retailer, the person who made it may have only been paid a few cents an hour. Fairtrade retailers provide all of their supply chain with a much fairer wage, whether that be a cocoa bean grower or a scarf knitter.
The gift of aid
Of course, the best way of giving to someone else is to buy a gift for someone else. Many charity websites will now allow you to donate a certain amount to fund a certain project. For example, you may have seen many celebrities promoting the “Choose Love” brand across the internet, especially on social media. This is a website where instead of buying products, you buy aid for someone in need. For example, you could choose to buy a hot meal, a coat, or even a sleeping bag for someone like a refugee who really needs it. Whilst you won’t physically be giving your loved one a gift, it can be one of the most thoughtful ways to mark someone’s special day.