Gift Yourself with Gifts that Give Back

You’ve heard of re-gifting but what about me-gifting?  If you’re not familiar with it, me-gifting is the act of buying gifts for yourself while shopping for others.  I’m SO guilty of this but can usually pull it off by giving the gifts to my hubby and having him wrap them and put the under the tree.  Ok, so technically that’s cheating but it makes me feel a little better about it!

Today I rounded up some perfect me-gifts and just in case your hubby isn’t up for wrapping them, I’ve removed the guilt another way.  Every product on this list does something to “give back”.

Let’s just call this the ForGiving Gift Guide: Forgive Yourself for Shopping for You!


  • Josie Maran | Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter | $35.00
    • Why: Josie Maran Cosmetics favors fair trade practices, sustainably harvested ingredients, and eco-friendly packaging. They also get their Argan Oil from all female cooperatives in Morocco.
  • Dogeared | ‘Karma’ Cluster Pendant Necklace | $56.00
    • Why: Dogeared’s product is made-in-the-USA and they’re a certified B Corporation! They use recycled sterling silver and are committed to keeping their products 100% nickel-free, in addition to using recycled mailers and boxes.
  • Danielle LaPorte | Love Candle | $20.40
    • These candles are organic, soy, fair trade, and synthetic and cruelty free!
  • Viktor & Rolf | Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Roller Ball | $29.00
    • Supporting Sephora means supporting their range of social impact programs, including Sephora Accelerate for female entrepreneurs, and Classes for Confidence for women re-entering the workforce.
  • Green & Black’s | Pure Dark Chocolate Collection | $19.99
    • Ethically sourced and helping to strengthen cocoa farming communities. My best advice: hide them.
  • Slip | Silk Pillow Case | $80.00
    • Okay, okay, you got me. This one is just amazing for your skin and your hair!  That’s giving back, right?

Tribe Alive Giveaway

Speaking of amazing companies that give back, I have the privilege today of introducing you to Tribe Alive. You can read more about their mission but here are just a few reasons to love them.

  • Tribe Alive utilizes a passion for fashion and responsible commerce as a platform to help alleviate poverty among women.
  • They work with artisan partners all over the world to employ impoverished women at fair trade wages and give them access to a safe job, sustainable income and a chance to determine their own future.
  • They strive to create positive change in the lives of women by providing market place access through the fair production and sale of our beautiful and unique pieces.
  • They believe that every purchase should be made with a purpose, and that there is nothing more stylish than giving back.

What’s not to love?  Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their collection.


Roundie Navy Saddle Bag


Sphere Fringe Necklace


Fringe Pouch Clutch


I recently accessorized my sweater dress for church with the fringe necklace and gray fringe clutch.   One lucky reader is going to win a fringe clutch for herself!  Just choose one of the easy ways to enter below!
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