Social enterprise that focuses on community development and empowering artisans is our heartbeat! This year, we curated a list of fabulous gifts from like-minded companies that share our vision for ending poverty and exploitation through creating dignified employment. The gifts in this holiday gift guide are socially responsible, ethically made goods! Each of the companies featured here is committed to empowering and uplifting people in their communities and they are doing incredible, worthy, powerful work. So, check out these gifts and purchase with purpose! Also, sign up for our newsletter to receive special discounts from Ziyada and the other wonderful companies featured in this guide this month. You don’t want to miss these incredible offers!
For the one who wants sweet dreams
Swahlee’s Peace Silk Pillowcase—$70.00
Swahlee’s Peace Silk Pillowcase makes a thoughtful, quality gift for everyone on your list. Silk, the strongest natural fiber, is a natural temperature regulator. With its smooth, gentle surface it is ideal for sensitive skin.
This pillowcase is made with natural, undyed “peace” mulberry silk. No silkworms were harmed in its production. The Peace Silk Pillowcase comes packaged in a giftable, reusable handloom cotton pouch with a mother-of-pearl button closure. Fits Standard Pillows (Dimensions: 27″ x 20″).
Swahlee is a social impact brand based in northeast India. We create dignified, safe employment for women, impacting lives for generations to come.
For the one with the fabulous jewelry
Ziyada’s Block Printed Jewelry Roll—$18
Ziyada artisans create these jewelry rolls using beautifully hand block printed fabric. The rolls feature two zipper pockets, one open pocket and a velcro ring holder, and is just the perfect size for a weekend away! And, the small size makes this a great stocking stuffer! Every jewelry roll you purchase means more happiness, more hope, and more health to the artisans who make these beautiful accessories. So, what are you waiting for? Go shop!
For the one who loves a coffee date
Woven with Hope’s Wool Coaster Sets—$20.00
Woven with Hope’s wool coaster sets, like all of their products, are handwoven by Arab women in their homes. By providing training, support, and market access, Woven With Hope works to empower the women who partner with them. Their artisans have complete control over the designs of each individual product, so every single one of their items is unique.
For the one who is always on the go
Artisan Stream’s Heena Handbag—$143
The Heena handbag is the perfect not-quite-small-and-not-quite-medium bag to carry comfortably on your shoulder or across your body. Choose between secure zipper pockets or a convenient inner open pocket for carrying your phone and other items. Its compact design has room for all of the essentials. The simplicity of the Heena handbag makes its 100% top-grain polished buffalo leather the true center of attention. Made with hand crafted quality, it’s a classic handbag that will last for years.
For the one who has everything
Ziyada’s Hand Embroidered Pillows—$29.00-$33.00
Ziyada’s decorative pillows are produced in small batches and are hand-embroidered, making each piece unique. If you are shopping for a friend who has everything, you can be sure they won’t have these one of a kind pillows!
With every Ziyada pillow purchase, you are empowering our artisans to break the chains of poverty and build a new future for themselves and their loved ones!
For the one with frozen feet
Azerbaijani Socks’ Slipper Socks—$32.00
Hand-knitted slipper socks with suede soles made by women in the rural areas in Azerbaijan preserving their traditional craft. These slipper socks are beautiful, cozy, durable, breathable and non-slip for wearing around the house or wherever your feet may get cold. Buy matching slippers for the whole family— we have all sizes from baby to the largest men’s sizes.
For the one with the big imagination
Ziyada’s Holly Bunny and Jolly Mouse—$35.00
Holly Bunny and Jolly Mouse are made of hand woven cotton fabric, with hand embroidered embellishments. They each come with a second outfit and mix and match accessories for extra fun and play. These stuffed animals inspire creativity, build motor skills, and are so very adorable!
With each stuffed animal you purchase, you also empower the artisans who make them to live life abundantly! Why not give a gift that gives back?
For the one who likes it cozy
Asha Project’s Kantha Quilt—$60.00
Kantha Throws are perfect to snuggle up with on a cold night and make great gifts for people you love! They are made from 5 layers of recycled saree; each one hand stitched and unique. Asha Project exists to bring hope to women in India and empower them to help support their families.
Ready, Set, Shop!
What are you waiting for? Go shop and change the world while you do it! Also, don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter to receive generous discounts from the amazing companies in this guide!