Gift Guides

7 Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is just around the corner and while we want to approach the holiday with reverence and a focus on Christ, we also know that in order to devote the energy to the holiday that it deserves we need to get our shopping done! That’s why last year I started a series of gift guides before the holiday and I’m continuing the tradition this year. Today’s installment is all about gifts that give back which is a great way to give a gift from the heart that both you and your recipient can feel extra good about!

A few notes before I start sharing my favorite ideas. #1 – These items are exclusively from mama-owned shops. I believe in supporting other Mastermind Mamapreneurs and I want to make it easy for you to find them. A number of these women are featured in the first issue of Mama’s Black Book and others are new to me as well as you. But I encourage you to shop small as much as you can this season. #2 – Links in this series will occasionally include affiliate links or products that paid to be included. This means that my company gets a few pennies for each time you buy after clicking an affiliate link on my site link. Your price does not increase and I promise to only include links for shops and products that I love and, for the most part, have used before. Affiliate links will have a * before them to show you that they are affiliate links. #3 – If you have a small business I would love to feature you in the future so text GIFTGUIDES to 44222 to receive my 10 Tips for Getting Featured In Gift Guides and sign up for my mailing list. And, now, on to the good stuff: the gift ideas!

7 Gifts That Give Back - Jenn Elwell

7 Gifts That Give Back - Karama Collection - Jenn Elwell

*Bold Necklace from Karama Collection, $52

The name says it all! This Bold combination of horn, brass, and glass beads adds the perfect accent to any outfit.  As the longest of their dainty layering necklaces, the Bold Necklace pairs well with their Pembe Necklaces and Courageous Bracelets. Karama is a non-profit organization with a business strategy to invest in people – their dreams, their lives, and their talents. They do this by investing in small businesses, sending African teens to Young Life Africa camp, and more in six countries around the globe. (Use code JEPARTY16 through 12/6 for 15% off of your order)

7 Gifts That Give Back - Hello World Paper Co - Jenn Elwell

Return Address Stamps from Hello World Paper Co., $26.95

Getting a stamp for your holiday cards is not only cost efficient and hand-saving, but they are adorable too! Using a return address stamp will save you a ton of time when addressing your holiday cards and once your holiday cards are mailed you can use it the whole rest of the year for dropping a note to a friend, a family member, or sending out birthday invitations.  A portion of the proceeds from every purchase go towards building a school with Pencils of Promise. Learn more about Kelly’s goal of building a school on her blog.

7 Gifts That Give Back - Cami Monet - Jenn Elwell

Smoky Mountain Strong Watercolor Print by Cami Monet, $20

This 8×10″ watercolor print, printed on 110 lb. watercolor paper, would be a glorious gift for any nature lover or art lover. This print (and the others on this site) will have every cent of their profit given to the Gatlinburg Wildlife Relief Fund to help those who lost their homes and all of their possessions in the devastating wildfires over the past few weeks in Tennessee.

7 Gifts That Give Back - Meredith Collie - Jenn Elwell

Flamingos for a Cure Mini Flamingo Stationery from Meredith Collie, $15

The mini flamingo monogram folded note cards feature your choice of four color options for the pattern: bright pink, light pink, gold or multi-colored flamingos. Personalized with your choice of one of eight monogram options in five color choices. 20% of each sale from the Flamingos for a Cure collection is donated to breast cancer research. The collection includes personalized gifts and stationery as well as a few items for gentlemen. Learn more about this collection at

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Zia Leather Leaf Earring in Silver from Raven + Lily, $24

The long tradition of hand-carving wood pairs nicely with locally sourced leather to create the beautiful bangle bracelets, beaded necklaces, and drop earrings. All of the leather is locally sourced and hand-cut into our exclusive designs. This jewelry collection is made by artisans at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India. Raven + Lily is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design.

7 Gifts That Give Back - Headbands for Hope - Jenn Elwell

Black Floral Baby Turban from Headbands of Hope, $16

These headbands are soft and gorgeous and are a great way to accessorize your kids while also helping others. For every headband sold in this shop, one headband is given to a child battling cancer. This shop not only has cute headbands for kids but headbands for adults for everyday wear to wedding wear. You’ll be hard pressed to not find at least one headband that you must have in this shop!

7 Gifts That Give Back - SimpliStamped - Jenn Elwell

Blood:Water Mission Necklace by SimpliStamped, $41

This sterling silver necklace features the stamped word “love” on it and comes with an 18″ miniature bead chain. 50% of the purchase price of this necklace goes to the Blood:Water Mission which works to provide people in Africa with clean water.


Don’t forget to text GIFTGUIDES to 44222 to receive my 10 Tips For Getting Featured In Gift Guides and sign up for my mailing list! And make every effort this holiday season to shop small. To read about more mama-owned businesses that might have the perfect gift for you, make sure you check out Mama’s Black Book.

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