Foodie Gifts That Give Back
There's always one - that one person that either has everything, or wants nothing. Well, we've got a solution for your gift giving dilemma! We've identified a few gifts that give back that any foodie would appreciate. Shop with purpose this holiday season to make the world a little brighter for everyone.
For The Holly Jolly Wine Lover
ONEHOPE: CA Brut Sparkling Wine
We’re a sucker for pretty packaging, and this holiday edition bottle of California brut sparkling wine by ONEHOPE takes the top prize for presentation! Not only is this shimmery silver bottle of holiday cheer giving us all the festive feels, it also gives us the warm fuzzies because each bottle funds healthy meals to help feed a child in need. Did you know that one in five children in the US suffers from food insecurity? These children often rely on school subsidized meals because their households can’t guarantee meals on nights and weekends. These children need our help especially now while schools are closed during the pandemic.
ONEHOPE is a Napa Valley winery that donates a portion of their proceeds to many worthy causes around the world. Visit their site to shop more beautiful bottles of wine and support their beautiful mission to make a difference in the world.
For The One Baking The World A Better Place
Macy White: Hand Carved Wooden Ruby Measuring Cup Set
These hand carved wooden measuring cups are almost too beautiful to gift - we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to add two to your cart. Oklahoma City interior designer Macy White dedicated these ornate measuring cups to her grandma Ruby, an amazing cook and baker that often trusted her taste buds over actual measurements. In fact, every hand carved spoon from The Macy White Home Collection is named after an influential woman in her life. Beautiful and sustainable, this measuring cup set is carved from the Musave tree - a tree that regrows after it’s been cut!
You can find this set and other items from White’s collection on the Azizi Life platform, a not-for-profit fair trade organization which partners with local Rwandan artisans. All artists are paid fair wages for their work, opening up economic opportunity through fair trade. Azizi Life also invests in the Rwandan community by providing adult literacy classes and other resources to help facilitate learning and development both personally and economically.
For The Aspiring Home Chef
Spicewalla: No Kid Hungry 18 Pack Kitchen Essentials
Add a little spice, or eighteen spices to be exact, to someone’s life this holiday season. Founded by Meherwan Irani, a 4 times James Beard nominated chef and founder of Chai Pani Restaurant Group, Spicewalla offers expertly sourced, fresh, small batch spices. Spicewalla has partnered up with No Kid Hungry to create this eighteen pack kitchen essentials spice collection. Spicewalla will be donating 10% of the proceeds from every sale of this special edition set to No Kid Hungry. This is a perfect gift for the aspiring home chef that’s just getting started, or a great refresher for the more seasoned chef in need of a few replacements and upgrades.
No Kid Hungry is a non-profit organization with a mission to end child hunger in the US by providing free school meals to kids, food skills education to families, as well as advocating for community and federal programs that help children in need.
For The Hostess With The Mostest
Bloom & Give: Mashama Placemats
True hosts know that you can’t have a proper dinner party without the proper tableware. These 100 percent hand-spun natural cotton yarn placemats will definitely help elevate your dining table setting game. And how about this for some dinner table convo - each placemat helps a young girl in the developing world attend school, and as a result she will escape the vicious cycle of childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse.
For every purchase, Bloom & Gives donates 10 percent to girls education programs in India. Each program addresses an obstacle that is preventing girls from attending school. For example, one of their programs addresses a centuries old traditional belief about a girl’s role in their family and society. Girls are raised to believe that they are only to be caregivers which prevents them from wanting to attend school. Bloom & Give funds awareness programs that help get girls into school.
For The One Always Craving A Snacky Snack
Love With Food: Monthly Snack Box
Say goodbye to midnight snack guilt, with a subscription to Love With Food, your pantry will be filled with all-natural junk-free snacks. Your monthly snack box subscription comes with at least seven all-natural or organic snacks, and there’s even gluten-free options! For every snack box sold, Love With Food will donate at least one meal to a local food bank.
What’s even more sweet about this snack box is that they ship internationally so you can send food with love to friends and family across the globe!
For The One That Can’t Function Without Coffee First
Grounds & Hounds: Three Blend Starter Kit
Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur, or someone that just needs something caffeinated in a mug first thing in the morning, this three blend starter kit by Grounds & Hounds Coffee will definitely add a little pep in your step. The kit includes three of their most popular 100 percent organic blend coffees available in either Whole Bean, Ground, or Single Serve pods kits. Coffee buffs will appreciate that Grounds & Hounds source their 100 percent Arabica speciality grade coffee from some of the top growing regions in the world and are roasted in small batches to create the perfect brew. For the not so expert coffee drinkers, you’ll appreciate the cute and clever dog themed blends such as Morning Walk Breakfast Blend, Paper & Slippers Medium Roast, and Alpha Blend Dark Roast.
So what’s with the dog theme? Grounds & Hounds was born out of the passion to help our furry four-legged friends live their best lives. 20% of all profits from Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. is donated to rescue programs throughout the country to ensure that animal shelters have all the resources they need to provide a second chance for pups in need.
For The Spirited Cocktail Enthusiast
Shaker & Spoon: La Trova Old Fashioned Kit
Drink for a worthy cause! This La Trova Old Fashioned kit includes everything you’ll need to make eight drinks including a sleek Japanese-style jigger. In collaboration with Santa Teresa and Bacardi, 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to BEAP (Bartender Emergency Assistance Program). Bars and restaurants across the country have been struggling to survive through the COVID pandemic, so organizations like the USBG (United States Bartenders’ Guild) Foundation have stepped up assistance programs dedicated to helping bartenders during this crisis. Let’s continue to support our favorite establishments by ordering out and donating to support their staff!