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  Gifts that Give Back

Years ago, I was sent on a "mission" by my boss, to create a care package to send to someone across the country (mind you, this was someone that I had never met, I only knew that his name was Jonathan and that he was deserving of a care package), SO I set out on my "mission" to purchase locally made and hand-crafted items that I thought any person might appreciate as a gift. I went from shop to shop, spent way too much time picking out items, all the while making sure I could fit it all in one flat rate shipping box. It was a process, but it sparked an idea: GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK. 

Now, FAST FORWARD to present day (03/18/2020) when a world-wide pandemic hits and this 5 year plan to launch said idea gets fast tracked, like real fast...


Picture this: You find yourself in a pinch and no time to go hunting for the perfect birthday gift. Or maybe you are quarantined to your house for some strange reason and you don't even know what day it is., but you still need to send  a wedding gift. Or perhaps you simply want to send a care package to let someone know that you love them a lot, but to be honest you don't really have the energy to run all over town looking for an item that screams "I am thinking about you and I care about you, gosh danggit", yet still.... you would prefer to support small businesses - the movers and the shakers, the artists and the entrepreneurs, the social causes that give back. 


Born from this notion is the dream (in it's early stages yet, but we all have to start somewhere, amiright?), to have a place where people can customize a box with GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK (from the convenience of your home or on the go on your phone): 


  • Choose and pick gift(s) that give back - EACH item below has a GREATER & BIGGER mission & social cause than just simply being a gift.  With every purchase of an item, your gift is giving back in more than ways than one! 

  • Fill a small flat rate box with said items (or don't fill it, you do you). 

  • Have said box shipped out to your friend, your mom, your dad, your colleague, your lover, your kid, etc. etc. etc. 

  • With every box shipped, the gift receiver will be given a GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK coupon to pay it forward and send a gift to someone else. (and round and round it will go....hopefully). 

As we continue to dream and scheme about how our gift giving can be intentional and give back in more ways than one, we want to say thanks for being a part of this with us! We are excited you are joining the fight to continually give GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK. Happy gift giving, my friends.  

Join us in giving


Bel Koz partners with artisans in Haiti to bring you quality handmade goods! These artisans’ lives are being transformed through the opportunity of a job. For the artisans, this job making bracelets and charms is life changing and helping prevent poverty orphans. 

Created Free exists to provide resources to women experiencing exploitation through various means of prevention, outreach, and holistic, spiritual care. Created Free is an organization committed to the state of Michigan, and serving women who deeply deserve to live free from addiction, traffickers, pimps, and guilt.

Three Avocados is a non-profit coffee company. 100% of our net proceeds provide clean drinking water throughout the world. This coffee is grown in Uganda and Nicaragua, by small farmers.

Flow Bathworks makes sure that everything they use is biodegradable and safe for the earth we live on. Flow Bathworks also donates their soap scraps to Clean the World, which is a great non-profit that remills soap scraps into bars of soap and distributes them to kids and families at high risk areas for disease.