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Ultimate Ethical Gift Guide for Christmas 2017 (All under $25!)

Ultimate Ethical Gift Guide for Christmas 2017 | This Miss Cooks

Are you sick of throwing your money at companies that are caught up in everything from sweatshops to environmental pollution to selling cheaply made products this Christmas?

Yeah, me too.

Since starting the tradition of donating to charities the entire month of December, I’ve noticed a positive trend I really love: companies with ethical business models. It’s turned gift giving into this really heart warming experience all year round for me. If you or your giftee are anything like me, a present that comes from an eco-conscious, ethical company means so much more.

And while it used to be the case that buying from brands that aligned with these principles meant spending more than I could afford, there have been some really excellent ones that have popped up in recent years. These are the ethically sourced gifts I’m buying (or have received!) this year or in the past. Continue reading

Advent Giving Month Ideas: Week One

Ideas for Giving Back This Holiday Season | This Miss Cooks

Photo by Kristina Litvjak on Unsplash

Whew! It has been a whirlwind of a December, my friends. I’m sure you’re just as busy this holiday season with juggling friends, family and work as I’ve been. I’m simultaneously amazing that it’s only been a week and shocked that Christmas is so close!

If you didn’t see my post last week, I’m doing my Second Annual Advent Giving Month. Hitting my goal of donating to a charity or volunteering once a day can be challenging but it’s also been incredibly rewarding. I’m reminded of the fact that even when life is hectic, we can still find time for the things that are important to us.

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