Great Gifts with Purpose

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Great Gifts that Give Back | The Fresh Exchange


For our last gift guide, I wanted to create a guide that was all about gifts that had purpose. It is easy to find gifts these days, but finding ones that do more than just make the one you are giving them feel special is a really special thing this time of year. In the past I always felt that you had to give up aesthetics in that process, these days that isn’t true. In many cases, you may even find that many companies you already love are doing something great without you even being fully aware of it.

There are tons of wonderful brands creating product ethically, fairly, and/or giving back to the communities they are made within. I love this idea and I know quite a few people who choose to only give gifts that have purpose and do good. When looking for some perfect gifts for your loved ones, you can visit a helpful site like for some best preferences!

I gathered up a few favorite things from some of our favorite brands that have purposes beyond creating beautiful products. There stories and purposes vary, but the one thing they all have in common is you can be sure that good will be done if you choose to purchase one of their products.

Great Gifts that Give Back | The Fresh Exchange

Cashmere Beanie from the Bootstrap Project $70  |  Ormsby Sunnies from Warby Parker $95  |  Arroyo Pillow from The Citizenry $135  |  The Infinity Scarf from Everlane $55  |  Harper Chukka Boot from Nisolo Shoes $178  |  Herringbone Wool Blanket from Give Perf $120  |  Hand Forged Brass Serving Spoon Set from Rose & Fitzgerald $75  |  Tadesse Bucket Bag from Fashionable $148  |  Jute Macrame Wall Hanging from Accompany $90  |  Uka Taupe Striped Cup from Accompany $22  |  Neutral Toliman Pouch from Ara Collective $35

Hello! I’m Megan Gilger,

A strong believer that nature and the seasons are our greatest teachers. We live on a hill in Leelanau County, Michigan just a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. This land we are responsible for is where we are focused on building a life around the seasons and intention. We spend our days here building a regenerative model of living and focusing our garden on native plants and intensive polyculture planting styles. My focus is less on self-sufficiency and more on community-sufficiency through how we grow and connect through the seasons.
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