I’ve always loved giving more than receiving gifts. When you delight a loved one with an unexpected indulgence that makes them realize how loved and valued they are, you both feel great. And if you also focus your lens on gifts that give back to the communities that produced them, then you’re really batting a thousand this holiday season! Thankfully for us busy elves, there are are more resources than ever to help us tick the boxes for sustainability and style.
Best of all worlds is definitely the spirit of the selection at Accompany, my longtime fave ethical shopping resource. Everything from handmade accessories to soulful home decor is sourced from global communities devoted to keeping traditional handicrafts thriving. But there’s no crunchy granola here! Each piece receives a thumbs-up for looking great as well as doing good. Not only do these artisan finds enrich the lives of their makers and their recipients, they’re also one of a kind—making it easier to surprise that friend who seems to have everything. Which takes us back to Part A of our equation. They’re happy, you’re happy, the planet is happy, everybody wins!
Shopping Guide: 1. Striped Throw Blanket 2. Woven African Basket 3. Hemp Twine 4. Bone Handle Magnifying Glass 5. Flamingo Cocktail Picks 6. Alpaca Knit Bunny 7. Prickly Pear Seed Moisturizing Oil 8. Knit Slippers Images: Monica Wang Photo Instagram