The Darling Gift Guide

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We all know what season it is, but how much greater would it also be to know that when gifting loved ones during the holidays you’re doing more than just checking off a list — you’re actually supporting people, places and causes that matter? We agree, it’d be pretty wonderful. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and done the work for you by curating one such gift guide that thoughtfully and intentionally gives to each persona in your life … and then some.

Happy giving and giving back!

The Dreamer | Someware Goods Hammock

The first time you see this hammock you’ll be dreaming about time spent relaxing in imagination while listening to your favorite holiday mix. These are handmade by artisans from Bucaramanga, Colombia through a social cooperative that empowers women without homes or who are their family’s sole provider. In addition to perfecting your hours of dreaming, 10% of each sale will be donated to Live Simply 4 Peru, a ministry that rescues orphaned and abandoned street children.

The Achiever | Giving Keys iPhone Case

Our iPhones are a portal to perpetual productivity. Why not make them a daily reminder of the deeper purpose in life — to hold true to what is good and lovely — and pass those words along to others? This Giving Keys iPhone case is a perfect gift to serve as a loving, daily reminder to that achiever who is always on the go.

The Hostess | West Elm Cast Iron Skillets

From making the perfect morning frittata to a cinnamon spiced holiday pazooki, every hostess needs a quality, reliable, cast iron skillet. Not only are these made in America, but the West Elm duo is one of sleek design and exceptional value.

The Intellectual | Half Hitch Good Peace Bomb Bangles

To take something awful and destructive, such as leftover bombs with the potential to detonate without warning, to use in creating goods that provide four times the local market rate in wages takes true intellect and ingenuity. That is precisely what Article 22 and the Mine Advisory Group are doing with these arrow bangles in Laos’ Naphia Village. The bangle is a symbol of global peace and prosperity. Each bracelet is hand cast and finished with lightweight bomb metal. Purchases include a hand-woven, organic cotton drawstring pouch.

The Stylist | Maven Clutch

Many of us will be going from one holiday party to the next during this time of year and it can be hard to find the right mix of form and function to carry all our essentials. This leather convertible cross-body clutch made in Marrakech, Morocco (Yves St Laurent’s favorite home) by small artisan Rachid and his craftsmen is perfect for the stylist in your life that needs just that, giving back with a touch of chic.

The Confidant | Anchor Paper Letterpress Cards

Those that know the importance of investing in relationships cherish the opportunity to write a letter the old fashioned way, and they’ll love doing so with these beautifully designed, letter-pressed cards from Anchor Paper Co. Designed in Los Angeles by Kelsey and Drew Zahn and printed by Alissa Bell, these cards are ideal for that faithful friend, especially during this time of year. (Use CODE darlingholiday for 25% off!)

The Beautician | Charity Water

True beauty is found in good health, and water is the prime source of health for all humans. Be a beautician that embodies compassion by partnering with Charity Water to build wells in countries that need it most. You can donate on behalf of another and know that your generosity is directly benefiting others all around the world.

The Explorer | World  Vision Global

Change the lives of children and families across the globe by giving a gift that continues to give. Choose from cows, chickens, goats, ducks, or other life giving animals to create sustenance for homes and generations to come.

For Him | Apolis

Everyone loves coffee, but do you know where yours comes from? For their Co-op Roast Apolis works with a coffee farm in Siguatepeque, Honduras to support a community hospital and education for K-12 students through their profits. They’ve partnered with Handsome Coffee Roasters who weekly roast the beans to create a clean, sweet, easy to drink cup of coffee. It’s perfect for the gent that delights in a sip of warm goodness on a cold winter’s day.

For Them | Darling Candle

The best gifts are those that bring light and warmth into another’s home. Our new Darling Candle accomplishes that perfectly while also adding the extra encouragement of the Darling Movement through its hand drawn mission statement.

For the Little Ones | Anthropologie Erik Carle Flash Cards

Education is one of the best ways to have an impact on the world. Help your favorite littles learn the alphabet through these timelessly illustrated Eric Carle alphabet flash cards.

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