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Gifts That Give Back

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Wal-Mart launched Empowering Women Together to connect shoppers with women-owned businesses around the world.

During the holiday, there are so many gifts to choose from for your friends and family. If you are looking for gifts for a good cause or gifts that empower women this holiday season, Wal-Mart’s Empowering Women Together online destination is a great place to find a gift that truly gives back.

The Empowering Women Together program was designed to help small women-owned businesses succeed and grow by showcasing their products online. The program links very small women-owned businesses around the world with customers who can then access products they otherwise wouldn’t be able to purchase. With each purchase, consumers lift and empower the women behind these products to create new jobs and improve both their own lives and the lives of their families and communities.

Gifts That Give Back—Under $30

apronset

 

Apron and Kitchen Towel Set by Southwest Creations for Full Circle Exchange

This 2-piece apron and kitchen towel set features a modern print, front pocket and adjustable ties on the apron. Both pieces are made out of soft cotton, making it easy to wash and use every time.

Southwest Creations was founded in 1994 in Albuquerque, N.M., with a mission that was threefold:

  • Invest in women who, in turn, will invest in their families

  • Provide financial stability through well-paying jobs

  • Provide employee programs that teach essential skills, increase employability and promote community engagement

Price: $22

necklace

 

Multi Strand Black and Gold Tone Necklace by Isabella Lazarte for Full Circle Exchange

Isabella Lazarte for Full Circle Exchange jewelry is carefully crafted and incredibly easy to wear. The pieces easily transition from day to night and are a perfect pick for the office and weekend events.

Internationally recognized jewelry designer Isabella Lazarte has partnered with business owner Milagros Johanson to create a stunning collection of handcrafted jewelry from Peru. In Lima, Milagros Johanson runs a facility that employs 210 women. 

Price: $28

pillows

Nirmal Designs for Full Circle Exchange 18” x 18” Reversible Decorative Pillow

  • 95 percent cotton, 5 percent spandex

  • Measurements: 18''x18''

  • Reversible

  • Assorted colors/prints

Nirmal Designs is a woman-owned factory in New Delhi, India, run by Mrs. Babita Gupta. Her 25 employees are crafters of everything from home furnishings and apparel to accessories and handicrafts.

Price: $14

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