The Holiday Gift Guide 2022
We get it; finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be daunting! Nothing’s worse than gifting something that won’t get used or ends up in the landfill. What’s more, if you are like us, you want to make sure you are purchasing with purpose and choosing brands that are making a difference in the world. No pressure, huh? Luckily, we’re here to help! We have compiled a list of wonderfully thoughtful gifts from not only us, but some of our social good friends, too! Read on to find great gifts for everyone on your list and visit our Holiday Shop for more Vi Bella ideas.
Vi Bella offers many great gifts under $25, including the Elora Ornament for your ornament exchanges, unique home decor like the Horn Butter Dish with Knife, and gorgeous jewelry options such as the Stania Earrings. Now, check out these totally giftable finds from our friends:
Give the gift of a spa treatment that can be enjoyed at home with this body scrub! Choose from three different relaxing scents Citrus Wood, Eucalyptus Mint, and Lavender which help reduce stress and clean out toxins. This is a lovely gift on its own, or paired with the Body Lotion ($20) or Body Butter ($18) in the same fragrance.
With winter quickly approaching, a lotion like this one makes a great gift, to help with dry or cracked skin. The scent profile is both floral and tropical, which will have you dreaming of warmer weather! Freedom Studios, based in Sioux Falls, SD, helps survivors of human trafficking with a job and supports them in their process of rebuilding. They make wonderful self-care products that we can purchase knowing we are making a difference. The fragrance is so good, you may want to add on the Freedom Candle, which comes in a gorgeous white and gold leaf glass vessel ($22).
This gift supports maternity houses in Kenya and when purchased directly impacts the mothers and children who are staying there. You can purchase this item for a friend or family member and put it in their name. Mercy House will email them letting them know about the donation. Give the gift of nutritious meals this year and feel good about how you’re gifting!
Wondering what the Vi Bella team is gifting to friends and family this holiday? Chelor Travel Cube, great for men or women, Metal Celestial Wall Hanging made from recycled oil drums (teens are loving this piece for their rooms!), and the Fanfan Earrings, made by hand from ethically sourced cow horn, to name a few! All of these pieces and more can be found in our Holiday Shop and are made by Vi Bella artisans in Haiti. Here are some other pieces from our friends that are not to be missed:
This is a great gift to those who love to journal, draw or even organize with lists and note-taking. It is handcrafted in Honduras by students who receive three years of vocational training while getting their high school education. When you shop with Lazarus, 100% percent of your purchase goes back into this program and continues to give young adults job opportunities using the skills they obtained while in high school. These leather goods are both beautiful and purposeful, serving to help those who need it the most.
Gifting this adorable knit stuffed animal provides 92 meals for hungry children around the world! It is handmade by artists in Peru who are a part of a group called Weaving Hope. The impact of this item and the creativity behind it brings so much joy. We absolutely had to highlight it!
The Original Box Fair Trade Friday empowers women in at least 30 countries and works with over 40 faith-based nonprofit artisan groups to create beautiful monthly subscription boxes, filled with wonderful gifts! When you sign up or sign up a friend for a box, you receive 3-4 fair trade products each month. Each month has a fun theme and items to match! This is such a unique gift that continues to occur all year long. What can be better?
Don’t miss the opportunity to make someone’s holiday with genuine gold-filled and/or freshwater pearl jewelry from Vi Bella! These are keepsake pieces that can be passed down generation to generation. Check out the Yliomene Bracelets and the Pierre Necklace for a jaw-dropping reaction on Christmas morning. For the entertainer, the Hand Carved Wood and Horn Salad Bowl with Serving Utensils is a stunning set they will not find anywhere else. The home decorator will love the Tall Woven Basket with Handles Set for organizing!
The Devna Sweater is a cozy and chic ribbed duster, that once you have it on is hard to take off. Shopping with Elegantees means supporting the work of those who are fighting against sex trafficking by reducing poverty through meaningful work and job opportunities. They have created a process that provides women in Nepal a job that teaches them a skill, as well as offers steady employment. This beautiful sweater is one of their favorite pieces they have created. It is a great cozy, wearable gift to give or receive!
Thistle Farms created a luxurious self-care set to give (to yourself) or a loved one on your list this year! Lavender is known to help ease stress and induce a deeper sleep. This set will help relax the mind and uplift your spirits! Included are four items: a hand-poured soy candle, a linen spray, a bath soak, and a body lotion. Give the gift of deep rest and care with this grouping of beautiful products.
This set is perfect for a friend who loves interior design or your dad who loves a good game of checkers! Both a beautiful piece to display and a fun game to play, this set is made from bloodwood trees from Eswatini! The scraps that are leftover from Charcuterie Board production are used to create both the light and dark squares. The checker pieces are ceramic and baked in Khutsala artisan kilns. This is such a unique checkerboard and worthy of a front-and-center coffee table display!
You can’t go wrong with gifting something as purposeful and classic as a bi-fold leather wallet. This one comes in four different shades: Cacao, Mocha, Persimmon, and Stone. There are six different slots for cards and a currency compartment, keeping organization and function a priority! You can feel good about your purchase knowing it creates secure employment opportunities for communities and people in the developing world.
This gorgeous bag is made from 100% full-grain leather and is crafted entirely by hand! It’s currently in stock in both a natural and black color that will fit well with any look for everyday use! The outer pocket is perfect for personal belongings so that keys and wallets aren’t buried and difficult to find! It’s lightweight and will age beautifully.