42 F
Fort Worth
Monday, November 30, 2020
Culture Life 3 Holiday Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving

3 Holiday Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving

Other News

Rethinking Screen Time for Kids

(StatePoint) As families try to establish a new normal, balancing screen time for kids has become not only especially challenging, but more important than...

Seniors with diabetes: Important questions to ask your doctor now

(BPT) - If you're a senior with diabetes, you're not alone. The statistics are eye opening — more than 25% of Americans age 65...

Connecting in kindness during troubling times

(BPT) - The theory that the world is interconnected to such a degree that the fluttering of a butterfly’s wing in Africa could cause...

Protecting Your Financial Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag.(BPT) - The COVID-19 outbreak has many Americans quickly trying to adjust to a new...

(StatePoint) One of the best parts of the holiday season is watching loved ones open thoughtful gifts you’ve selected just for them. Now suppose your holiday gifts went even further than just bringing cheer to friends and family.

For long-lasting global impact, consider these cool gift ideas:

Water Filter Bottles with Impact

Whether for the adventurer, eco-conscious hiker, or to keep your friends and family safe in a disaster, LifeStraw’s innovative line of water filter straws, bottles and household filter pitchers provides access to safe, clean drinking water and ensures every purchase has positive social impact.

LifeStraw products protect against bacteria, parasites and microplastics, while reducing chlorine, organic chemical matter, bad taste and odor. Built for longevity and portability, the brand’s bottles are ideal for hiking, camping, international travel and emergencies. In addition, the LifeStraw Home household water filter pitcher removes lead, mercury, PFAS and other contaminants found in tap water.

The best part? Whether you select a kid-friendly or limited-edition bottle, water filter pitcher or replacement accessories, your purchase has global impact because for every product purchased, a school child in need receives safe water for an entire school year. LifeStraw’s Give Back program involves more than just dropping off water filters and extends beyond a one-for-one donation. With dedicated local teams residing in Kenya, Mexico and other locations around the world, the program ensures sustainability through comprehensive planning, training, education and quarterly follow-up visits. To-date, the program has reached 1,870 schools worldwide, providing over 3.3 million students with one year of safe water.

“Clean drinking water is absolutely fundamental to human health,” says Tara Lundy, head of brand, LifeStraw. “We are therefore deeply committed to expanding our reach and making water safe to drink in communities not only here in the U.S. but around the world.”

To shop or learn more, visit lifestraw.com.

Sustainable Writing Tools

Some of the best gifts are those that last. Enter Sprout pencils. Not just ordinary writing and coloring tools, when the pencils become too short to use, your gift recipient can plant them, and over time, watch flowers, herbs or vegetables grow. The process gives the gift a whole new life. This is a great option for doodlers, writers, artists and anyone who cares about the planet — as well as beauty enthusiasts — as the brand now makes plant-able makeup pencils too. Learn more at sproutworld.com.

Soaps Supporting Women

Unique soaps and votive candles are always a thoughtful gesture. Now, these gifts can do more than just pamper. When shopping with the Adventure Project, purchases of delightful-smelling candles and soaps support efforts to provide women in Kenya and Tanzania with entrepreneurial skills, teaching them to make and sell clean cookstoves and solar lights. The program helps its beneficiaries earn a living and improves the health of their communities. To learn more, visit shop.theadventureproject.org.

Spread cheer at home and beyond with thoughtful holiday gifts that not only deliver delight to recipients, but at the same time, make the world a better place.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of LifeStraw


close






Oh hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Latest News

Susan Nix: Longtime businesswoman, TCU champion dies

Susan Appleby Nix Longtime Fort Worth business and civic leader and TCU champion Susan Appleby Nix died Thursday, Nov. 26 from complications of COVID-19. Nix,...

Classic holiday tunes get animated

The holiday stars are gone, but still animated to tune. This holiday season, musical legends Bing Crosby, Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra are returning in animated form with...

Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Carrie Underwood, "My Gift" (Capitol Nashville) Carrie Underwood takes fans to church with her first holiday album "My Gift," a set of hymns and traditional...

Pioneer Black Canadian Cowboy John Ware honored in Stockyards

John Ware and family c. 1896. Credit: The Canadian Encyclopedia/(Courtesy Glenbow Archives/NA-263-1) The Consulate General of Canada in Texas and the Fort Worth Herd have partnered to...

Top 100: Coming to the Rescue During COIVID: Preserve the Fort, Care 4 Tarrant, United Way of Tarrant County

Leah M. King, President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Tarrant County Mayor Betsy Price, City of Fort Worth Judge Glen Whitley, Tarrant County Commissioners...