Dec

09

Free Watercolor Gift Tags

When it comes to the holidays, one of my favorite parts is wrapping the presents! If that’s the same for you, well, you’re in luck, we have some FREE Watercolor Holiday Gift Tags. All hand-painted by our wonderful intern Melanie! She also sells her other art pieces…currently hanging up at the Googleplex. Yep, she’s talented alright! What’s your favorite way to wrap your presents? We like to make things a little untraditional…burlap, feathers, a bit of twine.

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Download your Watercolor Gift Tags today!

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Jun

09

Top 10 Best Father’s Day Gifts that Give Back

Are you on the hunt for awesome gift ideas for that special dad in your life? You’re in luck, because we have put together a list of our Top 10 Best Fathers Day gift ideas! That’s not all though; these happen to be products with sustainability and social consciousness in mind! Pretty awesome gift, right?!? Buy Dad that awesome gift he’ll enjoy for years to come, and think of the good it brought to someone else every time he uses it.

We’ve got you covered this Fathers Day; from the Hipster Dad to the Tech Savvy Dad;  the Outdoorsy Dad to the Dad Who Has Everything! On a budget, you say? Have no fear, we didn’t forget about you!

In no particular order, may we present to you, Ellie Fun Days Top 10 Best Fathers Days gift ideas!!

1-    Fold and Play portable speakers- $14.99

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By OrigAudio

These fun and affordable speakers impact low income and at risk youth by providing education and support through reinvesting profits in The National Music Service and The Network for Teaching Enterpreneurship. OrigAudio provides positive educational experiences for students in low income communities.

 

2- Maverick Silver Aviator Sunglasses  $95

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by TOMS

These fab sunglasses impact individuals around the world in need of eye care by providing eye care for individuals in need of eyeglasses or vision-restoring surgery. TOMS parters with several nonprofit organizations and donates a portion of all profits to the care and treatment of optical issues.

 

3-The Vineyard Haven Hammock- $178

 

 

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By Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Every Yellow Leaf Hammock is 100% hand woven by hill-tribe artisans in northern Thailand. This provides them with a good wage and the opportunity to transform their lives by escaping poverty and joining the middle class.

 

4 – The Slim Oxford Denim Shirt - $45.

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by Everlane

Everlane is committed to radical transparency in their supply chain and giving customers a fair price as opposed to the overhead costs from a retailer.

 

5-The Hudson Bay Axe – $100

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by Best Made

The Best Made Company is dedicated to producing long lasting, sustainable products. We just love how their aesthetic just draws you to yearn for the outdoors.

 

6- Monogrammed Lux Camera Strap- $133

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by FOTOSTRAP

The purchase of this product goes to impact individuals and families who have endured and overcome severe hardships and adversity. By donating 10% of it’s profits to Fotolanthropy,  FOTOSTRAP creates cathartic art to preserve inspirational stories and inspire others to remain strong in the face of adeversity.

 

7-Leather iPad Sleeve- $158

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by Apolis Global

Apolis Global believes their model of “Advocacy Through Industry” is a revolutionary way to harness the power of business to create social change. They believe that people can live better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace.

 

8- Novel Inspired T-Shirt- $20

 

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by Out of Print Clothing

For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner, Books For Africa.

 

9-Pocket Square- $25.

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by Tabii Just

For every pocket square purchased, 10% of it’s proceeds go to Kids in Need of Direction for the holistic development of children in need through education, vocational training, medical care, counseling and sports programs in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

10- Tin Mug, set of 4 - $48

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by Canvas

I personally have these and love them! Canvas provides sustainable job opportunities for artisan in the U.S. and abroad through Aid to Artisans. By donating a percentage of their profits to Aid to Artisan programs and working with individual artisans whenever possible, Canvas is dedicated to creating economic opportunity for artisan groups around the world, while incorporating sustainable practices into every part of their business.

So there you have it! Awesome Fathers Day gift ideas for even the pickiest of dads! We can hardly choose our favorite product or cause. What’s your favorite Father’s day gift?

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