Given Goods has launched a Men’s Shop for the holidays and it’s chockful of thoughtful gifts with a major twist for the men in your life. Givengoods.co is an online marketplace that offers high-end products that give back. You can shop for goods according to your chosen charity. From improving poverty in Peru to creating opportunities for school children in impoverished communities right here in the U.S., Given Goods gives back with every single product. This particular Men’s Shop has a special place in my heart because I was asked to design pocket squares to benefit my charity of choice. I chose K.I.N.D. (Kids In Need of Direction) in my local country of Trinidad and Tobago. K.I.N.D. provides education, medical care and counseling to children in need. Here are 2 gift sets that are perfect for your main man for the holidays.
1) Dash of Fun
This is for guys who aren’t afraid of a bit of adventure in their clothing. Encourage him to add a dash of personality to his suit with matching socks and pocket square. The Tabii Just pocket square is made of 100% silk and are made from excess scraps of fabric. The sale of this helps children in Trinidad get counseling and educational opportunities, which is sometimes very scarce in impoverished neighborhoods. I remember growing up in Trinidad and seeing therapy as a luxury. K.I.N.D. is dispelling this notion by providing counseling and parental support in these very areas. The sale of these Premium socks from Cole+Parker encourages sustainable economic opportunity to Kiva borrowers in Columbia. There’s just something about a spot of color on a man’s outfit that spells high taste. I love that these two are only $24 each. That means you can get both for under $50 with a little extra to spare.
2) Subdued Chic
So color isn’t his thing. No worries. Pair the green and black Tabii Just 100% silk pocket square with this Pilgrim scarf from Red Earth Trading. The sale of the scarf provides sustainable job opportunities for artists and funding for community development projects in Africa. This hand-woven and hand-dyed cotton scarf is perfect for Spring. It’s also only $45. The print on this Tabii Just pocket square is one of my favorites. It’s been a major hit in Brooklyn because of it’s understated elegance. At just $24, it’s a steal. The Charles Skinny Tie from The Life Tie Project is also 100% silk and is decorated with tiny sea otters and seals. The sale of this tie supports cancer research and prevention right here in New York City. Gifts that are only attractive are so 2012.
This year, it’s all about dual-purposed presents for your loved ones. Make a difference in the world while giving a lovely present.
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To learn more about Given Goods Men’s Shop, click here.
Tabitha St. Bernard