Keep on Giving: 7 Gifts From Southern California B Corps

November 28, 2023

A Local B Corp Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season shop for your friends and family from local B Corps based in Southern California. In this gift guide, you’ll find a mix of food and beverages, household items, books, and more. Not only does this list highlight some wonderful B Corps, we’ve also indicated which are small businesses, Black-owned, AAPI-owned, Indigenous-owned, and women-owned. Feel good about choosing them for the loved ones on your gift list.

Terra Thread Tote Bag

Gallant International | United States

AAPI-Owned, Small Business

Price: $48.99 USD, $89.13 CAD

Travel sustainably this holiday with this totebag made with organic cotton at a Fair Trade Certified factory. Multiple pockets make it easier to stay organized and keep track of your holiday goodies on the road. Each tote bag purchase supports Feeding America’s campaign to end hunger by helping donate meals to children and families in need.

Regenerative Organic Certified Nicaragua SOPPEXCCA

Groundwork Coffee | United States

Small Business

Price: $18 USD, $24 CAD   

Groundwork Coffee partners with small coffee cooperatives around the world to create Regenerative Organic Certified coffee. In addition to organic farming, the certification promotes holistic agriculture practices such as increased soil organic matter, carbon sequestration, and fair economic conditions for farmers and workers. SOPPEXCCA is a union of 18 co-operatives in northern Nicaragua where 60% of the country’s coffee is produced. It has set up a youth movement to integrate young people into the organization and promote education, positive values, gender equality, and cultural and environmental awareness.

Herban Wisdom Eye Cream and Facial Oil Bundle 

The Human Beauty Movement | United States

Women-Owned, AAPI-Owned, Small Business

Price: $80 USD, not available in Canada 

The Human Beauty Movement champions radical inclusion, wellness, and a thriving environment for all. Since its launch, it has donated 3% of gross revenues to nonprofit organizations that improve the well-being of underserved and disadvantaged people and accelerate environmental progress. Both the Herban Wisdom Facial Oil and Eye Cream are EWG Verified and made with naturally derived ingredients, many of which are cultivated using organic farming practices.

Dark Chocolate, Dark Sea Salt, or Dark Salted Almonds Chocolate Bar

Kanda Chocolates | United States

Women-Owned, Black-Owned, Small Business

Price: $7 USD, $9.62 CAD

Kanda Chocolates offers Fair Trade, non-GMO chocolate grown, processed, and packaged in Ghana to accelerate upward mobility of the African Diaspora. The B Corp also partners with the Bonneville Environmental Fund to invest in clean, renewable energy and to buy international carbon offsets.

Parks Project Candles

Parks Project | United States 

Price: $45 USD, $61 CAD

Since its founding in 2014, the Parks Project has donated more than $2.6 million to national parks in the United States. Parks Project’s candles are made with a paraffin-free blend of soy and coconut wax that is 100% natural and non-toxic. The soy for the candles is grown and harvested in the U.S., and the candles are hand-poured in Los Angeles. Each 11-ounce candle has a burn time of 80 hours. Find them at national and regional retailers including REI, Nordstrom, Backcountry, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Dicks Sporting Goods.

12 oz Glass To-Go Cup

The Refill Shoppe | United States

Women-Owned, Small Business

Price: $24 USD, $32 CAD 

The Refill Shoppe offers more than 50 refillable bath, body, home and cleaning products, allowing people to reuse containers and reduce packaging waste. The glass to-go cup is the Shoppe’s first official glass reusable cup. Made with premium glass and fit with a silicon sleeve, it’s the perfect reusable beverage container for coffee or tea lovers.

Clare Boot

TOMS | United States

Giveback model

Price: $99.95-$109.95 USD, $120-$130 CAD

The Clare ankle boot feels and looks good, and does a whole of good. TOMS leather products support responsible manufacturing via the Leather Working Group. When you buy TOMS, you help support mental health resources for the millions of people who need them. When you wear TOMS, you wear good.


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