Behind the Gift: Southern California
November 29, 2021
11 Gift Ideas from B Corps Based in Southern California
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, clothing, reusable items, and more. Not only does this list highlight some wonderful B Corps, we’ve also indicated which are small businesses, women-owned, Black-owned, Latinx-owned, have committed to NetZero by 2030, and were listed as a Best For The World B Corp in 2021.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate
Price: $5.49 USD
Whether it’s as a stocking stuffer, a box of six as a gift, or a just-for-me treat, these dark chocolate bars from Dr. Bronner’s are more than delicious — they enrich the land and lives of everyone involved in their creation. When Dr. Bronner’s learned that many of the 800 farmers in its Regenerative Organic Certified Serendipalm project in Ghana also grew cocoa, it seemed the perfect opportunity to work toward creating a chocolate grown using regenerative organic agriculture — a chocolate good for farmers, the planet, and you.
Waves of Change Tee
Price: $42 USD
Help create Waves of Change with the purchase of this inspiring tee — 100% of proceeds go to Un Mar de Colores, an organization cultivating inclusivity, diversity, and ocean stewardship through surf therapy for children of color and underserved youth. This tee is sustainably sourced, 100% organic cotton and made using a chemical-free dyeing process.
Price: $40 USD
Gift your loved ones the wellness experience from the comfort of their home. Massage Cube is a solid balm uniquely formulated with all-natural ingredients to help ease daily body aches while nourishing the skin. Infused with a powerful blend of CBD extract, arnica, and aloe vera, the cube is perfect for working into sore muscles and swollen joints and for exchanging massages. KOA+ROY supports reforestation efforts across the globe by partnering with the nonprofit organization One Tree Planted to plant one tree for each product sold.
By Live Sozy
Every purchase at Sozy is making a collective difference in the world, with 10% of profit supporting survivors of sexual violence and an additional 10% of profit supporting other charitable and environmental initiatives. Sozy specializes in making style and comfort synonymous so women can look and feel good every day.
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Mamma Chia Squeeze
By Mamma Chia
Price: $5.99 USD per four-pack
Squeeze some natural vitality and powerful nutrients into your day. Mamma Chia’s organic chia seeds are infused with vibrant fruits and vegetables to create a convenient snack for souls of all ages. With plant-based Omega-3 and prebiotic fiber, Chia Squeeze is a satisfying burst that brings the body, mind and soul into higher balance. Mamma Chia is a sustainably conscious company dedicated to uplifting both the soul of communities and the soul of the planet.
Women-Made, Women-Run Pantry Box
Price: $189 USD
Narrative Provision designs gift boxes with carefully selected products from small-scale makers with mindful practices. Created with a commitment to supporting small business owners who are often shut out from financing, this pantry box is packed with wonderful culinary products from outstanding women producers and growers. Fill your pantry with sweet and decadent goodness and directly support the advancement and empowerment of women business owners in Los Angeles and beyond. Each purchase of this box enables a donation of $20 to Accion Opportunity Fund to upend inequities and catalyze change so small business owners of all identities can thrive.
Topanga Bucket Bag
By Parker Clay
Price: $248 USD
Parker Clay hires at-risk Ethiopian women, pays living wages and benefits, and provides skills training, career advancement, and financial literacy opportunities to all its employees, who create leather goods. The B Corp also partners with the Ellilta Women at Risk (EWAR) organization with a goal of restoring independence to Ethiopian women who have been exploited through prostitution. EWAR has graduated more than 1,000 women through its program, with over 90% of the graduates being able to remain free from prostitution. The Topanga is a unique, textured approach to an everyday bucket bag, featuring rich suede and pull-up leather accents. It has a spacious interior, frontside slip pockets, and an adjustable shoulder strap. Each bucket bag purchase provides three hours of employment to the Parker Clay team in Ethiopia.
Holiday Bites Variety Pack
Price: $20 USD
All ingredients for these holiday bites are sourced from family farms that practice sustainable agriculture practices and are certified organic, following Sun & Swell’s mission to connect people back to the source of their food with healthful options. The variety pack of holiday-flavored treats — pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and peppermint mocha — has six bags or organic, plant-based and gluten-free bites perfect for the busy holiday season or as a stocking stuffer.
Herban Wisdom Facial Oil
Price: $100 USD
The Human Beauty Movement operates as a carbon-neutral organization, uses recyclable packaging, minimizes use of plastic, and offers a free package return program. The B Corp takes its environmental practices one step further by advocating for policy and climate action through the Climate Collaborative CodeRed4Climate and Call4ClimateNow campaigns. In addition to policies that care for the environment, The Human Beauty Movement creates products that use plant nutrients like this facial oil with antioxidant, adaptogenic, anti-aging and moisturizing properties. It’s a great gift for those on your list who could use some soothing self-care for mind, body, and soul.
Bath Salt Blend
Price: $22 USD
Bath salt blends make a great gift for the bath lovers in your life. Mineral salt baths soothe, refresh, and restore. Bundle with some equally refillable and custom-scented bubble bath and lotion for a gift that will keep giving, sustainably. Plus, one tree is planted for every order shipped.
Thrive Market eGift Card
Price: $59.95 USD annually
Thrive Market was founded in 2014 with a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. As an online, membership-based market, Thrive Market delivers the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products at member-only prices, while donating free memberships to low-income families to provide access to the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products. During the last five years, Thrive Gives has raised more than $4.6 million for food access and environmental sustainability causes. Use a gift card to give a Thrive Market membership, which provides access to more than 6,000 products. For each membership sold, one is given to a family in need.
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