Good Gifts for Christmas + Link Up & Giveaway!

Happy Monday, lovelies! It’s hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving week. The holiday season is being ushered in and here we go into a time of being thankful and a time of giving. It also means the end of the year is closing in very quickly as well. But before we say good-by to 2015 we’ll be saying hello to Christmas morning and giving gifts to people who are dear to us.

If you’re like me it’s in that moment that I want to have the perfect gift for those I love. Gifts that speak to the fact that I know them well and searched for a perfect gift or two just for them. But sometimes the truth is that those I love really have about all they want or need. Yet I still want to give them something, don’t you? Well, I’ve created a list of what I want to call”good gifts”. These are gifts that could be eco-friendly, give back, or are justice minded. These days, those seem like the perfect gifts for everyone.

Good Gifts


1. JORD Watches

I actually own two JORD watches. I cannot begin to tell you how much I simply adore these watches or how many times people have taken notice of them. I have received numerous comments on how unique and gorgeous they are. I wear the Ely and Sully and my husband’s favorite is the Men’s Sully {which he is getting for Christmas and I hope he doesn’t read this post}. By the way, JORD is conscious to use only non-endangered woods and believe in sustainability.



Also ~ I’ve partnered with JORD to giveaway a limited quantity of e-gift cards worth $25.00 each for the holidays! If you’ve had your eye on one of these lovely wood watches, be sure to enter to get in on the savings, tis the season! Entering is easy; click the link below – it will ask you for your email and your favorite JORD watch (so many to choose from) once you hit enter, your code will be emailed directly to you!

2. Bluer Denim

Bluer Denim is a buy one give one denim company. They also will take your old jeans and distributed them to people in need in various communities. This is an American company who employ locals and take pride in the construction of their products. I haven’t actually purchased a pair yet but I fully intend to make a pair of Bluer mine in 2016.


3. Will Leather Goods

This is home-grown company from Oregon. They design and create fabulous leather goods. This recommendation comes from my daughter who has one of their backpacks. It’s a pretty fabulous pack. There are lots of options for both men and women available. I adore this re-purposed  bag.

Coffee Sack Carry All


4. Fashionable

This is a local + global company. You can find leather goods, jewelry, clothing and a few home goods. They exist to invest in and empower women both locally and globally. This principal is based on the belief that women help to restore communities in which they live.  They market themselves by these principals:

  • We design and make beautiful products
  • Your purchase creates jobs for women around the world
  • Wear, share and feel good about your decision

This blanket can be found under new and it’s totally versatile in that it can be worn as a shawl. Love that!

Mehari Blanket | FASHIONABLE


5. Liberty Bottle Works

These water bottles are made with great design by Americans with sustainable products. They have a wonderful perspective:

We promote people, not profit; we protect the environment, not harm it; we make high quality, long-lasting, artistically enhanced bottles we all can be proud of. With Liberty, life is better.

These are but a few samples of their bottles but they have a vast array of options. I actually own a couple of these and they are superb!

Mass Transit, AustinCampfire, WaterArtist, Edison


6. Dollar Shave Club

DSC changed my life! I’m no longer scouring around looking for good deals on razors for me and my husband. He started using the razors and I decided it would just be easier to add in extra blades and handles as needed for both of us. One of the BEST decisions ever! Each month we receive a shipment of blades {plus anything else we request} and we good to go. These are fabulous razors and quality handles. My husband loves the Shave Butter. It would be a fabulous gift to give for a yearly membership. Feel free to use my referral link.


7. May Designs

Who doesn’t need a cool journal, planner, stationery or cards? What about a photo book? I use their journals and planners. I’ve also gifted their photo books and they were a complete hit! These books are eco-friendly and hand-made in Memphis, TN. May Designs has lots of patterns and color choices to choose from and books with lines or blank pages. You can create the perfect book for just about everyone!



8. Sevenly

Sevenly is an organization which gives back 7% of each purchase to a charity. They have options for men and women especially if you love graphic tees with a message of purpose. Another fun gift would be to give a cause box {these are exclusively for women at this time}. They can be purchased quarterly and serve this purpose:

Make your spending matter with CAUSEBOX. A limited-run, quarterly collection of ethically-made products that give back and empower others.



9. Society B

Society B is another company that also gives back to charity. They donate 10% of purchases back to a chosen charity. They have a wide variety of goods for men, women, kids, home, body and toys.  These are just a few of many options available on their site.
Society B // A Marketplace for Good // Products that Give Back and Fair Trade Gifts

Krochet Kids is another company working to lift people out of poverty. Their handmade items are made for men, women and children. They have some unique pieces. One thing that sets them apart is a name. How cool is it to have a name of the person who created an item which was purchased for YOU? That’s amazing! This is another company which gives employment opportunities to help those in poverty. They have an awesome mission:

We Are Committed To Impact

  •  We work with highly vulnerable women who live in poverty-stricken regions of the world.


I couldn’t stop at 10 so I’m giving you a dozen. Yep, twelve options of good gifts!

11. Elegentees

This organization helps women from Nepal who have been freed from sex trafficking. They make tees and dresses from quality materials. I am an ambassador for them and you are welcome to use this code {LOVELY} when making a purchase. This is one of my favorites from their current pieces. It’s just a perfectly simple and versatile dress!

SAMARTHYA in Charcoal Heather Grey

12. Noonday Collection

Noonday is fair trade company committed to:

Noonday Collection is a socially responsible business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world.

Their products are made by women and help them support themselves and their families for a better life. They mainly sell jewelry and scarves but I just adore these Alpine arm warmers. Noonday also has options to host trunk shows in your home or become an ambassador for them with your own business.


I hope you’ll find at least one option where you can make a purchase for good – gift giving is even better when it’s a win-win for all involved. I believe we all should take the time to evaluate how our dollars can help others in different ways. Sometimes I can be convenient and simple and sometimes it’s not. But all of these ways are the online simple thing. Hope you enjoy!

And since it’s Monday, it’s time for our link-up. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week. Whitney, Casey and I enjoyed reading your posts and searching for our favorite looks. Can’t wait to see what you lovely ladies link up this week.


Hosted by ~
Carrie/A Lovely Little Wardrobe ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram
Whitney/Whitney à La Mode ~ Bloglovin/Instagram
Casey/A Little Bit of Cheer ~ Bloglovin/Facebook/Instagram
Each week we choose a favorite…check out Casey & Whitney’s blogs to see if it’s you! My favorite this week is Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine. She wrote a delightful post which featured a great dress in a the gorgeous shade of wine. She also wrote about a wine and dinner date with her mom. Aren’t they just the cutest? Hope you’ll stop by and visit her blog and read the post.
 Now let’s get linking! We like to keep things simple around here. Just link up your favorite posts–fashion, beauty, food, DIY, anything goes! Follow your hosts on social media, have fun and be inspired! Thanks for linking up! We have added a Pinterest board where we’ll be pinning looks and an Instagram hashtag. Feel free to add #lovelylittlealamode to your looks on Instagram that you link up with us.

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  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Bless your heart!!! my mama is going to be tickled pink that you chose our picture and post to featured as she reads your blog!!!! You're such a beautiful person Carrie inside and out!! Thank you, Happy Monday and great gift ideas!!
    • Thank you, friend! I just loved your post and it tickled my heart to see you and your mom together. So cute and oh, so precious! You're blessed!
  • These are all such great gift ideas. Sometimes I get tired of all the gift guides out there, but this is one I'm going to bookmark. I love that all of these are unique and that they give back in some way. Great list!!
    • Thanks, Shea! Just want to spread the word about other options/ways to spend our $$ for good.
  • Happinessatmidlife
    Great gift ideas! Alice
    • Thanks, Alice! I just love these options so much!
  • Thanks for all the great gift ideas, Carrie! Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! xox-M
    • Glad you enjoyed them, Mary! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well sweet lady!
  • Carrie, enjoying the gift ideas, I get compliments on my Jord watch too when I watch it, and enjoyed the picture of Andrea and her mom. Have a great day! jess xx
    • Jord is the best! So glad you stopped by today, Jess!
  • I love love love JORD watches. I get so many compliments on mine and even purchased one for my bf's sister-in-law for her birthday :)
    • I love the uniqueness of them! People always notice and ask about them.
  • LOVE this list!! Such unique gift ideas!! I love those cute journals and I've seen the JORD watches and really like them. Great pic of Andrea and her mom, she's such a sweetheart Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
  • Casey
    Oh, I love your picks!! I am going to check out those notebooks and planners. I am such a sucker for a cute notebook!! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving, my friend!!! XOXOXO
  • I commented earlier but Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday jess xx
  • Sara
  • Pudyqat
    I like these: (#SF1228) -
  • Christy DuBois
    I would get C502 in the glasses. Thanks so much.
  • Alison Gibb
    #He385 is the frames I would choose!!