Parcel & Journey: The Ultimate Do-Good Holiday Gifts
This Christmas and Hanukkah shopping season, you don't need to spend hours upon hours digging around craft fairs, flea markets and thousands of Etsy storefronts to find your loved ones a truly unique gift. New e-tailer Parcel & Journey's founder, Joanna Steinberg, has saved you the legwork instead, by stocking her site with the best handcrafted goods from around the globe. With a diverse range of products including brightly beaded friendship bracelets and dip-dyed cashmere infinity scarves, she's included options enough to check off everyone on your list in one go—and without spending an insane amount of money! Most of the selection is marked at less than $150; even the most expensive item, a woven cotton tote, rings in at a reasonable $310.
Even so, keep in mind that whatever cash you do drop on Parcel presents aids a worthy cause: helping the company's roster of artisans—who all hail from impoverished communities in Bali, Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala and Haiti—become self-sufficient. Your purchase will ensure they receive fair wages and, in turn, a chance to provide better healthcare, education and nutrition for their families. Definitely an ironclad excuse to pad this season's holiday order with a few items for yourself, right?
Shop our top seven Parcel & Journey picks (all of which would make stellar presents, BTW) in the slideshow above; then, browse the full site here.