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The Social Enterprise Gift Guide… of Gift Guides

In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re excited to share a collection of gift guides that champion social enterprises and their impactful work. Here are some curated guides that promise to bring joy to your loved ones and contribute positively to various communities and causes.

The Perfect Gift: Australian Social Enterprises to Support this Christmas

Here are some of our favourite Australian social enterprises to buy the perfect Christmas gift from.  There’s not much better than seeing someone’s face light up when they unwrap a present they absolutely love. What if, this year, your gifts created smiles and social impact?! As we wrap up the crazy year that was 2022, we’ve rounded up some sweet Australian social enterprises (who happen to also be Social Change Central members) – with something for everyone, it’s just what you need to spread some holiday cheer!

Buy From The Bush Christmas Gift Guide

The Buy From The Bush Christmas Gift Guide showcases a delightful selection of gifts sourced from small businesses in rural Australia. Their mission is to crisis-proof rural Australia by fostering the growth of these businesses and diversifying their economies. By purchasing from their gift guide, you’re directly supporting these businesses and helping to bridge the gap between city and bush.

City of Parramatta Council’s Good Gift Guide

The City of Parramatta Council’s Good Gift Guide is a one-stop shop for ethical and sustainable gifts this festive season. This thoughtfully curated guide features a variety of social enterprises, fair trade companies, eco-friendly businesses, indigenous-owned/founded businesses, charities, and more. Each featured enterprise is committed to making a positive impact on social, cultural, or environmental issues. From food gift hampers to children’s arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone. With enterprises such as Chocolate on Purpose, Old Bones, Florapeutic, and Grow Your Mind featured, you can feel good knowing your holiday shopping is supporting innovative and inspirational projects both in Parramatta and across Australia.

Curated with Conscience Christmas Hampers

Curated with Conscience offers an array of Christmas hampers that serve as the perfect festive gifts. These hampers are filled with versatile items that are sure to please any recipient. Whether it’s for White Elephant gifts, Secret Santa presents, or Kris Kringle goodies, these hampers bring a festive mood to any occasion. Each hamper is thoughtfully curated to include ethically sourced and sustainably produced foods, such as organic, vegan, and palm oil-free chocolate, locally produced non-alcoholic craft beer, and boutique Australian wine. By choosing a Curated with Conscience Christmas Hamper, you’re not only giving a quality, unique, and thoughtful present but also supporting businesses driving positive social change. The best part is, these hampers can be conveniently delivered to your loved ones near and far, making them an excellent gift option for the holiday season.

Danielle Sutton’s Social Enterprise Guide for the Holidays

Danielle Sutton is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build meaningful, sustainable businesses that make a difference. Her Social Enterprise Guide for the Holidays is a treasure trove of unique gift ideas from social ventures dedicated to giving back to their communities, the environment, or causes close to their hearts. This guide is perfect for those who want their holiday shopping to reflect their values and support the dream of a world where every business operates with both impact and financial sustainability at its core.

Frankston Social Enterprise Hub Buy Local, Buy Social Christmas Gift Guide

The Frankston Social Enterprise Hub aims to establish Melbourne’s Southern Metropolitan region as a hub for flourishing enterprises that benefit people and the planet. Their Buy Local, Buy Social Gift Guide makes it easy to find great local and social gifts. Featured enterprises include Big Little Brush, Koena, and Baluk Arts.

Gifts for Good Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Good is a woman-owned business and Certified B Corporation that empowers the world through gift-giving. Their Holiday Gift Guide showcases a selection of premium gifts that give back. With every purchase from Gifts for Good, you support over 60 nonprofits and social enterprises in the United States and around the world, contributing to addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. Their holiday gift guide is packed full of amazing gifts that give back, supporting numerous non-profits and small social enterprises at home and abroad. Whether you’re looking for employee holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, or secret Santa gifts, Gifts for Good offers a variety of options to gift with style and impact this holiday season.

Go for Zero Conscious Gift Guide

Go for Zero is thrilled to present their Conscious Gift Guide, featuring eco-friendly, zero-waste, and toxin-free gifts from Australian and NZ founded businesses. As a certified B Corp, they donate a dollar from every order and ensure all orders are sent 100% plastic-free. Their gift guide offers a wide range of unique and thoughtful gifts suitable for any budget, making it easier for you to gift with purpose while positively impacting our planet.

Greatest Good’s Australian Christmas Gift Guide

Greatest Good has curated an Australian Christmas Gift Guide that combines thoughtful gifting with positive social change. They believe in using purchasing power to create ripple effects of goodness. Their guide features a diverse range of items from for-purpose organisations tackling social, environmental, and community changes. Each gift is priced below $200, but every purchase makes a meaningful difference. With Greatest Good, you can shop good, gift good, do good, and feel good all at once.

Purpose Precinct

The Purpose Precinct brings all Victorian social enterprises under one roof to showcase not just their products but also their people, to do good and create a fairer and more sustainable world. This holiday season, make your gift-giving more impactful by choosing from the Purpose Precinct’s curated selection of social enterprise products where every gift has a purpose. Led by Founding Partners STREAT and Good Cycles, the Purpose Precinct also nurtures ideas, fosters innovation, hosts events and gives budding social entrepreneurs a space to kickstart their businesses.

Hey Good Thing Christmas Gift Guide

Hey Good Thing’s Christmas Gift Guide was curated to offer gifts that resonate with the social and environmental needs of our world today. Born out of a desire to give meaningful gifts that contribute to addressing issues like unemployment, homelessness, inequality, poverty, hunger, or lack of access to clean water and sanitation, Hey Good Thing presents an array of for-purpose gifts that are sure to make an impact. Every purchase from their collection of Social Enterprise, For-Purpose, and B Corp Certified gifts contributes to making our world a better place. If you’re seeking to transform your gift-giving into a force for good, Hey Good Thing is the perfect destination for you.

SECNA Christmas Gift Guide

SECNA offers an array of unique and thoughtful gifts perfect for the Christmas season. By choosing from their gift guide, you’re not just gifting, but also supporting the social enterprise sector. Their collection ranges from gift baskets and vouchers to experiences and corporate gifts that add a dash of festive cheer to your celebrations. Featured enterprises include Chocolate on Purpose, Hotel Etico, and Two Good Co.

SOCAP Global 2023 Socially Conscious Gift Guide

SOCAP Global encourages holiday shoppers to support businesses that create social impact. Their gift guide is full of ethically and sustainably made gifts produced by founders in the SOCAP Entrepreneur Program. By choosing these gifts, you’re creating a positive impact on communities worldwide.

Social Traders Gift Guide For Good

Social Traders offers an impressive array of gifts that have a positive social or environmental impact. This social enterprise is redefining traditional business models by merging purpose with profit. Their Gift Guide For Good presents a range of items perfect for corporate gifting or adding a special touch to your personal gift-giving. By purchasing from their certified social enterprise suppliers, you’re not just gifting, but also contributing to a better Australia.

REDF Social Enterprise Gift Guide

The REDF Social Enterprise Gift Guide features handcrafted items from mission-driven businesses across the country. Each product is made by an individual who has overcome challenges such as homelessness or incarceration and is now reentering the workforce. By shopping from this guide, you’re supporting an economy that works for everyone.

WA Social Enterprise Gift Guide

The WA Social Enterprise Council is committed to building a thriving social enterprise sector in Western Australia. This Christmas, break away from ordinary gifts and opt for presents with purpose. Their gift guide features an assortment of products and experiences from enterprises like Mettle, Self Made Indigenous Corporation, and Bike Doctor.

The Funding Network’s 2023 Holiday Giving Gift Guide

The Funding Network is redefining gift-giving with their 2023 Holiday Giving Gift Guide. Experience the true spirit of the season with their handpicked selection of holiday gifts that not only delight but also support Australian grassroots non-profits and social enterprises. By choosing to give with the Funding Network, every purchase contributes to the incredible work these organizations do, fostering a more equitable future for all Australians.

Westpac Foundation’s Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2023

If you’re searching for a distinct gift that also creates social impact, look no further than the Westpac Foundation’s Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2023. This guide encourages you to support Westpac Foundation’s social enterprise partners, creating jobs and opportunities for people overcoming work barriers. With a focus on unique and environmentally conscious products, your gift can contribute to creating a better future for those in need.

QSEC’s 2021 Good Giving Guide

Welcome to QSEC’s Good Giving Guide, a response to growing consumer demand for businesses that address pressing issues like climate change, social inequities, and cultural disadvantages. This guide encourages consumers to make a positive action with every transaction, promoting social enterprises that go beyond business as usual. Whether it’s law firms or coffee shops, the enterprises featured in this guide are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of marginalized groups and building a more sustainable future. Released just before Christmas, it offers a selection of Queensland social enterprises that uphold responsible trade practices all year round.

Social Supermarket’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The Social Supermarket’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide simplifies the process of finding and purchasing social enterprise products. With over 2,000 products from over 150 social enterprises, it’s easy to make purchases that have a positive impact. The guide features a variety of items, from chutneys that tackle food waste to fair-trade chocolates that plant trees and coffee that supports people experiencing homelessness. Whether you’re looking for festive socks that support wildlife conservation, self-care essentials that fight human trafficking, or ethical gin gift sets, there’s something for everyone in this guide.

This holiday season, make every gift count. By choosing gifts from these guides, you’re not just spreading joy to our loved ones but also contributing to the betterment of our communities and planet. Happy shopping!

Jay Boolkin
Jay Boolkin

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believe that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and I am enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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