With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re scoping out the perfect gifts for our loved ones. And any time we’re gifting goodies, it’s nice to think about ways to give back as well. Get a double whammy of karma with these foodie gifts that donate some or all of their profits to worthwhile causes. The best part about everything here? It is all certified delicious, good for you and good for the world. Now, go forth and start snacking.
1. Nature Box: A hand-selected assortment of healthy, all-natural snacks to get you through the work week is already pretty amazing, but the fact that they deliver food to Feeding America for every box of snacks they deliver… well, that’s just unreal.
2. Seattle Chocolates: Feel good about a little indulgence by ordering that chocolate fix from this company. This women-run confectioner donates a meal to families in need for every sale.
3. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: All the sales from these tasty cookies go toward research and treatment for kids with cancer. So go ahead. Grab a few more from the jar.
4. One Hope Wine: Make Galentine’s even more special by pouring a bottle from this wine maker. They donate half of their proceeds to various worthwhile causes, including ones that help pets and the environment.
5. Camelbak Groove: While this isn’t a food or drink, it will help your pal stay hydrated all day, every day. And by donating some of their revenue to the campaigns run by Water.org, Camelbak ensure that people in the rest of the world stay refreshed too.
6. Savannah Bee Company: The world’s bee population is declining at a pretty scary rate, and if it continues to do so, our fruits and vegetables will soon pay the price. That’s why Savannah Bee Company dedicates itself to not only making delicious honey from bees that are kept safe, but also to researching the reason behind the bees’ disappearances so we can change things before its too late.
7. Equal Exchange Chocolate: Delicious, dark, luxurious chocolate? Check. Company that uses only Fair Trade ingredients and supports rural farmers? Check.
8. Finnegan’s Beer: This company turns beer into food — and no, not in a religious way. 100% of the beer’s profits go toward cooking and delivering meals for the hungry.
9. Numi Tea: Let your friend relax with a warm cup of tea after a long day and know that the mug they’re sipping from contributed to the spread of arts programs in the US, while also supporting Fair Trade farmers and using eco-friendly packaging.
Which of these treats are you most excited to try? Would you give any to your foodie friends for Valentine’s Day? Tell us below!