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Frederic Finds: 14 Gift Ideas That Help Make the World a Better Place

September 17, 2018
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: our Frederic Finds!
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We always fall hard for gifts that are not just thoughtful and unique, but also make the world a better place to be.

This canvas, horn and bone
Checkers Set by Fait La Force is crafted by an artisans cooperative in Haiti.
$98, themaryn.com

Sales of the
Marine-Grade Rope Dog Collar benefit animal-rescue groups.
$62, foundmyanimal.com

Alpaca-and-Cotton Pouch is made in Peru by País Textil, a company that drives grassroots change through craft-making.
$45, shopamenta.com

Second-hand denim is upcycled into this free-form
$45, thislexik.com

Raffia Coasters are handwoven by a Rwandan women’s co-op.
$26 for four, kazigoods.com

All shipping associated with the
Sailing Ship Kite is offset to be carbon neutral.
$76, hapticlab.com

Woven from naturally dyed palm fronds, the production of each
Mask helps keep the traditions of an indigenous Panamanian tribe alive.
From $230, en.ethictropic.com


For each box sold of these
Coconut Macaroons, a meal is donated to a New York food bank.
$45, shopamenta.com

Sales of the woven-leather
Herringbone Tech Roll support women’s empowerment in the Philippines.
$293, mantidy.co.uk

These hand-milled
Soaps are manufactured from local, sustainable ingredients by women in underserved Himalayan communities.
$8 each, ravenandlily.com

An elegant, ergonomic
Water Bottle that combats single-use plastic.
$28, memobottle.com

Every component of this
Wireless Speaker can be individually replaced and is fully recyclable.
$850, us.transparentspeaker.com

Purchasing heirloom
Royal Corona Beans keeps the rare cultivar thriving.
$7, ranchogordo.com

This chic
Bread Basket is made from 100% renewable materials.
$46, ndt.design