Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with the current climate, we have more than ever to be thankful for.

Whether you are unable to be with your loved ones this year and wish to send them a gift to let them know you are grateful for them, or if someone is hosting a dinner and you don’t want to arrive empty-handed, these gift options excel in thoughtfulness and generosity.

You may be wondering, what makes these items so special?

Well just like guudguuds, each option provides that “special touch” and best of all: it directly impacts someone else who could use some thanksgiving joy. Shopping with businesses that simply care about others can make our community more positive and mindful. These gift options genuinely embody the meaning of Thanksgiving, which is why they are the perfect addition to your celebration.

Even if you want to gift yourself something special (and it will be tempting!), your purchase can still bring happiness to someone else ~ it’s a win-win situation!

,,#1: Arden Candle from the certified B-Corp, Prosperity Candle

“Each candle is hand poured to order and arrives beautifully gift boxed with a story card about the woman artisan who made it”.

– Prosperity Candle

Each candle is made by a woman artisan, who is a former refugee building a new life for herself and her family in the United States.

“We come from different walks of life, yet share a common vision – a world without poverty. We also share the belief that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere creates a brighter future for all.”

Each of our candlemakers arrived here after experiencing tremendous hardship and loss. With every candle poured, they are creating a brighter future for themselves and their families.Go to to make these candles a great addition to your Thanksgiving!

,,#2: UNPAPER Towels by Marley’s Monsters

“The perfect replacement for your eco-friendly family’s disposables. Our bold and graphic prints add a little fun to your daily household chores!”

Marley’s Monsters

Purchasing these creative “UNpaper” towels are an effective solution to reduce our environmental waste. As a local manufacturer, Marley’s Monsters have always prioritized the environment and producing sustainable products. Check out their products at ,, for some sustainable swaps this Thanksgiving!

,,#3: ,,The Charcuterie Board by Would Works

“Your purchase gives a person experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty in Los Angeles’ Skid Row the opportunity to work.”

– Would Works

“Made from solid white oak –the strongest of domestic hardwoods–it is naturally equipped to resist even the most eagerly wielded cheese knives.

The organic cathedral grain patterns and rich amber tones of hand-oiled oak add a warm decorative accent to your kitchen– whether it’s hanging on your wall or lying on your table adorned with festive delectables.”

Check out Would Works’ amazing initiative at ,,

,,#4: Pie Serving Plate by Uncommon Goods

“We partner with non-profit organizations through our ,,Better to Give program. With every purchase you make, we’re proud to donate $1 to a partner of your choice.”

– Uncommon Goods

As a Founding B Corporation, Uncommon Goods also promotes environmentally-friendly products and prioritizing people over profit.

This aesthetically-pleasing hand-carved pie server with “Life is Better with Pie” engraved into the plate is the perfect dish to give your Thanksgiving day that special touch! Enjoy these pie serving plates at ,, for this holiday season!

,,#5: Ana’s Coffee by Farmer’s First Coffee

“The coffee trade isn’t fair to small-scale farmers. We solve that problem by providing a 50% bonus directly to the people creating your coffee, an amount 4 times higher than ‘fair’ trade.”

– Farmer’s First Coffee

Ana’s Coffee provides a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth taste with a rich finish and hints of chocolate and hazelnut!

Gift someone with Ana’s Coffee to let them wake up with a big cup of joe, knowing they are supporting farmers with each sip.

Check them out at ,,

,,#6: Wine Glass Charms by Khutsala

“All of the profits from the sale of Khutsala goods is donated directly back to support the children living Project Canaan in Eswatini, Africa. “

– Khutsala

These charms are the perfect gift option to give that personal touch for Thanksgiving!

Gift a special wine-lover in your life at ,,

,,#7: Ceramic Oval Platter by Prodigal Pottery

These absolutely stunning hand-crafted platters add that special touch to your Thanksgiving dinner table! Each platter is hand-pressed with lace and creates unique, intricate, patterns creating an overall gorgeous piece.

“All of our pottery is handmade in Chelsea, Alabama by women fleeing homelessness and domestic abuse. 100% of the proceeds from Prodigal Pottery sales support the women we employ, paying salaries and providing life-changing benefits so our women have hope and a future.”

Prodigal Pottery

Check out Prodigal Pottery’s amazing initiative at ,,!

,,#8: Socks by Conscious Step

These aren’t just any ordinary socks. Conscious Step provides high-quality pairs that actually support breast cancer prevention directly through your purchase.

“Each pair supports Keep A Breast and their work to educate young people on breast cancer Prevention.”

– Conscious Step

“Our 3-pack features plum, pink, and cream socks with a heart embroidery plus extra arch support and padding for supreme comfort.”

Treat someone’s feet to these high-quality socks this Thanksgiving! You can find Conscious Step’s products at ,,

,,#9: Handmade Sisal Basket by The Zienzele Foundation

For each basket bought, 100% of the proceeds go to paying school fees for children in child-headed households.

“This gorgeous basket and others like it are handmade by women in Zimbabwe who are caretakers for children who’ve been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic”.

– The Zienzele Foundation

Purchasing from the Zienzele Foundation holds an abundance of impact for children, and can add a deeper meaning to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Check out their website at ,,

,,#10: Soup and Cornbread Gift Set by Women’s Bean Project

The One Soup and Cornbread Gift Set from Women’s Bean Project features its best-selling 10 Bean Soup Mix and Golden Cornbread Mix.

“With mixes that are easy-to-prepare, you can serve a complete meal to your family or guests that everyone will enjoy.

The impact of our program varies from woman to woman. However, every woman that graduates our program moves into a career entry-level job that continues to stabilize her and her family’s life.”

Check out their soup gift sets at ,,!

We hope these ethical gift choices help you create the perfect Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. Follow us on Instagram @guudguuds to learn more about impactful businesses and other positive content to brighten your day!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things,”

– Maya Angelou

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