With the holiday season approaching, we wanted to show you how some stunning handmade gifts are changing the world. You will fall in love with the story, product, and maybe need to get one of each for yourself too! Shopping should be fun, creative, and meaningful too, each purchase creates jobs, gives opportunity to those who otherwise would not have it, and supports programs caring for orphans and children in need.
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with meaningful gifts helping people around the world?
For Little Ones…
Mermaid Doll from Bali
Give the gift of a world-wide connection this holiday. Each of these mermaids comes with the story of their impact in Bali. When you give the mermaid show your little one where it comes from and how their mermaid is now helping provide schooling and food for street kids around the world. The dolls are available in multiple colors, patterns, and sizes.
Little Rainbow Bracelet Set
These fun roll-on bracelets will add a bit of spunk to your teen or pre-teen at home! They are a fun and durable addition to her growing jewelry set and one that connects her to women in Nepal. These handmade bracelets are available in an array of colors, including this rainbow confetti set. In addition to being a great gift your daughter receives (or gives) these bracelets help provide women in the Himalayas an income, job, and sense of community.
Our newest addition to the market are these adorable lovable squeezable little animals. Each one is hand-knit in Zimbabwe by a women’s collective. They are absolutely adorable, well made, and a perfect gift for a baby through small child (or child at heart). We love the array of animals all complete with their own personality and charm. Your purchase helps provide employment for women in Zimbabwe which in turn helps them care for their families, pay school fees, and have a meaningful place to work. Collect them all!
For the Ladies
These are still some of our favorites so we keep re-stocking them from South Africa. We know you will love them too. Use them for make-up, an evening bag, or a bag in a bag. There are endless uses and endless karma for purchasing! Check out the product page for all the colors variations. With your purchase you are helping support orphans in Swaziland as well as a nutrition program helping babies get the nutrition they need.
Another one of our favorites – you are bound to love (giving and receiving). These bracelets come in an array of colors so you can get a set to match her personality as well. Each bracelet is made in Nepal providing employment as well as community to women who would otherwise not have access to a job. These women make beautiful bracelets you are sure to enjoy! Collect them all, mix and match, enjoy!
Whether her favorite animal is an elephant, llama, unicorn or giraffe we have you covered! Check out our array of beaded animals made in both Swaziland and South Africa. These fun figurines come alive and light up a bookshelf or desk. You will love them on your mantle or in a child’s room. Scroll through the zoo at Branch Out Market.
For the Man who has everything
These stunning wallets hold everything but also a sense of hope for the artisans that make them. Each wallet can be personalized with his (or her) initials for an added personal touch. Made with 100% leather and 100% handmade down to every stitch this wallet might be the last wallet you ever need! Thank you for supporting artisans and your recipient will thank you for the thoughtful one-of-a-kind gift!
For the Pet-Lover
Afreek leashes are unique because they are made with sailing rope. Each leash is hand cut and finished with high quality hardware and leather. Hand-stitched to last these fun and colorful leashes will be your favorite new dog-cessory!
This collar is one of our favorites for the attention to detail. It is unique, durable, and stylish all in one. Each collar can be personalized with your dog’s name as well. These collars will last a lifetime becoming a heirloom piece as well. Dress up your dog with something classic and timeless. It’s time to upgrade this holiday!
These bows are made especially for your lovable best friend. Each one comes with a long collar length so we can customize it to fit your dog. The bow tie is on the collar for a special all in one dress up occasion. Available in a few colors – black tie or vintage. we have your pooch covered!
For the Tree!
Branch Out Market gets excited for the holidays and mostly because of the tree! We love the array of colors available and whether or not you are going with a theme or adding an annual addition to the multi-color tree we have something for you. Our partners ornaments stand for a new tree, new year, new possibilities and hope. Feed orphans in Swaziland, help scholarships in Guatemala, and support Bali Street kids with the mermaid ornament! So many fun options as gifts themselves, ornament exchanges, and a gift topper with a story!