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Tis’ the season to spend with purpose

Following new research revealing Brits will spend up to 2-weeks’ wages on Xmas, social enterprises are calling on Brits to shop ‘social’ for last-minute stocking fillers.

Making it easier to shop for gifts with purpose, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) & SAP have launched the Buy Social Directory  – one of the first search tools of its kind helping Brits discover enterprises that give back to society and/or the environment.

From luxury soap products, giving people living with a disability, long-term employment opportunities, to socks that gift another pair directly to a homeless person, there are 2,500 social enterprises to choose from on the platform.

Check out our top pick Social Stocking Fillers you can get your hands on via the #BuySocial Directory now.

1. Divine 38% Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt – £2.39

What:  Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 44% owned by cocoa farmers, meaning they have a say in the running of the company and benefit from a share of the profits.

Impact: One Divine chocolate bar will directly help Ghanaian farmers live a more prosperous life and enable them to have a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.

Search via the #BuySocial Directory here.

Buy Divine Chocolate. products here

2. Plastic Free Limited Edition Black Oud & Jasmine soap from Clarity & Co – £19.00

What: The Soap Co. is an ethical luxury brand that makes products that are good and do good. All Soap Co. collections are cruelty free and ethically sourced – crafted in the UK by people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.

Impact: For every soap product sold, someone living with a disability will have the opportunity for one hour of employment.

 Search Clarity & Co via the #BuySocial Directory here

Buy Soap Co. products here

 3. Sonar Stripe Socks from Stand4 Socks – £8.99 – £11.99

What: Socks are the most requested item by homeless shelters. Stand4Socks has created the most suitable and durable socks for homeless people.

Impact: Each pair of socks sold this Christmas = one pair donated to a homeless person.

Search via the #BuySocial Directory here.

Buy Sonar Stripe Socks. products here

4.Mini Snow Leopard football from Alive & Kicking – £15.00

What: Alive & Kicking is the world’s only not-for-profit ball manufacturer, helping to create ethical jobs and donate sports balls across sub-Saharan Africa.

Impact: Every year Alive & Kicking ball sales help give over 250,000 young people access to sport through ball donations.

Search via the #BuySocial Directory here.

Buy Mini Snow Leopard football here

5. A Keep Cup from Blue Bear Coffee Co. – £15.00

What: Blue Bear supply specialty coffee and their popular Keep Cups. They invite customers to experience a diversity of delicious coffees whilst engaging in the fight to end human trafficking.

Impact: By buying a Blue Bear Keep Cup you’ll be helping Blue Bear invest 100% of profits into their their three beneficiary agencies investigating human trafficking and caring for it’s survivors.

Search via the #BuySocial Directory here.

Buy a Keep Cup here

 6. Kids T-shirts from Kate & Monocle (Inclusive Trade) – £28.00 

What: Inclusive Trade is a platform enabling female entrepreneurs in fashion and textile to sell a range of products to ethically minded consumers. The Kat & Monocle is the work of Kat, an artist from London. Her hand drawn illustrations are printed onto organic textiles and made into children’s clothes available at Inclusive Trade.

Impact: Every kids t-shirt bought from The Kat & Monocle via Inclusive Trade is hand drawn and made from organic cotton & water-based ink – ensuring it’s a sustainable and environmentally friendly stocking filler.

Search Inclusive Trade via the #BuySocial Directory here

Buy The Kate & Monocle T-shirt here

For more gift options: The SEUK 2019 Gift Guide showcases a range of ‘presents with purpose’ Brits can get their hands on via the #BuySocial Directory this Xmas.