Holiday Gift Guide


We understand how stressful shopping
can be during this time of the year, so we've created a little gift guide to sum up all of our favorite gifts to give this holiday season. 

At Akola, we believe 100% of product sales can empower people around the world, and we have curated a few of our favorite brands for this gift guide who live this mission too.

Not only does this gift guide save you loads of time trying to find that perfect something for your loved ones, but each product on our list is socially conscious and intended for the hippest humanitarians in your life. Whether proceeds are directed towards child development in India, or given back to artisans using fair and sustainable materials, our favorite gifts just keep on giving. 


Let's Get Started:

1. Original Kashmir Pashmina// $149 by Shawl Wallah
-This beauty was made by artisans in Kashmir, India. Purchases support artisans and proceeds go towards child development in Kashmir.

2. The Leather Bowery// $249 by ONA

-Each of these leather camera cases are handcrafted by talented artisans in New York City using premium and sustainable materials.

3. Almond Bath Set// $50 by Hand in Hand
-Hand in Hand gives essential business loans to empower entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world with your purchase, what a great excuse to take advantage of those cozy nights in.

  4. Paper Bracelet Set// $25 by Akola Project
-In case you need a friendly reminder, we give back 100% of proceeds to economically empower and uplift over 400 women in Uganda, (our favorite kind of gift). 

5. Zebra Wood Apollo Bluetooth Speaker// $199 by LSTN
-Each of these snazzy speakers bought provides hearing aids to a person in need through Starkey Hearing Foundation.

6. The Roo Kammok// $99 by Kammok
-A percentage of proceeds from these sustainable hammocks goes to CTC International, an organization focusing on five specific needs including education, community, environment, economy, and health. 

7. The Cairo// $185 by Akola Project
-In case you need a friendly reminder, we give back 100% of proceeds to economically empower and uplift over 400 women in Uganda, (our favorite kind of gift). 

8. The Original in Mahogany// $155 by Tegu
-Need something for the little ones this holiday season? These magnetic blocks are designed in an independent toy factory in Honduras to aid in the developmental process for children. Tegu also partners with a local school in Tegucigalpa. We're now wondering if they make these for adults too.

9. Share Cookbook// $34 by Women for Women International

-Each purchase gives 100% profits to Women for Women International, an organization that reaches out to women in war torn areas, providing them with the skills necessary to rebuild their lives.

10. Graphite Strap// $85 by FotoStrap
- 10% of every purchase is donated to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that documents inspiring true stores from people around the world.

11. Azeb IPad Sleeve// $88 by Raven and Lily
-Each purchase helps employ over 1,500 women to provide them with a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.



Last but not least:

12. Three Strand Horn Cut-out// $98 by Yours Truly




Now that you have all the greatest ideas for shopping this holiday season, it should be easy to fill those stockings for your loved ones and be a helping hand for people all over the world at the same time. 


Created by:
Emily Magee