5 Holiday Gift Ideas With Meaning

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to get into the spirit of giving! But, this year, instead of opting for a gift that everyone gives…how about gifting something unique…special…and meaningful? Something that gives back to others, in addition to bringing a loved one joy.

In other words, as we like to say, the best way to spread holiday cheer is giving a meaningful gift to someone dear!

See below for our ideas (and how they’re special!):


1. Holiday Scented Soy Candle

Special because…they are handmade by young adults with autism and development disabilities.

These hand poured, double wick candles give you up to 50-60 hours of enjoyment…plus they come in a variety of holiday scents, including Christmas Tree, Hot Apple Cider and Cranberry Candy Cane.


2. Hand Painted Ornaments

Special because…they’re hand painted by individuals with disabilities through Programs for Exceptional People (PEP), an organization in the South Carolina Lowcountry that offers disabled individuals the opportunity to work within the community. 

They come in fun shapes, such as palm trees, martini glasses and starfish.


3. Butter Cookies

Special because…they are baked by residents at Lambs Farm, a special home for people with disabilities, enabling them to contribute to the community and live self-sufficient lives.


4. Handmade Soap

Special because…they are all natural and handmade by people with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities at Berry Towne Crafts, an artisan program for the residents of Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in North Carolina.

With a combination of all natural oils and butters, these soaps contain only natural botanical oils and essential oils, with no synthetic dyes or fragrances, leaving your skin feeling clean and healthy!

Festive holiday scents include Spiced Cranberry, Bay Rum, Woodspice and Kitchen Coffee.


5. Holiday-themed Gift Basket(s)

Choose from a selection of our holiday gift baskets, special because they are handmade and packaged by disabled individuals from the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD), an organization that prepares and assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive employment.

See all our holiday gift baskets here.