Holiday Host Gift Guide: All You Need Is Love…and a Gift Bag

- Mel Kaspin Blume



…party invitations being signed, sealed and delivered as we write, there’s no time like the present to spotlight socially-conscious companies that craft thoughtful luxuries. Instead of grabbing your go-to bottle of wine (still a great gift, of course), think about letting your heart lead the way this season. When you mix love, philanthropy and quality, you get something special that belongs on every wish list.

Recognized by The New York Times, Allure and The Oprah Magazine (to name a few), Thistle Farms is a global, change-making boutique to bookmark. Their massive mission is to “heal, empower and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.” Women survivors who work for Thistle Farms handcraft an extensive assortment of products spanning from moisturizers and candles, to clothing and tea. For no cost, Thistle Farms provides housing, medical care, job training, employment, and access to a national and global network of advocates and partners. The life-changing love that circulates, from production to purchase, goes beyond any fairytale. As Thistle Farms believes, “Love is the most powerful force for change in the world,” and we couldn’t agree more. 

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…company to keep on your gifting company radar is Parachute Home. Inspire your host with the gift of relaxation (it really doesn’t get any better than that). With a desire to create cloudlike comfort throughout their collection of sheets, robes and more, Parachute Home commits to using the finest and safest fabrications. They wrap your body, mind and soul in the best the world has to offer, including premium Turkish cotton from the Aegean region. On top of the utmost dedication to every detail, Parachute Home also believes in giving back. To make sure everyone sleeps safely, Parachute Home partnered with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to send life-saving, malaria-prevention bed nets to those in need. Over 30,000 bed nets have been donated. The love at their core is all-inclusive, as it also reaches dogs, through Love Leo Rescue, and families, through Habitat for Humanity. Putting on a robe never felt so good.

Lastly, enrich your host’s home with a touch of spa-like allure. At milk + honey, they craft all-natural bath, body, skincare and candle collections that radiate beautiful, calming vibes with every use. With a belief that beauty is the result of health and wellness, milk + honey commits to providing the world with the highest-quality, plant-based products. And, with an environmentally-friendly focus, they produce in small batches to eliminate the waste that comes from overproduction. The luxurious lineup can introduce your host to a new way to live an organic lifestyle -- a lesson that lasts beyond any bottle.

’Tis the season to wrap up some love.



…just for The Cause Bar community! Use Code “CAUSEBAR15” for 15% OFF all Thistle Farms items!  

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The Hope Candle  $28

The Hope Candle


Classic Bathrobe  $99

Classic Bathrobe


BODY CREAM, Nº 16  $34