Word of Mouth: Friendsgiving with Charity Girl Problems
Editor’s Note: FriendsGiving is in the air and I’m happy to have Brooke from Charity Girl Problems to share thoughtful and fun ideas for the holiday and for friends and family! My intention of starting the Word of Mouth column on the blog was invite storytellers who have a unique sense of style and gifting for good savvy. This month Brooke shares some of her favorite gifts that give back including Turkey on The Table, Cheeky, Soma and more.
November is a month where we focus on things we are grateful for. Many of my friends who have much more discipline than I, participate in the #30DaysOfGratefulness. I always start those with the best of intentions, but full disclosure, I’m happy if I can be disciplined enough to share ten things. Not that I’m not grateful – it’s more like I have the attention span of a gnat.
One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life is my circle of friends. Though, to simply call them friends is a bit of an understatement. They are people who constantly push me to think bigger and do things that scare me. They live passionately and are constantly working to be the best version of themselves, which, in turn pushes me to be better. They say choose your pack carefully as they are who you become. I can only hope those words are turn out to be true, as I am lucky to be surrounded by a group of extraordinary people.
As we are new friends, you likely don’t know this about me yet, but I love throwing dinner parties. November is like a magical unicorn of a month – not only do we have the ultimate dinner party in Thanksgiving, FriendsGiving provides yet another reason to get together with friends to eat, drink, and celebrate the year that is coming to a close.
This year, my friend Michelle and I challenged ourselves by theming our dinner on things that not only look good, but do good.
Alejandro, my Turkey On The Table, is always a fan favorite. Not only is he adorable, his feathers provide place to share things you are thankful for. It’s something fun for families to complete together at the dinner table or a fun icebreaker with friends. Each turkey comes with a book focusing on gratitude and donates 10 meals to Feeding America.
Cheeky dinnerware is always a fun pop of color that makes your table more festive. This fall’s partnership is with the creative team of Brit + Co and for every pack purchased, they donate a meal to Feeding America.
The chic water pitcher is by Soma, an innovate company constantly striving to create healthier and sustainable water filtration. Not only do they have three elegant styles to choose from, they donate to Charity: Water for every filter sold.
And finally, we found the beautiful bread bowl and charcuterie board at West Elm, who continues to raise the bar in the retail world by striving to become a “little greener every day.” They do this by only choosing sustainable and ethically made products, they make it a priority to partner and develop local artisans in every city where they have a retail shop.
We had a great time celebrating FriendsGiving this year. We hope your holiday is also filled with great food, good friends, and doing good.
All photos courtesy of Charity Girl Problems