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Stuff We Love | November

Posted by Jessica Windell on

What are you thankful for this year? For us, the list is long, but you can definitely find our friends, our family, and—of course—our Perfect Bar fans at the top. And in the spirit of thanks and giving that is inherent to our favorite turkey-fueled holiday, this month’s SWL will highlight brands that encapsulate this sentiment year round. Cool companies with awesome products that give back in some way—now that’s something we can be thankful for!

Read on for all of our November favorites and don’t forget to head on over to our Instagram for a chance to win….

The Giving Keys


We’re all about a good accessory that catches the eye and makes an outfit, but when it also catches your heartstrings and makes a difference, we’re all in. That’s what you get with The Giving Keys—fashion with a cause. Inspired by an old hotel key and a serendipitous meeting with a homeless couple, founder Caitlin Crosby’s designs are part of a pay-it-forward movement with a dual purpose. The company employs those transitioning out of homelessness and helps train them to craft the jewelry themselves with engraved mantras that empower the wearer. The idea is then to pass on the necklace once you see someone else who will find strength in its words. The stories of hope that have resulted are documented in a tear-jerking archive on the company website that you’ll want to check out (bring tissues) before shopping for some necklaces of your own.

SmartyPants Vitamins


Chock full of omega 3s, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12, and made to be enjoyed by adults and children alike, these gummies definitely do a body good, but that’s not the only good they do. Since its inception five years ago, SmartyPants has partnered with Vitamin Angels, an organization that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children in at-risk populations gain access to lifesaving vitamins and minerals. This perfect partnership allows SmartyPants to make a nutrient grant to a child in need for each bottle of gummies sold. The impact is palpable: over 2,249,548 children from 50 different countries have been helped and the brand is striving to hit the 10,000,000 mark in coming years. Now you can get your nutrients while getting your feel goods, too. Health yeah!



What’s the point of eating healthy if you can’t wash it down with something equally as good for you? That’s the question Spindrift asked as it set out to create a replacement for all the sugary carbonated drinks we’re constantly being marketed. Now, the refreshing canned beverage boasts the title of America’s only line of sparkling water made with real fruit. Even more real than their ingredients is their dedication to giving back. As members of 1% for the Planet—a network of businesses committed to supporting a healthy natural environment—Spindrift donates 1% of all sales to various environmental organizations. Over the last six years they’ve partnered with a whopping 30 non-profits for this cause. We can totally appreciate this; their drinks wouldn’t be nearly as refreshing if we didn’t have the beautiful outdoors to enjoy them in.

Live Love Pop


There are few things as satisfying as snacking on some perfectly popped, freshly flavored popcorn—well, unless you’re eating Live Love Pop. Inspired by the joy of giving back, founder Lauren Brundage decided to take the crunchy satisfaction one step further by creating a mission-based snack company; their product packaging promotes awareness for various causes and each unique flavor is paired with a different charity that the healthy snack brand gives back to. A bag of Honey BBQ donates to the Alzheimer’s Association, Lime Fresco donates to Wipe Out Kid’s Cancer, Salt & Vinegar donates to the Wounded Warrior Project, Sea Salt donates to Feeding America, and Truffle Salt donates to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As if we needed another reason to try out each of these gourmet flavors, now we can snack while we give back. Can you say nom, nom, nom?

Can’t wait to get your hands on this Stuff We Love and contribute to these brands that give back? Make sure to enter our Instagram giveaway 11/14 – 11/18.