Giving Gifts is a dream come true! Our gifts are a celebration of passion and courage that reflect the lives of artists determined to live their dreams. We promote, support and empower local artisans, eco-friendly products and fair trade practices to bring you gifts filled with love. We invite you to step inside and experience the power of community and creativity in the spirit of giving. You will be surprised, delighted and most of all, inspired. Have fun and enjoy buying the change you wish to see in the world.
The concept for Giving Gifts was inspired by two quotes:
“Buy the change you want to see in the world” - a clever variation of the quote attributed to Gandhi, although here is what Gandhi actually said:
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.101 As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi
What he said is actually much deeper in that if we change ourselves, the world will change.
“ Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” - Wilferd Peterson