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November 21, 2023

Small gifts, big impact: Seven impactful businesses to support this holiday season

Are you looking for unique, impactful and meaningful gifts to give your loved one this holiday season? Look no further than our holiday gift guide, highlighting a collection of small businesses that support and empower refugees. These businesses not only offer unique products but also contribute to the livelihoods of refugees, share inspiring stories of resilience, entrepreneurship, allyship and hope.

Here are seven businesses that offer special gifts, all while making a difference in the lives of refugees.

Kin & Care

"A good candle, with a good cause," is at the heart of Kin & Care, a Maryland-based candle company's mission. The candles, which proudly display a sticker celebrating "Made in America by Refugees," are handcrafted and poured by newly resettled immigrant and refugee women residing in the Washington, D.C. region. The candles are made in a secure and inclusive work environment, where owner, Ferzan Jaeger, strives to create more opportunities for refugee women as the brand continues to grow and evolve.

The Lancaster Stroopies Company

Founded in 2008, The Lancaster Stroopies Company aims to create a high-quality product while providing meaningful employment opportunities to resettled refugee women. As a certified B Corp company, Stroopies is committed to balancing profit and purpose, as it reinvests its profits into its refugee employees and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive and safe work environment.


MADE51 is an innovative, market-based model that promotes the economic inclusion of refugees in global value chains. This UNHCR initiative brings beautiful, refugee-made products to the international market and connects refugees with social enterprise partners to design, produce and market artisanal products worldwide.

Refuge Coffee Co.

Refuge Coffee Co. is a refugee-led non-profit based in Clarkston, GA, that provides job training and employment opportunities to newly resettled refugees. Since opening its doors, Refuge Coffee Co. has employed 55 individuals from 17 different countries, offering competitive wages and training. You can visit one of their Atlanta or Clarkston locations for a warm cup of coffee, or support them by ordering their merchandise online.


Forai is a faith-based non-profit organization that collaborates with local refugee and immigrant women. Its mission is to help them achieve their economic, educational and social goals through training, peer support and by expanding market opportunities for artisans. Every purchase made contributes to providing a pathway of hope for refugee and immigrant women in St. Louis, empowering them through skill-building and home-based income generation.

Zubaidah Boutique

In 2014, Iraqi refugee Zubaidah resettled in the U.S., where she started Zubaidah Boutique. The boutique specializes in handmade jewelry, using the highest quality materials, and aims to blend modern and traditional styles.

Anchor of Hope Box  

Anchor of Hope Box is a monthly subscription box company that strives to bring hope and sustainability to individuals in vulnerable situations. They partner with local refugees and disadvantaged women from around the world. Each month, Anchor of Hope carefully curates a box filled with handmade, life-giving items. These products not only support women locally and globally but also provide them with access to ethical and fair work opportunities.