This holiday season, challenge yourself to make a positive impact with the gifts you give to loved ones. Our holiday gift guide supports local Impact Hub member companies, neighboring Pioneer Square businesses, and local B Corporations who are using the power of business to create social and environmental change.
With the amount of fake news swirling through the internet, finding and supporting journalism that you can trust is high on our list of priorities for the new year. Here are some of our favorite publications:
YES! reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. With in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and award-winning journalism, YES! is the magazine for practical people working for a more just and sustainable future. Impact Hub Members get a 63% discount on subscriptions to YES! Magazine. Get a year of YES! for just $12—choose print, digital, or all-access.B the Change Magazine
B the Change Media is dedicated to informing and inspiring people who are passionate about using business as a force for good in the world. If you're looking for a dose of inspiration, consider subscribing to the quarterly publication for $34.95 and get access to the print edition, digital app and online content. Anyone interested in a subscription can purchase a second one at half price!Conscious Company Magazine
Founded by Pinchot University grads, Conscious Company Magazine is a bi-monthly publication that believes that the definition of "success in business" is shifting towards a values-driven economy and that business should be centered on a company's ability to have a positive effect on society and the environment - taking all stakeholders into account - in addition to turning a profit. Subscribe to a year of the print subscription for just $37.95.
We have loved watching the emergence of Pioneer Square's bustling food scene, AND that we're able to bring some of our favorite products right back home with us. The food-lovers in your life are sure to appreciate a taste of our neighborhood.
Coffee - Elm Coffee Roasters (240 2nd Ave S - entrance on Main St)For those of you traveling outside of Seattle, you may want to consider bringing bags of beans along with you so that you're not stuck with a sub-par cup of coffee in the morning. Pick up a bag of coffee roasted right downstairs from Impact Hub Seattle at Elm Coffee Roasters, or order online.Chocolate - Intrigue Chocolate Co. (157 S. Jackson St)Over the last year, Intrigue Chocolate Co. has expanded their line of products beyond their artisanal chocolate truffles to include flavored syrups and sugars, tea blends and hot cocoa mixes. Bonus: visit the shop in-person and select a photograph from the free art wall to include with your gift!Pasta - Il Corvo Pasta Studio (240 2nd Ave S - entrance on Main St)Become the favorite guest at a holiday party by bringing your host a cornet of fresh pasta from Il Corvo's Pasta Studio, or pick up a bag of dried pasta for them to cook later! There are up-to-10 different types of fresh pasta to choose from in the case each day, plus sauces and wine - everything you need for the perfect pasta dinner.
We are proud to support our fellow B Corporations in Washington State. B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
MiirRegardless of their profitability, Miir is committed to giving 5% of their top-line revenue annually to a variety of giving projects around the world focused on clean water, education and bicycle projects. Each product comes with a trackable code that allows you to track where the project your purchase has supported.Starvation Alley CranberriesOf the nearly 400,000 acres of cranberries farmed in the United States, only 300 of them are certified organic. Conventionally grown cranberries require 100 pounds of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides per growing season, which gets pumped back into the groundwater after the bogs are flooded and drained. By using organic farming practices, Starvation Alley aims to keep those 100lbs of pesticides out of our waterways. Purchasing Starvation Alley's cranberry juice, sauce and frozen berries and support locally-grown, organic farms in Washington State!Finnriver Farm + CideryWhen you drink Finnriver Cider, you're drinking the beauty of the Chimacum Valley that the Finnriver crew is working to preserve by maintaining an authentically farmcrafted and land-based operation. The 80 acres of organic fields and orchards are located along a restored salmon stream on the Olympic Peninsula and their product serves the land by caring for their soils, watershed and community while crafting award-winning premium ciders.
For anyone you know who needs a dose of inspiration, a new work environment, or who is new to Seattle, consider giving them the gift of membership to Impact Hub Seattle. Include the full building experience with gift certificates to Convoy Coffee and a membership to Flatstick Pub, and they're sure to keep coming back for more.
Impact Hub Seattle MembershipImpact Hub is so much more than a coworking space. Impact Hub offers you a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work. Joining our diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way. Purchase a gift membership for a friend or family member and support social impact and innovation in Seattle! For details and instructions on how to purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Convoy CoffeeA latte or Americano from Convoy Coffee is the absolute best way to start your morning. Add a pastry from their Salmonberry Goods, their new line of baked goods and you are on your way to a productive day. Join the Convoy and support their ever-growing line-up of Washington coffee roasters. Gift cards are available for any amount at the shop.The Coloring ProjectShop The Coloring Project's Etsy shop and give the gifts of creativity and clarity. Impact Hub member Andrea Koehler's project has grown beyond the weekly coloring meetups around the city and into a book deal - to be published in early 2017. Order online or find Andrea any Wednesday at Impact Hub between 12-2pm.
Flatstick PubThere's only two rules at Flatstick Pub - drink local and have fun. Grab a beer at the end of the day at the pub downstairs from Impact Hub and play a round of golf or duffleboard. You can take your #impacthubexperience to the next level by giving the gift of a membership to Flatstick Pub for just $50 for a t-shirt, pint glass and a lifetime's worth of free games and special member discounts each month. 21+ only.
Shop local and purchase gifts made right here in Seattle! By making a conscious decision to patronize Seattle Made businesses you can help to preserve our local culture while also making a difference in the economy. Shop over a hundred Seattle Made businesses at these holiday shows and support local buying this season!