Oona Eager is Head of Community Engagement at THNK. Her role is to create platforms through which THNK’s community of Executive Program alumni can connect and further their journey toward positive impact.
This holiday gift ideas list features thoughtful products developed by our global community of creative leaders.
Like many people I know, I felt a little uneasy about last week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I was caught somewhere at the intersection of #FOMO (fearing I did not buy enough … or of not having bought anything at all!) and a slightly nauseous feeling in the face of such rampant consumerism.
If the cycle of holiday gift giving isn’t slowing down, I hope the adage of ‘vote with your dollar/euro/yen/pound/peso’ still does ring true for many of you. In talking with other THNKers, I’ve surfaced five gift ideas that support these creative leaders’ journeys to make the world better and your desire to put a smile on the face of the people you love.
1. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED IMPACT?
THNKer Michael Radke is on a quest to help entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and leaders of NGOs design impact into their models and projects. But how? Behold Impact Kit.
Michael: “... it's a workshop in a box, designed to help change makers see the big picture. The kit provides three resources you need to explore, explain, and move to act: a deck of cards to tangibly manipulate the basic methods of social impact, a set of activities to guide your exploration, and an online resource to put your ideas into motion.”
$95USD. Order online.
2. GET CIRCULAR...WITH YOUR TREE
Take a minute to consider what happens to your dear Christmas tree once the lights come down, your gym membership gets renewed, and your mind-boggling post-gift-buying-frenzy credit card bill arrives in your inbox.
Designer, artist, and THNKer Liat Azulay decided that these carbon-eating beauties deserve a second life after their month of glory. So she launched MerreXMas: tree decorations, made from Christmas trees!
Prices Vary. Order online.