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Smart Holiday Shopping - Gifts that Give Back

Smart Holiday Shopping - Gifts that Give Back

Apolonia Coffee loves the holidays! Doesn’t everyone?

Before you spend your Thanksgiving dinner camping out in a Black Friday line and being trampled during a dash for a toaster oven, there are a few things you should take into consideration:

  1. Skip out on skipping Thanksgiving for a kinda sorta good deal. Consider shopping on Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, instead. You skip out on the headaches, get to spend time with your family and friends, and (if you’re shopping online) you can do it in your bathrobe.
  2. Get practical gifts. No one wants another scented candle that’s just going to collect dust under the bathroom sink. We may be a little biased, but buying premium coffee in handmade gift boxes, that comes with a couple of beautiful hand crafted ceramic mugs, is a great gift for any coffee drinker in your life. It’s perfect for teachers, parents, personal trainers, college students, etc. PUT THE COUNTRY HARVEST APPLE CANDLE DOWN, FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
  3. Last, but not least, consider getting a gift that gives back. Deloitte’s “2016 Holiday Survey” expected $1 trillion in total holiday spending for the United States last year. Wouldn’t it be cool if all of that went to multiple awesome meaningful things? For instance, the Apolonia Coffee subscription that you gift to your sister and brother-in-law is also a gift that provides fair wages for coffee farmers in Esquipulas, Guatemala, and it provides them with the ability to reinvest in their own farms. How about the Apolonia Coffee Gift Box Set that you gave to your kids’ teachers? The mugs included in those sets are also a huge gift to the small ceramics shop we purchase directly from in Santa Catarina Palopo, Guatemala, as it provides them with steady business and access to the global market to support their families. Or what about amazing everyone at the potluck with your secret pecan pie recipe paired with the fresh Apolonia Coffee Guayabo beans you brought and brewed? Your purchase from us provided free coffee for the Houston Fire Department, too. 

So much better than the candle, right?

We hope you and your family have a happy holiday season with the least amount of stress, so be on the lookout next week, because we will be posting promo codes for Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday! Be smart this year and make the most of your time, skip the line!

Buen Provecho,