Have you heard of Citizen Commerce? This holiday season, you may want to check in with The Grommet before you run to purchase gifts. Especially if you are looking for clever, useful and inspiring gifts with real meaning behind them.
The Grommet is a product launch platform that spotlights unique and undiscovered products with a purpose (or Grommets) created by makers with a great story to tell. I discovered this amazing company back in 2008 when they were newly launched themselves and have been wanting to share this amazing find ever since. And now is the prefect time with the mad rush of gift giving upon us!
The Grommet is the birthplace of Citizen Commerce™ were the company believes every purchase amplifies something in the world, good, bad or indifferent and hopes to make its model commonplace for people who want their purchases to have meaning. It’s time to give differently!
So I bet you’re wondering about the selection process for each featured Grommet. Here are the parameters:
First, the product must be truly innovative.
Second, their creators must have rich stories to share about their development (often full of blood, sweat and tears).
Third, the company must be built on strong values such as preserving a handcraft, solving a problem in a fresh way, creating jobs in a struggling or developing region, building a social or green enterprise, manufacturing in the USA, or inventing new technologies.
These are some of my favorite Grommets that would make clever and truly wow-worthy gifts this season:
FINALLY, SOMEONE THOUGHT OF THESE:
JUST PLAIN COOL
My Cup of Cake (Souffle In A Mug!)
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
NEW YEAR, BETTER YOU!
Day Designer Mindful Strategic Planner (I’ll be gifting this one to myself!)
FOR FURRY PAWS
FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
Dean Russo Vibrant Pet Prints (Dogs & Cats available)
The Grommet pays special attention to underrepresented entrepreneurs: People under age 25, people over age 65, and women of all ages. These entrepreneurs tend to have a harder time raising capital and striking partnerships because their profile does not match the typical stereotype of a successful company.
The Grommet is rethinking the way people launch, discover, share, influence and buy products online. With your purchase of a Grommet, you’ll be giving well and doing good this holiday season! Happy feel good gifting!