If you’re anything like me this time of year, you contend with “One for You, One for Me Syndrome” as you make your way through your shopping list for the holidays. You find the purse you were going to buy for your sister and think, “You know, I could use a purse like this too,” and end up with two in your hand as you head to the cashier. I’ve actually been doing this as I make all my crafty homemade gifts this year — something that’s not quite so risky on the pocket book, but I digress. It’s even easier to get caught up in the “One for you, One for me” habit with online shopping — it’s a click of a button to add another, so why not? But what if that syndrome actually did something great for a family in need this holiday season?
That’s where Thrive Market comes in.
Before I go any further, I’ll say up front that I’m an affiliate for Thrive Market. If you choose to stay with me through this post and then click the big red and green button at the bottom, I will get a commission at no extra cost to you. That’s how lots of bloggers make their money. : ) We tell you about things we know, love, and use, and when you give them a try, we get a tiny piece of the pie. Win win for everyone! Yay!
Why Thrive Market?
I’ve had a passive link to Thrive on my home page for quite a while now, so there’s a chance that you’ve clicked on it at least once. But in case you haven’t, I’ll give you a short run-down of why I choose and recommend this beautiful online marketplace.
We all love the foods and products at Whole Foods, but we don’t love the price tags there right? For the average American, it’s not financially tenable to do all the weekly grocery shopping at such an expensive market. The prices at places like Costco or Sams Club are much more appealing. But the hassle of going to those club stores — the parking, the crowds, and the QUANTITY requirement to actually get the savings — is huge. You really need to have a big garage or lots of storage if you want to do the club thing. For me, it’s prohibitive.
I am not a member of a single large-scale wholesale club like Costco or Sams. And there are two reasons for that. One I just named (the hassle/space problem). The second is that I don’t want most of what they sell. I don’t want a 12-pack of Lean Cuisine or the biggest wheel of brie cheese on earth. I want what’s in the aisles of Whole Foods. Having been involved in the natural foods industry and/or holistic health (including working at Whole Foods) for close to 10 years, I’ve come to trust the quality of certain brands and products. And the Venn Diagram of what’s both at Costco and at Whole Foods (while certainly growing) isn’t very big.
So in short, I want:
- the healthy brands I trust
- in whatever quantity I choose
- delivered to my doorstep
- at wholesale prices
That’s Thrive Market.
One for You, One for Me
So back to this holiday conundrum. We’re upon the season of giving, the time of year when most of us ramp up the charity work, the donations to important causes, the deliveries to food banks, and the volunteering at soup kitchens. Many of us join forces with coworkers or neighbors and adopt a family to ensure that they have a Merry Christmas just like we will, filled with gifts and a yummy meal. Thrive Market can be a part of your gift-giving experience this holiday season. When you join Thrive Market for the year, you sponsor a membership for a family in need. In short, you provide access to top quality staples, snacks, home goods, and baby products for a family that would otherwise be without.
You’re giving them an opportunity to get more for their food dollar (with discounts of 25-50%), improve their health, and enjoy a home cleaned with non-toxic products. And you get all those things too. One for them, one for you. It’s a win-win. And the best part is when you sign up through my link, you get your first month of Thrive Market for free. You can try it out and take advantage of the savings before you commit to an annual membership. Give it a whirl, you might just find some great last-minute, under-$20 holiday gift items. To make it easy for you, I’ve compiled some things I think would make adorable gifts and stocking stuffers!
Gift-giving with Thrive Market
Sisters Gourmet Cookie Mixes
Ornaments 4 Orphans
Chocolate and Candy
And the list goes on …
Body Care (loving the nail polish!)
Lip Care (balm, scrub, gloss)
They just keep coming.
Find out what you could save by shopping at Thrive Market, and give the gift of access to healthy living this holiday season!