Meaningful gifts for the amazing women in your life

(BPT) – To make this year’s holiday even more meaningful, you may be searching for special gifts to celebrate and honor the women who make a difference in your life — whether they are family members, mentors, friends or your spouse. If you want her to know that you care not just about pleasing her with your gift, but that you also want to help lift up and empower women around the world, here are some ideas for holiday gifts that mean a whole lot more.

Support women business owners

Help empower women in business this holiday season by searching for local and online women-owned establishments. This way, you can thoughtfully choose appropriate products, services or gift certificates for those you are gifting this year.

To make more of an impact, simply donate to women-owned businesses this holiday season to help keep businesses open and thriving.

Indulge in chocolates with a cause

By choosing to give the gift of DOVE Chocolate, you will not only be making the life of your loved one a little sweeter, but you will also be supporting the many ways the company helps to empower women in business around the world. Select purchases of DOVE Chocolate PROMISES made online at Amazon will trigger donations to CARE, the international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and world hunger. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls on financial literacy, because when equipped with the proper resources, they have power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.

And, for every online order of qualifying DOVE Chocolate PROMISES 150-piece bags purchased on Amazon beginning Nov. 13, the brand will donate $5.00 to CARE.

Handmade artisan gifts that honor women locally and abroad

Create a special impression with a gift that supports women in business — and that has the ability to change lives. Amazon Handmade and DOVE Chocolate are teaming up to launch unique, limited-run pop-up shops that will offer featured chocolate products as well as artisan handcrafted items from women-owned businesses on Handmade.

The pop-up shops will be located in Chicago, Ill., Seattle, Wash. and West Hollywood, Calif., as well as online. Shoppers will have the opportunity to learn more about each female Handmade Maker, plus DOVE Chocolate’s partnership with CARE that helps financially empower women in cocoa-growing communities in Cote d’Ivoire. Shoppers can also learn about entrepreneur tips from featured Handmade Makers and have opportunities to win daily prizes at each of the pop-up shops.

From anywhere in the country, you can also check out their online virtual shops to learn more about featured Makers and their one-of-a-kind products on

Donate in her name

One great way to show that you honor the causes that the special woman in your life cares about is to make a donation in her name to an organization.

Take time to research local and national organizations that educate, empower and support women in a way that is relevant and meaningful to your gift recipient and then make an investment of time or money in her honor.