2022 Alumni Festive Gift Guide

At TFN we are all about feel-good giving and this holiday season is no different. 
This giving season, shop ethically with our Alumni Gift Guide! 

Our Alumni have carefully selected their best seasonal gifts so you can shop ethically, knowing that you purchase supports the incredible work of Australian grassroots non-profits and the many marginalised communities they represent.

Whether it be ethically produced clothing, a unique travel experience, gifts for the kids and family, or a gift for your office colleague - there is something for everyone. Best of all, many of our Alumni have kindly offered discount codes so you can bag a bargain while you're at it!

Remember, not every gift has to be physical. Consider paying forward your gifts this Christmas and donating to one of the 238 grassroots for-purpose Australian organisations who have pitched at a TFN event through our Alumni platform Roots of Change.

So, this Christmas, give a gift of lasting impact and support a more equitable future for all Australians.


For the Jet-Setter

Hotel Etico: Discounted Getaway

Give your loved ones a true social impact experience!

Hotel Etico is Australia's first social enterprise hotel, employing and training young people with disability. Based in Mount Victoria, in the Blue Mountains, Hotel Etico is a beautiful manor house built in 1876 by John Fairfax. They have 16 beautifully furnished rooms, a combination of Queen, Family and Twin rooms all with ensuites. Enjoy a nice meal in Niccolo's Restaurant and a nice drink or two in our charming bar, all while listening to some live music, admiring their regular art exhibitions or winding down in their many break out rooms!

Use the special discount code tfn2022 to receive a 20% discount.



Office Gifting

Forever Projects - Our Story Book

For the conscious people and world improvers. We have turned our story into a book to help others on their journey to create change that matters. This beautiful, 56-page, woven-bound book is only $15—a great addition to your gift or a valuable secret Santa. Every purchase contributes directly to helping women break the cycle of poverty and create a self-sustaining future. That makes your purchase powerful.


GG’s Flowers: Socially Conscious Hampers

These are socially conscious gift hampers proudly made by people with disabilities. All items inside this scrumptious gift hamper are procured from other social enterprises around Australia and then lovingly packed by our talented employees.


SisterWorks: Custom Corporate Hampers

SisterWorks offers beautifully-wrapped hampers filled with unique, quality, eco-friendly products made in Melbourne by women from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds — our ‘Sisters.’ You have the option to choose from our wide range of pre-existing hampers, or customise your own to align with your values, budget and taste. With each hamper order, you will help us achieve our mission to improve our Sister's confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook.



Socially Conscious Fashion

The Social Studio: Ethical Fashion 

From ethically-made clothing and accessories to handcrafted teas, soaps and ceramics, The Social Studio's store has a range of gift ideas for every budget. We champion work by Bla(c)k, Indigenous and culturally diverse creatives and, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, all profits go towards supporting their mission to provide work and free training opportunities for refugee and migrant creatives.


HoMie: Ethical Fashion

Support young people affected by homelessness or hardship whilst also looking great!

This Christmas, purchase a ""HoMie Family Resort"" white short sleeve tee with a colourful front and back print. It's made from 100% cotton and, best of all, it's ethically manufactured.



Kids Big & Small

Studio A: Hot Pink Koala' tote bag "Studio A

When you buy art and design product from Studio A you employ an artist with intellectual disability and ensure Australia's cultural life includes diverse voices. This fabulous tote bag featuring artwork by Emily Crockford is ethically produced and printed in Sydney. 


Story Factory: Best of Story Factory, Volume 2

For Younger Readers: There are some people who think stories about Martians, pens that speak, and one-eyed dinosaurs named Poopy aren’t true. But in the moment, when young people are writing them, they are the truest thing there is. At Story Factory we believe these stories so much we’ve spent the last 10 years supporting young people to write them. Our favourites are collected here, along with the best poems and non-fiction reflections, and the winners of our 10th Anniversary Writing Prize.

For Older Readers: When you move into your teens, lightning strikes and it isn’t always good. The transition into adulthood makes the world complex and challenging, but also fills it with new and unimagined joys. This anthology captures the complexity of the teen years. There are poems exploring identity and friendship, prose pieces that discover new jewels in the everyday, and stories that drop visitors from imagined galaxies into the alley behind your local cinema. The pieces in this collection are generous. They share what these young writers know about their world, inviting readers into a universe where introspection is combined with unexpected adventure, playful fantasy, and the gritty realities of teen life.



Deadly Science: National Geographic Book Series

Deadly Science and Australian Geographic have published an eight-book series aimed at primary school readers. Each book covers engaging topics that will inspire primary-aged kids to ask questions, experiment and learn about how scientific principles impact the way we live.

The book titles are:
1. Animal Adaptations
2. Wild Weather
3. Life Cycles
4. Earth's Changing Structures
5. Solar System
6. Animal Survival
7. How plants thrive
8. Renewable resources



Heal: Gift Cards

Give back easily when you send your best wishes to family, friends and colleagues with HEAL's gift cards.All proceeds from the sale of these beautiful cards helps to provide creative therapies in schools for newly arrived refugee children and young people through HEAL's expressive arts therapy program.

The cards feature artwork by young people engaged in HEAL's program and come in a pack of 6 cards and envelopes. The cards are blank inside for your message.



For the Foodie

Bridge Darebin: Moon Rabbit Gift Box Shop 

Whatever the reason you’re sending a Gift Box, now you can do so with added purpose by selecting from the carefully curated Moon Rabbit range. As a social enterprise, all funds raised go back into our core mission of providing social, educational and nutritional support to those in our community who need it most.

This festive season, you’ll find something for everyone that includes products from independent, local businesses that share our values of people over profit, sustainability, quality produce and a desire to showcase Indigenous ingredients.


Global Sisters: Fair Trade Foodie Gifts


Global Sisters offer an Australian first and global innovation, providing a technology based solution for low income women seeking sustainable employment. This Christmas, choose from a wide range of gifts and hampers made by Australian, women-led micro businesses. #GiftHerBrilliance


All Things Equal: Cafe Gift Voucher 

Support All Things Equal, a non-profit social enterprise employing people with disability by sharing the love of food with your loved ones! This giving season, purchase a gift card through All Things Equal and you'll be guaranteed to have a beautiful experience.