Give a gift that gives back. This year we asked our very own employees to make a holiday gift list filled with gifts from companies with heart.

Last but certainly not least, is Emily! Emily is Mata’s veteran Sales Manager and debatably the nicest person you will ever meet. I know for a fact Emily won’t be getting coal this year, so check out what Santa might be bringing her.


Floppy Hat $65 and Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat $350 by J Crew

J Crew is proud to make both a global and domestic impact through their retail business. On a global scale they constantly monitor and improve their working conditions around the world to make sure they are consistent with the highest standards. On a domestic level, J Crew is passionate about public school educations and have paired with two charities that value the importance of fostering and promoting safe, happy and effective learning environments: DonorsChoose.org and Teach For America.

Floppy Hat $65

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat $350

Dual Tassel Necklace $48 and Herringbone Infinity Scarf $98 by Faire

Faire is a collection of unique jewelry and accessories designed in New York City and brought to life by the hands of artisans around the world. Their mission is to give their artisan partners the tools they need to succeed through training programs, scholarships, disaster assistance, loans, and mentorship. Check out Emily’s favorite pieces from Faire:

Dual Tassel Necklace $48

Herringbone Infinity Scarf $98

Books from Half Priced Books

Half Priced Books is one of the biggest used book store chains in the US. Not only have they donated nearly 1.5 million books to people and programs in need, they are also passionate about the environment. For over 40 years, Half Price Books has been reading and recycling with this idea in mind, “Books should fill our lives, not our land.” This year Emily doesn’t have to feel bad about staying in her pj’s all day and curling up with a good book.