Packed With Purpose Reviews

Published on February 5, 2021
Last modified on June 15, 2021

This Packed With Purpose Reviews post contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Amanda Bochain

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Packed With Purpose

Packed With Purpose delivers unique, curated gifts that give back. There are tons of gift boxes that you can choose from, each filled with items that create a deep societal impact. Everything in the gift boxes come from small businesses. Many of the businesses are women-owned, minority-owned, or run by individuals who may face other barriers when it comes to employment. By purchasing a gift box from Packed With Purpose, not only does the recipient get amazing, high-quality gifts, but the money you spend will go back into communities in a meaningful way. It really is the gift that gives back! SHOP NOW >>

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Packed With Purpose began in 2016 and has been committed to discovering the best products across the United States to include in their themed gift boxes. All of the gifts are unique, memorable and create positive change in communities. You can send individual gift boxes, personalize a box and even send gift boxes in bulk with your company logo attached. Packed With Purpose is a gift giving service like no other. SHOP NOW >>

What We Like

  • Gifts that give back
  • So many interesting, unique gift box options
  • Customizable for corporate and more personalized gifts

What We Don’t Like

  • Shipping costs
  • Many of the vendors who created the products in our box were not included in the informational booklet that came inside the package. It would be nice to be able to easily read about the story behind each product while enjoying it.

Packed With Purpose Reviews

We were excited to receive our gift box from Packed With Purpose and to try these thoughtfully curated products. Knowing that each product we received would also help a small business and have a direct impact on an individual made the gift box even more welcomed. While we love receiving and giving gifts, the entire experience is made better when you can also help others in the process!

For our Packed With Purpose reviews, we received the A Sweet Thanks, Deluxe box. The box was full of sweet snacks and candies that are perfect for anyone who loves to indulge.  Included were 8 products, with 6 full-sized products for sharing and 2 individual-sized products perfect for one.  This box is $80 + shipping.  Shipping fees are based on the gift selected and the delivery destination. SHOP NOW >>

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Here are all of the treats that we received and a little bit about the impact each product makes:

Katherine Anne: Rosemary Sea Salt Caramels

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These soft, honey caramels are made by Katherine Anne confections. All the ingredients come from local farmers and fair trade vendors. The brand wraps all the confections in recyclable and compostable packaging.

The caramel tastes incredible as well. They were extremely flavorful and perfectly chewy. SHOP NOW >>

Partake Foods: Soft Baked Cookie Butter Cookies

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Partake Foods was created to give kids with severe food allergies delicious snacks and treats. The cookies are free of the top 8 allergies (milk, soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish) and considered “school safe”.

However, one bite of these cookies and you would never know they were missing any of the “usual” cookie ingredients. They were delicious and it was very easy to eat more than one. SHOP NOW >>

Lambs Farm: Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Lambs Farm is home to 250 men and women with developmental disabilities. They learn life skills like holding a meaningful job, earning a salary, and working as a team all while creating delicious treats like these chocolate-covered pretzels.

The pretzels were each enrobed in chocolate and had a lovely salty, sweet taste. SHOP NOW >>

Oh-Mazing Food’s: Oatmeal Raisin Granola

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Oh-Mazing Food’s goal is to bring the adventure back to snacking. The company is woman-owned and makes tons of allergy-free, healthy snacks.

The granola was completely nut-free yet very flavorful.  The bag was the perfect size for one, amazing afternoon snack. SHOP NOW >>

Griff’s Toffee: Dark Chocolate and Pecan Toffee

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Proceeds from every box of Griff’s Farm Toffee go to helping find a reliable screening method to diagnose Ovarian Cancer. The toffee is a secret family recipe that is completely addictive.

When we tried the pecan toffee, we were impressed by the perfect balance of chocolate and caramel crunch. There were 4 pieces of toffee in the pack so plenty to share! SHOP NOW >>

Lark Fine Foods: Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread

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Lark Fine Foods is a 100% women-owned operation. All the treats are made with natural ingredients and created for an adult palate. Lark sources local ingredients whenever possible and is free from food coloring and preservatives.

The shortbread had a wonderful rosemary taste and they were just a little sweet. Great for an adult who loves flavor but only wants a touch of sweetness. SHOP NOW >>

Women’s Bean Project: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

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The Women’s Bean Project gives impoverished and chronically unemployed women the chance to gain important workplace skills. This helps to create a brighter future for those involved, their families, and the community.

The espresso beans were truly amazing and a great way to give yourself a boost of energy in the afternoon. Two or three beans will wake you right up! SHOP NOW >>

Rustic Bakery: Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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Rustic Bakery is a small bakery located in Northern California. They use ingredients from local farms and producers. They specialize in simple yet flavorful baked goods.

These cookies were a special treat for the kids and adults in our house. Everyone loves the light, lemon taste! SHOP NOW >>

Packed With Purpose Reviews: Gifts

There are many different curated boxes that you can choose from. With so many options, you are sure to find the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Many boxes feature handmade foods and delicious snacks.

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A Sweet Thanks, Signature box, for example, is full of sweet treats like toffee, caramels, and chocolate-covered pretzels. If you are looking for a gift for an occasion, try the Baby Bliss box which has a unisex onesie, hand-painted art cards, and a handknit rattle.

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Or, you can pick a gift box that focuses on those impacted by its purchase. Go for the Inspirational Impact and you will be gifting a box that is full of treats made by formerly incarcerated individuals who are receiving new job training and also gifts that push for sustainable farming processes. There are so many ways to give and, with it, comes ways to give back.

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Packed With Purpose Reviews: Corporate Gifts

If you are looking to build personal and business relationships, you may want to consider showing your appreciation for clients or employees by gifting a Packed With Purpose gift box.

They can help you with all of your corporate gifting needs including:

  • Client Gifts
  • Prospect Gifts
  • Employee Gifts
  • Conference and Event Gifts
  • Holiday & Year End Gifts
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Packed with Purpose can add your company logo to the box, ship to over 1,000 addresses, and even customize your gift box to fit your company’s budget. You can even choose gifts that reflect your company’s charitable goals.

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Your clients will love receiving their gift boxes and you can feel great about giving back in more ways than one. SHOP NOW >>

Packed With Purpose Reviews: Bottom Line

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Packed With Purpose is a fantastic gifting resource. All of the gift items are made by small businesses that have a positive impact within their communities. Not only will you be giving an incredible, tangible gift, but you will also be directly helping the people who made each item. We loved the variety in the box we received and everything tasted fantastic. They were clearly high-quality products.

We wish that the brochure enclosed in the box had information about our specific items so we could read about the vendors we are supporting. In addition, shipping is extra and can add up if you are shipping outside of the US.  However, these are minor compared to the impact that your gift will have, and we would still strongly recommend Packed with Purpose.

With so many different boxes to choose from, you can surely find one for every occasion. From baby showers to thank you gifts, there really is something for everyone. This is a gifting resource that you can use again and again. These are gifts that you can feel good about giving.  SHOP NOW >>

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Enjoy!

Want more gifting options?  Check out our Snack directory for more ideas >>

This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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