Spread a little extra holiday cheer with double whammy, giving-back gifts for your family, friends and co-workers. Why settle for only one good feeling, when you can provide two? This holiday season, you can give the amazing feeling of receiving the perfect gift AND donating to a meaningful cause. Find your perfect gift and/or your preferred cause below.
Holiday Gifts that Give Back
Jewelry Gifts With a PurposePurpose Jewelry Image:
Purpose Jewlery is handcrafted by women escaping human trafficking. The artisan jewelry starts at $24 and 100% percent of proceeds go to International Sanctuary to provide each artisan with fair wages, education and holistic care. Want to continue support beyond a holiday purchase? Sign up for monthly donations of $26 and give one day of hope to a woman in an International Sanctuary around the world.
Pictured: The Unity Necklace
Bird + Stone jewelry is ethically and sustainably made in the USA. With every purchase, between 10 and 100 percent is donated to organizations such as The Trevor Project, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, She Should Run and more. Bird + Stone jewelry offers a gorgeous statement about what you believe in.
Pictured: Choose Kindness Bracelet
The Giving Keys jewelry is made by people transitioning from homelessness. When gifting a piece of their inspirationally stamped jewelry, you are paying it forward; creating a ripple effect that will change the world. A percentage of sales benefit the non-profit, Chrysalis, which helps people prepare for, find, and keep jobs.
Pictured: Star + Mini Key
As a gift, this handmade Treeclet bracelet offers triple benefit – beauty, fighting deforestation and helping elephants. Every bracelet purchase plants 3 trees in Kenya, with an additional 10% donated to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to help fund adoptions of orphaned elephants.
Apparel Gifts With a Purpose
Love Your Melon donates 50% of net profit to nonprofit organizations fighting pediatric cancer and gives a hat to every child battling cancer. To date, the company has raised over $8.3 million dollars and donated 200,000 hats. Although best known for its beanies, Love Your Melon also sells face masks, headbands, blankets, and more.
Pictured: Pom Beanies
A Bombas gift purchase provides those experiencing street homelessness with essential garments (socks, underwear and t-shirts) with their one-for-one match. With over 50 million clothing items donated, your purchase directly spreads kindness to those most in need. With more than just their signature socks, they also sell shirts, underwear and slippers for the adults and/or kids on your list.
Pictured: Tie Dye Socks
With a mission to “Leave it better than you found it”; Parks Project has given over $2 million dollars to national parks across the US. With a wide range of gifts from apparel, camping gear, house decor, games and more; purchases support various nonprofits such as National Parks Conservation Society, National Geographic Society, Sierra Club and more.
Pictured: National Geographic x Parks Project Legacy Tie Dye Hoodie
Houseware Gifts With a Purpose
Shop the radiantly colorful rainbow collections from Williams-Sonoma, created in collaboration with The Trevor Project. 50% of proceeds benefit their lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth.
Carbon-neutral company, Baloo, sells high quality, eco-friendly bedding and sleep accessories. Through partnership with the Pajama Program, the company donates a portion of profits to support children in foster care and homeless shelters with new pajamas and a bedtime book to read.
Pictured: Weighted Blanket
Family, Friends, Co-workers and Clients Gifts With a Purpose
100% of profits from this personalized heart-shaped puzzle from minted are donated to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Send in your photo and fill every grandparent on your list with happiness!
Stock up on fun, colorful school and craft supplies for your kids and/or their teachers at yoobi, and help support classrooms in need. Yoobi means “one for you, one for me”; and through their partnership with Kids in Need Foundation, they have impacted over 6.4 million kids.
Find the perfect gift for your family, a co-worker or a client at Packed with Purpose. Founded by a former Peace Corps volunteer, each box includes an Impact Booklet showing how each artisanal product included in the box transforms the lives of individuals, enriches communities and preserves the environment.
Pictured: Brighten Their Day Box:
Can’t find anything above that fits your gifting needs? Or prefer a gift that gives 100% to the receiver’s favorite charity? Not to worry. You can give charity gift cards with Tisbest! A TisBest Charity Gift works like any other gift card, except that instead of buying more stuff, the recipient spends it to support a charity of their choice.
Prefer the convenience and vast inventory of shopping with Amazon, but still want a gift that gives back? Signing up with AmazonSmile in your Prime account, or shopping directly through the AmazonSmile website, allows you to do just that. Support your favorite charity whether it’s your local PTA (like me!) or a large national foundation; 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible products go to the charity of your choice. If you set up in your Prime Account, the charity deduction is automatically made every time you buy.
Have you found the perfect gift that gives back? Share it with us, and we’ll add it in our next ‘gifts with impact’ list. Happy shopping, happy giving and happy holiday season!
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Kristall Mosler resides in Southern California, is a parent of two young children and is passionate about spreading kindness, loving our planet, paying it forward and giving back.