10 Best Gifts That Give Back to Charity

Celebrate the holidays and give a gift that gives back. Every item on this list helps someone in need. Sometimes, finding a gift that's useful or pretty to look at just isn't enough. We hope that by supporting cause based businesses this holiday season, you are able to pass on your passion for giving back to family and friends.  



Toms shoes

The iconic TOMS slip-ons, these Alpargatas started the One for One® movement. With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One®

2. S'well


swell bottle - gifts that give back

With its reflective, lustrous finish and subtle fusion of color, Ombré brings an on-trend update to classic-cool rose gold. S’well® is a proud partner of UNICEF USA, committing $800,000 since 2015 to help provide clean and safe water to the world’s most vulnerable communities.

3. Lagoa Swimwear


Lagoa swimwear - gifts that give back

When you're tight on suitcase space, opt for reversible swimwear. This bandeau bikini features a hidden zipper pouch in the top, so you don't have to worry about losing your ID (again). The swim brand supports and donates 10% of every sale to the Surfrider Foundation, an organization that helps preserve our oceans and beaches through coastal preservation, ocean protection, and plastic reduction initiatives. Don't forget the bottoms, too!

4. Love Your Melon


Love your melon - gifts that give back

This cuffed pom beanie is knit in natural and white yarn colors and features a red maple leather patch debossed with the Love Your Melon stacked logo, and a detachable natural faux fur pom. Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support our nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable programming initiatives for children and families battling cancer.

5. The Giving Keys


the giving keys - gifts that give back

The Giving Keys encourages consumers to "pay it forward" by embracing the word on your key and then giving it to a person who needs the message. Every product you purchase supports job creation for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

6. Philosophy


philosophy facial cleanser - gifts that give back

The award-winning facial cleanser is loved by all for its multitasking, 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. gently cleanses and melts away face and eye makeup in one simple step, while toning and lightly hydrating. our cleanser leaves skin feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced. The beauty brand supports community-based mental health efforts by donating 1% of all USA net product profits to charity.



Lush charity pot - gifts that give back

This gorgeous self-preserving body lotion does a lot of good—and not just for your skin! With a delicately floral perfume of ylang ylang and rosewood oils in a hydrating cocoa butter base, Charity Pot will leave your skin subtly perfumed and touchably soft. With every purchase of Charity Pot, Lush donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights

8. 31 Bits


31 bits dot charm necklace - gifts that give back

31 Bits's mission is to help artisans out of poverty through fashion and design.  We love this Dot Charm Necklace, handmade by artisans in Indonesia.

9. Compartes Chocolates


Compartes chocolates - gifts that give back

Chocolates for a Cause - These signature caramels + chocolate with African graphics make for a great gift for a great cause benefiting Relief International in Darfur. Give the gift of charitable chocolate caramels, and a donation to Relief International in Darfur all with one box of gourmet chocolates!

10. Pura Vida Bracelets


pura vida bracelets - gifts that give back

This stack comes in sea-inspired shades of blue, with braided bracelets and beaded beauties. It also features a killer gold wave charm, plus a hammered gold cuff for little touch of luxe. Snag one now to wear on your next epic adventure. Pura Vida Bracelets gives artisans full time jobs while helping to fund over 190 charities. 

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