A Charitable Gift Guide: Awesome Gifts That Give Back

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Don’t worry. There’s no need to panic. We’ve selected 20 gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list. The even better news? Buying them allows you to give back at the same time. From utilitarian items like socks and shoes to pretty jewelry and purses, buying these gifts ensures others—not just your loved one—benefit.


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Bombas Socks

Bombas Socks

Photo courtesy of Bombas

Photo courtesy of Bombas

Bombas aren’t your grandfather’s socks. These are specifically designed for wearers who don’t always have another pair and feature an anti-microbial treatment, reinforced seams, and darker colors.

Buy it: bombas.com, $81 for Mother-Kid Holiday Sock 8-pack

What they’re giving: The company donates one pair of socks to the homeless for every pair sold, giving away nearly 10 million pairs so far.

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The Company Store Matching Pajamas

The Company Store Matching Pajamas

Photo courtesy of The Company Store

Photo courtesy of The Company Store

Need a great excuse to buy matching PJs for the whole family? Get them by November 17 for National Family Pajama Night or order them in time for holiday celebrations.

Buy it: thecompanystore.com, $24-$59

What they’re giving: The company is donating $1 to The Ronald McDonald House New York for every pair of family pajamas purchased through December 16.


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Tom’s Red Tartan Plaid Women's Classics

Tom’s Red Tartan Plaid Women's Classics

Photo courtesy of Tom's

Photo courtesy of Tom's

The red and black tartan plaid pattern adds a classic twist to Tom’s popular Alpargata-style slip-ons.

Buy it: toms.com, $64.95

What they’re giving: In addition to its one-for-one program (donating 86 million pairs so far), Tom’s is also involved in creating jobs, eradicating disease, and investing in entrepreneurs around the world.


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ASPCA Plush Animal Ornament at West Elm

ASPCA Plush Animal Ornament at West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

West Elm’s plush ornaments make great gifts for the animal lover in your life. Choose a cuddly dog, cat, Shetland pony, or fox.

Buy it: westelm.com, $12-$14

What they’re giving: For every ornament sold, West Elm will donate $1 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


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FEED Harriet Tote

FEED Harriet Tote

Photo courtesy of FEED

Photo courtesy of FEED

Looking for a luxurious leather handbag for every occasion? The Harriet tote fits in whether you’re heading into an important meeting or running everyday errands.

Buy it: feedprojects.com, $198

What they’re giving: Every Harriet tote sold provides 100 meals to children in need.


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Love Your Melon Black Speckled Pom Beanie

Love Your Melon Black Speckled Pom Beanie

Photo courtesy of Love Your Melon

Photo courtesy of Love Your Melon

Stay warm in style this winter with Love Your Melon’s 100% cotton beanies that come with their own detachable poms.

Buy it: loveyourmelon.com, $45

What they’re giving: Love Your Melon donates 50% of net profits 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.


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Warby Parker Eyewear

Warby Parker Eyewear

Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

Treat yourself to a new pair of Warby Parker’s trendy specs this holiday season while giving back at the same time.

Buy it: warbyparker.com, starting at $95

]What they’re giving: Through their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program Warby Parker donates one pair of glasses for every pair purchased, giving away more than 4 million pairs since the program began.


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Aha Gold Plated Charm Chain Necklace

Aha Gold Plated Charm Chain Necklace

Photo courtesy of Aha Life

Photo courtesy of Aha Life

This dainty 14k gold-plated charm necklace—handmade in Cambodia—will put a smile on the face of every person who receives it.

Buy it: ahalife.com, $115

What they’re giving: 10% of the Brave Collection‘s profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls around the world.


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Funko Pop! Bob’s Burgers Louise Belcher With Condiments Vinyl Figure

Funko Pop! Bob’s Burgers Louise Belcher With Condiments Vinyl Figure

Photo courtesy of Funko Pop

Photo courtesy of Funko Pop

Know any huge “Bob’s Burgers” fans? They’ll be delighted to get this exclusive Louise Belcher Funko Pop! toy.  

Buy it: boxlunch.com, $12.90

What they’re giving: Box Lunch will donate 10 meals to Feeding America for each of these Louise toys purchased through February 2, 2019.


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United by Blue Rise & Grind Crew Pullover

United By Blue Rise & Grind Crew Pullover

Photo courtesy of United by Blue

Photo courtesy of United by Blue

Camping and coffee lovers unite! This comfy sweatshirt is the ideal accessory for sitting around a campfire on a chilly night.

Buy it: unitedbyblue.com, $58

What they’re giving: For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world, totaling more than 1.4 million pounds to date.


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Circle of Warmth - Marled Black Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf

Circle of Warmth - Marled Black Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf

Photo courtesy of Circle of Warmth

Photo courtesy of Circle of Warmth

The cozy Circle of Warmth infinity scarf looks fantastic on men and women alike. Grab one or several for the everyone on your list!

Buy it: twiceaswarm.com, $42

What they’re giving: Their “wear one, give one” philosophy provides a piece of warm clothing to someone in need for every purchase.


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OneGridCandle in Fresh Brew

OneGridCandle Fresh Brew

Photo courtesy of OneGridCandle

Photo courtesy of OneGridCandle

You can savor the aroma of a fresh-brewed cup of coffee all day long with the Fresh Brew candle, inspired by Tanzanian coffee beans.

Buy it: onegridcandle.com, $28

What they’re giving: One solar light goes to a person in need for every purchase, helping to eliminate the use of kerosene lamps around the world.

 


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Ivory Ella Orchid Tie Dye Blanket

Ivory Ella Orchid Tie Dye Blanket

Photo courtesy of Ivory Ella

Photo courtesy of Ivory Ella

This super soft tie-dye blanket will add a stylish, boho touch to your favorite teen’s bedroom.

Buy it: ivoryella.com, $59

What they’re giving: 10% of annual profit goes to Save the Elephants, a group working to save elephants and their habitats.


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Personalized Family Mugs

Personalized Family Mugs

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

How cute are these customized family mugs from artists Mary and Shelly Klein? Create a set your family members will love to use year-round.

Buy it: uncommongoods.com, $30-$160

What they’re giving: Through its Better to Give program, Uncommon Goods donates $1 to their partner charity of your choice at checkout, including RAINN and American Forests


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Mulberry Silk Eye Mask - Teal/Grey

Mulberry Silk Eye Mask - Teal/Grey

Photo courtesy of The Ethical Silk Company

Photo courtesy of The Ethical Silk Company

Sleep-deprived moms will appreciate this eco-friendly, mulberry silk eye mask that proves that indulging in a little luxuriousness doesn’t have to break the bank.

Buy it: theethicalsilkcompany.com, $35

What they’re giving: 5% of the company’s profits goes to the Jeevan Jyothi AIDS Centre and another 5% goes to Focus Ireland, which works to prevent homelessness.

 


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Hummingbird Feeder Water Bottle

Hummingbird Feeder Water Bottle

Photo courtesy of Faucet Face

Photo courtesy of Faucet Face

This delightful hummingbird feeder-inspired glass bottle will please both the nature lovers and fitness fanatics on your list.   

Buy it: faucetface.com, $12.50

What they’re giving: Through its 1 for 100 program, Faucet Face donates 2.5% of sales of its glass and stainless steel water bottles, as well as a complete filter for each sale of five or more bottles, to the clean drinking water charity Third Millennium Awakening.

 


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Yoobi 4 Pk Puffy Stickers - Good Vibes

Yoobi 4 Pk Puffy Stickers - Good Vibes

Photo courtesy of Yoobi

Photo courtesy of Yoobi

These glittery “good vibes” puffy stickers make the perfect stocking stuffers for fun-loving kids.

Buy it: yoobi.com, $2.99

What they’re giving: For every Yoobi item purchased, the company donates a school supply item to a classroom in need in the United States.


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Bloom & Give Kavya Clutch

Bloom & Give Kavya Clutch

Photo courtesy of Bloom & Give

Photo courtesy of Bloom & Give

A trendy black-and-white clutch is a must-have accessory for every woman, and the stylish Kavya clutch fits the bill.

Buy it: bloomandgive.com, $40

What they’re giving: 10% of every purchase (approximately 50% of profits) goes directly to girls’ education programs around the world.


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UNICEF Holiday Cards Boxed Set - Peace Joy Love

UNICEF Holiday Cards Boxed Set - Peace Joy Love

Photo courtesy of UNICEF

Photo courtesy of UNICEF

Still haven’t bought your holiday cards? Spread peace, joy and love with these simple and lovely UNICEF greeting cards.

Buy it: unicefusa.org, $12

What they’re giving: Buying one set of these cards can provide three packets of lifesaving nourishment to children suffering from acute malnutrition.


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Lush Charity Pot

Lush Charity Pot

Photo courtesy of Lush

Photo courtesy of Lush

For less than $8, you can afford to pamper yourself and all your friends with Lush’s environment- and animal-friendly Charity Pot body lotion.

Buy it: lushusa.com, $7.95

What they’re giving: Lush donates 100% of the price (minus taxes) of every purchase of the Charity Pot to small grassroots organizations working in environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.


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Nurse Mates Align Jewel Sneakers

Nurse Mates Align Jewel Sneakers

Photo courtesy of Nurse Mates

Photo courtesy of Nurse Mates

Grab a sparkly pair of slip-ons for your teen and yourself! 

Buy it: nursemates.com, $129

What they’re giving: Nurse Mates will donate a minimum of $100 for each pair sold. That’s $200 being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital if you decide to match!