‘Tis the season of giving, right?
It’s the month of December, and we’re officially in mad gift-shopping mode! It’s exciting to be on the prowl for the coolest gift, but we’re always attracted to those cool gifts that give BACK. With so many organizations + people in need around the world (and today being Giving Back Tuesday), it’s an especially great time to be thoughtful about our shopping. Spoiler alert – you can do both! Many modern companies make this super easy with their philanthropic business relationships.
So, with the spirit of the season, let’s do some shopping and some giving…
It is our opinion that succulents make great gifts. Plain + simple. They’re cute, purify the air and are incredibly easy to care for. What’s better? Lula’s Garden’s mission is to help improve lives around the world by providing access to safe water. Win-win!
BUY IT @ Amazon: Live Succulent Plant
This modern burlap tote is ready for a farmer’s market near you! If the cute floral embroidery doesn’t move you, than we’re sure the 103 million meals that FEED has donated to those struggling with hunger will.
Turn lemons into lemonade with this adorable golden gift. Alex and Ani partnered up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which is an organization that supports families and children affected by cancer. The proceeds from these fun lemon charm jewels go directly towards the organization. That’s a sweet situation.
The perfect gift for someone you’ll love forever & ever. This candle is hand-poured, and each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the US.
We love a good knit hat. We love fighting cancer. Love Your Melon loves both! These unisex beanies are cute, cozy + cancer-fighting. We’re in!
Coffee + dog lovers unite – literally! This organic coffee (is delicious and) supports no kill rescue organizations, providing safe-havens for pups between homes. Every pound saves a hound!
Find strength within with this rad, gold necklace. Feel especially powerful + impactful, because a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit, Girls Inc, an organization that supports girls’ development around the world.
BUY IT @ ban.dō: Strength Necklace
Say yes to vegan and cruelty-free bath products! These smell amazing (hello, Cactus Blossom), and for every product purchased, Hand in Hand donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in Haiti.
BUY IT @ Ulta: Hand in Hand soaps
These pins make for the perfect gift for literature geeks out there! With every purchase, Out of Print donates books + supports literacy programs around the world.
Warning…extremely snuggle-worthy! The quality of these plush toys is amazing. They’re handcrafted in Peru with 100% cotton yarn. And for every ethically produced, hand-knit doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need. 1 doll = 10 meals!
We’re only human, 100%. With every minimalist + modern product sold, 100% Human donates $5 towards the American Civil Liberties Union. Human rights, y’all!
BUY IT @ Everlane: The 100% Human Tee
Bee better with these Bombas socks! One pair of purchased socks = one pair of donated socks to those in need. It’s that simple. And we’re loving the no show socks they have for those cute but mildly uncomfortable shoes we all have!
BUY IT @ Bombas: No Show Socks Women’s
Here’s another simple and amazing mission statement: you buy a watch, we plant a tree. WeWOOD collaborates with Trees For The Future and plants a tree with every watch purchased. They’ve planted over 600,000 trees since 2011! Real wood watches, real stylish, and real good for the environment.
BUY IT @ WeWOOD: Dellia Watch
An expertly curated collection of skincare products from Kiehl’s with 100% of net profits to Feeding America. The sweet holiday packaging is icing on the cake!
We just love it when style meets subvention. With every pair of glasses sold by Warby Parker, they give a pair of glasses to someone in need who doesn’t have access to a prescription.
BUY IT @ Warby Parker
Ready to make a social impact? Don’t let these little key necklaces deceive you. With every product purchased from The Giving Key, they support job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness! It’s all about paying it forward with a key-psake necklace close to your heart.
Our favorite jumbo tote with two strap sizes and a ‘lil nod to the French Revolution. 100% of net sales of these products are donated to Every Mother Counts, which is an organization that ensures women have access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care.
It’s hard to deny the pure magic of matching unicorn pajamas. The Company Store makes the softest pjs and proudly supports organizations that provide help to families and children in need.
We’re feeling the magic of the season over here with all of these sweet opportunities to give. Who knew shopping could be this fulfilling? How will you give back this year?
If you are looking for more gift guide ideas, you can find all our 2019 Gift Guides here!