Whether you’re checking off items on your holiday shopping list, hunting for birthday or anniversary gifts, or looking for a special surprise, there’s no better feeling than giving a gift that gives back. You can make an impact with these 24 great charitable gift ideas.
Warby Parker Glasses & Sunglasses
If you or someone you know needs new glasses, consider buying a pair from Warby Parker. These glasses are a great gift idea and help you give back. More than 10 million pairs of glasses have been distributed across the globe through Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Not only can you try up to five pairs of frames before you buy them, but with each pair you buy, you can give the gift of clearer vision to a person in need.
Bombas Ankle Socks
Do you need more charity gift ideas? Keep a special someone’s feet warm and cozy with a pack of high-quality Women’s Ankle Socks! For every clothing item you purchase from Bombas, they donate a piece of clothing to a homeless shelter, with 75 million donated items to date! This will make both the person you’re gifting to and the donation recipient feel the warmth of one of the best gifts for the holidays.
Conscious Step Socks
Take your sock game to the next level with several colorful packs of socks from Conscious Step. This company offers unique gifts that give back to multiple important causes like Socks that Fight for Equality, Socks that Prevent Breast Cancer, and more! This holiday gift creates a personal connection, giving you more direct control over which cause your purchase supports.
Harry’s Face & Body Shave kit
When you purchase Harry’s and Flamingos’ Face & Body Shave Kit, you give the gift of a smooth shaving experience and a donation to The Trevor Project. 100% of the proceeds of this practical gift go toward this non-profit’s mission to end suicide among young LGBTQ people through its five key programs.
Purchase fashionable jewelry and support an individual animal in the world when you gift a Fahlo bracelet. With a variety of designs, each bracelet order contains information about your animal’s name, size, and image, as well as access to an interactive map that tracks the animal’s movements in the wild. A portion of the proceeds from these wearable gifts supports wildlife conservation groups like Save the Elephants, Saving the Blue, and more.
Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Enjoy a drink mixed with non-alcoholic spirits and help address homelessness among LGBTQ youth when you donate to True Colors United. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors United partners with well-known non-alcoholic spirit provider Lyre’s to help change the LGBTQ youth homelessness crisis for the better. Based on tiered donations, supporters will receive award-winning Lyre’s non-alcoholic premium spirits and an invitation to make great cocktails with Lyre’s mixologists.
National Park Enamel Mug
Are you looking for a gift for the coffee lover in your life? The Parks Project National Park Enamel Mugs are a great way for someone to get their caffeine fix with style! This gift that gives back strives to empower the next generation of park champions by donating a portion of the proceeds to help fund efforts in National Parks across the U.S. To date, Parks Project has contributed over $2,000,000 to help fund National Parks projects across the country.
You might recognize this edible cookie dough from the reality television series, Shark Tank. Doughp is an edible cookie dough, safe to enjoy raw, half-baked, or fully baked. This gift with a cause donates a portion of every sale to the SHE RECOVERS Foundation, an organization committed to reducing the stigmas around mental health and addiction recovery. Enjoy a delicious treat while you support those seeking treatment for addiction.
The 100 Percent Human Collection
A great philanthropic gift that’s both fashionable and supports a good cause is any clothing item from Everlane’s 100% Human collection. For every 100% Human product sold, Everlane donates 10% of the profits to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU fights for the preservation of human and Constitutional rights.
Lush Charity Pot Lotion
Give a gift that gives back to the environment with Lush’s popular Charity Pot Body Lotion. Not only do 100% of the proceeds go toward grassroots organizations working for human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice, but some of the ingredients are made from sustainable Lush Fund projects, supporting responsible farming around the world. This gift with a cause can be given guilt-free due to Lush’s commitment to abstain from using animal testing for its products and ingredients.
Give LottoLove Scratch Cards
LottoLove Scratch Cards aren’t your typical scratch cards. Instead of winning money for yourself, you win money for a charitable cause. This unique gift idea gives back to a variety of causes, like providing clean water, solar power, food, educational tools, and other necessities for those in need! The recipient of a LottoLove scratch card simply scratches the card off and discovers what they won for someone in need, making charitable giving fun. To date, LottoLoves’s charitable impact has provided more than 3 million hours of solar energy, more than 87,000 meals, almost 30,000 gallons of clean water, and more than 68,000 sets of literary tools.
STATE Backpacks & Totes
Whether you’re looking for a school backpack, work tote, or travel duffel, State‘s unique collection of bags has you covered! For every bag purchased around the world, State Bags delivers a backpack filled with essentials to families in need. These sturdy yet stylish backpacks and totes are excellent holiday gifts that give back!
Cuddle + Kind Stuffed Animals
For the ultimate baby gift that gives back, pick up Hudson the Polar Bear, or one of the other cuddly animals available from Cuddle + Kind! These soft stuffed animals are perfect for both babies and toddlers. Handmade in Peru, each purchase provides ten meals to kids in partnership with the United Nations Food Program, Children’s Hunger Fund, and the Breakfast Club of Canada. Cuddle + Kind has helped provide 22 million meals to children in need to date!
TOMS Apparel & Accessories
TOMS made a name for itself with its charitable efforts and stylish shoes. The company donates one-third of all proceeds to local activism efforts in areas like environmentalism in various communities. By investing in their grassroots efforts, TOMS is able to empower communities to allocate resources according to their unique needs. So, whenever you buy a pair of TOMS shoes, a tote bag, or any of their other accessories and apparel, you can feel and “wear good” knowing you’re buying a gift supporting a good cause.
Fire Department Coffee Ground or Whole Bean Coffee
Have you ever wanted to get your caffeine fix and give back to charity? Inspired by the vital role coffee plays in keeping first responders alert, Fire Department Coffee is a delicious treat everyone can enjoy. This coffee is freshly roasted in Rockford, IL by a dedicated team of firefighters, first responders, and coffee experts. With unique combinations like bourbon and rum available in ground and whole bean forms, there’s a coffee roast for everyone. Best of all, a portion of this charitable gift idea goes to firefighters and other first responders in need.
Out Of Print Tote Bag
Walk around with a stylish tote bag and spread the love of reading when you give that special someone an Out Of Print Tote Bag. If tote bags aren’t your style, don’t fret! You can take a look at the variety of book-inspired T-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, beanies, and more at Out of Print. With each purchase, these gifts that give to charity help fund literacy programs and donate books to those in need.
Founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006, (RED) is an organization partnering with major retailers to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 efforts through donations to The Global Fund. (RED) products have raised more than $700 million for the Global Fund since 2006, and with partnerships with brands like Beats, Starbucks, and Apple, it’s easy to find gifts for the one you love while also giving back to a great cause.
Lula’s Garden Jewel Garden
For the aspiring gardener or succulent-lover, the Jewel Garden from Lula’s Garden is one of the best gifts that give back to the environment. Not only do these hand-planted succulent gardens bring greenery into your home, but a portion of the proceeds are donated to Water.org, a non-profit providing clean and sanitized water. These donations provide six months of safe water to someone in the developing world!
Are you on the lookout for gifts that save the planet? Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, LifeStraw is a travel-friendly device that purifies water for human consumption—and eliminates the need for plastic water bottles. For every 500 purchases in their Give Back Program, the company will install a LifeStraw Community purifier for a school in need, which provides safe drinking water to 100 schoolchildren for up to five years.
Give a gift for a good cause and celebrate a special occasion with a bottle of ONEHOPE Wine. When you order from ONEHOPE Wine, 10% of every purchase gives back to your cause of choice. This unique, charitable gift is a great idea for the holidays and other special occasions.
Love Your Melon White Speckled Cuffed Beanie
Are you looking for a great gift idea? This cozy beanie keeps your loved ones warm on the inside and outside when you purchase it from Love Your Melon. This brand gives 50% of its net-beanie proceeds to non-profits in support of charitable programming and research in the fight against pediatric cancer.
FEED Bags & Totes
Started in 2007 by Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED works with non-profit organizations around the world to eradicate hunger. Each one of its beautiful custom bags has a number in the product description to signify the number of school meals that its purchase will provide. Feel good about the gift of giving with this Market Tote, which provides 25 school meals for kids around the world.
Harmony Blue Impala Quad Skate
This gift-on-wheels is the perfect item for someone who likes to stay active. For every pair of Harmony Blue Impala Quad skates sold, Impala donates a portion of the sales to global causes that strive to protect the rights and health of children. The best part of this unique gift idea is Impala guarantees a minimum $50,000 donation, making this an impactful charitable Christmas gift.
Brighten your life and the lives of others with one of these ethically-sourced soy candles. When you buy a hand-poured OneGrid Candle, people living without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa will get a light source that delivers 672 hours of solar light. With this gift for charity, you can light your home while also providing a safe, alternative light source to kerosene lamps—which some families, schools, and clinics without electricity use.
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