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26 Awesome Gifts that Give Back in 2022

Whether you’re checking off items on your holiday list, shopping for birthdays or anniversaries, or looking for a special surprise, there’s no better feeling than giving a gift that gives back. Support important causes around the world with proceeds going to charities, nonprofits, and other organizations with these great charitable gift ideas!

LSTN Sound Co. Zebra Wood Wireless Speaker

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Sleek, elegant, and portable, the Zebra Wood Wireless Speaker from LSTN Sound Co. is the perfect charitable gift idea for the music lover in your life! More importantly, proceeds from every purchase go to Starkey Hearing Foundation, which helps deliver hearing aids for people in need throughout the world.

Thistle Farms Gift Basket

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Give the gift of relaxation this year with a gift basket featuring soap, linen spray, a candle, and lotion from Thistle Farms, an organization that provides jobs for American women who have escaped trafficking and addiction. Each of the products is handcrafted by survivors, and proceeds go toward programs that help women get back on their feet during and after recovery. If you’re looking for a gift that gives back to women, this is a great option.

Warby Parker Glasses & Sunglasses

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If you or someone you know needs new glasses, getting a pair from Warby Parker is a great gift idea that will help you give back. More than 3 million glasses have been distributed across the globe through Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Not only can you try a pair of glasses on before you buy them, but with each pair you buy, you can help a person in need get a pair of glasses. Now that’s some good you can truly see!

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Lush Charity Pot Lotion

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Give a gift that gives back to environmental efforts with Lush’s popular Charity Pot lotion. Not only do 100% of the proceeds (minus taxes) 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.

STATE Backpacks & Totes

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Whether you’re looking for a school backpack, a work tote, or a travel duffel, STATE‘s unique collection of bags has you covered! For every bag purchased, STATE delivers a backpack filled with essentials to families in need. These sturdy yet stylish backpacks and totes are excellent gifts that give back!

Give LottoLove Scratch Cards

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Give LottoLove Scratch Cards aren’t your typical scratch card. Instead, this unique gift gives back to a variety of causes, like providing clean water, solar power, food, educational tools, and other necessities for those in need!

Conscious Step Socks

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Who doesn’t love a pair of colorful socks? Conscious Step offers charitable gift collections like Socks that Fight for Equality and Socks that Prevent Breast Cancer. Each pair of socks represents where the proceeds of the gift purchase go, such as breast cancer research, the fight to end poverty, helping fund youth LGBTQ suicide prevention, and more.

Same Sky Rose Gold Black Tie Necklace or Bracelet

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Same Sky is a fair trade jewelry company that works with women in Rwanda and donates money toward empowerment programs to lift women out of extreme poverty. When you gift someone a Sky Collection Necklace or Bracelet, Same Sky gives back by providing “a woman artisan in Rwanda with a year of healthcare.”

Fire Department Coffee Ground or Whole Bean Coffee

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Created specifically for firefighters, Fire Department Coffee has now gained such a following that they offer their delicious coffee to everyone! With unique combinations like bourbon and rum available in ground and whole bean, there’s something that will hit the spot for everyone. Best of all, a portion of every purchase goes to firefighter and military charities. Support our brave men and women in uniform with this charitable gift idea!

BoxLunch Rick & Morty Sweater

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Apparel company BoxLunch provides a meal through Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, for every $10 spent on their products. That means when you gift someone this amazing, tie-dyed Rick & Morty sweater, you can help BoxLunch give back multiple meals for those in need!

Original Grain Whiskey Barrel Watch

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This gorgeous watch from Original Grain is more than a show-stopper. For each watch sold, Original Grain plants a tree to replace it. Partnering with Trees for The Future, which has projects in Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda, the proceeds from each sale of this charitable gift help with sustainable agriculture programs, alleviate hunger, and reduce poverty.

Cuddle + Kind Stuffed Animals

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For the ultimate baby gift that gives back, pick up Hudson the Polar Bear or one of the many cuddly animals available at Cuddle + Kind. These soft stuffed animals are perfect for both babies and toddlers. Handmade in Peru, each purchase provides ten meals to kids in need through the Giving Partners programs. If you have multiple kids in your life, give each of them one of these snuggly stuffed animals to multiply your charitable gift several times over!

TOMS Apparel & Accessories

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TOMS made a name for themselves with their charitable efforts and stylish shoes. The company donates one third of all proceeds to grassroots activism efforts in areas like environmentalism in various local communities. By investing in 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 good knowing you’re buying a gift that gives back.

(RED)-Partnered Products

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Founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006, (RED) is an organization that partners with major retailers to raise money for the fight against AIDS, as well as for efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to 50% of profits from (RED) products are donated to The Global Fund. (RED) is also available on Amazon, making shopping a breeze! With brands like Beats, Starbucks, and Apple promoting (RED), it’s easy to find a gift your loved one will enjoy while also giving back to a great cause.

Sunshine Nut Co. Cashews

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For those who love the environment, give the gift of charity with The Nature Conservancy! Make a donation in a friend or family member’s name. Not only will they receive a certificate explaining where their donation has gone, but they’ll feel good about helping protect our land and water, tackling climate change, and more!

Bird + Stone Cleopatra Bracelet

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Celebrate your special someone by giving them jewelry that gives back! Bird + Stone has tons of gorgeous pieces that support education, women’s rights, and environmental causes. The Cleopatra Bracelet is a bestseller, and 15% of its sales help female entrepreneurs in Kenya!

A Donation to The Nature Conservancy

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For those who love the environment, give the gift of charity with The Nature Conservancy! Make a donation in a friend or family member’s name. Not only will they receive a certificate explaining where their donation has gone, but they’ll feel good about helping protect our land and water, tackling climate change, and more!

Sudara Punjammies

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Sudara is a sustainable clothing company that employs high-risk women in India, empowering them by paying a living wage. Famous for their colorful Punjammies, their wide selection of clothing is great for everyone! Give back when you buy comfortable lounge wear as a gift and support women escaping from human trafficking all in one!

Amazon Smile Products

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Whether you need a birthday present, last minute gift for the holidays, or just something for yourself, AmazonSmile makes it easy to buy the things you want and give to charity at the same time. Select the charity of your choice before you start shopping, and a portion of your purchase will go toward that organization. It’s that simple!

ROMA Rain Boots

 Blue, yellow, and red rain boots. Photo by Instagram user @romaboots

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ROMA has rain boots in all styles and colors for every age! And when you purchase a pair of rain boots, ROMA will donate rain boots to a child in need through the Roma Foundation. This stylish, charitable gift is a great option for holidays, birthdays, and more.

Bureo Minnow Cruiser Skateboard

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Handmade in Chile, this Minnow Cruiser skateboard from Bureo is made from recycled marine netting and vegetable oil wheels, making it the coolest eco-friendly skateboard on the market! Unique and colorful, this gift prevents 30 square feet of harmful plastic from entering the oceans. Each purchase also helps to create positive solutions for end-of-use fishing nets, employment opportunities for local workers, and funding for community programs to help keep netting and additional plastics out of the ocean.

Parks Project Park Lover Beanie

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Parks Project is an apparel company dedicated to preserving America’s parks. The company works with more than 30 park conservancies, helping to preserve habitats and wildlife, as well as support education programs. So when you give this cozy National Geographic and Parks Project Legacy Beanie or any of their other products as a present, a portion of the proceeds go toward charity!

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FEED Bags & Totes

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Started in 2009 by Lauren Bush, FEED is an organization that works with nonprofit organizations around the world to eradicate hunger. Each one of their beautiful, custom bags has a number with it that signifies the amount of school meals that its purchase will provide. Give a gift that gives back with this Market Tote, which provides 25 school meals for kids around the world.

Yoobi Products

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Looking for a charitable gift for a child in your life? Whether you’re looking for educational games and crafts, journals for young writers, backpacks and totes, or simply stocking up on school supplies, Yoobi has everything! And they’re a one-for-one organization. For every purchase made, Yoobi donates one school supply item to a child in need, right here in the US!

Lula’s Garden Jewel Garden

Succulent garden with three different succulent types in a cream, rectangular box. Photo by Instagram user @lulas.garden

Photo via @lulas.garden

For the aspiring gardener or succulent-lover, the Jewel Garden from Lula’s Garden is a great gift that gives back. These hand-selected succulents not only bring a piece of greenery to your home, but a portion of the proceeds from these gorgeous garden pieces are donated to Water.org. Additionally, these donations provide six months of safe water to someone in the developing world!

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