31 Awesome Gifts That Give Back in 2018

Receiving gifts is fun, but it feels just as great to give, too! Whether you’re checking off items on your holiday list, shopping for birthdays or anniversaries, or looking for a special surprise, it’s easy to find a gift that truly keeps giving. The following products support important causes around the world with proceeds going to charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. Shop for a cause that matters to you and give back!

LSTN Sound Co. Zebra Wood Wireless Speaker

Sleek, elegant, and portable, the Zebra Wood Wireless Speaker from LSTN Sound Co. is a great 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

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.

Warby Parker Glasses & Sunglasses

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!


Lush Charity Pot Lotion

Support the environment and your skin with Lush’s popular Charity Pot lotion. Not only do 100% of the proceeds (minus taxes) go toward environmental nonprofits around the world, but some of the ingredients are made from Sustainable Lush Fund projects, supporting responsible farming around the world.

Dancing Deer’s Sweet Home Winter Holidays Gift Box

This Sweet Home Winter Holidays Gift Box from Dancing Deer Baking Co. has a variety of delicious cookies and brownies everyone will love! Sweet Home is a collaboration project between Dancing Deer and One Family Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Massachusetts. With each purchase, a percentage of proceeds goes toward scholarship and empowerment programs for families in need.

STATE Backpacks & Totes

Whether you need 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 a child in need. These sturdy yet stylish backpacks and totes are excellent gifts that give back!

Give LottoLove Scratch Cards

Give LottoLove Scratch Cards aren’t your typical scratch card. Instead, when you win with Give LottoLove, you provide clean water, solar power, food, educational tools, and other necessities for those in need!

PBteen Party Dogs Pillow Cover

For anyone who loves animals, Party Dogs Pillow Covers from PBteen are the perfect gift! Not only can you choose from a variety of adorable animal pillow covers, but 25% of the proceeds go to the ASPCA, an organization dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and helping rescue animals find homes.

Conscious Step Socks

Who doesn’t love a pair of colorful socks? Conscious Step offers charitable gift collections like Men’s Hunger, Water, Books and Women’s Trees, Oceans, Malaria. Each pair of socks represents where the proceeds of the gift purchase goes, such as clean water efforts, lifesaving tools to end diseases, books for children in need, and more.

Same Sky PEACE Ring

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. In partnership with the UN Women for Peace Association, Same Sky’s PEACE Ring is artisan-made in Rwanda and provides advancement opportunities for women through education, job training, and more. In fact, 20% of the product’s proceeds support women who are victims of systemic violence and discrimination in conflict-affected areas.

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 every sip!

BoxLunch Stranger Things Sweater

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 buy this amazing Stranger Things sweater, you can help BoxLunch secure multiple meals for those in need!

Original Grain Whiskey Barrel Watch

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 in Senegal, the proceeds from each sale help with sustainable agriculture programs, alleviate hunger, and reduce poverty.

Faucet Face Glass Water Bottle

Eliminating plastic water bottles is one of the many goals at Faucet Face. But they also care about providing clean drinking water as a way to give back. When you buy their “Tap is Terrific,” “Hose Water,” or “Hummingbird Feeder” glass water bottles, 2.5% of the sales are donated to the clean drinking water charity Third Millennium Awakening. Also, for each sale of five or more bottles, a BioSand filter is donated.

Cuddle + Kind Stuffed Animals

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.

TOMS Apparel & Accessories

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TOMS made a name for themselves with their one-for-one charity. With every purchase, the company is able to provide shoes, glasses, clean water, and more for people around the world. In other words, you buy a pair of shoes, then TOMS donates a pair of shoes. You buy a pair of sunglasses, then TOMS provides prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery, and medical care for those in need. You buy a tote bag, then TOMS helps a pregnant woman deliver in a safe, medical establishment. Go spread the love!

Yoga Design Lab Yoga Mats

Yoga mats and towels from Yoga Design Lab are sustainably made in Bali and make the perfect gift for the yogi in your life. With each purchase, $1 goes to Urban Youth Yoga Programs that bring yoga to school children on the East Coast.

(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. 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 Bose and Starbucks, it’s easy to find a gift your loved one will enjoy while also giving back to a great cause!

Sunshine Nut Co. Cashews

This pack of four delicious cashew varieties from Sunshine Nut Co. are great stocking stuffers or just a fun, healthy treat. The company grows and harvests their cashews in Mozambique, employing adult orphans from the area. Sunshine Nut Co. also invests 90% of their proceeds into Mozambique orphanages and community organizations, so you know you’re giving a gift that pays it forward.

Bird + Stone Cleopatra Bracelet

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

For those who love the environment, The Nature Conservancy is the perfect place to find a gift that gives back! Make a donation in a friend or family member’s name. Not only will they receive a certificate and a plush toy, but they’ll feel good about helping protect grizzly bear dens, saving sea turtle nesting habitats, 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, and they have handmade animal toys for kids, too! Buy comfortable lounge wear and support women escaping from human trafficking all in one!

BarkShop Toys & Treats

Geared toward animal owners who love to spoil their pets, BarkShop provides toys, monthly packages, and treats for canine companions of all shapes and sizes. For every purchase, BarkShop will donate 5% of the proceeds to organizations that help dogs find good homes and stay out of shelters.

Amazon Smile Products

Whether you need a corporate gift, Mother’s Day gift, or just something for yourself, Amazon Smile 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

Whether you’re looking for rain boots for an adult or rain boots for a child, ROMA has what you need in a variety of styles and colors! And when you purchase a pair of rain boots, ROMA will donate rain boots to a child in need through the Roma Foundation.

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 the Chilean fishing economy with gainful employment and incentives to keep netting out of the ocean.

Parks Project Park Lover Beanie

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 buy this cozy Park Lover Beanie or any of their other products, a portion of the proceeds go toward volunteer projects like trail cleanups, invasive plant removal, and more!


Kohl’s Cares Star Wars Collection

Get the Star Wars fan in your life an adorable gift from Kohl’s! When you purchase an item from the Kohl’s Cares Star Wars collection, like this Chewbacca Plush Toy or BB-8 Plush Toy, 100% of the proceeds will support programs for children around the country!

FEED Bags & Totes

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. Like this “Woman on a Mission” clutch, which provides 50 school meals for kids around the world.

Yoobi Products

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 supplies to classrooms in need!

Raven + Lily Candle Trio Gift Box

Not only are the beautiful candles in this Candle Trio Gift Box from Raven + Lily handmade by formerly homeless women in Los Angeles, but the purchase of this set provides a month’s rent to a woman living with HIV in East Africa who needs a safe home. Available in either gold or silver etching, these candles are perfect for any home setting!


What are your favorite companies or gifts that give back? Tell us in the comments!