Gifts that give back are always a good idea. After all, what's better than a gift that you know helped other people? It's like giving two gifts in one. We've put together a list of gifts that pledge a donation with every purchase, or come from non-profit companies. Some come from big brands you probably were planning on shopping at this holiday season, and some from smaller companies who have developed a community of supporters. Their missions range from helping the environment, to providing essentials to low income families, to helping women in developing countries afford a college education. Click through to see some of our favorite gifts that give back. TOMS
TOMS has a long-standing deal that gives back — for every pair of TOMS purchased, they will match your purchase with a pair of shoes for a child in need. TOMS boasts over 60 million shoes delivered to children around the world, and their winter options are a perfect holiday gift.
Black Plaid Faux Fur with Tassels Women's Ivy Slippers, $, available at
TOMS More Girlfriend Collective
Each pair of leggings is made out of 25 recycled water bottles. On top of that, Girlfriend Collective makes sure that all of their factories are fair and safe for its workers. As if we needed another reason to stock up on leggings.
Moss Compressive High-Rise Legging, $, available at
Girlfriend Collective More Bird + Stone
Bird + Stone offers a lot of products and even lets customers shop by causes they are interested in giving back to. This season, their Climate Cuff represents a lot of what 2019 was about — a movement toward sustainability. Made of upcycled brass, 10% of proceeds from this purchase go toward New York Renews and environmental justice.
Bird + Stone
Climate Cuff, $, available at
Bird + Stone More House of Marley
Each year, the earth-friendly audio maker donates money to One Tree Planted which works to plant trees to increase biodiversity, clean air, and water filtration.
The House of Marley
Positive Vibration 2 Wireless Headphones, $, available at
The House of Marley More The Lipstick Lobby
Kiss My Pink lipstick is packed with vitamins C and E, and best of all, 100% of proceeds go straight to Planned Parenthood. The product is also vegan, cruelty free, and an idea gift to support reproductive rights.
The Lipstick Lobby
Kiss My Pink Lipstick, $, available at
The Lipstick Lobby More Story continues Fazl Socks
Who doesn't love cozy socks during the holidays? The only thing better is knowing that 50% of their net profits are donated to orphaned and low income children in India to help pay for their food, housing, education, and clothing.
Khushee (Happiness), $, available at
Fazl More Wild Fang
The clothing line donates a percentage of all full priced merchandise to a list of rotating charities largely aimed at helping women, particularly women of color and LGBTQ women. They released an "I Really Care" collection to directly benefit The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (
). Additionally, they have raised money for the
Wild Feminist Tee, $, available at
Wildfang More Sseko Designs
This ethical fashion company hires women in Uganda to help
change their life for the better
. Each woman hired is then assisted in going to and affording a college education with the goal of creating jobs, healthy communities, and end the cycle of poverty.
Saddle Crossbody Bag, $, available at
Sseko Designs More Thinx
When you were a kid, getting underwear for Christmas might have seemed like the last thing you'd want, but times have changed. Thinx underwear acts as a pad and is a more environmentally conscious option for replacing or supplementing tampons (or menstrual cups if you want to go fully sustainable with your period products). So, not only is it good for the earth, but Thinx also donates menstrual products to women in homeless and underprivileged communities.
Cheeky, $, available at
THINX More S'well
S'well's giving back strategy is two-fold. First, replacing single-use plastic water bottle use is better for the environment. Second, they gave over 320,000 of their water bottles to New York City public schools.
S'well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $, available at
Amazon More Everlane
Everlane already is deligent about its fair trade and ethical factories, but it's 100% Human collection donates $5 for every item purchased to the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and Equality Now.
The 100% Human French Terry Hoodie in Large Print, $, available at
Everlane More Lush
Lush's yearly Charity Pot not only smells amazing (ylang ylang and rosewood!), but it 100% of the price, minus taxes, goes to grassroots organizations working on environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights.
Charity Pot, $, available at
Lush More Mayfair Soap Foundry
Soak up all the relaxation with these bath salts knowing that while you were enjoying the smell of grapefruit and bergamot, part of your purchase went to
Starlight Children's Foundation
, an organization that helps kids staying in hospitals for extended periods of time.
Mayfair Soap Foundry
Mayfair Soap Foundry Bath Salts in Grapefruit Bergamot, $, available at
Amazon More STATE
For every STATE bag purchased, they hand-deliver a backpack packed with essential tools for success to local children in challenging and often low-income circumstances.
Cleo and Clementine
Bedford Backpack, $, available at
The Sarah Seven More The Giving Keys
Taking on the Pay It Forward model, every purchase made at The Giving Keys helps provide job opportunities to people transitioning out of homelessness.
The Giving Keys
Never Ending Key Choker Necklace, $, available at
The Giving Keys More Warby Parker
The cool kids in the eyewear game have given away more than 4 million pairs of glasses thanks to its "Buy A Pair, Give A Pair" program. If you're worried about buying your loved one something so intimate as glasses or sunglasses (will they fit? will they like them?), you can always send a gift card.
Lapis Crystal with Grey Gradient lenses, $, available at
Warby Parker More
Instead of buying a gift for yourself, or even someone you know, you could chose this season to give back in an entirely new way — shopping for refugees.
is a store that sells products delivered directly to refugees, like coats, blankets, and supplies.
Child's Coat, $, available at
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