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Gifts that REALLY Give Back

By: Caroline Forrest
Nov 30, 2020 • 8 min read

Gifts That Give Back?

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The holiday season can be a challenging time for many people. Whether financial struggles have impacted you or someone you love, take a look at some of these gifts that REALLY give back! They will appreciate these gifts that truly come from the heart.

Prosperity Candles

Prosperity Candle is an amazing company that supports female refugees in the U.S. They have some of the best, longest-lasting candle scents, which are great gifts for anyone in your life!

Ivory Ella

Ivory Ella donates 10% of their profit to Save The Elephants, as well as other charities! They have donated nearly $2 Million since their inception. They have great clothing options, from t-shirts and sweatshirts, to masks and pajamas!

Donate to Your Local SPCA in Someone’s Name

This is one of our favorite gifts to give back for animal lovers! Especially for those who may be harder to find gifts for, this is a great option. Find your local ASPCA or animal shelter, and give a donation of any amount in their name! You can ask for a certificate or email to share with your loved one.

Warby Parker Glasses

Warby Parker’s Buy A Pair, Give A Pair program donates a pair of eyeglasses to those in need around the world. They currently donate to over 50 countries. They are also helping to support those impacted by COVID by providing protective eyewear to healthcare and frontline workers. Buy a pair of sunglasses as a gift, and your purchase will give back!

Charity Pot by LUSH

LUSH is an awesome store for gifts, but did you know that they donate 100% of their Charity Pot Lotion profits to small grassroots organizations? They are one of the few major companies that donate 100% of profits on any item, so this is a great option for a gift that gives back. Plus, it smells amazing!

Future is Female Cuff

Know a strong person in your life that needs a great gift? Check out this “Future is Female” bracelet from Bird & Stone! They donate proceeds from this bracelet to Planned Parenthood of NYC. And, they use ethically sourced materials!

Grounds & Hounds

Drink coffee, and save the dogs! Grounds & Hounds donates 20% of all profits to fund animal rescue organizations around the country. They have all of your coffee gift needs, so if you know a dog lover in need of a gift, this is the one for them.

Karatasi DIY Bracelet Kit

If you know a quarantine DIY fiend, this Karatasi DIY Bracelet Kit by Akola is a perfect gift to give back. Each kit helps employ a woman in Uganda, so you know your gift is making an impact. These bracelet kits are beautifully hand-crafted. Check them out and make a difference.

Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon is a popular, impactful brand and company. They donate 50% of all profits to non-profit organizations worldwide that are researching to fight pediatric cancer. So far, they have donated more than $7 Million to pediatric cancer research. From winter beanies to face masks, they have tons of products for the perfect gift.

Consciously Unbiased

Consciously Unbiased offers fashionable t-shirts and other clothing items. The best part is, they donate 100% of the profits from these items to organizations committed to diversity and inclusion efforts. They also have a podcast!

Everlane 100% Human

Everlane’s 100% Human project donates 10% of all profits to the ACLU. Help fight for fundamental rights for 100% of humans by purchasing a gift that gives back and sends a message. They’ve raised almost $1 Million so far, so make a contribution and knock out your gift list at once.

TOMS Shoes

TOMS Shoes is an amazing company that has been giving back to the community for over a decade. Whether providing essential footwear for those in need, leading community safety efforts, or donating to COVID relief funds, TOMS Shoes is a gift that really gives back.


ACTA is a company that sells great activewear with an incredible purpose. With each order you purchase, you can choose one of four areas to donate to: water, hunger, sex trafficking, and mental health. Each of these donations will make an impact on organizations fighting to improve our communities. Give a gift to your favorite workout friend!


Patagonia is a very well-known brand, but they are among the few brands that have donated profits for nearly 30 years. They donate 1% of all proceeds “for the Planet,” funding organizations that support environmental health. Give a gift for the planet, and donate to their causes, or make a purchase for a hiking friend and know that 1% is going back to the planet!


With these gifts in hand, you’re on your way to supporting a variety of essential causes around the world. Knock out your gift list with these gifts that give back to communities in need across the globe!

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