10 Gifts That Give Back
The holidays are a season of giving. While you’re rushing around to find last-minute gifts for everyone on your list consider these 10 gifts that double give. If you were already planning on getting your niece some jewelry or some socks for your son, why not give a gift that gives back? These are gifts you can feel extra good about giving and have a great story for the person receiving the gift as well.
Alex and Ani “Charity by Design” Bangles: For the jewelry lover in your life
Each of these various bangles give 20% of the proceeds to a select organization. The bangles prices range from $20-50, but for a limited time you can get two for $38.
The Doll Kind: For the little ones in your life
For each doll purchased a doll is donated to a child less fortunate. Donation sites used by the company include orphanages, hospitals and shelters throughout the United States. The purchaser also gets 10 “Pay It Forward” tokens to help teach children to spread kindness forward.
Story Shares: For the book worms in your life.
Story shares is another give one/get one donation group. For every book purchased a book is donated to a school or teacher working with struggling readers. Some of the proceeds also go toward literary causes.
Punjammies: For the bed-head in your life.
Sudara is a clothing company that works to employ and empower women in India that were caught up in the sex slave trade. Each woman worker receives a wage higher than fair trade along with housing options, medical care and, where applicable, education for her children.
Conscious Step: For the guys (and gals) with cold feet.
Conscious Step is a sock maker that is dedicated to ethical and organic production. They also donate a portion of the profit for each pair of socks to a different non-profit. One example is that each pair of the “water socks” sold provides 18 month of clean water through Water.org. These make a great gift for the people on your list who have everything – who couldn’t use more socks for a good cause.
Love Your Melon: For the snow bunnies in your life.
Love Your Melon sells beanies that benefit children with cancer. After meeting their goal of original goal of donating 45,000 hats to children battling cancer the company began working to donate 50% of their profits to nonprofit pediatric cancer partners. This gift is perfect for those on your list hitting the slopes this winter or who live in colder climates.
Life Straw: For the athletes in your life.
Life Straw is a water bottle brand that works to help provide water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water in communities in need. Each purchase provides one school child safe drinking water for a year. The company sells BPA-free plastic water bottles and stainless steel water bottles. These bottles are a perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Little Lotus: For the newborns and mothers to be in your life.
Little Lotus sells swaddlers, warmers, and sleep accessories for infants. For every purchase a premature or underweight baby in a developing country receives an Infant Warmer. These warmers help incubate babies in the developing world where more advanced technologies are not readily available. This store is a great option for expectant mothers or newborns on your list.
BoGo Bowl: For the pet parents and pets in your life.
A great gift for the pet or pet parent in your life, BoGo Bowl sells dog and cat food. For every bag purchased a bag of food is given to a rescue group or shelter in need. Their food formula is high in protein with no byproducts or filler so BoGo Bowl food is a very health conscious option for pets.
LSTN Sound: For the music lovers in your life.
A perfect gift for the music lovers in your life, LSTN Sound is an earbud, speaker, and headphone manufacturer. Each product is handcrafted and unique with great sound clarity. The company donates a portion of its proceeds go to the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide hearing aids, hearing testing, and after care programs to children in need.
**All images courtesy of their product websites**
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