Giving gifts to others is full of feel good feelings but giving gifts that also give back to those in need makes the holiday season even better. Here are some great gifts that pull double-duty.
A Token of Lockets
Keep your loved ones close to your heart and your favorite cause too. The proceeds from these beautiful lockets go to a different charity depending on what design you choose. Choose one that symbolizes kindness and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to No Bully, which works to help prevent bullying in schools. Choose joy and 10 percent will go to the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LQBTQ+ community. With a beautiful design and a dozen charities to support, this is a gift you’ll want to give over and over again.
Do you love books so much that you want to wear them? Out of Print takes our favorite stories and turns them into apparel. From socks to totes and shirts to mugs, you can show off your favorite literary heroes. The best part? They donate books to those in need with every purchase and have donated over 5 million books to communities in need.
You may have seen the oh-so-cute winter beanies around town bearing the Love Your Melon logo, but now the brand also has a home line full of beautiful blankets, pillows and kitchen accessories as well. They give 50 percent of the proceeds to support pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Show off your smartwatch style with a good cause in mind. The Autism Classic puzzle piece band is cool, colorful, and supports the Autism Society of San Diego. What's more, with each purchase of a watch, Flex plants a tree.
Beautiful and practical boots, what could be better? The mission behind them. Thesus is a socially and environmentally conscious company committed to diversity and inclusion, paying livable wages, comfortable factory conditions, waste reduction, and has aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. And, their footwear is super comfortable and stylish to boot.
Glasses are a necessity for some and a stylish accessory or a good working tool for others. These blue light glasses hit all three categories–prescription or not–by making it easier for this day and age of staring at the computer all day long. EyeBuy Direct is set on making sure that the 2.7 billion people in the world who need glasses get them, so for each pair purchased, they’ll donate a pair to someone in need.
This calm mind kit for kids is a perfect gift to calm little ones (and adults), and you can feel good knowing that each purchase also helps support organizations like Pajama Program, Alliance of Moms, and Second Chance Toys. The kit comes with meditation cards and tools to help with breathing activities and imaginative play.
Try a few different skincare products from this vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free box that comes with moisturizers, creams, and hydrating serums. The box has 5 minis versions of the brand's best-sellers and includes a $5 gift card as a bonus. All of the gift box’s profits go to Days for Girls.
Make a cocktail and fight hunger in America one drink at a time. The simple premise behind this vodka is to donates 20 meals per bottle, both locally and nationally. It’s as easy as that. The vodka is sustainably distilled, gluten-free and made from Idaho potatoes, so you know it’s good.
Love a cute bag but love animals just as much? These bags are made with PETA-approved vegan materials, making it sustainable and stylish, and Hozen supports animal rights charity Mercy for Animals. They also use eco-friendly and sustainable materials to minimize waste.