Every holiday season, the internet blows up with holiday gift ideas. Last year, I had an idea that was a little different. I wanted to do more with each holiday gift that I gave, and I wanted to find the best holiday gifts that give back.
Honestly, though, I ended up overwhelmed. I had nearly 100 browser tabs open and was scouring each brand’s website to figure out exactly what giving back meant to each company. Some donated a portion of sales, a portion of profits, or products on a 1:1 basis to a specific charity or organization. Others make giving back to the communities in which they work in a part of their company ethos. I quickly realized it was going to take a lot more time and research to figure out exactly which companies aligned with what I was looking for!
Gifts that Give Back
So, since coming up with this idea, I’ve slowly compiled, saved, and communicated with a variety of companies that have a giving back mission. While I haven’t personally tried each and every product on this list, I have tried almost all of them. As you finish your holiday shopping this season and look for gifts at any time of year, I hope this list of charitable brands and gifts that give back is helpful!
Gifts that Give Back For Him
- Parker Clay Dopp Kit, $88
Parker Clay is a certified B-corp that empowers women in Ethiopia who are most at risk through education, fair wages, and employment. Their gorgeous leather goods are dreamy, and perfect for any man on your list! If he doesn’t need a Dopp Kit, check out this gorgeous weekender bag, this belt, or this wallet.
- Nisolo Andres All-Weather Boot, $288
For every Nisolo product sold, a contribution is made to help protect forests in the Amazon Basin. These boots would make a gorgeous gift, or check out some of their great accessories for men like bags, belts, wallets, and Dopp kits!
- TOMS Men’s Slippers, $43
What man doesn’t need a new pair of slippers?! For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS provides shoes, water, safe birth, and bullying prevention services to those in need.
- Skyline Socks, $8
Unique, fun socks that give back? These are the perfect stocking stuffer for any man on your list! I especially love this Seattle Skyline pair. Plus, Skyline Socks is addressing the nationwide shortage of socks at homeless shelters by donating socks. They also contribute to organizations supporting veterans and deployed military men and women.
- Harry’s Winston Gift Set, $25
While I can’t say I’ve personally tried this product, what man doesn’t love a practical gift? Harry’s not only offers affordable shaving options but also face, shower, and hair care products for men, too. Every year, 1% of sales are set aside for organizations that are redefining masculinity for the better.
Gifts that Give Back For Her
- Parker Clay Miramar Leather Backpack, $198
Struggling to find the perfect gift for her? This gorgeous leather backpack will make her commute easier as it easily fits a laptop or several books. If she’s not into backpacks, check out this lovely crossbody bag, this stylish clutch, or this practical pouch. Parker Clay is a certified B-corp that empowers women in Ethiopia who are most at risk through education, fair wages, and employment.
- Amour Vert Tees, starting at $28
Everyone needs a new t-shirt, and Amour Vert has a stylish tee option for every lady on our shopping list! For every t-shirt purchased, Amour Vert will plant a tree.
- Nisolo Chelsea Boot, $228
All stylish women love a good boot, and Nisolo makes a gorgeous Chelsea Boot that gives back! For every Nisolo product sold, a contribution is made to help protect forests in the Amazon Basin. If she’s not into the Chelsea Boot style, try these other boot options, this everyday crossbody bag, or this stylish braided belt.
- LemonBug Shop Jewelry, starting at $22
Know a lady that would love a personalized gift this holiday season? Select from a wide variety of beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more just for her! $1 from every purchase is donated to animal rescue.
- Sweet Olive Co. Long Sleeve, $35
A cute long sleeve to wear all winter long that gives back! 15% of every product purchase is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Shop more give-back gifts from Sweet Olive Co. here.
- Love Your Melon Beanies, from $30
Keep your melon warm through the chilly season with one of the many stylish options from Love Your Melon. For every product sold, one is donated to a child fighting cancer. Additionally, 50% of all profits are donated to organizations supporting the fight against pediatric cancer
- Headbands of Hope, from $16.85
There’s a headband for everyone at Headbands of Hope! A cute avocado headband for the avocado toast lover, an animal print headband for your wildest friend, or a scrunchie set for your fashionable BFF. For every item sold, a headband is donated to a child fighting cancer.
Gifts that Give Back For Them
- Viaduct Unisex Seattle T-Shirts, $26
Show your Seattle pride with a graphic t-shirt from Viaduct! $1 from each t-shirt sale goes to support community organizations like Mary’s Place. I’m wearing the Vintage Northwest t-shirt above. Viaduct also offers youth sizes and sweatshirts!
- Tokki Gift Wrap + Ready to Gift Products, $24-94
A gift that gives back 10% to charity, plus encourages an eco-friendly lifestyle? Sounds too good to be true. Fortunately, there’s Tokki, a Seattle-based sustainable gift wrap brand that offers ready-made presents in the cutest packaging. From candles to candy and delicious spices, you’ll find a gift for anyone.
- Hand in Hand Body Products, $6-15
Everyone needs soap, and these bath products from Hand in Hand have a do-good mission! For every item purchased, 1 bar of soap and 1 month of clean water is donated to a child in need.
- TisBest Charity Gift Card, $10-200+
We all know those people that already have everything and are impossible to gift. Do good and let them pick the charities they’d like to gift to with the TisBest Charity Gift Card! Load an amount, customize the card, and deliver the gift card to your recipient in-person or via email. Then, they can redeem the card and select up to 3 charities to gift the funds to. It’s a win for all!
- Warby Parker Glasses or Sunglasses, starting at $95
For every pair of glasses purchased, one is donated through the Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. I personally love my Warby Parker Silvan glasses!
- Roma Rain Boots, from $29
Rain boots for men, women, and kids that give back! For every pair of rain boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need.
- Panda Sunglasses, from $120
Stylish sunglasses that are charitable? Yes please! 1% of your purchase goes directly back to a charity dedicated to helping the planet through Panda Sunglasses’ partnership with 1% for the Planet. For every pair purchased, someone in need is given the Gift of Vision through their partnership with Optometry Giving Sight. This means that someone in need received a life-changing eye-exam and pair of prescription glasses!
- For 18+ // Two Cranes Drinking Chocolate, $45
Get your chocolate fix and stay calm with CBD from Two Cranes this holiday season. Each quarter, Two Cranes supports a different non-profit organization that supports vulnerable women and children, mental healthcare and plant-based research. This quarter, sales of Two Cranes products goes to support Global Orphan Prevention.
Gifts that Give Back For the Home
- The Company Store Comforters, from $65
Give the gift of gorgeous bedding from The Company Store! With every comforter purchased, a blanket is donated to a homeless child through Family Promise.
- Good Sheila Prints, from $24
Need the perfect gift for their new home? Give the gift of art, like this Monstera print. Or just grab a gorgeous handmade card to put on any gift! 5% of profits donated to charity. You can find Good Sheila locally in Seattle at Station 7!
- Krochet Kids Ornament, $14
Heading somewhere for the holidays? Bring a hostess gift, like this darling ornament, that gives back! Krochet Kids employees highly vulnerable women in poverty-stricken areas of the world with anti-poverty wages. With their impact partner, Capable, they are able to educate, mentor, and provide financial services to equip their employees in all areas of their lives.
- TenTree Cabin Blanket, $95
Use my referral link to save $10 off your first purchase.
The person who has everything will appreciate this comforting gift. A cabin blanket is perfect for those cold nights, and the graphic print on this one really make it a stand-out! For every product sold, TenTree will plant trees.
- Thirty One Bits Round African Basket, $44
An African Basket adds a fun pop of color to any room, whether they’re used in a tablescape, or hung on the wall. Thirty One Bits products like this basket are ethically made by artisans all over the world. Thirty One Bits provides a global marketplace, dignified jobs, fair pay, clean and safe workshops, and a family-friendly work atmosphere.
Gifts that Give Back for Beauty Lovers
- Skylar The Travel Set, $45
Who doesn’t want to smell great? Skylar is a clean beauty brand that has a give-back mission! Skylar contributes a portion of its proceeds and time to Step Up, a non-profit organization that provides mentorship for underprivileged high school girls across the USA.
- Thrive Causemetics Perfect Eye Palette, $45
If she’s looking to up her makeup game this year, give the gift of clean beauty from Thrive Causmetics. For every product purchased, a donation is made to help women surviving domestic abuse thrive. Thrive Causemetics also partners with organizations to help women who are battling cancer, emerging from homelessness, or adjusting to life outside the uniform.
- Kari Gran Wonder Whip, $17
Who doesn’t have chapped lips?! The perfect stocking stuffer for everyone is Kari Gran’s Wonder Whip. Even better? $10 of each product will be donated to REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade).
- LUSH Charity Pot Lotion, $7.95 or $27.95
Keep those body parts moisturized this winter with LUSH! Their Charity Pot lotion is a cult classic and 100% of the price (minus taxes) goes to small grassroots organizations supporting human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice
- LXMI Body Velour, $42
Hydrate from tips to toes with LXMI’s luxurious Body Velour. You’ll smell great and help LXMI provide work for women in East Africa at 3x local wages!
Gifts that Give Back For Pets
- Parker Clay Dog Collar, $42 and Leash, $78
Your pup will appreciate this stylish dog collar and leash! Or, make the fellow dog lover in your life happy with this gorgeous pet gift. Parker Clay is a certified B-corp that empowers women in Ethiopia who are most at risk through education, fair wages, and employment.
- TenTree Cork Leash, $19
Use my referral link to save $10 off your first purchase.
An eco-friendly and stylish leash made of cork would make any dog owner happy! Plus, for every product sold, TenTree will plant trees.
With the holiday season in full swing, I hope you’ll consider giving a gift that gives back this holiday season. Better yet, donate directly to your favorite charity in honor of your gift recipient! There’s nothing better than a gift that makes the world a better place.
Are you giving back with the gifts you give this holiday season? Did I miss one of your favorite give-back brands on my list? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!