20 Awesome Holiday Gifts that Give Back
20 Awesome Holiday Gifts that Give Back
October 28, 2021

20 Awesome Holiday Gifts that Give Back

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20 Awesome Holiday Gifts that Give Back.
20 Awesome Holiday Gifts that Give Back

Giving a wonderful gift just got better. Proceeds from the special gifts on this list benefit a number of amazing causes—everything from food insecurity, fair trade and pay, education, literacy programs, childhood cancer research, equal birth initiatives, animal rescue and a lot more.

Find something for everyone on your list and do some good while you’re at it.

Snuggle Buddy That Shares

This adorable doll is made in Peru with premium cotton and hypoallergenic polyfill using fair trade practices, making it the perfect pal for the kids in your life. It’s available in two sizes and many different animals. For every doll sold, ten meals are donated to children around the world. To date, over 13 million meals have been given by Cuddle + Kind.

A Stacker That Does Good

This stacker is unlike the rest. Using magnets, the options for unexpected play are endless. The stacker is beautifully made, just like all the Tegu products and the company philosophy is, too. Tegu blocks are made from sustainably harvested wood and portions of the proceeds go to rebuilding forests lost in Honduras, where the company is located. Tegu also positively impacts the families of workers in Tegucigalpa, Honduras by paying a true living wage, maintaining safe and secure working conditions and giving back to local schools.

Art Tool That Provides

Sidewalk chalk, but with a twist (see what we did there?). This whimsically-shaped chalk is easy for little hands to hold and the bright colors are glittery too, adding to the fun. Even better? For every purchase, Yoobi donates school supplies to children in need here in the U.S. Yoobi has a huge variety of school, office and craft supplies—you might just find something for everyone on your list.

Fun Toys for Fair Trade

For little ones who love pretend play, these sweet little ice pop plush toys are sure to be a hit. All of Pebble’s products are made entirely by hand, but can be machine-washed and dried—perfect for busy parents. Check out their huge selection of sweet treats, fruits and vegetables, rattles, animals, blankets, dolls and even baby hats. The company provides sustainable, flexible and secure work for women who live in rural Bangladesh and has been certified by the World Fair Trade Organization. The company has also received commendations from both the Clinton Global Initiative and Queen Elizabeth II for its work and positive impact. Note: This site is based in the UK so US prices might change and there could be additional shipping costs.

Sustainable Solution to Support Moms

This adorable hat and blanket set is a sweet gift for new babies. Haiti Babi products are lovingly knit or crocheted by moms in Haiti and come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, including loveys and gifts sets, so you can find exactly what you need. Your purchase directly helps a mom in Haiti care for her children and all sale proceeds go back to Haiti, to the project and to the artisans.

Gift Books to Give Books

Books are always a great gift and book-related clothing? Even better. This ready-to-gift set has both, plus a set of plush toys—featuring everybody’s favorite friendly duo, Elephant and Piggie. Gift one to the Mo Willems fan in your life or choose from others, all while knowing your purchase helps to support book donations and literacy programs worldwide.

Super Kid Supporter

For all the superkids in your world, and for the ones you don’t know personally. Pediatric cancers only get 4% of federal funding devoted to cancer research, so every cent donated privately can make an impact. A percentage of proceeds from the sales of this adorable tee goes directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to fund further research.

A Give Back Baby Blanket

A sweet little baby blanket with a mission to match. This PBK x NAACP collaboration celebrates the NAACP’s longtime mission of ensuring a society in which all individuals have equal rights without racial discrimination. Thirty percent of the purchase price directly benefits the NAACP Empowerment Programs’ work at the local and national levels.

Peace PJs

Clover Baby & Kids makes some of the softest, cutests pajamas around, and their Creatives collection does not disappoint. All three prints were designed by BIPOC artists and a portion of the proceeds benefit Ripple Reads, a free book club educating and empowering kids to stand up for justice.

Print Photos, Plant Trees

A photo calendar is a great gift for friends and family, particularly when printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and is accompanied by a sweet little bamboo stand to prop it up. Each card can be customized with your own photos and a tree is planted with every order. This thoughtful gift will be valued year-round.

Garden to Support Growth

Back to the Roots has a variety of gardening kits and the mushrooms are one of the most fun. Everything you need is right in the box, including easy-to-follow-directions and a yummy recipe in which you can use your fresh mushroom harvest. Even better? If you take a photo of your kit and tag it on social media, and the company will donate a kit to the classroom of your choice, so students can partake in a learning experience of their own.

Better Belt Bag

This Keep Nature Wild fanny pack is not only cute, but functional too. You can wear it across your body, around your waist or over your shoulder—perfect for everything from quick grocery trips to long afternoons at the playground. It’s made of a durable double-weight nylon sure to withstand even the worst of kid messes. For every product that’s sold, KNW picks up one pound of trash. You can even join in on one of their cleanups!

Necklace for NDSS

Have a new mama in your life? She’s sure to treasure this dainty, everyday necklace. Fifteen percent of all proceeds go to support the National Down Syndrome Society—a cause close to the shop owner’s heart.

Animal Rescue Roast

What’s better than your morning cup of coffee? One that supports animal rescue organizations, of course. All the proceeds from this full-bodied, medium roast blend go to support a new rescue organization each month. So stock up for all of your coffee-loving friends (and yourself!).

Diaper Bag That Cares

This functional diaper bag is handcrafted from leather and features gold hardware accents for a classic look (and there’s a vegan leather version, too). The exterior features five pockets and the interior is generously-sized with the baby liner maximizing your storage possibilities. The liner is also fully washable and water resistant, so spills can be quickly wiped away. When you’re done with the diaper bag stage of your life, swap the liner out and continue to use the bag for travel and outings. A portion of sales from every bag support Project Night Night, a Bay Area organization that provides support and nighttime comforts—like blankets, loveys and books—to houseless children.

Boots That Give Back

Rain boots are a must for puddle-splashing, and these adorable boots fit the bill for all outdoor adventures. They come in a bunch of bright colors and features an ergonomic, insulated sole for a comfy fit. For every pair of boots sold, another pair is donated to a child in need.

Puzzle for Safer Pregnancies

Since 2012, Minted has partnered with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. The profits from each sale of this apron go directly to Every Mother Counts. Each puzzle is made of high quality chipboard and can be customized with your own photo and message. The puzzle is available in 12, 60 and 252 piece counts and comes in its own special gift box, making it a perfect choice for everyone on your list.

Socks for Socks

Baby always slipping in their socks? These tiny pairs have super sticky, no-slip grippers on the sole so little ones won’t have to put a stop to their fun on those chillier days. For every pair sold, a pair is donated to Baby2Baby, an LA-based organization that provides children with diapers, clothing and other basics.

Art Carrier for a Cause

Every little budding artist needs a portfolio to store their best work. This one from State comes with a set of custom crayons and pad of paper, snap closure and a handle on top for easy transportation. State supports American children and families in need through a number of various organizations, including Seeds of Peace, TIME’S UP and Bottomless Closet.

Meaningful Movie Night

Make movie night simple with this deluxe assortment that’s perfect for a night in for the whole family. Start off with an eco-friendly deck of playing cards (Go Fish! anyone?) before taking on a beautifully designed “All are Welcome Here” puzzle. Yummy cookie butter cookies and sweet-and-salty caramel cheddar popcorn paired with their at-home feature presentation will make it a night to remember. They’ll enjoy it even more knowing it supports women- and Black-owned businesses and provides resources to food-insecure families across the country.

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