25 Holiday Gifts That Give Back To Meaningful Causes

From Tatcha skincare sets and e-bikes to stylish apparel and more, we've rounded up gifts you'll feel great about giving—or keeping!

By Katherine Riley, Emily Spain Nov 30, 2021 10:30 PMTags
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Happy Giving Tuesday!

'Tis the season to be giving. And while half the fun of gift-hunting is finding the perfect present, it feels even better to buy products that give back. Whether it's helping the homeless, empowering others or planting trees, there are so many gifting possibilities that benefit whatever charity you'd like to support.

From empowering sweatshirts to nourishing serums and mindfulness books, giving meaningful holiday gifts has never been easier! We've rounded up 25 gifts you'll feel great about gifting—or keeping! 

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More Acts of Kindness, Please Crewneck

This year, Murad joined forces with The Mayfair Group to create a limited edition "More Acts of Kindness, Please" sweat set. The best part? 100% of profits from each purchase is donated to No Kid Hungry. Additionally, each sweatshirt has a QR code on the right hand sleeve which directs you to Murad's donation page on NoKidHungry.org, so you can encourage people you meet to give back, too. 

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

The Little Market is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts that give back! We are obsessed with their dreamy sugar scrubs that will help you elevate any self-care session. Made with pure, all-natural ingredients, this seasonal scrub features peppermint fragrance oil to leave you feeling energized post-shower. Most importantly, each purchase supports resilient individuals in Los Angeles who are survivors of human trafficking!

Runterra Bio Tee

Janji gives back 2% of proceeds from every purchase to support clean water projects in various countries! If you have outdoor-loving friends or fitness buffs on your list, you'll definitely want to check out their sustainable apparel. Their Runterra Bio tee is made with fabric that breaks down into organic compounds in under four years!

Pop Rock Pink

20% of purchases from Dashing Diva's THINK PINK collection will be donated to the American Cancer Society through 12/31! 

Toms Alpargata Plaid

Toms proudly supports giving partners across a variety of impact initiatives. When you purchase a Toms product, you can also pick an issue area that you stand for, and your purchase helps direct the brand's giving to the issue area you choose. With high-traction soles and extra cozy lining, it's easy to see why these indoor-outdoor slippers make the perfect gift.

Aphrodite Necklace

Not only are we obsessed with Awe Inspired's beautiful and empowering jewelry, but we love how they continually give back by donating 20% of proceeds to a variety of charity partners. For Giving Tuesday, they are donating 100% of proceeds on all products to the National Alliance of Mental Health and will be giving 50% of proceeds from the Embrace Collection to CancerCare during December.

The Serving Bowl

For the hostess with the mostess or yourself! You can upgrade your serveware collection while making a difference. 50% of the profits of Material's new limited-edition serving bowl will benefit Star Route Farm, which provides high quality nutritious produce to food-insecure communities for free!

XP Step-Thru 2.0 Black

Upgrade the way you bike and give back! For every ebike sold, Lectric eBikes will donate $100 in toys to local Arizona charities, Arizonians for Children and Child Crisis AZ. Additionally, the brand has pledged $2,000 to the charity of each employee's choice this holiday season!

Thistle Meal Delivery Service

Through 12/17, customers who show proof of donation to their favorite charitable organization will be reimbursed up to $25 in their Thistle account! Not only will mealtime be tastier, easier and nutritious, but you'll be giving back to a great cause. 

Benji's Beeing Book by Dr. Bobby Buka

Focusing on mindfulness, this book will help teach your little ones about present awareness and slow living. 100% of all proceeds from the book sales on Amazon will support RxART, an incredible nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art. You can also support RxArt through purchasing their coloring books.

Active Botanical Serum™

Vintner's Daughter is a proud supporter of the Vitamin Angels charity year-round! When you purchase their products to nourish your skin, you'll also be nourishing at-risk pregnant women and children across the globe with essential vitamins and minerals they need to combat malnutrition.

Sugar & Spice & Repro Rights Hoodie (Phenomenal x The Sweet Feminist) - Vanilla

Phenomenal is a female-powered brand that brings awareness to social causes. Founded by Meena Harris, Phenomenal has notable supporters including Jessica Alba, Serena Williams, and Kerry Washington. Plus, the brand supports several meaningful organizations like Native Voices Rising and Black Futures Lab. We love this festive hoodie that will do the talking for you!

Able Cuff

ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty. The brand's classic cuff is designed to serve as a daily reminder that you are able! Plus, you can personalize it for your loved one.

Cozy Hooded Faux Fur Jacket

Nordstrom is raising $250,000 this year to support Operation Warm, an organization that provides winter coats to kids in your local community. To help them out, you can donate to this important cause when you check out or at any Nordstrom or Nordstrom Local store. 100% of every donation goes to Operation Warm to provide coats for kids. 

Benevolent Brownies

Guilty pleasures? Not these brownies. Sure, they're sinfully rich—classic chocolate fudge, vegan fudge, brown sugar blondie with chocolate chips and snickerdoodle. But go ahead and treat yourself; every bite helps a baker's dozen of social programs flourish.

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier

Hey Dewy donates 10 percent of every purchase to The Water Project—a charity that provides access to clean, safe, and reliable water and sanitation solutions across sub-Saharan Africa. 

Bombas Snowflake Calf Sock Gift Box

As seen on Shark Tank, Bombas donates 1 pair of socks to homeless shelters for every pair purchased. These cozy and festive must-haves come boxed and ready for gifting.

Kane Double Pocket Large

For every State product purchased, the brand supports American children and families in need through donating fully-packed backpacks or working on special projects in areas where help is needed most. Their signature Kane backpack is available in five colors and has tons of pockets for your on-the-go essentials.

Yellow Tropical Tapestry Mini Skirt

For every item purchased, Brazilian brand Farm Rio donates one tree to be planted in the Amazon rainforest! Whether you're looking to add more color to your wardrobe or an outfit to wear to a holiday party, Farm Rio has you covered.

MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

Every cent from the selling price of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDs. Now, that's a beauty product.

The Giving Keys Barcelona Classic Key Necklace

All Giving Keys products are hand stamped, assembled and packaged in downtown Los Angeles by those transitioning out of homelessness. Chose from nine inspirational words or customize your own for $8 more.

S'well Sparkling Champagne Stainless Steel Water Bottle

S'well donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world.

The Starter Ritual Pore-Tightening & Balancing Set ($92 Value)

Every Tatcha purchase you make supports girls' education around the world through their partner, Room to Read, which seeks to transform girls' futures. As of September 30, 2021, Tatcha purchases have provided 5,856,659 days of school for girls in Africa and Southeast Asia. 

If you're looking for something to wow the beauty lover in your life, we suggest this pore-tightening and balancing set!

The Flower Long-Sleeve Tee

10% of every sale of this Sri Lankan-made tee goes to Rodale Institute to help U.S. farmers transition their land to regenerative organic!

The DiPP!T Ball Pit in Blush Sherbet Velvet

What kid wouldn't want to wake up on Christmas morning to this adorable ball pit? For every purchase through the website for the entire month of December, MINNIDIP will be donating $5 to No Kid Hungry. 

Candy Cane Kids Tee

Make your wardrobe more festive while supporting a great cause! 10% of net profits of kids tees will be donated to Toys For Tots to bring a smile to children in need!

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—Originally published Nov. 11, 2020, 10:00 a.m. PT