20 Holiday Gifts That Give Back To Meaningful Causes

From Toms and Bombas to Tatcha and more, we've rounded up gifts you'll feel great about giving—or keeping!

By Katherine Riley, Emily Spain, Carolin Lehmann Dec 01, 2020 9:10 PMTags
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'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 20 gifts you'll feel great about gifting—or keeping! 

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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.

Toms Black Fair Isle Knit India Slippers

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.

Phenomenel Human Sweatshirt

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. Even better, the brand supports several meaningful organizations like Native Voices Rising and Black Futures Lab.

Able She's Worth More Cuff Bracelet

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 be a reminder that She's Worth More. Whether you or someone you love needs the reminder, it is the perfect way to carry that message with you.

Bliss Plush Throw

With every purchase, Nordstrom donates a portion of proceeds to Operation Warm, an organization that provides winter coats to kids in your local community.

Punch Line Puzzle

If quarantine has taught us anything, it's that stocking up on puzzles is always a good idea! Piecework will donate 10% of its profits from the site to the National Women's Law Center for the rest of 2020.

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. 

Purpose Night Sky Threader Earrings

These stunning yet delicate earrings are sustainably handcrafted by artisans escaping human trafficking, and 100% of proceeds go to Purpose Jewelry's non-profit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages, education & holistic care.


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 pairs come boxed and ready for gifting.

State Bags Kane Backpack

For every State bag purchased, State hand delivers a backpack and supplies to a child in need. Their stylish signature Kane backpack is available in five colors.

Farm Rio Mixed Scarves Kimono Puffer Jacket

For every item purchased, Brazilian brand Farm Rio donates one tree to be planted in the Amazon rainforest. This fashion-foward puffer jacket features a kimono-style cut with a high V collar, long sleeves and a detached belt.

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.

Tatcha Skincare For Makeup Lovers Set

Every Tatcha purchase you make supports girls' education around the world. Tatcha is proud to partner with Room to Read to transform girls' futures. This $83 value beauty gift set includes a full-size Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, a travel-size Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and a travel-size The Silk Canvas priming balm.

Everlane 100% Human Tee

For each product sold from the 100% Human Collection, Everlane donates $5 towards the ACLU. 

Leopard Quarter Zip Sherpa Jacket

We love the leopard print of this cozy sherpa jacket. Ten percent of its net profits will go to Save The Elephants and other charitable causes.

Real Flower Aneesa Hydrangea Flower Stud Earrings

I'MMANY is donating 20% of net proceeds from their Hydrangea jewelry collection, which is handcrafted from real hydrangea flowers, to Amnesty International through the holiday season. The flowers are dehydrated and coated in resin for preservation.

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

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