14 Gifts That Give Back, So You Can Do Some Good While Adding to Cart
It’s that time of year again… but this time the year is 2020. With all of the stress, sadness, and world events getting us down, the best we can do this holiday season is to find joy—and give it. And the only feeling better than watching your mom, significant other, or BFF open up a gift that you picked just for them, is if that gift packs a double-punch and supports a cause you both care about, too. Whether you’re looking for a purse that provides school meals to children around the world, a pair of sneakers that supports frontline pandemic workers, or candles that help support refugee businesses, here are some great fits to add to your cart.
1. Stella & Dot Candy Jewels Necklace
Everyone could use more sparkle this year. This multi-colored necklace will match any fit (even for those Holiday Zoom parties) and every purchase helps support an independent woman in business through their partnership with Dress For Success.
Shop now: Stella & Dot Candy Jewels Necklace, $89
2. FEED Holiday Harriet Tote
FEED has become a household name when it comes to impact-driven brands. With hunger being a daily struggle for nearly 820 million people worldwide, FEED promises to “provide school meals to the most vulnerable communities across the globe” with every product they sell. This chic tote is not only a great, versatile carry-all, but it also funds 100 school meals.
Shop now: FEED Holiday Harriet Tote, $198
3. Allbirds Women’s Wool Pipers
If the loves of my life Leonardo DiCaprio and Obama wear Allbirds, you better believe that they’re topping my holiday wish list too. These wear-everywhere sneaks are stylish and comfy and Allbirds announced that they will give shoppers the option to donate a pair of Allbirds shoes for half-price to health-care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic when you buy a pair for yourself.
Shop now: Allbirds Women’s Wool Pipers, $95
4. Prosperity Candle Parwana Cookbook Gift Set
Recipes from across the globe and a relaxing candle? You just described my ideal dinner date. Prosperity Candles candles not only smell great, but they are also handmade in the United States by women artisans who have lived as refugees, providing them with work and a sustainable income.
Shop now: Prosperity Candle Parwana Cookbook Gift Set, $68
5. Adinas Multi Baguette Cuban Chain Choker
Since layering gold necklaces has been the name of the game in 2020, Adinas had to be on the list. The best part is that when you buy an Adinas product, you have the opportunity to round up your purchase to support the Breast Cancer Relief Foundation and the brand will match your donation by 100 percent.
Shop now: Adinas Multi Baguette Cuban Chain Choker, $125
6. Ten Thousand Villages Measuring Spoons Set
These measuring spoons, made in the Kinh family workshop in Bat Trang, Vietnam, are way too pretty to stash away in a drawer. Ten Thousand Villages helps craftspeople earn a meaningful income, with money from every product going straight to the artisan, in an effort to fight generational poverty.
Shop now: Ten Thousand Villages Measuring Spoons Set, $15
7. Pangaia Lightweight Recycled Cotton Hoodie
My pandemic wardrobe of sweatsuits is officially going threadbare. If you’re ready for an upgrade for the holidays, shop Pangaia. For every one Pangaia product purchased, one tree is planted, protected, or restored. With a whole range of sweatshirts, cropped tees, and joggers, there is sure to be something for everyone on your holiday list.
Shop now: Pangaia Lightweight Recycled Cotton Hoodie, $150
8. Sackcloth + Ashes Darling Rose Blanket
Hygge is on all of our wishlists this year. With the temperatures dropping and everyone WFH-ing like pros, this blanket is the perfect cozy addition to any couch office, and for every blanket purchased, Sackcloth + Ashes donates one blanket to a homeless shelter through Blanket the United States.
Shop now: Sackcloth + Ashes Darling Rose Blanket, $129
9. Sanctuary Project Statement Branch Earrings
These statement earrings are the perfect accessory for any virtual festivity fit and Sanctuary Project helps provide “meaningful employment and job training to women who have survived lives of trafficking, violence, and addiction.”
Shop now: Sanctuary Project Statement Branch Earrings, $58
10. Tatcha Pure Skincare Delights Set
On top of being the perfect four-piece ritual in a set that helps polish, plump, and hydrate all day long, Tatcha also donates a percentage of every product purchased to Room to Read, a nonprofit that gives “girls in Asia and Africa the life skills, mentorship, and educational tools necessary to thrive.”
Shop now: Tatcha Pure Skincare Delights Set, $88
11.DIFF Charitable Eyewear Maxwell Blue Light Glasses
Maxed out on headaches from looking at a screen all day? The Maxwell Blue Light Glasses come in 6 colors and are the perfect stylish superhero to save you from those midday migraines. As an added bonus, DIFF donates a pair of reading glasses to children in rural Africa through Eyes on Africa for every pair purchased and they partner with the SABO Project to provide free vision exams year round.
Shop now: DIFF Charitable Eyewear Maxwell Blue Light Glasses, $85
12. GIVESCENT Orange Perfume Oil
GIVESCENT’s perfumes are all cruelty-free and irresistible, but the best part is that $2.45 from the sale of every bottle goes towards Women for Women International to support female survivors of war through a combination of direct aid, education, job training, and small business development.
Shop now: GIVESCENT Orange Perfume Oil, $49
13. Saucony x Prinkshop Jazz Sneakers
These retro sneakers are more than just “too cool for school.” The Saucony x Prinkshop Collection celebrates women who run for office and for sport. For every item sold, Saucony will donate 10 percent of every sale to She Should Run, an organization that supports female leadership in politics.
Shop now: Saucony x Prinkshop Jazz Sneakers, $80
14. CauseBox Fall Intro Box, $25
Looking for something that’s got it all? With everything from sustainable beauty to ethical lifestyle products worth over $130+, CauseBox is a subscription style box that helps change the way we shop by offering a taste of many different items from brands that are doing great work for the social good.
Shop now: CauseBox Fall Intro Box, $25