Tis the season for giving and giving back. Whether we donate our time or our money to a charity, it is ALWAYS a great help to those in need. A not as well-known way of giving back is buying products that donate or stand for a cause. Here are 12 great gifts that are both amazing AND give back to great causes, all under $55, so you can feel extra giving this holiday season.
1. For the writer:
Moleskin (RED) Classic Notebook*, $19.99
For any friend that loves to write, or is overflowing with feelings, there is no better journal than a Moleskin. Trust me, I have like 50.
*A portion of the suggested retail price goes directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
2. For your friend who totes:
FEED 100 Shopper*, $35.00
Out of all the gifts your friend will get, she’ll probably use this one the most.
*Provides 100 Vitamin A supplements to children in need.
3. For the skincare fanatic:
Keihl’s Collection for a Cause*, $45.00
Perfect for anyone who takes care of their skin or your gym buddy who always forgets her products at home.
*100% of net profits from the sale of “Collection For A Cause” benefits Feeding America®
4. The candle lover:
Bright Endreavors Whitebark Pine*, $12.99
Give the gift of a soothing smell during a much-deserved bubble bath.
*Bright endeavors provides paid job training program, guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and begin on a path towards professional success.
5. The lounger who likes to wear her PJs as pants:
Punjammies Lounge Pants*, $54.00
These PJs are permitted as loungewear & streetwear.
*Made proudly in India by women working to remain free from sex slavery.
6. For the feminist:
And if you don’t believe it, get outta here.
*25% of t-shirt sale proceeds donated to Planned Parenthood.
7. For the coffee addict:
Gobena Coffee Sumatra Whole Bean*, $14.99
You can NEVER have enough coffee.
*100% of profit goes to orphan care
8. For your wonder-lusting friend:
Soko Adventure Bracelet*, $40.00
A reminder to your bestie that there’s always time for an adventure.
*Benefits The Adventure Project’s hunger program supporting rural farmers in Kenya with irrigation pumps and training.
9. For your naughty friend:
Bare-Soaps Lump Of Coal*, $7.49
She deserves some char(coal) under the Christmas tree this year. With great benefits for their skin, of course.
*20% of the proceeds are reinvested in economic development
10. For that one friend that doesn’t drink enough water:
Swell Shop White Marble*, $35.00
This bottle keeps water cold, coffee hot, and wine at room temperature. Perfect for any occasion, that’s for sure.
*S’well has teamed up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world.
11. For the accessorizer:
Penh Lenh Black Choker*, $49.00
For any chocker lover. Pairs perfectly with an off the shoulder top.
*100% of the sales goes towards their mission is to empower marginalized and at-risk young women in Cambodia to pursue their life goals through quality education, vocational training, and advanced career opportunities.
12. For your friend that loses everything inside her purse:
Bordahan Bicycle Zipper Bag*, $25.00
She won’t spend the next 5 minutes scavenging her bag for her metro card, making you both miss the train. Bless.
*They practice Fair Trade labor practices to bring income and empowerment to native women in the Philippines.