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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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: 

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

Otherwild The Future Is Female T-Shirt*, $30

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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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:gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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:

gifts that give back

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.

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