With Christmas only weeks away, you may be feeling stumped about what gifts to give this year. Or maybe, with all that’s going on in the world, you may be thinking twice about giving to those who already have so much when there are people out there who have so little.
Of course, in an effort to escape consumerism and conformity, you can always choose to go the route of giving a non-material gift like a homemade dessert or a charity donation. But if you’re set on keeping up traditions and filling up the empty space below your Christmas tree, there are numerous brands you can support that actually give back to those in need. Here are nine products (all under $100.00!) that would make excellent gifts this holiday season and that also support amazing causes and organizations. Happy Holidays!
Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Those in Need
Hand in Hand – Holiday Soap Box Set
This adorable soap box set is the perfect blend of organic shea and cocoa butters to give your body a refreshing clean and soft, glowing skin. With the delightful scents of Frosted Pine, Juniper Berry, and Winter Woods, you definitely can’t go wrong with this gift! Founded on the premise of providing people essentials for a clean life and a clean conscience, all Hand in Hand products are vegan, sustainable, and palm oil free! Even better is the fact that for every product sold, the company donates one bar of soap and a one month supply of clean water to a child in need. So far, Hand in Hand has provided over one million bars of soap and has built or repaired four water wells in Haiti!
Elements Truffles – Turmeric Infused Drinking Hot Chocolate
If you’re looking for the perfect Ayurveda gift idea this holiday season, look no further than this Ayurveda inspired and turmeric infused, dark hot chocolate mix! The hot chocolate powder is completely plant based and hand-made from raw, organic, and fair trade Peruvian Cacao! Simply add water (or your favorite non-dairy milk!) and you’ll have a decadent drink to help you stay warm throughout the winter months. And you can feel good knowing the company is committed to giving back to the community! Not only does each team member spend at least five hours a week volunteering, the company also gives 25 percent of all proceeds towards educating underprivileged youths in India.
Kat Von D – Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
If you’re in need of a last-minute stocking stuffer for your favorite animal lover, Kat Von D’s Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are a terrific option! Not only do they come in four highly pigmented colors, they’re also long-lasting, vegan, and support an amazing cause! For every product sold, 20 percent of the retail price is donated to Farm Sanctuary — an organization dedicated to ending farm animal abuse.
Price: $20.00 (each)
Another great gift option for an animal loving friend, The Essential Set is made from high-quality polyester, vegan leather, and recycled water bottles! The best part is, 10 percent of your purchase price will go towards helping animals! At checkout, just choose which animal rights organizations you would like your 10 percent to go to.
Price: on sale for $82.95 (regularly $94.70)
With their One for One model, TOMS has made great strides in improving the lives of those who are less fortunate. With an expansive selection of vegan footwear, TOMS is your go-to for holiday shopping this year! Just buy a pair — such as this sleek pair of Forged Iron Grey Space-Dye Men’s Del Rey Sneakers — and TOMS will donate a pair to a child in need! To date, TOMS has donated over 35 million pairs of new shoes to underprivileged children.
Price: on sale for $51.99 (regularly $79.95)
LSTN Sound Co. – Zebra Wood Satellite Bluetooth Speaker
Give the gift of sound this year with this Zebra Wood Satellite Bluetooth Speaker. With a built-in microphone for phone calls and up to ten hours of battery life, the speaker will make the perfect gift for a music lover and help a stranger as well! Proceeds from every LSTN Sound Co. product sold are donated to help provide hearing aids to those in need. Through their partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, LSTN Sound Co. has changed the lives of 20,000 people so far!
Conscious Step – Collection Mens II: Hunger, Water, Books
When it comes to being socially conscious, this company is definitely woke. Conscious Step partners with impactful organizations to help solve such problems as HIV, poverty, world hunger, illiteracy, and deforestation. Proceeds from these fair-trade, organic cotton blend socks also go towards protecting the oceans and providing disaster relief to those in need. Simply pick which cause you’d like to support or gift this conscious collection, which helps provide six food packs, 18 months of clean water, and two books to those in need.
Looking for an adorable gift for your toddler? Using rhythmic poetry and simple designs, the Zen Pig Volume I Anthology helps teach younger generations the values of compassion, acceptance, mindfulness, and gratitude so that they may go on to live a peaceful life. Through a partnership with the Mocha Club, portions of each copy of Zen Pig sold help give ten people around the world access to clean water.
Cuddle + Kind – Little Sadie the Fox
Another holiday gift that’s perfect for your little one is this ethically produced (and snuggly!) hand-knit doll. This lovable fox will look cozy in the arms of your child and also provide ten meals to children in need! Cuddle + Kind’s partnership with World Food Program USA helps to break the cycle of poverty, which in turn helps children reach their fullest potential.
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