With the holidays just around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in all the commercialism surrounding the most wonderful time of the year. But what if we gave more gifts that gave back?
We’ve compiled a list of our 8 favorite holiday gifts this year that give back. These products, many of which are ethical and/or sustainable as well, are more than great gifts: they’re gifts that truly give back in meaningful ways. Take a look at the products below, perfect for everyone on your list!
For the Host or Hostess – Keap, Wood Cabin Candle
Need a gift for the host of your next holiday party, preferably one that smells like winter memories? Keap’s candles use only the most natural and sustainable ingredients, and purchases support the distribution of solar lamps to communities in need.
For the Mama-to-Be – Parker Clay, Kyah Baby Shoes
Need a gift for a little one? These adorable baby shoes from Parker Clay are perfect for any little feet, and each purchase from Parker Clay helps local artisans in Ethiopia.
For The Bestie – The Giving Keys, Matte Black Key Necklace
We included The Giving Keys on our last gift guide…and we just had to include at least one of their products again! We love their mission to help those transitioning out of homelessness. And with such beautiful products, it makes giving back so much easier.
For The Traveler – Diff Eyewear, Zoey Sunglasses
Perfect for the Southern Californian or the world traveler, Diff’s sunglasses are almost as appealing as their give-back business model. We love the Zoey in particular.
For the Serious Bling Lover – S’well x Swarovski Collection Water Bottles
We all have that one person on our list who loves a little extra shine in their life. These limited-edition water bottles are the result of a partnership between S’Well and Swarovski, where 100% of the profits from these sales will be donated to the Swarovski Waterschool, which ensures communities worldwide have access to clean water. You might need a little help from Santa, though: the priciest of this collection tops out at $1,500.
For the Kid Who’s Sick of Getting Clothes – Cuddle + Kind, Everest the Penguin
What’s more exciting than a penguin who’s a real explorer? The fact that each purchase of a Cuddle + Kind stuffed animal or doll provides 10 meals for children in need. We’re loving Everest and the Cuddle + Kind pals already!
For the Cozy Cuddler – Fazl Socks, Uttar (North)
These wintry socks are perfect for anyone that’s not looking forward to cold feet this season. With 50% of the profits from each pair of socks going to orphaned and destitute children, these socks will warm you up even more.
For Any and Everyone Else – Wunderkid, Holiday Cards
It goes without saying, but we’ll add it anyway: any one of these gifts would be made better with one of our sustainable holiday greeting cards, which you can shop for here. Happy shopping!