Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

gifts to buy this season that give back

It’s practically a given that you’re going to be doing some serious spending over the holiday season. From your parents to your besties to even your pets, you probably have a long list of people to shop for. So if you want an easy way to do some good at the same time, one of the simplest things you can do is buy ethically made and socially conscious products when you’re doing your holiday shopping. All of the gift ideas below either give back to charity or empower people from marginalized communities. We plan on buying as many items as possible from this Gift Guide, and we hope you do too! Keep scrolling to see how you can give back, one holiday gift at a time…

gifts that give back

1. The Little Market Tassel Earrings, $38
The Little Market’s latest selection of tassel jewelry is perfectly on trend, and every purchase empowers female artisans at Penh Lenh in Cambodia.

2. Cookies for Kid’s Cancer Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, $30
These tasty cookies are the gift that gives twice. Every box of cookies purchased helps fund pediatric cancer research that is saving lives.

3. The Little Market Ceramic Teapot – White & Gold – No. 2, $68
The touch of gold will brighten your day as you enjoy your favorite warm drink. Each purchase empowers artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. P.S. Just add a box of fair trade tea for the complete and total gift package.

4. Purpose Jewelry Serena Cuff Set, $57
These delicate gold bangles are not only beautiful; they are handcrafted by a survivor of human trafficking and 100 percent of proceeds go to International Sanctuary, benefiting girls and women escaping human trafficking.

5. Clare V. Every Mother Counts Bandana, $55
Folded up this bandana simply shows hints of chic pink and red hues. Unfolded it bears a large “EMC” for Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. 100% of the proceeds from this bandana go to the nonprofit organization.

6. Lingua Franca “The Future is Female” Sweater, $360
This 100% cashmere sweater features a hand-embroidered feminist message we can all get behind. $100 from each purchase goes to a charity of your choice—all you have to do is include the name of your chosen organization in shopping cart notes.

7. The Little Market Peppermint Sugar Gift Box, $74
This soothing spa gift box contains a peppermint sugar scrub, a peppermint soaking salt, and a candle of the same scent. All three minty fresh products are handmade by female artisans and refugees here in the U.S.

8. The Little Market White Mudcloth Throw, $128
This handmade throw blanket will be a hit with your décor-obsessed friend or family member. Artisans hand-draw beautiful designs onto a white woven cotton throw, and each purchase supports Mali Mudcloth Makers.

9. Compartes Chocolates for a Cause, from $20
Each one of these special edition boxes of Compartes signature chocolate caramels benefits Relief International in Darfur. It’s a delicious gift that gives back.

10. Gratitude Collaborative For the Dude Gift Box, $125
Men are notoriously hard to shop for, so why not make your job easier and simply pick out a curated gift box your guy will love. Like all of Gratitude Collaborative’s gift boxes, the proceeds from your purchase go toward providing meals for hungry children here in the U.S.

Which one of these gift ideas is your favorite?

Do you know of any other brands or companies that give back?

Please share them below!

XO Team LC

Photo: The Little Market
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