12 charitable holiday gifts that give back to a worthy cause

Margeaux Baulch Klein
12 charitable holiday gifts that give back to a worthy cause

The holidays are a time of giving. So this year instead of picking up a last-minute tschocke for your coworker or granny, why not give them something with a little more meaning?

Whether you’re shopping for a beauty gift for a makeup-lover or a toy for a sweet little tot, there’s a plethora of fabulous holiday prezzies that donate either some or all of sale proceeds to charity. So you can give your loved ones awesome presents and give back to socially conscious causes at the same time. How cool is that?

Here are some charitable gift ideas to get you in the holiday shopping spirit!

1. Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion, $7.95


Lush’s velvety smooth body lotion is not only good for your skin, it’s also great for the grassroot organizations related to environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights that Lush supports. 100% of the sale price of each beauty pot gets donated back!

2. Apollo Box Marble Coffee Mugs, $22.98


These gorgeous bone china coffee mugs are a perfect Pinterest-ready gift, and if you buy them anytime from now until December 25th, you can ensure that 20% of the proceeds go to Rescue: Freedom International, a charity that helps women and children who are survivors of sexual slavery. All you have to do is enter the code GIVINGTUESDAY at checkout.

3. Oceana Give Back Pillow Cover, $49.50


oceana pillow

$5 from each purchase of this super-cute PBTeen throw pillow cover will support Oceana, a nonprofit organization that helps protect the world’s oceans.

4. TOMS Black Cherry Velvet Ella Booties, $99.95


toms booties

For every pair of TOMS shoes that you purchase, including these plum-colored velvet booties, TOMS will donate a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

5. Cuddle + Kind Sadie the Fox Stuffed Animal, $48-68


cuddle + kind stuffed animal

This darling hand-knit stuffed animal comes in two sizes and is perfect for the little one in your life. As a bonus, Cuddle + Kind will donate 10 meals to children in need in the U.S. and around the world for every doll purchased.

6. Grounds & Hounds Three Blend Coffee Starter Kit, $27


grounds & hounds coffee

Ground & Hounds coffee is a big fan of dogs, hence the name! So if there’s someone on your holiday gift list who loves coffee almost as much as they love pups, this might be the ideal gift. Plus, 20% of all the company’s proceeds go to no-kill dog rescue organizations.

7. Cheeky Memphis Porcelain Bowl, $4.99


cheeky bowl

Not only is Cheeky’s dinnerware cute and affordable, the company also donates a meal to someone in need every time they sell one of their pieces.

8. Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker-(PRODUCT)RED, $179.95


beat speaker

Here’s a perfect gift idea for your tech-obsessed family member. A portion of the proceeds of this Beats Pill portable speaker goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

9. S’well Sparkling Champagne Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $35



Not only does this S’well water bottle look like champagne, but it could hold a whole bottle of your bestie’s fave Veuve Cliquot, too. And when you buy one, S’well donates a portion of the proceeds to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world.

10. Anchor of Hope Subscription Box, starting at $34


anchor of hope box

A subscription box is the gift that keeps on giving, and this “Anchor of Hope” subscription box is truly special. Each of the artisanal items that come in the box each month are handmade by refugees and survivors of sex trafficking, and the profits of the boxes go directly to them.

11. Bird + Stone The Future Is Female Brass Cuff, $38


brass cuff

In a partnership with Planned Parenthood of NYC, Bird + Stone will donate $5 to to support reproductive and sexual health services for Planned Parenthood’s patients for each bracelet sold.

12. ONEHOPE 2016 Central Coast Reserve Rosé, $24.99


onehope wine

For the friend who loves to “rosé all day,” get her this bottle of 2016 Central Coast Rosé. ONEHOPE gives half of its profits from each bottle of wine sold to different charities or causes they support.