Every holiday, we find ourselves tracking down gift after gift for the people we love. It truly is the most generous time of year. While this generosity is bound to put a smile on the faces of those we love, what if we strove for more? What if we sought out additional outlets for giving to others and extra ways to bring joy or a helping hand to those in need?
That being said, I say we make a pact. A pact to make this holiday the most charitable to date. And guess what? Now more than ever, companies are making it easier to help those in need. Some employ the “one-for-one” concept, some partner with charities to design fashionable goods, and others offer shoppers the option of sending products directly to those in need. No matter the strategy, each one of the
15 charitable gifts we’ve rounded up for you all today is bound to do a world of good. Scroll down to check them out. Happy Holidays! — Garrett
For every State bag sold, a backpack full of tools to succeed in school is delivered to an at-risk child in America.
Recipients of a TisBest gift card select a charity to donate the card’s funds to.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Pendleton’s National Park Collection goes to restoring parts of our country’s parks. Last year the proceeds went towards rebuilding the Grand Canyon Train Depot and an early-1900s-era hotel in Glacier National Park.
For every gift you buy at Hand in Hand, a bar of soap and a month’s supply of clean water will be donated to a child in need.
The production of The Giving Keys has created over 106,344 hours of work for people transitioning out of homelessness.
When his mother found herself living on the streets in 2013, Bob Dalton went to homeless shelters and asked what he could do to help. The answer? They needed more blankets. So he founded Sackcloth & Ashes, a one-for-one, socially-conscious shop. For every blanket sold, they donate one to a homeless shelter.
A portion of Raven & Lily’s profits is set aside and invested in up-and-coming female entrepreneurs.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this Clare V. tote go to non-proft organization Every Mother Counts. The group strives to make childbirth and pregnancy safe for mothers everywhere.
Before filling their tins with delicious scents like
Hot Cocoa and Santa’s Beard, Ohio company ManCan donates the soup inside to a local soup kitchen.
Indego Africa produces some of the most beautiful pink home accessories out there. Plus, 100% of their profits head straight to Rwanda and Ghana, where they’re invested into educational and vocational programs for their artisans and their children.
A gift of $300 to Save the Children will help open and operate a school clinic in one of the most rural parts of the world.
If $300 is a bit out of your budget, Save the Children also offers a $100
Refugee Family Comfort Kit . The kits include “hygiene essentials and baby care items.”
Teach your child the power of kindness with a gift from The Doll Kind. Each toy comes with three tokens – aka random acts of kindness – for your child to hand out. Not only do these adorable dolls teach them a fine lesson, but for each one sold, one is donated to a child less fortunate than most.
As a blood cancer survivor, this one’s particularly close to my heart. 20% of the profits from the sale of this Alex and Ani charm bracelet go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Finally, perhaps the easiest way to give back is through AmazonSmile. Simply choose a charity, then shop like normal all holiday season long. 0.5% of the price of each of your Amazon purchases goes straight to the charity of your choice.