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Gifts That Give Back
For the 2018 holiday season, we've created a collection of gifts you can feel good about giving. Some portion of every item purchased from this list goes to support charitable causes, whether it's feeding the hungry or bettering the environment. With a variety of important causes, there's something here for everyone on your list this year.
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Delicacies Sterling Silver Avocado Necklace
Gift the avo-lover in your life this whimsical, sterling silver find, and you can both feel good about it. For every one of these necklaces sold, Delicacies helps to provide 15 meals to feed the hungry. Avocado not your thing? Take the time to shop around the fun, food-based finds on this site—every single purchase contributes to helping those in need.
With plastic taking center stage in environmental news, the time is right to gift these handsome bottles from d.stil. They’re spill-proof and BPA free—but best of all, not only do they present an alternative to disposable plastic, 100% of the profit from these bottles goes to Water.org, which seeks to provide clean water and sanitation for communities in need around the world.
The No Kid Hungry partnership returns for another year to Williams-Sonoma, with these handsome, copper-accented mugs. A percentage of each item sold goes to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry initiative—and what could be a sweeter gift than that?
These cookies, recommended by Executive Editor Ann Taylor Pittman, are sweet in two senses: they’re delicious, high-quality baked goods, and 100% of the profits go toward research on children’s cancer.
Every one of the FEED project’s range of iconic totes and accessories goes to provide meals for children in need. As a tangible way of engaging customers, each time you gift an item, you’ll know how many meals it will provide. Any of the products are a feel-good gift—this tote is a versatile, go-anywhere pick for the strong ladies in your life.
This small, San Francisco-based food company works with small farmers to source fair trade, organic treats that you can feel good about gifting or receiving. The harsh environmental and child-labor conditions commonly found in cacao production have been well-documented—Alter Eco seeks to correct that and educate buyers by purchasing from farmer-owned co-ops and focusing on sustainable agricultural practices. Oh, and the treats? They’re yummy, too.
For every pair of these adorable shoes sold, inkkas, in partnership with TreesForTheFuture, will plant a tree. To date, more than 120,000 trees have been planted. Additionally, the shoes are Fair Trade-sourced, leather-free (so vegan-friendly), and just what the shoe lover in your life is looking for. Bonus? They’re super-cute.
For a feel-good foodie gift that the spa-lover in your life will appreciate, try small-batch marmalade from the famed Golden Door spa. All of the fruit in this Marvelous Golden Citrus Marmalade is grown on the spa property; the fruity spread is just one of the luxe edible offerings available to gift from the resort. Even more delicious than the products? The fact that 100% of net profits go toward charities that work to end child abuse.
(PRODUCT) RED "Anna G" Corkscrew and "Alessandro M" Corkscrew
A must for the combination design fan/wine-lover in your life, these playful corkscrews benefits the RED Project, whose mission is to fight AIDS in Africa through the Global Fund. The whimsical designs by Alessandro Mendini makes these finds sleek and practical gifts worth giving.
The team at Double Good makes darn tasty popcorn, but even more delicious than their gourmet product is the fact that they give fifty cents of every dollar that you spend to kids in need through their Double Good Kids Foundation, which helps out kids with special needs. So far, the culinary company has raised 50 million dollars with their delicious flavors, including Sargeant Salt and Pepper and Butter Believe It!