Gifts That Give Back
I love how the holidays remind me of love, happiness and a time to give back. The decorations, the gift giving, the hot chocolate, the snow ball fights…I love it all! I decided to create a gift guide of items that give back to a charity.
What better gift than one that gives back! Look below for all the details.
- Dogeared has partnered with Penh Lenh, a Cambodia-based organization that works to empower women with professional skills and help them create independent, bright futures for themselves. When you purchase any of their items, Dogeared will donate 100% of the net profits to Penh Lenh’s Hope for Justice Cambodia Programming. I love how beautiful this necklace is and for only $44 it’s a steal!
2.Black Jaguar White Tiger is a foundation that rescues as many animals in need from sad circumstances like circuses, breeding facilities (Both legal and illegal) and from people that have them as pets, providing them with a home, the best food and medical care available, and a life of dignity and love for the rest of their lives. Their clothing line gives back to the charity while you show your support! If you are not familiar with this foundation look them up on Instagram and Facebook, their daily videos will make your heart melt!
3.The Giving Keys, this one is one of my favourite gift items. Last year I gave each of my best friends a Giving Key necklace. The Giving Keys uses old keys and engraves inspirational words. The company hires people who are in transition out of homelessness. So each key support a staff who is homeless. In addition, they also encourage you to pass on your key when you believe in your heart the key has done it magic for you. It can’t get more sentimental than that!
4.Make A Wish–Can you believe that’s a greeting card? How beautiful! The card (they have a ton more online!) is from Make A Wish Canada . Each card features a beautiful holiday scene created by a Canadian artist. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish, an organization that creates magical memories for kids with life-threatening conditions.
5.Me to We– Every purchase gives a life-changing gift to a child or family in WE Charity’s partner communities, from school supplies to health care to alternative income opportunities and more. And thanks to our Track Your Impact tool, you get a close-up look at where your gift was delivered and how it transforms a life (how awesome is that?!) I also love how dainty and pretty their bracelets are!
- Diff Eye Wear, for every pair of sunglasses sold they will donate a pair of reading glasses. The company has partnered with a woman named Sherry Grigsby, founder of Eyes on Africa, with the intention to provide eyeglasses to people in need. Eyes on Africa is a charitable non-profit organization, that provides eyeglasses at no cost to Africans through distribution in communities with no access to vision care. It also helps that their sunglasses are super cute!
7.Yoga Design Lab creates beautiful yoga towels that are non-toxic and eco-friendly. The company donates $1 from every purchase to Urban Youth Yoga Programs in need.
8.Sorry, did you say a wine that gives back?!? This must be heaven! When you purchase a bottle of wine or any other product from OneHope they donate to their partnered charities!! LOVE this idea!
9.Kind Campaign is a campaign that focuses on kindness to help end female to female bullying by hosting assemblies at schools. If you haven’t heard about this campaign I highly suggest watching their documentary (trailer is on Youtube). Although they don’t have that specific t shirt anymore, they have other t shirts and items that you can purchase to help donate to this great cause!
10.Serioulsy, how cute is this doll? I was thinking of ordering one for myself (yes I still enjoy hugging stuffed dolls haha). First, each doll comes with 10 tokens for children to give out as acts of kindness. Each token is imprinted with “Pay it forward” to lift spirits and encourage recipients to commit their own act of kindness. Each doll sold, The Doll Kind will donate a doll to a less fortunate child. Donation sites include orphanages, hospitals, shelters, and more throughout the United States and across the world. I cant imagine a more perfect gift for a little girl (or an adult who is like me haha).
I really hope you enjoyed looking through this list and it has helped you think about purchasing a gift that gives back. Is there another item you have bought that helps out a charity? Comment below!