Giving: Gifts that GIVE Back

Posted in Celebrate, Giving Guide, Kid + Kin Picks, Shopping
on November 28, 2017

Tis the season for giving! Do good this holiday season with gifts that give back! We found some of the best charitable gifts that help give back to great causes!

It’s not very often that we stumble upon really good gifts that give back. We wanted to find gifts that friends and families would be excited to unwrap, as well as give back, so we went on the hunt.

What we found, blew us away. There are so many great companies who are creating gifts that give back, and we’re excited to share them in our Giving: 2017 Holiday Guide this year!


Gifts that GIVE Back

1. Cuddle + Kind Dolls – Each of these adorable hand-knit dolls provides 10-20 meals for hungry children. They are loving handmade in Peru, offering these women a fair-trade business as well.


2. Charcoal – This lump of coal is actually soap! This soap purchase will supply a woman in Kenya with a new charcoal-efficient stove! Handmade in Brooklyn by Apotheke, this sweet soap soap is made with bamboo charcoal powder which draws out impurities and disinfects, while the coconut, olive and organic palm oil moisturize and cleanse.

3. The Giving Keys – This company is a pay it forward company. They sell products to provide jobs and hours of work for people transitioning out of homelessness. Each key is stamped with an encouraging word. They encourage you to give your gift to someone who needs the message.

4. lstn headphones – Zebra wood Fillmore wireless headphones from lstn sound co. Proceeds go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through their charity partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation.

5. Corgis for a Cause – The cutest corgis on Instagram have teamed up to create an adorable calendar with images for 12 months of 2018 and 2 months of 2019. Proceeds benefit a pet rescue and rehabilitation charity.

6. Amazon Echo RED – We love our tech gadgets and the Echo is no exception. Every purchase helps fight AIDS in Africa.

Give differently this season!

7. Alex’s Table Cookbook – This cookbook has over 55 recipes from world-renown chefs, influential mixologists, celebrities and supporters along with stunning photography. Get delicious ideas for your next meal with sections divided by main courses, sides & starters, cocktails & mocktails and desserts. 100% of the proceeds goes towards their mission – fighting childhood cancer, one recipe at a time!

8. Kika’s Treats – Satisfy their sweet tooth with a gift box of handmade chocolate covered cookies and caramels. Kika’s Treats donates 5% of proceeds to help low income entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

9. Tatcha – The Water Cream is a new moisturizer! This oil-free, anti-aging water cream releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals and optimal hydration for pure, poreless skin. Proceeds from this purchase help fund education for girls in Asia and Africa.

We Love Gifts that Give Back!

10. Charity Ties – These beautiful hair tie bracelets are from Maria Shireen. #Bandsofstregnth. For each bracelet sold, $10 is donated to the National Coalition of Maternal Mental Health.

11. One Hope – So many fun gift ideas here! We know it’s winter but our favorite gift set is the Frose All Day gift box. It includes: ONEHOPE Cotes de Provence Rosé, Morris Kitchen lemon syrup, an ice cube tray with frosé recipe, and a tumbler for the pool or beach. Each set helps a good cause – this box helps educate 100 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.


12. WWF Panda Mittens – These adorable panda mittens can be yours with a $55 donation to WWF to help protect to future of nature.

For more gift ideas, visit Giving the 2017 Kid + Kin Holiday Guide.

Please Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click and buy something we may receive a small percentage to help us buy coffee and support our families. This is not a sponsored post. Thank you!


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  • Nayantara Hegde

    This was a bit of an eye opener. I never have thought of giving gifts which give back. This will come in so handy for the festive season approaching.

    November 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Heather LeGuilloux

    Incredible list of gifts that can help give back to others from their purchase. This is actually a very fitting post to find on #givingtuesday – I will be sharing with others, thank you!

    November 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Teresa

    I really like these selection you have listed. I have one friend who is SO difficult to purchase gifts for . . . she just buys everything herself so I can never surprise her. But, these, I am pretty sure there are a few on her I could surprise her!

    November 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Kristi McAllister

    Oh my gosh! I love, love, love this idea! And I’m all about a fair-trade business! I just wish I had seen this yesterday before I ordered my Echo because I had no idea the red one would benefit someone else! If we all gave as much as we get, this world would be a much better place! Thanks for sharing! I loved it!

    November 28, 2017 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    My favourite types of gifts! These are some wonderful gift ideas and companies to support! We should consider this so much more when we are shopping!

    November 28, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply
  • Lori Geurin

    This is such a wonderful list of gifts to give at the holidays! I especially love the Corgis For A Cause. We had a corgi for several years.

    November 28, 2017 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • Helene

    I find the soap super intriguing plus it’s something one can always need. Ironically I am a huge soap hoarder, I just love the sceanted of different soaps and I treasure it when they come from different places in this world. Great Roundup of gifts!

    November 29, 2017 at 8:28 am Reply
  • Nicole Shillings

    I love this! What a wonderful gift list that gives in multiple ways! And those little panda mittens are soooooo cute!!!

    November 29, 2017 at 8:49 am Reply
  • kimberly lewis

    great list! I especially love the panda mittens, super cute! This is so helpful this time of year.

    November 29, 2017 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Terri Steffes

    This is what the holidays should be about. The giving back gift list. LoVe this so much. Sharing on my FB page.

    November 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm Reply
  • Nailil

    Thanks for sharing these. I have to say is one of the best gift guides I have come across. I love companies that give back.

    November 29, 2017 at 11:22 pm Reply
  • Lara | Grits in the City

    This is so helpful! I’m always looking for some fun and unique gift ideas. Even better with his layer to the options. Especially love the frose all day!

    December 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply
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