30 Must-Have Gifts That Give Back to People in Need

Shop smart and do good.

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Christmas is a time for giving. Celebrate the reason for the season with a gift that gives back. Every item on this list provides someone in need with water, hearing, food, and more. Plus, your gift recipient will feel like like they're getting two gifts for the price of one.

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Gifts that give back wine


You honestly can't beat a gift of booze, and this bottle of cabernet helps fund therapy for children with autism. Bottles purchased so far have supported of ABA therapy to children with autism.

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Gifts that give back LUSH
Lush Charity Pot


Minus taxes, every penny of this sweet moisturizer made with hydrating cocoa butter and soothing shea butter is donated to organizations focused on environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights.

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Gifts that give back TOMS


With every shoe purchased, TOMS donates a pair to a child in need — and you get a pair of fresh new kicks. Since 2006, the company over 60 million pairs of shoes.

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Gifts that give back TATCHA
Tatcha Exfoliant


Polish your pores away with this creamy and ultra-moisturizing rice enzyme exfoliant that also supports girls’ education around the world in a partnership with .

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Gifts that give back speakers
LSTN The Satellite Speakers


These zebra wood speakers are so stylish that guests will be shocked once they start blasting Christmas music. Plus, LSTN partners with the to help over in Kenya and Rwanda hear for the first time.

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gifts that give back s'well bottle


While these bottles are famous for keeping drinks cold for up to 24 hours, the company also helps provide clean water to the communities around the world who need it most.

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gifts that give back rumba watch
Rumba Jane Watch


Named after the famous cobblestone street in New York City's West Village, $2 from each sale of these colorful watches goes to one of the company's charity partners.

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gifts that give back my red tea
My Red Tea
My Red Tea Rooibos Tea


This tea will warm you and your heart up. You see, the company donates 10% of profits to supporting education in Rooibos farming communities.

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gifts that give back warby parker
Warby Parker
Warby Parker Renee Sunglasses


For every pair of glasses purchased, Warby Parker donates one to a nonprofit partner to give the gift of sight to someone else in need.

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gifts that give back purity cleanser
Purity Made Simple Cleanser


Your sister will love this magical product that cleanses, tones, and hydrates — plus the company donates 1% of all USA net product profits to charities that support community-based mental health efforts.

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pom beanie Gifts That Give Back
Love Your Melon
Love Your Melon Pom Beanie


donates 50% of its profits to support pediatric cancer research and families affected by cancer.

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sundance and soma bangles Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of 31 Bits
31 Bits Sundance and Soma Bangles


Sales of handmade jewelry help Ugandan and Indonesian artisans by giving them fair wages and safe working conditions.

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jewel garden Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of Lula's Garden
Lula's Garden Jewel Garden


Plants are a gift that keeps on giving, and what's more, this succulent arrangement gives back to the earth. supports groups that provide access to clean water such as .

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kane coney island kids' backpack Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of State
State Kane Coney island Kids' Backpack


For every sale of this signature backpack for kids, gives a bag to a U.S. child in need.

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aspen the penguin Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of Cuddle+Kind
Cuddle+Kind Aspen the Penguin

$50 and up

partners with hunger organizations around the world to give meals to children. Your purchase of this precious penguin provides 10 meals to children in North America and around the world.

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Gifts That Give Back Mayfair bath salts
Courtesy of Target
Mayfair Soap Foundry Sea Lily Jasmine Bath Salts


For every product sold, makes a donation to to help improve the quality of life for kids and families around the U.S. experiencing difficult health challenges.

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Gifts That Give Back Starling Candle
The Starling Project/Facebook
Starling Candle


Sales of fragrant soy candles from help provide solar energy to under-resourced countries across the globe, granting needy communities access to electricity, clean water, safety, health, education, and more.

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soy candle and room spray in lavender Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms Soy Candle and Room Spray in Lavender

lavender soy candle, $30

lavender room spray, $10

Give a gift that warms someone's house and heart. empowers and employs survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

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b.a.r.e. deep cleanse mask Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of B.A.R.E. Soaps
B.A.R.E. Soaps Deep Cleanse Face Bask


When you purchase an all-natural mask or any handmade product from , you support the company's mission to "bring antiseptic resources to everyone." Proceeds go toward helping communities in Uganda and India by employing women and providing vitamins, soap, and other immediate needs to children.

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Gifts That Give Back Hand in Hand Soap
Courtesy of Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand Lavender Bar Soap


Buy this all-natural, lightly fragranced soap, and will give a bar and a month of clean water to a community in need.

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BeeLove Restore & Protect Ultimate Body Balm Gifts That Give Back
Courtesy of BeeLove
BeeLove Restore & Protect Ultimate Body Balm


BeeLove's skin salve is made by , an employment program that brings formerly incarcerated people back into the workforce.

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Gifts That Give Back Teal Ombre Cotton Rope Adjustable Dog Leash
Found My Animal
Teal Ombre Cotton Rope Adjustable Dog Leash


supports animal adoption and donates profits from colorful rope and leather collars, harnesses, and other pet accessories to animal rescue organizations around the country.

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Gifts That Give Back 'Why Not Me?' By Mindy Kaling
Better World Books
'Why Not Me?' By Mindy Kaling


Find the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life at . For every book sold on the site, the company donates one to someone in need. To date, Better World Books has given nearly 25 million books to charity and have recycled and reused more than 285 million books.

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Santorini Silk Cotton Scarf
Citrus & Peach Rose Reviving Moisture Body Wash


For every sale of hand and body soap or haircare products on , a bar of soap is donated to a person in need in the U.S. and around the world. Each product bears a special Hope Code which allows you to see what project your purchase helped support.

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Gifts That Give Back Santorini Silk Cotton Scarf
Bloom and Give
Santorini Silk Cotton Scarf


55% of goes to programs that send girls to school. The grassroots program run by the non-profit has enrolled 100,000 out-of-school girls in India. And the targeted program directly funds various communities or schools with an immediate need, such as indigenous tribes without access to school.

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Sudara Gifts That Give Back
Girl's Future World Changer Tee


products provide training and living-wage employment to women who have escaped from, or at the highest risk of human trafficking, in India. The brand also started , which equips more women and children with education, housing, and micro-loans through donations.

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Gifts That Give Back Dream Classic Key Necklace
The Giving Keys
Dream Classic Key Necklace


encourages consumers to "pay it forward" by embracing the word on your key and then giving it to a person who needs the message. In addition to spreading positivity, each purchase supports job creation for individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

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Brown Leather Ribbon Sandals Gifts That Give Back
Brown Leather Ribbon Sandals


provides employment and scholarship opportunities to women in Uganda. The brand has enabled 87 women to go to college so far and employs a team of 50 women in Uganda with jobs.

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Gifts That Give Back
The Doll Kind
The Grace Doll


The Doll Kind donates a doll to a child in need. Donations go to orphanages, hospitals, shelters, and more in the U.S. and around the world. The dolls also come with tokens that have special messages that child can give to others to spread love, kindness, and gratitude.

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Gifts That Give Back
Detroit Friends
Detroit Friends Potato Chips


Detroit Friends Potato Chips Co. turns empty lots in the Hope District into urban farms to grow potatoes. With the purchase of every bag of these farm to table chips, you help revitalize the vacant area by creating job opportunities for community members. A portion of proceeds also goes to a local soup kitchen.

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