25 Amazing Gifts That Give Back

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An “it’s ok not to be ok” enamel rainbow pin that’ll help those struggling with their mental health feel supported and seen.

a pin that says "it's ok not to be ok" in rainbow lettering


RainbowHQPins / Via Etsy

10% of the net proceeds from this pin go towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Each purchase also comes with a complimentary suicide awareness magnet.

Promising review: “My second time buying from this shop and I’d do it again in a heartbeat (and probably will again soon). I’m so happy with this pin and it shipped super fast! Thanks!” —Troy

Get it from RainbowHQPins on Etsy for $11.

2.

A pair of adorable, nickel-free celestial star earring studs your giftee will love even more knowing their gift gave back to youth literacy.

a pair of blue and white celestial stud earrings with pine tree branches


joey five cents / Via Etsy

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these cute studs go toward Tree House Books, a giving library and literacy center headquartered in North Philadelphia that provides free books and literacy programs to children and families.

Promising review: “I have been following this seller on Instagram for a while now and fell in love with these Stud Earrings! They are even better than I imagined! I am so excited to wear my Joey’s and will absolutely be back to buy more items. The packaging for the earrings comes complete with a card from the old Card Catalog System at the Library! I loved that special touch. Thank you so very much!” —Kate Renee

Get them from joeyfivecents on Etsy for $18.

3.

A box of This Saves Lives dark chocolate snack bars to stock all the stockings with this holiday. Every purchase sends food to children in need.


This Saves Lives

Every time you buy a bar, you send life-saving food to a child in need. To date, this Saves Lives has sent 23 Million food packets to children in need.

Get a box of dark chocolate sea salt bars from This Saves Lives for $23.99 (12 bars), or shop all of the flavors.


This Saves Lives

Every time you buy a bar, you send life-saving food to a child in need. To date, this Saves Lives has sent 23 Million food packets to children in need.

Get a box of dark chocolate sea salt bars from This Saves Lives for $23.99 (12 bars), or shop all of the flavors.

4.

A Phenomenally Indigenous shirt or Phenomenally Trans shirt that’ll uplift the Indigenous and trans* folks in your life, and it gives back to worthy causes.


Phenomenal

Phenomenal is a brand inspired by Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman poem that brings awareness to social and cultural causes. The proceeds from Phenomenal benefit their non-profit partners, including the Essie Justice Group, the Black Futures Lab, Families Belong Together, TGI Justice, and many more.

Get them from Phenomenal: the Phenomenally Indigenous shirt for $35 (available in sizes S-3XL) or the Phenomenally Trans shirt for $35 (available in sizes S-3XL).


Phenomenal

Phenomenal is a brand inspired by Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman poem that brings awareness to social and cultural causes. The proceeds from Phenomenal benefit their non-profit partners, including the Essie Justice Group, the Black Futures Lab, Families Belong Together, TGI Justice, and many more.

Get them from Phenomenal: the Phenomenally Indigenous shirt for $35 (available in sizes S-3XL) or the Phenomenally Trans shirt for $35 (available in sizes S-3XL).

5.

A gift box of Jcoco’s full line of chocolate bars friends, family, and coworkers will swoon over. They’ll get to try ten scrumptious chocolate flavors and your purchase gives fresh food to folks in need.

the box of chocolates with 10 colorful one-ounce bars


Seattle Chocolate Company

Jcoco is a woman-owned and led confections company that donates a fresh serving of food for every three ounces of chocolate sold, meaning the Prism box donates more than three servings of healthy food to those in need.

Promising review: “My husband brought this back to me from his recent trip to Seattle. I love this!! I love the different flavors in the chocolate. It was scrumptious!!” —Sandy Joiner

Get it from the Seattle Chocolate Company for $25 (includes 10, one-ounce bars).

6.

A monthly Earthlove subscription to jump-start your loved one’s journey to living a more eco-conscious life, or help them find new sustainable products — this box is packed full of goodies that give back to our planet!

an activity book, box of tea, eco dish scrubber, and other wellness items


Earthlove / Via Cratejoy

A portion of the proceeds for this box are sent to a featured non-profit committed to environmental conservation. Past non-profits that have been featured support monarch and pollinator conservation, coral reefs, and wildfire relief in the Amazon and Australia. The packaging is also 100% post-consumer and compostable!

What you get: six to eight full-sized eco-friendly projects that help reduce waste and support the environment. This subscription also includes a guide with tips and eco-challenges written by a natural beekeeper to help them learn more about cultivating a more sustainable life.

Promising review: “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOX! I have found so many new products and brands that I wouldn’t have normally. I love the laundry soap, and I wear the Bela Bands all the time. Also, the chocolate was sooo yummy! I can’t wait to receive the Summer Box.” —Renault H.

Get it from Earthlove on Cratejoy for $54.95/every three months.

7.

A quarter zip Parks Project snap fleece inspired by the Redwoods so your giftee will have the perfect sweater for all their outdoor adventures.

two models wearing the green color-blocked sweater


Parks Project

Each purchase helps the National Parks Conservation Association engage one new park advocate to protect and preserve our national parks.

Get it from Parks Project for $99 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

8.

A gentle 45-minute Sing For Hope movement for mobility class designed for folks who are mobility impaired. The class is taught seated, and each purchase gives back to working artists and communities in need.

a group of people taking a movement class


Sing For Hope

Sing For Hope is the official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and helps make the world a better place through the power of the arts. Sing For Hope mobilizes thousands of artists in creative service and partners with hundreds of community-based organizations to bring programming to millions of people in hospitals, care facilities, schools, refugee camps, transit hubs, and community spaces worldwide.

Get it from Sing For Hope for $30+.

9.

An inspiring “Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger” sweater serving all the cozy and heart-warming feels a person could ask for.

a model wearing the sweater


Flavnt

Flavnt is an LGBTQIA+ and trans*-inclusive apparel company. Flavnt started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence and pride, and they have fundraising initiatives to benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.

Get it from Flavnt for $39.99 (available in sizes S-3X).

10.

A cozy cable knit scarf from St. Jude’s gift shop to help your giftee feel appreciated and stay cozy this winter.

the cream-colored scarf with a St. Jude emblem on it


St. Jude

Purchases from the St. Jude Gift Shop support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which supports children with cancer and their families.

Get it from St. Jude’s gift shop for $26.

11.

A 1,000 piece puzzle set ideal for anyone whose idea of fun is sushi, puzzles, and more sushi.

the puzzle featuring three hands, sushi, trinkets, and accessories on a bright red background


Piece Work Puzzles

For the remainder of the year, 10% of all of this puzzle’s profits will go to the National Women’s Law Center.

Get it from Piece Work Puzzles for $36.

12.

A comfy juniper hoodie or golden spruce hoodie that is sustainably made and gives back to the environment by planting a tree for every purchase!


Tentree

Tentree partners with charitable organizations across the world to plant trees and rehabilitate natural ecosystems. They plant a tree for every product purchased, and you can even track your impact by registering your tree code.

Promising review (for the Juniper hoodie): “Super comfy sweatshirt with a soft inside and beautiful design on the front. The weight of the fabric is perfect as an ‘every day’ sweatshirt during colder weather.” —Randi R.

Promising review (for the Golden Spruce hoodie): “Beautifully made, super soft. I’m not ashamed to admit I wore it four times the first week I had it! It tends to run generous in sizing, though. If you like your hoodies a bit more fitted, go a size down.” —Sheri M.

Get them from Ten Tree: the Retro Juniper hoodie for $47.60 (available in sizes XS-XL) and the Golden Spruce hoodie for $68 (available in sizes S-XXL and three colors).


Tentree

Tentree partners with charitable organizations across the world to plant trees and rehabilitate natural ecosystems. They plant a tree for every product purchased, and you can even track your impact by registering your tree code.

Promising review (for the Juniper hoodie): “Super comfy sweatshirt with a soft inside and beautiful design on the front. The weight of the fabric is perfect as an ‘every day’ sweatshirt during colder weather.” —Randi R.

Promising review (for the Golden Spruce hoodie): “Beautifully made, super soft. I’m not ashamed to admit I wore it four times the first week I had it! It tends to run generous in sizing, though. If you like your hoodies a bit more fitted, go a size down.” —Sheri M.

Get them from Ten Tree: the Retro Juniper hoodie for $47.60 (available in sizes XS-XL) and the Golden Spruce hoodie for $68 (available in sizes S-XXL and three colors).

13.

A good intention necklace on an adujustable 16 inch gold chaing to uplift and empower someone special with affirming words.

a model wearing the necklace that reads "strength" on a gold chain


Ban.do

A portion of the proceed from these necklaces will be donated to non-profit Girls Inc., which helps girls value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Get it from Ban.do for $38.

14.

A four-pack festive patterned Bomba socks that’ll keep your giftee warm on cold winter mornings. They’ll feel warmth in their heart as well knowing that one pair purchase = one pair donated.


Bombas

Bombas donates one pair of socks for every pair purchased, meaning four pairs of socks will be donated to folks in need with your gift purchase.

Promising review: “These socks were the perfect gift. The color and feel are fantastic for someone who spends a lot of time on their feet.” —Shaun H.

Get them from Bombas for $57, or shop Bomba’s entire gift collection.


Bombas

Bombas donates one pair of socks for every pair purchased, meaning four pairs of socks will be donated to folks in need with your gift purchase.

Promising review: “These socks were the perfect gift. The color and feel are fantastic for someone who spends a lot of time on their feet.” —Shaun H.

Get them from Bombas for $57, or shop Bomba’s entire gift collection.

15.

A monthly Betsy Rocks Box Jewelry subscription for anyone who would appreciate hand-crafted jewelry delivered right to their door, with proceeds going towards the ALS association.

a necklace with matching bracelet and earrings


Queen B’s Boutique and Studio / Via Cratejoy

Betsy Rocks Box Jewelry was founded in fall 2017 after Betsy passed away from ALS. A portion of all proceeds go to the ALS Association.

What you get: handcrafted, nickel-free jewelry styled to your giftee’s taste. The jewelry is made of leather, precious stones, and wine cork, and pieces include earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Promising review: “I have been so impressed by the jewelry that I’ve gotten since I joined. Really nice designs that are very appropriate for business, date night, or casual dress-up wear. I subscribe to about eight boxes and this is my number two favorite!” —Amy M.

Get it from Betsy Rocks Box Jewelry on Cratejoy for $29.17+/month (available in three sizes).

16.

A hand-poured soy candle boasting 40+ hour burn time and scrumptious, cozy scents. Animal lovers will be over the moon with this candle because it helps precious rescue pups.

a cinnamon stick soy candle on a wooden table with cinnamon sticks next to it


Rescue Candle / Via Etsy

25% of proceeds are donated towards animal rescue charities, and your giftee will receive info on the specific rescue their candle helped.

Promising review: “Love these candles! Smell super good, packaged adorably, and I love that it includes what organization your purchase benefitted. Such a great idea!” —Kaitlyn Dawson

Get it from Rescue Candle on Etsy for $24.99.

17.

A Marsha P Johnson mug featuring the history and legacy of Marsha P Johnson (who fought for Black trans* folks and the gender diverse community) on the back of the mug. Or a support trans futures tank because every single trans* person deserves a future.


gcb2b

gc2b is a trans-owned company based in Maryland that provides accessible, comfortable, and safe binding options designed by trans people, for trans people. They also offer pride products and all sorts of goodies that give back to the community. 100% of the proceeds for this mug and the tank will be distributed between the The Emergency Release Fund, Marsha P Johnson Institute, Black Trans Travel Fund, and No Justice No Pride.

Get them from gcb2b: the Marsha P Johnson Misson mug for $17+ (available in two sizes) and the Trans* futures tank for $22 (available in sizes S-2XL and two colors).


gcb2b

gc2b is a trans-owned company based in Maryland that provides accessible, comfortable, and safe binding options designed by trans people, for trans people. They also offer pride products and all sorts of goodies that give back to the community. 100% of the proceeds for this mug and the tank will be distributed between the The Emergency Release Fund, Marsha P Johnson Institute, Black Trans Travel Fund, and No Justice No Pride.

Get them from gcb2b: the Marsha P Johnson Misson mug for $17+ (available in two sizes) and the Trans* futures tank for $22 (available in sizes S-2XL and two colors).

18.

A Sing For Hope personalized singing gram (delivered through Zoom) to make their holiday memorable and special, because nothing spreads cheer like a Broadway or opera star singing directly to you!


Sing For Hope

Get it from Sing For Hope for $150 per Zoom link, which can be shared with up to ten guests.

19.

A Coloring Without Borders coloring and activity book whose proceeds help support Families Belong Together. The book is filled with interactive pages designed by over 80 artists, and there are no lines children have to worry about staying within.


Families Belong Together, @coloringwithoutborders / Via instagram.com

Families Belong Together is an organization fighting family separation at the border through a series of protests and advocacy end to policies that harm kids, including family separation and detention. All the text for this book is written in both English and Spanish.

Get it from Families Belong Together for $24.95.


Families Belong Together, @coloringwithoutborders / Via instagram.com

Families Belong Together is an organization fighting family separation at the border through a series of protests and advocacy end to policies that harm kids, including family separation and detention. All the text for this book is written in both English and Spanish.

Get it from Families Belong Together for $24.95.

20.

The Butter Box subscription ready to deliver tons of luxury bath and body products each month for your giftee to carve out some serious “me time.” This box gives back to children in Ghana who are in need of clean drinking water.

two body butters, a whisk, and an extra-large bath bomb


The Butter Box / Via Cratejoy

Each purchase supports Water 4 Kids, an organization that makes fresh and clean water a priority for children in Ghana.

What you get: high-quality bath and body products such as fair-trade shea butter from Water 4 Youth, extra-large bath bombs, body butters, and more.

Promising review: “Butters smell so good and moisturizing. TheFace systems address all kinds of acne and skin issues, NATURALLY! Been a butter bar user for two years now.” —Takisha C.

Get it from The Butter Box on Cratejoy for $37.46/month.

21.

An ideal trans pride riot shirt to gift to all the queer qts you protested with this year. Proceeds go towards Black Lives Matter and supporting homeless LGBTQIA+ youth.

a model wearing the T-shirt with a blue, pink, and white fist surrounded by the words "the first pride was a riot"


A Tribe Called Queer

A Tribe Called Queer was created by Sabine Maxine. They offer a line of everyday T-shirts with important messages centering the trans* Black Queer community and movement. A portion of proceeds from their sales go directly to organizations such as Black Lives Matter and ProjectQ, which provides services and resources to homeless LGBTQIA+ youth.

Get it from A Tribe Called Queer for $35 (available in sizes S-5X).

22.

A scrumptious tiramisu cake or set of candy cane butter cookies ideal for those last-minute gifts — Bake Me A wish guarantees overnight shipping delivery, and a portion of the proceeds go towards small businesses affected by COVID.


Bake Me A Wish

5% of all purchases go to the Bake Me A Wish! Business Empowerment Fund, which supports small businesses affected by COVID. Both of these baked goods are certified Kosher, and you can personalize any baked good for Chanukah, Christmas, Birthdays, and more!

Promising review (for the cake): “My brother liked his cake. I’m very skeptical about store-bought cakes and this time it worked, good buy! The shipping was fast and the cake was fresh and delicious.” —KEUNWOO K

Get them from Bake Me A Wish: the tiramisu cake for $47.99 and the candy cane cookies tin for $34.99 (one dozen cookies).


Bake Me A Wish

5% of all purchases go to the Bake Me A Wish! Business Empowerment Fund, which supports small businesses affected by COVID. Both of these baked goods are certified Kosher, and you can personalize any baked good for Chanukah, Christmas, Birthdays, and more!

Promising review (for the cake): “My brother liked his cake. I’m very skeptical about store-bought cakes and this time it worked, good buy! The shipping was fast and the cake was fresh and delicious.” —KEUNWOO K

Get them from Bake Me A Wish: the tiramisu cake for $47.99 and the candy cane cookies tin for $34.99 (one dozen cookies).

23.

A Bliss plush throw you just may have to buy for every person on your gift list — according to reviewers, they are that cozy! And they help provide winter coats to kids in need.

the throw blankets in various patterns and colors


Nordstrom

For each purchase, Nordstrom donates a portion of proceeds to Operation Warm, an organization that provides winter coats to kids in your local community.

Promising review: “Six of them are in my home because we all fight over them. The other five I bought as gifts. I think I might have a slight addiction to them, ha! I bought seven last year during the anniversary sale and four more this year. I have washed them over and over and they are still super soft. I will say that you might not want to use a dryer sheet with them. I had one stick to one of my blankets. I can’t say enough good things about these blankets! They are the BEST!” —Rose0614

Get it from Nordstrom for $39.50 (available in three colors).

24.

A Daily Dose leave-in conditioner designed with every hair type in mind. This vegan formula delivers hydration and nourishment to hair with ingredients such as aloe and coconut oil. It also gives a daily dose of clean water to communities in need.


Daily Dose, Amazon

Daily Dose is donating 2% of revenue to sponsor clean water projects with charity: water, an organization that brings water to communities in need of sustainable water systems.

Promising review: “First off I love the ingredients list — the fact that this is cruelty-free is amazing. This stuff keeps my frizz down especially in the summer and really has made my hair soft and silky. My broken ends already are looking and feeling better as well. The best part is that it doesn’t cause my hair to get greasy at all. Great product!!” —Robert R.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 or from Daily Dose for $17.99.


Daily Dose, Amazon

Daily Dose is donating 2% of revenue to sponsor clean water projects with charity: water, an organization that brings water to communities in need of sustainable water systems.

Promising review: “First off I love the ingredients list — the fact that this is cruelty-free is amazing. This stuff keeps my frizz down especially in the summer and really has made my hair soft and silky. My broken ends already are looking and feeling better as well. The best part is that it doesn’t cause my hair to get greasy at all. Great product!!” —Robert R.

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 or from Daily Dose for $17.99.

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And a Puppy Paws Coffee and Company subscription so they can sip their morning coffee and read about the animal rescue organization their gift gave back to. Goodies for the dog are also included in every box!

a pitbull-themed French roast with a rope toy in a box


Puppy Paws Coffee & Company / Via Cratejoy

50% of profits for this box are donated to animal rescue organizations that are committed to helping homeless animals in need.

What you get: coffee that was freshly roasted within days of shipping, and pet toys and treats. Coffees are sourced from a collection of coffees from around the world, according to your giftee’s taste profile.

Promising review: “I was so excited to get this package! Unbeknownst to the company, the kong squeaky balls are my dog’s absolute favorite. I also love that a portion goes to shelters!” —Kelsey P.

Get it from Puppy Paws Coffee & Company on Cratejoy for $19.99/month.

Your giftee’s face when they realize their gift gives back:


Disney / Via Giphy

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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