We are back with an all-new holiday gift guide after the popularity of our 2018 gift guide last year. We’ve done all your internet shopping for you with our fave gifts that give back – and actually would want to receive!
Here’s what made our 2019 wish list of gifts that give back to charity:
For every one of these beautiful blankets sold, a blanket is given to your local homeless shelter. The donation is made based on your zip code and fulfills one of the most pressing items shelters are in need of.
Are you thinking of sending a bottle of bubbly or a celebratory bottle of wine to a client? Why not send a bottle that gives back? Better yet, stock your holiday party or event with wine from this brand. One Hope Wine matches their varietals to various vetted nonprofits supported by their foundation. They have donated over $4.8 million dollars to date.
Gift this reusable straw kit or any of the cool camp-inspired outdoorsy products by United By Blue and a pound of trash will be removed from our oceans and waterways. The brand features clothing, socks, candles, mugs for anyone on your wish list!
Keep your drinks hot this winter in these super cute insulated camp cups by MiiR. Every product sold helps fund trackable giving projects. These mugs are stamped with a give code at the bottom, which means you can log online to see what your purchase directly funded.
Pick-up a bunch of these pretty candles from Prosperity Candle and keep a stash as hostess gifts for the holidays. Each candle is handpoured by a female artisan and supports refugees.
Not sure what to gift your foodie friend or home chef? These hand carved acacia heart bowls from The Little Market are perfect for gifting. They can be used for snacks, salads, nuts, olives and more! The bowls are Fair Trade and made in the Philippines and provides a source of income for impoverished women and youth in marginalized areas of Manila.
Pretty much anyone would love this Chocolate Tasting Kit & Guide from Askinosie Chocolate. The box includes 4 single origin chocolate bars, tasting notes and a flavor wheel. The bean-to-bar chocolate itself is ethically sourced, made with direct trade beans with profit sharing for the farmers – who are paid above Fair Trade prices.
Pamper someone you love with these natural honey-infused beauty products by beelove. The products are made with raw Chicagoland natural honey. beelove transforms lives by providing employment to men and women returning from incarceration – giving them a second chance. They are then able to develop a stable work history, learn marketable skills and gain confidence to help re-enter the workforce.
Have a coffee lover on your list? Order a couple bags of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. Your purchase will support a coffee business that provides employment and promotes includes for those with intellectual and developmental disablities.
Shopping for a kiddo on your list? Send one of those cute backpacks with a matching lunch bag from Bixbee Backpacks. For each backpack purchased, a bright yellow schoolbag filled with school supplies is donated to child in need in developing countries around the world.
For the junior explorer, The Little Sun Original solar lamp is perfect for camping, as a flashlight or night light. It requires 5 hours of charging in the sun and produces up to 50 hours of light on the dimmest setting. For every lamp sold, one is also donated to a rural partner in Africa.
We haven’t forgotten your fur family! Purchase treats or delicious dog butter from Dog For Dog and a food donation is made to an animal shelter in need. Instead of giving your dog peanut butter made for humans that can be filled with salt, corn syrup, sugar, hydrogenated oils or soy – Dogsbutter is made for pups with basic ingredients like peanuts and flaxseed.
I love the adorable soaps, scrubs, body butters and bath bombs by Pacha Soap Company. You may have seen them at Whole Foods or at your local natural market. For every purchase made, a donation is made towards clean water and hygiene initiatives in a developing country.
Need more ideas? Check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for more great ideas.