The craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially behind us and we must admit, we scored some awesome deals! But it’s really easy to get swept up in to the “buy, buy, buy” mentality of the holiday season, especially when sales are constantly in your face.
So today, while we’re still going to talk about buying gifts, we’re highlighting gifts that give back in some way or another. Every one of these gits are not only great in their own right, but they are tied to a worthy charity. That way you can feel much better about your holiday shopping. Here are nine of our favorite gifts that give back this holiday season!
Gifts for Him
Both of our husbands can’t workout without their earbuds providing the motivation. With that in mind, we love the idea of upgrading their headphones to these noise isolating ones from LSTN. Not only are they made with real wood (say what?!), but proceeds help provide hearing aids to people in need.
When you’re a kid, getting socks wasn’t the most exciting gift in the world. But now as adults, our husbands and brothers are always asking for cool socks! We love the variety of colors and styles from Bombas, but their mission is even better. Because socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, for every pair of socks purchased, a pair of socks is donated to the homeless community.
Bridget swears by her Warby Parker eyeglasses because they’re budget-friendly and totally on trend. Not only can you gift some upgraded frames to any guy on your list, but you can give the gift of sight through their “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program, which helps those in need around the world.
Gifts for Her
We each have one of these watches! They’re on trend and are perfect for everyday wear. And while we love the look, we are even more in love with their positive impact. You can choose from five watch styles, with each one directly benefits a unique cause. From clean water, to school supplies from students, you can choose the cause that is nearest and dearest to you when purchasing one of these watches.
If you’ve heard of TOMS, you may already be familiar with the mission behind this progressive shoe comapny. For every pair of shoes purchased, a pair of shoes goes to a person in need. That 1:1 ratio is huge! Even more, in the past few years this brand has really stepped up their game with on-trend styles. We’re both big fans of the TOMS wedge booties and think that any lady in your life would be happy to find these under the tree this year.
You can never have enough candles! We absolutely adore gifting this fragrant home item to many people on our lists. This candle is extra special because all profits go toward providing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Plus, the scent is “crisp, clean white”, which would work in pretty much any household. Everyone loves this gorgeous gift that gives back.
Gifts for Kids
How cute is this musically talented monkey? It’s colorful, makes noise, and helps kids with their hand-eye coordination. Win, win, win! This xylophone would be a special gift for any kid in your life, plus all profits benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We recently stumbled upon the online store Colored Organics and are smitten with their gorgeous clothing for babies and kids. All of their clothing is made in a safe work environment, without child labor, and with fare wages for employees. But even better, up to 50% of their profits will go toward building orphanages for abandoned children in India.
It’s official, if we were still in school we would totally rock one of these backpacks! With backpacks and lunch boxes in tons of cool colors and patterns (and even some Star Wars backpacks), you can’t go wrong gifting one of these to a child on your shopping list. Bonus points … for each sale, the company delivers a backpack stocked with school supplies to a student in need.
With these nine gift ideas, you can cross those final names off of your holiday shopping list knowing that your buys are helping more than just the lucky gift recipient have a joyful season.