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Hang on to your pumpkin spice lattes — the holiday gifting season is upon us again. As you decide what to get for friends and family this year, consider how your presents can make an impact beyond the gift-getters themselves.

Many companies offer charitable incentives with each purchase, from one-for-one donations to devoting a percentage of sales to a worthy cause. To help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list, here are our picks of the best gifts that give back.

Our picks for the best gifts that give back are based on a wide variety of gift types and the charitable causes they support. When vetting each product or company, we considered their impact, the quality of their products, and their price points to provide a strong selection of options.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $20
  • $$ = $20–$50
  • $$$ = over $50

Best jewelry gifts


  • Price: $–$$$

Jewelry company Lotte321, started in 2020, was inspired by the founder’s niece Charlotte (“Lotte”), who has Down syndrome (3 copies of the 21st chromosome).

The brand features a wide range of jewelry from candy-colored enamel bracelets to delicate necklaces with 15% of profits donated to Down syndrome awareness. Customers get 10% off their first order when they sign up for the company’s email list.

Best beauty gifts

Shea Yeleen

  • Price: $–$$

This line of natural, fair trade beauty products features handmade bar soaps, body balms, and creams with each purchase directly benefiting the financial empowerment of women in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The company employs women in Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Mali, who historically have lived on fewer than $2 a day, enabling them to generate over $10 a day and providing critical benefits like health insurance. The company also supports the education of over 268 children.

Best stocking stuffers


  • Price: $–$$$

New socks and underwear may not be the most exciting gifts, but they are practical items that many of us appreciate. Shop for these essentials through Bombas, which makes one-for-one donations of each item sold.

So far, the company has donated over 75 million T-shirts, underwear, and socks to 3,500 charitable organizations across the United States. (Notably, these are the three most requested items in shelters.) New customers get 20% off the first order, making your dollars — and impact — go even further.

Best self-care gifts


  • Price: $$$

If you’re looking to splurge on cozy clothes and self-care accessories this holiday season, consider shopping with NAKEDCASHMERE, which donates $25–$50 of each item from its LOVE collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

The collection includes a range of high quality items, including the LOVE Wrap, the LOVE Eye Mask, and the LOVE Beanie. The company has generated over $280,000 in donations to BCRF so far.

Best winter clothing gifts

ROMA Boots

  • Price: $$$

Shop for all kinds and shapes of boots for the whole family at ROMA Boots. This brand donates a pair of boots to a child in need with every pair sold. Over the past decade, the company has donated $7 million worth of boots in over 30 countries. Their styles range from sleek neutrals for adults to fun patterns for kids, and they also sell umbrellas to match their rain-proof kicks.

Best environmentally conscious gift


  • Price: $$–$$$

Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Every accessory and clothing item that TenTree sells helps reduce waste and carbon footprints, as well as re-establish ecosystems. In addition to their responsibly sourced, eco-friendly products, TenTree plants 10 trees for every purchase. So far, they’ve planted over 81 million trees in forests worldwide.

TenTree offers products ranging from hats and scarves to underwear and jackets. They also have carbon+ offset packages, offered to offset lifestyle patterns like food delivery, toilet paper purchases, and long showers. The idea is to counteract your carbon footprint by planting trees for lifestyle choices, holidays, and more.

Best host gifts

Wixology Candle Co.

  • Price: $$–$$$

These cocktail-inspired candles make perfect host gifts — they’re festive, fun, and elegant with scents ranging from Pumpkin Spice Martini to Sidecar.

A portion of all Wixology Candle Co. profits is donated to FoodChain, a Lexington, KY-based organization that brings fresh, healthy food to areas whose residents have limited options. Join the company’s mailing list and receive 15% off your order.

Best kid gifts

Red & Olive Co.

  • Price: $$–$$$

These handmade, fair trade stuffed animals are adorable and make a meaningful impact on children in need across the United States. Red & Olive Co. donates 10% of its sales to organizations and programs benefiting kids, like Starlight Children’s Foundation, No Kid Hungry, and The Birthday Party Project. New customers can sign up to get 15% off their first order.

Best family pajama gifts

Tiny Roots

  • Price: $–$$

Whether your family likes to wear matching pajamas for the holidays or enjoys getting new cozy sleepwear, the offerings from Tiny Roots are an ideal choice. The company’s PJs are comfortable for all ages — and 100% sourced and made in the United States — and they provide funds to combat a serious problem: human trafficking. Tiny Roots give 10% of each purchase to A21, an organization committed to ending human trafficking stateside and around the world.

Best pet gifts

Found My Animal

  • Price: $$–$$$

Pamper your fur baby with an upgraded leash, bed, puffer jacket, or (yes) fancy poop bag pouch from this Brooklyn-based pet boutique. Part of the proceeds from Found My Animal’s sales go to support animal welfare and rescue organizations, plus there’s a whole section of their website dedicated to helping facilitate direct pet adoptions.

Best festive gifts

FreshCut Paper

  • Price: $-$$

For anyone who may be hard to shop for — neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, or even your kids’ teachers — opting for a festive gift is always a good choice. And when the gift is also good for the planet, it’s even better.

FreshCut Paper offers seasonal paper trees, wreaths, and bouquets that are gorgeous and 100% recyclable. Plus, a portion of every purchase goes to 1% For The Planet, and, for every bouquet purchased, the company plants a tree.

FreshCut Paper’s seasonal trees are perfect for families to decorate together, while the wreaths and bouquets make great holiday displays. These gifts are great because you know you’re giving something unique and festive, and your gift-getter isn’t receiving a random item that will end up in a landfill someday.

Choosing a gift that gives back brings joy both to the gift-giver and the gift-getter: You can feel good about using your wallet to make a positive impact and those you buy for feel a sense of pride for being part of a charitable act.

Plus, think of the impact we can collectively have when we choose to shop from companies aligned with worthy causes. That’s getting into the true spirit of the season.

Ready for a calm and stress-free holiday? Check out Healthline’s Season of Self-Care, your go-to destination for the latest must-have health and wellness gifts for your loved ones – and you!