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Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a beloved family member’s birthday, or “just because,” chances are you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift — the thing that says I love you. I get you. I understand.
But we think the perfect gift isn’t just what you give, but a gift that keeps on giving beyond your own generosity. From bracelets and bags, to coffee, toys, and shoes, these gifts don’t just bring joy, they pay that generosity forward to those who need it most.
All the companies on this list support local artisans or donate a portion of their proceeds to charities around the world. So check out 26 of our favorite gifts that lift up, give back, and help make the world a little better with every purchase.
Pura Vida Bracelets
Beautiful, bold, and 100 percent handcrafted, Pure Vida bracelets are perfect for the jewelry lover in your life. Each piece tells a story, and each purchase gives back.
Pura Vida donates 1 percent of their annual revenue to various charities worldwide. The company — which started with two bracelet makers in Costa Rica in 2010 — has expanded to include more than 800 artisans.
TOMS has always stood for a better tomorrow — one where, as their website puts it, humanity thrives — and they’ve done so by investing in organizations that hold a similar ideal.
But that’s not all: In addition to being financially active and fiscally responsible, TOMS donates one pair of shoes for every pair sold.
This clothing brand for men and women offers simple, stylish basics that will appeal to many — and benefit many more. Every item sold is tagged with the signature of the person who made it.
This is not fast and cheap clothing; it’s carefully and lovingly crafted, sold ethically, and made by real people across the globe.
Fire Dept. Coffee
Started by a veteran-turned-firefighter in Illinois, Fire Dept. Coffee donates 10 percent of their profits to injured first responders, helping them recover both physically and mentally.
Not only are their coffee blends worthy of the overnight shift, they also offer popular spirit-infused brews like Black Cherry Bourbon Infused coffee.
Made by women, for women, Threads Worldwide is a fair-trade, ethical, U.S.-founded jewelry company that aims to bring the talents and skills of artisans around the globe to the American market. Creativity never looked (or felt) so good.
From cards and jewelry to face masks and home decor, UNICEF Market sells thousands of homemade gifts and goodies. Oh, and the best part? Each purchase supports a local artisan and helps protect and save children by providing access to clean water, for instance.
Looking for the perfect gift for Dad? If so, look no further than Bravo Sierra. This health and grooming company offers everything from shaving cream and accessories to deodorant and hair products. Plus, each purchase benefits U.S. service members and their families.
With bold statements, beautiful designs, and an unapologetic approach to femininity, Skylar Yoo sells apparel and accessories meant to empower women.
Twenty percent of the company’s proceeds are divided between two charities: the Malala Fund, a nonprofit that helps girls around the world go to school, and Bring Change to Mind, an organization that focuses on opening up the dialogue surrounding mental health.
Uncommon Goods is one of our favorite online shops, and it’s one of the founding members of the B Corporation Alliance. The store highlights the work of Black creators, they sell empowering gifts for ceiling smashers, and their catalog is vast.
From clothing and kids gear to the home, kitchen, and your bar, they’ve got it all. They also donate $1 to a Better to Give partner of your choice with every purchase.
Handmade, handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind, Original Grain watches tell a story. For every watch sold, Original Grain plants a tree in partnership with Trees For the Future. Save the environment one second and sale at a time.
Grounds & Hounds
Looking for a gift for the dog lover in your life? Look no further than Grounds & Hounds. With bold blends and various flavors, this coffee is the perfect pick-me-up. And bonus: You save a pup with every cup. Twenty percent of all proceeds go to helping at-risk animals.
MantraBands are popular, and for good reason. They’re bold and beautiful, with motivational messages and a high-polish finish. These bands are simple and elegant in their mission to inspire, empower, and uplift.
But what’s more, MantraBand offers several lines of CharityBands that benefit organizations working to help women, children, first responders, and more. With each CharityBand purchased, $5 will go to the charity listed for that band.
To Write Love on Her Arms
With a blog, resources, and nationwide events, To Write Love On Her Arms is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people living with mental illness, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
Every purchase from their store goes directly to people in recovery and treatment, and with coffee mugs, beanies, sweatpants, and sweatshirts, their shop truly has something for everyone.
World Wildlife Fund
If your little love bug is obsessed with animals, you may want to consider “adopting” one from the World Wildlife Fund. Adoption kits include one or more plush toys, a certificate, a species card, and photo. All proceeds go directly toward conservation efforts and activities.
Box Lunch is one of our favorite stores for unique, personality-infused gifts. From clothes and bags to pop culture items and toys, they offer a huge selection of “geeky gifts” perfect for the Disney-phile, Potterhead, or anime lover in your life. For every $10 spent, Box Lunch donates one meal to a family in need.
From coloring sheets and journals to painting kits and general stationery supplies, Yoobi has it all. But the best part? For every item purchased, Yoobi will donate a school supply item to a child in need.
If you or your little are in the market for a new backpack, lunchbox, or even luggage, check out STATE bags. With a huge selection of bold colors and fun patterns, plus a durable design, STATE bags are ideal for school-age kids.
STATE bags gives back by holding bag drops rallies around the country to excite and engage with kids in need. And they’re walking the walk by actively engaging in conversations about social justice with their #WhatDoWeTellTheKids campaign.
Cuddle + Kind
Hand knit with 100 percent cotton — and lots of love — Cuddle and Kind makes beautiful, high-quality stuffed animals and dolls. And for each doll sold, 10 meals are donated to a child in need.
Happy Blankie sells snuggle blankets, pillows, weighted blankets, and swaddle sets made to love on for years. Their signature happy blankets are made from the softest fleece with satin backing and designed with the smiling faces of animals, unicorns, and mermaids.
For every blanket sold, Happy Blankie gives a blanket to a child in need. And the best part is that you get to choose who receives the blanket: a child in a hospital, a military child or child of a first responder, or a child at a domestic abuse shelter.
Out of Print Clothing
Looking for the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life? From totes and tees to baby bodysuits and socks, Out of Print Clothing brings your favorite books and characters to life in gifts made for readers.
All purchases made through Out of Print not only benefit the authors, publishers, and artists they represent, but they also benefit literacy initiatives across the globe. Out of Print has donated more than 3 million books to communities in need.
Does your little one love blocks? If so, you should check out Tegu’s wooden block sets. Each piece is magnetized to enhance play and creativity, and each set is made from sustainably harvested wood.
For every tree Tegu cuts down, they plant 983 more, and when you purchase a Tegu product, you help create stable jobs for nearly 200 employees at the factory in Honduras.
Sevenly was started in 2011 with the mission to bring “cause art” to the masses. By selling T-shirts, blankets, aprons, masks (and soooooo much more!) with custom designs, they’re raising millions for causes ranging from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to the Red Cross, from national parks to Global Smile, and so many more.
Fair-trade brand Krochet Kids sells headwear “made to get you outside,” as well as toys and booties, all crocheted with love from makers in Africa and Peru. Each product comes with a name tag that tells you exactly who made each item — a perfect way to feel connected to our global community.
KIDBOX is a custom-styled, kid’s clothing subscription box company, but its mission is way bigger than just shirts and shorts. With every box that is purchased and kept, KIDBOX donates clothing to kids in need — over $12.5 million worth to date, in fact!
Kind Culture Co.
The sweet, adorable, handmade dolls sold by Kind Culture Co. will do more than make your child smile. They also benefit childhood education initiatives. In fact, Kind Culture Co. is so committed to kids’ education that they’ve launched a grant program for educators, too.
Founder Samuel Bistrian was so inspired by the mission of TOMS that he decided to combine his love for fashion with his passion for philanthropy in a new way: donating rain boots to kids in need. And if you have a kid of your own, you know the most magical part of all: kids LOVE them some rain boots.
For every purchase of these adorable and classic rain boots, the Roma Foundation gives a pair of rain boots to children living in countries all over the world, including the United States, Afghanistan, Armenia, Ethiopia, El Salvador, and Guatemala.