Gifts That Give Back – Charitable Gifts that Keep on Giving
It is always a good thing when you can find a gift that leave you and the recipient with that warm, fuzzy feeling associated with giving back. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of beautiful products that not only make wonderful presents, but help support important causes to boot. From donating a portion of the proceeds to the ACLU, to a "buy one, give one" guarantee, these are the charitable purchases that promise to leave the world a better place.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Bag Holiday Print 2-Pack
“I’m a huge fan of Stasher’s silicone reusable sandwich bags that are some of the best sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic storage bags on the market. Not only are they dishwasher-safe and spill-proof, but they also come in tons of pastel-perfect hues that look adorable in the fridge. The brand’s sustainable credentials are not to be dismissed: Stasher says its products have replaced over a billion single-use plastic bags from entering seas and landfills since 2016. On top of that, a portion of proceeds for every bag sold is donated to environmental organizations like Surfrider and 5 Gyers that aim to preserve our oceans. So, this holiday season I’m definitely buying Stasher’s festive limited-edition bags for my friends and family, and I’m sure they’ll love shedding old flimsy Ziploc bags for these environmentally friendly choices.” – Nina Huang
The 100% Human Box-Cut Graphic Tee
“As someone who lives in jeans and t-shirts, I’m always looking for new graphic tees to add to my collection. This option from Everlane comes in a variety of cute colors, is made of environmentally-friendly cotton, and 10 percent of the proceeds support the ACLU, an organization that works to protect fundamental freedom. Because “100 Percent Human” is actually a collection, you can also stock up on cute masks, hats, totes, and more to support the cause.” – Stephanie Perry
Bomba Women's Merino Tie Dye Calf Sock 4-Pack
“I’ve reached the age where my Christmas wish list is full of practical gifts like socks, and the one brand I ask for every year is Bombas. Along with being incredibly soft and cozy, they also feature cushioning to make them ultra-comfortable. I love that they have moisture-wicking capabilities and come in a variety of colors and prints, but my favorite part is the fact that the brand donates a pair of socks to people in need after every purchase.” – Rebecca Carhart
Leave It Better Smilin Sun Women's Boxy Long Sleeve Tee
“I quite honestly want everything from the Parks Project, which is great because every sale helps the National Parks Conservation Association engage new park advocates to protect and preserve our national parks. This year has reaffirmed my appreciation for our national parks and I love that all Parks Projects purchases give back. Also, this tee is so cute and the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” motto is one worth living by.” – Jayla Andrulonis
Lush Charity Pot
“For starters, I love everything about Lush! The products are natural, smell great, and work well. I love to gift the charity pot and bath bombs to my friends for the Holidays. My absolute favorite thing Lush does is that they fund projects that support regenerative agriculture worldwide and donate 100% of the Charity Pot’s price to small grassroots organizations.” – Karla Lint
Toms Ivy Pom Faux Fur Lined Slipper
“I love these slippers! The faux fur keeps my feet cozy, the colorful pom-poms add a fashionable flair, and who doesn’t love to buy Toms? These days, 1/3 of Toms profits go to COVID-19 support. So they warm the toes and the heart.” – Lauren Manthripragada
We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?