Holiday Gift Ideas that Give Back

While giving someone the perfect gift is rewarding, you can make it even more meaningful by purchasing items that give back to others in some way. Tis the season to give and you can help pay it forward while crossing someone off your holiday list with the following.

1. Rainbow Paws Blanket

This is a great gift for any animal lover (or yourself). Not only is this blanket super cute and cozy, but it’s affordable at just $12. Every one sold provides 35 bowls of food to rescues. The more you buy the more you help.

2. Chaser Brand

A T-shirt is a staple in any wardrobe, yet it can be so hard to find the perfect one in a very competitive and over saturated market. From Rag & Bone to Gap, I’ve tried them all and I fell in love with one–Chaser Brand. Chaser is a contemporary clothing line that is dedicated to the continual transformation of style and stands out with its unique vintage/rock look and good quality. What’s cool about Chaser is that you can dress stylish and give back at the same time. When you buy certain shirts like this adorable My Dog is my Co-Pilot, 10% of proceeds are donated to A Dog’s Life Rescue Foundation.


3. KidsGardening with ProFlowers

ProFlowers introduces a Gifts for Good™ Collection this holiday season. Proceeds from the sale of every item in the new collection featured at will go to KidsGardening, a national program that brings garden-based learning to school children.

4. Bodyography

Give Back to the LGBTQ Community with Bodyography. On the makeup front, Bodyography just released a limited edition version of their beloved glitter pigments, the Cosmic Lux collection! Inspired by cosmic dust found in space, the texture, color and feel of these pigments join the galactic, glittery trend just in time for the holidays. The four eye colors feature a one-of-a-kind technology that incorporates the saturation of a loose pigment with the cushion of a cream and the silkiness of a powder, all with a beautiful high glitter and pearl finish. But what makes these shadows even more out of this world? 20% of sales will be donated to a charity in support of the LGBTQ community.

Help Alleviate Poverty Across Rural Africa with Kazi. Bring to life your vision of home and style with artful craftsmanship that does good. From home décor to wine accessories to jewelry, there’s an option for everyone on your list this holiday. Each piece is unique, culturally and traditionally inspired, and handwoven in intimate communities. Purchasing KAZI gifts not only helps these artisans to overcome poverty, but they can also save money, buy land and create new businesses.

6. GLOW for a Cause

GLOW for a cause is beauty that gives back.  Their products are made from the finest and purest ingredients available and you can feel great about the luxurious products you are purchasing and know that you are doing your part in helping to make the world a bit more beautiful.

Every time you buy a GLOW for a cause product, you are not only pampering yourself, you are giving a percentage back to our partner non-profit organizations, which you can find listed on their site.  Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.

7. Slow Factory 

Slow Factory not only offers cool edgy 100% eco-friendly free trade fashion, but is also completely transparent on how the items are sourced and manufactured. In addition, the brand uses fashion as a medium for social and environmental change as well as for human rights. Currently Slow Factory has teamed up with the ACLU and will donate 10% of proceeds to the organization when select items are purchased. Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Zendaya have been seen rocking Slow Factory to show their support. The items are selling out fast so get yours while you still can.

8. Practically Packed Totes

I love a good tote and have quickly become obsessed with Practically Packed because they’re simple, cute and serve as a great reminder of what I need for various occasions. Each tote bag has a list of what to pack literally ON the bag so you won’t forget your essentials. There are currently 50+ themes available and you also have the option to customize your own. Practically Packed is the new “it” bag and with each one purchased, 10 meals will be provided to those in need through Feeding America.

Price: $26 or customize your own for $50

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