Gifts That Give Back

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The holiday season is quickly approaching! Rather than opting for more traditional gifting this year, consider supporting one of the many organizations out there with missions to give back. The following companies dedicate a portion of their proceeds toward helping nonprofits and humanitarian causes.

Bridgewater Candle Company

Candles are a holiday favorite for gifting, so why not add a little meaning behind them? Bridgewater Candle Company has a collection called Products That Feed, where every item purchased provides three meals to a hungry child. Learn more about the Light a Candle – Feed a Child program.

GlobeIn

GlobeIn is a purpose-driven company that aims to enrich and empower entrepreneurial artisans around the world. With an Artisan Box Subscription, the recipient receives a monthly shipment featuring three to five handcrafted items ethically sourced from local tradespeople. Every product supports fair wages and safe working conditions for artisans around the world. Learn more here.

Packed With Purpose

Packed With Purpose provides meaning to any gift-giving exchange – and it does most of the heavy lifting for you. Every curated gift box includes artisanal products created by purpose-driven organizations with giveback initiatives, from empowering underserved women and helping minority-owned businesses to supporting sustainability efforts and preserving the environment. Learn more about how Packed With Purpose gifts give back.

Jcoco Chocolate

Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth? Or, rather, does your recipient? Seattle Chocolate’s sister brand Jcoco, which sells high-quality chocolate sourced from a sustainable farm in Peru, has a company-wide giveback program. A percentage of profits from each purchase goes toward individuals affected by food insecurity via its food bank partners in Washington, California, and New York. Learn more about Jcoco’s mission.

Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon is a company known for its unique, colorful, and personalized beanies, which it donates to children battling cancer around the country. But that’s not all: 50% of net profits from every beanie purchased goes toward nonprofit organizations leading the fight against pediatric cancer. Learn more about Love Your Melon’s fight against childhood cancer.

Hand in Hand

Especially in light of the pandemic, people are investing in soaps and other cleaning products. So, get on board with the trend and give a gift from Hand in Hand, where a portion of every purchase directly supports communities needing access to soap, clean water, and hygiene education. Talk about feeling good about your gifting, right? Learn more here.

World Wildlife Fund

For the animal lover in your life, the World Wildlife Fund offers symbolic adoptions that come complete with a plush stuffed animal, a certificate detailing your adoption, and a themed tote. The gift is as meaningful as it is adorable, and you’ll be donating to a worthy cause that protects the future of endangered animals!

Pura Vida

Lastly, if you’re looking for a meaningful piece of jewelry, look to Pura Vida, which employs local artisans from communities worldwide. Shop the Charity Collection and select the type of organization you want to support, from environmental and humanitarian causes to cancer and mental health awareness. Learn more here.

What are some of your favorite “gifts that give back”? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

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