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20+ Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Spread the holiday cheer with these gifts that give back and support those in need here and around the world.

By Today's Parent
20+ Holiday Gifts That Give Back

'Tis the season for giving and receiving. But isn't it nice when you can find a holiday gift that does a little something extra? From providing meals to supporting girls in developing countries, we've rounded up some of our favorite gifts that give back this holiday season.

Bleu La La 100% Cotton Knit Blanket

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This cotton baby blanket is a perfect fit for newborns, infants, and toddlers. Discover the joy of purposeful shopping at Bleu La La, where your purchase makes a meaningful impact. With each purchase, their brand's mission is to help moms struggling with fertility issues by donating 10% of their profits to charities dedicated to bringing the gift of parenthood to those in need.

Fahlo Sea Turtle Tracking Bracelet

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Track a turtle! With its empowering message and innovative tracking technology, this bracelet is a fun gift for animal lovers. A portion of all proceeds are donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, which helps raise awareness and provides protection for sea turtles around the globe!

With each purchase, your contribution will help the organization achieve its goal of relieving every sea turtle from harm.

Alter Eco Classic Blackout Chocolate Bar

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During the holidays, gifting a sweet treat is always a good option. This chocolate bar from Alter Eco is made of two ingredients—organic cocoa beans plus organic cocoa butter.

The best part? Alter Eco invests in local farmers and partakes in the Climate Neutral Certified initiative, meaning they offset 100% of their carbon emissions through conservation and reforestation projects.

Ingrid + Isabel Camo Jacket

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This holiday season, Ingrid + Isabel is thrilled to partner with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization raising awareness about pregnancy and childbirth-related issues with the goal of achieving quality and equitable maternal care for all.


Through the end of the year, the brand will be donating all sales from the Mama + Babe Camo Jackets to the organization to help moms through their pregnancy.

Aerie Fur Beanie

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Après ski, but better. Starting in 2022, comfy loungewear brand Aerie launched Real Foundation™, which aims to build confidence in women, foster an inclusive community and protect our planet.

The Aerie Real Foundation issues Signature Grants twice a year to national organizations such as the National Eating Disorders Association and Free The Girls. They also provide community grants to local charities across the country.

Nike Benassi N7 Slides

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Nike's N7 Fund is a prime example of how the iconic shoe brand gives back. Nike created the N7 shoe and apparel line to commemorate Native American lineage in North America and donate proceeds from its sale. Since its creation in 2019, the N7 Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants to more than 270 communities and organizations.

Everlane The ReNew Fleece Oversized Half-Zip

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To further solidify their stance of banning the use of plastic in their products, Everlane launched an exciting new program called The Next [Collective]. The company plans to invest $100,000 towards supporting innovative solutions from scientists, designers, and students, creating fully recycled versions of the most challenging items to make free of plastics—like buttons, zipper teeth and stretch fabrics.

This ultra-warm sweater is part of the project!

Pact Toddler Dream Big Pajamas 2-Pack

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Made of soft breathable organic cotton, these toddler PJs from Pact are made for big dreamers. Better yet, it's a gift that packs a punch. Every year, Pact partners with Chetna Organic in India—a sustainable, organic cotton farming cooperative in India—to source all the cotton used to make its products.

Since 2019, the sustainable company has made donations through the Good Textiles Foundation, which has benefitted Chetna Organic and its surrounding communities.

Toms Waffle Bootie Slipper

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Slip your feet into a plush pair of slippers from TOMS. Featuring fluffy faux fur lining, keeping your feet snug and warm wherever you're at home is easy. When you buy directly from the ethical retailer you help fund access to mental health resources for the millions of people who need them.

Obakki What Makes You Happy Scarf

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The design of this Obakki scarf was inspired by the answers that children gave in response to the questions: What makes you happy? What makes you sad? What makes you afraid? All proceeds from the purchase of this scarf go towards providing food, education, housing and medical support for the children of St. Valentine's Orphanage in Cameroon.

Parks Project Trail Crew Sock 2-Pack

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Celebrating America's National Parks with a line of apparel, accessories and home decor, Parks Project adventures with purpose. Every purchase funds projects in National Parks, including vital wildlife conservation efforts, trail restorations, visitor education and more. They believe that together, we can leave our world better than we found it.

PetSmart Chance & Friends Holiday "Bliss" Plush Unicorn

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Surprise your furry friend with an adorable squeaky plush. When you purchase this toy, you help support PetSmart Charities' mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. For each plush purchased, PetSmart donates 10 percent of the sale to PetSmart Charities.

Matt & Nat Hope Charity Bag

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This chic bag from Matt & Nat is not only perfect for your everyday needs but will also help to spark a conversation. With every purchase of the HOPE charity bag, 100% of the purchase price (minus taxes) is donated to various organizations worldwide that passionately pursue creating a better world for everyone.

Matt & Nat's partners around the globe support humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes.

Lettuce Grow The Farmstand Nook

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Backed by creatives Jacob Pechenik and Zooey Deschanel, Lettuce Grow Farmstand is a self-watering plant. It requires 95% less water than traditional gardening requires, meaning you only have to help maintain it once a week. In just three weeks, your plant will be ready to harvest for your meals.


This indoor nook is ideal for the colder months. With every ten purchases made, one farmstand is donated.

L'Occitane Cocon de Sérénité Solidarity Hand Cream

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For each of these aromatic hand creams sold, L’Occitane is providing one year of vitamin A supplements to four children. The lack of this essential vitamin is one of the leading causes of childhood blindness and is essential to a child's immune system. 

Mini Mioche Kind Human Club Baseball Hat

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Mini Mioche's Kind Human Club collection is exactly what you'd expect from the brand: super-soft organic cotton that will appeal to the whole family. The limited-edition line will donate 50% of all proceeds to ProjectHALO for SickKids, an organization that aims to help create spaces in the hospital for parents and caregivers.

Material Kitchen The reBoard

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The reBoard is a BPA-free cutting board made from recyclable kitchen scraps. You can purchase these boards in five bold. colors. With each purchase, half of the proceeds are donated to organizations working towards social and professional development and fighting food insecurity.

Nobis No Cold Shoulder Pin Pack

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For every #NOCOLDERSHOULDER pin pack sold, Nobis is donating 100% of the proceeds to a participating charity.

Ocean Bottle in Forest Green

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Bottle up the feeling of good news. Ocean Bottle focuses on rivers and waterways, the arteries that carry plastic to the ocean, and their main focus for plastic collection. With the purchase of every water bottle, the company funds the collection of 11.4kg of plastic, which is equivalent to 1000 plastic bottles.

This article was originally published on Nov 01, 2022

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