Giving back is very important to me. Giving a donation in a loved one’s name is a wonderful way to honor them and make a difference in the world. But what if you don’t want to choose between giving presents and making a difference? You don’t have to! When you purchase any of the beautiful gifts on this list, you are also making a donation to a worthy cause. They are truly gifts you can feel good about giving!
Each pair of socks donates a fixed amount for a direct donation to their corresponding partner. We are building towards having one partner for each Sustainable Development Goal.
Jump on the patterned socks trend, and give back at the same time! This durable recycled kraft paper gift box contains three pairs of beautiful patterned socks. Each pair represents a different charity to which part of the sale will be given. One pair fights hunger via the charity Action Against Hunger. The second pair helps to provide clean water through Water.org. Proceeds from the final pair of socks go to Room to Read, a charity that helps educate children in developing countries.
The Starling Project provides development of solar power systems in countries such as Chad by supporting organizations like UNICEF through the sale of hand-poured candles made in Brooklyn, NY.
Starling creates hand-poured candles in several intriguing scents. I think the Currant + Rosewood candle sounds amazing, but the other scents are just as interesting. Proceeds from these luxury candles goes to organizations like UNICEF to provide solar-powered electricity to Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the company’s website, the founder of Starling has raised over 100,000 to date.
WeWOOD combines the Italian ability to design unique objects with the need for greater care and attention to our planet. The first to create wrist watches from wood, completely free of toxic and artificial materials using exotic remnant hardwoods from around the world.
Not only are these unique watches made from remnant hardwoods, making them extremely eco-friendly, WeWOOD plants a tree for every watch purchased. I especially love the feminine look of the Flower Beige Watch. This is one timepiece that will also be a conversation piece!
In developing countries like India, education is the most effective way for a girl to escape the cycle of childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy and abuse. We donate 50% of our profits to programs that send girls to school.
1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. We’re on a mission to change that.
Lack of access to clean water is a huge problem throughout the world. charity: water hopes to solve this problem by working with local partners in developing countries. One of the ways you can support this worthy cause is to purchase a gift from their online store. I think the Aura Photo Frame would make a spectacular gift. Not only does this frame have a clean, modern look, but it is a smart frame which syncs with the Aura app. You can download your photos, organize them into folders, and choose which images to display in this gorgeous frame!
I love the idea of giving a loved one a beautiful gift that they can appreciate, while also giving back to those in need around the world. Will you be giving any of these gifts this year?