Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back

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Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Anchal Project Naari Throw

The Gift: A contemporary kantha cotton quilt hand-stitched by artisans escaping the sex trade in India.

The Impact: A portion of proceeds support workers’ health care benefits, design training, and education.

Available at anchalproject.org, $372

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Parker Clay Passport Wallet

The Gift: Ethiopian leather wallet with pockets for passport, cash, cards, smartphones, and ID. 

The Impact: Sponsoring rehab, counseling, and skills training for women in Ethiopia’s sex trade through Women at Risk.

Available at parkerclay.com, from $48

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
LSTN Satellite Bluetooth Speaker

The Gift: A small, stylish, zebra-wood bluetooth speaker with nice sound and long battery life.

The Impact: Providing hearing aids to those in need worldwide through Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Available at amazon.com, $100

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Sidai Designs Warrior Bracelet

The Gift: A beautiful, glass-bead warrior bracelet crafted by marginalized Maasai women in Tanzania. 

The Impact: Makers receive twice the average national pay, retirement funds, paid maternity leave and vacation, health insurance, subsidized lunches, and access to legal, hygiene, literacy, and economics courses.

Available at sidaidesigns.com, $54

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Warby Parker Percey Sunglasses

The Gift: Handsome, unisex frames to keep you from squinting in the field. 

The Impact: Your favorite optical company makes monthly donations to VisionSpring, a non-profit that trains low-income men and women to sell ultra affordable (and stylish) glasses in underserved communities worldwide.

Available at warbyparker.com, $95

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Local + Lejos Raya Throw

The Gift: A modern Guatemalan throw handwoven by artisans from a small village on Lake Atitlán. 

The Impact: Each purchase gives a weaver and her family one month of electricity.

Available at shopspring.com, $128

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
CAUSEBOX

The Gift: A quarterly subscription box for women filled with seasonal lifestyle products that give back.


The Impact: Backing socially conscious companies that provide jobs, meals, education, and clean water globally.

Available at causebox.com, $50

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Level Ground Trading Tulsi Tea

The Gift: Twenty pyramids of Ayurvedic green tea sourced from small-scale growers in Assam, India.

The Impact: Empowering farmers, investing in infrastructure, and granting scholarships to rural youth in developing countries.

Available at thelittlemarket.com, $12

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Cuddle + Kind Hand-Knit Dolls

The Gift: Adorable, hypoallergenic, hand-knit dolls that help children around the world grow up strong. 

The Impact: Every doll sold provides 10 meals to kids through Children’s Hunger Fund and WFP School Meals Program.

Available at cuddleandkind.com, from $45

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Five | Six Artisanal Blue Pillow

The Gift: A hand-loomed patterned pillow from the weaving collective of Waraniéné in Côte d’Ivoire.

The Impact: A percentage of purchases supports the village’s schools and maternity clinics.

Available at fiveandsixtextiles.com, $95

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Islands and Clouds Scarf

The Gift: A silk-blend scarf to keep the spirits afloat, printed from a NASA satellite image of the outer Aleutian Islands. 

The Impact: With every purchase, $10 is donated to ANERA to improve the lives of refugees in the Middle East.

Available at slowfactory.com, $100

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Bare Soaps Charcoal Scrap Bag

The Gift: Makeup-removing, blackhead-battling, activated charcoal bars made from the unused ends of soap logs.

The Impact: Twenty percent of profits go towards sanitation efforts in Kaberamaido, Uganda, and the slums of Mumbai.

Available at bare-soaps.com, $6.50

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
The Brave Collection Peony Compass Bracelet

The Gift: A cotton bracelet made by underprivileged Cambodian artisans, mostly mothers, with a brass compass to guide you on your way.

The Impact: Ten percent of profits are donated to Free to Shine to fight human trafficking in Cambodia.

Available at thebravecollection.com, $95

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
One Grid Candles

The Gift: Ten-ounce soy wax candles inspired by aromatic exports from Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi. 

The Impact: With each order, a solar light is delivered to a person living without electricity in Africa through SolarAid.

Available at onegridcandle.com, $28

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Clothe Thy Neighbor as Yourself Luke Fedora

The Gift: Protection from the elements in the form of a tan fedora made from salvaged wool.

The Impact: The Christian-affiliated non-profit syphons all proceeds to the cause of your choice: providing uniforms to school kids in Kenya and Haiti, or supplying work clothes to new graduates of the Atlanta-based job training program they fund.

Available at cyny.org, $70

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
State Nevins Backpack

The Gift: Your next day bag has enough storage — for keys, snacks, cords, laptop, and iPad — to keep you organized.

The Impact: With each purchase, State delivers one of their bags packed with supplies to an American child in need.

Available at shopspring.com, $95

Holiday Giving: 17 Gifts That Give Back
Della 13” Macbook Case

The Gift: A lightly padded case for Macbook Pro and Air made with local textiles in Hohoe, Ghana.

The Impact: Workers receive fair pay, literacy classes, and money management training.

Available at dellala.com, $48

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