60 Great Gifts that Give Back to Charity

Treat those you love to a gift that supports a noteworthy cause.

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Sometimes, finding a gift that's useful or pretty to look at just isn't enough. After scouring the web, we've found gifts of all sorts that help the environment, those less fortunate, and a handful of other noteworthy causes.

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Catbird Brass Snake Cuff
$68.00

Slither this brass snake cuff around your wrist for a feminine look with a sly edge. Philanthropy has been ingrained in Catbird’s DNA since its inception, working with a range of organizations, like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Food Back, which give back to underserved areas of the community. 

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Sprout plantable graphite pencils
$14.95

Make the planet proud with these plantable pencils — the perfect back-to-school gift for your kiddo! The eco-friendly pencils are made from natural and biodegradable components that can be recycled back into the ground and bloom into basil, flax, or thyme. Although this isn't technically a charity, we believe giving back to Mother Earth should not be dismissed.

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Uma Wellness Oil
$85.00

Who needs a cup of coffee when you can have this Uma revitalizing wellness oil? The invigorating essential oil blend works together to create a sustainable energy source that keeps you going throughout the day. Uma reinvests a third of their annual profits back into the local community through funding a health clinic, offering academic scholarships to youth, and more. 

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Created Co. Cactus Mug
$18.00

This cactus mug is on point! Besides the giant cup size, the best part is a portion of each purchase goes to fund clean-water wells with charity: water. Shop now and sip later. 

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Azura Bay Underprotection Floral Eye Mask
$18.00

Slumber in peace with this eco-friendly eye mask, knowing that you are giving back to the world. Azura Bay donates a portion of each order’s proceeds to help restore the environment through World Wildlife Fund, and supports health and human rights programs for women and girls around the world through Because I Am a Girl.

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The Citizenry Adia Planter
$65.00

Who said a planter can’t be a work of art? Pick up these hand-carved sculptural planters from The Citizenry where 10% of the proceeds are invested directly back into the artisan communities through Entrepreneur Development Grants

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FEED Harriet Tote Bag
$198.00

Best known for their artisan burlap tote bags that fight hunger, FEED Projects also has leather totes and accessories if you are looking for a sleeker look, but still want to give back. This Harriet Tote bag provides 100 school meals to children in need. 

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AWE Signet Ring

$115.00

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Wear bling that gives back! AWE jewelry is founded by a three-time cancer survivor who donates 20% of sales to the brand's National Charity Partners — Cancer Care, Nami, The Trevor Project, and RAINN. Add this stunning signet ring, a symbol of strength, hope, and resilience, to your everyday arm party. The ring comes in yellow gold and sterling silver.

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Bloom and Give Kina Bag

$30.00

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A woman can never have too many cosmetics bags! Shop this adorable, handmade jacquard printed pouch that's handcrafted with natural sueded leather and finished with a cotton lining. Half of the profits from this purchase funds girls' education programs in India. Girl power!

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Hope & Henry
Hope and Henry Girls Dress

$25.00

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The moment your little girl slips into this aww-worthy dress, your photo phone storage is bound to fill up. Shop this Hope & Henry organic cotton skirt dress and give back 5% of the retail price to RED's efforts to fight AIDS through the Global Fund.

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Brooklyn Candle Studio Love Potion #9

$35.00

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Be careful, because this love potion is the real deal! Light this candle and smitten your smell with a refreshing blend of sweet jasmine blossom and calming lavender notes. In an act to serve as a reminder to choose love over hate, 10% of proceeds from Brooklyn Candle Studio's Love Potion #9, small jar candle will be donated to the ACLU.

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KOTN Square Neck Tank

$25.00

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Shop this oh-so-flattering square neck tank — a closet essential that every gal needs. KOTN works directly with cotton farming families in Egypt to help rebuild the industry from the grassroots. With a farm-to-fashion model, their elevated basics have funded families directly, as well as their own pro-literacy organization that strives to build schools in these rural regions.

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TOMS Women's Natural Burlap Alpargata Flat

from $29.56

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Take a step in the right direction with these black and white minimalistic TOMS sneakers. The shoe brand is renowned for their charitable efforts working working with over 100 philanthropic partners. Not only does TOMS match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need, but they've expanded their mission to eyewear, clean water, and safe birth.

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Westward Leaning Concorde 14 Sunglasses

$225.00

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Known for their handmade, sustainable sunnies, Westward Leaning specs are more than meets the eye. Each sunglass line is associated with a unique philanthropic organization, and 10% of the net proceeds are given to the corresponding charity that's signified on the temple inlay.

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Falling Whistles
Falling Whistles Necklace

$58.00

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Wear this industrial-chic whistle and join Falling Whistles in the fight to keep child soldiers off the front lines in the Congo. This specific whistle was made in honor of the original boys who inspired the founders to start Falling Whistles on their first trip to Africa.

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Kayu Jen Clutch With Red Stone

$205.00

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Shop this stunning, fair-trade black clutch with earthy, red stone clasp accents from Kayu — the perfect-sized clutch for a night on the town! The tightly woven straw design is handcrafted by stay-at-home female artisans in the Philippines using indigenous, slow-fashion techniques. Kayu bags allow these women to provide for their families while practicing their business aptitude and training.

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TATCHA Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder

$65.00

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Enrich your inner beauty while working on your outer with Tatcha's five-star-rated enzyme powder. Polish away your pores as you pay to fund a day of school in partnership with Room to Read's Girls' Education program.

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Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter

from $79.00

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Gift this eco-stylish filter to a new homeowner in your life. Every time a Soma filter is bought, a donation to a water-project charity is made. In particular, the money goes to sustainable, community-owned water projects in developing countries.

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Lagoa
Lagoa Emily High Neck Reversible Top

$42.99

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When you're tight on suitcase space, opt for reversible swimwear brand Lagoa. This sporty halter bikini features a hidden zipper pouch in the top, so you don't have to worry about losing your ID (again). The swim brand supports and donates 10% of every sale to the Surfrider Foundation, an organization that helps preserve our oceans and beaches through coastal preservation, ocean protection, and plastic reduction initiatives. Don't forget the bottoms, too!

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Warby Parker Laurel Eyeglasses

from $95.00

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These crystal and cognac tortoise eyeglasses are a sight to see! Give the gift of sight to those in need through Warby Parker's 'Buy a Pair, Give a Pair' mission, where a pair of glasses is donated to one of WP's nonprofit partners for each pair of glasses bought. Today, the brand goes beyond the one-for-one donation and physically trains leading men and women of impoverished communities abroad to give basic eye exams and spread awareness of eye care.

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser

$24.00

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Wash away your worries with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser, a one-step face wash that cleanses, tones, and hydrates. The beauty brand supports community-based mental health efforts by donating 1% of all USA net product profits to charity. The brand is also known to launch capsule beauty collections to support the Rainforest Foundation and Look Good Feel Better.

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The Brave Collection One-Color Woven Bracelet

$38.00

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Born out of a desire to celebrate Cambodian culture and lift artisans out of human trafficking, 10% of The Brave Collection's profits are donated to empower women against human trafficking. Shop this woven bracelet that features the word "Brave" in Khmer, and join the #courageiscontagious movement.

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Love 41 Toiletry Bag

$129.00

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What's not to love about the 100% philanthropic brand, Love 41. Buy one of their stunning, full-grain leather bags, like this luxury toiletry bag that features antique brass hardware, and support the work of Africa New Life Ministries, an organization that aids to transform the lives of those effected by the Rwandan genocide.

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Soko Dash Cuff

$78.00

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This handcrafted cuff from Soko is made out of recycled brass that beautifully arcs around your wrist — and the beauty doesn't stop there! Due to Soko's innovative, mobile-enabled "virtual factory," artisans take home 20%, plus more in revenue, further redefining the income standard abroad.

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Fire Dept. Coffee

$12.00

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This coffee is seriously lit! Made by actual firefighters and sourced from environmentally-friendly farms in Central and South America, Fire Dept. Coffee is made with both our people and planet in mind. Get buzzed off of caffeine and feel-good vibes knowing that a portion of every sale is donated to firefighter-, veteran-, or military-assistance programs.

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Pela iPhone Case

from $13.98

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Chances are your phone case is made out of plastic, and Pela wants to change that! Shop their plant-based, bioplastic phone cases that come in a variety of colors. Pela is also a proud member of 1% for the Planet, and they donate 1% of their sales to environmental non-profit groups.

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Sudara Pinky Full Punjammies Lounge Pants

$54.00

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Catch some zzz's or lounge around in these boho-chic pajamas while you make the dreams of women artisans in India come true. Each Sudara product is handmade by females who are at the highest risk of human trafficking. With your purchase, you're physically helping to provide these women with a living wage and a safe pathway to freedom.

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S'well Water Bottle

$44.92

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Shop this marble-print S'well bottle and help provide clean water to the world's most vulnerable communities. Since 2015, the eco-friendly water bottle brand has been a proud partner of UNICEF USA.

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Roma Classic Glossy Rain Boot

$89.95

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Give poverty the boot with Roma's natural-rubber rain boot with alligator detailing. For every pair of boots sold, a brand-new pair of Roma boots is donated to children in need around the globe. Furthermore, 10% of all sale proceeds go to the Roma Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders.

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Alex and Ani Keep the Promise Pull Cord Bracelet

$38.00

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This Alex and Ani adjustable sterling silver and polyester bracelet was made in partnership with The Promise, a film that sheds light on the Armenian genocide. One-hundred percent of net profits from this bracelet will be donated to the Armenia Fund to honor their powerful history and resilient culture.