Meaningful Holiday Gifts from Companies That Serve a Greater Purpose
With all the natural disasters over the past year, it just feels wrong to spend money on pointless junk and self indulgent items over the holidays. This year we’d like to encourage you to join us and choose to put your money into gifts that will make a difference.
We’ve come up with some great gifts that give back, but we’d love to hear your ideas as well, so please share in the comments below!
SoapBox’s mission is to offer its customers everyday quality products that give back. That’s why for every product sold, a bar of soap is given to a person in need, both here in the US and abroad!
They donate in a way that helps instead of hurts, that empowers the local community and creates long-term change. That’s why they team up with local aid partners and support them in the work they do to benefit the local community and economy.
SH*T THAT I KNIT
All of their hats are designed by their CKO and hand-knit by a group of women in Lima, Peru. They supply them with the most delicious hand-dyed merino wool that is also made in Lima- it is so soft, you might confuse it with cashmere.
You can feel pretty good about your hat, because with your purchase you help support the Give-A-Sh*t program. They donate Give-A-Sh*t Knit Kits to young adults undergoing cancer treatment all over the country. They’ve most notably partnered with Dana Farber’s Young Adult Program in Boston and are working to expand the program!
ONEHOPE was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good.
To date they have made more than $2 million* in donations, providing over 2,600* clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000* forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1* million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines and much more.
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. For each watch sold WeWOOD plants a tree, an initiative in collaboration with nonprofit organizations such as American Forests and Trees for the Future.
The WeWOOD line of wooden watches are a combination of style, luxury, and environmental responsibility.
Through your purchases, TOMS goes beyond their One for One program by helping to provide not only shoes, but also sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need.
TOMS Giving Partners provide health, education and community development programs to help improve the future of children, their families and communities in need.
THE DOLL KIND
Give a gift that gives back! The Fair doll is a soft, huggable doll that comes with tokens for children to give as a random act of kindness. One for one: for each doll sold a doll is donated to a child less fortunate.
Each doll comes along with a “kindness kit”. Each kit includes 10 tokens with special phrases on them to show gratitude, love, and kindness. These tokens are meant for children to give out as acts of kindness. Also in the kit is a list of acts of kindness to inspire your child to get started sharing and giving their tokens. The doll has a secret pocket on the back to store a token.
100% of the purchase price (every single penny minus the taxes) goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.
Since its launch, Charity Pot has donated more than $18,000,000 to 1400+ grassroots charities in 42 countries – and there are no signs of stopping! In fact, their Charity Pot was reformulated in 2014 to include seven ingredients from Sustainable Lush Fund projects around the world. Their mandate is simple: 2% of the amount we spend on raw materials and packaging is used to invest in sustainable farming and community projects from scratch.
LSTN was founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music. Proceeds from sales of all LSTN products go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through their charity partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation.
LSTN was founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music. Proceeds from sales of all LSTN products go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through our charity partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation.
One bar = one serving to one in need.
November & December are the times of greatest need for their food bank partners. this holiday, shop chocolate that gives back.
They love tasting chocolate and inventing unique flavors, but what’s most important to them at jcoco is the way that food connects us. Giving back to our community is at the heart of jcoco’s mission. To that end, every time you purchase a jcoco 3 oz bar, they donate a fresh, healthy serving of food to someone who would otherwise go without. This means, your everyday indulgence makes a vital difference to someone in your community!