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Gifts That Give Back

Morgan Keegan

The holiday season is a time for giving. As you shop for all the special people on your list this year, consider these unique gifts that give back to various nonprofit organizations.

Help your gifts warm more hearts this season with gifts that give back!


1. Love Your Melon Beanie

These beanies are essentials for cold weather. They’re made in the USA, and 50% of every purchase goes to nonprofit organizations worldwide that lead the fight against pediatric cancer. If beanies aren’t your style, Love Your Melon has numerous other cold-weather products as well!

2. Grounds & Hounds Three-Blend Starter Kit

This three-pack of 100% fair trade coffee grounds is delicious and gives 20% of your purchase to animal rescue initiatives to help dogs in need. 

3. Thistle Farms Hand Lotion

Hand lotion is a must in wintertime. Give back with this Thistle Farms hand lotion made with organic aloe leaf and coconut oil. Thistle Farms products are made by women survivors — each purchase helps employ and give a second chance to women who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction. 

4. Warby Parker Glasses & Sunglasses

With so many colors, fits, and frame styles, it's hard to chose just one pair! Since the company's start, with every purchase, Warby Parker would donated a free pair to someone in need. Due to the pandemic, however, the company is currently shifting to donating personal protective equipment and preventative health supplies to healthcare workers and communities in need.

5. The Company Store Products

The Company Store has been in business for over 100 years, and through its Company Cares program, they support numerous charities. Whether giving out bedding and towels in Haiti through Partners in Health, donating 10% of sales made on Juneteenth to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, or donating a comforter to homeless children in the United States (via their Buy One, Give One program), there are many reasons to feel good about gifting from their catalog.

6. Fresh Jax Spice Set

Spices and seasonings are a necessity for cooks of all ages, from college students to grandparents. Try out these spice and seasonings gift sets by FreshJax and help end childhood hunger. So far, the FreshJax Campaign To End Childhood Hunger has supplied over 218,000 meals to hungry children!

7. ICONI Seamless Leggings

Comfortable and versatile leggings are a must-have whether you’re working out or working from home. 10% of each purchase of these seamless, high-waisted leggings is donated to various nonprofits including Clothes to Kids of Denver, Minnesota Freedom Fund, and Healing Wings Foundation. 

8. Hand-in-Hand Soap

Hand soap is a great holiday stocking stuffer. Give a bar of soap and clean water to a child in need with each purchase of this delectable hand soap and all Hand-in-Hand products.

9. BLK & Bold Tea

Five percent of profits made from sales of BLK + Bold's fresh, loose leaf teas, go to nonprofit organizations that support at-risk youth!

10. Lush Charity Pot Lotion

Spread some good with Charity Pot's light, velvety feel and delicate floral scent. Lush donates 100% of its purchase price to small grassroots organizations for human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice.

11. Jewel Garden

If you have a loved one with a green thumb, why not give them a beautiful succulent arrangement that also helps provide 6 months of clean water to someone in the developing world?

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Morgan Keegan is a Graphic Design Specialist and Content Creator for CollegiateParent. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Journalism, and Communications. She grew up in Bronx, NY and enjoys painting, hanging out with her two cats, and taking care of her many plants.
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