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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. Single Pearl Necklace

This delicate 14k gold-plated necklace from Benevolence LA is a sweet and affordable choice for a special someone. And you're supporting a good cause when you make a purchase — Benevolence LA's "Pearls of Wisdom" jewelry line supports girls through their charity partner CAMFED. Every $240 donated puts a girl through school for an entire year!

Each product sold by Benevolence LA donates money to a different charity, so if a necklace isn’t what you’re looking for, be sure to browse their other offerings.

5. Socks that Protect Elephants

Cozy socks are always a great choice for the holidays. Give a loved one a cozy present that gives back with these elephant socks. Each pair gives $1 back to Conservation International, an organization that protects elephants from illegal wildlife trafficking. 

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. Organic Rooibos Tea

Give a tea lover the gift of giving back with this delicious and healthy Rooibos tea by My Red Tea.

Rooibos ("red bush") is a woodsy, naturally sweet herbal tea derived from a plant native to South Africa. Rich in antioxidants, this rooibos is organically grown and sustainably sourced — and 10% of each purchase goes back into the education systems in the communities where the tea is farmed.

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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 three cats, and taking care of her many plants.

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