All year long we find ourselves searching for gifts for a friend’s birthday, family wedding, house warming party, and of course the holidays. What if you can give a great gift while supporting a business or charity that helps people in need at the same time? Why not buy a gift that gives back 50% to support human trafficking survivors, or fund clean water projects?
With one purchase you can do double the giving!
Before you go crazy at a big department store, check out my Give Back Gift Guide to see if you can do double the good with your dollars! Also, don’t forget to let your gift recipients know how special their gift is!
Give Back Gift Guide
Browse the products and brands/organizations to learn a bit about them.
Then, visit their websites. I had to be concise in my descriptions, so I don’t do them all justice!
- Many are committed to fair-trade, eco-friendly products!
- Many products are handmade by the beneficiaries themselves.
- Many also sell a wider variety of accessories and apparel than I can list!
Take the time to click through to their websites. It is worth it. Trust me.
|WHO & HOW THEY GIVE||PRODUCTS|
|31 Bits Empowering women in Uganda through a program that includes education, counseling, and business mentorship. Everything is funded by product sales. Products are handmade from recycled paper.
||Beaded Jewelry, Bags, Etc.|
|Activyst Gives 10% to girl’s sports projects. Works with Soccer Without Borders and Girls Gotta Run Foundation.
||Athletic Bags and Apparel|
|Ambler Mountain Works Canadian based business partnering with women in Nepal and Liberia (Jola House) to create and sell products. This creates good jobs with fair wages.
||Knit Hats, Mittens, Etc.|
|BeGood A one-stop give-back shop that includes goods from several other give-back brands/organizations. Causes range from education, fair labor, job creation, human aid, clean water.
||Apparel, iPhone cases, Watches|
|This Bar Saves Lives. For every bar you buy, they give a packet of life-saving food to a child in need. Sold in 12 bar boxes.
|Della Empowering women in West Africa with jobs, education and skill training. Products are handcrafted by a community in Ghana.
|Dsenyo sells fair trade goods. Each fair trade product is handcrafted by women and artisans working to build a better life and inspire social change in their communities.
||Handbags, Fashion, Gifts|
|Eternal Threads Improving the lives of women and children most at risk of extreme poverty, trafficking and other forms of exploitation by providing sustainable livelihoods through income generating projects.
||Accessories, Home, Kids|
|Far & Wide Collective is partnering with some of the most talented artisans in post-conflict and emerging countries.
||Home Decor, Clothing, Etc|
|FEED creates products to engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way. Every one of our products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase.
||Accessories, Tees, Gifts|
|FEED & West Elm have banded together to sell some classic Americana kitchen gifts. Each product tells you how may meals the purchase will provide to families in need.
|Global Goods Partners sells handmade goods from artisans all over the world. The women who make these goods are able to support their families.
||Home, Kids, Accessories|
|Greenola Style Artisans in Bolivia are paid a living wage, higher than their respective countries’ minimum wage. Through a partnership with Solidarity Bridge, artisans have access to quality healthcare.
|Guayaki (Yerba Mate) Steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020 by leveraging their Market Driven Restoration business model.
||Coffee and Tea items|
|IX Sandals For every purchase, they donate to provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala. Each pair is handmade by Guatemalan artisans.
|Jatalo For every bag sold, Jatalo donates one year’s worth of textbooks to a child in need.
|Krochet Kids Supporting women in Uganda and Peru with a job, education and mentorship to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
|Laugh Brand With every item purchased, they donate 30% of profits to fight child trafficking and exploitation.
|Obey Awareness Donates profits of select items to provide financial support to charity partners. Partners have included Honor The Treaties, Drop In The Bucket, Adopt-a-Pet, Haiti, Surfrider, Urban Roots, etc.
||Specialty Graphic T-Shirts|
|One Hope Wine Produced in partnership with Rob Mondavi, Jr., with every bottle sold they donate HALF of the profits to several partner causes.
||Wine, Coffee, Tea|
|Out Of Print has the best gifts for your book lovers and librarians! A portion of sales helps send books to a community in need.
||Book & Library Themed Gifts|
|PACT Provides financial support to a specific, seasonal charity or organization. Causes include microloans for small businesses in the developing world, urban gardens across america, Detroit’s empowerment plant, homeless in Portland, Oregon, and more.
||Tops, Underwear, Socks, Leggings|
|Project 7 Provides financial support to partnering nonprofits. Partners have included Feeding America, Invisible Children, Camfed, World Vision and more.
||Gum, Mints, Coffee|
|Purpose Jewelry provides medical assistance, education, skills training, life skills, leadership opportunities, employment and financial stability to survivors of human trafficking.
||Jewelry, Stationary, Holiday Gifts|
|Rahab’s Rope Education and vocational training for girls and women who are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade in India.
||Jewelry, Journals, Home Decor|
|Raven + Lily Helps employ marginalized women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia and the United States at fair trade wages to give access to safe jobs, sustainable income, healthcare, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty.
||Apparel, Jewelry, Home and Bath|
|Remnant Uganda Provides education, vocational training and financial security to women who have escaped human trafficking in Uganda.
||Custom T-Shirt Orders|
|The Shine Project Employing at risk youth in the USA and paying them fair wages as they pay their way through school.
|Shopping For A Change works with artisans in developing countries to provide fair trade and support community development projects.
||Home, Apparel, Kids|
|The Starfish Project Provides opportunities for exploited women in Asia to heal through counseling, vocational training, family education grants and health care access.
||Jewelry for Women|
|Sseko Designs Footwear & accessories handmade in East Africa. Sseko’s program centers around helping girls get to college.
||Footwear, Leather Bags
|Trades of Hope Provides smaller organizations and businesses who are creating jobs for those in poverty all over the world with access to a larger market for their products.
||Accessories, Jewelry, Stationary|
|UNICEF Market. Every gift helps UNICEF save and protect vulnerable children around the world.
||Handmade & Unique Gifts|
|Women’s Bean Project Employing chronically impoverished and unemployed women in Denver, Colorado. Provides a transitional job and helps them earn the job readiness, interpersonal and life skills.
||Gourmet Food Items, Jewelry|
|Yellow 108 Sustainable hats and accessories made from salvaged and recycled materials. Yellow 108 also donates 2% of all sales to local Los Angeles non profits specializing in socially responsible initiative.
||Eyewear, Hats, Homegoods|
View my Products That Give Back Pinterest board!
Whenever I find a new brand or organization that sells interesting products and is committed to giving back, I pin it!
What am I missing?
Do you know of another brand or organization that gives back? Put a link in the comments below and tell us why you love them!