2020 has been a year to remember to say the least! As the holidays approach, now is the best time to put our gift giving to work for others as well as our loved ones. Check out these top 10 gifts and companies that make gift giving go further by helping our world get a little bit better with each purchase.
The Little Market has a little bit of everything! From fresh baked goods, to jewelry, and every thing in between! They carry items make by artisans in over 25 countries and sovereign states.
"Our mission is anchored in the fundamental belief that every person has the right to safe jobs and fair, livable wages. Each piece is made following fair trade principles, ultimately contributing to a life-changing sustainable income and giving back to the people who made it. Thank you for shopping consciously and making a difference with your purchase."
The World Wildlife Foundation works to protect the future for both humans and nature. The organization works in 100 countries around the world with scientists, biologists, and policy makers in a united effort to help our planet. Try adopting an animal for your little one this year and they will receive a plush buddy to match!
"Our unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science. It involves action at every level and ensures the delivery of solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature."
We are talking about 2020 after all! No list would be complete without the mention of toilet paper. Who Gives a Crap has cute, paper wrapped toilet paper rolls that are even cute enough to add on to a gift. They donate 50% of their profits to build toilets around the world.
"We believe access to a safe, dignified loo is a basic human right. Thanks to our amazing community (that’s you!), we’ve been able to donate over $5.7 million to help provide proper sanitation for the 2 billion people in need. Now that’s a lot of toilets!"
Ten Thousand Villages offers hand crafted items for the home, body, and more. From handcrafted jewelry to stationary and self-care items, Ten Thousand Villages is the perfect place to shop for mom.
"Ten Thousand Villages’ ethical artisan investment model puts the maker first. Every aspect of this model is designed to give artisans opportunities to gain a safety net of financial stability and escape the cycle of poverty."
As part of Pottery Barn's "goods that give back" series, this year they have partnered with the Trevor Project to help prevent suicide. Check out this cute mug! Other accessories also available.
"The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young LGBTQ people. It offers free, confidential counseling and support programs – and 25% of the proceeds from your purchase of this mug will directly support that work."
Truth be told, there are too many great shirts in this line to just pick one, but check out this line of girl power shirts - available in women's, kid's, and unisex sizes.
"Intended to spread a positive message, 20% of all net profits are divided between two charities. 10% is given to the Malala Fund, a non-profit that helps girls around the world go to school and 10% goes to Bring Change 2 Mind, which focuses on opening up the dialogue about mental illness."
7. Box Lunch
Harry Potter, Pokemon, Seinfeld, Friends - there is definitely a gift for everyone on your list at this cute site! Check out their selection of games, apparel, and accessories with a special theme.
"Specializing in pop-culture-themed products, Box Lunch donates a meal through the Feeding America program for every $10 spent. Thus far they’ve donated 20 million meals through the program, which works with local food banks."
These cute indoor gardens come boxed in a ready to display planter. Enjoy the pleasure of bringing the outdoors in with on of these cute arrangements.
"We proudly support water.org, an organization that helps improve lives around the world by providing access to safe water.Each garden sold provides six months of safe water for one person in the developing world."
Ethique strives to eliminate single-use plastic by creating shampoo and shower bars to be used in every household.
Ethique is working to make the world a better place. This year, the company launched their "Super Soap Initiative" providing over 26,000 bars of soap to vulnerable communities and also began planting a tree for every order.
Bombas makes gifting and giving easy with their super comfy socks! The bonus is that with every item you purchase for yourself, Bombas donates an item to someone affected by homelessness.
"Our mission since day one has been to help those experiencing homelessness. That’s why for every item you purchase, we donate an item on your behalf."
More Ideas for Gifts that Give Back
This year, we came up with 10 new suggestions for Gifts that Give Back, but check out last year's list as there are more ideas out there!