December 07, 2019 3 min read 2 Comments
For us, holiday gift giving can become overwhelming. Do our children REALLY need all 20 items on their list this year? Can we find one or two meaningful items that bring joy to your loved ones while also helping others? Is there something more impactful than another gift card? Why not focus on time together creating memories as opposed to how many gifts are under the tree?
For our annual holiday gift guide of gifts that make an impact, this year we've selected 9 awesome companies who not only offer amazing products, but whose products offer a chance to give back at the same time. Enjoy!
Bombas is a company that we look up to and strive to become one day. Their compay started with a simple mission; provide socks to homeless shelters. For every pair of socks purchased, they donate a pair to someone in need. From knee highs to compression socks, they guarantee a quality shopping experience. So far, they have provided over 28 million items!
Who doesn’t love a great candle? ONEGRID makes hand poured candles each with a unique scent delivered right to your door. The best part? Every candle sold helps to deliver one solar light to a person living without electricity!
Why shop at Jared when you can purchase beautiful, fine jewelry that gives back? Awe Inspired creates inspiring jewelry to promote self-empowerment. On top of giving 10% of all sales to their 4 business partners CancerCare , NAMI , The Trevor Project, and RAINN , they allow you to choose a charity of your own at checkout to give another 10% !
Many companies offer special edition (RED) products all of which give back to Global Fund — an international organization that fights to end the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Alex and Ani’s Strength bracelet was gifted to me after my miscarriage, so it not only signifies my personal strength, but also an organization that is very close to my heart. This particular product donates 20% to fight AIDS with (RED).
These hand-knit dolls are ethically produced by Peruvian women artisans, and they help curb childhood hunger around the word. Each doll purchase results in 10 meals provided to children in need through the World Food Program USA. Cuddle & Kind’s dolls are dressed in cute, fun outfits and come available in bright colors, making them the perfect gifts for children. We just received our first one for our little girl!
Who doesn’t love a bottle of sparking wine on New Years Eve? This year, why not pop a bottle and do a little good at the same time? Every four bottles funds one hour of operational costs for the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization in providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous owned and founded, digitally-native, Canadian cosmetics company established in 2016 by Jennifer Harper. Not only does her store include a zero waste line of lipsticks, but every purchase helps to fund indigenous education.
Give the gift of a second chance. Beelove products are a line of natural line of raw honey body products that are produced by men and women returning from incarceration. They believe that their product will transform you, while you help to transform lives.
At Kind Cotton we believe in inspiring young readers one shirt, one book at a time. Browse our gift ideas for items that spread our mission of love and kindness this holiday season while making an impact on our reading program.