Give a gift that helps others
As you shop for holiday gifts this season, consider giving a thoughtful gift that helps others this year. This is so much better than a gift card. These ideas are unique, serve a purpose, and show you put a lot of thought into your gift.
(These items are not affiliated links, so I do not get any type of payment for including them in the article. I simply feel they are good products that serve a good purpose).
Tervis – Purchase one of these special designs for a cup or bottle and Tervis will donate 10% of the cost to the American Cancer Society.
Cuddle and Kind – Each purchase of these prints and precious dolls provides meals for the hungry. The site tells how many meals will be donated with your purchase.
Also, they have a special giving page where people send in pictures of their children with their dolls! So sweet! This is one of my favorites!
Punjammies – These comfy, loungy pj pants are a great gift on their own.
But since “every purchase invests in job creation and skills training for women in India who are working to remain free from sex slavery” this is a life-changing gift too!
The Brave Collection – This bracelet says “Brave” (Klaa-han) in Khmer and was handmade in Cambodia by a local artisan to empower women across the globe.
The proceeds of this gift that helps others goes to help against sex trafficking.
Fire Department Coffee – Get your morning cup of joe and support a fire-fighter at the same time. A portion of their proceeds also goes to support veterans that have served our country.
So, serve some coffee and give a gift that helps others who served for us!
Love Your Melon These are not just hats and beanies to look fashionable and protect your melon.
Love Your Melon donates 50% of the proceeds to pediatric cancer.
Plus, for every hat ordered they give one to a superhero! Who are their superheroes?
The 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year!
Buy good peanut butter that is naturally sweetened with honey, and a jar will be given to a child suffering from malnutrition.
School of Sock – Buy socks and give to the cause closest to your heart. $3 from each pair of socks goes to the charity of your choice (based on your sock purchase).
Options include, but are not limited to, Autism Speaks, Water, AFSA and Make-a-Wish.
God’s Love We Deliver The greeting cards, cooking supplies, and brownies support the homebound in NYC. A portion of the proceeds goes to clients, families, and caregivers.
God’s Love We Deliver’s mission is to deliver meals and necessities to those with cancer, AIDS or other illnesses that are unable to leave their homes to get the food they need.
Alex and Ani – Find reasonably priced silver jewelry that supports a variety of causes. They carry jewelry for men and women, and each represents a unique charity with 20% being given to support the cause.
This “Be Brave” bracelet supports the Special Olympics. Give a gift that helps others, and they may be inspired too!
Vibes ear-plugs will protect your ears from hearing damage.
This worthy cause will also provide financial support for hearing aids to those in need by working with Hear the World Foundation.
Charcoal Soap The Adventure Project recommends you give a lump of coal to someone on your list this year.
This charcoal soap will help get women in Kenya a charcoal stove so they can safely cook.
Did you know 4-million people die each year from smoke inhalation?
Giving a gift that helps others is so thoughtful
As you shop this season, shop for gifts that help others. You can make such a difference to the person who receives the gift, and to so many others.
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Comment below if you are aware of other gifts that support a cause! And…sprinkle a little kindness as you go!