Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Happy Giving Tuesday! We love this day because the last week has been consumerism overload (especially with our gift guide), and today is all about making charitable donations to causes that inspire you (more on a charity I love at the bottom of this post).

If you’re still in “buy, buy, buy” mode, I totally get it! You have a holiday list to tackle, those sales are constantly in your face, and you have limited time to get ‘er done. Luckily, you can participate in Giving Tuesday and cross a few more names off of that “to buy” list!  All of the following gift ideas give a portion of their profits to reputable charities. These gifts that give back are not only amazing by themselves, but they’re each tied to a worthy charity.

Buying holiday gifts that give back

10 Holiday Gifts that Give BackCome shop these amazing holiday gifts that give back

Bombas Socks

Finn loves Bombas socks because their quality and design is spot on. Plus, this holiday 4-pack makes for a great fit. What’s even better? For every pair purchased, a pair is donated to the homeless community (and socks are the #1 requested item at shelters).

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State Give Back Pack

STATE has the coolest backpacks around. Their fun colors and patterns would make any kid happy! For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack (loaded with supplies) to a local child in need.

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Cuddle + Kind Dolls

These stuffed dolls are adorable and Bridget actually has a bunch in Ben’s nursery. Cuddle + Kind’s mission is to end childhood hunger, so for every doll purchased 10 meals are given to children around the world.

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S’well Water Bottles

I’m obsessed with my S’well water bottle (I have this marble one) and I use it They have so many gorgeous patterns and it keeps your water cold all day long. S’well also supports UNICEF USA which provides clean and safe water to vulnerable communities!

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Bloom + Give Scarf

Not only is this a gorgeous scarf to gift a girlfriend in your life, but this company is on a mission to empower women all over the globe! 50% of Bloom & Give’s profits go to programs that send girls to school in developing countries.

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Warby Parker Sunglasses

Warby Parker has the best eye and sunglasses. I also love that for every pair of glasses purchased, they donate a pair to give the gift of sight!

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Every Mother Counts Tote Bag

This adorable tote can hold all of your essentials and is perfect when out and about running errands. 100% of the proceeds from this tote (yes….100%!) go to a nonprofit that makes pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.

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Bridgewater Candle

I often gift candles, because everyone loves to add some fresh scents to their home. This soy candle (with aromas of cedarwood and mandarin) supports childhood hunger. Each jar sold feeds 1 child for an entire day.

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Gold Charm Bracelet

This gorgeous gold bangle would jazz up any ol’ outfit. But I love the messaging on it even more. The charm says “when life gives you lemons”, symbolizing the chance to make a change! 20% of the proceeds go to pediatric cancer research.

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Donating to CharityShop these holiday gifts that give back

If you’re also looking to donate directly to a charity today, I’ve got a good one to tell you about. My mom works for a nonprofit called the Ignatian Spirituality Project, offering homeless men and women the opportunity to change their lives. To learn more about this special organization or to donate, you can visit this link. Thanks for your generosity to such important work!

These holiday gifts that give back can help you feel good about your holiday shopping. Cross those final names off of your holiday shopping list knowing that your finds are helping more than just the lucky gift recipient have a joyful season.


The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.