These Are the Gifts That Keep on Giving
December 13, 2017
ChristmasGift Guide
With the holidays just around the corner, the shopping frenzy is full on. And while we are all for gift giving, it's always important to keep in mind the impact your gifts are having. That's why we've rounded up some of our favorite items from brands that are dedicated to giving back to this world. Whether you're shopping for the fashionista, for the littles, or for the new home owner, check out this guide to find the perfect gift that gives back.

For the Fashionista

Feed: A black, leather tote is a staple in any women's wardrobe, and this limited edition one by FEED is a perfect, practical size with sturdy straps. Each one of FEED's products has a number stamped on it for the number of meals provided to the hungry by the purchase of that item...You won't believe the number on this one!

Everlane: I could basically own stock in Everlane, because their basics are not only high quality and well designed, but they're also affordable. When you purchase this shirt, part of the 100% Human collection, Everlane will donate $5 directly to the Human Rights Campaign.

Gorjana: What woman doesn't love getting jewelry for the holidays, especially when it's as chic as this black and gold bracelet? Part of Gorjana's charity line, proceeds from this bracelet benefit With My Own Two Hands, a non-profit organization that provides water and agricultural projects that fund education in African communities.

Warby Parker: for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need by either 1) Empowering adult men and women with training opportunities to administer basic eye exams and sell glasses for ultra-affordable prices or 2) Directly giving vision care and glasses to school-age children in their classrooms, where teachers are often the first to spot issues

Sseko: Sseko Designs provides employment during the 9 month gap between high school and university where high potential young women are able to earn and save enough money to pay for college tuition. 50% of their salary each month goes into a savings account that is not accessible until tuition is due. At the end of each term, Sseko Designs grants university scholarships that match 100% of the savings each woman has made during her 9 month session with Sseko.

For the Littles

Krochet Kids: Because what's cuter than a little wearing a crocheted animal cap?
Nothing. Krochet Kids not only creates jobs for those in poverty-stricken communities, but they also also partner with Capable to provide a holistic set of programs which include education, mentorship, and financial services to equip their employees for all areas of their lives.

Parks Project: A coloring book is a children's present classic, and this one happens to help keep our national parks funded.

Yoobi: The perfect partner to that Park Projects coloring book, these Yoobi color pencils are an essential for your budding artist. For every Yoobi item sold, a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need in the U.S.A.

cuddle + kind: Not only are these knit dolls way more adorable than anything we grew up playing with, but for every doll sold, cuddle + kind provides 10 meals for the hungry.

Toms: The ones who started it all, Toms has given out over 75 million pairs of new shows to children in need through their one for one model. This velvety pair is particularly on trend...As a matter of fact, does it come in a woman's 7?

STATE Bags: Metallic is always a good idea, and this backpack will be loved by any kiddo who receives it. For every bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack filled with essential tools for success to an American child in need.

For the New Home Owner

Sackcloth and Ashes: For every blanket purchased, this brand gives a blanket to your local homeless shelter. We're obsessed with this light grey, textured style – perfect for a sofa or the to layer on your bed!

United by Blue: Because every home needs a good set of copper mugs. Bonus: These ones are monogrammable! For every product sold, this company promises to remove a pound of trash from the earth's oceans and waterways.

The Citizenry: The lumbar pillow that's all over your Instagram. Not only do they work with artisan entrepreneurs in developing nations, but The Citizenry also invests 10% of all proceeds directly back into the artisan communities through Entrepreneur Development Grants.

Art Sugar: Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of this fabulous Peacock Feather limited edition print will be donated to Flawless Foundation, which seeks to revolutionize the way the world perceives, prevents, and treats brain-based behavioral challenges. Plus, we think it's a great addition to any gallery wall.

Parachute: Trust us, you'll never sleep better than you do between these linen sheets...and we're partial to the blush colorway. For every Venice Bedding Set sold, the home essentials brand with a cult following donates a life-saving malaria-prevention bed net to those in need through their partner, the United Nation Foundation's Nothing But Nets.

Cover image photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck.