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Charitable giving is always higher during the holiday season -people are in the Christmas spirit, the end of the year is approaching, and people are generally just feeling a little more benevolent.
Any little bit helps and even if you feel like you’re strapped this season, there is one simple, economical way to spread the love and that is to purchase gifts that give back for those on your holiday gift list.
If you’re buying gifts anyway, there’s no reason not to choose gifts that gives back when you do. It’s like giving two gifts for the price of one!
For us, it’s another great opportunity to give to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Fifteen years ago St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital launched their first #GiveThanks holiday campaign and today, their Thanks and Giving program continues to thrive. With more than 70 brands encouraging customers to give as they shop, the campaign helps St. Jude reach their mission of helping children fight cancer.
As in previous seasons, Thanks and Giving retail partners are making it easy for shoppers to give as they shop with special promotions and opportunities to make checkout donations. Companies like Best Buy, Marshall’s, and Home Goods commit millions to St. Jude each year and their retail promotions are a major factor in their ability to donate so much.
And it’s not just St. Jude who can benefit from the shop to give model.
There are tons of awesome gifts that give back out there.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, I encourage you to add a few of these gifts that give back to your shopping list this holiday season.
Gifts That Give: 15 Charitable Holiday Gift Ideas
They aren’t just basic boots! When you buy the UGG Classic II Short Boot, they donate to Save the Waves, and org that helps keep our coastlines healthy.
Because winter is cold and being cozy is nice. This faux Shearling throw is the cozy and cute gift that just keeps giving all winter long.
Your little artist will love these colorful school supplies, and Yoobi gives supplies to children at high need schools when you buy.
Cuddle & Kind
Your kiddo gets cuddles and you get to be kind when you buy one of these adorable hand-knit dolls. And, during the holiday season, one doll purchased provides 20 meals to hungry children.
Give the gift of comfort with this fluffy, plush St. Jude heart bean bag to benefit St. Jude.
Slide some relaxation to someone you love with these sweater knit slippers that will give to a person in need along with Toms.
Their various pieces of stylish jewelry make a great gift for your fashionista BFF and they also give a percentage of their profits to help empower those with autism and support at-risk children in India.
Gift a little skincare greatness with this rejuvenating retinol gift pack from Philosophy where 1% of all sales support community based mental health efforts.
Give a fresh roast to your coffee loving friend. Added awesome, a portion of your order goes to support firefighter and military charities
Made by women in India working to remain free from sex slavery, Punjammies lounge pants for men make a great gift for the comfort loving man on your list.
A stylish water bottle perfect for on-the-go, this bottle also allows the work Swell does with UNICEF, Red and many other charities possible.
An adorable owl beanie for the itty bitty in your life. Krochet Kids is a nonprofit that provides income to women in Uganda and Peru.
Give a cool soy, slow burning candle to a friend and a solar light to a family without electricity in one of the African countries they work in.
School of Sock
Each of the featured organizations benefits when you give the gift of cool socks.
The Doll Kind
Give The Doll Kind to a girl you love and a less fortunate girl will get one as well.
Home to countless products that allow you to give gifts that give back, you can rest assured that no matter what you buy from the site, someone will get something good because of it.
The Home T
Give the gift of home with a Home T hoodie. Your gift also gives 10% of the profit to MS research.
This gorgeous cuff bracelet is part of the Purpose Jewelry collection which launches a line of jewelry created by women rescued from sex trafficking. Your gift helps provide them with assistance in the form of employment help, medical and dental care, and more.
Made by at-risk women in Nepal, this gorgeous tote makes a great gift for your favorite shopaholic.
LSTN makes cool headphones for music lovers and also gives the gift of hearing aids to people in need.
A sweet little snail will delight your favorite little one and B.Toys will donate a portion of sales to WE Villages, to improve education and health in developing countries.
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