Over the years, I’ve learned one important lesson about holiday gift shopping: the earlier I start, the less I dread it.
I actually really love giving gifts, but the time crunch to find something special and meaningful for everyone on my list? Not so much. That’s why I’m starting early this year and I’m going out of my way to try to get as many people I’m shopping for gifts that give back. As someone who loves gifting, it brings me even more joy to know that my gifts are doing some good in the world.
You too? Then take a peek at some of my favorite gifts that give back this year:
Done in collaboration with Patrick Foley at Barney's New York, Nude Envie's limited-edition Farrah Fawcett Lipstick captures the iconic sheer silky and glossy pink shade that Farrah Fawcett loved to wear. Proceeds from sales of the $38 rosy-nude Farrah lipstick will benefit the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which focuses on cancer awareness, research, and prevention.
This hydrate and defend gift set by Nuria includes the brand's Defend Gentle Exfoliator, Defend Triple Action Eye Cream, Hydrate Refreshing Micellar Water, Hydrate Revitalizing Night Jelly Treatment, and a cute cosmetics bag. All proceeds from the holiday gift sets will be donated to She’s the First organization.
100% of the net profits from the Kiss Me With Kiehl's, Smooth Skin Delights and Collection For A Cause gift sets from the Kiehl's x Andrew Bannecker collection will be donated to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
For every one of the beautiful, eco-friendly blankets you purchase, a blanket is donated to a homeless shelter.
For every order you place on Osmia's website, One Tree Planted will plant one tree.
every time you purchase a philosophy product, you're supporting the hope & grace initiative which supports community-based programs focused on mental health and well-being for women and families.
Soapply is an environmentally friendly, natural, and safe hand soap brand that donates a portion of every sale to water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives in Africa.
Every purchase of a FEED x William Sonoma mug will provide 6 school meals to children in need.
This makeup pouch features the Smile More Design by Luke Lori and Benefits Operation Smile.
Each blanket is handcrafted in Mexico and every purchase helps fund and host local wilderness cleanups.
Concair promises to donate $110,000 annually to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, regardless of sales.
TOMS Tan Leather Women's Esme Boots
For every product purchased, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth, and bullying prevention services to people in need, year round.
For every Piperwest watch sold, 5 percent of proceeds go to Free to Be, a research-backed positive body image program for youth in grades six to eight.
Every Simbi accessory is handcrafted in Haiti by the Haitian community and every purchase helps to create jobs, purify water, and save lives through its foundation, Aqua Haiti.
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