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Gifts That Give Back by Jennifer Iacovelli

by Jennifer Iacovelli, posted to Gifts

This gift guide brings the term "giving" to a whole new level. All of the items in this list not only make great gifts, but they all somehow give back when you make the purchase. Perfect for holiday shopping, birthdays, teachers, etc.

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Three Avocados

Three Avocados is a non-profit coffee company.

100% of Three Avocados' net proceeds provide clean drinking water in Uganda and education in Nicaragua.

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Every Sudara product purchased is a step towards ending the tragedy of...more

Every Sudara product is inspired by the beauty, colors and textures seen throughout the local culture in India and is crafted by brave women in the community who wish to remain free from the sex trade they escaped.

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TierraDentro Beads

TierraDentro Beads sells hand-beaded and hand-woven, 100% authentic...more

Each bracelet sold helps provide the single mothers and young woman of the Nasa-Paez tribe who make these bracelets with an opportunity to gain a source of income, employment and independence for themselves and their families, while simultaneously preserving and promoting Native Colombian heritage and traditions.

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charity: water

Charity: water's mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to...more

100% of the profits from these goods directly fund clean water projects and help us grow.

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150+ Social Good Companies with Fair Trade, Buy One Give One Products or Who Donate a Portion of Proceeds.

From Busy Mommy: Here are 150+ companies that exist for social good.

An extensive list of social good companies that are fair trade, donate proceeds to a cause or have a buy one give one business model.

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Greenheart Shop

The Greenheart Shop provides shopping experiences that support fair...more

By shopping fair trade, you are able to purchase beautifully handcrafted goods, and at the same time, support community development projects, safe working conditions, and sustainable environmental practices.

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EcoPlum is an online boutique that makes it fun, easy and rewarding to...more

The EcoPlum Boutique carries stylish and unique clothing, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, specialty foods and gift items that are fair trade, organic, vegan, upcycled, recycled or ethically sourced.

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Karma Fair Trade

Karma Fair Trade's mission is to provide fair income to people of...more

Based in Portland, Maine, Karma Fair Trade has a local shop and sells fair trade goods online.

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Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow...more

For every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa.

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Shard Pottery of Maine

Shard Pottery offers functional pottery that captures the essence of...more

For every Shard item purchased, a meal is donated to support local Maine hunger prevention programs.

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Gifts That Give Back Guide 2014, Creating Change Through Economic Opportunity

Gifts That Give Back Guide 2014, Creating Change Through Economic...more

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Mitscoots Socks

SOCKS with a Mission: Get + Give + Employ.

With every purchase Mitscoots is helping the homeless and those in need get socks and work. 100% made in the USA.

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From Mashable: We rounded up 16 gifts that give back, whether by supporting impoverished artisans around the world or donating proceeds to important causes and those in need.

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Give back this holiday season with gifts that support girls and women

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Soft Toys for Education | IKEA Foundation

The Soft Toys for Education Campaign is a global initiative and...more

For every soft toy or children’s book purchased at IKEA from November 9 2014 until January 3 2015, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1.00 to Save the Children and UNICEF. The money is donated to projects focusing on providing children in low and middle income countries a quality education in Europe,

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Hope Products International

Hope Products International is a business as missions company,...more

Hope Products International exists to produce, distribute, and sell products while at the same time improving conditions for women and men globally.

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compliment. ~ gifts for the spirit.™

jewelry, stationery, & gifts for the spirit. we rise by lifting...more

Five percent of every sale benefits educational opportunities for women breaking out of generational cycles of poverty.

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Krochet Kids intl.

Krochet Kids intl. a non-profit social capitalism brand that empowers...more

The Krochet Kids program empowers women with the resources to rise above poverty. Forever.

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Project Bead

Shop our bracelets of kiln-fired recycled-glass beads, with profits...more

Project Bead operates as a social enterprise that uses 100% of profits to fund education for children in Ghana.

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Two Little Fish

Two Little Fish bedding sets are made using a combination of fabric...more

For each bedding set sold, you purchase a mattress for an AIDS/HIV orphan in South Africa.

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Beza Threads

Beza Threads help bring redemption and freedom to the enslaved,...more

All funds from scarf sales go toward helping children become free.

31 Bits is a socially conscious jewelry company that gives displaced...more

31 Bits uses fashion and design to empower people to rise above poverty.

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Shop for GOOD: conscious shopping

A list of conscious shopping options from Do a Little Good.

DO A LITTLE GOOD exists to encourage, equip, and empower women --specifically moms-- to engage more deeply in the fight against human trafficking.

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Oxfam America Unwrapped


Meaningful gifts for the holidays that also support Oxfam America.

Your donation will be used in general support of Oxfam America's efforts around the world.

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Alex and Ani Charity By Design

Charity by Design empowers non-profit organizations to reach their...more

A portion of proceeds are donated directly to nonprofit organizations, enabling them to contribute to the lives of others and make our world a better place.

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Heifer International | The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World

One gift of an animal and training in its care can help a family turn...more

Choose a meaningful gift to give a loved one and help children and families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant.

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Third Eye Mom's list of gifts that give back.

By selecting to purchase a gift from one of the organizations listed, your gift will not only give delight and joy to the recipient, it will also give back to someone in need.

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Naked Specs

Naked Specs makes buying prescription glasses & sunglasses online...more

Naked Specs donates five pairs of products or the equivalent funding amount for treatment, such as cataract surgery, when a purchase is made.

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O Wines

O Wines was established in 2006 with a mission to fund college...more

Each purchase helps send young women to college through the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship program.

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Heart of Haiti

Shop for and buy Heart of Haiti online at Macy's.

Every item purchased from the Heart of Haiti product line from Macy’s provides sustainable income for a Haitian artisan and her extended family.

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TO THE MARKET | Survivor Made Goods

TTM showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate...more

TO THE MARKET is an online store that sells gorgeous survivor-made goods from all over the world (including the US).

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Prosperity Candle

Handmade candles and gifts designed to do good.

Prosperity Candle creates opportunities for women and families to flourish, earning a living wage while creating beautiful candles and gifts.

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Find cool and unusual gifts for any occasion at UncommonGoods. We have...more

You shop for awesome stuff made by makers and artists from around the world, pick a charity when you checkout and then UncommonGoods donates to that charity!

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Sevenly | Shirts for a Cause

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Each week, $7 from every purchase on Sevenly goes to a chosen charity.

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Po Campo - Bike Bags | Yoga Bags | Casual travel bags

Functional & versatile handbags, women's shoulder bags and laptop bags...more

For every 25 bags Po Campo sells, a girl in Africa receives a bike to help her get to school. Great bags for active women!

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Your purchase of a fashionABLE scarf creates sustainable business for...more

fashionABLE sells beautiful hand-woven scarves and leather goods made in Ethiopia to create sustainable business opportunities for Africans.

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Save the Children - Gifts of Joy for Lasting Change

Give a meaningful gift from the Gifts of Joy Catalog!

Over 60 unique gifts that help strengthen families, deliver healthcare, provide education and more.

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Empowered By You

Luxury seamless thong panties by Empowered By You are comfortable,...more

Looking for a sexy gift? 20% Of profits from each panty sold on Empowered by You helps women through microfinance via the Seven Bar Foundation.

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Love With Food

Love With Food helps you discover new, organic, all-natural snacks....more

Great gift for the food lover. Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. For every box sold, a meal is donated to food banks around the United States.

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(RED) Products

Founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, (RED) was established to to...more

Up to 50% of profits made from the sales of (RED) products go to fight AIDS in Africa.

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Shabby Apple

A return to what dresses were always meant to be—a one piece outfit....more

Shabby Apple has gorgeous vintage style women's apparel and accessories. Their dresses are beautiful. They also donate 5% of net sales to support work with 62 microfinance institutions in 31 countries throughout the world.

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Indigenous Designs

Indigenous offers premium quality fair trade, organic clothing for men...more

Indigenous sells organic, artisan made, fair trade fashions for women and men. Their mission is to support and preserve fair trade wages and artisan cooperatives, while designing apparel from organic and natural fibers.

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Shop Haiti 2013 | View Finder Workshop


Buy something to give something. Support our new after-school...more

View Finder was created to help disadvantaged children discover self-expression, self-confidence and self-worth through photography. You can purchase some of their beautiful photography and support their work!

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Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads and...more

BeadForLife is a fair trade company that offers beautiful handmade paper beads, jewelry, soaps and cosmetics made by Ugandan women.

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1000 Shillings

1000 Shillings aims to connect people around the world through...more

When you buy jewelry from 1000 Shillings, your money is going to help women in Uganda start their own small businesses with the ultimate goal of empowering them to stand alone as small business owners.

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Gardener's Supply Company

Gardener's Supply Company - Garden Supplies and Tools on Sale for a...more

If you have a gardener in your life, Garderner's Supply is a great place to shop. Since 1983, they've donated 8% of their profits to support nonprofit gardening, hunger-relief and community organizations.

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Conscious Box

Discover Healthy Natural Products Every Month

Conscious Box promotes conscious shopping by allowing people to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet every month!

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Trees for a Change

Trees for a Change offers tree gifts for all occasions, memorial tree...more

Trees for a Change is an organization that dedicates trees as gifts in U.S. National Forests that have been destroyed by wildfire.

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One=One - For every dollar you spend, OO donates a WOWPoint to give...more

By shopping on, you not only get access to deals on all kinds of brands, you also gain WOW points that you can designate to great causes like Charity:Water,, Room to Read and Vittana.

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Embrace Activism

Embrace Activism provides deluxe yoga kits for beginners to the most...more

Embrace Activism offers yoga products that help support various causes. Ten percent of their retail prices (not net profits) are donated to charities, mainly related to breast cancer.

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VOS is much more than colorful flip flops. When you buy their cool shoes, they donate a pair to someone in need and support rubber plantation workers. They also have a recycling program for old sandals.

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Yellow Leaf is a social enterprise focused on bringing people together...more

Who wouldn't want a beautiful hammock as a gift? Yellow Leaf is committed to social change on all fronts - economic, environmental, social and cultural - from the comfort of a hammock!

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Moraleyes Eyewear with a vision!

Wholesale and retail reading glasses, sunglasses, bifocal readers, and...more

With every pair of glasses purchased, Moraleyes will donate a pair of reading glasses through New Eyes for the Needy. While eyeglasses don't sound sexy for a gift, they do have some great sunglasses!

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Browse the fundraising auction powered by BiddingForGood and bid on...more

BiddingForGood is an online auction site for nonprofits. So no matter what you buy - and there's a little bit of everything - you know your money will go to a good cause.

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carefully curated, fairly traded, hand made items from vulnerable...more

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Freshwater Pearl Jewelry made by a Fair Trade Women's Cooperative in...more

I love that I can support my local economy in Maine and women artisans in the Philippines at the same time with a purchase from Jules and Company.

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Give a Kiva Card

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This gift guide from ThirdEyeMom features gifts that give back for men and women.

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Gifts that give back to children and the planet - Personalized Holiday and Christmas Tree certificates -...

Purchase a Christmas Tree certificate here and include the name and...more

Suggested by Andrea Koehle Jones

Great last-minute gift that gives back.

Jennifer Iacovelli: Neat idea!

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By ordering a Safe Birth Certificate you will enable a mother in a developing country to safely give birth to her baby.

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Look good in the summer and support fair trade. Win-win!

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Sundara Soaps

Hand crafted soaps, free of parabens, sulfates & detergents. Our soaps...more

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Proceeds from each of Sundara's hand-crafted soaps ($8) go towards funding hygiene projects for children in India, Thailand and Ghana.

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So thoughtful!

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These gifts are beautiful and unique and they give back to the women and men who created them.

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Andrea Koehle Jones:

 Great list - I love gifts that give back! : )


 Thanks for creating this amazing list!!