14 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Treat those you love while giving to those in need.

It seems silly to spend so much money gifting "wants" during the holiday season when there are so many in need around the world.  This year, when giving to friends and family, think about also helping others. Here are our top picks of gifts that give back for the wellness minded, beauty addict, fitness enthusiast and foodie that help a handful of noteworthy causes around the globe. 


Farmacy Bee Well Kit

$90.00 at Farmacy

Partnerning with Satya Jewlery, Farmacy's Bee Well kit features a full size of Farmacy's beloved Honey Potion warming massage mask paired with a custom crafter Satya Jewelry GreenEnvy gemstone bracelet. 

$2 from every sale of the gift set will go to citygrowers.org for the development of their farming education at their Bee Education program in particular. 

The Body Shop At-Home Facial Mask Experience Kit

$86.00 at The Body Shop

Containing a mask for every skin concern and occasion, this five-full size set includes the brand's much-loved new Japanese Matcha Tae Pollution Clearing Mask, Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask, British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask.

For every gift purchased, 4.4p will be donated to the International Alert's Peace Play Project in Lebanon.

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Thrive Causemetics Let it Glow Set

$87.00 at Thrive Causemetics

Thrive’s set includes a perfect eye palette, eos blur + sculpt bronzing powder and a customized glossy lip mark bundled for the perfect holiday glow.

For every set purchased, one set is donated to a woman in need in fighting cancer or ending domestic violence.

Golden Door Farms Delightful Honey Trio

$36.95 at Golden Door

This gift set is packaged with 3 jars of honey that are 2.6 oz each with flavors such as Sweet Peppermint, Applewood Smoked and Spicy Serrano. Each flavor can be added to tea, topped on your favorite mild cheese or nuts, or added to your favorite sweet desert.

100% of it’s profits will be donated to charities that help end child abuse.

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MAC’s VIVA GLAM products

$17.50 at MAC Cosmetics

Taraji P. Henson returns to his iconic campaign infusing coppery brown lipstick and lipglass with gold pearl for regal, seductive color. This is a stocking stuffer you don't want to miss. 

100% of the sale price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Alo Yoga Mindful Movement Book

$88.00 at Alo Yoga

Featuring a 346-page oversized hardcover of Alo Yoga's favorite Instagram posts, this book is a tribute to the yogis who put both their bodies and souls out there, sharing their unbelievable practices, wise words and lifelong dedication to transformation through movement that is mindful. 

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofits supporting charitable causes. 

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S’well limited-edition collection with Swarovski Crystals in Radiance

$150.00 at S'well

A collection that pairs embellished, sparkling caps with S'well's luxe Gem Collection bottles is the ultimate gift for the barre babes. Over 500 Swarovski crystals are hand-applied to create these caps, creating a vivid contrast to the understated satin finish and rich, tonal hues of the bottle.

20% of net profits from these bottles will be donated to the efforts of Swarovski Waterschool.

Manduka welcOMe Mat in Thunder

$48.00 at Manduka

Part of Manduka's project:OM, the welcOMe Mat is a comfortably cushioned, beginner-focused yoga mat that encourages confidence from the ground up. Its reversible design features an alignment stripe to help guide poses.

10% of sales from each project:OM product sold will be donated to Susan G. Kolmen.


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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Three Blend Starter Kit

$26.00 at Grounds & Hounds

This sample pack includes three 6 oz bags of 100% Fair Trade Organic whole bean blend in  Morning Walk Breakfast, Paper & Slippers Medium Roast and Alpha Blend Dark Roast.

20% of all proceed will be donated to Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.’s animal rescue partner located closest to you.  

Philosophy Gingerbread House Holiday Set

$77.00 at Philosophy

This gingerbread house is filled to the brim and overflowing with the delicious and comforting scents of spiced gingerbread, sugar sprinkles, peppermint stick and fresh cream. There is a shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and lip shine in every scent.

1% of all philosophy USA net product sales supports community-based mental health efforts through their hope & grace initiative.



Boody Eco Wear Giving Bracelet

$7.50 at Boody Wear

Hand-beaded in Africa, this bracelet has two colors. It's boody coloring has shades of green, hint of black and a touch of gray while its baby coloring has pear white, touch of yellow, hint of gray and a dash of green. 

By purchasing this bracelet, 100% of profits raised will be donated to Goodbye Malaria and the Relate Organization supporting African entrepreneurs.

Weleda Clean Beauty Kit

$10 at Whole Foods Market

Filled with travel size essentials, the Weleda Clean Beauty kit is a limited set with all of the cult favorites from the brand. It includes skin food, salt thoothpaste, sensitive skin facial lotion, sea buckthorn creamy body wash and arnica massage oil. This gift set is sold exclusively at Whole Foods, but not online.

All proceeds from the kit will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation.


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Hope the Fragrance Scented Candle

$50.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

This 8 o.z. aromatic scented candle extends the hope fragrance experience to your surroundings. It is a convenient way to infuse your environment with the magic and beauty of hope. The candle allows you to enjoy up to 55 hours of the uplifting scent in all the rooms of your home.

100% of net profits will be donated to depression research.

Tiny Rituals Mom's Bath Set

$29.00 at Rituals

Ultimately relaxing, this bath ritual contains a sensationally soothing bath oil and 3 sachets with pure magnesium bath crystals to relax stiff, chilled muscles. This is a great pampering gift to give yourself or a (pregnant) friend. 

10% of each Tiny Ritual purchase will be donated to the Tiny Miracles foundation to help eliminate poverty for the young Pardeshi community.

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