Sometimes, finding a gift that’s useful or pretty to look at just isn’t enough. After scouring the web, we’ve found gifts of all sorts that help the environment, those less fortunate, and a handful of other noteworthy causes.
1. Sprout Plantable Graphite Pencils
Make the planet proud with these plantable pencils — the perfect back-to-school gift for your kiddo! The eco-friendly pencils are made from natural and biodegradable components that can be recycled back into the ground and bloom into basil, flax, or thyme. Although this isn’t technically a charity, we believe giving back to Mother Earth should not be dismissed.
2. Vilebrequin Men’s Swim Trunks (RED)
It’ll be all Baywatch vibes when you get to swap out the winter weather for some sun and surf in these Vilebrequin swim trunks. With each purchase of these (RED) shorts, a portion of proceeds will be donated to support work on the ground in sub-Saharan Africa through the Global Fund.
3. S’well Water Bottle
Shop this marble-print S’well bottle and help provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable communities. Since 2015, the eco-friendly water bottle brand has been a proud partner of UNICEF USA.
4. My Red Tea Rooibos Tea
Have a cup of positivitea with My Red Tea, a sustainable, organic tea brand that donates 10% of profits to support education in rooibos farming communities. According to the brand’s South African partners, one job is created for every 257 boxes of My Red Tea sold.
5. The Giving Keys Classic Necklace
If you feel uncomfortable shelling out money to the homeless on the streets, purchase a key necklace from the Giving Keys so you can ensure your money is going to the right purpose. Each product purchased from the Giving Keys supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness.
6. Krochet Kids Baby Beanie
Shop this cozy striped kids beanie and know in your heart that your funds are going to help a mother clothe her child, too. Krochet Kids is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a steady income to women in Uganda and Peru so they can obtain substantial living essentials.