Holiday Gift Ideas That Give Back: 8 Generous Brands With Charitable Presents

Charitable Gifts
What's better than one gift? TWO! This holiday season get in the giving spirit and shop for gifts that give back. If you love shopping with a purpose and with tons of generous brands, then giving back is easy! Check out our top holiday gift ideas and give a charitable present to a loved one this season. Getty Images

Now you don’t have to choose between giving an awesome gift and doing some social good. According to a research, giving to charity helps you feel good and lower your blood pressure.

Shop smart and do good this season by giving gifts that give back to charity! If you consider yourself a philanthropist and you want to give your friends and family presents with a positive social impact then this guide is perfect for you.

Find below eight brands that combines the good feelings of gift-giving and charitable giving with only one purchase:

  • Horacio Printing

Need the perfect present for the prayerful planner on your list? Give the gift of faith-driven inspiration with the Christian planners from Horacio Printing! On a mission to inspire people to unlock their inner artist and God-given purpose, Horacio Printing strives to help everyone reclaim their schedule, life and dreams. Passionate about placing value and worth on every life, Horacio Printing is on a mission to give back. With each order placed, the brand donates 10% of every product sold to A21 – an incredible organization that is changing the world by fighting human trafficking globally.

  • UWEZO 

The saying always goes, it’s better to give than to receive – and it’s even better when the gift gives back. Add UWEZO to your holiday shopping list! Transcending age, race, gender, economic status, and fashion trends, UWEZO translates to “talent, capacity, ability” in Swahili – the best shoe to take you there and get it done. These fashion forward shoes are the perfect gift for the trendy friend or family member in your life! UWEZO is not just any shoe brand! With each pair of shoes you buy, UWEZO donates a percentage of their profits to Empower African Children to help students in Africa achieve higher education! 

  • Love Bottle

Made in the USA, Love Bottle is crafted with up to 40% recycled, eco-friendly glass. We all know drinks taste better in a glass, so stop drinking out of your bottle that changes the taste of water! Spreading kindness and generosity, Love Bottle donates 5% of each purchase to Global Water, which helps communities get access to clean water. 

  •  (code)word Hats

While it’s always fun to receive gifts, they can be more enjoyable to give – especially when they benefit a good cause. This holiday season, treat the ones you love to a gift that supports lending a hand to those less fortunate with (code)word Hats! (code)word Hats actively supports children’s hospitals in 30 cities across the U.S. through the sale of their unique area code hats. They give 30% of profit back to the children's hospitals that serve each area code.

  • AdoraPlay

Choosing a baby doll for your child can be a challenge because, let’s face it – not all dolls are created equal. Inspire fun and play everyday with AdoraPlay! Encouraging young minds with award-winning dolls and accessories that kids and moms love, Adora offers handcrafted toys that are as responsible and fun. To Adora, social responsibility is an important part of their culture, which is why they “Play It Forward.” This sense of purpose is passionately demonstrated in their actions regularly visiting Children’s Hospitals, Fire Station Drop Offs, Military Bases, Remote Villages and Local families in need.

  • Sydney Paige

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to think of how you can give back. Partnering to provide children in need with the tools to succeed in school, Sydney Paige is on a mission to raise awareness and help give the quality gear needed to receive a proper education. Made from eco-friendly materials of 100% cotton canvas, natural leather, nickel-free hardware and recycled polyester where possible, Sydney Paige is also lending a hand to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

  • O’deeva

O’Deeva is the gift that keeps on giving! As a woman, having a period is just part of life. O’Deeva created a monthly subscription box to help make that time of the month a little easier, each box is personally created by you and sent right to your door when you need it. Delivering name brand tampons, pads, and liners you already use, along with some fun surprises, products, samples and more! For every box purchased, O'Deeva donates a day’s supply of feminine products to a girl in need.

  • SmartGurlz

SmartGurlz is a revolutionary toy brand whose line of self-balancing robots and action dolls are encouraging young women to become tomorrow’s programmers. With SmartGurlz, Nina and girls ages 6 and up will learn to see science, coding, technology, engineering, and math in a whole new and engaging light.  A portion of each product sale is earmarked towards donations to girls coding programs such as BlackGirlsCode, Morrison Mentors and Digipippi. These programs provide education to underserved communities around the world.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.