Gifts That Give Back
In the spirit of the season, get a gift for your loved ones that gives back to people, animals, or places in need. All of these products donate to charities and organizations that are doing good for the world. Plus, they all make pretty rad choices for anyone on your list.
No Kid Hungry Spatula
This adorable spatula is part of Williams Sonoma's product collaboration with celebrities to raise funds for No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the U.S. The design was made by Kristen Bell and is printed on a BPA-free silicone head attached to a beech wood handle. Thirty percent of the retail price goes towards No Kid Hungry, meaning you can feel good about whipping up sweet treats with this new tool.
Marvel Eat the Universe Coaster Set
Any superhero fanatic will be delighted to find this fun coaster set in their stocking. Inspired by Marvel characters, these unique coaster take a food-themed spin on the beloved heroes. BoxLunch, the pop culture store that is exclusively selling this set, is dedicated to giving back and for every $10 spent on the site they donate a meal to someone in need.
TRUFF Hot Sauce
Created with a blend of jalapeños, red habanero, and black truffles, this Hotter Sauce from TRUFF will please any heat seeker on your list. Featuring plenty of heat balanced out with a dash of sweetness and vinegar-y tang, it's delicious over everything from burritos to burgers. For every bottle of Hotter Sauce sold, TRUFF will be donating to their partnership with (RED), a nonprofit that provides HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Panda Salt and Pepper Shakers
Totally adorable and a useful kitchen tool, this set of panda salt and pepper shakers is the perfect gift for any animal lover. Each purchase helps fund the WWF nonprofit, which assists with wilderness preservation to save natural habitats for endangered or vulnerable species.
Spicewalla Essential Kitchen Kit
Whether it's a gift for a beginner cook or a veteran in the kitchen, this essentials pack from Spicewalla includes everything from basics to unique spices that will bump up their cooking. For every kit sold, Spicewalla will donate 10 percent of the retail price to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.
St. Jude Gift Crate
This heart-themed crate supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their treatment of pediatric diseases. Each gift box holds a cinnamon sugar candle, two stoneware mugs, and a heat-resistant spatula, perfect for a cozy night in sipping tea and baking cookies.
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. provides Fair Trade and organic specialty coffees, with 20 percent of their profits being donated to organizations that provide second chances for dogs. Their Rescue Roast donates a whopping 100 percent of profits to a new animal organization each month, too. So you can feel good while sipping on a cup of full-bodied and balanced coffee.
UNICEF Teak Wood Serving Utensils
Crafted in Indonesia, these teak wood utensils make an impressive statement on the dinner table. Each set comes with an artisan story card about the artist who created the product. For every set of teak wood serving utensils purchased, UNICEF will donate 11 packets of food to children facing malnutrition.
Sea Salt Bar Soap
Hand in Hand is a sustainable soap company with the motto, "Buy a bar. Give a bar." For every soap bar purchased, they donate a bar to people and organizations in Haiti. Shea and cocoa butters moisturize, while sweet mint and eucalyptus add a lovely scent.
J.M. Thomason Cardamom Seasoning Blends
Heifer International is an organization that works to establish paths to income in third-world countries. Support Guatemalan farmers, some of Heifer International's tradespeople, by purchasing this unique trio of spices. The set features Garam Masala, Gaucho Espresso, and Parisian Pastry blends.
Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Bar Cranberries & Almonds
It can't be a stocking without some sweets! Endangered Species Chocolate gives 10 percent of their net profits to organization with a focus on species and habitat conservation — which will make this cranberry and almond dark chocolate taste all the richer when you know it goes towards a good cause.
Vanilla Cream Candle
Bridgwater Candle Company gives back through a partnership with Rice Bowls, a nonprofit that provides meals in orphanages. For each candle purchased, three meals are served to a child. This eight-ounce candle may be small enough to stuff in a stocking, but it boasts a burn time of up to 70 hours. Plus, the vanilla cream scent will make you feel like you've just stepped into your favorite bakery.
Conscious Step Socks
Conscious Step is a sock company that puts their money where their mouth is. Shop by design or cause, since the business has sock pairs that give back to everything from providing disaster relief to protecting the oceans. This particular pair of socks, made of a cotton-poly blend, plants 10 trees in Uganda.
Lucky Iron Fish
The Lucky Iron Fish may look like a decoration in the kitchen, but it's actually a handy little tool for adding iron to dishes. Just boil the fish in water or broth for a few minutes to infuse the entire meal with easily absorbable iron. For each Lucky Iron Fish purchased the company puts part of the proceeds towards providing Lucky Iron Fish to communities in need.