Gifts That Give Back with Every Purchase
In the spirit of the holiday 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 — like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UNICEF, and Feeding America. Plus, they all make pretty rad choices for anyone on your list.
Williams Sonoma St. Jude Nesting Snowmen Cookie Cutters on a Ring, Set of 6
Bake your holiday cookies for a good cause this year with these six snowmen cookie cutters that benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The nesting stainless steel cookie cutters feature six different-sized snowmen, and the smallest cutter creates a heart impression on the top of the cookie. Use these cutters with your favorite rolled-out cookie dough, and Williams Sonoma will donate 25 percent of the profits to support the research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other life-threatening diseases.
Disney Mickey & Minnie Mouse Acacia Cheese Board & Tools Set
For the Disney and charcuterie lovers in your life, give the gift of this cheese board and tool set. The acacia board has subtle Disney designs, including a silhouette of Mickey and Minnie Mouse holding hands and Mickey ears on the markers. This board includes a cheese knife, three cheese markers, and a soapstone pencil to customize the chalkboard base for any party. And for every $10 you spend, BoxLunch will provide one meal to a local food bank through their partnership with Feeding America.
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 (RED), a nonprofit that fights to end AIDS and helps mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on life-saving 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 World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which assists with wilderness preservation to save natural habitats for endangered or vulnerable species worldwide.
St. Jude Bell-Shaped Scented Candles - Yuletide Spice
Ring in the gift-giving season with Pottery Barn's oversized jingle bell-shaped candle. The three-wick candle is available in a 7-ounce and 16.9-ounce option and is Yuletide Spice scented, which includes notes of Valencia orange, clove, black cardamom, Ceylon cinnamon leaf, ginger, and vanilla bean. Purchasing this candle benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where Pottery Barn will donate 25 percent of the purchase price.
State Spoon Rest
No matter what regional cuisine they're cooking up, give the gift of hometown pride with these handcrafted spoon rests. With 30 different state shapes to choose from, the pottery spoon rests feature a delicate stamp with the state's name and tree on the back. They are finished with three different food-safe glazes and with every purchase you make, Uncommon Goods will donate $1 to a partner of your choice — including American Forests, International Rescue Committee, RAINN, and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. provides Fair Trade and organic specialty coffees, with 20 percent of their profits donated to organizations that provide second chances for dogs. Their Rescue Roast donates a whopping 100 percent of profits to a new rescue 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 54 sachets of oral rehydration salts to children facing dehydration.
Hand in Hand Liquid Hand Soap Cactus Blossom
Hand in Hand is a sustainable soap company with the motto, "Buy a bar. Give a bar." For every product purchased, they donate a bar of soap and one month of clean water to children in need around the globe. The Cactus Blossom hand soap is packaged in 100-percent recyclable aluminum and boasts a bold scent of bergamot, basil, and eucalyptus.
St. Jude Mug
Everyone will love sipping their hot drinks out of this adorable festive mug. With a design featuring reindeer, trees, and wrapped gifts, this mug will make a great present for children and adults alike. With every mug you purchase, Williams Sonoma will donate 25 percent of the price directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to support research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other life-threatening diseases.
Endangered Species Chocolate Dark Chocolate Sea Salt & Caramel
It can't be a stocking without some sweets! Endangered Species Chocolate gives 10 percent of their annual net profits to multiple organizations with focuses on species and habitat conservation — which will make this caramel, sea salt, and dark chocolate taste all the richer when you know it goes toward a good cause.
Vanilla Cream Candle
Bridgwater Candle Company gives back through a partnership with Rice Bowls, a nonprofit that provides meals in orphanages. Through their "Light a Candle, Feed a Child" program, each candle purchased serves three meals to a child in need. This 18-ounce candle will make the perfect long-lasting gift as it has a burn time of up to 145 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 educating kids to protecting the oceans. This particular pair of socks, made of a cotton-poly blend, supports Oxfam and their work to support victims of disasters around the world.
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. It's the perfect tool for those with an iron deficiency, and it's reusable for five years. The company uses a portion of each Lucky Iron Fish purchase to help undernourished communities locally and internationally — including with international organizations to help pregnant women, new moms, and young children improve their health.
Family Meal: Recipes from Our Community
Penguin Random House's beginner-friendly cookbook is perfect for any chefs on your holiday list. The cookbook features 50 easy recipes for breakfast, breads, flatbreads, & pizza, veggies & legumes, pasta & grains, poultry & meat, fish & seafood, desserts, and drinks from some of your favorite chefs — like Ina Garten, Dan Barber, Bobby Flay, Danny Trejo, and more. All the proceeds from this digital cookbook will go toward the Restaurant Workers' COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which supports on-the-ground efforts to help the restaurant community.
Chai Loose Leaf Green Tea
Support No Child Hungry by simply drinking your morning cup of tea. BLK & Bold contributes five percent of its profits from its coffee and tea products to support at-risk youth locally and nationally. This two-pack of chai green tea makes 86 cups of hot or 42 cups of iced tea and helps improve digestion, fight inflammation, and contains antioxidant properties.
Stasher Platinum Silicone Food Grade Reusable Storage Bag
Stasher is a sustainable storage bag company whose mission is to prevent single-use plastic bags from entering oceans and landfills. Stasher bags are self-sealing, reusable bags that keep food safe and fresh. Each Stasher storage bag is microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and sous vide safe and come in a variety of colors and sizes. Plus, a portion of every Stasher bag sold goes straight to nonprofits that are dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating our oceans — like Surfrider and 5 Gyers.