24 Gifts That Support Good Causes
The writer in your life can save her thoughts in a softcover notebook and the proceeds will help build schools around the globe. $10.
By sending a friend these gourmet cookies, you’ll support research at pediatric-cancer centers seeking less toxic, more effective treatments. $30 per dozen.
The women who weave these vibrant hand-dyed baskets receive free business education through the nonprofit Indego Africa. $75 and $60.
The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce
Made from fresh serrano pepper, this festive green and red The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce duo benefits the collaborative effort of more than 40 community gardens and the nonprofit GrowNYC. $7.95 each.
The customizable Paper Culture Memory Game is a gift and a good deed no one could forget: It’s made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper and a tree is planted for each purchase. $25.
The maker of this rucksack provides a fully stocked backpack to an American child in need for every bag sold. $110.
For each candle votive sold, Glassybaby donates 10 percent of the proceeds to aid people, animals, and the planet. $44.
Three Blend Starter Kit
Pet lovers will be paw-sitively grateful to know that 20 percent of the proceeds from the Three Blend Starter Kit goes to no-kill rescue organizations. $26.
The collage in this custom artwork is sure to delight grandparents. Half of the proceeds benefit Every Mother Counts, whose mission is to make childbirth safe. $74.
Library Card Socks
Bookworms will get a laugh out of these retro Library Card socks: For each pair, Out Of Print donates a book through Books for Africa. $10.
Ride in style on Kent’s pink bike that honors its $10-per-bike donation to Susan G. Komen and the fight to end breast cancer. $149.
Good Karma Rope Toys
You’ll be giving more furry friends a home when you stuff a doggy’s stocking with these Jax & Bones Good Karma Rope Toys that benefit The Rescue Train. $17 each.
The tote-ally chic Blu Bag supports Ocean Conservancy—a cause your eco-conscious recipient will appreciate. $10.
These festive spatulas will inspire your holiday baking and help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $19.95 each.
Yogis will love a holiday BuddhiBox benefiting homeless and at-risk youth through StandUp For Kids. Namaste, indeed. $35.
Find Your Park Party Animal Onesie
Show your support for The National Park Service with this adorable baby onesie (sizes range from 3-6 months to 18-24 months), created through the partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s user-generated production company, hitRECord, to celebrate the centennial of the Parks. Proceeds go to The National Park Foundation, which will help ensure the parks are around for the next generation. $24.
Your favorite beer lover can drink with a clear conscience: MiiR supports clean-water initiatives with every purchase of its Growler. $55.
Lucky Iron Fish
The Lucky Iron Fish boosts the iron content of food that’s cooking in a pot of boiling water—and another will be donated to a family in need with your purchase. $25.
TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair of cozy slippers you buy. $49.
Showcase home-state pride with the gift of a crew-neck tee from The Home T, which donates 10 percent of its profits to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $30.
Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard
Be green and on-the-go with a cool Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard. The deck is made from recycled marine debris. $149.
Gund Holiday Little Brown Bear
Sales of this super-soft bear from Bloomindales benefits the Child Mind Institute, dedicated to helping children with mental health and learning disorders. $20.