Feel Good Alert: Give a Gift That Gives Back

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It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week! Surprise your friends with something off their Wishlist or give a gift that gives back–because kindness can’t be beat! Check out some of our favorite gifts that give back to great causes below. Heck, be kind to yourself and treat yourself to a gift that will give you that feel-good glow!  

🤗 Elf-Picked Gifts That Give Back

Gift: Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief Bracelet by Pura Vida

How it Gives Back: For every bracelet sold, Pura Vida will donate 100% of net profits to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization. All Pura Vida donations to Direct Relief will be used solely on expenses related to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake response.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief Bracelet | Pura Vida, $7

Gift: Benevolent Brownies by Greyston Bakery

How it Gives Back: This New York bakery’s spiritually-rooted philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential, using entrepreneurship to address generational poverty locally.

Box of individually wrapped brownies from a bakery that gives back to the community

Benevolent Brownies | Uncommon Goods, $35

Gift: Brighter Days Coffee Blend by BLK & BOLD

How it Gives Back: BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development and eradicating youth homelessness.

Brighter Days Coffee Blend by BLK & BOLD | Amazon, $10.39

Gift: Men’s Kind Knit Ankle Socks by Bombas

How it Gives Back: Bombas uses only high-quality materials, making each pair of these socks kinder on the planet, but they make them even kinder by donating a pair of socks for every pair you purchase.

Men’s Kind Knit Ankle Socks | Bombas, $57

Gift: Pause & Breathe Meditation Necklace by Uncommon Goods

How it Gives Back: Buying the Pause & Breathe Meditation Necklace will give back $2 to the School of Design at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where the necklace’s creator was a student when she imagined the jewelry.

Pause & Breathe Meditation Necklace from Uncommon Goods

Pause & Breathe Meditation Necklace | Uncommon Goods, $48

Gift: Queen Bee Body Butter Gift Set by Savannah Bee

How it Gives Back: Save the Bees! Savannah Bee Company’s mission is to provide pure honey and hive-inspired beauty products. Your purchase supports educating people about the wonders of the honeybee and preserving the art of beekeeping through its Bee Cause Project.

Savannah Bee Company body butter gift that gives back to save the bees

Queen Bee Body Butter Gift Set | Amazon, $96

Gift: Nahla Slippers by TOMS

How it Gives Back: In 2006, TOMS pioneered the One for One® model—giving away one pair of shoes for every pair sold, supporting larger health, education and community development programs. Today, the company gives ⅓ of its profits for grassroots good.

TOMS brand Nahla slippers that support grassroots community organizations

Nahla Slippers | Amazon, $49.95

Gift: Nourishing Soap Collection by Hand in Hand

How it Gives Back: A portion of every purchase directly supports the company’s global mission to provide communities access to soap, clean water and hygiene education.

Hand in Hand hand soap set in four colorful bottles that is a gift that gives back

Nourishing Soap Collection | Amazon, $22

Gift: Campaign for Change Candles by Uncommon Goods

How it Gives Back: Every scent has its own story and the maker donates $2 for each candle purchased to an organization tied to its theme:

  • Action: supports organizations dedicated to antiracism and racial equity.
  • Breathe: helps mental-health support groups.
  • Peace: dedicated to aiding Ukrainians in need.
  • Pride: raising funds for LGBTQ+ rights advocates.
Campaign for Change candles that are a gift that gives back

Campaign for Change Candles | Uncommon Goods, $38 ea.

Create a Gift Exchange That Gives Back

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Don’t need a reason – generosity’s always in season! Create a gift exchange that gives back with gifts that support great causes. Share our Gifts that Give Back gift guide with your friends to give them feel-good gifting inspo. These gifts are a perfect addition to add to your own Elfster Wishlist, too! 

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