Shop these 18 gift ideas that give back, in honor of Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday has arrived, right in the throes of the holiday season. It’s the perfect time not just to give back to loved ones, but to also support a charity in need. So why not knock out two birds with one stone with gifts that give back?
Turns out there are tons of options for exciting gifts that will delight your friends and family while also benefitting some meaningful philanthropies. Whether you’re tracking down a necklace for your sister or a lipstick for your Secret Santa, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some brands that are donating proceeds to charity:
This scrumptious set includes a full-sized shampoo and conditioner as well as five (count ‘em, FIVE!) hair masks. Even better? Now through New Years Eve, $1 from every purchase will go toward UNICEF to help children and families in need.
As part of its annual holiday charity effort, Kiehl’s is donating 100% of its profits (up to $100,000) from the Andrew Bannecker collection to Feeding America. According to the brand, this will help provide nearly one million meals to families. Each set in the collection features designs by artist and graphic designer Andrew Bannecker.
Philosophy has an array of beauty products you could dream of, and the best part? Every purchase you make on the brand’s site supports mental health organizations through the company’s on-going Hope & Grace initiative. If you’re feeling festive, grab the Gingerbread House collection. Its box is brimming with products like hand cream, a shower gel, body lotion, and lip gloss to name a few.
Get a necklace for yourself or your bestie, either way your purchase will help support the homeless community in Los Angeles. The brand employs people transitioning out of homelessness near Skid Row, according to a press release. The Giving Keys is a “pay-it-forward jewelry company” that imprints a special word or symbol for each recipient. If it helps, Taylor Swift, Ryan Gosling, and Selena Gomez are all fans.
Grab these goodies from Mayfair Soap Foundry for the bath enthusiast in your life. They’ll get a luxurious bathing experience while also supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation. For every product purchased, a donation is made to the organization to help improve the quality of life for kids and families fighting health challenges.
6Tatcha Water Cream, $68
If you want to treat yo’self or your skin care-loving friend, give them this cult-fave Tatcha Water Cream. For every purchase, the brand will donate a percentage to Room to Read, an organization that supports global education and literacy for women and girls.
7Soko Imala Gift Set, $116
Chrissy Teigen and Issa Rae love Soko, so we’re willing to bet your friends probably will too. Soko works with artisan entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses sustainably. The brand’s goal is “to shift the perception of ethical fashion and promote conscious consumerism,” all while looking chic.
If you’re looking for affordable stocking stuffers, check out Brandless—most of its items are $3. With every purchase, Brandless donates a meal as part of its partnership with Feeding America.
You may not have heard about the Chicago-based company Beelove, but the brand sells “urban honey and skin care products with a social mission to give second chances to returning citizens.” Beelove helps provide employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated citizens, including bringing them aboard to make the Beelove Restore and Protect Ultimate Butter Balm.
We love masks and we also love chocolate, which is why Savor Beauty’s Chocolate Truffle Cake Face Mask is a real treat. Even better? With every purchase of this mask, the brand donates a portion to women’s shelters in New York City. The program is appropriately called the Face Cake For A Cause.
11Lush Charity Pot, $7.95
A great gift for mom, the Lush Charity Pot is a long beloved body cream that, true to its name, gives back to charity. Lush donates 100% of proceeds to a variety of grassroots organizations working on projects ranging from animal welfare, sustainability, and human rights. On Giving Tuesday (November 27th), the brand is giving even more. Lush will double its impact by matching Charity Pot sales and donating those additional funds to three charities: International Rescue Committee, National Coalition for the Homeless, and Community Food Centres Canada.
12123FRÉ Skincare Set, $115
For your environmentalist friend, look no further than FRÉ Skincare. FRÉ plants an Argan tree in Morocco with each purchase of one of its skin care sets, which includes a moisturizer, facial cleanser and serum.
Earlier this year, The Lipstick Lobby launched a new moisturizing balm, infused with vitamin E for maximum hydration. The product is part of a partnership with Gloria Steinem and the unPrison Project. 100 percent of proceeds help imprisoned women prepare to acclimate back into civilian life.
This year, buy your favorite ladies the “Fearless” shade from Sephora’s most recent lipstick collection. The hue is a bold crimson with a creamy application. With each purchase, Sephora allocates $10 to its Sephora Stands program, dedicated to supporting female empowerment.
15M.A.C. Viva Glam Lipstick, $18.50
If you’re looking for more lipstick (they do make great stocking stuffers) head over to M.A.C. The brand has donated proceeds from its original Viva Glam color since 1994. Today, the line includes five shades that all support the AIDS Fund.
16Akola One Hope Necklace, $16
Akola specializes in statement jewelry and with its expansive collection, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list. We love the One Hope necklace, but we love even more that Akola donates 100 percent of its proceeds to women in crisis in the U.S. and Africa.
Sometimes a simple candle is the perfect, no-stress gift and Raven + Lily’s got you covered. This soy candle is infused with green tea and cucumber. Plus, it helps support homeless women in Los Angeles.
In honor of Giving Tuesday, K-beauty fave Glow Recipe is partnering with charity: water on a social campaign called #givingglow, which will bring access to clean and safe drinking water to a community in Madagascar. For every Instagram selfie tagging @charitywater, @glowrecipe and tagging #givingglow, the brand will donate $15 up to $10K. And if you’re thinking of buying the new Avocado Mask for your BFF’s stocking, do it today—Glow Recipe is also donating 10% of its sales made on Giving Tuesday.