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26 Amazing Gifts That Support Good Causes

Give everyone on your "to shop for" list a gift that gives back.

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1. A Solar Jar sure to please the best dinner party host you know, or anyone into home decor.

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Promising review: "The Solar Jar is a very nice item! When I pulled the Solar Jar from the package, I literally stated, 'Oh this is cute,' and began thinking of ways that I wanted to utilize it. It is great for outdoor light on the patio, while enjoying a nice after-dinner drink, or for taking an evening stroll. I also enjoyed using it as I sat in bed at night, watching TV and wanting a little bit of light, without having to reach up to the ceiling fan to pull the light cord. The Solar Jar came pre-charged, and lasted a few days (although not used constantly). The difficult part for me, was keeping the Solar Jar charged, but I don’t blame it solely on the product. We did have some sketchy weather days, so make sure sunny conditions are a constant. You almost have to treat it like you would solar powered walk-way lights, leave it in the sun, and it will turn on naturally." –Amanda Wynter

The handmade Solar Jar is made by Sonnenglas, a startup company in South Africa that employs over 60 previously unemployed people from the townships, and promotes their training and education. Sonnenglas was designed as a source of light for parts of Africa with no access to the power grid, and is made of recycled materials.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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2. A pack of holiday socks made by Bombas worthy of keeping your loved one's toes warm.

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Bombas gives a pair of socks to the homeless with every purchase, with the company's 1 for 1 structure. Learn more about Bomba here.

Get them from Bombas: women's gift box for $65, men's gift box for $65, and kid's gift box for $35 (each box comes with four pairs of holiday socks)

3. An Echo and box of chocolates that'll satisfy music and chocolate-enthusiasts everywhere.

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Every purchase from the Amazon RED collection helps fight AIDs in Africa. For every dollar spent, Bank of America will donate 30 cents to the Global Fund (through 12/31/17), a partnership that supports programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

Promising review: "Works perfectly, just like my original Echo. I ordered this one for our master bedroom, so we could listen to music, and get our morning news and weather without having to get out of bed. We love being able to play music on both devices, and listen to it as we move from room to room. Sound quality is excellent." –Glenn A

Get them from Amazon: Echo for $79.99 and nine-piece Vosges Haut-Chocolat collection for $34.99

4. A set of coasters featuring bullets remnants encased in solid lucite, for anyone who wants a one-of-a-kind sculpture.

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The Caliber Collection products are made using the serial numbers from illegal guns, and pieces of guns that remain after they've been voluntarily turned in through gun buyback and amnesty programs, or seized from crime scenes across America. A portion of the proceeds from each sale are donated to the Caliber Foundation, which supports victims, families, and communities that have been devastated by illegal gun violence, and helps fund gun buyback and amnesty programs in partnering cities.

Get two coasters from AHA for $126.

Shop the full Caliber Collection here.

5. A National Parks calendar so the avid hiker can enjoy the beautiful outdoors inside.

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Proceeds benefit the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of America's National Parks. The NPF protects the nation's most special places through innovative and collaborative projects.

Promising review: "I loved it. It was beautiful, portraying scenery from many of the U.S. National Parks. It was reasonably priced and my purchase of this calendar went to support the work of the National Park Foundation. The inside squares were large enough for my use." –C.J.

Get it from Amazon for $10.39.

6. A set of two fair-trade salt lamps to light up the home of the person who loves giving back.

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These lamps are carved in the Himalayan foot-hills and brought to you by a company called So Well. So Well's products help sustain vibrant communities by giving their partners a living wage, medical benefits, safe work environments, and more.

Get them from AHA for $108.

Check out all of So Well's full collection here.

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7. A handmade headband worthy of the animal-lover in your life.

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$1 from each headband sold will be donated to the Whaleman Foundation to help save the whales, or the World Wild Life Fund to help save the elephants, depending on which headband you choose.

Get them from Kyrie Hartha on Etsy: Save The Whales (gray) for $7 or Save Our Elephants (orange) for $7

8. A custom-made collar to adorn the pupper who has been a very good boy/girl this year.

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20% of sales go toward Underdogs Rescue, which is a foster-based, volunteer rescue that takes in many dogs regardless of age, breed, health, or adoptability (the underdogs!) and gives them a second chance at life.

Promising review: "Beautiful collar! Excited to have my new family member Shelly wear it! 💗" –nmurry

Get them from PB & J's World on Esty for $17.99+ (multiple styles/buckles available).

9. A T-shirt that'll look flawless on the best poet you know.

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100% of proceeds go to Urban Word, a non-profit based in NYC that provides platforms for critical literacy, youth development, and leadership, through free and uncensored writing, college prep, and performance opportunities.

Get it from Urban Word for $25 (sizes S–XL).

10. An adorable necklace just may make the wearer feel empowered and cute AF.

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10% of profits donated monthly to different charity focused on female empowerment.

Get them from Adornia: The XO necklace for $44 and LOVE necklace for $44 (available in rose gold, silver, and yellow gold, 22.5" full length)

11. A set of handcrafted, blushing vases who aren't shy in their giving ways, and will look amazing on the coffee table.

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High Fashion Home's collaborative Love + Hope collection is giving 40% of sales from select items to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to help fight childhood cancer. 40% of the purchase price will go to St. Jude through October 2018. Learn more about St. Jude here.

Get the vases from High Fashion Home for $29.

Shop the full Love + Hope collection here.

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12. A precious pair of Toms shoes for the kid with stellar fashion sense.

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Toms gives a pair of shoes to children in need with every purchase, with the company's company's 1 for 1 structure.

Get them from Toms for $42 (kids sizes 1–6, 12–13).

13. An enchantment gift box of cruelty-free beauty products worthy of fawning over.

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Each box donates a portion of proceeds to Enchantment Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit animal rescue that provides a forever home to nearly 150 animals.

Get a single box from Enchantment Box for $49.95 (will arrive by the holidays) or a subscription for $49.95+ (month-to month, or 3/6-month prepaid)

14. A pair of sterling-silver peacock earrings to make the one you love exclaim "oh woooow" upon opening these beauties.

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Perfect is an Etsy shop that makes homemade jewelry, and donates all proceeds to help children living in poverty through Compassion International.

Get it from Perfect on Etsy for $25.59+ (available in silver plated bronze or sterling silver).

15. A wolf story or Christmas book your little one will be asking for at story time over and over again.

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Select books from Zulily are buy one, give one to a child in need through the nonprofit First Book.

Get them from Zulily: Journey for $12.49 or When Santa Was A Baby for $11.99

Shop the whole buy one, give one collection here.

16. A handblown wine glass that's so pretty, you might end up buying a whole set.

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Globe In provides handmade products from all around the world that support remote artisans and farmers, and the communities they live in.

Promising review: "These wine glasses are beautiful. With red wine in the glass, it gave off shades of iridescent purples, blues, and greens. The size and weight are perfect, not too big or small, not too light or heavy. I have two, but I'm definitely ordering more. I also plan to stock up for hostess gifts, Christmas and just because gifts!" –Mary

Get it from Globe In for $16.

Check out Globe In's impactful subscription boxes here (may not arrive by holidays), or their full collection here.

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17. A queer AF print or T-shirt to warm the heart of the queer babe in your life.

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Proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, a non-profit that focuses on helping LGBTQ youth in crisis.

Get the Print from Be Nice for $15, or the Use Your Heart T-shirt from Ingrid Michaelson for $40 (sizes S–L).

18. A 14" gold amethyst necklace I would be happy to wear every day, as would anyone who loves crystals/delicate accessories.

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Proceeds support The Legal Project's Domestic Violence Program, which helps victims of domestic violence escape their abuser by providing confidential, free, and low cost legal assistance. Learn more about The Legal Project here.

Promising review: "Bought this as a gift and she absolutely loved it! Adorable and comfortable." –Jacqui M

Get it from Raven Beads and Designs on Etsy for $12.

19. A jar of organic chocolate pretzel peanut spread (need I say more?!?) worthy of the person who has everything.

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Because who doesn't enjoy high-level delish peanut and chocolate combos?

For every purchase of Good Spread, a matching donation (in the form of a packet of hyper-nutritious Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food) is given through MANA to treat severe acute malnutrition.

Get the chocolate pretzel spread from Good Spread for $8.

20. A holiday candle or big box of doggo goodies that'll make the perfect gift for the rescue pup owner in your family.

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Barkshop has adorable, unique gifts for pupsters and dog parents, and 5% of proceeds go toward keeping dogs out of shelters. Learn more about Barkshop's commitment to helping doggos nationwide here, or donate directly to the ASPCA here.

Get them from Barkshop: pine candle for $25 or the Hanukkah Kit (for your pupster) for $80+

21. An empowering T-shirt so the fearless friend may have a shirt just as badass as they are.

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100% of proceeds go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S..

Get it from TomboyX for $30 (available in sizes XS–4X).

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22. A Make America Gay Again hat might complete the ensemble of the bold fashionista.

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100% percent of proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign, which is America's largest civil rights organization – they fight discrimination, and work to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality.

Get it from HRC for $26 (available in six colors).

23. A silver ribbon so you can decorate all your gifts and make them even more precious.

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100% of silver bow sales go toward funding job coaching programs for workers with disabilities at PRIDE Industries through December 2018.

Get it from Mighty Leaf for $1.

24. A super soft sweater that'll be the coziest present you give all year.

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100% of proceeds from this 100% cashmere sweater benefit Her Justice, an organization that stands with women living in poverty in NYC – many of whom are survivors of intimate partner violence – by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide them with free legal help.

Get it from Of a Kind for $360 (sizes XS–XL).

25. A pre-decorated tree for anyone who is holding out hope for a last-minute Christmas tree to appear at their doorstep.

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Each purchase guarantees a $5 donation to KidsGardening (through 12/25/17, up to a total donation of $50,000), a national program that brings garden-based learning to school children. KidsGardening supports tens of thousands of educators across the country as they use garden-based learning to improve nutritional attitudes, educational outcomes, civic mindedness and environmental stewardship.

Get it from ProFlowers for $34.99+.

26. And a vegan eye shadow (as glittery as it is luxurious) worthy of sparkling into the New Year.

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These cosmic dust-inspired eye shadows combine the cushion of a cream and the silkiness of a powder, and 20% of sales are donated to a charity in support of the LGBTQ community – what could be better?

Get them from Bodyography for $23 each (avaialbe in 12 colors).

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