Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide- Gifts for a cause

 It is holiday season and if you are searching for the perfect gift to get your friends and family look no further. We have come up with a list of gifts that do good. Use your passion to make a difference this holiday season by shopping from these brands, all which use their merchandise or products to give back to a cause.

  1. Causebox

Subscription boxes are SO popular right now. It’s a great concept - you pay a subscription/membership and you get a box with multiple little gifts right to your doorstep. Causebox is different because their box is specifically filled with the best products that “do good and look good”. It is packed with jewelry, homeware, skincare products, accessories and more all by brands that make an impact. Get your bestie a membership and they will have endless products that do good.

2. Thirty One Bits Jewelry

31 Bits Jewelry collaborates with skilled artisans around the world and provide dignified job opportunities while giving them access to the global market. They ensure that every product they sell is ethically produced and is sourced in the countries they work in. They ensure that the artisans they work with are valued financially, mentally, physically and emotionally. Overall, they care about their products and who is making the products and give artisans around the world a chance to get their products out there.

3. Starling Project Candles


Starling candles’ idea is light for light. The organization creates candles that give back and make solar energy tangible for those in need. The organization provides development of solar power systems in countries such as Rwanda through the sale of their hand poured candles that are made in Brooklyn, NY.


4. The Giving Keys

The Giving Keys creates unique jewelry with the goal to inspire the world to pay it forward. Their social impact employment model is amazing. Every purchase made supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness. Give a loved one this cute necklace and pick a personalized message to remind them to pay it forward.

5. Sseko Designs

Sseko Designs is making it possible for women in Uganda to pursue a college education. The company hires women in Uganda to make sandals or bags and allows them to earn money through dignified employment that goes directly towards their college education. They also source all of their ethically made products from East Africa. Sseko products are all made in Africa, the organization create jobs, empowers women and work towards ending the cycle of poverty.

6. Adventurist Backpacks


Adventurist Backpacks is committed to help feed hungry families to fuel their ability to progress, learn, and create. For every backpack sold, Adventurist provides 25 meals to families in need across the U.S. They work alongside Feeding America to help reduce the number of families affected by malnutrition and starvation. This is a perfect gift for all ages, from students to the world traveler of the family.

7. Mud Love

Mud Love creates handmade creations to support clean water projects in Africa. They have partnered up with Water for Good so that every product purchased provides one week of clean water to someone in need. They are working towards spreading hope and love while alleviating the water crisis. Get this item for the tea or coffee lover in your life and they will be very happy with it!

8. BLUE Missions Merchandise

BLUE Missions is a non-profit organization working towards connecting rural communities in Latin America with access to clean water and sanitation. Not only do they have a great cause, they have super cute merchandise that makes for a perfect gift! 100% of the profit made from their store goes directly into funding their water/sanitation projects- making it the perfect gift for anyone in the family.

9. Sevenly- shop by causes


Sevenly mobilizes charity themed campaigns to connect them with buyers who can raise funding, awareness and followers. They commision “cause art” from artists around the world that celebrates the work of different organizations. They sell all kinds of “advocacy apparel and accessories” all with ethical brands that are making a difference.

10. Happy Earth


Happy Earth sells quality and fashionable apparel- the best part they donate 50% of its proceeds to environmental conservation partnering with different organizations.  This makes for the perfect, earth friendly gifts.

Get to shopping!

There are so many other brands and organizations that are selling gift worthy items for a cause. These are a few of my personal favorites but with a quick google search you will be able to find many more.

Happy Holidays!

Mariana LunaComment