Fact: Your wallet is in for quite the workout in just a matter of days (that is, if you haven’t already jumped on pre-Black Friday sales). And while we’re all about gifting those we love for the sheer pleasure of seeing their faces as they unwrap their treasures, we can’t help but get that annual wave of panic induced by overspending. While there’s no pill or yoga class that will guarantee a stress-free holiday season, one thing that might help you as you make your list and check it twice is being more thoughtful in your shopping. By that we mean gifting your loved ones items that do the world some good, whether it be through a charitable donation per sale or sustainable and earth-friendly manufacturing practices. If you’re not sure where to begin, allow us to help. Check out these ten gifts that give back—for reals. Happy holidays.
Gifts That Give Back
ASOS X GLAAD
ASOS and GLAAD join forces on a stylish collection that features the “&” symbol at its core, representing the power of a variety of voices coming together to speak against hate and discrimination. A portion of proceeds go directly to GLAAD.
Vrai & Oro X Sophie Monet
This chic collab includes Vrai & Oro's Diamond Foundry diamonds, which are grown ethically in labs, in conjunction with Sophie Monet's wood-cutting artistry.
The Little Market
Founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, The Little Market's products are all handmade by artisans around the world. All profits earned are retained to further expand the non-profit’s artisan network and purchase product.
Every item sold at Ethical.Market comes from a carefully vetted vendor with transparent fair-working practices and ethically driven standards.
Rêve En Vert
For almost five years, Rêve En Vert has remained true to being a retailer of sustainable luxury. All the site's brands use organic and natural materials for a low-environmental impact. They even go the extra mile to recycle and upcycle (using materials that would otherwise be thrown out) whenever possible.
We Dash Love
This planet-conscious brand only enlists designers with sustainable and ethical production practices. And every month, the company donates 5% of sales to a different charity. We (dash) love that.
The pioneer of the one-for-one strategy helps give sight to a person in need for each sale of its sunglasses.
For every pair of Roma boots sold, a brand-new pair of rain boots is donated to a child living in poverty.
From November 24 through 28, Senreve will donate 10% of every purchase to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools needed to help women achieve economic independence.
In addition to being sturdy and versatile, all of Rothy's footwear is made from low-waste and low-impact materials.
Costa X OCEARCH
This special collab is dedicated to the sharks that help keep our ecosystem balanced. Each purchase helps fund research expeditions aboard OCEARCH and its mission in protecting sharks.