2016 Philanthropic Gift Guide: The Best Gifts that Give Back
You know what’s better than one gift? Two gifts, of course! When you’re giving a gift, why not choose one that gives back to the world? We found eight companies selling products your friends and family will love, that also donate proceeds or products to causes around the globe when you buy from them:
When you buy a pair of these popular shoes (or a handbag, some clothes or a pair of sunglasses), Toms donates the gift of shoes, sight, water, safe birth or anti-bullying services to those in need in more than 70 countries around the globe. Shop Toms here.
As a provider of natural personal care items - including famous lip balms - Burt’s Bees believes in our future, and donates 10% of your purchase price to sustaining charitable, grassroots initiatives that support human and honeybee health. Start shopping for great skincare products and support their Greater Good Foundation. Learn more here.
Who doesn’t like a cool water bottle, flask, beer growler or coffee mug - especially when 5% of your purchase price is donated to charities and nonprofits designated to making the world better? Stock up on gifts and watch the donations climb. It’s a win-win-win. Learn more about Hydro Flask here.
Our members love buying soap, body wash and hair care products, and we found a company that loves giving away their product to those in need. For every Soapbox product you buy, they will donate a bar of soap to individuals in need around the globe. Learn more about Soapbox here.
Love Your Melon
When you are looking for hats, beanies or clothes, be sure Love Your Melon is your first stop. Not only will you be able to buy trendy, top-notch headwear, the people behind the scenes provide hats to children battling cancer as well as giving donations to nonprofit organizations that lead the fight against pediatric cancer. Learn more here.
Find the perfect gifts for animal lovers here. Choose from great tees and other apparel choices that proclaim a person’s love for dogs, cats and animals in a fun way. Animal Hearted takes 25% of the proceeds from your purchase and donates it to organizations that help animals. Learn more and shop here.
Talk about giving back! Since its inception, Ivory Ella has donated nearly $700,000 to savetheelephants.org and other charitable organizations. Help keep the total growing by purchasing cool clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories: Shop Ivory Ella here.
You can help save the lions with every purchase. Choose from big cat-themed apparel and jewelry to make a difference. Your friends will wear these items with pride knowing they helped bring awareness to this noble cause. Learn more and shop here.
Giving is contagious, and these suggestions let you give on two levels. With MyUS, you’ll get these gifts delivered to you in just a few days. Take advantage of our fast and affordable shipping to shop for those you love for any special occasion, holiday or birthday.MyUS has made all efforts to provide the most accurate available shopping options for our members. Still, some items or companies discussed listed may impose purchase restrictions, or may not take all forms of international payment or may restrict purchases to certain countries or place restrictions on our Personal Shopper program. Please check each company’s website for complete terms of sale, shipping guidelines and terms and conditions for complete details.