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Gifts That Give Back

The holiday season is a time for giving gifts to family and friends. It’s also a time when many like to donate to charitable causes. So why not give gifts that are not only awesome, but that also give back?

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas for the 2019 holiday season below, and each product supports a worthy cause. Shop your favorites with MyUS for free package consolidation and fast international shipping.

TOMS Desert Tan Leopard Print Suede Women's Kelsey Booties $89.95

Tan leopard print wedge booties with elastic v-shaped gore.

The TOMS Kelsey Bootie in desert tan leopard print suede is a winter-ready wedge boot that's perfect for day to evening looks. And when you purchase a TOMS® product, you can also choose what you stand for and decide where your purchases' proceeds will be directed. "Pick Your Style. Pick Your Stand" choices include giving shoes, ending gun violence, safe water, equality, mental health, and creating opportunities for the homeless. 

Ivory Ella Lilac Ombre Pom Pom Hat $34

Female wearing ombre knit hat with pink pom pom, styled with a coordinating purple sherpa half-zip pulloever.

The Lilac Ombre Pom Pom Hat with super-soft sherpa lining is a perfect one-size-fits-all gift that will keep your lucky recipient cozy warm all winter long. Looking for something a little bigger? Pair the hat with their popular sherpa pullover! You'll also be supporting efforts to end the global elephant crisis and their risk of extinction with every purchase because Ivory Ella donates 10% of their proceeds to Save the Elephants, a non-profit organization that specializes in the wildlife conservation of elephants.

Starling Holiday Candle $55 

Winter holiday greenery surrounding a lit candle, in a cream glass with "Starling" printed across, set on a marble coaster.

For a thoughtful holiday hostess gift, we love the Holiday Candle from The Starling Project. It offers rich notes of pine and fir, reminiscent of holiday foliage, and a warm, cozy hearth. Candles from The Starling Project are hand-poured in Brooklyn, New York and are composed of soy wax, recycled glass, cotton wicks, and ethically-sourced essential oils. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from every candle sold helps develop solar power systems in countries like Rwanda.

The Gramercy Wireless Speaker from LSTM $129.99

Flat black circular speaker leaning on its leg stand.

The LSTN Gramercy Wireless Speaker is the perfect gift for music lovers. Wireless and compact, it’s completely portable, has 6+ hours of battery life off a single charge, and can go from chill mode to work mode in second's with Gramercy's built-in speakerphone for conference calls. And every LSTN purchase helps give hearing aids to people around the world through Starkey Hearing Foundation—they've helped over 30,000 people hear better so far!

LUSH Charity Pot $7.95 - $27.95

Black plastic tub of Charity Pot lotion with white text description printed on it.

Charity Pot is a rich and generous body lotion from LUSH that does a lot of good, and not just for your skin! It's delicately scented with ylang-ylang and rosewood oils in a hydrating cocoa butter base and leaves skin subtly perfumed and touchably soft. With every purchase of Charity Pot, LUSH donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of human rights, animal protection, and environmental justice.

Bird + Stone Upcycled Love Necklace $36

Necklace with three light green jade-colored beads and gold discs between each, all on a thin gold chain.

Bird + Stone not only makes gorgeous jewelry, but each piece supports a cause, such as girls' education, women’s health, female representation in politics, and more. Take a look at the Upcycled Love Necklace for a classic and thoughtful gift. It's handmade in New York City from recycled glass beads from Ghana and brass beads from West Africa, and 10% of the purchase price goes towards empowering female entrepreneurs in Kenya through Bird + Stone's partnership with the Sisi Fund

Love Your Melon Burgundy Tri-Blend Headband $20

Burgundy head band with white text embroidery and cinched section.

Have a fitness fanatic on your gift list? Give them a headband that will keep them warm inside and out while battling pediatric cancer. Love Your Melon's Burgundy Tri-Blend Headband features an elasticated back designed to keep it in place all day, and a flat front with Love Your Melon's cursive logo embroidered in white. Fifty percent of net profit from the sales of all Love Your Melon products is given to the Love Your Melon Fund to support their nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable programming initiatives for children and families battling cancer.

WeWood Oblivio Watch $169.95

Black wooden watch with enlarged numbers 1, 4, 7, and 10 and stick dial.

WeWood was the first to create wristwatches out of wood. Their watches are completely free of toxic or artificial materials and use exotic remnant hardwoods from around the world. Their Oblivio watch for men has an adventurous look and features metallic inline hands, large industrial indices, and a window for days of the month all set into a rich woodgrain face. And for each watch sold, WeWOOD plants a tree, an initiative in collaboration with nonprofit organizations such as American Forests and Trees for the Future with 604,475 trees planted across the globe since their reforestation program began in 2010.

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