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51 Beautiful Gifts That Give Back

Peruse this list of gifts that give back and spread good in the world to find the best present for the do-gooder in your life.  

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51 Beautiful Holiday Gifts That Give Back, Via Retailers (3)

Shop with a purpose

Have you ever noticed how shopping for a cause brings you a double dose of joy? It’s a win-win strategy everyone can feel good about: Your recipients will get a unique present they love, and you’ll both appreciate knowing that the purchase is doing its small part to make the world a better place. If you’re looking for gift ideas for everyone on your list, consider these 50 gifts that give back—and trust us, we’ve covered all our bases by including gifts for hergifts for himbest friend giftstech gifts, and even ones connected to the best charities.

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World Vision Wrap Around Ring

Best for: Making her feel like a superhero

This bold ring will make her feel like a real-life Captain Planet thanks to its two large gemstones and unique design. The best part? It comes as a gift for making a modest donation to World Vision, a charity focused on helping post-disaster recovery and supplying people with survival essentials like food and clean water. This would also make a great Mother’s Day gift!

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TisBest Charity Gift Card

Best for: Anyone who doesn’t need more “stuff”

For those who claim to already have everything they need or want, sharing the experience of charitable giving can be the perfect gift. Gift them a TisBest Charity Gift Card and they can donate the card’s value to any cause or charity of their choice (among 1.5 million registered U.S. charities). The cards are customizable to make your gift unique, and TisBest can print and send biodegradable plastic cards or email an e-gift card, and 100% of the value donated to the selected charities. This could also make a great thank you gift.

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Sawa Sawa Hand Woven Bags

Best for: Carrying your essentials in style

Skip the designer handbags from department stores that everyone else is sporting, and elevate her look with a unique bag that artisans in rural Kenya wove by hand. This Black-woman-founded business creates gifts that give back in several ways: First, it helps alleviate poverty through female entrepreneurship by empowering women to share their craft with the world. Second, 10 percent of the brand’s revenue goes toward menstrual hygiene kits and education for the younger generation.

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BOBS Keepsakes Ice Angel Slippers

Best for: Warm tootsies

Slippers are always a cozy gift idea for moms, but BOBs from Skechers takes the Ice Storm shoe to a whole new level of comfort thanks to a slip-on style, faux fur lining, and cushioned Memory Foam footbed. For each BOBs purchase, the brand donates to animals in need.

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The Elephant Project

Best for: Animal-loving kids

What child doesn’t want his or her very own elephant to snuggle? The Elephant Project’s stuffed animals (Kiki wears a pink dress and Tembo dons green overalls) stand eight inches tall, and these gifts for kids are made out of plush fabric. This is a beloved option when choosing gifts that give back because a full 100 percent of the net proceeds of your purchase goes toward fighting against the poaching crisis and providing care to sick, abused, or orphaned elephants. This would be an adorable and meaningful gift for your husband who loves animals.

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Freedom Company Organic Cotton Crew Sweatshirt

Best for: Pairing with yoga pants

When it comes to keeping the planet safe, nothing beats cotton, and organic is king. Freedom Company’s organic cotton sweatshirt is ethically certified by Slave-Free Alliance, has a premium feel, provides plenty of warmth, and has a long life span. Consider this as one of your gifts for grandma, as 10 percent of all profits are donated to Mother to Mother, a nonprofit that provides health, safety, and wellness items (such as car seats, cribs, diapers, and strollers) for infants and children.

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Joyful Heart Wine Company

Best for: Wine lovers

Whether your intended recipient is obsessed with reds or whites, the Joyful Heart Wine Company has you covered with delicious blends and joy-filled labels. The brand was founded by actress Chrissy Metz, who loves to count life’s blessings over a glass of vino with friends (making a bottle ideal to consider for ideas for hostess gifts). A portion of every bottle sold is donated to World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in the wake of natural disasters.

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Pacific Shaving Company #ShaveWithPurpose

Best for: Men and women who like to groom

Need stocking stuffer ideas? Add some color to your shaving routine with Pacific Shaving Company’s #ShaveWithPurpose shaving cream line. Each color correlates to a specific health or social cause, with 10 percent of proceeds going to the corresponding organizations: green is mental health awareness, yellow is suicide prevention, blue is prostate cancer research, pink is breast cancer research, purple is LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, and red is ALS research.

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Everlur Healing Crystal Bracelets

Best for: Setting intentions

These crystal bracelets are handmade in the USA by immigrant women and are charged with crystal singing bowls and chanting mantras. As one of those perfect gifts for your wife, the bracelets (some help with anxiety or confidence while others attract money and love) arrive in a velvet pouch, with an affirmation, explanation of crystal properties, manifestation instructions, and a bracelet activation prayer. The brand has partnered with Rise Against Hunger, and proceeds from your purchase help provide a meal to those in need. Use this as a stocking stuffer for the women in your life who love crystals.

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Joanna Buchanan Stripey Bee Cocktail Set

Best for: Budding mixologists

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so it’s time to mix up some drinks. If you’re ready to play bartender, reach for the Joanna Buchanan Stripey Bee Cocktail Set—it’s beautiful and functional. As you might have guessed, a portion of the profits (10 percent) is donated to a conservation trust that supports Pollinator Pathway to help save the bees.

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Whispering Willow Ecualyptus Mint Rest & Renew Gift Box

Best for: Pampering

Everything you need for a thoughtful present comes inside this Whispering Willow Rest and Renew Gift Box: eucalyptus and mint bar soap and body oil, a lavender neck wrap, and a card that can be handwritten with a message for your recipient. The brand donates 10 percent of profits to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Kenneth Cole Pet Carrier Backpack

Best for: Dog lovers

Keep your friends close and man’s best friend even closer with the Kenneth Cole Pet Carrier Backpack, our top pick for gifts for dog lovers. Holding most pets up to 22 pounds, this backpack features breathable mesh, a waterproof bottom, a pocket for his head to peek out, and an interior safety leash that hooks to your pet’s collar. When not in use, the bag collapses for easy storage. Kenneth Cole is currently donating a percentage of sales to the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti.

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Quake Kare Emergency Preparedness Kit

Best for: Anyone living in the path of natural disasters

This emergency preparedness kit from Quake Kare—which is operated by the Lighthouse for the Blind in St. Louis—is assembled by employees who are legally blind and proceeds contribute toward community outreach programs that support children who are blind. The four-person go-bag contains 72 hours of survival items, such as food, water, first aid, emergency tools, lighting, and shelter, all packed in a durable backpack.

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The Human Being Journal

Best for: Anyone looking to uncover their greater purpose

This is a thoughtful gift that’s sure to unlock any recipients’ maximum potential through guided questions and resources rooted in the pillars of a happy life. The gender-neutral and non-dated journal gives back a percentage of each sale to support mental health organizations, including the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI).

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Love One International Mint Crew Sweatshirt

Best for: Making a statement

Crewneck sweatshirts are super trendy right now, and this option from Love One is made from a soft cotton-poly jersey you’ll want to live in. Your purchase helps support the children of Uganda, by providing emergency medical care and rehabilitation services for their critically ill youth.

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One Hope Mini California Brut Sparkling 12-pack of minis

Best for: Champagne lovers

Whether you include a bottle or two as an add-on to a gift basket or gift all 12 mini bottles of sparkling wine to a worthy recipient, you can feel good about your purchase of One Hope wines. The brand has donated more than $7 million to local and global charities that support clean water, hunger relief, health research, and education.

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Best Friends Animal Society Yoga Mat

Best for: The yogi in your life

Keep practicing your form with this adorable yoga mat from Best Friends, a nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in shelters by 2025. It’s textured on both sides to reduce slipping, and 100 percent of the proceeds help save the lives of homeless pets.

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Crystal Hills Crystal Dreams Collection

Best for: Insomniacs

Give the gift of sleep with the Crystal Dreams Collection. Energy from an amethyst angel, lepidolite, lithium quartz, and clear quartz work together to calm the mind—simply put them under your pillow and let them work their magic. All Crystal Hills crystals are sourced from mines with sound ethical and environmental practices, and 8 percent of the profits help support a variety of charities. If you like this idea, check out these other popular sleep products on Amazon.

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Lotte 321 Mama Necklace

Best for: New moms

A thoughtful and dainty piece of jewelry is just what every new mom wants, and this 16k gold-plated Mama Necklace from Lotte 321 is an affordable option that supports a great cause. The founder’s niece (Charlotte) has Down Syndrome (3 copies of the 21st chromosome = 321), and 15 percent of all profits are donated to charities supporting individuals with special needs. Here are more of our favorite gifts for her.

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Sketchboard Pro for iPad

Best for: iPad artists

This award-winning iPad stand—it won Best iPad Accessory 2020 from Business Insider—creates a comfortable, traditional workspace with a flat drawing surface anywhere you happen to be. And thanks to the company’s partnership with Ecologi, they plant a tree for every Sketchboard Pro sold.

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Best for: Tea drinkers

Wouldn’t it be lovely to Summer in Provence, dance in an Indonesian Rainstorm, or enjoy Christmas Morning every morning? These are just three tempting flavors of Chariteas, a company committed to sourcing the world’s finest-quality tea. The brand works with sustainable tea farmers, and part of each purchase goes toward replanting trees. This is a perfect choice if you’re on a budget or looking for a gift for any tea lover, along with these 100 stocking stuffers.

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Noonday Collection Feliz Ring Bowl

Best for: Knickknack collectors

Rings, paper clips, beads—there’s no shortage of little things that people enjoy collecting. The Feliz Ring Bowl from Noonday Collection is crafted by artists in Guatemala, many of whom are women and are now able to become breadwinners for their families.

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Grounds & Hounds Rescue Roast

Best for: Coffee connoisseurs

Help your lucky recipient start off the day with one of the tastiest gifts that give back: Rescue Roast, a 100 percent arabica medium roast that contains notes of caramel, dark chocolate, red currant, and toasted pecan in every sip. The brand donates 100 percent of the profits to a new pet rescue organization every month. Grab this as a gift for your brother or as a gift for any coffee lover you know.

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Women’s Solstice Organic Romper

Best for: Luxe loungers

Comfort never looked as on-trend as the Solstice Organic Romper from Coyuchi, but this lounging outfit isn’t just super soft and flattering for a range of body types. It’s also made in a Fair Trade certified factory that recycles 98 percent of its wastewater and has begun recycling its own items to produce new ones, making Coyuchi the first home brand to enter the circular economy.

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Lush Décor Emma Faux Fur Decorative Pillow Cover

Best for: Home decorators

This adorable double-sided faux fur decorative pillow cover from Lush Décor is a great choice not only because it doesn’t harm animals but also because its purchase also helps support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Corksicle Travel Mug

Best for: On-the-move java lovers

There’s so much to love about this triple-insulated 16-ounce stainless steel mug from Corksicle: It keeps hot bevvies toasty for up to three hours, has a non-slip bottom and a clear, sliding, non-spill lid—and comes in ten pop colors and prints. Perhaps best of all, 5 percent of all online sales support Charity: Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

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Strengthen and Replenish skincare bundle

Best for: Head-to-toe skin care

This Strengthen and Replenish bundle from Soapbox includes a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bars soap, and liquid hand soap—everything needed for a full-body refresh. With each purchase, the company donates a bar of soap to someone in need; more than 20 million bars have been donated so far.

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Robot Bunnies Happy & Clouds Hat

Best for: Outdoor lovers

Protect yourself from the sun’s intense rays with a classic bucket hat…but not just any bucket hat. This one from Robot Bunnies features two awesome and colorful patterns in its reversible design and is even machine washable. Plus, this do-gooder brand gives blankets to foster children through AZ Helping Hands.

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Hey Dewy Portable Facial HumidifierVia

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier

Best for: Anyone craving glowing skin

Remember how big and clunky humidifiers used to be? Not anymore! The Hey Dewy Humidifier is portable, thanks to its small size and USB power cord. And 10 percent of sales go to the Water Project, a charity that provides access to clean, safe, and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Pair this handy little machine with some skin-care products and you’ll have the ultimate best friend gift.

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Goli Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar GummyVia

Goli Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy

Best for: The health-conscious

Don’t love chugging a shot of apple cider vinegar, despite its many health benefits? No worries, because Goli Nutrition provides all that goodness (better digestion, immune system, and heart health) in a yummy gummy that’s also infused with pomegranate, beetroots, citrus, and B vitamins. For every purchase, Goli will make a one-for-one vitamin grant to provide a child in need with a six-month supply of vitamins through Vitamin Angels.

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Love Your Melon Beanie

Best for: The one who’s always cold

Love Your Melon is a mission-driven lifestyle brand that gives 50 percent of its net profit to nonprofit organizations paving the way in groundbreaking research, therapeutic experiences, and family support for children and families battling cancer. Since its inception in 2012, Love Your Melon has given $8.3 million and more than 216,000 beanies to children battling cancer. They have styles for men, women, and children, including a Disney Princess line and a Harry Potter line.

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Remembering Cheetahs

Best for: Cat lovers

Remembering Wildlife brings together the world’s top wildlife photographers to create a series of fundraising picture books that raise awareness about the plight facing wildlife. (Did you know there are only around 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild?) All profits of these gifts go to the species featured in the corresponding book (there are also books for elephants, rhinos, apes, and lions). So far, more than 150 photographers have contributed to these books and raised more than $800,000 for conservation projects in Africa and Asia. If you’re looking for additional inspiration, check out these purrfect gifts for cat lovers.

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Autism Speaks “Choose Kind” Face Mask

Best for: Raising awareness

The Autism Speaks “Choose Kind” fabric face mask displays a spectrum of colors, has adjustable ear loops, and is made from five layers of a cotton and polyester blend. Each purchase supports the organization’s mission of promoting solutions for people with autism and their families.

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Noble Sands The Strand Wrap

Best for: Eco-conscious fashionistas

Is it a cover-up? A dress? A skirt? A top? Or an accessory? Yes! The Strand Wrap by Noble Sands—an eco-conscious resort-wear brand in California—is a versatile garment that can be worn at least 15 different ways while flattering any body shape. The recycled fabric is machine washable, durable, and folds up into a small piece of fabric for easy traveling. Five percent of profits are donated to women’s heart health research.

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Sweave Bedding

Best for: Better sleep

The Eucalyptus Core Bed Sheet set, woven from finest eucalyptus and Egyptian fibers, is available to the masses from Sweave and produced in environmentally-friendly facilities. The brand doesn’t use any harmful chemicals and also plants a tree for every product purchased. You might want to nab a set of these for yourself, too!

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Lake & Skye 11 11 Rollerball Fragrance Oil

Best for: Fragrance lovers

Inspired by numerology and the practice of kundalini yoga, Lake & Skye’s 11 11 line is designed to enhance and elevate your everyday beauty routine. The brand’s entire lineup of products is unisex, vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or palm oil. For every order placed through its website, Lake & Skye plants one tree through One Tree Planted.

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Out of Print T-shirt

Best for: Bookworms

She can fight evil while reading books in this stylish t-shirt from Out of Print’s collaboration with Pantheon Books. A portion of the purchase price goes to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. Anyone who loves reading will also appreciate these gifts for book lovers.

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Uncommon Goods Guitar Socks

Best for: Musicians

Socks make a great stocking stuffer or white elephant gift. Any music lover will get in the melody with this pair that features acoustic guitars. For every purchase made, Uncommon Goods donates $1 to your choice of one of four charities—American Forests, the International Rescue Committee, RAINN, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Havly Classic Towel

Best for: Keeping bathrooms neat

There’s nothing worse than towels that keep slipping off the rack and falling onto a soggy bathroom floor, which is why someone has finally created a better design. Havly towels feature a handy D-loop for easy hanging and drying. Plus, the loop comes in five colors, which means you’ll never have to wonder if you’re using your towel or your spouse’s again. They are also super absorbent and hold up well in the wash. For every towel sold, Havly will donate $1 to to fund Autism-related projects.

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Illusion Photograph Smartphone Have a Heart Case

Best for: The smartphone obsessed

Phone cases from Illusion Photograph are beautifully designed, made from environmentally friendly materials, and include RFID protection—plus, a percentage of each sale is donated to Living Heart Peru, a charity bringing medicine, school supplies, and sustainable agriculture to remote villages in the Andes Mountains. Choose from a wide range of patterns for iPhones and Samsungs, including many directly inspired by the artwork created by the villages’ children. These are the coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.

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Adventurist Backpack Co. Adventurist Classic

Best for: Outdoorsy travelers

For every high-quality, minimalist backpack Adventurist Backpack Co. sold, the company provides 25 meals to families in need across the United States by partnering with Feeding America. The bag fits perfectly under the seat of an airplane, and it’s completely weather-resistant. Padding will protect your electronics and up to a 15-inch laptop.

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Frankie Cameron Backpack Diaper Bag

Best for: Busy moms

Each of these functional and fashionable diaper bags features a removable liner that can be tossed in the wash should it become the victim of a sippy-cup spill, which means the authentic cowhide and genuine leather exterior won’t get damaged. Thirty percent of the sale of each bag is donated to Project Night Night, a nonprofit that equips children ages 0 to 12 living in homeless and low-income situations with Night Night Packages so they will be ready to learn, feel less stressed, and be reminded of their value.

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World Vision Opportunity Collection Serving Spoons

Best for: The hostess

Designed by Emmy Award-winning actor Patricia Heaton, this set of serving spoons is made from acacia wood and accented with golden tones. The tax-deductible donation of $85 will help World Vision—a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities—tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.

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Spice Madam Subscription

Best for: Worldly foodies

Spice Madam’s spice subscription box introduces the receiver to flavors from around the world and encourages home cooking and healthy eating. Each monthly box features a specific destination, complete with spices, recipes, a shopping list, fun facts, travel tips, and a Spotify music playlist. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to Café Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility that provides a 12-month paid post-release internship program to young men and women coming out of juvenile facilities.

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Lazy Turtle Sun Safe Rashguard

Best for: Beach babes

Eco-warrior Megan Elwell hatched Lazy Turtle after her oldest daughter discovered a sea turtle nest on the beach and it sparked a teachable moment about conservation and the environment. Now, their family is dedicated to doing everything they can to #saveourshells and created a line of sun-safe beachwear (SPF 50) for active teens, millennials, and moms that is made in the USA—all while giving back 10 percent of their profits to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest and most respected sea turtle conservation group. This can be a great stocking stuffer idea for teens.

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Ethique Eco Friendly Body SamplerVia

Ethique Eco-Friendly Body Sampler

Best for: Eco-friendly skin care

Most people have a collection of hair-care and skin-care products at home. The problem is, what’s left behind is a collection of plastic bottles. Instead, switch to bars from Ethique. The concentrated face, hair, and body products last two to five times longer than their traditional bottled counterparts. Even the sleeves they arrive in are 100 percent compostable. Plus, the brand gives 20 percent of its profits to conservation, animal welfare, and environmental groups each year.

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Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin

Best for: The low-maintenance guy

Give the gift of health with Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin. The brand has pledged 1 percent of all product sales to the Global Good program in the form of multivitamins for women and children in food-insecure regions around the world. Since 1994, the organization has donated more than 69 million prenatal tablets worldwide.

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Roma Boots Emma Rain Boots

Best for: People who love dancing in the rain

Rain usually means dreary skies, but the myriad bright colors and patterns of Roma Boots will make your recipient wish for a downpour. Plus, for every pair of galoshes sold by Roma, a donation of a brand-new pair (yes, a one-for-one model) goes to an impoverished child. To date, Roma has donated 100,000 boots to children in 27 countries, across six continents.

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Pariah Boxer Briefs

Best for: The impossible-to-shop-for dude

Pariah underwear not only supports men down there—it also supports them when it comes to the health of that area. Since Pariah’s founder is a testicular cancer survivor himself, the company donates more than 50 percent of its profits to support men’s health initiatives, which is distributed through the Th!nk Different Foundation. These are more gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.

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National Geographic x Parks Project Legacy Tie Dye Hoodie

Best for: Fans of the great outdoors

The nature lover on your list is sure to go wild for Parks Project, a fashion brand that gives back to the great outdoors by funding various projects in our national parks. Proceeds make their way back to around 50 nonprofit groups that protect parks and public lands in the United States and Canada.

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Who Gives a Cr— Bamboo Toilet Paper

Best for: White elephant gifts

Be kind to Mother Nature and to your bum with this bamboo toilet paper that uses zero inks, dyes, or scents. While this might seem like an unlikely candidate for gifts that give back, the company donates 50 percent of its profits to help build toilets in developing countries. (Fun fact: More people in the world own mobile phones than toilets!) For even more ideas, check out these great gifts on Amazon. Hey, you know you’ll be shopping on there at some point!

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Jill Schildhouse
As an editor at large for Reader's Digest, Jill Schildhouse is an expert in health and wellness, beauty, consumer products and product reviews, travel, and personal finance. She has spent the last 20 years as an award-winning lifestyle writer and editor for a variety of national print and digital publications.