19 Charitable Holiday Gifts You Can Feel Good About

Looking for Christmas or Hanukkah gift ideas that do a little something extra? I’ve rounded up 19 holiday gift ideas that are not only fun to receive, but also benefit worthy charities. These are not your run-of-the-mill charity gifts; they are unique and special items that the people on your list, from kids to adults, will be happy to receive.

You’ll find fun toys, beautiful jewelry, and yummy baked goods, ranging in price from $1.75 to $325. They benefit nonprofits that provide clean water, protect endangered species, and feed the hungry. Your friends and family will be delighted to unwrap these, and even more thrilled when they learn that their holiday present is making the world a better place.

Here are 19 charitable holiday gifts you can feel good about giving this season:


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    Click through for 19 holiday gift ideas that will help to make the world a better place.

  • For Her | Eden Scarf | $52 2 of 20

    FashionABLE  fights poverty by supporting entrepreneurs in Africa and creating living wage jobs. The soft, striped Eden scarf can be yours to give to your mother — or keep for yourself!

  • For Her | Morning Glory Bracelet | $14 3 of 20

    The blue and gold Morning Glory bracelet from 31 Bits will add a little extra sparkle to anyone's wrist. Each purchase creates jobs in Uganda.

  • For Her | FEED India Pouch | $33 4 of 20

    This lovely pouch from FEED, handmade by Indian artisans, provides 25 meals to the hungry. It's available in flame, fish, and leaf patterns.

  • For Him | PACT Socks | $10 5 of 20

    Each purchase of PACT's cozy organic cotton socks help the organization reach its goal of $50,000 to then be granted in micro-loans to low-income entrepreneurs around the world. This navy pair makes a perfect stocking stuffer for dad. PACT makes adorable onesies, and socks for women, too.

  • For Him | Alarm Doc | $38 6 of 20

    Areaware's iPhone 5/5S Alarm Doc, in a light wood or cheery red, will lead to smoother wake-ups than those jolting buzzes from alarm clocks of yore. Each purchase sends $7 to Sevenly's vetted charity of the week, such as 4 Paws for Ability, a group that provides trained service dogs or Cure International, a nonprofit supporting healthcare in the developing world.

  • For Him and Her | Pinot Noir | $18.99 7 of 20

    Half of the proceeds from each bottle of ONEHOPE wine go to a pre-selected charity, from organizations support military families to fighting hunger. This California Pinot Noir supports the ASPCA and pet adoptions, and is just the thing to bring along to all those holiday parties.

  • For Kids | Pizza Parlor Kit | $28 8 of 20

    Each purchase of this Pizza Parlor Kit through Land of Nod sends 5% of the purchase price to support No Kid Hungry's work, fighting to end childhood hunger in America. The set is ready for hours of imaginary restaurant play, and is made from recycled plastic milk jugs, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates.

  • For Kids | Skull and Crossbones Dice | $1.75 each 9 of 20

    For the pirate-obsessed kid in your life, pick up some Skull and Crossbones dice in red, white, or black. Each purchase supports the literacy-building work at 826 Valencia. In their Pirate Supply Store, you can even find a message in a bottle or spyglass to round out the gift. 

  • For Kids | Very Hungry Caterpillar Onesie | $22 10 of 20

    Welcome a new baby with this soft onesie emblazoned with the cover of Eric Carle's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. For each purchase, Out of Print sends one book to a community in need.

  • For Kids | Bee Kind Print | $12 11 of 20

    For every $5 you spend at Help Ink, $1 gets sent along to a charity you choose, such as Thirst Relief International or Books for Africa. Purchase this cheery Bee Kind print to decorate a preschool classroom or playroom.

  • For Kids | Bucket of Stuffed Animals | $75 12 of 20
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    Adopt a bucket of wild animals and wrap up a this set of three plush friends for the animal lovers in your life. Each purchase supports the World Wildlife Fund's work for endangered species, and comes with information cards and adoption certificates.

  • For Kids | Soccer Ball | $40 13 of 20
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    One World Futbol's super-tough ball will never go flat, meaning it's ready for hours of play in suburban backyards and on the street in developing countries. With each purchase, One World Futbol Project sends another ball to kids in disadvantaged communities.

  • For Kids | Explorer Set | $110 14 of 20
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    Tegu's clever magnetic wooden blocks provide hours of fun for little builders. The forty piece Explorer set includes planks, trapezoids, and columns. Tegu provides above-average wages to workers in Honduras, and also works with Trees for the Future to plan trees for each one harvested to create Tegu's products.


  • For Kids | Gold Dot Tiny TOMS | $36 15 of 20
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    These Gold Dot Tiny TOMS will send a pair of shoes to a child in need through TOMS well-known one-for-one program. Available in sizes 2 - 11, they're the perfect adorable footwear for a toddler's first steps.

  • For Everyone | Water Buffalo | $250 16 of 20

    What to give the man or woman who has everything? How about a water buffalo? For $250, you can help Heifer International send an animal to a family living in poverty in Southeast Asia, and send one of Heifer's cards describing your donation in your loved one's honor. Or, you can give a pig for $120 or flock of ducks for $20.

  • For Everyone | Pure Fix Bike | $325 17 of 20

    Pure Fix's bright yellow Uniform bike will make for smooth commutes around town or to school. One hundred dollars from each purchase supports Charity water, men and women in uniform working to provide access to clean water around the world.

  • For Everyone | Cookies of the Month | $249.99 (for six months) 18 of 20

    Send a gift that lasts well past the holidays with Cookies for Cancer's cookies of the month club. Your friend or family member will feast on Chewy Oatmeal Raisin or Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies, and one hundred percent of the profits go to support pediatric cancer research.

  • For Everyone | Gluten-Free Bundle | $11.50 19 of 20

    Send a delicious gift package to the gluten-free families in your life, with the Women's Bean Project's Gluten-Free Cornbread mix and Six Bean Soup Mix. All of the products are made by women enrolled in the Women's Bean Project's job training programs, and help women coming from poverty change their lives and become self-sufficient.

  • For Everyone | Ornaments 4 Charity | $15 20 of 20

    Ornaments made out of Legos? That's fantastic in and of itself. And these are even better: 100% of the proceeds of these unique, handmade ornaments go to support children living in emergency shelters. With dozens of designs from a candy cane to the Millennium Falcon, there's something for everyone on your list, including the Mini Flat Tree seen here.










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