To kick-start the gift-giving season, we rounded up the best gift ideas that go beyond just giving. From donating a book to a child in Africa to funding efforts to stop hunger around the world, each thoughtful (and stylish) present supports a unique cause. As a bonus, we’re sure your recipient will be extra appreciative of the gesture! Read on to fill your holiday shopping list with our favourite good-deed presents.
Click through to shop our picks and learn more about each heartwarming cause.
Nest Key Bottle Opener ($30)
With each purchase, Nest helps artisans around the world transform their communities by alleviating poverty and empowering women.
Nest Colorado Clutch ($100)
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Proud Mary San Marcos Wrap ($240)
Proud Mary provides design opportunities to global artisans in the developing world and bridges the gap between fair trade and on-trend/fast fashion.
Global Goods Partners Afghan Gold Star Lapis Bracelet ($60)
Global Good Partners directs proceeds to support its artisan partners.
fashionABLE Mamuye Tote ($178)
Your purchase of a fashionABLE product creates sustainable business in Africa.
TOMS x Target Sweater ($32)
For each item purchased from the collection, Target is donating a blanket, meals, or shoes in partnership with TOMS and North America-based charities; American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Canadian Red Cross Disaster Relief, Feeding America, and Food Banks Canada. Items are available at all Target stores and online starting November 16.
Noonday Collection Cubed Studs ($42) in Gold
Through its ambassador opportunity, Noonday Collection creates pathways out of poverty for women all around the world.
Noonday Collection Helena Necklace ($58)
Here are more Noonday Collection options.
Krochet Kids The Poppy Beanie ($38)
Krochet Kids provides jobs in Uganda and Peru and mentors over 150 people toward a brighter future.
Out Of Print 1984 Long Sleeve T-Shirt ($42)
For each item purchased, a book is donated to Books For Africa.
Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Silver Stainless Steel Watch ($295)
Proceeds go to the Watch Hunger Stop foundation.
A Peace Treaty Meda Black Scarf ($358)
All items featured on Accompany are ethically sourced to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world. Click to shop our top picks.
Warby Parker 10-01 Sunglasses ($145)
For every purchase, Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to those in need.
Kayu Jen Straw Clutch ($180) in Black
The California-based label works with mothers, grandmothers, and daughters in Southeast Asia to create jobs and support economic opportunities in developing nations.
Do you know of a brand that supports a good cause? Give us the details in the comments below!