It’s the season of giving, but with it also brings a season of spending. If you want to be a conscientious shopper this year, consider these gifts that benefit different charities + causes. If you still have a wish list, don’t forget these gifts that give back —
1] LA VIE BOHEME YOGA MATS
La Vie Boheme Yoga is a yoga gear company that gives back to encourage yoga practice among children + adolescents. For every three mats sold, one will be donated to a K-12 school. They partner with the Sean O’Shea Foundation to provide at-risk students with basic yoga practice + meditation. The yoga mats are offered in a variety of colors + abstract patterns to embrace your creativity while on the mat.
2] ORIGINS FEEL GOOD CANDLE
Origins is all about giving back — they use cosmetic empties + recycled packaging, have planted over 600,000 trees, ++ have donated more than $53 million towards the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. For every candle you buy, a tree is planted! These candles come in dreamy scents + are 100% soy + sold in a recycled wine bottle.
3] FARMACY HOLIDAY BUZZ BOX
This gift set contains a raw honey-based mask kit to hydrate + nourish your skin. Perfect for anyone who needs a little #treatyoself TLC, $5 of every Buzz Box sold goes towards City Growers Bee Education.
4] FEED ELEANOR CROSSBODY BAG
FEED was founded to provide meals for school children + each bag donates a certain number of lunches to children all around the world. For instance, this chic crossbody provides 75 school meals + this coin purse provides 25 meals. These sleek + minimal bags are high quality + give back to a quality cause.
5] LOVE YOUR MELON HATS
You’ve likely seen different Love Your Melon ambassadors around your campus promoting these super cozy beanies to benefit children with cancer. With the initial hopes of providing hats to every child in America battling cancer, Love Your Melon has surpassed that goal + now donated 50% of proceeds to nonprofit partners fighting pediatric cancer. You can grab one in CHAARG blue!
6] TORY BURCH FOUNDATION SEED BOX
This limited edition box includes seven products made by female entrepreneurs: a handwoven clutch, digital detox bath, toxin-free + vegan nail polish, a handcrafted necklace, organic + GF hot cocoa, Tory Sport knit headband, ++ an ambition notebook. Perfect for all the #GirlBosses in your life, 100% of proceeds benefit the Tory Burch Foundation which empowers women entrepreneurs.
The holidays are about gratitude + spending quality time with all the people you love in your life, but don’t forget to help those in need. You can even ask for donations to your fave charities in your name!
“I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes, + a giver of strength.” <3
++ Mary K