Gift Guide: Gifts that give back

The holidays should be less about us and more about others. We’re all too focused on getting the latest and greatest things on the market when it should really be about celebrating, helping and appreciating each other.

Here are some gifts that give back to important causes around the world:

Sand Cloud Towels

The oceans and marine life have seen better days, and Sand Cloud is looking to restore their less-than-pristine conditions by working with three organizations – Surfrider Foundation, Pacific Marine Mammal Center and San Diego Coastkeeper – to keep waters clean. And, their tapestries, towels and accessories are all super cute to enhance the happy beach vibes.

Purse & Clutch

Photo by Mohammed F Emran.
Photo by Mohammed F Emran.

Two Seventy friends Purse & Clutch give artisans in developing countries the opportunity to make a long term living and support their families by paying them livable wages to create amazing products. You can learn more in our profile here!

Sudara Punjammies

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It’s such a terrible thing that most people don’t realize human trafficking is still something that affects people around the world. Sudara is raising awareness by hiring women who have escaped that world. Their quality pajamas are made of 100% cotton (with pockets!) and help work to give women dignity.

Hand in Hand

Lend a hand to children by purchasing these “sustainable suds”. When you buy a bar from Hand in Hand, another will go to Haitian children who can avoid water-related illnesses simply by washing their hands. They also have candles and lotions that have helped fund their clean water project.


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Sevenly is a fun brand that keeps do-gooders on their toes! Every week, they collaborate with a different cause to make new products. Seven dollars from each purchase is then donated to the designated cause. So far, they’ve raised over $4.4 million for causes ranging from environmental care to autism awareness.