10 holiday gift ideas that also give back

Give great, feel even better with these gifts that give back!

Sword and Plough Military Surplus Bag and Necklace

Repurposed military surplus materials are incorporated into these Sword and Plough designs. The one-of-a-kind American made products help empower veteran employment, strengthen civil-military understanding and reduce waste. A percentage of each sword & plough item is donated to veteran initiatives. Using year-round fashionable colors and built to last, these bags may be all you carry for years to come.
$200+ | https://www.swordandplough.com

Vines Islandwear Sandals

These unique vegan sandals are eco-friendly, female-founded and feature tropical coconut scent infused soles. Vines Islandwear is in the spirit of giving back this holiday season. For each online order, the company donates one pair of sandals to Soles 4 Souls until their goal is reached. The organization creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing throughout the world.
$60 | https://www.luvmyvines.com

Cuddle and Kind

The company behind these adorable handmade dolls is on a mission to help feed children. For every hand-knit doll sold, Cuddle and Kind provides 10 meals to children in need. Customize your doll with names, birthdays, personalities and favorite quotes.
$50-$70 | https://cuddleandkind.com

Vessle Bags

At first, setting out to dominate the world of professional golfers and athletes, now Vessel is moving into custom lifestyle bags for everyone. Committed to its tagline "Filled with purpose," Vessel gives a school backpack to a child in need for each bag purchased.
$185-$235 | https://vesselbags.com

Thread Talk Blankets

This cozy little company is spreading opportunity with comfort. Thread Talk sells super soft and eco-friendly blankets to wrap you in confidence, serenity, love, and hope. At the same time, it works to empower women and support victims of domestic violence with a portion of proceeds going to shelters nationwide. 
$129 | https://threadtalk.com

Locker Board

Made by a kid for kids. This is the only non-folding, sustainably-sourced skateboard on the market that can fit inside a backpack. Locker Boards are designed for school and traveling. They're fun to ride, easy to take anywhere, and good for the planet with money from each purchase going back to ocean conservation.
$100-$128 | http://www.LockerBoard.net

Grow Fragrance

These air and fabric fresheners smell like nature because they come from nature. The team behind Grow Fragrance made it their mission to create scents that did not use synthetic chemicals or give off fake smells. Each one is made entirely from plants. The company also donates 1 percent of sales to One Percent for the Planet.
$12 | https://www.growfragrance.com

Hope Bracelet

With your gift of $100 or more — which provides for the unique needs of children and families worldwide — you will receive a beautiful Hope Bracelet by Patricia Heaton. The Emmy winner designed the Hope Bracelet exclusively for World Vision. It is handmade by artisans in India who are thriving through fair trade business. Please note your gift is tax-deductible, less the fair market value of $30.
https://donate.worldvision.org/give/hope-bracelet-by-patricia-heaton

Joggo Backpack

Activist brand Joggo, or Journey to the Greater Good, was born from a vision to educate refugee children around the world. The company believes in the power of brands to drive social change. It creates thoughtfully crafted bags with a percentage (10 percent) of proceeds going back to refugee education initiatives.
$54.99 - $79.99 | https://www.joggobag.com

Headbands of Hope

These headbands have been worn and supported by celebrities including Lauren Conrad, Lea Michele, Molly Sims and Tiffani Thiessen. The Headbands of Hope help restore confidence for children losing their hair to chemotherapy. For every item sold, a headband is donated to a child with cancer.
$15 (Knotted style) | https://www.headbandsofhope.com

MORE: Steve Noviello's Holiday Gift Guide

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