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85 Gifts for the Philanthropist

From Conscientious Coffee Beans to Sustainably Sourced Skivvies

— November 30, 2015 — Social Good
These gifts for the philanthropist are perfect for the person on your list who is more interested in giving than receiving. With Black Friday behind us, now is the perfect time to shop for gifts that give back. From ethically sourced teas to fair trade handbags, there are many gifts that support charitable causes across the world.

If the person on your list is concerned with fostering a more sustainable food chain, you might want to consider fair trade food products. For the coffee lover in your life, why not opt for an artisanal roast that helps support rural farming communities. If coffee is not an option, you can always purchase some superfood-infused chocolate bars made from ethically sourced ingredients.

If you're looking for a gift that provides a more tangible benefit, many companies operate according to the one-for-one business model. This means that for every product purchased, a second product is provided to a charitable organization. These products can include blankets for the homeless, markers for school children and even toothbrushes for those who lack access to consistent oral care.

Regardless of what cause you choose to support, these gifts for the philanthropist provide a wonderful way to give back this holiday season.
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Fair Trade-Produced Rugs
Fair Trade-Produced Rugs
These Handmade Rugs were Created with Tibetan Carpet Making Techniques
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Charitable Celebrity Coffees
Charitable Celebrity Coffees
This Haitian Coffee Blend is Launched by Arcade Fire's Frontman
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Philanthropic Basketball Kicks
Philanthropic Basketball Kicks
These Nike Doernbecher Air Jordans are on Auction for Charity
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Animal-Saving Coffee Companies
Animal-Saving Coffee Companies
This Craft Roaster Aims Ti Raise Funds for Local Shelters
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Chai-Spiced Chocolate Beverages
Chai-Spiced Chocolate Beverages
This Organic Drinking Chocolate Features a Blend of Spices
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One-for-One Pet Meals
One-for-One Pet Meals
PetSmart's 'Good Natured' Brand Supports Healthy Pets & Pets in Need
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Spicy Hot Chocolate Mixes
Spicy Hot Chocolate Mixes
This Gourmet Drink Mix Features a Hint of Cayenne
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Charitable Gin Spirits
Charitable Gin Spirits
Ivy City Gin Donates Proceeds Directly to DC's Habitat for Humanity
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Ultra-Soft Fair Trade Tees
Ultra-Soft Fair Trade Tees
The Sale of These Shirts Helps Buy Uniforms for Liberian Children
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Fair Trade Spices
Fair Trade Spices
'LAFAZA' Sources Sustainable Spices from Madagascar to Help Over 1,000 Farmers
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Groovy Artist-Designed Shoes
Groovy Artist-Designed Shoes
The Jonathan Adler x Toms Shoe Collaboration is Too Rad
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Flaxseed Chocolate Bars
Flaxseed Chocolate Bars
Sweetriot's riotBar Fabulous Flax is a Healthy Twist on a Delicious Snack
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Conflict-Free Cellphones
Conflict-Free Cellphones
'Congo Calling' Campaigns for Fair Trade Telephones
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Charitable Craft Beers
Charitable Craft Beers
The 'Two Fingers Brewing Co.' Uses Beer Profits to Fund Cancer Research
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Ethically Sourced Teas
Ethically Sourced Teas
This Line of Loose-Leaf Tea is Procured from Artisan Producers
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Ethical Vino Companies
Ethical Vino Companies
The VSPT Wine Group Recognized for Its Social and Environmental Approach
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Blanket Social Businesses
Blanket Social Businesses
Sackcloth & Ashes Donates Blankets for the Homeless for the Ones You Buy
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Designer Charity Apparel
Designer Charity Apparel
This Stella McCartney T-Shirt Collection Raises Money for War Child UK
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Guilt-Free Artisan Confections
Guilt-Free Artisan Confections
Zimt's Organic Treats are Made from Raw Cocoa Ingredients
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Charitable Fitness Bands (UPDATE)
Charitable Fitness Bands (UPDATE)
UNICEF Matches Every 12,000 Steps Walked with Food Aid for Kids
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Charitable Donation Boxes
Charitable Donation Boxes
The Salvation Army's Boxes for Goods Represent the Items It Accepts
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Charitable Water Apparel
Charitable Water Apparel
Charity:Water Gives Proceeds to Communities with Limited Water Access
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Charitable Model Footwear
Charitable Model Footwear
This Luxury Shoe Line Seeks to Empower Young Women
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Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Kiehl's X Norman Rockwell Christmas Set Benefits Feeding America
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Recycled Down Jackets
Recycled Down Jackets
This Sustainable Clothing Line Aims to Extend the Life of Raw Materials
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Empowering Clothing Companies
Empowering Clothing Companies
This Charity Helps At-Risk Women Learn Valuable Skills
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Canadian Cheese Platters
Canadian Cheese Platters
These Handmade Boards are Shaped Like Different Canadian Provinces
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One-for-One Hammocks
One-for-One Hammocks
The High Hopes Hammock Gives One to a Person in Need with Each One Purchased
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Sustainable Sporting Apparel
Sustainable Sporting Apparel
GoLite is a Certified B Corporation with Purpose
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Charitable Skin-Baring Tees
Charitable Skin-Baring Tees
Chloe Norgaard Encourages Us to Protect the Skin We're In
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Fair Trade Footwear Brands
Fair Trade Footwear Brands
This Company Aims to Create Jobs and Support the Rights of Workers
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Charitable Artistic Apparel
Charitable Artistic Apparel
Art of Craft Collaboratives With Artists in the Name of Philanthropy
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Upcycled Barrel Sunglasses
Upcycled Barrel Sunglasses
These Wooden Sunglasses are Made from Old Whiskey Barrels
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Charitable Doll Collections
Charitable Doll Collections
The cuddle + kind Collection Provides 10 Meals for Every Toy Sold
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Charitable Card Readers
Charitable Card Readers
This Special Square Credit Card Reader Supports the Fights Against AIDS
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Charitable Cartoon Cat Macarons
Charitable Cartoon Cat Macarons
The Pierre Hermé Hello Kitty Macarons Benefit Make-A-Wish HK
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Fair Trade Caramel Snacks
Fair Trade Caramel Snacks
This Organic Chocolate Bar from Equal Exchange is Sea Salt Infused
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Superfood Chocolate Bars
Superfood Chocolate Bars
These Organic Candy Bars are Packed with Puffed Rice and Quinoa
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One-for-One Water Filters
One-for-One Water Filters
'Water for Life' Sustainable Water Filter Systems Help Those in Need
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Ethical Eco Clothing
Ethical Eco Clothing
Begood's Aims to Be the First Closed-Loop Zero Waste Clothing Retailer
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Ethically Sourced Dog Food
Ethically Sourced Dog Food
Open Farm's Dog Food is Sourced From Ethically Raised Animals
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Charitable Camera Straps
Charitable Camera Straps
The ONA Camera Strap Raises Awareness for Clean Drinking Water
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Artisan-Benefitting Kitchenware
Artisan-Benefitting Kitchenware
Shopping for a Change's Fair Trade Kitchenware is Artisanal
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Versatile Coffee Caplets
Versatile Coffee Caplets
Jiva Instant Coffee Cubes Can be Prepared Either Hot or Cold
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Charitable Toilet Papers
Charitable Toilet Papers
This Limited Edition Tissue Helps Build Toilets for Developing Countries
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Charitable Vintage Jeans
Charitable Vintage Jeans
The Mission Denim Jeans Make You Look and Feel Good
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Socially Conscious Coffee Blends
Socially Conscious Coffee Blends
This Fair Trade Coffee Benefits an Indonesian Women's Group
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Sustainable African Apparel
Sustainable African Apparel
The Brother Vellies Spring Collection is Ethical and African-Made
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Charitable Leather Totes
Charitable Leather Totes
Purchasing These Bags for Charity Provides Kids with Education
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Anti-Fast Fashion Menswear
Anti-Fast Fashion Menswear
'Zady' Now Provides Ethical and Sustainable Fashion for Men and Women
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Charitable Water Bottles
Charitable Water Bottles
MiiR's Stainless Water Bottles Give Back Clean Drinking Water for a Year
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Ethical Gold Watches
Ethical Gold Watches
The Fairmined Watch by Chopard is the First Watch Made From Fair Gold
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Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
The New Topshop Collection Will Feature Eco-Friendly Designs
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Fair Trade Canned Coffee
Fair Trade Canned Coffee
This Line of Coffee is Ethically Sourced and Packaged in a Recyclable Can
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Charitable Printed Backpacks
Charitable Printed Backpacks
Be Pack's Canvas Backpacks Provide Education and Meals for Kids
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Charitable Interchangeable Sunglasses
Charitable Interchangeable Sunglasses
Sets Eyewear Lets People Switch Up the Sides
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Ethical Chocolate Snacks
Ethical Chocolate Snacks
Organic Seed and Bean Chocolate Marries Bright Branding with Great Taste
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Charitable Water Bottles
Charitable Water Bottles
The Sale of 'Alter Ego' Water Bottles Helps to Improve Clean Water Access
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Handmade Leather Sunglasses
Handmade Leather Sunglasses
This Eyewear by Jbird Collective Bends the Rules of Regular Sunglasses
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World-Changing Gum
World-Changing Gum
The Sugar-Free Chewing Gum From Project 7 Benefits Seven Different Causes
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Charitable Empty Cardboard Boxes
Charitable Empty Cardboard Boxes
Children's Charities Are Helped by Buying an Empty Box from Bawx
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Doodled Animal Apparel
Doodled Animal Apparel
This Charitable Clothing Line Features Elementary Students' Drawings
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Metal Crochet Necklaces
Metal Crochet Necklaces
The Loops Line by Riddhi Sheth Uses Knotting for Handmade Crochet Jewelry
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Luxurious Ethical Skincare
Luxurious Ethical Skincare
Mokosh's Ethical Skincare Products are Preservative-Free and Vegan
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Charitable Rapper Apparel
Charitable Rapper Apparel
Akomplice's Clothing Line Funds Music Education for Kids
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Ethical Artisanal Plushies
Ethical Artisanal Plushies
These Handmade Plush Toys From Dsenyo Help Empower Female Artisans
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Charitable Temporary Tattoos
Charitable Temporary Tattoos
Tattly's Temporary Tattoos for Good Help NFP Organizations
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Conscientious Coffee Beans
Conscientious Coffee Beans
TOMS Coffee and Cafes Provide Weekly Water Supplies to Remote Areas
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Wireframe Animal Sculptures
Wireframe Animal Sculptures
Marni Donna Took a Wild Route for Milan Design Week 2014
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Sustainable Wooden Sunglasses
Sustainable Wooden Sunglasses
Woodsies's Uber Cool Sunglasses are the Perfect Accessory for Summer
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Charitable Upcycled Games
Charitable Upcycled Games
The Chess Set is Made Out of Recycled Auto Parts and Helps Those in Need
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Charitable Playing Cards
Charitable Playing Cards
The Second Edition Charity: Water Decks Support Clean Drinking Water
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Fruity Fair Trade Snacks
Fruity Fair Trade Snacks
Geobar's Natural Energy Bars Are Healthy & Fair Trade
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Philanthropic Stain-Resistant Underwear (UPDATE)
Philanthropic Stain-Resistant Underwear (UPDATE)
Thinx Underwear Thinks of Women Around the World
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Charitable Soccer Balls
Charitable Soccer Balls
Designers Reinterpret the World Cup 2014 Ball to Benefit Brazil's Youth
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Monkey-Themed Cards
Monkey-Themed Cards
The MailChimp Playing Cards Boast a Breathtakingly Elegant Design
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Responsible Organic Skincare
Responsible Organic Skincare
Farm to Girl's Organic Skin Care Products Are Fair & Responsible
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Ethereal Ethical Fashion
Ethereal Ethical Fashion
Beulah London Counts Princesses as Their Customers But Cause is Still Key
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One-for-One Toothbrush Brands
One-for-One Toothbrush Brands
Smiles for the People Delivers Oral Health Supplies to Those in Need
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Ethical Leather Totes
Ethical Leather Totes
The HJN Leather Craft Co Purses are Modernly Handcrafted
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Eco Water Pitchers
Eco Water Pitchers
The Soma Watcher Pitcher Purifies with a Coconut Shell Carbon Filter
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Charitable Shoelace Lamps
Charitable Shoelace Lamps
Curro Claret's Unique Lighting is Created Using Repurposed Materials
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Charitable Lingerie Lines
Charitable Lingerie Lines
This Underwear Brand Supports an Entrepreneurial Sewing Program
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Sustainably Sourced Skivvies
Sustainably Sourced Skivvies
Brook There Provides an Ethically Produced Lingerie Line
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