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100 Gifts That Give Back

From Animal-Saving Tees to Charitable Printed Backpacks

— November 13, 2014 — Social Good
If you're looking for a present that will be twice as nice this holiday season, these ideas for gifts that give back are a great place to start. One of the best things about these kinds of gifts is that they are typically well-suited to people of all ages and are great for use all throughout the year. This includes practical products like backpacks, toothbrushes, t-shirts and food, which tackle making the world a better place by helping to encourage the protection of animals, sustainability, fair trade and put an end to a variety of medical ailments.

The versatility of these social good gifts also means that there's bound to be a gift for every budget, so whether you're buying something that a portion of proceeds will help to support, or an item that follows the one-for-one model, this is a great way to give back this Christmas.
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Red Nosed Charity Tees
Red Nosed Charity Tees
The Stella McCartney for Comic Relief Tees Support a Poverty Free World
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Artistic Hurricane Relief Apparel
Artistic Hurricane Relief Apparel
Support Hurricane Sandy Victims with This Iconic Tee
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97
Charitable Hurricane Tees (UPDATE)
Charitable Hurricane Tees (UPDATE)
The Manhattan Blackout Tee by Sebastian Errazuriz is Endearing
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96
Charitable Shark Shirts
Charitable Shark Shirts
This Shark T-Shirt Cleverly Reminds That Sharks are Worthy Creatures Too
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95
One-for-One Apparel Campaigns (UPDATE)
One-for-One Apparel Campaigns (UPDATE)
Marks & Spencer Launches a Recycling Initiative 'Shwopping'
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94
Philanthropic Caricature T-Shirts
Philanthropic Caricature T-Shirts
BNE Fukushima Relief Collection Strives to Help Japan's Citizens
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93
Fair Trade Work Attire
Fair Trade Work Attire
Arthur & Henry Creates People and Office-Friendly Shirts for Men
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92
Plush Tribute Toys
Plush Tribute Toys
The iCEO Steve Jobs Doll is Charitable
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91
Artistic Internet-Supporting Tees
Artistic Internet-Supporting Tees
Tumblr's Net Neutrality T-Shirt Line Features Different Artists
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90
Sustainable Hand-Carved Sweets
Sustainable Hand-Carved Sweets
The Taza Chocolate Company Uses Eco-Friendly Growing Methods
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89
Canine Slogan Shirts
Canine Slogan Shirts
The Just Pug It Tee Proudly Boasts Dog-Focused Inspiration
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88
Incentive Eco Totes
Incentive Eco Totes
Bags of Change Offers a Customer Rewards with Purchase of Reusable Tote
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87
Mongolian Artisan Projects
Mongolian Artisan Projects
Mary & Martha Mongolia Aim to Help Generate Business Opportunities
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86
Sustainable Face Masks
Sustainable Face Masks
Akamuti is a Skin Care Company with Ethical Policies
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85
Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Charitable All-American Cosmetics
Kiehl's X Norman Rockwell Christmas Set Benefits Feeding America
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84
Health-Focused Hygiene Cosmetics
Health-Focused Hygiene Cosmetics
MeSoap Provides Supplies and Funds Sanitation Initiatives
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83
Organic Zen Hot Beverages
Organic Zen Hot Beverages
Qi Teas Offers a Range of Natural Specialty Products Prepared in China
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82
Charitable Celebrity Cronuts
Charitable Celebrity Cronuts
The 24K Gold Leaf Cronut Benefits God's Love We Deliver Foundation
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81
Cause-Changing Shoes
Cause-Changing Shoes
Bangs Corresponds Color of Footwear to a Non-Profit Partner
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80
Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
Empowering Sustainable Shoe Kits
The KLEM Project Aims to Provide Every Malawian With Footwear
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79
Charitable Skin-Baring Tees
Charitable Skin-Baring Tees
Chloe Norgaard Encourages Us to Protect the Skin We're In
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78
Hipster Plastic Bottle Couture
Hipster Plastic Bottle Couture
The PLAYBACK Clothing Line was Inspired by Al Gore's Documentary
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77
Organic Argan Oils
Organic Argan Oils
Kahina Giving Beauty Draws on Moroccan Women's Beauty Rituals
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76
Whimsical Writing Materials
Whimsical Writing Materials
Flora Stationery Supports College for Women in Eastern Europe
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75
Book-Providing Apparel
Book-Providing Apparel
S.T.O.R.Y. Clothing Tackles U.S. Illiteracy Through Donation
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74
Handmade Humanitarian Goods
Handmade Humanitarian Goods
BHcrafts Works with Women Displayed by the Bosnian War
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73
Weeping Critter Tees
Weeping Critter Tees
The Andrea Crews Crying Animal T-Shirt Collection Supports Animal Rights
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72
One-for-One Exercise Totes
One-for-One Exercise Totes
'Babar's Yoga for Elephants' by Out of Print is Made in the USA
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71
Charitable Card Readers
Charitable Card Readers
This Special Square Credit Card Reader Supports the Fights Against AIDS
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70
Ethical Handcrafted Chocolate
Ethical Handcrafted Chocolate
Clonakilty is a Delicious and Community-Oriented Company
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69
Romantic Coffee Collections
Romantic Coffee Collections
The Tonx Coffeegram Comes With Five Flavors and Steamy Messages
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68
Fair Trade Caramel Snacks
Fair Trade Caramel Snacks
This Organic Chocolate Bar from Equal Exchange is Sea Salt Infused
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67
All-American T-Shirt Initiatives
All-American T-Shirt Initiatives
Scuba Steve Clothing Donates Apparel to U.S. Homeless Shelters
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66
Blindness Fighting Socks
Blindness Fighting Socks
This Startup is Taking on Preventable Blindness with Mismatched Socks
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65
Co-op-Made Honeycomb Crunches
Co-op-Made Honeycomb Crunches
Divine's Milk Chocolate Bees is the Result of a New Partnership
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64
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics
Human Nature Products Offer Fair Trade Skincare Items for Men and Women
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63
Fair Trade Woven Panniers
Fair Trade Woven Panniers
BasketBasket Offers Handmade French-Style Couffins
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62
Charitable Camera Straps
Charitable Camera Straps
The ONA Camera Strap Raises Awareness for Clean Drinking Water
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61
Co-Branded Altruistic Jewelry Lines
Co-Branded Altruistic Jewelry Lines
The Caliber Collection Supports Newark's Gun Buyback Program
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60
Addiction-Addressing Accessories
Addiction-Addressing Accessories
Sweet Cavanagh is a Social Business Supporting Recovering Women
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59
Re-Purposed Hotel Beds
Re-Purposed Hotel Beds
Sleeping Bags Social Enterprise Makes Whimsical Environmental Designs
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58
Calendrical Countdown Stationery
Calendrical Countdown Stationery
The Hello Weekend Pencils Collection Anticipates the Week's End
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57
Charitable Leather Totes
Charitable Leather Totes
Purchasing These Bags for Charity Provides Kids with Education
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56
Stylish Cruelty-Free Bags
Stylish Cruelty-Free Bags
PETA x Freedom of Animals' Bags are Chic and Considerate
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55
Charitable Geek Sweaters
Charitable Geek Sweaters
This Apple Sweater is Perfect for Kids of the Digital Age
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54
Cancer Awareness Apparel
Cancer Awareness Apparel
This Breast Cancer Tee Urges People to Save the Cans
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Animal-Saving Tees
Animal-Saving Tees
The Akomplice x The Nature Conservancy Eco T-Shirts Aid Conservation Projects
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Organically Packaged Teas
Organically Packaged Teas
Clipper Teas Creates a Herbal Product with Unbleached Tea Bags
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51
Bee-Supporting Jewelry
Bee-Supporting Jewelry
This Jenny Bird Jewelry Collection Supports Pollination
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Supermodel Charity Graphic Tees
Supermodel Charity Graphic Tees
The BNE Kate Moss T-Shirt Helps Provide Clean Water to the Poor
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49
One-for-One Kids' Clothes
One-for-One Kids' Clothes
The Out of Print Baby Bodysuits Use the Same Stories
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48
Natural South African Cosmetics
Natural South African Cosmetics
Wema Bodycare Uses Simple Ingredients for Eco Products
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47
Solar-Powered Chargers
Solar-Powered Chargers
These Chargers are Being Used to Charge Phones in Developing Countries
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46
Charitable Printed Backpacks
Charitable Printed Backpacks
Be Pack's Canvas Backpacks Provide Education and Meals for Kids
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45
Buy-One-Give-One Glasses
Buy-One-Give-One Glasses
'141 Eyewear' Believes in a Simplified Giving Model
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44
Design-Focused Social Products
Design-Focused Social Products
Matter Inc. Creates Products Helping Local and Global Communities
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Bacon-Inspired Shirt Packaging
Bacon-Inspired Shirt Packaging
This Creative Shirt Packaging Design is Wrapped Up Like Bacon
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Socially Savvy Suede Sneakers
Socially Savvy Suede Sneakers
The Sole What Design Sells for a Good Cause
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Animal-Saving Scrunchies
Animal-Saving Scrunchies
Sales of Ezzy Lynn's Scrunchie Hair Ties Aid Endangered Wildlife
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40
Skull-Adorned Friendship Bracelets
Skull-Adorned Friendship Bracelets
Threads of Friendship Releases the Diamond Dust Collection
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39
Recycled Skateboard Trophies
Recycled Skateboard Trophies
These Epic Trophies are for a Skateboard Charity Event
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38
Charitable Plush Dog Replicas
Charitable Plush Dog Replicas
These Costum Stuffed Dogs Commemorate Your Furry Friend for Eternity
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37
Sustainable Meal Containers
Sustainable Meal Containers
Ecolunchbox Makes Meal Holders From Organic and Fair Trade Textiles
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36
Charitable Rapper Apparel
Charitable Rapper Apparel
Akomplice's Clothing Line Funds Music Education for Kids
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35
Socially Supportive Tees
Socially Supportive Tees
The 100% Organic T-Shirts by Vuori Help Promote Environmental Endeavors
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34
Conscientious Coffee Beans
Conscientious Coffee Beans
TOMS Coffee and Cafes Provide Weekly Water Supplies to Remote Areas
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Calming Philanthropic Pillows
Calming Philanthropic Pillows
Herbal Animals Are Made From Naturally Occurring Materials
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Charitable Cultural Prints
Charitable Cultural Prints
These Culturally Inspired Posters are for Clean Water in India
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Vivid World Travel Accessories
Vivid World Travel Accessories
Mobolso’s Handmade Bags Boast an Artisan and Individualistic Design
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Charitable Playing Cards
Charitable Playing Cards
The Second Edition Charity: Water Decks Support Clean Drinking Water
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Abstracted Mental Illness Tees
Abstracted Mental Illness Tees
These Mental Illness T-shirts by 'Living With' Destigmatize Illness
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Donation-Generating Galoshes
Donation-Generating Galoshes
Roma Boots Operates on a One-For-One Business Model
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Eco-Friendly School Supplies
Eco-Friendly School Supplies
This New Line of School Goodies is Fun and Makes a Difference
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Feline Abuse Awareness Footwear
Feline Abuse Awareness Footwear
Vans Cat Shoes Were Made to Support the ASPCA
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Kindness Carriers
Kindness Carriers
OAK Lifestyle Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to Kids
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Eradicating Hunger T-Shirts
Eradicating Hunger T-Shirts
Each 'Feed Just One' Tee Sold Gives a Child Food for 30 Days
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Feline-Focused Men's Fashion
Feline-Focused Men's Fashion
The Akomplice Spring 2014 Collection Donates to Nature Conservancy
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Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Offers Ethical and Sustainable Products
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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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20
Visual Storytelling Cards
Visual Storytelling Cards
Debbie Millman's Poetic Word Play Cards Let You Create Your Own Stories
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Controversial Customized Tees
Controversial Customized Tees
Peace, Progress & Pleasure Creates Political Apparel
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Sustainable Job Accessories
Sustainable Job Accessories
BLISS is a Social Business Based in Pakistan
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Socially Responsible Neckwear
Socially Responsible Neckwear
FIGS Ties Combines Luxe Materials and a One-for-One Model
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Tradition-Preserving Accessories
Tradition-Preserving Accessories
Etkie Jewelry is Crafted by Formerly Unemployed Native Americans
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One-for-One Wooden Eyeglasses
One-for-One Wooden Eyeglasses
Anni Shades Plants a Tree for Every Pair Sold
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Peter Pan Collar Jewelry
Peter Pan Collar Jewelry
Polli Makes Socially Conscious Accessories Beautifully
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One-for-One Glasses
One-for-One Glasses
TOMS Eyewear is the Next Chapter in this Innovative Business Model
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12
Punky Paint-Splattered Guitars
Punky Paint-Splattered Guitars
Damien Hirst's Funky Painted Guitars Help Increase Cancer Awareness
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11
One-for-One Boating Tees
One-for-One Boating Tees
The United by Blue Winter Collection Evokes a Public-Spirited Mindset
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One-for-One Tees
One-for-One Tees
Out of Print Marries Lost Literary Covers with Book Donations
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9
One-for-One Backpacks
One-for-One Backpacks
Schoolbags Follows the Popular TOMS Shoes Model
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8
Eco-Chic Bamboo Shades
Eco-Chic Bamboo Shades
Every Pair of GROWN Sunglasses Sold Helps Support the Gift of Sight
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One-for-One Literary Tees
One-for-One Literary Tees
The Out of Print Kid's Collection is Sweetly Scholarly
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6
Poetic Drinking Vessels
Poetic Drinking Vessels
The Charity:Water Carafe Provokes Contemplation of the Valuable Resource
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5
Sustainably Sourced Skivvies
Sustainably Sourced Skivvies
Brook There Provides an Ethically Produced Lingerie Line
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4
Origami-Like Leather Goods
Origami-Like Leather Goods
Clean Everything Embraces Simplicity with its Minimalist Leather
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3
Organic Envelope Packaging
Organic Envelope Packaging
The Clean Clothes Project Aims to Create Social Awareness
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2
Repurposed Weapon Jewelry
Repurposed Weapon Jewelry
Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ Bracelets Reuse Dangerous Meta
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Hand-Dyed Ikat Handbags
Hand-Dyed Ikat Handbags
Push Pull Cambodia is a Social Enterprise with a Sense of Style
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