And don’t forget to give some ‘bock’.
Okay, so it’s very cheesy poetic license, (or a terrible attempt to rhyme).
Whether you’re part of the Christmas craze, buying hostess gifts for party after party, or shopping for whatever holiday need, choosing to buy from companies that give back is just another way of earning good holiday karma points.
Here’s a list of companies that give back with every purchase. Each link brings you directly to their mission, so you can read more about how they give.
Have fun this season and please consider shopping with your heart.
Much love and happiness,
If there’s a great philanthropic company you know about, please share!
Shop ’till You Drop
When giving back is part of the purchase!
TOMS – Shoes and accessories
Through your purchases, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need.
Warby Parker – Eyeglasses
With a handful of partners worldwide, Warby Parker works to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Love Your Melon – Beanies and accessories
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Pura Vida Bracelets – Jewelry, clothing
“Pura Vida Bracelets provides full-times jobs, in positive working environments, to 150+ artisans across the globe. Since the beginning, we have partnered with over 190 different charities around the world and have donated more than $1,500,000 to causes we believe in. “
Headbands of Hope – Headbands
For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.
Ivory Ella – Clothing
Help save the elephants! I LOVE elephants. Ivory Ella dedicates 10% of their annual profit to Save the Elephants.
Sevenly – Clothing, accessories, art
“Sevenly products are ‘fair trade’, ‘slave labor free’, and ‘child labor free’… Based on a simple, core belief that ‘People Matter,’ the Sevenly team activated the now global ‘cause art’ movement and started creating 7-day cause campaigns, inviting customers to purchase “advocacy art, apparel and accessories” that donate to non-profits.“
1face – Watches
“1Face supports nine causes; cancer, hunger, breast cancer, clean water, disaster relief, environment, AIDS, education, and animal rights, and have partnered with different charities to bring global change… Each watch comes with a metric [to calculate donations] which is carried out with the purchase of the watch… e.g.) 1 red watch provides aids treatment for 8 patients through our charity partner Keep a Child Alive.”
Sari Bari – Bags, blankets, accessories
“Sari Bari makes and sells beautiful, handmade, upcycled sari products… The heart of Sari Bari is its women, survivors of Kolkata’s red light areas who have taken brave steps into new life, freedom and hope… Each Sari Bari product is marked with the name of the woman who made it and with your purchase you become a part of her freedom story.”
Everything Happy – Baby blankets
“When you purchase an Everything Happy product you are making a conscious choice to do good by making not one, but two kids happy. This was David Holdridge’s intention when he created Happy Blankie at the mere age of 7 years old. He wanted to create something that would make the world smile.
In doing so, the “One to Love, One to Give” mission was born. Together with his family, David distributes Everything Happy products to children in hospitals and orphanages all over the world.”
baby teresa – Baby clothing
For each baby outfit we sell we also donate another to a child in need. For each accessory item we sell, a portion of the sales go to purchasing formula for babies in need (typically in orphanages). Plus 25% of our profits goes towards charities that empower women during pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Wherever they are in the world.
The Company Store – Comforters, bedding
We all get the catalog in the mail, but did you know they give back? Check out all the ways they give back, including donating a comforter to a homeless child in America for every comforter purchased.
Pacha Soap Company – Bath products
“By purchasing our all-natural, environmentally safe and artfully crafted bath products, Pacha Soap’s customer provide opportunities for others to free their entrepreneurial spirits and lift themselves from poverty around the world.”
Better World Books – Books
Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, they donate a book to someone in need.
Roma Boots – shoes
For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need.
Mable – Toothbrushes
(do I hear stocking stuffer?!)
For every toothbrush you buy from Mable, they give one to a child here in the U.S. They also go into schools to educate children about good oral hygiene and sustainable living choices.
ROUND + SQUARE – Tees
For every purchase made through ROUND + SQUARE, 30% of profits Equality Now Org, working to advance Legal Equality for women all over the world.
Fazl Socks – Socks
“Every time you purchase a pair of Fazl Socks you are helping to provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing. What’s more, we give fair wages to the lovely ladies who knit our socks. We are committed to supporting children’s homes in India that care for vulnerable children and we dedicate 50% of our profits to this cause.”
Better Life Bags – Custom handbags
“Our mission is to hire women who have various barriers to employment to make our custom leather and fabric bags.“
Raven + Lily – Clothing, accessories, home goods
“Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand offering trend-forward fair trade fashion, accessories, and home furnishings with its core underlying mission to empower women on a global scale. Today, the brand employs more than 1,500 at-risk women in 10 countries around the world and counting, providing them with a fair trade wage and access to a safe job, sustainable income, healthcare, and other tools they need to thrive.”