Tis the season for giving - to your family, to your friends, and perhaps most importantly, the causes that you care about. And it is easier to combine all of the above than you might think with these creative, fun, and useful gifts that benefit some amazing charities and great causes.
LSTN 'Troubador' Ebony Wood Headphones
These high-quality headphones from LSTN combine a superior audio experience with more traditional styling complemented by a touch of natural warmth thanks to the ebony wood trim (which is reclaimed from furniture and flooring manufacturers). Plus for each pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. $150.00.
Getting socks for Christmas doesn't have to be a let down for anyone. For instance, for every pair of these plush Bombas socks sold, another pair is donated to a homeless shelter. $45.60 for a four pack.
Castellano Wayuu Bracelets
Friendship-style woven bracelets like this colorful made-in-Colombia Wayuu rose style are still a major trend, and they are even better when the proceeds benefit an amazing cause. For each bracelet you buy, 20 liters of clean water are donated to a child in Colombia. $29.50.
Nisolo Leather Clutch
This minimalist Sobre clutch is sleek, warm, and stylish - and it was created by skilled artisans in Peru working for Nisolo - a new type of fashion label that has an incredibly positive mission. $44.00.
The Giving Keys Necklaces
Beautiful jewelry with incredible meaning that also benefits a wonderful cause? That might be the key to your recipient's hearts this year. These customizable key necklaces and other accessories benefit the Chrysalis non-profit organization, which is dedicated to building a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed for them to find and retain employment. $42.00.
Inspiration Notebook From Ames And Oates
This gold foil notebook is a brilliant gift for your friend who is full of creative inspiration, plus 10% of the proceeds of this and any other gift from Ames and Oates go towards building schools and creating educational opportunities around the world through Pencils of Promise. $15.00.
Hand-Knit Plush Giraffe From Pebble
This hand-knit plush giraffe from Pebble via Society B is absolutely adorable - and it benefits an absolutely wonderful cause, since the proceeds go to Hathay Bunano, a non-profit, fair trade organization that creates fair and flexible jobs for women in rural Bangladesh. $40.00.
Thistle Farms Love Heals Holiday Set
This home fragrance set from Thistle Farms (a community for woman survivors of addiction, prostitution, and trafficking) has a beautiful message and mission behind it - that love is the most powerful force for change in the world. $36.00.
Akola Paper Bracelet Sets
This boho-chic trio of paper bracelets are handmade by Akola women in rural Uganda, and 100% of the profits are reinvested in the company's mission to empower women to transform the lives of the children in these marginalized communities. $25.00.
STATE Bags Mini Kane Backpacks
These fun metallic mini-backpacks are uber cool on their own, but what's even better is the fact that for every Mini Kane backpack purchased, another STATE bag packed with the essential tools for success is delivered to an American child in need. $55.00, and they can be personalized for an additional $20.00.
Heart of Haiti Metal Snowflake Ornament
This graceful snowflake ornament was crafted from recycled metal and hand-painted in Haiti as part of Macy's Heart of Haiti initiative. $13.00.
You're giving them a present anyways - why shouldn't it contribute something positive to the world?