Celebrate the year-end holiday season by choosing gifts that give back. These businesses donate a portion of their net sales to various nonprofit organizations committed to pursuing environmental, social, and educational initiatives. Choose from the following ideas to bring deeper meaning and greater impact to your holiday gift giving this year.
Alaffia (Olympia, WA)
Gift ideas: Fairtrade body washes, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, soaps, and balms
A percentage of sales supports community empowerment projects in Togo, West Africa, where Alaffia’s Fairtrade body care products are made. These projects include youth education, maternal health, gender equality and reforestation efforts.
Pacha Soap (Hastings, NE)
Gift idea: Handcrafted, naturally scented bar soaps
Your purchase of Pacha Soap supports clean water initiatives and hygiene education for healthier communities, including training locals in developing nations to manually drill clean water wells.
Bodhi (Hamilton, NJ)
Gift ideas: All-natural coconut oil soaps, lotions, and body washes
A portion of proceeds goes to supporting education and providing school essentials for local Filipino communities where Bodhi’s coconut oil is sourced.
SunLeaf Naturals (Waconia, MN)
Gift ideas: Plant-based bath, body, and home care products
Five percent of proceeds from SunLeaf products containing honey are donated to the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Five percent of total proceeds are donated to the Freshwater Society to support their environmental education efforts on freshwater conservation.
Roots Essential (Wayzata, MN)
Gift ideas: All-natural, plant-based fragrances, bath soaks, shampoos, and conditioners
A percentage of all sales is donated to Clean the World Foundation. This nonprofit is dedicated to sanitation and hygiene education in more than 127 countries and redistributes discarded hygiene products to those with limited access.
Klean Kanteen (Chico, CA)
Gift ideas: Reusable, stainless steel bottles, cups, and food canisters
A member of 1% For The Planet, they’ve donated more than $2 million directly to environmental conservation organizations, including American Rivers and 5 Gyres, which focus on addressing water and plastic pollution.
Bodylish (Minneapolis, MN)
Gift ideas: All-natural organic bath bombs
Bodylish donates one percent of annual revenue to Clean Water Action, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting our environment, health, economic well-being, and community quality of life.
Farmer to Farmer (Glenwood City, WI)
Gift ideas: Fairtrade organic coffee
Farmer to Farmer is a nonprofit that brings ethically traded, environmentally responsible, locally roasted coffee to the Upper Midwest. Profits from the sale of their Fairtrade organic coffee supports over 20 children with school scholarships in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.
Aura Cacia (Norway, IA)
Gift ideas: 100% pure essential oils
Aura Cacia created an annual grant program that supports organizations helping women and girls transform their lives. In 2019, consumer purchases made it possible for Aura Cacia to fund $250,000 in grants.