One way to make a holiday gift even more meaningful is to purchase from a business that contributes to a charitable organization. I've searched the web for some of the best gifts for the home that also give back, and there's something for everyone on your list!
National Parks-inspired candles
(Good & Well Supply Co)
Notes of sea salt, dune, and driftwood will transport your loved one to Acadia National Park, while the cedarwood, amber, orange, and spice blend is reminiscent of the vast wilderness of Yosemite. And for every candle sold, Good & Well Supply Co promise to plant one tree.
Minimalist Star Wars™ stainless steel mug
Your favorite Star Wars fan will love one of these stylish mugs from Corkcicle. Designs include R2-D2, The Mandalorian, Chewbacca, and—of course—baby Yoda. The company has partnered with Charity: Water and a portion of every online order support the charity in bringing clean water to people in need.
Custom photo puzzle
For the mothers in your life, how about a heart-shaped puzzle featuring a meaningful family photo? You can order this as a 12-, 60-, or 252-piece puzzle, and 100% of the profits go to Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit supporting maternal health.
Hand-carved gold-tone smiling snowmen
(Nik + GlobeIn)
This is one of the many beautiful, handmade, sustainably sourced home items you can buy from the individual artisans that make up the GlobeIn network. GlobeIn helps artisans from all over the world receive a fair wage for their work, improve their quality of life, and pass down traditional techniques to the next generation. For every product sold on GlobeIn, you can read the artisan’s unique story. Read about the artisan organization Nik here.
The reBoard cutting board
This is no ordinary kitchen cutting board. The stylish reBoard—which has been featured in Bon Appetit, Epicurious, and The New York Times—comes in some seriously cool colors, and it's made from recycled kitchen plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane. Fifty percent of the maker’s profits go to Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit that combats food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community.
Vintage Plaid blanket
(Sackcloth & Ashes)
Give the gift of coziness this winter! When you purchase one of the beautiful and sustainably-made blankets from Sackcloth & Ashes, they’ll donate a blanket to your local homeless shelter.
No Kid Hungry® Tools for Change Silicone Spatula
These fun spatulas come in celebrity-created designs, and 30% of the retail price goes to No Kid Hungry, an organization that fights childhood hunger.
Rattan photo frame
This hand-woven rattan frame will add coastal charm to your loved one's home—and you'll both feel great about the fact that the company donates a portion of its profits to Family Promise to help low-income and homeless families
In addition to purchasing gifts that give back to charity, it's also a great idea to shop small and support your local businesses and artisans.
Happy holiday giving!