Presents with Purpose: Gifts That Give Back


Last-minute shoppers, you have it in the bag: We’ve gathered even more holiday gift ideas just in case you still have some shopping to do. And to keep with the spirit of the season, these gifts give back—which means that they’re presents you can feel particularly good about gifting!


Acadia Yoga Mat by Wildlings

This vibrant-hued, vegan yoga mat doesn’t just look good under the tree or in yoga class: It also gives back—for each Wildlings mat sold, a child receives a two-hour session at Free Arts for Abused Children, Los Angeles.

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Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials – Limited Edition Costello & Tagliapietra

Kiehl’s notes that from these limited edition products, 100 percent of net profits (up to $100,000) will provide one million meals through Feeding America. The gift set contains Ultra Facial Cleanser (2.5 oz); Ultra Facial Cream (0.25 oz); Crème de Corps (2.5 oz); Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (1.0 oz); and Lip Balm #1 (0.5 oz)—perfect for your beauty fanatic (and in such cute packaging, too!).

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S’well Drink Up – Silver Lining Bottle

For every bottle sold, 10 percent of proceeds will benefit the Drink Up foundation dedicated to encouraging Americans to drink more water, more often. This super-sleek, stainless-steel, BPA-free bottle keeps your beverage cold for 24 hours (ideal for workouts) and hot for 12 (to tote to the office!)—but it’s a limited edition, so purchase soon!

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Toms Chemex 8-Cup Glass Coffeemaker

Purchase this recently released Toms product, and a person in need will receive one week of safe water.

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Hyde Yoga The Vira Tank

Eco-conscious brand Hyde Yoga is committed to helping people not only look good  but do good. The brand offers a select collection of “charitable giving pieces,” which includes the stylish Vira Tank. Ten percent of proceeds from this tank top purchase goes to the non-profit Women for Women International organization that provides job training, education, and more for women in war-torn regions.

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