Charity Gifts: Gifting that Gives Back

Thirst Book
Nov 13, 2018

Gifting feels good, but not as good as charity gifting.We rounded up our favorite presents with a purpose so you can feel even better when checking off your nice list...

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Go brandless. A bunch of HQ’rs are all about this, err, brand. Pick the Bundle Box

to gift all the favorites. PS: for every online purchase, Brandless donates a meal to Feeding America.

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For when you want to show your support...

Insert literal support. These Classic T-Shirt Bras are comfortable (read: have memory foam) and come in half sizes to make sure the fit is right. For every one you buy, Third Love is donating one to victims of the California wildfires.

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For when it’s never too late to make a change…

You just have to get thirsty. Take it from Scott Harrison, founder of the nonprofit charity: water and author of the book, 'Thirst

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For when you’re seeing a lot of green and red…

See more red. Electric toothbrush brand, quip, has partnered with (RED) to turn your AM and PM routine into an opportunity to fight AIDS. Gift one of their

special edition (quip)RED brushes

, and you can provide 30 days of HIV medicine to the Global Fund program in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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For when you’re reminiscing...

Knit’s a wonderful life. Get something that’ll warm the head...and the heart (had to) with a knitted beanie from

Sh*t That I Knit

. Every product sold supports their Give-A-Sh*t program, which donates to young adults undergoing cancer treatment across the country. Bonus: Skimm’rs get a special discount.

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For when you haven't given back in a while…

Clean up your act.

Kiehl’s Collection for a Cause

has four of their popular Calendula products. Psst...calendula = extract from Marigold flowers. Plus, each purchase provides 408 meals for Feeding America.

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For when the midterms fired you up...

Embrace(let) it. Inspire some more civic duty with our l

imited edition No Excuses cuff

. All of



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For when you want to give a little…

Try giving 100p. Get something from Everlane’s 100% Human Collection, like

this sweatshirt

. For every product sold, $5 is donated towards the ACLU.

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For when you exclusively use Amazon for gifting…

Smile. Because you can help a cause while you’re at it. With AmazonSmile, you shop as you normally would, but with the added bonus that the 'Zon will donate 0.5% of the purchase of eligible products to the charity of your choice.

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For when you want a gift that matters...

Get your presents on lock. These mini key earrings are from The Giving Keys, a company that employs people transitioning out of homelessness. So far, they've created almost 140,000 hours of work.

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For when you want to teach your niece or nephew something good...

Start in-kind.

One doll from Cuddle+Kind

provides 10 meals to children around the world. So far, they’ve given over five million meals. You can pick between mermaids, polar bears, foxes, deer, and more. Go wild.

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For when you see someone else doing good...

Go for the assist. Do it with Giving Assistant. It’s a platform that helps you shop for a cause. When you sign up, you earn cash back while you shop. Then you can donate some (or all) of those dollars to a non-profit of your choice.

There are lots of ways to give back this season. Consider donating directly to a charity. HQ’rs are supporting places like the

American Cancer Society


Sierra Club


and American Red Cross


Not sure where to start? Check out our guide on The Different Ways to Give.

PS: These are partner products, which means if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published.

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