30 holiday gifts that give back

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Tis the season for giving and receiving. But isnt it nice when you can find a holiday gift that does a little something extra? From providing meals to supporting girls in developing countries to removing trash from the ocean, weve rounded up some of our favourite gifts that give back this holiday season.

1. Kids Ribbed Hat with Oversized Fur Pompon, Red

Kid wearing red pom pom hat
Image courtesy of Sentaler

Proceeds from the purchase of this cozy 100% alpaca hat (with an alpaca fur pompon) will be donated to The SickKids Foundation (The Hospital for Sick Children) in Toronto, Canada.$195, sentaler.ca

2. Hygiene Kit for Girls

young girl carrying hygiene kit
Image courtesy of Plan Canada

This kit is filled to the brim with essential basics, like soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, sanitary products, a flashlight, a brush and towel. This gift helps girls stay strong, carry on and push forward, with their heads held high.$22, plancanada.ca

3. Rose Heart Bath Bomb

rosebud heart bath bomb
Image courtesy of eBay

All proceeds from the sale of these pretty bath bombs go to eBay Canadas Giving Works December partner Kids Help Phone.$6, ebay.com

4. 2019 Starlight Bear, Super Bear

2019 starlight bear
Image courtesy of Starlight Childrens Foundation

For the past 11 years, a plush bear is designed by a child who is or has been seriously ill recently and manufactured and sold at ToysR Us Canada with proceeds going to Starlight Childrens Foundation Canada. This years Super Bear was designed byMadison, a five-year-old who was diagnosed with both cerebral palsy and nephrotic syndrome when she was just over a year old. $20, toysrus.ca

5. 4Oceans bracelets

4oceans bracelet in blue
Image courtesy of Well.ca

By purchasing this bracelet, you will remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.$30, well.ca

6. Be Happy Mini Box Set

Happy spritz essential oil gifr set
Image courtesy of Happy Spritz

A portion of all proceeds from the purchase of this essential oil spray kit goes to benefit animal rescue.$58, happyspritz.ca

7. LalineTin Box Best Wishes

gift set with body lotion, bubble bath in a festive tin
Image courtesy of Laline

Lalinehas partnered with Make-A-WishCanada to contribute to its mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.From now until December 25th, 5% of proceeds from select holiday gift sets will be donated to Make-A-Wish Canada.$68,laline.ca

8. JusTea Purple Chocolate Tin

justea purple chocolate tea
Image courtesy of JusTea

JusTea offers a delicious Purple Chocolate tea through a partnership with Vancouvers East Van Roasters, which trains and employs at-risk women in the citys notorious Downtown Eastside.$15, justea.com

9. Vibes Ear Plugs

vibes ear plugs with set of 4
Image courtesy of Vibes

These hi-fidelity earplugs come in three sizes of interchangeableear tipsto ensure acomfortablefit for any sized ear and pocket-sized carrying case.Each Vibes purchase includes a donation toHear the World Foundation, which provides hearing healthcare and hearing aidsto children in need around the world.$38, amazon.ca

10. World Animal Gifts

Two puppies cuddling together
Image courtesy of World Animal Protection

Give the gift of rabies vaccines to 50 dogs and you protect them from being inhumanely killed to prevent the disease from spreading. Vaccinated dogs get a collar or another highly visible sign to show that they are protected from rabies.$50, worldanimalprotection.ca

11. Donation gift to Look Good Feel Better

woman applies makeup to a cancer survivor
Image courtesy of Look Good Feel Better

This nominal donation provides an eyebrow pencil to help a woman recreate lost brows and feel like herself again.$15, lgfb.ca

12. Penelope the Flamingo

penelope the flamingo
Image courtesy of Cuddle and Kind

Each doll from the Cuddle and Kind collection not only comes with a name, birthday and about me card, but for every purchase the company will provide 10 meals to children in North America and around the world. From $78, cuddleandkind.com

13. CAMH Gifts of Light Emergency Kit

socks, toothbrush, a bag with overnight supplies
Image courtesy of camh Foundation

Basic necessities, like a toothbrush and a pair of socks, mean everything to patients who arrive with nothing.$34, giftsoflight.ca

14. No Kid Hungry Tools For Change Silicone Spatula

colourful spatulas with various designs
Image courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Teaming up with 13 celebrities, chefs, and television personalities, including Vanessa Hudgens, Guy Fieri and Antoni Porowski, each colorful, limited-edition spatula purchased helps provide meals for children in need.$22, williams-sonoma.ca

15. The Chalk Printed Scarf

chalk printed scarf rolled up
Image courtesy of The Obakki Foundation

With every 500 scarves sold, The Obakki Foundation is able to drill a well, bringing clean water where none existed to the village of Mayual in South Sudan.$89, obakkifoundation.org

16. Wonderkind Gift Basket

wonderkind gift backet with food and condiments
Image courtesy of Wonderkind

Complete an online survey and the team at Wonderkind will create a unique and tailored gift with products sourced from vendors across Canada. For each gift purchased, 10 per cent will be donated to either Youth Employment Services, Second Harvest or Dressed for Success Toronto. From $125, wonderkind.ca

17. SAGOSKATT Collection Stuffies

Sagoskatt drawing and matching robot doll
Image courtesy of Ikea

The full purchase price of each toy of these kid-designed stuffies is donated to local organizations across Canada that support childrens right to play.$5, ikea.ca

18. Biko Double Dot Bangle in Rose Gold

rose gold double dot bangle
Image courtesy of Biko

For each purchase from the exclusive Rose Gold collection, 20 per cent will be donated to RETHINK Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, research, awareness, advocacy, and support for young women affected by breast cancer.$68, ilovebiko.com

19. Starbucks Sirens Blend Coffee

bag of starbucks siren's blend coffee
Image courtesy of Starbucks

The juicy, citrusy, and chocolatey blend combines coffee from East Africa and Latin America, two regions where Starbucks works to elevate womens leadership and responsible farming practices.$19, starbucks.ca

20. Kids Table Onesie

Kid wearing a colourful designed onesie
Image courtesy of Arborist

Featuring an adorable design by the talented patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a portion of the sales of these waffle-knit onesies goes right back to the hospital. From $35, drakegeneralstore.ca

21. My Girl Pride Dangle Charm

small blue charm with stones and silver
Image courtesy of Pandora

Wear this charm for change and support young voices through the limited edition UNICEF Pandora Me My Smile charm in celebration of World Childrens Day. Purchasing this charm helps support UNICEFs efforts to empower young voices with opportunities for education, protection, life skills and gender equality. From $25,pandora.net

22. Wildlife Adoptions

pine marten stuffed animal
Image courtesy of World Wildlife Foundation

Choose fromover 40 species for symbolic adoption, including the pine marten, bumble bee or river otter. Kits come with a plush toy, adoption certificate, reusable tote and poster with fascinating facts about your chosen species. Gifts support important conservation work through WWF-Canada thats helping wildlife and nature right here at home and beyond.$45,wwf.ca

23. PatagoniaRetro Fleece Hooded Jacket

furry brown baby coat
Image courtesy of Nordstrom

This adorable fuzzy baby coat is Fair TradeCertified and was made using practices to protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods and boost economic empowerment. Patagonia has committed to donating one percent of its annual sales to nonprofit partners in support of environmental solutions. $96,nordstrom.com

24. Sports pack

girls playing soccer
Image courtesy of Unicef

Purchasing this pack with sports equipment and skipping ropes will reach 94 kids and is enough to fuel imaginations, teach teamwork and help children heal from trauma. $36, unicef.ca

25.Naeela Designs purses

mosaic covered purse
Image courtesy of Naeela Designs

Mosiac represents the beauty in brokenness, but when I put it all together, it becomes a beautiful piece of art,says designer Naeela Chopra. Handmade with recycled metal and pieces of mosaic tile, aportion of each sale is donated to charities that provide victims of sexual violence with the resources and support they need to reclaim their dignity and begin the healing process. From $195,naeeladesigns.com

26.ME to WE Chocolate Dark + Golden Berries

yellow packaged chocolate bar
Image courtesy of Me to We

Handcrafted using beans from Ecuador, this dark chocolate bar with goldenberries gives education to children and empowers cacao farmers in Ecuador. Each bar gives-back toWE CharitysEducation Pillarin Ecuador, supporting projects like new schools and classrooms. $4,metowe.com

27.Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas tree ornament made of recycled paper
Image courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

Made with quilled paper, this ornament is handcrafted by the makers of Mai Handicrafts, which provides work for the marginalized in Vietnam, including women and ethnic minority groups. Artisans receive health care insurance and may apply for scholarship funds. $12,tenthousandvillages.ca

28. Q for Quinn socks

kids patterned socks
Image courtesy of Q for Quinn

This Toronto-born company makes socks for infants, children and adults from GOTS CertifiedOrganic Cotton. For every pair purchased, the company donates a meal to a child in need through the non-profitMarys Meals. From $25 (pack of three pairs),qforquinn.com

29. ChantecaillePhilanthropy Cheek Shade

spray of coloured blushes
Image Courtesy of Nordstrom

When you purchase any of the pink or peachy shades of this pretty blush, youll be supporting causes like the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation, the Marine Conservation Institute, and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with five percent of the net proceeds of every one sold going towards one of these a charities. $56,nordstrom.com

30.Walter Holiday Caesar Mix

Fashion Santa holding a caesar and a bottle of caesar mix
Image courtesy of Walter

Sure to add some luxury to your celebrations this holiday season, this limited edition Holiday Caesar Mix is made with sage, tarragon & North Atlantic lobster stock.For every bottle of Walter Holiday Craft Caesar Mix sold, the company will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. $9,sobeys.com

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