I started featuring this gift guide on the blog a few years ago to highlight companies who make awesome products that give back in some way. It quickly became my favorite gift guide to assemble and I hope you find something fun for someone you love below!
Gifts That Give Back
- Bombas Socks
I had the pleasure of trying out Bombas socks through the blog earlier this year and quickly fell in love with them. Not only are the socks fantastic but the company is wonderful as well. For every pair of Bombas socks purchased, another pair is donated to people in need of a clean pair of socks. (Socks are apparently the most requested item at clothing shelters.) A lot went into the engineering of the socks to help them stay up, prevent blisters and support the arch of the foot and you can tell! Bombas are honestly my favorite workout socks ever and I have Ryan hooked, too! They’re crazy comfy and hug your foot in all the right places.
Akola means “to work” in Uganda’s Lusoga dialect and the Akola Project is devoted to equipping women with the tools to provide for their families and communities through their own efforts and hard work. The high-quality fashion and home-good products made by the women of the Akola Project have been sold in over 220 boutiques throughout the United States. By providing sustainable skills and reliable income for women, the Akola Project has lifted over 1,400 women and children out of extreme poverty.
Trademarked by its “one to love, one to give” philosophy, Everything Happy is determined to bring smiles to every child, both locally and worldwide. For every Happy product purchased, another one is given to a child in need. The Happy Blankies made by the company are adorably cozy!
Every sale from Farfetched Apparel helps fund the ever-growing list of animals in need. The company partners with animal rescues and hosts and sponsors events that help all animals, big and small. Plus, their apparel is adorable (and funny!) and sure to make any animal lover smile.
S’well bottles were created out of a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles and were crafted to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12! S’well donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world.
Ten dollars from each purchase of an item from the S.A.F.E. St. Kitts Bravelets page is donated to S.A.F.E. St. Kitts, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need on the island of St. Kitts. The organization was started by veterinary students and is supported by the local island community. S.A.F.E. St. Kitts takes in animals in emergent need. They are starving, injured, sick, surrendered or abused and S.A.F.E. provides the animals with the medical care they need to recover. Once rehabilitated, we adopt them to permanent, loving homes.
These bears are more than just cuddly and cute! Bears For Humanity teddy bears are made with 100% organic cotton and hemp and for each bear sold, the buyer may choose a charity to send another bear to, such as Toys for Tots, Save the Children, or Expect Miracles Foundation!
More 2015 Gift Guides
Disclaimer: None of the items featured in PBF gift guides are sponsored and companies may not pay to be a part of the gift guides. The items featured are simply items I think would make fabulous gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Some affiliate links may be included and, as always, I truly appreciate your support.