20 Best Holiday Gifts That Give Back

These goodies work double-duty, donating partial proceeds to people in need.

Gifts That Give Back
Lindsey Murray

These gift ideas benefit a range of organizations working to make the world a better place — from the United Nations World Food Program to the ACLU and more — plus, we tapped the hosts of the Today show for their favorite causes. Feel free to drop more than one in your cart!

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Clare V.
CV x Every Mother Counts Tote Bag
clarev.com $45.00

This French-inspired tote makes everyday errands a little more chic, and there's meaning behind the message: 100% of proceeds go to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for moms everywhere.

Savannah Guthrie says: "Christy Turlington has made this her life's mission, and I think she's so inspiring as a person and as a businesswoman, but most importantly as a mom. She's my neighbor and my friend. In short: I love supporting her, I love supporting moms, and I love cute bags that carry all your stuff."

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Amazon
Roma Chelsea Rain Boots
amazon.com $53.10

These floral rain boots are not only cute, they're practical for the icy slush in the late winter months. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need and on top of that, 10% of all proceeds fund educational initiatives around the world.

Hoda Kotb says: "Imagine you're buying a pair of boots that you need to trudge around in the rain in your and meantime you're helping a young kid on the other side of the world with a necessity. Something he needs. I think this is an awesome product."

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Heifer International
Hand Embroidered Ornaments
heifer.org $15.00

These adorable animal ornaments were hand-stitched by members of a women's self-help group in Angra, India. A portion of each purchase goes to supporting Heifer's mission of empowering women and helping small businesses around the world.

Al Roker says: "I chose because they do such amazing work helping developing nations and countries. The people there help themselves through gifts of livestock, fresh water, and basically life-giving infrastructure."

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Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms Jet Set Travel Toiletries
thistlefarms.org $25.00

This earth-friendly kit offers travel-size skin savers in delicious scents like Lavender and Citrus Wood. Plus, proceeds go to helping women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction by providing safe housing, economic independence, and a strong support system.

Kathie Lee Gifford says: "I love what they stand for. It's one thing to save people from a life of bondage and then quite another to care for them afterwards."

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Lush
Lush Charity Pot
lushusa.com $7.95

This moisturizing body lotion is good for the skin, and even better for the planet — 100% of proceeds go to grassroots organizations working for environmental conservation.

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Amazon
Mayfair Soap Foundry Bath Salts
Mayfair amazon.com $10.99

While soaking in these grapefruit bergamot bath salts, your gift recipient can relax even easier knowing a part of the purchase price went to the , which helps kids who have long hospital stays. 

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Sephora
Sephora Stands Lipstick
sephora.com $13.00

With each purchase of this killer rouge cream lipstick, Sephora donates $10 to , which supports programs that empower women. 

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Everlane
Everlane The Human Woman Tee
everlane.com $22.00

These soft, 100% cotton tees have a subtle message on the front, and $5 of every purchase goes to the .

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Amazon
Bridgewater Candles
amazon.com $30.00

Fill a home with light, and help a kid in need: With each candle purchased, Bridgwater donates enough to provide three meals to a hungry child. 

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Greyston Bakery
Greyston Bakery Indulgent Eight Brownies
greystonbakery.com $25.00

Who could resist a gift pack of brownies and blondies? These treats are all the sweeter since they come from the Greyston Bakery — the same bakery that makes brownies for Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Greyston uses an "open hiring" system, which means that jobs are filled with no-questions-asked of the applicants; people who normally face barriers to employment — like refugees, former prisoners, or those living in poverty — are given a chance at a job. They make darn good brownies, too!

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Mark Skid
Marc Skid Boxer Briefs
marcskid.com $27.00

When you buy a pair of Marc Skid underwear — which are also available in  and styles — not only is the equivalent of one water bottle recycled into every waistband, the company donates $4, and you get to help direct where it goes. 

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Alex and Ani
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle
alexandani.com $38.00

Alex and Ani's "When Life Gives You Lemons" bracelet is a reminder to stay resilient. Better yet, 20% goes to , which helps fund pediatric cancer research. 

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Amazon
RumbaTime Jane Collection Watch
amazon.com $60.00

This is the perfect gift for a bestie: It's designed to look like a friendship bracelet, and it'll make your BFF feel good to know that $2 of every purchase go to the , which helps young women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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Etsy/JewelsforHope
Unisex Leather Bracelet
etsy.com $45.00

donates 10% of the sales of its boho-inspired jewelry to one of a few charities; when you make your purchase, you get to select from a drop-down menu of where you'd like your money directed. 

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Cuddle + Kind
Cuddle + Kind Pearl the Mermaid
cuddleandkind.com $50.00

These cuties may be on the pricey side, but each doll sold provides a whopping 10 meals to a hungry child through organizations like the United Nations World Food Program and the Children's Hunger Fund, among others. 

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Bombas
Bombas Socks
bombas.com $12.00

These high-performance socks are engineered for the athlete in your life. With every pair purchased, a pair will be donated to those in need. 

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Out of Print
Where the Wild Things Are Tote
outofprint.com $20.00

The website Out of Print turns beloved books into wearable fashions like tote bags and t-shirts to spread the joy (and importance) of reading to communities in need. For each product sold, a book is donated through their partner .

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Bird and Stone
Turquoise Awali Bracelet
birdandstone.com $27.00

Bird & Stone's socially-conscious jewelry line partners with the  to provide financial help to widowed women starting their own businesses in Kenya. This turquoise and gold bracelet is a chic way to support their worthy cause.

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Grounds and Hounds
Grounds and Hounds Coffee
groundsandhoundscoffee.com $27.99

This three-blend pack will wow any coffee lover, as will the 20% of all Grounds & Hounds proceeds that are donated to animal rescue partners around the country.

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TOMS
TOMS Sunglasses
toms.com $68.00

You know TOMS for their one-for-one shoe program, but the same goes for shades: With every purchase of the brand's 100% UVA/UVB protective sunglasses, a pair will be given to a person in need.

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WATCH: How to Make Easy and Delicious Sugar Cookies

This is the year you'll master the PERFECT sugar cookie.

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