Not-Your-Typical Gifts That Give Back in a Big Way — All Under $100
Surprising your loved ones with a special something is one of the best parts of the holidays. This season, take the act of giving one step further by choosing a gift that your recipient will love — and one that also gives back to a bigger cause. Aside from the typical socially conscious eyewear or canvas shoes, there are plenty of out-of-the-box gift ideas that make a social or environmental impact. From a luxurious facial oil set that helps save the rainforest to a pair of socks that provide food packs to malnourished children, we did the research for you and rounded up five thoughtful products you'll feel extra good about gifting.
Protect the rainforest
Pamper your loved one with two ultraluxe skin care sets from The Body Shop. The combinations of facial oil and day cream, along with shea body butter and shea lip butter, will revitalize her skin, replenish moisture, and revive radiance.
Proceeds from specially selected gift sets from The Body Shop will help restore one square meter of rainforests in Vietnam, Indonesia, or Malaysia and protect the endangered animals that live within.
Remove trash from the ocean
For the ultimate cold-weather accessory, opt for a wide-brim hat from United by Blue. The versatile navy shade will top off any Winter ensemble, while the salvaged wool will keep her toasty.
Every hat sold will remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world.
Provide shoes to impoverished children
Up her sneaker game with a pair of wool runners from Allbirds. The warm (but still breathable) fabric and flexible form will have her reaching for them again and again.
This year, the company has partnered with Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that collects lightly worn shoes and distributes them to those in need around the world.
Bring fitness to underserved adolescents
The perfect accessory for an on-the-go lifestyle is a mini backpack from SoulCycle x State Sidney. The streamlined size will tote everything from gym clothes to a work laptop, while the sleek design won't compromise on style.
Every backpack sold will provide one to a student in SoulCycle's scholarship program, which makes fitness more accessible to underserved adolescents.
Treat HIV, plant trees, and fight hunger
For a traditional take on gifting, try a set of patterned socks from Conscious Step. Between the polka dots, stripes, and geometric print, there are enough bold options to jazz up any outfit.
Each pair of socks sold in a set will benefit a different cause. One pair will provide a week of HIV treatment for an expectant mother, another pair will plant 20 trees in Kenya, and a third pair will provide six therapeutic food packs to malnourished children.
Shop more of your favorite holiday gifts at The Body Shop!