15 Beauty Gifts With a Charitable Component That You Can Feel Good About Giving
The holidays can feel like a gluttonous time of year when everything is all about gifts, food, and even more gifts. But what if you had the opportunity to buy something for someone else that also helped save the planet, change a child's life, or give back in another charitable way?
This season, you can do just that by shopping from beauty companies that donate a portion of proceeds from your purchase to great causes across the country. Whether their passion is animals, feeding those in need, or planting more trees on our beautiful planet, there are gift options out there that will make everyone on your list feel good. Gifts with a charitable component have the power of making both the giver and the receiver feel like they're making a difference; these gifts truly bring meaning to the phrase "the gift that keeps on giving."
Keep reading to find out which brands are giving back so you can touch more than one person's life this holiday season.
Anthony Hopkins Sandalwood Candle
By shopping for a home fragrance like the Anthony Hopkins Sandalwood Candle ($45), not only will you be giving the gift of tranquility and zen to a loved one, but your purchase will help support No Kid Hungry and give up to 50 meals to kids in need.
UnDone Beauty Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette in Dahlia
The clean, vegan makeup brand Undone Beauty has partnered with Project Heal to donate 100 percent of profits made from sale of the Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette ($14) in the shade Dahlia to the organization. Project Heal helps fight the systemic and financial barriers associated with treatment for eating disorders.
Kiehl's Merry Masking
This year, Kiehl's kicked off its seventh annual partnership with Feeding America for the holidays to deliver over seven million meals to families. To help, you can purchase the Kiehl's Merry Masking ($40) or Facial Favorites For All gift sets and $1 from your purchase will go toward Kiehl's minimum $100,000 donation to the organization.
Erno Laszlo Merry and Bright Eyed
On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Erno Laszlo will be donating 20 percent of sales made on the brand's website to Project Beauty Share, an organization that collects and donates beauty and hygiene products to those who need them. If you buy the Merry and Bright Eyed Set ($65), you'll also receive a complimentary shipping label to send in unopened or gently used products to the group.
Muri Lelu Full-Skin Ritual
When you purchase from Muri Lelu, 15 percent of the sale will be donated to legal organizations fighting against unjust drug convictions. We love the Muri Lelu Full-Skin Ritual ($270) set because it contains the brand's facial oil and serum.
Fleur and Bee Starter Set
It's not just the Fleur and Bee Starter Set ($80) you can feel good about giving — although that is a good place to start, if your giftee is looking for a new vegan skin-care routine — but all products in the range donate 1 percent of all sales to Days for Girls, a nonprofit organization that helps increase access to menstrual hygiene products for young women in need around the world.
Anisa Beauty Beauty With a Benefit Kit
Each purchase of the limited-edition Ania Beauty Beauty With a Benefit Kit ($115) will help feed a senior and their pet for an entire week with the help of Meals on Wheels. The brand is committed to feeding over 1,000 people this year.
Pumpkin and Spice Ultimate Skin-Care Day Bundle
For the die-hard pumpkin-spice-lover in your life, get them the Pumpkin and Spice Ultimate Skin-Care Day Bundle ($150). Not only will they be able to enjoy the beauty gifts inside, but it will make them feel good knowing that $1 from each purchase goes to the World Wildlife Fund to help orangutans.
Limited-Edition 24K Gold Temptu Air
Temptu will be donating a portion of the profits from every Air Holiday Exclusive 24K GOLD Gift Set ($235) sold to The Food Bank for NYC. The beauty tool is loved by industry professionals and gives you flawless makeup application at home.