17 Gorgeous Wedding Gifts That Give Back
Wedding season is upon us, and if you're a guest, that means coming up with thoughtful gifts that the couple will actually like. But for some, it also means gifting something meaningful that gives back in some way or another. For guests, it's a good way to show off their humanitarianism and share it with the couple. For the bride and groom, it gives an opportunity to support a cause close to their hearts by adding these gifts to their registry. Whether helping in the fight against cancer, making sure children around the world have clean drinking water, or helping fight climate change and protect wildlife, it's not hard to find that perfect gift that gives back. Some are useful, and some are just pretty, but each cause it totally worthy!
Totally Bamboo Tree of Life Cutting Board
This cutting board ($51, originally $60) is not only useful, it makes a great decorative piece for any kitchen. A percentage of each cutting board sold goes to the National Forest Foundation, which works to enhance forests and grasslands across America.
Rachael Ray 5-Piece Bakeware Set
Every newlywed couple needs bakeware, and this set ($50) won't just produce great cakes and banana loaves. A portion of the proceeds goes to Rachael Ray's charity, Yum-o, which encourages children and families develop healthy relationships to food and cooking.
Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Gel & Memory Foam Pillow
This isn't your average memory foam pillow ($60, originally $150) — in more ways than one. While it has some pretty cool features like a gel top and five-year warranty, the best part is that some of the money goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Mikea Scented Candle
This gorgeous scented raffia candle ($100) has a ton of style, and purchasing it does a ton of good as well. They're made in collaboration with the women of the Mikea people of Madagascar, and a portion of the sales goes directly to the group whose home is being exploited for rosewood.
Hand-Embroidered Central Park Pillow
Whether the happy couple call New York home or just share a love for the Big Apple, this hand embroidered pillow ($168) is sure to make a statement in their home. And 10 percent of each purchase goes to the Institute for Urban Parks.
Bossanova Organic Family Cotton Tree Hammock
This is the ultimate backyard accessory for the newlyweds to enjoy this summer and beyond! The organic cotton tree hammock ($300) is made in traditional Brazilian style, and portions of the sales go toward supporting a beach soccer organization for children in Brazil.
S'well Champagne Water Bottle
Everyone's favorite water bottle gets a high-class makeover, and this version ($35) is perfect for carbonated beverages — paired with a bottle of bubbly, it would make the perfect wedding gift. S'well donates to UNICEF to provide children around the world with clean drinking water.
KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer
Every house needs a KitchenAid stand mixer ($350), and it's the perfect stylish wedding gift. While there are over 30 colors to choose from, proceeds from the purchase of the light pink version go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation to fight breast cancer.
Nanimarquina Kala Round Rug
Nanimarquina has paired up with the Care&Fair initiative, which aims to help children obtain a better future through art and creativity. Proceeds from the purchase of this stunning rug ($907) go to the Amita School in Bhadohi, India.