Christmas is the perfect time of the year to show people we love how much we appreciate them. We are grateful for their presence, support and love. But beyond showering your immediate loved ones with gifts, you can also take this opportunity to make the world a better place by getting gifts that give back.

There are many gifts that support a cause. One of them greatest place to look is GivenGoods.co. Besides that fact that their products are unique and beautifully designed, every purchase supports a great cause. Their mission is

We are a marketplace and company passionate about products with an impact. We built our company because we wanted to be its first customers. Throughout our endeavor to create a store full of high-quality and sought-after products, we realized the magic in telling their stories. As gifts for others and gifts for ourselves, this ever-changing mix of lovely things is meant to delight you and yours while giving back and making a tangible impact.

They support causes such as animal rescue, anti-human trafficking, cancer research, children healthcare, clean water, empower women, environmental preservation, flight hunger and many more.

Check out these beautiful products they offer. Your gifts will be extra special–not only the recipients will enjoy the wonderful gifts, but the makers of these products will receive your gift of support.

Matisse Garland Necklace by Greenola

WHO:

Artisans in Nairobi, Kenya.

WHAT:

Provides sustainable job opportunities for artisans working with the Nairobi Fair Trade Cooperative in Kenya.

HOW:

Through fair trade practices and introducing artisans to a larger consumer audience, Greenola strives to empower artisans in Kenya to earn steady wages for themselves and their families.

WHERE:

Nairobi, Kenya

 

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On The Go Bundle by Quirky

WHO:

Communities benefiting from the American Cancer Society.

WHAT:

20% of each purchase is donated directly to the American Cancer Society to helpcancer initiatives in the U.S.

HOW:

Provides health care, support, preventative care, research funding and myriad other resources in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

WHERE:

New York, New York

 

Learn Quirky’s Story

 

Eco Leather Bike Bag by UNA Fashion

WHO:

Artisan community in Kolkata, India.

WHAT:

Creates sustainable job opportunities and empowers female artisans to become community leaders.

HOW:

Through fair trade practices and working with organizations that exceed fair trade standards, UNA brings artisans to the global market.

WHERE:

Kolkata, India

 

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Ikat Weekender Bag by Rising Tide Fair Trade

WHO:

Artisans and women in developing nations.

WHAT:

Creates sustainable job opportunities and empowers female artisans to become community leaders.

HOW:

Through fair trade practices and working with nonprofit organizations such as SASHA to provide education and skill training, Rising Tide Fair Trade supports artisans and women in developing nations.

WHERE:

Odisha, India

 

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iPad Case by Stone + Cloth

WHO:

School-aged children in Tanzania, Africa.

WHAT:

Provides scholarships to Tanzanian students for a quality education.

HOW:

With every bag sold, Stone + Cloth reinvests profits to provide deserving children with scholarships that allow them to pursue an education without financial burden to themselves or their families.

WHERE:

Moshi, Tanzania

 

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Pelican Bless Scarf by nakedheel

WHO:

Aquatic birds affected by oil spills globally.

WHAT:

Provides care and rehabilitation for aquatic birds after oil spills.

HOW:

5% of profits are donated to International Bird Rescue to fund the organization’s efforts to respond to oil spills globally, rehabilitate aquatic birds and continued research and education efforts.

WHERE:

Los Angeles, California

 

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Frontier Clutch by Red Earth Trading Company

WHO:

Ugandan leather workers Tom and Matua and developing communities in Eastern Africa.

WHAT:

Provides sustainable job opportunities for artists and funding for community development projects.

HOW:

By working directly with each artist to develop every item as well as donating all profits from each sale to Know Think Act to continue community development efforts on the ground.

WHERE:

Kampala, Uganda

 

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The WHOLE Scarf Series by Rubina

WHO:

The Khatri family in Badhli, India.

WHAT:

Creates sustainable job opportunities for the Khatri family through steady work and access to a global market.

HOW:

Through fair trade practices and providing access to the global market, Rubina partners with the Khatri family and NorBlack NorWhite to support and empower artisans.

WHERE:

Badhli, India

 

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BirdProject Soap Lovebirds edition by Matter Inc.

WHO:

Animals impacted by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

WHAT:

Supports environmental preservation of animals in the Gulf Coast affected by the BP oil spill.

HOW:

Through reinvesting 50% of profits to organizations that help clean and preserve the coast and its wildlife, BirdProject uses business to initiate social change.

WHERE:

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Learn Matter’s Story

Bole Collection Scarf by Connected in Hope

WHO:

Female artisans of the Former Fuel Wood Carriers Association.

WHAT:

Creates sustainable job opportunities, work-life balance and support for female weavers and their families in Ethiopia.Through fair trade practices and reinvesting profits into the women and programs that directly benefit their community, Connected In Hope is dedicated to creating sustainable change with a holistic approach.

HOW:

Through reinvesting 50% of profits to organizations that help clean and preserve the coast and its wildlife, BirdProject uses business to initiate social change.

WHERE:

Entoto, Ethiopia

 

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Shake Tote Bag by Quirky

WHO:

Communities benefiting from the American Cancer Society.

WHAT:

20% of each purchase is donated directly to the American Cancer Society to helpcancer initiatives in the U.S.

HOW:

Provides health care, support, preventative care, research funding and myriad other resources in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

WHERE:

New York, New York

 

Learn Quirky’s Story

Brass Bracelet by The Brave Collection

WHO:

Female artisans who are survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia.

WHAT:

Creates sustainable job opportunities for women in Cambodia.

HOW:

By raising awareness in the global market, reinvesting profits to the Somaly Mam Foundation and providing fair wages and healthcare, The Brave Collection empowers survivors of human trafficking.

WHERE:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

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