Christmas Gifts that Give Back (Under $30!)

My love language is gifts. I love everything about them. Giving as well as receiving. But I especially love giving. When the holidays roll around, I have much of my shopping already done. I don’t wait until the last minute and rush out to buy gifts. I don’t like purchasing without thought, and when rushed, that ends up happening sometimes. Rather, I always keep my eyes open. And when I see something that reminds me of someone or that I know one of my loved ones would love or appreciate, I buy and stash it. The difficult part for me is stashing… and admittedly, I often to “just because” or “early Christmas presents” because I just get too excited.

For the gifts that I still need to purchase closer to the holidays, I love to seek out options that are connected with charitable organizations. There are thousands and thousands of things to buy out there, but to buy a gift that also gives back… that is special, and a real embodiment of the spirit of the season.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite options that are all UNDER $30!! I’m going to list my top 5, how each one gives back, and the link to purchase. I do hope that you enjoy and consider supporting these amazing causes.


  1. Lush “Charity Pot: Body Lotion”

    • $27.50 for 8.4oz pot of vegan, fair-trade lotion.
    • 100% of the purchase price is donated to small, grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.
    • Purchase hereimg_7760
  2.  Feed Projects “Elephant Pouch”

    • $25 for this graphic Elephant Pouch with leather zipper detailing
    • Each pouch provides 25 school meals to children in need around the world.
    • Purchase hereimg_7762
  3. Life Straw “Personal Water Filter”

    • $19.99 (currently marked down from $24.95)
    • For every LifeStraw product sold, a child in a developing country receives clean, safe drinking water for an entire school year.
    • Purchase hereimg_7763
  4. Akola Project “Single Paper Bracelet”

    • $18 each; variety of colors
    • 100% of each purchase supports employment, training, holistic programs, and the construction of training centers and water wells in impoverished communities around the world.
    • Purchase hereimg_7766
  5. TOMS “3 Pack Cable Knit Ankle Socks”

    • $28 for a pack of 3 (available in women’s and men’s sizing)
    • For every pack of socks sold, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
    • Purchase hereimg_7771

Happy shopping!

xo Kristin

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