Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to celebrate and support causes that are close to you. As with every year, it also falls right in the middle of a time when we’re all on the hunt for the perfect gift for everyone on our lists. We rounded up a collection of amazing gifts that give back, combining both the festive season and this important day of supporting worthy causes. From gin that helps support the welfare of elephants to beauty sets that help protect oceans, read on to find the perfect item for everyone on your list.
A wilderness-inspired candle
Made with vegetable wax poured into a recyclable glass container, Lumira‘s candles make beautiful, sustainable gifts. One in particular, the Wilderness candle, has the added benefit of helping to protect the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Proceeds from sales of the Wilderness candle, which smells like berry, pine and cedar, go towards the work the Botanic Garden does to protect the natural environment.
A scarf designed by a young artist
Each Lalela Scarf features work from a young artist participating in one of the brand’s many programs designed to nurture their imaginations. Along with that, 100% of the proceeds from every scarf sold goes right back into Lalela’s programs that harness the power of an arts education.
A beauty gift set
If you have a skincare fiend on your list, beauty sets are a great way to go. Biotherm‘s sets have a variety of their best-selling products loaded with their sustainably-sourced and effective ingredients, all packaged in festive boxes. No matter which set you choose, 100% of the proceeds from it will go towards supporting the Tara Ocean Foundation, which works to protect ocean habitats.
With social responsibility at its heart, Elephant Gin makes their premium gin from sustainably-sourced ingredients, packages it in recyclable glass and supports communities in Kenya along the way. In addition to production, they also donate 15% of their profits to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a conservation organisation that preserves and protects wildlife in Africa.
14K gold earrings
Made with consciously-sourced diamonds and gold, every piece of jewellery from KBH Jewels would make a lovely gift. Their Mini Leaf Studs make a particularly great choice, because 20% of the proceeds from their sale go to Baby2Baby, a charity that provides diapers, clothing and other necessitates to children living in poverty.
A skincare travel set
One Ocean Beauty sources the best natural and synthetic ingredients to formulate their marine-inspired products, and they have a convenient travel-ready set ideal for the skincare lover whose always on the go, called the Marine Mini Travel System. Aside from highly effective products, the brand is also committed to donation $250,000 to Oceana, an organisation that advocates for and protects the health of oceans.
Wine and honey
Chêne Bleu, a vineyard in France, produces both wine and honey and takes steps to preserve the ecosystem they operate in. The bees who call their vineyard home are their main focus, and when you donate to their bee project, they’ll send you both wine and honey, both of which make perfect gifts.
A nourishing moisturiser
Combining a highly-effective formula free from parabens, sulfates, silicones and fillers (to name just a few) with a beautiful, sustainably-sourced wooden package is Albiva‘s ECM Advanced Repair Nourish & Heal Moisturiser. It’s ideal for all complexions, and Albiva donates a portion of their proceeds to various charities, like Shout, a mental health charity, and The Connection, a charity that helps the homeless.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis