If you are anything like me, then you are already scrambling to find those perfect gifts for your loved ones this season. What if I told you that you could buy great gifts for your friends and family, whilst also giving a gift to someone in need? Yes, it is possible. You can still buy mom those trendy new shoes, or give dad some awesome new camping gear, all while helping your fellow humans. After all, ‘tis the season for giving and goodwill.
1. Amazon Smile
Yes, you read that right. You can shop at Amazon and still give to someone in need. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to a charity of your choice. Imagine if everyone did their holiday shopping through Amazon Smile!
Do you have someone in your life who loves camping or hunting? Then there’s no better gift this season than Lifestraw. Lifestraw is a revolutionary new filtration device that allows you to drink directly from natural sources of water such as lakes and ponds, by removing 99% of bacteria. When you buy a LifeStraw, you not only give a great gift to someone in your life, you help give the gift of clean water to a child in a third world country.
For every pair sold, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to child in need. With a selection of styles from simple to trendy, TOMS are the guaranteed perfect gift for the hipster or fashionista in your life. Give the gift of fashion to a friend, and the gift of footwear to a child this season.
Anyone who says they have never been gifted a pair of socks for Christmas is lying. They aren’t always glamorous, but they are practical, necessary, and make excellent stocking stuffers. If you’re going to gift socks to someone this season, you should buy them from Bombas. Ranging from adult to kid sizes, for every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair of socks to a child in need.
5. Best Friends
When you buy for your fur babies this season, be sure to buy from bestfriends.org. By doing so, you will not only be able to purchase a great gift from their variety of products for your furry friends, you will also support their mission of rescuing animals in need and helping them find their forever families. Give the gift of a home to an animal in need this season.