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2018 Gift Guide: Charitable Giving

by Garrett Fleming

2018 Gift Guide: Charitable Giving, Design*Sponge Years ago, registries were used to help kickstart a couple’s life together. They typically didn’t live together before marriage, and they were young. So young, in fact, they didn’t own pots, pans and such. Lately, however, couples are waiting longer and longer to get married, giving them more time to curate all the essentials for adult life. With this shift came changes in what comprises wedding registries. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see charities and goods that give back popping up in registries, and I absolutely LOVE the idea.

This year, why not extend the trend and pepper charitable gifts throughout your Christmas or Hanukkah list? All you have to do is send out an e-blast asking your loved ones to donate to your favorite non-profit organization in lieu of a gift or to only give gifts from brands with a charitable component. To help you get started we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite brands doing good, so scroll down to check them out. Happy Holidays! —Garrett

P.S. Check out the rest of our 2018 Gift Guide series here.

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Through HOLT International, you can help educate at-risk women, gift someone a sewing machine, pay for someone to learn a job skill or even surprise someone with the gift of a wheelchair.

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Each sale of Out of Print’s literary-inspired pennants, totes and pins means a book will be given to a child. | $2 from every purchase of this watch from rumba goes towards the Young Survival Coalition, “the premier organization dedicated to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer.” | A portion of your succulent purchase from Lula’s Garden will be used to bring clean drinking water to those in need.

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Every purchase of MudLOVE pottery gives someone a week of clean drinking water. | Every case of ONEHOPE wine sold gives 12 meals to a hungry child, supports pet adoption, etc.

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Support the National Civil Rights Museum with the purchase of this fair-trade necklace or “Peace on Earth” mug. |  Give the gift of equality with a J.Crew x HRC tee or HRC candle or ornament.

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Found My Animal strives to promote the fostering of abandoned animals through its innovative line of pet leashes. | 20% of Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.’s profits go to animal rescue organizations around the country.

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10% of Bloom & Give’s profits go towards breaking down the barriers standing in the way of girls being educated. | The Charity Arts Project gives 100% of its profits to various UK organizations doing good. | For every one of these Tatty Devine necklaces sold, the company will donate about $3 to the Fawcett Society, an organization that promotes gender equality. | 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these reindeer salt and pepper shakers will be given to Cancer Research UK.

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Comments

  • So, I’ve perused about two dozen Gift Guides this season so far. This is by far the best I’ve come across. Thank you for such a valuable gift giving direction. It’s priceless…as is this site. xo

  • I have a few friends who have recently really gotten into sewing, I love the idea of giving the gift of that skill and joy back to someone who really needs it through HOLT international – thank you!

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