The TIG · Dec 12, 2016

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

The holiday season, more than ever, makes us remember all of those things in our lives for which we are endlessly grateful. And as we all know, there’s nothing that warms the heart more than being able to pass that generosity along to others. So in the spirit of giving, here are some gifts that will benefit not only your loved ones, but some amazing causes as well. With everything from animal adoption, to solar power, to disease prevention, these goodies are sure to hit every person (and cause) on your list. Happy giving!

The LA Bliss Los Angeles Gift Box

This adorable Los Angeles-based company has a line of curated gift boxes that are sure to delight any California dreamer. With all of their products made by hand in Los Angeles, you have the comfort of knowing your money will be going back to individual artisans and supporting the local economy.

Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Leashes

We first introduced you to this socially-minded pet goods company over the summer, and now it’s time to get your friends on the hook, too! Encouraging all of their cutomers to #adoptdontshop and supporting local animal shelters, Found My Animal makes you both feel good and look good with their line of stylishly colorful ombré leash designs.

The Neshama Project Meraki Necklace Soul Sister Earrings

Founded by a fellow yogi, this boutique jewelry line donates a percentage of all proceeds to Innovation Africa, a non-profit that seeks to expand solar power, clean water, and agricultural technology to rural villages on the continent. We love the delicacy and uniqueness of thier designs, and with many pieces handmade in California, you can be sure that you’re getting a quality product in addition to supporting a worthy cause.

Thistle Farms Holiday Gift Set

This company based out of Nashville, TN produces a remarkably wide range of bath and body products handmade by women who are the survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Providing residential rehabilitative care and an education program, this remarkable company hires its own graduates who then make these premium, natural products. If that’s not karmic magic, we don’t know what is.

Conscious Step Crew Socks

These comfy socks make you feel like every step you’re taking is a stride in the right direction. Each sock design is aimed towards benefiting a particular cause (like HIV treatment or hunger prevention), so you can shop for your loved one in a way that matters most. They’re ethically made, cute as a button, and perfect for those cozy winter nights.

Starling Vanilla Hemlock & Juniper Saffron Candles

Aside from smelling heavenly and being hand-poured right in Brooklyn, NY, these chic candles are also looking to light up the world. So far their founder has raised over $100,000 for the development of solar power systems in Chad. (Not too shabby, huh?) Named after the small birds that can be found flying in huge flocks, this company inspires us to be a part of something greater this season, too. Images via:, The LA Bliss, Found My Animal, The Neshama Project, Thistle Farms, Conscious Step, Starling

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