brands that give back to charity
It’s almost gifting season! But for many of us, the thought of spending half our salary on items that our family and friends might never use (or even like in January), can leave a feeling of “awkwardness.” in the stomach – this is where these charities gifts and cards come in.
Each of the brands or products below is linked to a worthy charity, or has made a deserving positive impact pledge, which means that if you buy something from this roundup, you will be contributing to a cause as well. fantastic in the process. And really, what could be more demonstrable of the Christmas spirit than that and giving a little light to someone in need?
Whether it’s fashion, tech, alcohol, a cute Christmas card or anything else, these are our top picks of items that will see some of the proceeds going to charity. .and hey, if you’re just in the mood for something nice and looking for a reason to justify it, that works too!
Good expenses (without guilt) for all:
1) Memories On Record T-shirt by This Is Dementia
Designed by a former Burberry staff member, the ‘Memories on Record’ t-shirt alludes to the power of music for people with dementia (while looking cool in the process). Best of all, 100% of every sale goes straight to Dementia UK (like everything else on the This Is Dementia site). They also have some great tote bags if that’s more your … bag?
2) Lambswool blanket from Tartan Blanket Co
Not only is it buttery soft, but this durable lambswool blanket is perfect for a) throwing on the bed and instantly creating a Pinterest-worthy space and b) wrapping your entire body while watching all of the movies from Christmas known to man. The Tartan Blanket Co also donates 2% of every purchase to humanitarian and environmental charities (last year they pledged £ 60,000 to various organizations including Cool Earth, The Trussell Trust and the NAACP). We love to see it.
3) Scrunchies from The Silk Collection
London-based luxury lifestyle brand, The Silk Collection, pledges 10% of every sale to Mind, which provides free mental health information and support to those in need. We love these silk scrunchies, which will reduce breakage and keep your hair happy too.
4) Redbreast Whiskey
The Irish whiskey brand has once again partnered with BirdLife International to create the perfect gift for any whiskey fan (and one that will also help protect the UK’s birds and delicate ecosystems). The limited edition, featuring a copper case that can be reused as a bird feeder later, is expected to raise almost £ 60,000 for the charity in total.
5) Bombas socks
The Essentials Bombas brand operates a ‘buy one, we’ll give one’ philosophy and so far have donated over 50 million items to various homeless shelters. In the UK, they partnered with St Mungo’s, a leading homeless charity with national influence.
6) MS Trust Christmas Cards
This glowing tree design warms our hearts and gives us all the festive feel. You can pick up a 10 pack for just £ 4.50 and help support the MS Trust’s vital work in multiple sclerosis research and provide support to people with the disease.
7) Beder’s Cookbook
Suicide prevention charity Beder (named after Beder Mirjan, who sadly unexpectedly committed suicide in 2017, prompting loved ones to start the organization in his memory), has produced the most beautiful book. It’s packed with thoughtful recipes and anecdotes from celebrity chefs (such as Gordon Ramsay and Yotam Ottolenghi), bloggers, nutritionists, and advocates – all of whom share their personal mental health stories and tips, plus delicious recipes.
8) House of Marley Platinum
Created in collaboration with the legendary Bob Marley family, every technology sold by House of Marley makes it possible to plant a tree by One Tree Planted. They also make great headphones, if this as durable as it gets record turner didn’t call your name (which we’d find surprising).
9) Oxfam Charity Gift Card
Oxfam sells a wide variety of charity gift cards, which explain where your money really goes – the ‘Heroic Bee’ card funds the charity’s efforts to train farmers in beekeeping (we all know how much our little ones vibrant friends are important to, well, the whole world) and composting, helping them grow more crops and therefore earn more money to support their families.
10) Royal British Legion Christmas Cards
These Peaceful Cards are 100% recyclable and all proceeds go to the Royal British Legion (like everything else sold on the association’s Poppy Shop), who work hard to support the Armed Forces community (regardless of whether they are currently in service or veterans).
11) Charms by Recognized
Known on the site as “Popons”, all proceeds from these pendants (suitable for bracelets or necklaces) go directly to charities supporting people with cancer: Look Good Feel Better and Maggie’s. Also recognized has Popons for supporting mental health, motherhood, the COVID-19 effort, solidarity and for helping end modern slavery
12) Candle by Mallows Beauty
Showcasing three festive and warm flavors, these Mallows Beauty candles (along with all of their other merchandise, including some pretty amazing bath bombs) is donated 5% to mental health charities. The brand was created by Laura Mallows, who suffers from anxiety, with the goal of empowering consumers and reminding us all of the importance of taking care of yourself.
13) Watches from Nordgreen
Each customer has the opportunity to donate a portion of the money from their purchase to one of the three NGOs that Nordgreen has partnered with (they include Cool Earth, which protects the rainforest, Pratham UK which educates children in India and Water For Good, which provides clean water in the Central African Republic). In addition, the watch designs are super stylish and Scandinavian chic.
14) TOMS shoes
As a brand, TOMS strongly believes in the importance of giving back to local projects – and puts its money where it mouths by donating one-third of all profits to community-driven efforts. After expanding outside of their original sneaker line (you know them!), Shoemakers are now doing everything from those killer ankle boots to plush slippers.
15) Cancer Research Books
The Cancer Research store has a nice collection of wellness-focused books (among many other things) that see 100% of the proceeds going to life-saving research and the care of sick people.
16) Flowerpot by Save The Children
Every product in the Save The Children store (which also sells puzzles, candles and other simple items) sees 100% of every sale helping to change the lives of children around the world. How not to be charmed by this pretty plant pot?
17) Yoga mat by Barnardo’s
All proceeds from any product purchased from Barnardo’s website will be used to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK. We have a particular eye on this organic rubber yoga mat, which also comes with a carry bag.
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