June 30, 2017

20 Gifts For Kids That Give Back

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I have always loved the idea of giving gifts that give back. I figured it was time to share all the amazing shops I have found that have great gifts for kids, some of which I have ordered from or have received as gifts. All of these stores will donate a portion of their sales to various charities and organizations.

1) World Wildlife Fund (WWF) - At WWF you can symbolically adopt an animal. Their gifts range from $25 to $100, $55 being the minimum to get a cute stuffed animal. They also have an option to build your own bucket for $75 that comes with a wooden bucket and three stuffed animals of your choice. There is an option to add a fourth stuffed animal for an additional $25. A great gift for the animal lover in your life!

2) Love Your Melon - Love Your Melon is known for their hats as their original program was for every hat bought, they would donate a hat to a child with cancer. Love Your Melon now instead donates 50% of their profit made from product sales to their nonprofit partners. They have also added shirts and other accessories to their site as well, in addition to their hats. However, if you know a child with cancer that does not have a Love Your Melon hat, you can request a free hat here.

3) Cuddle + Kind - Cuddle + Kind sells handmade dolls for ages newborn and up! Prices range from $48 to $68 depending on doll size. Every doll purchased provides 10 meals to children in need. They also have cute prints you can purchase to decorate your nursery or child's room! Each print costs $20 and provides 5 meals.

4) Kohl's Cares - Kohl's Cares donates 100% of their net profit from the sale of their products to children's initiatives nationwide. You can find Kohl's Cares products online or in Kohl's stores, usually by the checkout lane. They have various children books and plush toys for only $5 each!

5) B. Toys - B. Toys donates a portion of their sales to Free the Children, which is used to help improve education and health in developing countries. B. Toys also help protect the planet by using recycled materials in their products. They have tons of toys for children of all ages. You can find B. Toys on Amazon or at Target.

6) Cloud B - SuperMax The Turtle™ - SuperMax The Turtle is the perfect night light for any child! A portion of all sales of this product is donated to the MaxLove Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer.

7) Munchkin's Project Orca - Munchkin recently launched an #OrcasLiveInOceans campaign, where 100% of proceeds from their #OcrasLiveInOceans clothing goes towards building a coastal ocean sanctuary in the U.S. for captive orcas. However, they only have one child's tee available for $20.

8) Box Lunch - For every $10 you spend at BoxLunch stores or on their website, they will donate a meal to someone in need! Box Lunch has a wide range of products for all ages so you will have no problem finding the perfect gift!

9) Pura Vida Bracelets - Pura Vida Bracelets have a Charity collection, where they give back to a wide range of causes! Their bracelets are all handmade, so each one is unique, and they are only $5! The style of bracelets is quite simple, so they work great for both girls and boys! I found out about this company from my sister in law and niece, who got me a bracelet that represents Crohn's Disease. They send the bracelets in a cute little pouch. You can see my bracelet and pouch below. Also, another perk is all purchases support Costa Rican Artisans!

My Pura Vida bracelet that shows support for Crohn's Disease.
10) Toms - Toms shoes have a one for one program, so everytime you buy a Toms product, you are helping a person in need, from providing them with a pair of shoes to a safe birth. They have shoes for all ages, from infant to adult!

11) Better World Books - Every time you purchase a book from Better World Books, they will donate a book to someone in need. They have a ton of children's books, starting at just $4!

12) Roma - Roma has a program called "Give Poverty the Boot." Basically, for every pair of boots sold, a brand new pair of boots is donated to a child in need. Also, 10% of all of Roma's sales go to the Roma Foundation, which provides aid and education to children in poverty. Roma has boots for toddlers and up, starting at just $29.

13) Yoobi - Every time you purchase a Yoobi product, a Yoobi product is donated to a classroom in the United States. This is great for back to school shopping as they have every school supply you could need, but they also have picture frames and art supplies, which would make great gifts for the little artist in your life! You can also find Yoobi products on Amazon.

14) Everything Happy - Everything Happy has a "One to Love, One to Give" mission, which means for every Happy Blankie you purchase from Everything Happy, a second blanket will be given to a child in need. Their cute blankets range from $34 to $96, depending on size.

15) Best Friends - Products you purchase from the Best Friends store goes towards helping animals find safe and loving homes! They have a few baby and kid items, which you can find here, ranging from $16 - $22.

16) Global Goods Partners - All items in the Global Goods Partners store were made by women artisans in over 20 countries! Every purchase you make goes towards supporting these women all over the world. They have a great range of kids items, from clothing to toys.

17) St. Jude Gift Shop - All purchases made at the St. Jude Gift Shop go towards  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They have clothing and toys for kids of all ages!

18) The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy has cute plush animals in their Wildlife collection that you can get when you donate $55 to the animal of your choice, but you can donate as little as $25 to as much as $250 to get a different set of gifts! All donations help protect wildlife and their habitats.

19) Sudara - Every purchase of Punjammies® and Sudara goods helps empower hundreds of women in India to live in freedom from exploitation. They have cute kids clothing for both boys and girls.

20) Project 7 - Project 7 donates a portion of their gum and candy sales to what they believe are the seven areas of need, everything from feeding the hungry to healing the sick. You can read more about the causes they support here. They are known for their odd and fun gum flavors, and what kid doesn't like candy? You can buy Project 7 candy at their online store or on Amazon.

BONUS: Smiles Squared - I added this as a bonus as I do not know of any child that would consider a toothbrush a great gift, but I love what this company is doing! For every toothbrush you purchase on Smiles Squared, they will give a toothbrush to a child in need! They have toothbrushes for both kids and adults, starting at $4.95.

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12 comments:

  1. What a great roundup of gifts that give back! I am sad to admit that I have not heard of most of these. Will definitely keep these in mind next time I purchase a gift for kids!

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  2. Wow! Who knew there were so many options? I have a few Khol's Cares books and now I will definitely be getting more.

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  3. What an amazing list! I would have never thought about some of these. I'm pretty sure my kids wouldn't understand why they couldn't keep the animal we "adopted". LOL

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    1. haha, yeah that could be tricky, but the can get a stuffed version!

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  4. This is a great post and list. I haven't heard of the majority of these. Thanks!

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  5. I've been looking into doing the WWF one. It hits close to home. I just want to wait a little so my son can get it.

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  6. I really like Smiled Squared. I tell my kids all the time to appreciate their bi-annual trips to the dentist and the braces they have bc some kids just don't have access to basic dental care, including toothbrushes!

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  7. Such an awesome list! Thanks for pulling this together. I never would have thought of so many of these!

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  8. These are all fantastic ideas! I love shopping for my kids at Boxed Lunch because of how much they donate :) Shell

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  9. Awesome list! I was thinking about getting a pair of Toms so when I do I'll be sure to check out their link!

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