Charitable Shopping: 7 Must-Have Holiday Gifts That Keep Giving


December 7, 2015

We wrote this post with you in mind: our wonderful, and growing community of global moms (and those who love them). A group of parents and supporters with great, big hearts, and who love to give not only to family and friends at this time of year, but also to moms and kids in need.

We have exactly what you need with this list of perfect holiday gifts — all of which benefit women, children, and families around the world. Some are gifts to give to your loved ones, others are gifts given to people you may never meet.

Jingle BanglesFistula Foundation – Jingle Bangles ($65)

“A single bracelet doesn’t jingle,” says an old Congolese proverb. But when you wear this set of three open-ended bangle cuff bracelets in soft gold, silver and copper tone metal, the message about women in need of obstetric fistula treatment will be loud and clear. Each thin bangle is engraved to help you tell the story of the work you support, bearing the words Fistula Foundation, Help Give a Woman a New Life, and A single bracelet doesn’t jingle. Shop more gifts from Fistula Foundation.


EtoileOrnamentsSilverGlitterEvery Mother Counts – Etoile Ornaments in Silver Glitter from DwellStudio, set of 3 ($35)

These sparkling glitter papier maché ornaments were designed by DwellStudio in collaboration with Caribbean Craft in Haiti. Half of the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will directly benefit Every Mother Counts. Also, between now and December 15, BabyCenter will match any charitable contribution to Every Mother Counts, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. Shop more gifts from Every Mother Counts.


World Vision GoatWorld Vision – A Goat for a family ($75)

Yes, a goat! One goat can change everything for a family. A healthy dairy goat can provide up to 16 cups of protein-rich milk per day for growing children. Any extra milk from the goat can be sold by the family to earn money for medicine or other necessities. Shop more gifts from World Vision.


Thoa Trieu, 9 yrs. Lao Cai, Vietnam 2014.

Thoa Trieu, 9 yrs. Lao Cai, Vietnam 2014.

Save the Children –
Educate a Girl ($75)

A great gift for the teen in your life – help them see the gift of their own education by supporting a young girl with books, learning materials, and access to an education. Shop more gifts from Save the Children. Also Johnson & Johnson are matching all gifts to Save the Children up to $300,000 this holiday season!


UNICEF owl ornamentsUNICEF – Christmas Owls Ornaments, set of 6 ($44.99)

This set of owls wearing Santa caps makes for a unique addition to any tree. Made in Peru, the artists engrave dried mate gourds, which vary by size and shape, so expect slight variations in these hand-finished sets. There’s a wonderful range of gifts supporting children most in need around the world. Shop more from UNICEF.


Armadillo Song Necklace ($48)ONE armadillo song necklaces

This multi-strand necklace is made from recycled paper by women in Northern Uganda, and is available in black, orange, and turquoise. Shop more from ONE.


Fair Trade giftsFair Trade USA – PACT Long Sleeve Snapster ($19.99)

Made from super-soft organic and Fair Trade Certified cotton, PACT’s Snapster comes in a variety of ultra-hip designs. Have your young activists show their support for Fair Trade from head to toe. Shop more from Fair Trade USA.


Take Action Challenge

Shop for your loved ones today with these gifts that improve the lives of others around the world, and don’t forget to browse our partners’ sites to see the complete gift collections available. For even more ideas please see our earlier guide here for more gifts from the heart.

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