7 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back


February 7, 2016

Are you looking to really impress your valentine this year? Studies have shown generosity to be an attractive quality to both men and women. Share the love with your valentine and others across the globe with these gifts that give back.

1O07COMBOThe Romantic Necklace – $25 (ONE

Right there in the name, this romantic, handmade necklace (available in cream and mint) adds elegance to any outfit. Produced by 31 Bits, which empowers women to rise above poverty, the bracelets are made from recycled paper by women in Northern Uganda.


rm_xo_500x500_2Valentine’s Day Chocolates – $10-$29 (Every Mother Counts

Your valentine will love this special collection from Rebecca Minkoff x Maggie Louise Confections. When you purchase these stylish chocolates a portion of all proceeds goes to Every Mother Counts.



d4042081-mango-wood-bracelet_2Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – $45 (World Vision

Handcrafted in a creative community on the island of Java in Indonesia, these unique bracelets help provide sustainable income for women who need to care for their children. Giving this gift is a way to honor those who pour their hearts into their craft, and will help meet needs for children, families, and communities who are in need.


Thoa Trieu, 9 yrs. Lao Cai, Vietnam 2014.Education for a Girl – $75 (Save the Children

Providing books, learning materials, and access to an education unlocks endless possibilities for a young girl. You can choose a card to notify your valentine of the special gift you’ve given in their name.



Rnecklaceose Gold Open Leave Pendant – $195 (Shot@Life

This 20k rose gold plated pendant and chain is handmade in Indonesia. Available from Bloom and Grace, which donates a portion of proceeds to Shot@Life (this particular piece provides vaccines for 16 children). Also available in yellow gold, palladium, and brass.


valentinesdaycard-500x500Valentine’s Day Tribute Card – $15 (Fistula Foundation

A personalized tribute is always a sign of love. For a donation of $15 or more, a customized card will be sent directly to someone else on your behalf, and they’ll know your generous and thoughtful gift will help change the lives of women waiting for treatment.


DonateLife-saving Bed Nets – $10 (Nothing But Nets

Send a net, save a life. The gift of a bed net protects a child from contracting malaria. This simple gift makes all the difference in the life of a child and her family.



Take Action Challenge

Show your love by generously giving to your valentine and to those around the world. Something on here for you? Make sure to share this post with your sweetie and drop some pointed hints!

Lead image by Flickr user Stacy

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