10 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

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holiday giftThis year, whether you’re shopping for employees, sales performers or customers, consider giving a holiday gift that gives back to charity.

The following 10 holiday gifts were curated by our editors for their charitable mission. Follow the links to the sources and you’ll find dozens of other ideas, too.

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Leather Business Set

This distinctive leather set, which includes a wallet, gadget bag, refillable journal and passport holds, is crafted from sustainably sourced Haitian leather and upcycled inner tube accents. This set is available in black, chocolate brown and ginger, and may be customized with your logo or message. Peace by Piece offers gorgeous gift items, all of which are created by underserved communities—mostly by women who have been impacted by famine, incarceration, sex trafficking and more.

Charcuterie Board

Each handcrafted oak charcuterie board from WouldWorks is hand crafted by artisans who have experienced homelessness or extreme poverty in Los Angeles, and received training in the craft of woodworking—and fair wages for their work. Source: Real Simple

TisBest Charity Gift Card

A TisBest Charity Gift Card allows the recipient to donate the card’s value to any cause or charity of their choice (among 1.5 million registered U.S. charities). There’s also a list of about 20 Ukrainian charities. The cards are customizable to make your gift unique, and TisBest can print and send biodegradable plastic cards or email an e-gift card, and 100% of the value donated to the selected charities. Source: Reader’s Digest

Joyful Heart Wines

Founded by actress Chrissy Metz. A portion of every bottle of Joyful Heart is donated to World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in the wake of natural disasters. Source: Reader’s Digest

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Holiday Sweets Gift Basket

This assortment of mouth-watering cookies and shortbread, wholesome dried fruit and nuts, heavenly toffee, chocolate espresso beans and rich chocolate treats by Packed With Purpose will envelop them in gratefulness with every bite. The perfect gift to send to a special client, this delicious arrangement supports Monarch butterfly conservation, ovarian cancer research, job opportunities for chronically unemployed women and much more.

Tinggly Experience

Tinggly allows you to choose from hundreds of experience packages ranging from adrenaline adventures to culinary tastings to getaways in over 100 countries. There’s no expiration date, and with every purchase the company is committed to cleaning 11 pounds of plastic from different places around the world. Source: Woman’s Day

Employee and Customer Holiday Gifts That Give Back: Succulent Garden

A portion of the proceeds from these hand-selected Lula’s Garden succulents benefit organizations that support access to safe water. They come in a carefully designed planter gift box and include a water dropper, making a plant parent’s job even easier. Source: Woman’s Day

Employee and Customer Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Pura Vida Bracelets

Pura Vida creates charming, colorful bracelet sets that support various causes, including mental health awareness, environmental causes, and racial justice.

Bombas Socks

Bombas is a comfort-focused sock and apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. One purchased = one donated, always and forever.

Igloo X Parks Cooler

The Parks Project aims to conserve and maintain the beauty of our treasured parks and forests, one trendy product at a time. This cooler features fun park-themed stickers to make your happy camper or picnicker even happier. It helps support National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, which hosts outdoor activities, cultural heritage exercises, and more for children to help them connect with nature. Source: Real Simple

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.