Want to feel extra good about your Christmas shopping? If like me your fed up of giving the same regular items to your loved ones each year, why not send a little donation alongside gifting, with Christmas gifts that give back?
Christmas for most is filled with love and joy, but there is always that gut instinct, that sinking heart feeling that it is not the same for everyone in the world, especially those close to home who may have gone through some life changing circumstances. Spare a thought on Christmas day for those without by giving a bit back.
There are so many wonderful presents to give, here are a few of my favourites that I’m sure you guys will love too.
This snazzy limited edition T-Shirt is designed by one of the best in the business, Vivienne Westwood and modelled by Kate Moss. The ideal gift for the fashion conscious friend who loves eco friendly materials.
The Cool Earth foundation has saved almost a million acres of rainforest and you can help increase that number for just £25.
Here’s a gift idea for the lady who loves luxury fragrances. Revolution De La Fleur brings an escapists floral scent with notes of Madagascan ylang-ylan, Moroccan jasmine and frangipani.
Sana Jardin Paris is a socially conscious, luxury fragrance that uses clean and sustainable perfume as a vehicle for social impact and the economic empowerment of women.
I love a quirky pair of sunglasses and these are a show stopper. The Stella McCartney cat eye sunglasses comes in a shiny transparent pink and would be perfect for the world traveller.
‘A percentage of proceeds from the sale of these sunglasses will be donated to the Stella McCartney Cares foundation, which support leading breast cancer charities around the world’.
Know someone who’s obsessed with luxury scented candles and the English countryside? They’ll love the Iris & Lady Moore Charity candle from Jo Malone.
The candle brings a scent of ‘Noble iris. Powdery and poised. Mingled with the freshness of geranium. Rustling amongst stems of lush vetiver grass’.
‘Jo Malone donates around 75% of the retail price to support individuals and families affected by mental ill health through dedicated projects with inspirational charities’.
Spread the word and save lives with this statement breast cancer awareness ladies high tops.
‘Vans will donate a minimum of $200,000 of its proceeds from the collection to CoppaFeel, a UK-based organization dedicated to educating young people on boob checking, the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and empowering them to speak up when any changes are noticed.’
The perfect gift for that special person who loves a good cuppa followed with an afternoon tea party. The Sara Miller teaspoons feature geese wearing festive hats in support with MacMillan Cancer.
A stylish piece to complement the lady with the best hairstyles dressing room.
‘This limited edition styler features the same technology as the OG but boasts a beautiful design by tattoo artist David Allen. Known for his stunning signature floral designs that have graced the bodies of many brave women who have battled cancer, this Ink On Pink collection helps raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation.’
Support Unicef with this fab gift idea. Each bar of soap helps support 3 children with vitamin A deficiency and helps put a stop to so many going blind.
‘100% profits from the sale of just one soap helps support this vital cause!’
For the gadget lovers, this perfect mini boom device helps support (Product) Red helping to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.
Perfect for every occasion, Marie Curie in collaboration with the Arthouse group have created this beautifully ‘adorned’ mug with a hive of free bees.
‘100% of profits from every product goes towards providing high quality care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes.’
A perfect gift that goes a long way the Lush Charity Pot makes your skin smooth and lasts a long time. Best of all Lush donates ‘100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small, grassroots organisations that could use the helping hand to continue the incredible work that they do.’
If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts that give back, be sure to check out the gifts listed above.