Little Gifts With Big Impacts
We've rounded up our favorite gifts under $50 from companies who incorporate fair-trade, ethical and give-back initiatives into their business models, making gift giving even more meaningful. We also love that each little gift makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Happy giving!
1. Zebrawood Black Onyx Bracelet | Original Grain
This men's and women's accessories brand was started by two brothers who wanted to capture their love for the Pacific Northwest. Their pieces are handcrafted using sustainable wood and metal to make timeless accessories and for every item sold, a new tree is planted in developing communities in Senegal. We love their beautiful bracelets perfect for a loved one passionate about nature preservation.
Shop | $45
2. Joshua Tree National Park Desert Campfire Candle | Parks Project
This candle is the perfect gift for the National Park aficionado in your life! Not only does Park Project create awesome clothing and accessories that honor various national parks around the United States, they also work to preserve the land within them. This soy candle specifically supports Joshua Tree National Park's native plant nursery—with every 5 Joshua Tree products sold, they plant 2 additional native plant species in the park .
Shop | $34
3. Sisters Mini Set | Sisters Body
Rooted in sisterhood, this nontoxic hair and skincare line was created by 3 sisters who donate 40% of their profits to organizations that support women's health. This sweet gift encourages using clean beauty also helps give back to the community.
Shop | $26
4. Amenia Alabaster Plate | Baladi Home
These handcrafted, decorative plates are made from Alabaster stone that has been marbled from thousands of years of water running over the surface. Working with Artisans in Egypt, Baladi Home reinvests proceeds back into their artisan partner's communities with a focus of helping women artisans strengthen their independence and artistic craft.
Shop | $31
5. Dog Lover Pouch | The Tote Project
Perfect for the dog lover in your life, this pouch is 100% organic cotton and is handmade by women who have made the choice to escape sex trafficking. 10% of the gross profits go to the non-profit Two Wings that offers life coaching to empower survivors and at-risk youth.
Shop | $21
6. Magnesium Arnica Gel | The Lost Explorer
We love this men's skincare company that is working towards investing 100% of their profits into protecting nature while creating clean, nature-infused products. This body gel is made with herbs like black willow bark to help soothe sore muscles.
Shop | $36
7. Sparkle Quarter Socks | Bombas
Did you know that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters? Bombas was created to help make socks more accessible to communities by donating one pair with every pair sold. We love this sparkly pair perfect for the holidays made from glittery cotton yarn.
Shop | $15
8. Full Moon Bath Tea | Moon Bath
We love this "bath tea" that is rooted in the fundamentals of Ayurveda using cool and activating botanicals to soothe the nervous system. These herbs allow for the body to calm and rejuvenate during the full moon cycle. Moon Bath is a member of the non-profit 1% For The Planet contributing at least 1% of their annual revenue to environmental nonprofits.
Shop | $20
9. EcoCafe Coffee + Scoop | Elisha C.
Organically grown by farmers in Haiti, this fair trade coffee is not only award-winning but it also helps restore heavily deforested ecological environments back to good health. We love this gift for any coffee lover in your life with a passion for small batch and family-owned coffee farming.
Shop | $18
10. Lump Of Coal Soap | B.A.R.E Soap
B.A.R.E. is a socially conscious company making all-natural, cruelty-free, handcrafted soaps wrapped in plantable paper. They reinvest 20% of their profits into helping communities in developing countries grow their economy. We love this all-natural bar wrapped in a cheeky "lump of coal" bag for the perfect stocking stuffer.
Shop | $11
11. Travel-Ready Coconut Oil Tube | Conscious Coconut
Coconut Oil is an amazing moisturizer, hair de-frizzer, teeth whitener and makeup remover. This oil is perfect for traveling and is 100% USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, cold pressed and for every product sold, Conscious Coconut donates a meal to a child in-need through the non-profit Feeding America.
Shop | $17
12. Black Pom Beanie | Love Your Melon
Not only is this pom hat the perfect cold weather accessory, but 50% of profits are given to the Love Your Melon Fund that supports the fight against pediatric cancer. Love Your Melon was founded on creating hats to offer therapeutic support to children battling cancer, they also make scarfs and gloves for staying warm during the holidays.
Shop | $45