Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a special someone? What if you could find a unique, well-made gift from a company that gives to charity with each purchase? Now that’s a gift you can feel good about giving!

Deep Sea Sand art

This amazing desk accessory is sold by Uncommon Goods. When you rotate the glass ring, light, dark and glittery sand drifts to form a new picture each time. This is both fun and relaxing. Handmade in Austria. Uncommon Goods Company not only practices sustainability, but through their Better to Give program, customers can choose a charity to whom one dollar from every order is donated.

Glassybaby votives

Each vibrant-colored votive and drinker from Glassybaby is hand-blown in hot shops in Berkeley and Seattle. And 10% of every sale is given to help people, animals and the planet heal (to organizations like children’s hospitals, elephant sanctuaries and biodiversity initiatives). They give about $2 million dollars a year, making this a gift you can feel good about giving.

Hand-knit dolls and animals

For a sweet kid Valentine Day gift with no added sugar, Cuddle+Kind makes heirloom quality dolls. Choose from a variety of animal friends or even three different mermaids. These dolls are handmade in Peru by artisans who earn a sustainable, fair-trade income. Each doll bought provides 10 meals to children in need through Cuddle+Kind’s giving partners.

Rescue dog notecards

When two photographers decided to help out at a local shelter by taking pictures of dogs in need of homes, they fell in love with helping these “underdogs.” Their website offers products with pictures of rescue dogs along with other dog-related gifts. Purchases from the website fund their continued efforts to help shelter dogs, and 5% goes to animal welfare charities.

Lush charity pot

Called the philanthropic skin softener, this body lotion is made from ingredients sourced from Sustainable Lush Fund projects that support regenerative agriculture around the world. Best of all, 100% of the profits go to grassroots organizations working in human rights, animal welfare and environmental protection.

jcoco chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Woman-owned jcoco chocolates’ Prism Gift Box contains 10 one-ounce bars in a variety of flavors like Orange Blossom Espresso and Black Fig Pistachio – yum! You can specify preferences like vegan, gluten-free or nut-free. 10% of net profits go to local food bank partners.

Bombas socks

These socks are engineered for comfort, from hand-linked stitching to a more comfortable seam across the toes to a honeycomb weave that helps the sock hug the mid-foot instead of sagging. The company’s logo is “Bee Better,” and they donate a pair of socks to someone in need for every pair purchased.

Soma glass water bottles

These glass water bottles are made of shatterproof glass and come with a protective sleeve in a variety of colors. The lid is made of natural bamboo and the bottle is made to fit into standard cup holders. For each water bottle purchased, Soma donates to charities who provide access to clean water for people in need.

This Valentine’s Day as you consider who and how to gift, be sure to think about these great options. These are gifts that keep on giving!