29 Gifts That Give Back to Make Shopping Even Sweeter

No buyer's remorse here.

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Gifts that contain meaning can be the best kind to buy and receive, whether it be a sentimental photo book, an item that makes your BFF laugh and recall that night, or a gift that gives back to charities and causes. Here we'll talk about the latter. For those who like to do their shopping months in advance, now is a good time to get ahead of the game and get some unique products before they sell out. (If you're not an early bird shopper, just bookmark this page for when you need it.) I rounded up 29 brands, from fashion to home to beauty, that offer not just beautiful items but have a strong mission in making the world a better place. Prepare to be touched by the brand's stories.

Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at Marie Claire, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's now the Senior Commerce Editor at House Beautiful, where she owns coverage on deals and sales across home decor and accessories, in-depth product reviews on furniture and appliances, as well as news around new product launches since 2023. With help from leading designers and tastemakers, Marina spotlights quality products while tracking current design trends, a skill she’s mastered over six years in fashion media. Marina holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stony Brook University, beginning her career in narrative-driven commerce coverage as an editorial assistant at PopSugar.