Holiday gift guide: 11 ways to give while giving back

All of these gifts are adorable and give to charity.

All of these gifts are adorable and give to charity.

‘Tis the season of giving, and some of the best gifts we have found have the ability to help others along the way like these. That’s why, with that giving spirit in mind, we decided to round up a list of adorable and stylish gifts you can buy where a portion of the proceeds go to charity.

Check them out below.

1. Neiman Marcus – The Limited Editor #NM Beauty Shopping Bag Palette, $48

How great is this makeup kit?Neiman Marcus

How great is this makeup kit?

This limited edition palette, also designed to look like your favorite shopping bag, features 25 eyeshadows on top while the highlighters, bronzers, and blushes slide out from underneath. This kit is perfect for the holidays and by buying this gift at Neiman Marcus, the retailer is donating 10% of their proceeds to benefit youth arts education. Looking good while doing good! Neiman Marcus actually has a whole range of gifts that give back.

2. #VanessasSQUAD Grey Quartz with Rose Gold Lotus Pendant Bracelet, $40

This bracelet looks good and does good.Oriana

This bracelet looks good and does good.

This beautiful bracelet was designed by New Jersey jewelry designer Oriana Lamarca for Vanessa Merenda to signify Vanessa’s strength and courage while she fights her battle with brain cancer. The grey quartz represents Brain Cancer Awareness along with the lotus, which symbolizes new beginnings. The bracelet is trendy and can go with any outfit all while the proceeds go directly toward the American Brain Tumor Association.

3. The Body Shop Shea Premium Selection Gift Set, $30

Smell good and feel good about this gift.The Body Shop

Smell good and feel good about this gift.

Lotion is always the best gift to give while it’s dry out during those winter months. This set has the secret ingredient of creamy Community Trade shea butter made by women in northern Ghana in five different ways. When you buy the set, part of the proceeds from each set goes back to Africa helping to provide better medical care, education to the women’s communities, and better housing opportunities.

4. TRAVELER by TOMS Sunglasses, $78

This gift is not shady at all.Toms

This gift is not shady at all.

These funky shades are trendy and come in a wide array of colors and patterns. Perfect to wear on a vacation or just on a sunny day. When you buy a pair, Toms will supply a full eye exam for a person in need.

5. STATE Bags Mini Backpack, $45

This gift is practical and helps out a good cause.State Bags

This gift is practical and helps out a good cause.

This cute little backpack features a main storage compartment, zippered front pocket, and Velcro side pockets. It’s great for a weekend getaway or running around town. For each one sold, they hand deliver a STATE bag packed with essential tools for success to an American child in need.

6. Starling Candles in Vanilla & Hemlock and Juniper & Saffron, $55

Bring a little light to this world.Starling

Bring a little light to this world.

Candles are perfect for the holidays. By buying this gift, you’ll also help provide sustainable solar energy to disadvantaged communities around the world.

7. Organic Cream Sherpa Bear, $45

How could you not want to buy this?Bears For Humanity

How could you not want to buy this?

This huggable and soft teddy bear is made from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton – there are no harmful plastics, chemicals, or dyes. There are also smaller teddy bears to choose from as well as different colors. For every bear purchased, they donate a bear to a child in need.

8. Azteca Athletic Capris, $49.95

Get in shape while giving back.Azteca Athletic

Get in shape while giving back.

Give Activewear is a new women’s activewear brand that is focused on global health and ending world hunger. You can buy all types of clothing – leggings, shirts, sports bras but these particular leggings are made from their softest, premium fabric and keeps you comfortable throughout any workout. These leggings provide 16 life-saving meals to a severely malnourished child.

9. MIZU Water Bottle, $22

Help others get the clean water they deserve.Mizu

Help others get the clean water they deserve.

Whether you’re hiking, running, spinning, or just walking around town, this water bottle will sure come in handy. It is 100% reusable and recyclable and the nonprofit charity focuses on bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100% of the profits fund their operating costs and help them grow.

10. Mulberry Silk Eyemask, $30

Sleep well knowing you've done good.The Ethical Silk Company

Sleep well knowing you’ve done good.

Enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep with this silk eye mask. It is 100% eco-friendly with organic cotton filling for extra padded comfort – perfect for on the road or at home. Each mask comes in an eco-friendly mulberry silk drawstring bag. Five percent of proceeds go to the Jeevan Jyothi AIDS Centre in Theni and Focus Ireland, a charity that works to prevent people from becoming homeless.

11. Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Trunk Handbag, $52

This Harry Potter handbag is the perfect gift.Box Lunch

This Harry Potter handbag is the perfect gift.

BoxLunch is a smartly curated novelty gift shop that just opened its second New Jersey storefront on at the Freehold Raceway Mall in Monmouth County. The products are based in pop culture and have a charitable mission: for every $10 you spend, Box Lunch will help provide a healthy meal for a person in need. One of those items you can drop some cash on is this awesome Harry Potter handbag. It features gold tone hardware, a Platform 9 3/4″ luggage tag, and the Hogwarts crest.

More: See our gift guides to make sure you have something for everyone on your list.