9 Last-Minute Gifts That Give Back

Calling all procrastinators who still need to do their holiday shopping. If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas that virtually no one can be upset about, try a gift that also does good. Here are some of our favorite brands and non-profits we encourage you to support this holiday season.


Backpack from STATE Bags

Who you’re helping: Children in NYC


How it gives back: STATE was founded by a Brooklyn-based husband and wife team in 2009 after seeing countless kids in their city going to school, carrying their belongings in ripped trash bags. With every purchase, STATE promises to deliver much-needed supplies, such as backpacks, to the children of NYC as well as tools to help them reach their fullest potential.

Shop bags here


Watch Band From Barton Watch Bands

Who you’re helping: African communities in need of clean water


How it gives back: Every two bands sold goes to provide an individual with clean water for life through the non-profit Well Aware. Well Aware’s mission is provide clean water to people in need through water wells that last. Currently 60% of water wells in Africa do not work – Well Aware has made it their mission to install wells that function correctly, and to also stay connected to those communities to maintain their water sources.

Shop the band here


Hat from Love Your Melon

Who you’re helping: children battling cancer


How it gives back: Love Your Melon donates 50% of all profits to various partners in the field of pediatric oncology, cancer research initiatives and support for families of children battling cancer.


Tote Bag From Clare V.

Who you’re helping: at-risk pregnant women


How it gives back: 100% of proceeds from purchasing this bag go to support Every Mother Counts – an organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns with the mission to end all preventable deaths of mothers due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Shop tote here



Cheeky Knickers from Naja

Who you’re helping: single, unemployed mothers



How it gives back: Naja has made it their mission to define the way lingerie is marketed towards women, all while supporting and employing women along the way. Their factories in employ mainly single mothers, where they’re paid fair wages and receive health benefits – something unheard of for most of them. Naja has also made it a part of their mission to reduce their environmental footprint.

Shop lingerie here


Necklace From The Giving Keys

Who you’re helping: homeless communities


How it gives back: We love everything about the concept and mission behind Giving Keys. Each key is hand stamped with an encouraging word or message, with the idea being that you’ll eventually pass off your necklace to a friend in need. The company also employs people transitioning out of homelessness.

Shop jewelry here


Tee from Sevenly

Who you’re helping: an organization of your choice


How it gives back: Sevenly supports dozens of causes through gorgeously designed shirts and other products. You can shop by product or by cause.

Shop Tees here


Anything From the Lala Shop

Who you’re helping: college-aged female entrepreneurs


How it gives back: 10% of every purchase from the Lala Shop goes towards the Lala Fund – a fund dedicated to investing in college women’s entrepreneurial ideas with a deeper mission to bridge the gender gap in the startup and VC world.

Shop items here


Donation through Small Token App

Who you’re helping: virtually any non-profit you choose


How it gives back: Skip the physical gift and make a donation in someone’s name to a cause near and dear to their hearts. The app Small Token makes it so simple.

Download the app here


Find more last minute gifts here for that one person who has everything.


Molly Longest

Co-founder, Creative Director Her heart belongs to: leather jackets, live music, Moscow Mules and getting that perfect picture Her guilty pleasures: frequenting the taco truck down the street a minimum of two times a week and talking to strangers' dogs in Central Park

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