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Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide

Spread some extra joy this holiday season by giving gifts that give back! I've done the legwork for you and put together this gift guide of products that are not only made ethically and responsibly, but also support amazing organizations, so you can find a meaningful present for everyone on your list! 


A bag they’ll add to their shopping & day trip essentials! This super cute reusable tote is available with all kinds of fun places, words and sayings printed on it, so you can personalize it for the recipient. Plus it’ll help avoid those pesky single-use plastic ones on grocery or farmers market trips. Paired with this great smelling candle, it makes the perfect little gift set! The Little Market is a non-profit that offers products made by and in support of artisans around the world with limited access to markets due to their remote locations, their small-scale production, or their lack of technical support.


This gift will leave the recipients skin feeling, smelling and looking ahhh-mazing, all while having a clean conscience too! For each of these soap and body lotion sets purchased, Hand In Hand donates three bars of soap + three months of clean water to a child in need. Their products are also vegan, cruelty free and don’t use ingredients like palm oil that are harmful to the environment!

Conscious Step Socks

Warm their feet and their heart! You can never go wrong with gifting socks, it's a gift that everyone will use, and these ones by Conscious Step have an added benefit - they support and protect our oceans! If these aren’t your style, they have tons of designs available, all supporting different causes, from planting trees to animal rescue to breast cancer research and prevention.

Cuddle + Kind Handmade Dolls

Spread smiles to the little ones in your life and around the world! These adorable hand knit dolls are made using sustainable, fair trade practices with hypoallergenic materials. They have so many options to choose from, like Avery the lamb, Hudson the polar bear, and even Isla the mermaid! Each doll comes with a cute little backstory, and helps provide 10 meals to children in need in North America and around the world.

Live Vessel Ceramic Travel Mug


Save the bees while getting your caffeine buzz! These gorgeous travel mugs from Live Vessel are handmade from ceramic (no plastic, lead or metal) and can purify water instantly! The mugs are also perfect for teas, coffees and juices since they're leak-proof for easy travel, and can keep contents hot or cold for up to an hour. A percentage of profits from Live Vessel purchases go to The Honey Bee Conservancy, which is working to combat the huge losses in bee populations over the recent years!

Clam & Clasp Seashell Necklace


Give a little piece of the sea, and help protect it too! Clam & Clasp handcrafted seashell jewelry is made with 14K gold-plated, sustainably collected seashells. Each piece is unique, and you can even pick the perfect one-of-a-kind shell color for the one-of-a-kind person in your life. Our jewelry makes a perfect gift for ocean lovers, who will be happy to know that 20% of proceeds are donated to non-profits focused on ocean conservation and planet health. 

Hopefully this gift guide inspired you to support those in need while giving to the ones you love this holiday season. I know I'm definitely adding all of these items to my wish list, and will be gifting a few too!

- Janell, Founder of Clam & Clasp

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