The average person will spend approximately $830 on Christmas gifts each year. That estimate totals more than 465 billion altogether.If you forgot about that whole exchanging gifts part and just remembered you’ll be seeing your sis, uncle, great-aunt, or cousin’s half-sister’s niece, we’ve all been there. Luckily, RELEVANT (and two-day shipping) has you covered with a few gifts that give back:
They’re trendy, they’re handcrafted and they hold things. Ever Maya Bags are a nod to traditional Guatemalan artisanship and they’re socially conscious. The company also donates a portion of their proceeds to Education for the Children, a school in Jocotenango, Guatemala that helps the kids in the community thrive.
With each purchase of headphones, List’n provides hearing aids to people in need through their partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation. Imagine the sound of your favorite song or your loved ones’ voice. List’n headphones helps you give the gift of hearing those things to others. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Slumlove is a cool company dedicated to creating beautiful style pieces while remaining sustainable. With other brands, you get one or the other. They also believe in paying fair wages. Each of their designs are made in Kenya using natural and eco-friendly materials with one-of-a-kind craftsmanship.
Sometimes, people just need a symbol of hope or strength in their life. A Giving Key can help them receive just that. The company sells necklaces with a single word printed on them. You wear it and then pass on the word to someone who might need it more. On top of that, they also employ people transitioning out of homelessness.
S’Well has one goal: rid the world of plastic bottles. Over 200 billion (yes, with a b) plastic plastic bottles are dumped into landfills each year. By giving a friend one of these and picking one up for yourself, you can do your part at preserving the environment without even having to think twice.
In the case you want to give your brother a hint, get him a set from Harry’s Razors. He’ll receive a German-engineered razor handle, shave cream and a few refills in whatever package you choose. Beyond that, Harry’s donates 1% of their profits and their employees’ time to non-profits. It’s a gift that really does keep on giving and his girlfriend will probably thank you.
One World Futbol
This soccer ball is a BOGO deal. Buy one, give one to an organization working with kids in disadvantaged communities. On top of that, this ball is pretty indestructible so it’ll last you through all of those “totally friendly, not competitive at all” games with your family.
These beans support the infrastructure of a city with little resources. With each purchase, Axum is committed to bringing medical care and water to the city in Ethiopia their company is named after. They donate 100% of their profits which is crazy and allows them to do much more to impact a community of 45,000 people.