Reclaimed wood headphones. A sleek wristwatch. Lavender vanilla hand soap. These may sound like normal holiday presents, but don’t be fooled—the gifts in Fenton’s guide are anything but. Proceeds from any one of these fantastic items help provide support, supplies or resources for a community in need. Without further ado:
For the Writer | QUOTE JUMBO JOURNAL
The Emerson quote on the cover isn’t the only thing that makes this gift inspiring. For each Jumbo Journal purchased, ecojot will donate a workbook to give a child in need a chance at literacy.
Multiple covers available. $17.00.
For the Music Lover | CHERRY WOOD HEADPHONES
Made from reclaimed wood, LSTN’s gorgeous headphones amplify noise and impact. For each pair purchased, LSTN gives nonprofit Sound Seekers the funds they need to equip a deaf child in a developing country with a custom hearing aid.
$95 headphones; $45 earbuds.
For the Student | THE ORDINARY BACKPACK
Buy one of these eco-chic, durable backpacks, and OAK Lifestyle will donate a backpack full of school supplies to a child in need in Austin, TX or Rwanda.
$69. Available in multiple colors.
For Your Hero | Justice League 7-Pack Action Figures
Need a gift for a comic geek? Superman and pals are here to save the day. For each box set purchased, DC Entertainment will make a contribution to We Can Be Heroes, a giving campaign to fight hunger in the horn of Africa.
For the Accessorizer | 1:FACE WATCH
The sleek 1:Face Watch comes in six bold colors—each stands for a different cause and has a specific metric tied to it. For example, when you buy one white watch, nonprofit One Day’s Wages can provide food supplements to 16 children in the Horn of Africa. Might be time to trade in the Rolex.
For the Germ Freak | LAVENDER VANILLA HAND SANITIZER
Put your hands together for a product that smells delicious, smokes the competition (Cosmopolitan named it “Best Hand Sanitizer”), and helps empower women across the globe. Eve Echo lends 100% of proceeds to FINCA, which offers loans to women living in challenged communities so they can expand or start their own businesses.
$29 for a hand sanitizer/hand soap gift set.
For the Animal Lover | MOXIE LEASH
Baxter & Birdie’s vibrant dog accessories make a perfect gift for a philanthropic pooch. For each one purchased, a shelter dog in need gets meals covered for a week.
Collars also available. $39.99
For Someone Sweet | BEELINE ORGANIC HONEY
Made in Chicago, this light and delicious blend of honey is definitely a sweet investment. Each purchase helps Sweet Beginnings offer full-time transitional jobs to formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment.
$16 for a 12-oz jar. Honey-based skincare products also available. sweetbeginningsllc.com