By Michelle Ryan, Do-Gooder Co-Founder
With the holidays upon us and everyone in that giving mood, we thought we'd spread the joy by sharing gift giving ideas that give back to some great causes. Check out some do-gooder worthy options below and find lots more on our Shop Good Pinterest boards. And be sure to share your gift ideas with us!
Offering up uber cool styles hipsters will drool over, Warby Parker offers options for both men and women. And for every pair of glasses they sell, they provide a pair to someone in need. The company takes inspiration from Jack Kerouac and urges you to follow suit by taking a road less traveled and to see the world through a different lens.
One of the most unique products on the list are The Giving Keys and not just because celebrities like Ryan Gosling and Emma Roberts are sporting them. When you get this key, you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message. The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to engrave recycled keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key necklace is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. As an owner of a key, you're encouraged to share your story of who you pass the key onto. Check out Giving Key stories here.
Yellow Bird Project works with indie rock musicians to create t-shirts that benefit charities chosen by the musicians. At Do-Gooder, we've always been a fan since we love indie bands and t-shirts! Yellow Bird Project gives all profits back to the charities and offer up shirts by great artists like Beach House, The Shins, The National, and Grizzly Bear just to name a few. Definitely the perfect gift for the music lover on your list.
Hand woven from Kenya, the Stripes Kikoy blanket is sure to add comfort and style to anyone's abode. It can also double as one of the most stylish superhero capes around! At the end of the year Red Earth Trading Company's profits are given to sustain the community development work of Know Think Act.
Move over Hunter, there's a new rain boot in town and this one's a do-gooder! Roma Boots sticks with the good 'ole one-for-one model…for every pair of boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need. Thanks TOMS for making this a growing business model.
Yeah that's right, we think our shirts are pretty snazzy and who doesn't love a great t-shirt? These are made of 100%, breathable awesomeness and fit like a glove. They have been rigorously tested by science and proven to start great conversations and draw the eyes of prospective mates who give a damn about people. 20% of the retail price you see goes to support ClearWater to build rainwater catchment systems for Ecuadorian victims of toxic pollution.