Gifts That Give Back

HAWKINS MIKITA HOLIDAY GUIDE 2017

The holidays are here and there's no better way to shop for friends and family than by making a positive impact on the world. There's never been an easier time to shop with a social conscious. Entertainment influencers and humanitarians alike are creating a world in which our every move can have an indirect or even direct positive impact on society. This holiday season,  make your gift a little bit more special by choosing a gift that gives back in support of the environment, education, equality, or another cause close to your heart. 


HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS THAT GIVE BACK:

 

Be The Light Candle

Be The Light New York
$60

How You Give Back: Founded by Petra Nemcova, Be The Light NY finds inspiring treasures from around the world and makes them available for your home. Each product is made by artisans in the cities from where the product originates and is influenced by their culture and heritage.

Brass & Unity Bracelet

SheHerdPower x Brass & Unity
$65

How You Give Back: Proceeds from these bracelets support SheHerdPower, an Equine-Guided Empowerment program founded by Beth Behrs to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Cashmere Scarf

NakedCashmere
$165

How You Give Back: For each scarf sold, Nakedcashmere will be donating $50 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bow Tie Jewelry

LZZR Jewelry
$130

How You Give Back: Los Angeles-based LZZR Jewelry has teamed up with Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Tie The Knot and donates 100% of its profits from this collection to LGBTQ advocacy worldwide.

 

Face & Body Soap

8 West
$8

How You Give Back: Proceeds support 8 West, a sustainable solution for ending youth homelessness, providing an 18-month job program designed to give homeless youth a hand up with employment and supportive housing..

Soma Bundle

Soma
$90

How You Give Back: Every time you buy a Soma filter, they donate to charity:water projects. These contributions go directly to sustainable, community-owned water projects in developing countries.

Cruiser Skateboard

Bureo
$130

How You Give Back: "The Minnow" is the first skateboard deck made from recycled marine debris and prevents more than 30 square feet of harmful plastic fishnets from entering our oceans while providing support to local Chilean fishing communities.

Bow Ties

Tie The Knot
$25

How You Give Back: Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, $20 of every $25 purchase is donated to Tie The Knot, which works with various international partners to advocate for LGBTQ equality worldwide.

 

Winter Gift Set

Downtown Women's Center
$38

How You Give Back: One hundred percent of the proceeds fund the programs and services at the Downtown Women's Center. Your purchase goes towards ending homelessness for women in Skid Row.

Giving Key

Giving Key
$28

How You Give Back: The Giving Keys provides full-time jobs at the living wage in the city of Los Angeles to people transitioning out of homelessness. The Giving Keys has generated 110,462 hours of work for people transitioning out of homelessness.

Global Goods Partners
$45

How You Give Back: Founded in 2005, Global Goods Partners creates economic opportunity for women in some of the world’s poorest communities by providing access to the US market for the fair trade, handmade products they produce.

Artisan Box

Globe In
$33

How You Give Back: By supporting Globe In you help reduce poverty by giving artisans in developing countries and their communities a global audience. These hand-made goods empower artisans with a sustainable source of income.

 

Local & Lejos
$28-32

How You Give Back: By delivering unique, handmade goods, Local & Lejos empowers artisans in developing countries to grow a business, preserve cultural traditions, and create sustainable futures for their families.

Kid's Backpack

State
$65

How You Give Back: State was created to address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging circumstances. For every State bag purchased, State hand-delivers a backpack - packed with essential tools for success - to a child in need.

Equality Socks

The Tie Bar
$15

How You Give Back: Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 100% of all profits are donated to Tie The Knot, which works with various international partners to advocate for LGBTQ equality worldwide.

Pura Vida
$5

How You Give Back: With every purhcase of the $5 Pro Choice Awareness bracelet, Pura Vida will donate $1 to NARAL Pro-Choice America for their work with reproductive rights advocacy.

 

Grab Bag

To Write Love on Her Arms
$100

How You Give Back: 100% of proceeds support To Write Love on Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

Outdoor Blanket

Sackcloth + Ashes
$99

How You Give Back: For every blanket purchased, one will be donated to a your local homeless shelter - across the United States - to help those in need.

Sandals

Indosole
$35+

How You Give Back: The Indosole sandals have soles made from 100% repurposed tires. Tires take thousands of years to decompose and various uses pollute our atmosphere.

Room & Linen Spray

Thread Experiment
$24

How You Give Back: Thread Experiment works with organiational patners nation-wide to support homeless youth and others in need via their one-for-one campaign.

 

Bedding for Men

Thread Experiment
$128+

How You Give Back: For each full set of bedding purchased, Thread Experiment donates a sheet set to those in need. Thread Experiment works with organizational patners nation-wide to support homeless youth and others in need via their one-for-one giveback campaign.

Harness T-Shirt

Harness
$27

How You Give Back: Founded by America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, and Ryan Piers Williams, Harness connects communities through conversation to inspire action and power change. 100% of the proceeds support Harness programs.

Knit Hats

Society B
$24+

How You Give Back: These goods provide fair-wage jobs and empowerment for women in Uganda and Peru making your pruchase have a direct impact on the lives of others.

Sseko
$150

How You Give Back: Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society. Every Sseko artisan graduate is either pursuing her college degree or graduated form university!

 

Hammock

Yellow Leaf Hammocks
$150

How You Give Back: Yellow Leaf Hammocks works with and hires mothers in Thailand for positive community development and to improve health and access to education for families. .

Tree of Life Pendant

Alex Woo Jewelry
$998

How You Give Back: Alex Woo proudly supports Christina Applegate's Right Action for Women with the Tree of Life pendant. RAW encourages women to learn facts and figures about breast cancer and provides funding for expensive MRI screenings.

Weekender Bag

United By Blue
$98

How You Give Back: United By Blue was founded in 2010, driven by the idea of associating the sale of each product with a concrete environmental action. For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups.

(RED) S'well Bottle

S'Well + (RED)
$35

How You Give Back: S’well has committed to providing over 16,000 days of life-saving HIV medication to support Bono's and Bobby Shriver's (RED). S’well has teamed up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world

 

Sudara
$34-60

How You Give Back: Every purchase at Sudara helps them hire and train women in India to help them escape sexual slavery. Moreover, funds support their non-profit arm that allows them to provide for those same women across their entire ecosystem.

That's Caring
$50

How You Give Back: Every gift you send from That's Caring's selection of high-end gift lines equals supplies for weekend meals, and those weekend meals go directly to the children in need right here in your own country. A weekend bag ensures children can be active, continue their learning, and gain confidence.

Kid Power Band 

UNICEF
$40

How You Give Back: Wearing your UNICEF Kid Power Band every step you take gets converted into lifesaving therapeutic food packets for kids in need. $10 from each Band purchase is an unrestricted donation to UNICEF USA from which RUTF is unlocked.

Tyler Oakley Glasses

Warby Parker
$95+

How You Give Back: Warby Parker has teamed up with Tyler Oakley for the perfect pair of spectacles that give back. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.