November 30, 2023
For those last-minute shoppers not knowing where to start, or good-intentioned friends teeming with ideas and wanting alternatives to Salvation Army, here are some of our favorite gift ideas packed with sustainability that practically scream Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men.
Please note MBB is not affiliated with any of the below causes.
Donate or symbolically adopt a (really cute) plush stuffed animal representing one of the dozens of endangered species with World Wildlife Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting wildlife in over 100 countries. 83% of all proceeds go directly to worldwide conservation efforts.
Partnered with Cornell University, your purchase of fun honey bee jewelry and collectibles contributes toward pollinator health research and the adoption of one queen bee (saving a colony of 20,000 bees as a result!). USE CODE "MARGARET78086" FOR 15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER! Sales are live now for the holiday season. You can also make a similar impact by visiting Savannah Bee Company.
This season, tons of Thanks and Giving® partners for St. Jude are rolling up their sleeves and donating portions of their sales to the hospital. Ranging from 5% to 50%, some of America's best-known brands are uniting in the fight to cure childhood cancer, including Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma (who also benefits The Trevor Project by purchasing this item), Academy Sports + Outdoors, Kay Jewelers, and Denny's.
Meet Fahlo, a recently initiated partner with non-profit organizations to manufacture unique bracelets made to track the migration of real animals, including sea turtles, elephants, giraffes, polar bears, sharks, and the newly added gorilla. So far, Fahlo has been able to donate "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to conservation efforts, and their products are made to excite people about wildlife.
Conscious Step is an apparel brand (and seller of candles) with a massive impact, having donated over a million dollars to various causes and charities through the sale of clothes, gift boxes, and especially socks. This organization is unique in that you can shop by cause, including beating childhood cancer, building homes, providing water, restoring oceans, educating children, saving LGBTQ+ lives, supporting mental health, and even boosting space exploration.
World Food Program USA
Welcome to the hunger relief marketplace, featuring the life-saving gifts of feeding starving children and families this holiday. Treating a child with malnutrition for only $32, funding school meals for a year for $50, and even breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty for $300, your contribution is guaranteed to make an incredible and lasting impact. You can also make a similar impact when you donate to World Vision.
Gifts for Good
Impacting the lives of those in 72 countries and all 50 states, all merchandise sold by Gifts for Good is ethically sourced from over 60 non-profits and social enterprises, enabling 1.5 million trees to be planted, almost 300,000 meals provided, and over 650,000 months of clean water secured for families worldwide. Shopping by cause or taking to the holiday gift guide, rest assured your donation is going somewhere great.
The Tote Project: fighting human trafficking and impacting survivors one beautifully designed bag at a time. Ethically manufactured by survivors of exploitation and at-risk women, each bag bought goes toward a future of empowerment, free of child labor and sex trafficking. The Project mustering over 50,000 dollars to support trafficking survivors as they pursue their dream jobs, shop the wide selection of pouches and totes to help further stories of hope. You can also make a similar impact by discovering Purpose or Thistle Farms.
Serving raw cookie dough, mental health conversation, and addiction recovery—all in one. Donating a portion of every sale to SHE RECOVERS® Foundation, a non-profit ensuring support and empowerment toward women in or seeking recovery, Doughp provides a minimum guaranteed donation of 30,000 dollars. Get the inside scoop, discover best-selling flavors, and bake (or don't) some cookie dough for our women.
It's no secret that men's mental health is dangerously understated, even as our world continues to shift toward progressive perspectives. Here at MBB, we believe it is of upmost importance that mental health is realized and sustained—for all. Men's X Mental sees this ambition and raises it via an original apparel line. By purchasing custom hoodies, beanies, or slides, your purchase enables Men's X Mental to help fund and provide awareness events, wellness packages, and educational resources to the public for the empowerment of men. They also supply resources garnered from Mental Health America, SPTS, NCAA, NBA, NFL, and NHL. To discover how you can further your impact, take a glimpse into Strong Mind Apparel, Lyra Health, The Face It Foundation, and Harry's Shave.
I'm sure we've all seen the commercials on TV, but no list would be complete without them: Bombas, an increasingly-popular apparel line selling essential clothing items, such as t-shirts and underwear, and they are especially known for the next-level comfort of their seamless socks. One pair of socks purchased equals one pair donated to those in need, such as overnight shelters, rehab centers, title 1 schools, and more. So far, Bombas has made a true impact with over 100 million items donated. To further their acts of kindness, shop their growing catalog now.
An up-and-coming small business with a big ambition: supporting the mental health community by providing comfortable, hospital-safe clothing to low-risk patients undergoing psych treatment. With the ongoing mental health crisis, possibly the greatest epidemic of our time, Unfinished Apparel seeks to raise the standard of care for psychiatric treatment, supplying patients with a surplus of comfort wear through a retail-based donation program and B2B program. Aiming to wholly eliminate the use of uncomfortable paper scrubs for patients, shop their unique and personally designed hoodies, crewnecks, tees, and totes to boost the comfort, protection, and wellness of those who need it most.
Time to deck the halls.