The holidays are a time for kindness, generosity, and giving back to the community and the world. So often, these virtues are forgotten due to commercialism, capitalism, or a lack of time. If you find your schedule too overwhelmed to volunteer this holiday season, give back to the world by purchasing some of these items as gifts for your friends and loved ones.

  1. Love Your Melon Pom Beanie

These beanies are made from high-quality yarn in the United States of America and are available in many different styles, colors, and textures. The company is dedicated to giving credit to the people who make their products, so they feature personal stories on their website. What makes this company worth buying from is the fact that they donate 50% of their profits to pediatric cancer research and families who have been affected by cancer.

  1. 31 Bits Sundance and Soma Bangles

This revolutionary jewelry company offers gorgeous and unique gifts that are perfect for any occasion be it a birthday, holiday, or anniversary. These beautiful treasures are offered at affordable prices and are crafted internationally by artisans in Uganda and Indonesia. The products are ethically made and represent the rich and genuine story of each artisan who lovingly handcrafted them. 31 Bits is helping to bring dignity and positive change to the lives of the artisans and the communities in which they live by providing fair wages and safe working conditions for their artisans.

  1. Lula’s Garden Jewel Garden

Lula’s Garden is a company that specializes in garden collections set within designer planter boxes. Once you place an order for one of these unique garden collections, Lula’s Garden will hand-plant your garden to ensure the plants are fresh, healthy, and that the order is accurate. Garden collections are a gift that naturally gives back in the form of fresh oxygen as it helps to purify the air in your home. Lola’s Garden itself gives back to the world at large by supporting ecologically active groups that help to provide access to clean water.

  1. STATE Bags

Typical purses are on their way out as the trending fashion statement. Designer book bags and stylish shoulder bags are now the hottest and most stylish accessory you can add to your outfit. The founders of STATE Bags understand this. They’ve created a collection of luxury bags, pouches, totes, knapsacks, and backpacks that are unique, durable, and comfortable. Their quality fashion sense is only second to their sense of community and charity. For every STATE bag that’s purchased, the company will personally deliver a backpack to an American child in need that is filled with essential tools for the child’s success.