It is holiday gift guide season. All of your favourite magazines, bloggers and celebrities are putting together a list of their favourite things. I have loved pulling together all kinds of cool holiday gift guides for tweens and kids over the years.
I spend hours and hours looking high and low for gifts that make an impact on the community around us. Whether it’s purchasing straight from a particular organization, giving money to a particular foundation or companies that match your donation – gifts that give back are awesomeness.
This year I have catered my list to an all too familiar recipient list the teenage girl. The reality is, I have a teenage daughter and I have a tween (on the cusp of teenage-hood) and I know how challenging it can be to shop for these girls. I hope this gift guide inspires you to make holiday purchases that have a positive impact on the world around us.
Gifts that Give Back for Teen Girls and Tween Girls
Love Your Melon‘s fashion forward Pom Beanies – 50% of the profit from purchases will go to organizations that fight pediatric cancer.
‘Tis the year of the cloth face mask. If you’re going to gift your teen with a new face mask (or two) why not give a face mask that gives back? Society 6 has a wide variety of designs and colours available…that are reasonably priced. A portion of all face mask sales will support World Central Kitchen and their COVID-19 recovery efforts. Which one will you choose for your teen?
Unicef has been spreading love and support around the world for decades. Tap into your child’s interests and select a Survival Gift for a child in need. If your kid is athletic, consider giving a Sports Pack. Do you have a feminist at home – give education to 2 girls. Check out all the popular holiday gift options and find the one that fits your teen the best.
How cute is this candle? The folks at Scripted Frangrance carry a line of candles that featured your favourite dog (they also have flowers, etc). The dog series of candles benefit the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.
I am loving the tote bags from FEED. The Market Tote is made from sturdy heavy canvas and would make a perfect gift for your young feminist. FEED works to provide school meals to children in developing countries – this pouch provides 25 school meals…love.
It’s always a great idea to remind our daughters of their many strengths, whether they’re inner or outer strengths. Love this simple “strength” necklace from ban.do. A portion of the proceeds goes to support Girl.inc and its efforts to support initiatives that promote strong, smart and bold girls in Canada, the US and beyond.
We love LUSH‘s Charity Pot Fund and the awesome Charity Pot hand and body lotion. A portion of the purchase price will be donated to the Charity Pot Fund, to benefit humanitarian and animal rights organizations around the world.
We have a new puppy and I know my teen would love to support puppies in need. Our local animal protection organization is the Toronto Humane Society. It is possible to purchase Pet Protector Gifts. The Set for Life Puppy Kit – provides everything a new puppy needs to be healthy and happy. What a lovely gift to give.
How lovely is this key bracelet from The Giving Keys? The Giving Keys provides employment opportunities for people who are trying to transition from homelessness. Your purchase will have a hands-on impact on homelessness.
Stylish and functional S’well water bottles are doing great things for the environment and tweens & teens love them. Purchases made provide funds to a variety of organizations – UNICEF, (RED), Breast Cancer Research Foundation and more. Kick plastic to the curb and look good doing it.
Think local. What local organizations could use a helping hand this year? Teenagers are old enough to understand the importance of giving back – make a donation in their name to a local women’s shelter, animal shelter or food bank. Act local and feel the direct impact in your community.
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