Last Minute Gifts that Give Back!

December 22, 2015

Here at True Citrus, we like to take a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to think of those in need. If you’re already purchasing gifts for your friends and family, why not choose to buy from a company that gives back?

Even if you procrastinated a little with your holiday gift-buying, these items are available to order online – just make a note in a pretty card, and let your loved one know they’ll be getting it in the mail soon. Everyone enjoys a surprise in the mail, even if it’s a little late!

These are some amazing gift ideas from companies that truly embrace the spirit of giving during the holiday season:

Wine from A Dog’s Life
This wine will make you and animals a little happier. 10% of each sale on their site benefits animal rescue and adoption organizations.

Gift Bundles from Women’s Bean Project
The Women’s Bean Project provides transitional job training for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. Their gift bundles include mixes for delicious foodstuffs including hearty soups, bread, scones, and chili!

Coffee or tea gift set from Laughing Man
We love coffee and tea at True Citrus. If you have a friend that shares our love of these yummy warming drinks, treat them to some Laughing Man! This company (founded by actor Hugh Jackman) puts 100% of its revenue back into education, community development, and business development for new entrepreneurs.

MiiR water bottles
Great for toting around True Lemonade, each purchase of these stylish water bottles empowers one person with clean water for an entire year. Now that’s hydration that goes the extra mile!

Books from Better World Books
Have a bookworm in the family? Order them some classic novels, or a new fiction to dive into. If you purchase a book through Better World Books, they’ll donate one to another reader – a book for a book. Simple as that.

Gift Sets from Hand in Hand Soap
Soaps and candles make for a pampering gift that anyone can enjoy. Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and provides a month of clean water to children in need with every purchase.

Children’s apparel, accessories, and toys from Everything Happy
This company matches purchases with product donations to children in hospitals and orphanages throughout the United States who could use a little more “happy” in their lives.

Rain boots from Roma Boots:
With every pair you purchase, Roma donates another pair of boots to a child in need. They also donate 10% of proceeds to their Roma Foundation which provides educational services for orphans and children of poverty.

A yoga mat from Manduka
These beautifully designed and lightweight mats are biodegradable, and made from non-Amazon harvested tree rubber. You’re not only being kind to the earth when you gift these mats, but you’re also donating to Off the Mat, Into the World – an organization that uses yoga to inspire sustainable activism and social change.

No matter how you celebrate the holidays, just remember the important thing is to share the joy of the season with the people you love.

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Wishing you a safe and very happy holiday!

[Credit: Mazzio, Jena. “Love to Shop? Check Out These Cool Companies That Give Back.” One Green Planet.]
[Credit: Probus, Jessica. “23 Charitable Companies That Actually Give Back.” Buzzfeed Life.]
[Credit: Tamarkin, Sally. “28 Awesome Gifts That Give to Charity, Too.” Greatist.]

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