We’ve all been there. Aimlessly wandering the mall less than a week before Christmas to find those perfect final few gifts – or perhaps to only begin (no judgement here). But before you spring for an easy-fix gift card, I’m here to help with fashionable gift ideas that also happen to give back in a big way. Why give one gift when you can give one amazing gift that will help out a good cause?
As I’m sure we all know, a black bag is a staple in every wardrobe (trust me – I’m sure I have 10+), but this vegan leather crossbody from Matt+Nat stands out among the rest. Not only is its round shape adorable, but 100% of the proceeds from every bag sold goes towards one of the brands partnered charities of your choosing. I’m not sure about you, but I can definitely make room for one more LBB.
2) Peace Collective
This Toronto-based brand offers a range of clothing and accessories for women AND men that allow you to sport your Canadian/hometown/sports team pride in comfort and style. Better yet, every garment sold means that two meals are donated to a Canadian child in need. Need I say more?
3) Cheekbone Beauty
If you haven’t yet heard of Cheekbone Beauty…girl – where’ve you been? Combining her passion for beauty and a mission to empower indigenous youth, this Canadian company’s founder has done just that. 10% of the profits from every purchase supports education for First Nations children (who, by the way, receive 30-50% less funding for their education). Time to get that glow on.
4) Ninety Percent
Fresh out of the UK, this brand brings an entirely new shopping experience to its customers. After shopping through a selection of (super cute) everyday basics, 90% of the profits from your purchase go toward a charity of YOUR choice. And just look at this dress…
Their slogan says it all: “Fashion that gives a damn”. Aside from being a saviour to fashionista’s everywhere for their comfortable, edgy, and totally wearable clothing, n:Philanthropy also cares about PUPPIES…and children too. 10% of proceeds are donated to Children’s Hospital LA, the ASPCA, and more. I’m in.