The holidays can be a great time to show your loved ones you care. It can also be a great time to give back to your community. Luckily, there are ways that you can do both at one time.

There are a ton of amazing companies that are committed to giving back. Some opt for the one-for-one model where one product bought equals one product donated to someone in need.

Meanwhile, other brands choose to donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity they’ve partnered with.

Below, we’ve found some of our favorite brands and collections that give back in one form or another. Check out our top picks for gifts that your family and friends are sure to love.

1. Eva Remenyi Nautilus Collection

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Inspired by the endangered sea creature, Eva Remenyi’s Nautilus collection features gorgeous rings, bracelets, and earrings that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Even better, 5% of all sales from the collection goes straight to the organization The Ocean Cleanup, which, as its name implies, aims to clean up the ocean and free it of plastic waste. Learn more about The Ocean Cleanup here.

2. Bembien

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Rattan has never looked so good! The brand Bembien creates beautiful woven bags that are equally timeless and trendy. Bembien works closely with artisan weavers in Bali to bring these bags to the masses.

The brand also donates 10% of all proceeds to the nonprofit Nest, which works hard to support artisan communities around the globe. Learn more about Nest here.

3. Diff Eyewear

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Who doesn’t love a new pair of sunglasses? Diff Eyewear creates designer shades without the designer price. Nearly all sunglasses are under $100 making them the perfect stocking stuffer.

Diff Eyewear is also committed to giving back through its Gift of Sight program, which aims to provide care for visually impaired individuals around the world. Through their work with organization Sightsavers, they’ve helped more than 2M people get the eye care they need. Learn more about Sightsavers here.

4. Patagonia

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Patagonia creates some of the most quality outdoors-wear in the country and has become known for its incredible jackets, fleeces, beanies, and more.

On top of that, Patagonia is also known for its commitment to the environment. Not only is their clothing sustainable, but they also have a “self-imposed Earth tax” by which they donate 1% of all sales to environmental organizations. Additionally, they encourage their employees to take up to two months off, with pay, to volunteer to help our planet.

5. Kendra Scott

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There’s a reason why Kendra Scott is a celebrity favorite! Kendra Scott jewelry is super cute and somehow completely affordable. Their classic styles go with everything and are sure to be loved by anyone who gets it.

Kendra Scott also has a special “Shop For Good” in which all of the jewelry featured has a percentage of its proceeds donated. Kendra Scott currently partners with a variety of organizations including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Folds of Honor, and more.

6. Katherine Bernhardt x J. Crew

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In September 2021, J. Crew partnered with artist Katherine Bernhardt to create the colorful Garments for Good collection. The collection features bright, fun pieces like sweatshirts, totes, tees, and more.

The mini collection was designed to benefit DonorsChoose with 50% of all retail prices going straight to the organization, which supports public education programs across the country. Learn more about DonorsChoose here.

7. Bombas

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Imagine the comfiest coziest socks ever. That’s Bombas. The socks come in tons of fun colors and patterns and are perfect for those cold winter nights.

Bombas uses a one-for-one model in which one pair of socks bought equals one pair of socks donated to someone experiencing homelessness. To date, Bombas has donated more than 50M items.

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