Help One Now’s Gifts That Give Back Holiday Gift Guide

This year shopping ethically and locally is more important than ever. For all your gifting needs this holiday season, our team created a list of just a few of our favorite gifts that give back! Whether that means it is fair trade, made by local artisans, eco-friendly, or sold by a small business – every gift you purchase on this list will do good.


13 Gifts that Give Back

Flourish Market Blue Light Glasses

These Diff Eyewear Blue Light Glasses are the perfect gift for your friend or family member who spends a lot of time looking at a screen. For every pair of glasses sold, Diff donates a pair of glasses to someone in need. Do good, and kick those technology headaches with one purchase.

Gold Chain Necklace from BRANDED Collective

This unique gold necklace is not only stylish, but it also holds a powerful and personal message of hope and strength. The BRANDED Collective works with survivors of human trafficking through an economic empowerment jobs program where the women survivors handcraft the jewelry collection.

Men’s Leather Wallet from Haiti Design Co.

A meaningful gift with a meaningful impact. Our friends at Haiti Design Co founded this shop with the goal to bring about sustainable development through design, training, and job creation. These timeless, hand stitched leather wallets were made with this mission in mind, and are the perfect gift for this holiday season.

ABLE Crossbody Bag

Want a gift that makes a difference? ABLE’s fashionable and convenient crossbody bags support creating sustainable and empowering opportunities for women both in Nashville, TN and in Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and India! ABLE is committed to ensuring every woman receives treatment and compensation reflective of her immense worth.

Mittens from Simplicity Boutique

Simplicity Boutique is a mission driven boutique offering Fair Trade lines that are providing sustainability to vulnerable people around the world. Every purchase empowers, including these! Keep warm this winter with these cute and comfy mittens.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee

The perfect gift for any dog lover, or coffee lover in your life! 20% of each purchase from Grounds & Hounds Coffee goes towards rescue missions across the country to give our four-legged friends a second chance. 

Miir Water Bottle

With the purchase of a Miir water bottle, you can stay hydrated and support projects that focus on “clean water, a healthy environment and strong communities.” These impactful bottles come in vibrant colors and multiple sizes that are perfect for everyone, and are insulated to keep drinks both hot and cold.

Full Moon Pouch from Haiti Design Co.

This Full Moon Pouch is the perfect go to pouch for the tastemaker friend in your life. Haiti Design Co’s business has been hit hard by COVID and political unrest in Haiti, so any holiday orders they receive will go a long way in supporting these artisans.

Flourish Market Earrings

At Flourish Market, every purchase has a bigger purpose. These plant-based and biodegradable earrings are the perfect gift for the fashionable and sustainable friend in your life. These large hoop earrings are made of ethically sourced materials, are hypoallergenic AND are super cute!

Sustainably Sourced Charcuterie Board

This sustainably sourced wood cutting board is the perfect staple piece for any kitchen. It is beautiful and durable so any cooking lover would be impressed! 

Causebox Subscription Box

A high-quality gift both inside and out! The Causebox is filled with a variety of ethical, sustainable, and cruelty-free products for just $25. Stay socially-conscious this holiday season with the Causebox.

Human’s Best Friend Gift Bundle from DECO

Here’s a great gift for the dog lover in your life! This bundle by DECO Raleigh includes locally made dog treats that cleverly use spent hops from local breweries, a dog toy of your choice, and a North Carolina dog sticker. Support local artisans and buy this bundle for your furry friend.

Headbands of Hope Slouchy Beanie

With every hat purchased from Headbands of Hope, a headband is donated to a child undergoing chemotherapy. Look stylish, keep warm, and help others this year with this cold weather headwear.