GIFTS FROM THE HEART
Find the ideal gift for every yogi on your list with our holiday gift guide, and feel good knowing that every purchase gives back to a charity doing admirable work.
Presents are nice, but helping others is even nicer. We scouted hundreds of companies that partner with charities doing admirable things—from donating blankets to shelters to helping children in need—to create the ultimate holiday gift guide featuring heart and soul for every budget.
1 For every pair of Mitscoots pima cotton socks sold, the company donates a new pair to someone in need. What’s more, at their packaging facility in Austin, Texas, Mitscoots employs people transitioning out of homelessness ($12–22, mitscoots.com).
2 Tea and coffee lovers will get an even warmer feeling inside while drinking from a stainless-steel MiiR travel tumbler, knowing that their purchase provided one person in Africa or Southeast Asia access to clean water for an entire year ($20–22, miir.com).
3 Designed in Ghana, Mariemae for To the Market Ehurusi notebooks have a playful pattern designed to inspire “rejoicing ecstatically,” which you’ll do when you learn each sale provides an hour of business training to female entrepreneurs in developing countries ($18 for two notebooks, tothemarket.com).
4 Bright and long lasting, Kismet lipsticks are paraben free and vegan. Ten percent of each purchase goes to charities like Pay It Forward Networking, an organization that grants wishes for sick and disabled kids by using the power of social media ($16–22, kismetcosmetics.com).
5 Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser, crafted from natural extracts, and the uber-hydrating Renewed Hope in a Jar both come wrapped as decorative ornaments, and 1 percent of all Philosophy sales go to the Hope & Grace Initiative to support mental-health organizations (cleanser, $11; moisturizer, $16; philosophy.com).
6 Sip, sip, hooray! For every ounce sold of organic Plum Deluxe Joy Blend tea—a Fair Trade medley of white tea, jasmine, and orange peel—the company contributes $1 to The Joy Team, a Portland, Oregon–based nonprofit that spreads optimistic messages via nationwide billboards ($7 per ounce, plumdeluxe.com).
7 Inspire your baking buddy with Williams-Sonoma limited-edition spatulas featuring art by celebrity chefs—for instance, Michael Voltaggio’s “think organic” lightbulb, Tyler Florence’s orange pig, and David Chang’s Momofuku oranges. Thirty percent of the proceeds go to No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit that fights childhood hunger ($13, williams-sonoma.com).
8 Hugger Mugger nylon yoga-mat Simple Slings are ideal for the minimalist on your list. One percent of sales go to Child & Family Support Center, an organization that helps prevent child abuse and neglect ($10, huggermugger.com).
Reusable, eco-friendly, and pretty, Enfold gift wrap is made from organic cotton in the United States or reclaimed saris in India sewn by women rescued from sex trafficking ($16–24,