10 holiday gifts that give back

The only thing better than connecting our readers with fabulous finds is knowing that those purchases do real good in the world. So we thought we’d take a look-see around Cool Mom Picks for some of our favorite picks that put your money to great use helping others– and make amazing gifts, too. -Delilah

1. Tiny Revolutionary – This Atlanta-based, mom-run company offers gorgeous eco-conscious apparel (shown at left) with messages of peace, love, and world betterment, and they give to several organizations that support these goals.

2. Zoe Organics – They won us over with their soothing bath teas for babies and grown-ups alike, but we love that 10% of all purchases goes to the White Ribbon Alliance to support safe motherhood.

3. TOMS Shoes – For every pair of TOMS Shoes you buy, they donate a pair to a kid in need. All the more reason to get their adorable wedges in black and cranberry.

Many Hands CD - Family Music for Haiti

4. Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti – This amazing CD to benefit Haiti is like Live-Aid for 2010, jam-packed with 22 original songs by big names like Dan Zanes and They Might Be Giants.

5. Raven + Lily – The lovely lavender sachets we recommended for Mother’s Day are gone, but Raven + Lily has a fantastic array of home decor, accessories, stationery, bath products, and baby goods that empower women by design and through giving.

6. Working Proof – Original art prints with proceeds benefiting the artist’s chosen charity. What a great way to cover tiny hand-prints on the wall!

7. Petite Tresor at Target – 10% of the proceeds from this adorable layette line by Jessica Seinfeld benefit families in need of their own infant basics. Now with extra snuggly!

8. One Cup – 100% of the proceeds from this gourmet, micro-roasted, award-winning Seattle coffee benefits social and economic change in Zambia.

9. Out of Print Clothing – For every adult or youth t-shirt sold, a book will be donated to a community in need. And the gorgeous shirts features the covers of out-of-print books, so you win too.

10. Oomfy – These snuggly stuffed animals and their accompanying storybooks helps real orphaned critters find care and rehabilitation. Learning, snuggling, and helping FTW!

Use code “CMP” for 20% off your purchase at Tiny Revolutionary.


Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.


  • Reply December 6, 2010


    Love the gift ideas that give back. Just wanted to share my site with everyone. We have dedicated a section to “green” gifts that are eco-friendly and light on the environment.

    here is the link:


    Make sure to check out the eco-friendly wrist watches!

    Happy Holidays

  • Reply December 10, 2010

    Ana Mayrena Garcia

    This year my goal has been to give only gifts that “give back”! Thank you so much for your recommendations!

    I also ran across two more I think are worthy of being mentioned

    Precious hand knit baby sweaters. This company helps support underpriveleged mothers in Mexico (by helping them receive training, education and support that they can use to find jobs etc)


    BIG HEART BABY Clothing Co.
    They have cute onesies and help support children’s charities….

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