Gifts that Give Back

It is Holiday season, and I can not think of anything better than to support small businesses and give back whenever we can. Try something new this year with gifts that pay it forward for everyone in your life. Check out our NBC Access Hollywood list below!


Who doesn’t love flowers? This first gift is from BloomsyBox. It’s also on Oprah’s list of Gifts for a Great Cause.  It’s a monthly subscription of seasonal bouquets that are inspired by the world-famous New York Botanical Gardens. A percentage of each purchase goes to the NYBG’s conservation and plant science efforts. Each subscription is $70 per month.

Our Green House

For all you coffee lovers, and who doesn’t love a Cup of Joe, this Coffee Break basket is from Our Green House and includes coffee, chocolate, a rope basket, mugs and more. You can even custom order your own basket. This purchase goes to protecting tropical rainforests and is $125.

Justice of the Pie

 For those with a sweet tooth, this is for you! These scrumptious pies are from a Chicago based company called Justice of the Pie. Pies come in all varieties including Apple, Peach, Pecan and Chocolate. These pies go towards helping end food insecurity and criminal justice reform. They are $69 each.

Wildlife Wine Club

Wine is perfect holiday gift. And, it’s affordable while saving animals. This savory wine is from Wildlife Wine Club and helps save animals from extinction. The cost ranges from $10 per bottle to $120 per case.

The Because Bewbs Pillow

The Because Bewbs Pillow is handmade in Austin, Texas by jewelry designer Meesha Farzaneh. After Meesha’s mom fought and survived breast cancer she wanted to give back to help others. This very cozy pillow goes towards The Breast Cancer Foundation in Frisco, Texas and sells for $68.


Nothing beats a heartfelt, customized gift. These puzzles are also on Oprah’s Gifts for a Great Cause list and are the perfect stocking stuffers. Send a special photo to Minted and they’ll transform it into a puzzle that anyone will love. Each puzzle arrives in a drawstring pouch, inside a keepsake box. 100 percent of profits will go to Every Mother Counts, an organization that advocates for maternal health. The puzzle is $42.

Love Your Melon

These cool hats are from Love Your Melon. Their mission is to improve the lives of children battling cancer and began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. 50% of profits are given to nonprofit organizations. Hats range from $35-$45

World Wildlife Fund

For all of the animal lovers out there, this is your chance to adopt an elephant. When you donate to the World Wildlife Fund, you help create a safer world for wildlife, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Your elephant adoption includes  a stuffed elephant, adoption papers, photo, species card and gift bag. Only $60.

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