Charitable Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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What do you get a kid who has everything? Another toy in their box is likely destined for a short life before being stowed away never to see the light of day again. This short life of material things is unfortunately pervasive during Christmastime.

Whether we like it or not, gift giving has become a central component of the season and many children wait all year round in anticipation of what Santa Clause has to bring them.  I hope this Charitable Gift Guide (Kid Version) introduces you to some really great gift ideas that have a longer life span and more meaningful significance than just any other toy.

This guide features companies whose backbone is social entrepreneurship. I encourage you all to support these businesses and what they stand for!

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  1. Books for Better World Books
    • This website is AMAZING. It’s basically an online used bookstore that offers a wide selection of titles and FREE SHIPPING ON ALL U.S. ORDERS!! On top of this, BWB’s  book for book program works to spread global literacy by donating a book for each time one is purchased through the site.
  2. Everything Happy Blankies
    • This beautiful company was started by  a young boy who saw an opportunity to make a difference through the power of snuggling :). Everything Happy sells blankies in three sizes, geared towards three different age groups: Mini (Newborn-2 y. old), Classic (2-5 y. old), and Luxe (5-10+ y. old).  For every blanket purchased, one is donated to a child in need! The blankets come in multiple prints and designs and are customize-able with embroidered names.
  3. Kindness Dolls
    • This company promotes kindness and compassion by presenting it in a cute and lovable way. The Doll Kind is a plush doll that comes with ten “Compassion Coins”. Kiddos can give out these tokens of kindness when they observe an act of generosity that deserves to be recognized and commended. The coins are meant to make kiddos more perceptive to kindness and enthusiastic to spread it! With every doll purchased, The Doll Kind donates a doll to an underprivileged child across the U.S. and the world.
  4.  UNICEF Power Kids Activity Tracker
    • The 12 year old in me wants one of these SO BADLY. Honestly, 19 year old me does too! UNICEF has made these kid-friendly activity trackers (aka “Fitbit”) with a powerful message. Not only does gifting this to a child incentivize them to get out and be active, but it also reinforces their own ability to make a difference in this world! The more steps logged on the watch, UNICEF unlocks additional funding for their initiatives to eradicate childhood hunger! On top of this, the watch comes with an app that encourages kids to virtually explore different countries and cultures, fostering appreciation for diversity.

If you guys know of any other charitable minded businesses that sell kid-friendly toys/products, please leave them in the comment section!! I would love to expand on this list and support more and more of these awesome companies.

Hi Y’all! My name is Zahra and I’m a 19 year old college student passionate about growing spiritually, learning endlessly, and living healthfully. I love to express my deepest sentiments and ponderings through writing. I thank you for reading my words; I hope they nourish your soul!

December 12, 2017
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  • Reply Diana

    Really fun.Love the idea of giving gifts that are also helping others! Thanks for sharing!

    January 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks for your support, Diana! <3 Hope 2018 is off to a great start for you!

      January 17, 2018 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Sophie

    Love the idea of charitable minded businesses! Thanks for this article!

    December 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks for your support, Sophie! Happy Holidays!

      December 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Lovely guide with such special meaningful gifts.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    December 14, 2017 at 7:30 am
    • Reply Zahra

      I’m glad you liked it, Lisa! Happy Holidays 🙂

      December 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Amy

    What a neat idea! “The gift that keeps on giving”… Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    December 14, 2017 at 2:21 am
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks for reading, Amy! Happy Holidays 🙂

      December 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey

    Wow, great ideas. That uncief activity tracker is so neat, what an interesting concept!

    December 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      IKR like why isn’t there an adult one?!

      December 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Sierra

    I love these ideas! We are planning on making sure every year we do something with our boys to give back and teach them the importance of helping others. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

    December 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      I’m glad you enjoyed, and that’s awesome! Your boys are adorable!

      December 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Amazing idea! Love this! Thanks for sharing.

    December 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Floby

    Very nice blog entry! I love the idea!

    December 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks, Floby! Let me know if you try any of the gift ideas out! Happy Holidays 🙂

      December 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Ivanna | Provocative Joy

    I love this list especially that it’s for KIDS!

    December 13, 2017 at 12:32 am
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks, Ivanna!

      December 13, 2017 at 3:51 am
  • Reply ShootingStarsMag

    That activity tracker is SUCH a fun idea! I like that there is a kid-centered watch like that and that it gives back. I do appreciate companies that help others.

    December 12, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      Isn’t it!? And it’s decently priced! Love the entire message and purpose behind it.

      December 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Katie | Hospitable Homemaker

    This is a fun list! Love the idea of giving gifts that are also helping others! Thanks for sharing!

    December 12, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    • Reply Zahra

      Thanks for reading, Katie! Happy Holidays 🙂

      December 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

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