Even if you’ve been a little naughty this year, a sure way to end up on Santa’s nice list is to give a gift that does double duty by helping someone in need. Whether you’re hunting for the perfect present for your best friend, mom, boss or nephew, everything on this list not only makes an awesome gift anyway, but a portion of the proceeds goes to help someone around the world. ‘Tis the season.

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Part of Toms “one for one” philosophy, for every soft leather journal sold, a child in a developing nation will get a new pair of shoes. That alone is sure to spark some inspiring journaling. TOMS Saddle Brown Travel Journal, $30, Toms.com


New Yorker Jessica Hendricks founded The Brave Collection as an NYU student, shortly after a trip to Cambodia. Handmade by Cambodian artisans, the non-profit provides above average wages, health benefits and money for worker’s children’s education. This bracelet has the Khmer word for “brave.” Brass and Cotton Bracelet, $38, TheBraveCollection.com

The UNICEF Market online shop has hundreds of artisan-made gifts, all going to help children living in poverty around the world. This jewel-toned beaded basket was handmade in Indonesia, woven from rattan and intricately covered in beads. Beaded Rattan Basket, $68, Market.unicef.org

Not only will this be one of the coolest boards at the skate park, but it’s built to last, made from high-quality recycled goods and durable fishnets from Chile. Not only is it better for the environment than skateboards with plastic parts, but it also gives local inhabitants in Chile good, dependable jobs. Minnow Complete Cruiser Skateboard, $149, Shop.bureo.co

Happily volunteer to bring the wine or champy to the next dinner party you’re invited to knowing that with One Hope Wine, your money will go to one of their various charities, including supporting the troops, funding cancer research and providing medicine for sick kids. Every bottle of this sparkling wine sold will provide 15 meals to a child in need. Cheers to that! Brut Sparking Wine, $59, OneHopeWine.com

Philosophy has long been a go-to for festive stocking stuffers, and the brand's current holiday collection brings the holiday cheer. A percentage of the proceeds goes to help various community-based mental health efforts across the country. Twinkling Snowflakes Trio, $27, Philosophy.com

Big enough to fit a laptop and books, this tote is the perfect gift for a college student or working professional — and you can add a monogrammed personal touch for an extra $8. Every bag sold provides 15 school meals for children around the world. Shopper Tote, $35, FeedProjects.org

A high-quality jewelry line that uses a theme of keys and locks, The Giving Keys is employed by Los Angeles residents who are transitioning out of homelessness. The employees’ stories are also shared on the retailer’s website, as a way to spread hope to others. Rebel Lock, $109, The GivingKeys.com

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