11 Places Online You Can Shop For A Cause and Feel Good About It

If you are still looking for ideas of what to give all those people in your life, I’ve got some amazing choices for you. Good quality products that give back to different humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes. Buying gifts is fun, but if you shop for a cause you can feel extra good about it.

11 Places Online Where You Can Shop For A Cause

1. Novica

Novica, works in association with National Geographic and offers over 30,000 unique, handcrafted items for sale from artisans in developing nations. Sale proceeds help local artisans generate income to improve their quality of life. The site has many affordable items including unique jewelry, decor, art, and other handmade gifts. And they usually come with the artisan’s bio.

2. The Elephant Pants

elephant pants

To help save the elephants, The Elephant Pants donate a portion of all sales to prevent elephant poaching. Products include harem pants, shorts, tapestries, rompers, mystery boxes, jewelry, and more.

3. Rice Love

rice love

At Rice Love, for every bag you buy, they give away 1 kilo of rice to a family in need. They distribute 20 kilos of rice to a family at a time, which feeds a family of four for a month. This provides a huge impact on the lives of people in India who are living on less than a few dollars per day.

4. The Tree Kisser

tree kisser sweatshirt

In November 2013, The Tree Kisser shop was launched in hopes of spreading compassionate, contemporary fashion that would allow to give back to many animal advocacy organizations. Some of the designs relate directly to animal protection and some don’t, but all generate donations that will help make a safer world for the animals we share it with.

10% of all sales are donated to the Love Infinitely Project Animal Fund and then allocated to deserving, reputable animal rescue or advocacy organizations. Past beneficiaries of the fund include Animal Rescue Corps, Toronto Pig Save, Animal Aid Unlimited, Hand In Paw Rescue, Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary, and Pets of the Homeless.

5. Amazon Smile

amazon smile

If you shop on Amazon through AmazonSmile, they will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to the charity you select. The hard part is choosing which of the million or so charitable organizations you want theAmazonSmile Foundation to donate to. You can change your charity at any time and search or suggest one when you first set up AmazonSmile.

The only real catch is you have to remember to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com  and shopping from the Amazon apps, Kindle, or through affiliate links won’t count. I currently have my charity set to the Michael J Fox Foundation For Parkinsons Research.

6. The Veggie Republic

veggie republic

At The Veggie Republic, for every Veggie Bracelet sold, they donate 5 lbs. of fresh produce to families in need. They use profits and proceeds to donate food directly from farms to local food banks. In doing so they remain dedicated to cultivating a movement towards conscious, veggie-rich diets and healthy lifestyles. This year alone they were able to donate over 44,000 pounds of produce!

7. Bombas Socks

bombas socks

Bombas socks are designed for premium performance and comfort and come in bright colors and varying styles. For each pair sold, another is donated to a homeless person. Did you know socks are among the most-requested items in shelters?  The word Bombas is derived from the Latin word for bumblebee. Bees work together to make the hive a better place.

8. Bears for Humanity


Bears for Humanity offers plush teddy bears that are made with 100% organic cotton and hemp. For each one sold, the buyer can choose a charity where its mate will go, such as Toys for Tots, Save the Children, or Expect Miracles Foundation.

After you take the time to find just the right bear for the occasion, you can feel good knowing that a bear just like it is en route to a child in difficult circumstances.

9. Pangea Organics

pangea organics

Pangea Organics‘ gift packages come stocked with bar soaps, shower gels, and lotions and arrive in a stylish recycled box inlaid with spruce seeds—soak them, plant—and in two weeks a baby Spruce tree will appear, along with, we assume, softer skin.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Pangea was founded on the belief that together, we can create a new, more sustainable future. They’ve chosen to do so one bottle, bar, and jar at a time. They are a community who believes in creating products that help, rather than hurt at every stage of their lifecycle.

10. Lush Charity Pot

lush charity pot

Lush‘s Charity Pot is a hand and body lotion made with fair-trade cocoa butter. 100% of the proceeds after taxes go to humanitarian, environmental, and animal rights causes locally and around the world. Each cause is featured on the lid of each pot. WaterCan, TreePeople, Amazon Conservation Team and International Fund for Animal Welfare are some of the few available.

Since its launch, Charity Pot has donated more than $10,000,000 to 850+ grassroots charities in 42 countries. Their new Charity Pot has been reformulated to contain seven ingredients from SLush Fund projects around the world. The SLush mandate is simple: 2% of the amount they spend on raw materials and packaging is used to invest in sustainable farming and community projects from scratch.

11. Charity Navigator

charity navigator

Good Cards at CharityNavigator are the gift certificates of the philanthropy world. You set the price; recipients pick a charity of their choice. Perfect for those you are not sure what to give them.
Do you know of any other shops that give back?
If you’re looking for more gifts ideas, check out this list for the best travel gifts under $50!

11 thoughts on “11 Places Online You Can Shop For A Cause and Feel Good About It

  1. What a great idea for a post, and so informative! Thank you for sharing. I’ve set my Amazon account to go to the ASPCA for a few years now, but I’d love to one day see the total amount contributed to each organization.


  2. What a great idea for a post, and so informative! Thank you for sharing. I’ve set my Amazon account to go to the ASPCA for a few years now, but I’d love to one day see the total amount contributed to each organization.


  3. Great post Mani!


  4. I love giving gifts liks these for the holidays! It gives an oportunity to share about topics like this with family members who might not know about shopping for a cause.


    1. Yeah! I would love to gift these gifts too 🙂


  5. I have one to add for you – it is a charity set up by my friend to help refugee children – you can buy their artwork and the money goes directly towards helping them and changing lives. She has been volunteering out in Europe helping Syrian refugee kids – all whilst being 6 months pregnant and having her own two young boys! Maximum respect! http://art4warkids.com/artwork-4-sale/


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