Is it better to give or to receive? Both are pretty nice when you’re talking about gifts that give back to people and organizations around the world. That’s why we’ve curated a pile of presents that do more this season — and beyond!
Spread the joy with some of our favorite small gifts that make a big impact; browse then shop in store.
Whole Planet Foundation® CalendarWith inspiring photography, plus $44+ in coupons for products that support the Whole Planet Foundation, you can take a visual trip around the world and save all year long!
Whole Planet Foundation® Cookbook
This is the perfect cookbook for adventurers or those with well-traveled palates. Liberation Soup was inspired by microentrepreneurs around the globe and the experiences of the team while working and visiting with many of the 764,900 participating families in Whole Planet Foundation microfinance projects from more than 60 partner countries. $5 per book sold will be donated to worldwide poverty alleviation programs through Whole Planet Foundation.
L.I.F.E. Jacket Coffee Sleeve
Start your day with care. This reusable cotton coffee sleeve is handmade by mothers in Kenya and supports Comfort the Children International, which employs more than 400 women.
L.I.F.E. Change Purse
Functional and philanthropical canvas change purses features an attached key ring and supports rhinoceros and elephant conservation.
L.I.F.E. BraceletsThese brightly colored beaded bracelets with leather backing are handmade by the Maasai tribe and support community development in Kenya. Bonus: they’re each less than $10!
Whole Trade® Bouquets
From building schools or funding scholarships to providing childcare or ensuring fair wages, every Whole Trade flower purchase supports the communities where the flowers were grown. Order online. Pick up in store.
Good Paper Sanctuary Spring Greeting Card Box Set
Give a card that does more! Purchase these fair trade greeting cards printed on handmade paper and help transform lives of women in the Philippines.
Alaffia Good Soap
Only available at Whole Foods Market, these luxurious triple-milled soaps are enriched with shea butter from fair trade women’s cooperatives in Togo. They also help support Alaffia’s generous commitment to the Whole Planet Foundation.
Kids' Toys For PBS KIDS
100% of net proceeds PBS KIDS receives from your purchase of these plush animals, wooden trucks, green toys race cars and wee wear supports its mission: building knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity to empower children for success. Plus, Whole Foods Market is donating 1% of total sales from these toys (up to $25,000) to Whole Kids Foundation, dedicated to helping kids eat better — and enjoy it!
Top tip: The colorful kid-sized dump trucks, fire trucks and wooden sandwich stacker were awarded the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. And the 13-piece Produce Pick-up Shape Sorter was named a Silver Award winner in the 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition.
Chavez for Charity Green Bracelets with Charms
These festive stackable bracelets are only available at Whole Foods Market, and 25% of proceeds will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation.
Which one of these would you like to unwrap this holiday?