Gifts that Give Back: Kids Edition

Last minute shopping for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew? Look no further for ideas that the kids in your life will love while also giving back to those in need. From donating proceeds to the Global Fund to giving a pair of shoes with every purchase, the companies below make sure to do their part to help end extreme poverty. Now that’s something worth sharing.

1. Sponsor a Child through Save the Children

Need an idea for someone who has everything?  Make them a Save the Children sponsor, where they can provide an education, access to clean water and healthcare to a child in need.

Price: $28.00/month

2. (RED)’s Nanda Home Alarm Clock

Have a teen that just won’t get up in the morning?  Get them this Product (RED) Tocky alarm clock where they can upload their own mp3s and record messages that make starting the day a bit easier.

Price: $58

3. Ash Canvas Tiny TOMS Classics

Each purchase of this TOMS classic gives a pair to a child in need. Stylish shoes for a stylish child.

Price: $29.00

4. Kids’ ONE EDUN shirt

Educate your youngster about ONE and our efforts to eliminate global poverty by wearing an EDUN ONE Shirt made in Kenya.

Price: $20.00

5. Every Mother Counts Poster

These posters are perfect for your child’s room or nursery and 50% of the proceeds go to support Every Mother Counts.

Price: Varies

6. Sweetie Pie ONEsie by ONE

Easy to grow, and packed with vitamin A, the sweet potato is doing its small part to help curb the nutrition crisis. Get this adorable ONEsie to show your little ones commitment to fighting hunger and malnutrition.

Price: $18.00

7. Bugaboo (PRODUCT)RED Cameleon

Give back while you stroll in style! 1% of global revenue across all Bugaboo products goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS and eliminate transmission from mother-to-child by 2015.

Price: $979.00

8. World Vision: New Mother and Baby Kit

You can help new moms in countries around the world by giving them the supplies they need to care for their newborns during the first critical weeks of life. The kit includes things like a bassinet, cloth diapers, a blanket, a container for clean water, and soap. Your gift will also provide infant care training for mothers-to-be.

Price: $77.00

9. Charity: Water Playing Cards

Need help getting your kids through a flight?  These playing cards help fight for increased access to clean water by supporting Charity: Water operations.

Price: $5.00

10. Relief International Beads

These beautiful bracelets are handcrafted by African women and help combat malnutrition and hunger in Darfur. 1 Relief Bead feeds a malnourished child for a week. 5 Relief Beads brings a malnourished child back to good health. 10 Relief Beads restores the well-being of 2 malnourished children. 100 Relief Beads saves the lives of 20 children. *available to U.S. and Canada residents only

Price: $10.00

11. “What does it mean to be Global” book?

In this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully-told story, children learn what it means to be global by visiting the pyramids, eating sushi, celebrating Kwanzaa, and learning how to say “hello” in Swahili. The book is a conversation starter for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children’s traditions, religions, and values the world over.

Price: $16.95