Gifts That Do Good: Products That Give Back for Under $35

Gifts that Do Good — Under $35

Holiday shopping doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg.

The best gifts that we can give to our loved ones come from a genuine, meaningful place — and we can do that while supporting brands that uphold our values.

If you’re shopping on a budget, here are some good items that you can gift this holiday season all under the price of $35. 

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9 Affordable Gifts That Also Make a Difference:

Pela Phone Case 


Pela Compostable Green Case on an iPhone

Pela offers fun multi-color options for their compostable phone cases. The phone cases pride themselves on their durable exterior that prevents scratches and cracks on your phone. They also make Apple Watch straps, AirPod cases, and sunglasses.

In addition to their cases being compostable, Pela is a certified member of the organization 1% for the Planet (just like Good Good Good!) — a global network of businesses and nonprofits who are working to end our most prevalent environmental issues.

Plantable Coloring Pencils with Seeds 

$15.80 for an 8-pack

Brown pencils with a green tip filled with seeds

These plantable coloring pencils are eco-friendly pencils with seeds to add to your eco-friendly stationery collection. These pencils can be planted into soil and you can watch them grow.

When you order this box, you’ll receive eight eco-friendly and biodegradable pencils along with plant seed capsules for herbs, flowers, or vegetables.

Oleamea's Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Pack


A box of two cute bottles of extra virgin olive oil

Oleamea's Gift Pack is described as “the perfect gift for that special foodie in your life or anyone who loves to entertain.” The gift pack comes with two bottles of extra virgin olive oil made organically, with ingredients like almonds and herbs.

One bottle of olive oil is described as ‘premium everyday,’ which can be used in the process of cooking, while the ‘private select’ bottle can be enjoyed with foods like pizza, pasta, seafood, and chicken. 

Greens Steel Stainless-Steel Straw Set 


A box of stainless steel straws

Greens Steel makes eco-friendly and BPA-free stainless-steel straws that can replace your plastic ones.

You can order these straws in ‘tall’ or ‘medium,’ depending on the size of cups you use. This seamless design can help you decrease your carbon footprint just a bit more.

Sounds Brooklyn Palo Santo Sticks 


A cute box of Palo Santo

Sounds Brooklyn's Palo Santo sticks have been collected from fallen tree trunks and branches in Ecuador and Peru and reinvented as sustainable Palo Santo sticks.

Palo Santo sticks are used for purification and cleansing of bad energy around the house. Additionally, 30% of the proceeds made from Sounds Brooklyn’s Palo Santo sticks will be donated to other eco-friendly organizations.

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders 

$12.99 - $17.99 | Bookshop | Amazon

We Are The Change

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders is technically a book for children, but is perfect for adults who want to feel inspired.

This award-winning book illustrates the faces and quotes of civil rights leaders across the U.S. If you’re looking to feel inspired, or to encourage your kids to do good, this book is perfect.

Kishu's Charcoal Water Filter Stick


Kishu Charcoal - Plastic Free Water Filter

This charcoal water filter stick can turn any water bottle into a vessel for purification. Instead of purchasing expensive plastic purifiers, this charcoal filter can save you money and give you the same purified result.

The filter is also BPA and plastic-free, meaning it’s sustainable, inexpensive, and effective.

Paper Culture’s DIY Cards 

$0.77 each

Upload Your Own Design - written on a card with gold

Paper Culture’s DIY Cards are not only extremely inexpensive, but sustainable, too. These customizable greeting cards are made from 100% recycled paper. With every order, Paper Culture will plant a tree. If you’re sending letters out this holiday season, look no further.

Public Goods’ Bamboo Toothbrush 


Public Goods - bamboo toothbrushes

Public Goods’ bamboo toothbrush uses an alternative material to the plastic toothbrushes we’re so used to. These toothbrushes are made from bamboo, making them 100% biodegradable and designed to be environmentally friendly.

If you’re interested in making your personal care more sustainable — or giving an easy little gift (everyone needs a new toothbrush every 3 months!) — here’s a low-price toothbrush that can help you out.

Check out more of our gift guides to find ethical products that give back and make a difference → Good Good Good Gift Guides

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