10 Charming Valentine’s Day Gifts That Give Back


Since the world feels like one giant garbage fire at the moment — or America, anyway — it’s the perfect time to transform a Hallmark holiday into an occasion with more meaning. While shopping for your sweetie and the perfect prezzie, consider these charming gifts that give back to social causes.

I love you like I love individual rights and liberties, bebe. $22

You’re the balm, bae. Thistle Farms helps women heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction by employing survivors through their social enterprises. $10

Rescue Chocolate donates net profits to animal shelters and rescue organizations. Vegan options are available. $6+

The Giving Keys supports job creation for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Matte black lovers will appreciate this “love” key. $42

Have velvety skin and support small grassroots organizations focused on environmental conservation, animal welfare, and human rights. $8+

TOMS is selling these shoes (with hearts!) on a “one for one” policy: buy a gift, and a gift is given to someone in need. $55

Charity Canvas donates 50% of the revenue from purchases of their paintings to The Trevor Project, which works “to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.” $40

Eat, drink, and help fund an autistic child’s ABA therapy. $69

Love, Italian-style. Adopt an olive tree in Sicily. $98+

Story Books sends 3 local-language books to a school. Perfect for the book nerd in your life. $43

Love is love is love. . . . For every mug purchased, Williams-Sonoma will donate 50% of the purchase price to The Human Rights Campaign, which works to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. $26