Unwrapping something on your wish list is great and all, but giving a gift that makes your recipient feel ALL THE FEELS is what the holidays are really about.

Indego Africa Unicorn Bookends

Recycled brass unicorn bookends bring a dose of whimsy to bookworms’ shelves and help educate the African artisans who made them.($55; shop.indegoafrica.org)

Thistle Farms Candle and Bug Spray Set

This DEET-free bug-repellent set from Thistle Farms (a cooperative run by women healing from trafficking, addiction, and prostitution) smells nothing like Off—and its pretty packaging makes it a great gift for teachers/hosts/friends.($26; thistlefarms.org)

State Lorimer Backpack

For every one of these sleek, office-to-gym bags you give, State will hand-deliver a backpack (filled with essentials) to an American child in need.($85; statebags.com)

Siestas for Fiestas Gaviota Blanket

This bold Mexican blanket/towel will do so much more than please beach lovers. For every one sold, a family in need will receive a full Christmas dinner.($58; siestasforfiestas.com)

Yoobi Gel Pens

Note-takers will swoon over this set of rainbow gel pens: For every one sold, a donation will be made to a classroom in need.($9.99; yoobi.com)

Grounds & Hounds Coffee

This seriously good coffee company donates 20 percent of profits from each sale to a rescue close to the purchaser. Woof!($26; grounds-and-hounds.myshopify.com)

Warby Parker Gift Card

Whether your giftee wears glasses or just needs a new pair of sunnies, a Warby Parker gift card is a sharp choice. For every pair sold, a pair is donated to someone in need.($95; warbyparker.com)

Boka Oral Care Kit

A healthy mouth and fresh breath are a true gift to the recipient (and those around them). Plus, for every toothbrush purchased, one goes to a person in need.($16; boka.com)

Bureo Minnow Cruiser Skateboard

A skateboard that prevents more than 30 square feet of harmful plastic fishnets from entering the ocean and supports Chilean fishing communities is super rad.($129; bureo.co)


These scratch-offs are always a winner: With every card, someone in need will receive clean water, solar light, literacy tools, or nutritious meals. The perfect stocking stuffer!($20; givelottolove.com)

Parks Project Tees

Nature lovers will flip for these Parks Project tees, which not only look cool but also support the parks they represent.($36; parksproject.us)

“Rescue Me”

This beautiful, moving coffee table book goes beyond the (stunning) pup pictures and tells heartbreaking/warming stories of the featured shelter dogs, giving new meaning to “adopt, don’t shop.” Proceeds go toward the Humane Society of New York.($10.51; amazon.com)