RETURN TO The Yogi’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Presents are nice, but helping others is even nicer. We scouted hundreds of companies that partner with charities doing admirable things—from donating blankets to shelters to helping children in need—to create the ultimate holiday gift guide featuring heart and soul for every budget.
Here, we picked 8 awesome gifts under $150 for you to choose from. Plus, the good news? We’re giving away a few of these in packages this December. Enter here for a chance to win these yoga gifts!
World Vision Soapstone Box
World Vision, a humanitarian organization that works with families in nearly 100 countries, curates unique gifts like this soapstone box crafted by a Kenyan artisan. Sales support a variety of programs, from educational efforts to disaster relief
$85 donation, worldvision.org
Skida Cashmere Cowl Scarf
For every Skida cashmere cowl scarf you buy, you can donate a printed hat to a cancer patient via the company’s Plus One promotion, which partners with 10 cancer centers nationwide. Simply enter a code at checkout to select the center of your choice.
See also 5 Fair Trade Scarves for Fall
Blooming Lotus Jewelry Balance & Harmony Mala
The Blooming Lotus Jewelry Balance & Harmony mala (said to nurture loving, compassionate communication) is equal parts fashion and function. Five percent of online sales are donated to pediatric charities, such as Support the Kid.
Holistic Spaces Fine-Art Mandala Prints
Inspire a friend’s New Year with Holistic Spaces fine-art mandala prints, like the Durga Yantra (shown above), which encourages letting go and starting fresh. Your good decorating taste will also help Tibetan refugee children, as 10 percent of the proceeds go to Bon Shen Ling’s Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India.
From $81, holisticspaces.com
Pure & Co. Glamourous Jacket
Keep a loved one warm with the handmade Pure & Co. Glamourous Jacket, made in an eco-friendly facility in Thailand that recycles its water to neighboring rice fields. One percent of all sales assist organizations like Bridging Educational Access to Migrants (BEAM), which aids Burmese migrant students seeking college prep.
M by Mind in Motion Pullover Hoodie
M by Mind in Motion pullover hoodie is perfect for transitioning from yoga class to the outdoors. This “breathe” statement sweatshirt contributes 25 percent of online holiday sales to The Representation Project, an organization that fights stereotypes.
See also 5 Yoga Pant Prints Perfect for Fall
Artificer Wood Works iPhone Speakers
The Timbrefone iPhone speakers from Artificer Wood Works amplify sound naturally thanks to their unique design—no cords or batteries in sight. The company plants a tree for every product crafted and even donates wood shavings to make beds for animals in wildlife-rehabilitation facilities.
Sackcloth & Ashes Alpaca-Wool Throw
One touch of this super-soft alpaca-wool throw and you’ll be sold. The cherry on top: For every Sackcloth & Ashes blanket purchased, the company will send a blanket to your local homeless shelter.