Gifts That Give Back


Finding a great gift for someone special in your life is one of the best feelings in the world. Choosing a gift that gives back spreads the joy even further – delighting the recipient while also supporting an important cause.

This year we’ve decided to highlight gift ideas that pull double duty this holiday season. Not only are these gifts great products that are sure to please your loved one, but they will also provide needed support for many worthy organizations.

For the Home Chef or Budding Baker 

A sturdy spatula is an essential tool for cooks of all ages and abilities. Williams Sonoma has an ongoing partnership with No Kid Hungry, so purchasing one of these silicone spatulas means you’re also working to end childhood hunger. This organization provides nutritious food for vulnerable kids in communities around the country.

Each spatula is uniquely designed by a celebrity, a food blogger, or a chef, so you can choose a design that will bring a smile to the gift recipient and to kids in need. 

No Kid Hungry Spatula

For the Animal Lover 

Do you know someone who has always wanted to adopt a wild animal? Now they can – no pet food required.

Fahlo bracelets feature colorful beads and an animal charm. Each bracelet is linked to a real live animal in the wild that they can track. Options include sea turtles, polar bears, dolphins, and more. Best of all – each purchase helps support the animal’s welfare and safety.

Fahlo Bracelet 

For Your Outdoorsy Friend or Family Member

A charming coffee cup from the Parks Project will not only put a pep in their step each morning but will also help inspire future generations of nature lovers. That’s because a portion of each purchase supports the National Park Foundation.

This important foundation has been protecting and preserving some of America’s most treasured places for more than 50 years. Your support can help provide youth education and programming as well as expand accessibility to make our parks a place for everyone to enjoy.

Parks Project Coffee Mug

For the Green Thumb 

A hand-planted succulent garden makes a great gift for the person with a green thumb or who aspires to be a good plant parent These gardens are small enough to perch on a window sill or brighten a bookcase, but they make a big impact.

For every purchase made, a portion of the proceeds goes to which provides six months of water for someone in the developing world.

Succulents need very little watering and care, so it’s also the perfect gift for someone who travels frequently. 

Succulent Garden

For the Creative Crafter 

Gift a crafty pal a pottery kit that has everything they need to sculpt and paint a variety of projects – no kiln needed! Each Pottery With a Purpose kit includes clay for 1-2 people, sculpting tools, beginner-friendly instructions, a smoothing sponge, a paintbrush, and paint.

You also have the option to gift a pottery subscription for the gift that keeps on giving. Your friend or family member will receive a new kit with fresh ideas and inspiration every three months.

As an organization, Pottery With a Purpose is focused on sustainability and giving back. All kits feature vegan products and a portion of every purchase supports mental health initiatives. 

Pottery With a Purpose

For the Difference Makers

Put your best foot forward at your holiday gatherings this year – and give the gift of socks. No, really!

Conscious Step socks feature eye-catching designs and organic cotton for cushioned comfort. Each pattern supports a different cause through a nonprofit partner.

So you can treat your giftees’ feet and help plant trees, protect endangered animals, raise breast cancer awareness, and support LGBTQ+ initiatives. Show your loved one you care about the issues that are important to them with this practical gift. 

Conscious Step Socks

For the Person Who Has Everything

Shopping for the person who has it all is tough. But, sometimes the real gift is just showing that you care.

What if you gave a gift in your loved one’s honor?

The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization that leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

When you give a donation in your loved one’s name to the Senior Star Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you join others in the fight to #ENDALZ.

Thanks to the support of our generous community, we’ve raised more than $5 Million dollars in the past eight years. In this year alone,  we’ve raised more than half a million dollars through the support of our 10 teams across the U.S. — but this great work cannot continue without your help. 

Senior Star Walk to End Alzheimer’s Teams

Do For One Another With Love 

Whether through a gift, a hug, or a word of encouragement, we believe we are called to “do for one another with love” at Senior Star. This simple yet profound promise guides all of our interactions with residents, their families, and all of our associates (employees). 

However you celebrate the season this year, it is our hope you will feel the warmth of care and affection from all of us at Senior Star.

Learn more here: How We Do For One Another With Love.

Looking for more great gift ideas? Check out these blogs:

Great Board Game Gift Ideas 

Five Great Photo Gifts 

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