Editor Loves: Gifts That Give Back For A Better World

By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief

After the year we've experienced, this holiday season is a perfect time to choose gifts that have meaning, which beyond bringing joy to our loved ones, will help to better our world. With these 12 gift ideas (one for each day of Christmas), we’re sure to please all of the amazing women in our lives because as well as being eco-conscious, they give back to vital causes. These include environmental protection, women’s safety, human rights, veteran care, women's rehabilitation, disease research, children's education, the arts, and animal welfare. This holiday season give what matters to the ones who matter, knowing that ultimately what matters most is the well-being of our world.

Jane Iredale Starry Eyes Mascara Set

$45 USD

A little glamour goes a long way, and long, full lashes are a girl’s best friend when wanting to enhance her look. This handy set contains a PureLash® Lash Extender & Conditioner and Black Ice Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara, which enhance the appearance of lash thickness and length for perfect, luxurious, starry eyes! Beyond creating eco and cruelty-free cosmetics to make women look and feel their best, Jane Iredale is committed to giving back and has donated over $1,000,000 to charitable causes that benefit breast cancer survivors, children, victims of domestic and sexual abuse, animal welfare, agriculture organizations, and saving the Monarch butterfly.

PC: Jane Iredale

Evolue Essential Women’s Kit

$98 USD

Two stars from Evolue’s effective, eco-luxe skincare line up make up this essential kit. The Royal Jelly Peel is a luxurious alternative to acid-based masks, and gently exfoliates dead skin without damaging new skin. Paired with Super Oil, a Coco Eco favorite, this plant-based squalane oil helps to supplement essential vitamins for healthy skin and is the lightest oil-based serum you'll ever try, while being a warrior for all skin issues including the dreaded mask-ne! The brand has a built-in, philanthropic drive that gives back year-round, supporting multiple causes including veterans, and sufferers of MS and leukemia, amongst other ongoing initiatives.

PC: Evolue

100% Pure Glossed Up Trio

$42 USD

Moisturizing with silky, smooth vitamin E, this fruit pigmented lip gloss trio gives lips a plump, juicy pop of color. A philanthropic brand at heart, 100% Pure has partnered with non-profits across California to donate a bottle of hand sanitizer to those in need, with every purchase from their site. Beyond Covid, they donate nutritious vegan meals to shelter dogs in China, who are often abandoned, abused, and facing death for the dog meat trade, also saving 60sq feet of rainforest, 90lb of grain, 2,000 gallons of water, the lives of at least two livestock animals, and one hungry dog each day.

PC: 100% Pure

Happy Dance The Feel-Good Bundle


Made with busy, stressed out Moms in mind, Kristen Bell’s Happy Dance is a new line of premium CBD skincare that is vegan and cruelty-free, and formulated without formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sulfates, synthetic dyes or fragrances. This Feel-Good Bundle is a trio of tranquility for the skin and features a luxurious Whipped Body Butter that is packed with ultra hydrating and nourishing plant extracts; a multi-tasking Coconut Melt balm that handily hydrates from head to toe, and an energizing Bath Bomb . . . All the calm and feel-good that a worried soul needs. Fully committed to caring, Happy Dance is donating 1% profits from all products sold to A New Way of Life ReEntry Project, a Black owned, LA-based 501(c)(3) organization that provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy, and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison.

PC: Happy Dance

Mink Shoes Patent Owl Wallet

$180 USD

​Pioneers in luxury, vegan footwear, Mink Shoes are a go-to when looki