5 Children’s Gifts That Give Back

Cuddle and Kind dolls

Some of the season’s hottest gifts get a philopatric edge. Sure, the latest tech toys sound enticing but in the season of giving, nothing quite says receiving like unwrapping a quality gift that takes on some of the world’s biggest initiatives. For 5 children’s gifts that pay it forward, read on.

Cuddle+kind Dolls

They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They’re kind. Available in a variety of characters including Zoe the unicorn, Wyatt the fox, Benedict the bear, Sebastian the lamb and Chelsea the cat, to name a few, each doll is ethically produced and hand knit in Peru by talented artisans with premium cotton.

Even better, for every cuddle+kind doll sold, 10 meals are given to children in need, through their partnership with World Food Program USA.

According to WFP, “when children are given meals in school, attendance increases, more girls receive an education and performance greatly improves.”

Their goal? To provide one million meals a year. Now, who doesn’t want to get behind that?

STATE’s Mini Kane Backpacks

Created to “address the immediate needs of American children living with challenging and in some cases critical circumstances.” For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack filled with essential tools for success to an child in need.

But, it doesn’t stop there. The company goes beyond material giving with their #WHATDOWETELLTHEKIDS initiative created to “shed light and share stories around social injustices and marginalized populations across the US.” To date, the video series has tackled topics such as violence in Chicago, the “R” word, LGBTQ, and Black Lives Matter.

Check out the popular Mini Kane here.