Graduation Gifts That Give Back

April 09, 2019

Graduation Gifts That Give Back

Empower your graduate to make the world a better place with gifts that give back! We’ve partnered with a group of game-changers to provide you with ideas that will help your graduate start off on the right foot in college and in the real world. The best part is that each of these items is used to make a difference in the life of someone else- whether that be a child who needs a meal, a woman building her career, or a family that needs a helping hand. Find the perfect gift for your graduate below!

The perfect candle for their next home.

Bridgewater Candles Sweet Grace Collection includes a variety of stylish vessels with their beloved Sweet Grace fragrance. Give your graduate he perfect candle to make new living arrangements feel like home. Each candle provides 3 meals to a child in need through their partnership with ricebowlsorg!

A necklace to take their next step in style.

Each Destiny Necklace is lovingly assembled by women in East Asia who have found freedom from trafficking and exploitation through dignified work. Perfect for everyday wear, this piece gives opportunity to a woman across the globe and includes a card signed by the woman who made it. Wear yours as a reminder that your story matters—and so does hers.

A photo holder to showcase sweet memories.

The hand-carved marble of the Dainty Shapes Photo Holders makes for a stylish and elevated way to feature the most memorable moments from your college years! Your purchase helps artisans in Vietnam earn fair wages they can rely on while preserving the craft heritage of their villages. Learn More about the impact gifts from Noonday have here. 

A warm and cozy throw blanket.

The Sky to Summit Striped Throw combines hues of light blue, mocha, and beige in a lightweight throw. Woven on a hand loom using cotton string by artisans in Gulu, Uganda. 31 Bits partners with an organization called Wawoto Kacel Cooperative who provides dignified work opportunities to women with disabilities. Your purchase impacts the lives of artisans in Uganda and Indonesia.

A Little Something to Cheers with.

31 Bits partners with a workshop called Kausar in Indonesia to create many of our brass serve ware and goods. This Cheers Bottle Opener was handmade in Indonesia. Every purchase helps give them dignified job opportunities, access to the global market, and helps preserve traditional techniques. Learn more about the 31 Bits give back mission here. 

An accessory they can feel good about.

Each necklace from Dreamer & Co features handmade paper beads from our artisans in the Horn of Africa. The Dreamer necklace is a subtle statement piece for your grad. The necklace is long enough to slip on over your head and is perfect to wear with almost anything! Each purchase from Dreamer & Co empowers women through business, renewing their dignity and in turn helping them flourish in their daily lives. Learn more about their mission here. 

A keychain to encourage their wanderlust.

Does the soon-to-be graduate in your life love to travel? If so, then gifting them engraved rings for every country and/or state they’ve been to is sure to be a thoughtful graduation present that they’ll cherish and continue to add to for a lifetime. The rings and the keychains that the rings go on (aka Wanderchains) are all handmade by the folks over at The Wander Club and they make for a unique and portable way to keep track of one’s travels. For every ring purchased, The Wander Club donates a meal to an orphaned child abroad with the help of their non-profit partner, Rice Bowls.

A keychain to encourage their wanderlust.

Does the soon-to-be graduate in your life love to travel? If so, then gifting them engraved rings for every country and/or state they’ve been to is sure to be a thoughtful graduation present that they’ll cherish and continue to add to for a lifetime. The rings and the keychains that the rings go on (aka Wanderchains) are all handmade by the folks over at The Wander Club and they make for a unique and portable way to keep track of one’s travels. For every ring purchased, The Wander Club donates a meal to an orphaned child abroad with the help of their non-profit partner, Rice Bowls.