get giving: the gifts that give back

For those who appreciate not being the only one who receives. Where the gift gives twice. These are the gifts with social meaning. They are special in their own rights, but also provide for others.

Here's the 2014 holiday gift guide for gifts that give more than they seem.


Karuna was created with several intentions in mind, one of which was the funding of a scholarship for grade 12 graduates. 10% of every scrub sold goes straight to the foundation of this scholarship. Let your gift be a part of the first Vibrant Lives Scholarship to ever be given.

where to get: in a sequoia or a stockist

how much: $28

happy spritz

A portion of proceeds from this incredible line of aromatherapy spritzes goes to help with different animal rescue organizations. With this gift under the tree, you're also doing something good for all of the homeless pets out there.

where to get: Happy or a stockist

how much: $28

pura vida

Not only providing jobs for artisans in Costa Rica, Pura Vida created The Charity Collection to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. From the protection of our ocean habitats to cancer research, they try to support as many causes and organizations as possible.

where to get: Pura

how much: starting at $5

Need a recap of the 2014 in a sequoia holiday gift guide? Access to each guide is here. And let us know what you thought of this year's guide in the comments below! Feel like someone was missing? Want to see this again next year? All feedback is welcome!

Megan te Boekhorstgift guide