Style Unlocked: Gifts that Give Back

Posted By on December 5, 2019

Giving gifts over the holidays always feels good. But this year, your giving can take on deeper meaning by supporting charities and causes that actually do good.

Here are some local companies that fully believe in giving back.

Get into the Holiday Spirit!

Believing that kindness can be contagious, The Be Kind People Project is dedicated to providing students with comprehensive youth development programming that uses a positive approach to social, emotional and academic learning. All proceeds from sales of their super cute Be Jolly T-shirts support their programs. This Be Jolly T-Shirt would “Be” so cute to wear with a pair of jeans or a jean skirt and promote some extra kindness during the busy season.

A Piece of Design History

Frank Lloyd Wright is an architectural icon and when you purchase items featuring his designs from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation gift shop, a portion of sales will help preserve and maintain the historical work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Among many FLW gifts to choose from, this architecturally inspired backgammon set is great for anyone on your list. Playing games with friends and family over the holidays is always fun and this beautiful backgammon set is sure to be a conversation piece as well.


Let’s support strong women! Through fragrances, this “perfume with a purpose” strives to empower women to believe in themselves and all they can do. With each sale,Ilsa Frangrances gives back to the community by donating to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that teaches girls they have limitless potential. The rollerball duo includes both scents in a beautifully packaged box for only $40.

For Your Little Chef

The Give Garden is a unique culinary adventure for kids that strives to build healthy habits through fruit and veggie introduction and recipe exploration. The monthly meal kit delivery includes a recipe card that breaks down directions into three categories: “child” steps, “family” steps and “adult” steps. Plus, Give Garden gives up to 15 percent back to the charity or fundraiser of the subscriber’s choice. What a great way to teach kids both how to cook healthy and the art of giving back while spending quality time together. My 8-year-old friend Ellie made the cheesy broccoli potato skins and gave them two thumbs-up!

Stocking Stuffers

The MAShop at Mane Attraction Salon at 32nd Street & Camelback Road is filled with gifts that give back. Check out the Gem Girl bracelets and support local animal rescue with every bracelet sold; the Bloom & Give scarves that give a percentage of every scarf sold to help educate girls in India; or Blue Planet sunglasses that give a pair of corrective glasses to those in need with each pair purchased. So many fun options — it’s definitely worth a stop.

Don’t Forget Your Fur Kid

Adorable #LovePup holiday T-shirts are now available at Oh My Dog! Boutique Hotel for $30 with 100 percent going back to #LovePup. OMD! is also selling Bentley’s Biscuits Pocket Packs for $4.50 with 100 percent give-back to #LovePup. I’ve already ordered my dog Jax’s holiday T-shirt and can’t wait to see how cute he looks in it.

Luxury Love

The 2019 Christmas Book is here and with it comes the announcement that Neiman Marcus is supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America creative arts programs this holiday season as a part of their “Igniting Creativity” initiative. Show your support when you shop and donate online or in stores from now until December 31.

Locally, Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix is supporting Childhelp with a toy drive on Dec. 12, 2019 at their Biltmore Fashion Park location. I hope you will stop by and join the Frontdoors team for a bit of holiday cheer and shopping! &

McKenna Wesley

Contributing Writer

Instagram: @thebubblyblonde

McKenna Wesley

About McKenna Wesley

McKenna Wesley is a Contributing Writer for Frontdoors Media and the owner and producer of the web site The Bubbly Blonde.