We teach our kids about being good people every day! So why not give them gifts for charity that reinforce that message? Here are some ethical gift suggestions for every age and stage of the kids on your holiday list. We guarantee that they’ll love each one almost as much as the fact that proceeds from its purchase is helping another kid in need.
Unique Christmas Gifts for Babies & Toddlers
Your toddler may be a little young too learn about ethical gifts, but they’ll definitely enjoy these new Crayola Twistables that never need to be sharpened! In 30 vibrant, nontoxic colors, these pencils are as simple as grab, twist, draw! (And later on, you can start a conversation about UNICEF and the good it does for children around the world.)
Think of this car as an ethical spin on Hot Wheels. Safe for ages 3 and up, this toy version of the UNICEF Land Rover, which delivers supplies to kids in need all over the world, is fully operational for fun! It features a pullback switch that can be used to make the car move, and doors that open and close. Available for backorder, this toy will ship within 2 to 6 weeks — in time for holiday delivery!
Christmas Gift Ideas for Children
Elementary school-aged kids are old enough to understand the good feeling you get from giving, so teach them a little more about it with a UNICEF Inspired Gift! To help your child make a global impact, donate this set of soccer balls in his or her name to give three children a chance to exercise and play. Knowing they’ve made a big difference in someone else’s life is the greatest gift of all!
The UNICEF Kid Power Band converts your child’s steps into lifesaving therapeutic food packets for kids around the world. The more steps they take the more lives they save. What’s not to LOVE about that? Paired with its companion app, the Kid Power Band will take your child and you on adventures as you learn about other cultures and kids who need help around the world.
The Most Unique Christmas Gifts for Your Teenage Daughter
If your daughter’s into the elephants, this lovely necklace handcrafted by Thai silversmith Jantana supports its artisan maker and provides 23 packets of life-saving nutrition to children suffering from malnutrition.
The Most Unique Christmas Gifts for Your Teenage Son
If you’re trying to get your teens to “unplug” this holiday season, this handcrafted journal just might encourage them to take their thoughts offline. Designed by Indian artisan Mohd Tanveer, this journal is made from upcycled computer keys. It also provides 63 sachets of oral rehydration salts to children battling dehydration and diarrhea.
Interesting Christmas Gift Ideas for College Students
For children leaving home for the first time, this photo album, made from Thai saa paper and handwoven Akha cotton, is great for old family photos as well as new pics of all their next adventures. Celebrate past, present and future with this lovely gift, proceeds from which can provide polio vaccines for 26 children.
Oh, the places they’ll go! Prepare your child for all their future adventures — even if it’s just off to the library! —with this handcrafted leather messenger bag. The satchel is designed by Peruvian artist Patsy Chang, who learned leather-working from her artist father. Proceeds from this bag can provide 207 polio vaccines for children.