The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are dwindling down (savings accounts, rejoice!), but before you polish off another year of holiday shopping, there's one more sales event that's way worth your attention: Giving Tuesday.
In the fury of consumerism that is Black Friday weekend, Giving Tuesday focuses on giving back to the community in whatever ways you can. But it's not just for consumers—brands are welcome to get in on the giving, too, donating profits, products, and more back to organizations and non-profits who need it most. From local community resources to larger global initiatives, Giving Tuesday is a chance for corporations to give back before the holidays, reminding us that presents aren't the main reason for the season.
If you're looking for a way to support a cause this year—or need to finish the Black Friday shopping you didn't get around to, give a gift that gives back. Below are 12 beauty, fashion, and home brands giving back for Giving Tuesday to support this year.
12 brands giving back this year for Giving Tuesday
Thalassophiles, this deal is for you. Today, Biossance is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from this 2-piece set to Oceana, a conservation nonprofit dedicated to protecting and rebuilding abundant, biodiverse oceans. Each set includes a full-size bottle of Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil that hydrates, firms, and lifts, plus a gift size of Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum that brightens skin.
If you’ve been meaning to re-stock your hair and body care stash, hop on over to Odele. This week, the brand is hosting a “Buy 1, Give 5” event, where Odele will donate five body washes for every item purchased on the website this week. Doesn’t matter what products—shampoos, conditioners, body washes and more are on the table. For every item sold, Together We Rise, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care, will receive five body washes to divvy up.
If you’ve been meaning to try the celeb-approved skin care brand True Botanicals, do it today.
The brand is donating 100 percent of profits from the Pacific Glacial Clay Detoxifying Mask ($75) to Grow Ahead, a regenerative farming non-profit in Mexico that’s dedicated to combatting climate change through eco-friendly farming practices. Not to mention, the mask itself is a dream that sucks dirt and grime out of pores without drying out your skin.
It’s dry skin season, which means a creamy new body butter is a must. This grapefruit scented one from Josie Maran will hydrate and nourish even the driest skin and today, the brand is donating 100 percent of its sales to the Coral Reef Alliance. Simply buy the body butter at Ulta or the Josie Maran website and full proceeds will be donated.
Bundle up in a cozy sweater dress (or two) from WVN, a an eco-friendly, ethical fashion brand that makes gorgeous women’s clothes. Through midnight, you can still save 25 percent off all WVN apparel as part of the brand’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales using the code “GIVE.” Plus, a portion of proceeds will be donated to She’s The First, a nonprofit supporting and providing opportunities to underserved girls globally.
Outdoor Voices just launched a limited-edition capsule collection with YMCA and, as to be expected, it’s adorable. But the best part is, all proceeds from the collection go straight back to the Y in an effort to “Get the World Moving.” There’s this cute hat, a graphic sweatshirt, retro socks, and even a tiered donation offering in case you just want to show your support.
Your winter skin-care routine isn’t the only thing that probably needs an overhaul—your wardrobe does, too. Bundle up with a new coat from Lucky Brand, which is partnering with Operation Warm for Giving Tuesday. For every piece of outerwear purchased from the brand’s website, $25 will be donated to Operation Warm, which is committed to helping underserved children by supporting their basic needs and connecting them to community resources.
Thinx makes period-proof underwear, and today is the last day the company is matching all customer donations up to $50,000 for the Chicago Period Project. It’s also your last chance to score big on period-proof undies, including 20 percent off 3+ pairs, 25 percent off 5+ pairs, and 30 percent off 7+ pairs. So “Add to Cart” and choose your donation amount.
If you haven’t heard, sustainable toilet paper is very much a thing, and Giving Tuesday is just another reason to give it a try.
DTC brand Cloud Paper makes paper products from bamboo in an effort to curb deforestation. In continued partnership with One Tree Planted, Cloud Paper will be planting one tree for every purchase made today, but the goodness doesn’t stop there. Through the end of December, buyers can give Cloud Paper a try for free and see why they should make the switch for good. Order a “free” box of six rolls of Tree-Free Toilet Paper or three rolls of Tree-Free Toilet Paper and one roll of Bamboo Paper Towels, and you’ll just pay shipping.
Skip the single-use plastic bags and styrofoam travel cups with all-things Stojo. From collapsible mugs to pop-up food containers, the brand is a one-stop-shop for sustainable food storage. Stojo just launched #StojoGives, a campaign to give back to essential workers—for every purchase, Stojo will donate a 12-ounce cup to a health organizations to give to nurses, doctors, and more.
Hedley & Bennet
Whether you’re shopping for your favorite home chef or treating yourself, Hedley & Bennet has trendy aprons ready for any kitchen. For Giving Tuesday, the brand has partnered with World Central Kitchen, which donates emergency food relief to communities in need. Today, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to the organization, so get shopping.
For more kitchen deals with a cause, head on over to Food52. In honor of Giving Tuesday, the brand is donating 5 percent of all proceeds to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. From new cookware to unique baking accessories, stock your kitchen for a good cause.
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