11 Feel-Good, Do-Good Gifts You'll Actually Enjoy Giving

Have you ever fallen down a shopping rabbit hole? You know, when one awesome brand leads you to another with a similar aesthetic, and then another, and then another? That's basically what happens when we shop on Tictail. Every two weeks, we'll be teaming up with the site — which makes it easy to discover emerging brands from around the world — to unearth a selection of labels you probably don't know about, but definitely should. Prepare to open a LOT of browser tabs.

As fun as it is to give during the holidays, saving your shopping to the last-minute can often result in some sub-par presents. Sure, a box of printed socks or yet another candle gets the job done, but do those items really reflect just how much you care about the person you're giving them to? Probably not. So, why not put in that bit of extra research to find something with a deeper meaning? Fortunately, platforms like Tictail make it easy to do just that without shopping at a million different places (in fact, you don't even have to leave your bed).

"It always feels good to give a gift — but nothing feels better than choosing a gift that gives back or helps others," Tictail's product merchandiser Anna Decilveo tells Refinery29. "Whether it’s an environmentally friendly find, a special something that supports a noble cause, or a stylish select from a small business rather than a go-to chain," the items ahead have been handpicked from Tictail’s global marketplace "to make this holiday season even brighter."

Ahead, you'll find some of our favorite picks (with even more to choose from here). Here's to a gifting season that looks good, feels good, and does good.

"Handmade in New York City from recycled materials and ethically-sourced diamonds, this statement ring from jewelry brand Zanni is bold, beautiful, and benefits a great cause: 10% of proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood."
Zanni Booby Ring, Sterling Silver, $110.00 Buy
"These R29-designed tees not only make a great statement, but also fund an increase of women in public leadership by supporting She Should Run (in addition to looking cool AF)."
Refinery29 Women Women Women Tee, $25.00 Buy
"Deadwood’s leather jackets, made from 100% recycled leather, are friendly to both the environment and your bank account (most jackets are priced under-$300)."
Deadwood Womens Biker Jacket Black, $296.00 Buy
"This necklace from Swedish brand Blue Boom was designed to represent the strength and powerful core at the center of all women — the perfect gift to inspire and uplift."
Blue Boom Round Circle Necklace Gold, $82.00 Buy
"Each of Tal Drori’s scarves, made from best-quality materials and finished by hand, tells a story. We especially love this La Moustache scarf for its playful representation of 'braids and gender, and its bold colors and rich patterns' — a true Tal original."
Tal Drori La Moustache Silk Scarf, $124.00 Buy
"What’s cooler than these pink satin loafers? The fact that they come from a female-founded, female-run business aimed at creating covetable shoes at affordable prices. We’re fans for life."
Jennie Ellen XO Pink, $113.00 Buy
"This fiery leather purse is from Dolores Haze, a New York-based brand whose pieces are made in factories run by women, using fabrics sourced from immigrant-owned businesses."
Dolores Haze Dragon Leather Purse, $80.00 Buy
"New York designer Wray Serna knows everyone looks amazing in a slip dress. Her latest design, in forest green, was produced in a fair-trade factory in India."
Wray Slip Dress, $115.00 Buy
"These earrings, like all of French brand Bresma’s pieces, are made in limited-edition runs to ensure top quality and environmentally-responsible production. In other words: Snap them up before they’re gone!"
Bresma Boucles d'Oreilles Bertha, $87.00 Buy
"Our favorite statement sock of the season — made by emerging designer Simone Wild — manages to be both snuggly and sophisticated (hello, velvet!). Plus, they’re available in a range of rich, jewel-like colors."
Simone Wild Velvet Socks, $37.00 Buy
"This Trust the Mojo beanie was hand-knit in Paris by designer Morgane using 100% natural wool. Its exceptional fit and impressive size make it an anything-but-average take on a winter weather basic."
Trust the Mojo The Bigger The Better Beanie, $81.00 Buy
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