5+ Holiday Gifts That Give Back

From parties to lights, and cozy nights with family, a lot of things help make the holiday season feel special. And one of the best activities is the one that celebrates the real reason for the season—giving to others.

But for most people, shopping for gifts is more of a stressful obligation than a beloved tradition.

Instead, opt for gifts that give back! Make-A-Wish has partnered with several amazing brands who have pledged to give a portion of their sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for critically ill children.

Whether you’re looking for a way to participate in GivingTuesday or just trying to get ahead on your holiday shopping, here are 5+ holiday gifts that give back.

Caribou Coffee's Wish Blend1. For Coffee Lovers

Delicious coffee is a favorite for millions of Americans, young and old. With Caribou Coffee, you can help start their day off on the right foot while giving back to kids in need.

For every bag of Wish Blend sold in Target or through their website, Caribou Coffee will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish.


Lokai's Make-A-Wish bracelet2. For Stocking Stuffers

For children living with a serious illness, life is all about finding the balance between the highs and lows. That’s the mission behind the jewelry brand Lokai.

Each of their bracelets has been made with water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea—the highest and lowest points on earth. When you wear one of these lovely pieces, you’ll be reminded to remain humble and hopeful through whatever life throws at you.

As an added bonus, Lokai donates 10% of their profits to various charities, including Make-A-Wish of America®. Purchase a rainbow or star bracelet to share your love of our organization and support these incredible children.


My First Reading Club's Wish Box3. For Kids

This year, skip the hottest toys (that will be neglected in two months!) in favor of the gift that keeps on giving.

With My First Reading Club, kids ages 0-12 will receive a collection of age-appropriate books each month to inspire a lifetime of reading. And with every purchase, $5 goes to Make-A-Wish America.


4. For The One Who Has Everything

Gift cards are a popular holiday gift year after year. But the gift recipient isn’t the only one that can benefit from it.

Giving Good’s Make-A-Wish e-gift card can be redeemed at one of eight top retailers, so no matter who is on your list, you’ll find a way to give to them and to the community. And what’s more, 3% of the purchase price goes toward granting wishes for critically ill children.


sample graphic of the new Disney specialty license plate supporting Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida

5. For Disney Lovers

Got a Disney lover on your list? Give them a gift that gives back while also letting them show their support for all things Disney!

Purchase a gift certificate for Florida’s Disney specialty license plate and $25 will be donated to Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida®. All they need to redeem it at the DMV is their Florida driver’s license.


6. For the Do-Gooder

We all know of one very special friend or family member who’s always giving back to the community. Celebrate their generosity by making a donation in their name to support a worthy cause like Make-A-Wish.

Making a donation online is simple and you even have the option to honor or memorialize a loved one.


Give Hope This Season

At Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, giving isn’t just for the holiday season, it’s our year-long commitment to critically ill children.

But a wish is more than a fun trip or a room makeover. Wishes have a lasting effect on a recipient’s mental health, giving them strength to fight and hope for the future. If you want to be a part of making a difference in the life of a deserving child, consider donating, volunteering, or attending one of our events.

No matter what holiday you celebrate, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida wishes you a magical holiday season.