Purchase With Purpose

We are so excited to launch our third annual Holiday Gift Guide! We believe in giving back, even when giving gifts, so all of the products featured are from give-back companies that we love! Even though the holidays are crazy and busy, we can all still "do one thing" this season and change the world with our purchases!


Hey y'all! My name is Brooke Bruce and I am one of the Dot interns for this school year. I love all things Christmas, so I am so excited to share this gift guide with you! All of these companies are doing awesome things, and all of their products are super cute! Merry Christmas and Happy Gift Giving!


For The Ladies

World COin Bank

This bank, which is made by Artisans in Bangladesh is perfect for the world traveler or wanderlust-ing student. This artisan group empowers the disadvantaged and strives to empower rural women through handicraft production.


These adorable scarves from Hands Producing Hope are crocheted by Andrea, a single mother of 5. Perfect for the college student walking around campus in the winter or for a pop of color with a fall outfit!

Handpainted Journals

Journals are the perfect gift for every age group, and these handpainted journals from Dot are individually made and all unique!


Great for around the house or dorm room, these baskets are made from pine straw and thread, and they are handcrafted in Honduras.


Girls love headbands and these from Ekkos are some of the cutest! Each headband purchased sends a child to school for 10 days!


Simple jewelry makes a perfect gift for any woman. These necklaces are cute and simple, and they empower women around the globe.

For the Kids

Baby Essentials set

This adorable set from Hands Producing Hope includes a diaper clutch, burp cloth, and pacifier clip and is perfect for the on-the-go mom! These items can be purchased individually or all together. 

Stuffed animals

These hand-knit friends from Cuddle + Kind are precious and provide 10 meals to children in need!

Coloring Book & Colored pencil set

Coloring books are fun for the kids and relaxing for the parents! This book is designed by college students and features more than 20 countries, and the pencils are made from recycled newspaper! This set is globally focused and provides a day of school for one of Dot's sponsored children!

For the guys


Clothing is always a good go-to gift, and these tees from Ekkos are stylish, while also sending children to school for 27 days!


These sleek and simple watches from Generation Watches are  great gifts! They "give time back" by funding education and also support a family in Guatemala by employing them to produce the leather used!


Backpacks are convenient for travelers and necessary for students, and this bag from Taaluma Totes is perfect for either! Their backpacks are high quality, and 20% of the profits are microloaned to farmers and small business owners.

For Everyone

Water Bottle

Water bottles are useful for any gender and any age! Miir water bottles support health by funding clean water projects.

Nativity set

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than remembering the meaning of it all! This set is made in Bangladesh and empowers disadvantaged women.


This handcrafted ornament set is made in Honduras and is a perfect gift to help trim the tree this season!