Gifts That Make a Difference

All of the recommended gifts on the Gifts That Make A Difference list.

Give a gift that gives back! In my search for the Best Gifts for Foodies, and Unique Gifts for Travelers, I’ve found some terrific Gifts That Make A Difference!

I have been so inspired by amazing companies that help feed the hungry, provide clean water to underdeveloped countries, provide jobs to those in need, and try to make a positive impact on our planet!

So, as my way of giving back, I am letting you know about my favorite gifts that make a difference! And, in case you are wondering, I am NOT receiving a commission on any of these gifts or payment of any kind!

But YOU can get a monetary benefit—these wonderful organizations are offering a special discount to friends of Chef Denise (see below)!

All of the items on the Gifts That Make a Difference list have been personally tested and chosen by me.

You’ll feel great when you give one of these gifts that make a difference! And your gift recipient will not only love their gift, but love what it stands for.

Gifts That Make A Difference List

Gifts that make a difference by feeding the hungry

Aprons from Cooks Who Feed

Use DENISE5 and get $5 off your order!

Cooks Who Feed produces stylish handcrafted chef aprons. And for every apron sold, 100 meals are given to the hungry!

Yes, really, one hundred meals—as they put it, 1=100!

They are “empowering food lovers to take action for a hunger-free world!” Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?

And if that wasn’t enough, the aprons are all made of natural or recycled materials. This one is made from recycled plastic! If you’re thinking that’s weird, think again! It’s light and comfortable—perfect for the kitchen! I absolutely love it!

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Cookies from Nunbelievable

Use code DENISE15 for 15% off!

Gifts from Nunbelievable help end hunger one cookie at a time! By partnering with local relief groups across the country, for every cookie purchased, a meal is donated to someone in need.

For those of us who like to justify our cookie cravings, this is the best reason to eat cookies that I’ve ever heard!

And these are not your average cookies! At 3 oz. each, they are almost a meal! I had an oatmeal raisin one for breakfast (it said oatmeal!) and it actually filled me up! The cookies are individually packaged so they stay fresh and soft.

There are 4 delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate, and my favorite breakfast cookie, Oatmeal Raisin.

Nunbelievable Cookies, a gift that makes a difference.

Nunbelievable Cookies, a gift that makes a difference.

Gifts that make a difference by giving back to the community

Cook Along Experiences from Truffle Shuffle

Use code FOODIE10 for a 10% discount on anything from the website!

The people who founded Truffle Shuffle are among the few who may love truffles more than I do. So, by transitive property, I love them and their products!

The founding trio worked together at the famed French Laundry, and now they are sharing their Michelin expertise, truffle recipes, and unparalleled truffle products through virtual cook along experiences.

They give back by donating a meal to first-responders, front line healthcare workers, and the local community in need for every class kit sold for the cook alongs. The kit includes everything you need in order to make the exquisite truffle dish you choose and instruction on how to do so via an online class.

Considering I have paid as much as $60 just to add truffles to one serving of one dish (it does sound extravagant now), these cook alongs are a bargain!

Truffle Shuffle Cook Alongs, gifts that makes a difference.

Truffle Shuffle Cook Alongs, gifts that makes a difference.

Gifts that make a difference by helping the environment

Reusable Wooden Cutlery Set & Glass Straw from Duebest

Use discount code CHEF15 for a 15% discount to be applied at checkout!

Have you heard of the Zero Waste Movement? It refers to a way of living that focuses on reducing personal waste to as close to zero as possible.

Dedicated to helping eliminate single-use plastics with sustainable options like this Reusable Wooden Cutlery Set & Straw, which are better for people and the planet, Duebest is doing their part. And now you can too!

As a straw-lover, I was so sad when I realized they were bad for the environment. Now, I bring my own with me! It comes with a little brush cleaner, and since it’s glass, you can see if it’s clean!

You can purchase the glass straw with case and cleaner separately for only $10, but of course, the set is even more impactful! It even comes with chopsticks. It’s light weight and compact enough to keep at the office or to take in a purse. I bring mine everywhere!

Duebest Wooden Cutlery and Straw Sets, gifts that makes a difference.

Duebest Wooden Cutlery and Straw Sets, gifts that makes a difference.

Copper Water Bottle from Copper H2O

Use code CHEFDENISE10 at checkout for 10% off all bottles until December 20!

These copper water bottles are the best-looking water bottles around! I just got a compliment on mine today!

Founded in an effort to reduce reliance on disposable plastic water bottles, Copper H20 seeks to make the world a better place.

Additionally, Copper H20 donates 15% of their profit to several non-profit organizations that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries.

This company is big on karma, and that’s 2 good Karmas in one great gift!

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you that this wonderful water bottle is the perfect gift, research has shown that copper has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which make it more resistant to COVID-19 than other materials. I’m surprised they haven’t been hoarded like toilet paper!

Copper H2O Copper Water Bottles, gifts that makes a difference.

Copper H2O Copper Water Bottles, gifts that makes a difference.

Gifts that make a difference by breaking the cycle of poverty

Gourmet Food Products from Women’s Bean Project

Use promocode ChefDenise15 to receive 15% off!

Women’s Bean Project believes that all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So, they hire women who are chronically unemployed and teach them to work by making nourishing products.

And their stats are incredible: 93% of these formerly chronically unemployed women are still employed a year later.

Reading the stories on this site literally brought tears to my eyes, and makes me want to help.

And they have so many tasty gift options! Save with gift sets and gift boxes with everything from mixes for cookies and soups to fabulous spice blends, and creative snacks. ($13.00 - $69.00)

Or give a small gift with big meaning with individual fun packages of Mango Pomegranate Coconut Bites, Thai Curry Cashews, or Raspberry Gummy Fish. These cost about the same as a greeting card, but have the potential to transform someone’s life.

They even have all natural dog treats that sound yummy to me (peanut butter and molasses)!

Women’s Bean Project Gift Boxes, gifts that makes a difference.

Women’s Bean Project Gift Boxes, gifts that makes a difference.

These Gifts that make a difference will make great holiday gifts, but they are unique, wonderful gifts at any time of year!

If you are giving a gift of any kind—birthday gift, shower gift, wedding gift, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day—I hope you will consider one of these gifts that make a difference, or something from these organizations that strive to make the world a better place!

As always, thank you for reading! And I’d love to hear what you think!

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