Even as Marie Kondo’s viral movement is on the wane, her commitment to things that spark joy is as relevant as ever – especially in a marketplace overflowing with stuff, each item newer and better, more craveable and more accessible than ever before. When you're overwhelmed by choice, simplify the endless selections by seeking out companies using their products and platform to ignite positive social change.

The gifts on this list will spark joy not just for the recipient, but also for local economies and vulnerable communities from wildlife conservation to clean-water initiatives to programs for kids with cancer to support for LGBTQ folk. If you're looking for items and experiences that are ethically sourced and align with your values as a conscious consumer, at prices to suit every budget, these are our top picks.

This article was first published November 2019 and updated August 2020

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